Latest National Football League News

Yes, Australia is among the countries the NFL is scouting to host future games

May. 21, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Australia is among the countries the NFL is scouting as potential hosts for regular-season games for the 2025 season and beyond. Peter O'Reilly, the NFL's head of international affairs, said Tuesday at the league's spring meetings that Australia is among...

Tennessee is the latest state to mandate automatic defibrillators at high schools

May. 21, 2024 15:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell joined Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday to celebrate Tennessee's new law requiring all high schools to keep an automated external defibrillator available during classes, athletic practices and games. Lee signed the legislation earlier...

Jim Otto, 'Mr. Raider' and Pro Football Hall of Famer, dies at 86

May. 20, 2024 10:54 AM EDT

Jim Otto, the Hall of Fame center known as “Mr. Raider” for his durability through a litany of injuries, has died, the team confirmed Sunday night. He was 86. The cause of death was not immediately known. “The Original Raider,” the club said in a statement...

Former All-Pro running back David Johnson retires after 8 seasons in the NFL

May. 19, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former All-Pro running back David Johnson says he's retiring from the NFL after eight seasons. The 32-year-old made the announcement on Instagram Sunday. Johnson had his All-Pro season for the Arizona Cardinals in 2016, leading the NFL with 2,118 total yards from...

NFL distances itself from Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker's comments during commencement speech

May. 17, 2024 12:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is distancing itself from Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker, saying “his views are not those of the NFL as an organization.” Butker appeared as the commencement speaker last week at Benedictine College, a private Catholic liberal arts school in...

NFL schedule makers didn't seek out a Chiefs game close to a Taylor Swift concert

May. 16, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

Creating the NFL schedule is a complicated process that requires tens of thousands of computers coming up with countless possibilities over a process that lasts about four months. There are several sometimes competing factors at play from keeping all of the television partners happy,...

Irish interest in NFL heats up as league scouts more international cities to stage games

May. 16, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Several hundred thousand Irish viewers got a tutorial from Charlie Smyth on the difference between lining up a kick in Gaelic football versus a field goal in American football. Smyth, who had just signed a contract with the New Orleans Saints, humbly told “The Late...

Netflix will carry NFL games on Christmas Day for 3 years, including 2 this upcoming season

May. 16, 2024 13:15 PM EDT

The NFL's Mike North wasn't considering Christmas Day as part of the 2024 regular-season schedule when preliminary planning began. Ratings and interest from current and prospective broadcast partners changed that. Not only is the NFL playing on a Wednesday for only the...

Bills address depth at safety by signing Dee Delaney to 1-year contract and cut receiver Cephus

May. 16, 2024 10:45 AM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills addressed their depth at safety by signing Dee Delaney to a one-year contract on Thursday. The 29-year-old Delaney has five seasons of NFL experience, including the past three with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he had five starts in 49...

The NFL schedule-makers have the Chiefs playing on every day but Tuesday next season

May. 16, 2024 06:11 AM EDT

With their record-setting quarterback and pop-star dating tight end, the Kansas City Chiefs were the NFL's version of the Beatles last season. This season Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and the Chiefs will be as close to matching the Beatles' “Eight Days a Week” as any NFL team in...