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Raiders bring back safety Karl Joseph for 2nd stint

Apr. 09, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

The Las Vegas Raiders are bringing former first-round safety Karl Joseph back for a second stint with the franchise. The Raiders signed Joseph to a one-year contract Friday to add needed depth in the secondary. Joseph was drafted in the first round by the Raiders in 2016...

Hearings result in 13 of Texans QB's accusers being ID'd

Apr. 09, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The names of 13 of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment will be made public following court hearings Friday. During two hearings, Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, asked...

Staley pleased with Chargers progress in free agency

Apr. 08, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Staley is pleased with what the Los Angeles Chargers have accomplished during free agency. Now, the next step for the first-year coach is figuring out when he can see his new team on the field. “I won’t feel...

Analytics shifting views on 40-yard dash, other matrixes

Apr. 08, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Every year the 40-yard dash is one of the most-watched segments of the NFL combine as well as at college pro days. NFL hopefuls prepare for the moment for months and have even employed speed coaches to help ensure they post a favorable result, knowing...

Jets re-sign S Bennett Jackson, add OL Corey Levin

Apr. 08, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets re-signed safety Bennett Jackson and signed free agent offensive lineman Corey Levin on Thursday. Jackson spent the past two seasons with the Jets, primarily as a special teams contributor. He played in just four games last...

Lions sign ex-Bills S Dean Marlowe to bolster bad defense

Apr. 08, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed safety Dean Marlowe, hoping he can help a defense that was one of the worst in NFL history last season. Marlowe played in 15 games last year in his third season with the Buffalo Bills. He had a career-high two...

Bills' Allen: vaccine decision should be personal choice

Apr. 08, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is still debating whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and believes the decision be left to a personal choice. Allen shared his views during an hour-long interview on The Ringer podcast hosted by Kyle Brandt...

Titans hire Jim Schwartz as senior defensive assistant

Apr. 07, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have hired veteran defensive coordinator and former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz as a senior defensive assistant. The Titans announced the move Wednesday. “He has a deep level of football knowledge...

After saying 'I'm Going to Disney World,' Brady did it again

Apr. 07, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady had no problem taking a lightsaber to Star Wars’ Kylo Ren and a unit of storm troopers. A mask-wearing Brady visited the Star Wars-themed...

Bills agree to sign OG Forrest Lamp to 1-year contract

Apr. 07, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills agreed to sign guard Forrest Lamp to a one-year contract on Wednesday in continuing a series of offseason moves to add experienced offensive line depth. Lamp spent the past four seasons with the Chargers, and was one of two...