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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley runs a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Los Angeles. The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with three-time Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley, one day after he was cut by the Los Angeles Rams. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press about the agreement on Friday, March 20, 2020, on condition of anonymity because the deal will not be official until Gurley passes a physical. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

LA Rams hope to run ball by committee without Todd Gurley

Apr. 6, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams' unceremonious release of Todd Gurley left an enormous hole in the middle of their offense. Coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead don't believe they can fill it with just one running back. The Rams intend to rely less on a single ball-carrier and more on a...

Receiver Kendrick Bourne signs tender with 49ers

Apr. 6, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne signed his one-year restricted free agent tender Monday. The 49ers placed a second-round tender worth $3.259 million last month on Bourne. That gave the Niners the right to match any contract offer Bourne received or get a...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Los Angeles. The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with three-time Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley, one day after he was cut by the Los Angeles Rams. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press about the agreement on Friday, March 20, 2020, on condition of anonymity because the deal will not be official until Gurley passes a physical. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Falcons announce 1-year deal with RB Todd Gurley

Apr. 6, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have announced their one-year agreement with running back Todd Gurley. The framework of the $6 million deal was completed on March 20, less than 24 hours after Gurley was released by the Los Angeles Rams. Final details of the agreement were completed on...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 1970, file photo, New Orleans Saints' Tom Dempsey (19) moves up to kick a 63-yard field goal as teammate Joe Scarpati holds the ball and Detroit Lions' Alex Karras (71) rushes in while Saints' Bill Cody (66) blocks, in New Orleans. Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday, April 4, 2020, in New Orleans while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 73 years old. (AP Photo/File)

Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

Apr. 5, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Dempsey, the kicker born without toes on his kicking foot who made a then-record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus. He was 73. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate first reported Dempsey's death. Ashley Dempsey...

Buccaneers re-sign backup QB Blaine Gabbert

Apr. 3, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed free agent backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a one-year contract. The 10th-year veteran spent all of last season on injured reserve after hurting his shoulder during the preseason. Gabbert signed with the Bucs last year after spending the first...

49ers sign Benjamin, Compton to one-year free agent deals

Apr. 3, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Wide receiver Travis Benjamin and offensive lineman Tom Compton have signed one-year deals with the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers. Benjamin is a ninth-year pro who has caught 19 touchdown passes and returned four punts for scores in his eight NFL seasons in Cleveland (2012-15)...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) tries to get past Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth during the first half of an NFL football game in Cleveland. If teams are unable to hold offseason team workouts due to the coronavirus pandemic, Whitworth and Austin Blythe believe continuity and experience will be valuable commodities in the NFL this fall. That's one area where the Rams' offensive line should be much stronger this season. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

LA Rams' offensive line counting on boost from continuity

Apr. 2, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If NFL teams are unable to hold offseason workouts amid the coronavirus pandemic, Andrew Whitworth and Austin Blythe believe continuity will be a valuable commodity this fall. That's an area where the Los Angeles Rams' offensive line should be much stronger this season. Whitworth and...

Seahawks add another pass rusher, bring back Benson Mayowa

Apr. 1, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are reuniting with another former pass rusher after agreeing to terms on a deal with defensive end Benson Mayowa. Mayowa's agent David Canter tweeted the sides had reached an agreement on Wednesday. NFL Network reported its a one-year deal. Mayowa is the second...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn (58) chases Detroit Lions quarterback Jeff Driskel (2) during an NFL football game in Detroit. The Chicago Bears finalized a five-year, $70 million contract with former All-Pro pass rusher Quinn on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Bears finalize contracts with former All-Pro Quinn, Ifedi

Apr. 1, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears finalized a five-year, $70 million contract with former All-Pro pass rusher Robert Quinn and a one-year deal with former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Germain Ifedi on Wednesday. The Bears were looking to boost their pass rush and blocking coming off a...

Bears finalize 1-year contract with former Seahawks OL Ifedi

Apr. 1, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears finalized a one-year contract with former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Germain Ifedi on Wednesday. The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Ifedi made 60 starts at guard and tackle over four seasons for Seattle after being drafted out of Texas A&M with the No. 31 overall...