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Chiefs' Berry confident he'll play AFC title game vs Pats

Jan. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry sounded confident Friday that he'll be on the field when Kansas City plays the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. The three-time All-Pro has been a full participant in practice this week after dealing with a heel injury,...

New Browns coach Kitchens adds 7 assistants to staff

Jan. 18, 2019 3:16 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns coach Freddie Kitchens added seven assistants to his staff, including Tosh Lupoi, Alabama's defensive coordinator last season. Lupoi will coach Cleveland's defensive line. He spent five seasons working under Nick Saban with the Crimson Tide, who were recently beaten by Clemson...

Linehan out as Cowboys offensive coordinator after 5 seasons

Jan. 18, 2019 3:03 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Scott Linehan is out as offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys only days after coach Jason Garrett sent mixed messages about the future for the oft-criticized assistant. Garrett, in a statement released by the team Friday, described the move as a mutual decision after he and Linehan had...

Eagles' player who dropped pass thanks 2nd-grader for letter

Jan. 18, 2019 2:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been getting lots of support from fans after dropping a critical pass in a playoff game, including from a second-grader who wrote him a supportive letter. Jeffery stopped by Abigail Johnson's classroom in West Chester on Thursday to...

Turk Schonert, Bengals backup in Super Bowl run, dies at 62

Jan. 18, 2019 2:36 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Quarterback Turk Schonert, who came off the bench and led the Cincinnati Bengals to an opening victory during their first Super Bowl season, has died suddenly near his home in South Carolina. The Bengals were informed of Schonert's death, which came on Thursday two days after his 62nd...

Record 135 forgo college eligibility to enter NFL draft

Jan. 18, 2019 1:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A record number of college football players will bypass their remaining years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. The 135 players forgoing eligibility surpasses the 119 from last year. The NFL released the official list on Friday. There are 103 underclassmen eligible for the April 25-27...

Chiefs' bandwagon rolling into mighty Patriots at Arrowhead

Jan. 18, 2019 1:38 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Kansas City Chiefs' bandwagon, enthralled by their record-setting young quarterback and exciting playmakers and hopeful their amiable old coach can finally win the big one. Then again, maybe they're just fans of anybody facing...

Numbers show how important high playoffs seeds are

Jan. 18, 2019 12:21 PM EST

From the first day of training camp in August until deep into the NFL schedule, you hear it. Doesn't matter what city a team represents or who is coaching and playing for it, the bromide is the same. Win the division. For many fans, just seeing their team sneak into the playoffs provides hope that a championship...

Northern Illinois hires former star RB Hammock as coach

Jan. 18, 2019 12:09 PM EST

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois has hired former star running back Thomas Hammock as its head coach. Hammock is taking over at his alma mater after spending 16 seasons as a college and NFL assistant — the past five as the Baltimore Ravens' running backs coach. With the hiring announced Friday,...

Sorry America, team you love to hate headed to Super Bowl

Jan. 17, 2019 8:54 PM EST

NOT THEM AGAIN! Sorry America — at least outside of New England — but the team you love to hate is headed back to the Super Bowl. Sure, there are negatives to point out with these Patriots. They haven't looked much more than mediocre on the road. Their defense is vulnerable, especially against...