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Chiefs announce overhaul of defensive coaching staff

Feb. 19, 2019 7:11 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs completed their overhaul of their defensive coaching staff Tuesday, hiring four new assistants to fill out new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo's staff. The Chiefs plucked Brendan Daley from the Super Bowl champion Patriots to handle the defensive live; University...

Pre-'93 NFL pension benefits group receives $100K donation

Feb. 19, 2019 6:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading advocates for retired NFL players have teamed up in pushing for increased pension benefits for pre-1993 retirees. The Pro Football Retired Players Association, a nonprofit chaired by Hall of Famer Jim Brown, donated $100,000 to "Fairness for Athletes in Retirement, a nonprofit...

AP source: Machado, Padres agrees to $300M, 10-year deal

Feb. 19, 2019 6:10 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With their city's long-suffering fans desperate for a winner, the rebuilding San Diego Padres delivered their splashiest free agent signing ever by agreeing with All-Star infielder Manny Machado on a $300 million, 10-year deal. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the deal to...

Hurricanes owner Dundon invests $250 million in Alliance

Feb. 19, 2019 4:51 PM EST

Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon is investing $250 million in the Alliance of American Football. Dundon also will serve as chairman of the fledgling eight-team league that began play on Feb. 9. His involvement came together in a matter of days last week, according to Dundon and Alliance co-founder Charlie...

Cowboys aren't picking up option on WR Terrance Williams

Feb. 19, 2019 4:46 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Cowboys aren't picking up a team option on the final year of Terrance Williams' contract, making the receiver an unrestricted free agent after he spent his first six NFL seasons in Dallas. The move will create $2.25 million in salary cap space. Williams had just two catches for 18...

Jaguars hire Dom Capers as senior defensive assistant

Feb. 19, 2019 4:10 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL head coach Dom Capers has joined Jacksonville's coaching staff as senior defensive assistant, returning to the Jaguars two decades after his first stint with the team. The team says Capers will work closely with defensive coordinator Todd Wash and the other assistants...

Brown meets with Rooney, saying 'it is time to move on'

Feb. 19, 2019 3:30 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has ended his lengthy standoff with the team by meeting with president Art Rooney II, though any shot at reconciliation between the two sides appears to be out of the question. Brown, who has asked to be traded, posted a picture on various...

Jim Harbaugh taking Michigan team to South Africa in May

Feb. 19, 2019 3:03 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh is taking Michigan's football team to South Africa in May. Director of football operations Mark Taurisani tweeted about the trip Tuesday. Like last year's visit to France , the Wolverines will not practice in South Africa. Harbaugh did have practices in Italy in 2017....

Roman overhauls Ravens offense with QB Lamar Jackson in mind

Feb. 19, 2019 2:24 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Greg Roman is off to a running start in his new role as offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, working long hours to construct a unit that can fully utilize the talents of quarterback Lamar Jackson. The Ravens closed the regular season with a 6-1 run behind Jackson, who...

New York Giants re-sign tight end Scott Simonson

Feb. 19, 2019 1:13 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have re-signed tight end Scott Simonson. The Giants announced the signing Tuesday. The 27-year-old appeared in all 16 games last season and earned $705,000. Contract terms for this season were not immediately available. Simonson had career highs of nine...