Latest National Football Conference News

Saints' Winston, Thomas show up at workout; Kamara absent

May. 26, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints expect their offense to be more productive next season. The optimism is largely based on the expectation that they will have quarterback Jameis Winston and former All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas back from serious injuries. ...

Defensive coordinator Martindale wants Giants to dominate

May. 26, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When Wink Martindale was hired as the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants, there was rampant speculation about his unit this season. The analytics and Martindale's reputation for being aggressive fueled the feeling the Giants were about to go...

Falcons QB Mariota willing to be mentor but hungry to start

May. 26, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Marcus Mariota is saying all the right things about mentoring Atlanta Falcons rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder. Mariota would prefer to perform that mentoring role as the Falcons starter. After starting a combined six games the past three...

Ravens sign former Packers QB Brett Hundley

May. 26, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have signed quarterback Brett Hundley. The Ravens announced the move Thursday. Hundley appeared in two preseason games with the Indianapolis Colts last season. The previous time he played in a regular-season game was in 2019, when he...

Highsmith returns to Hurricanes as GM of football operations

May. 26, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Alonzo Highsmith is back with the Miami Hurricanes, with the university announcing Thursday that the former player and NFL executive is its new general manager of football operations. The university did not disclose hiring terms. Highsmith...

Packers' Love aims to capitalize on offseason opportunities

May. 25, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Love acknowledges having mixed emotions when he learned Aaron Rodgers had agreed to a contract extension keeping him with the Green Bay Packers. Love appreciated the fact that Rodgers got rewarded for his accomplishments, but understood it likely meant...

Von Miller makes his presence felt at 1st Bills practice

May. 25, 2022 03:17 AM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — For someone who acknowledged being torn over leaving a Super Bowl champion and the bright lights of Los Angeles for Buffalo, Von Miller certainly looked at home wearing a Bills helmet in making his practice debut on Tuesday. Whether it was grooving to the...

Lance looks comfortable in role as starting QB for 49ers

May. 25, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trey Lance took the practice field this week for the San Francisco 49ers in a far different state than his rookie campaign. The nagging finger injury that limited him all last season has healed, his knowledge of the offense has grown and he has emerged as...

Changes under new coach Matt Eberflus hit Bears defense

May. 24, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Change came to Chicago Bears in leadership when Matt Eberflus took over as coach. Now players are dealing with this change personally by moving positions or even changing weight to fit plans for a new regime during organized team activities. ...

NFL revamps Rooney Rule to include quarterbacks coaches

May. 24, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

The NFL has expanded the Rooney Rule again, this time to include quarterbacks coaches in a further effort to diversify the coaching ranks. The change was announced Tuesday at the owners meeting in Atlanta by Jonathan Beane, the NFL’s senior vice president and chief diversity and...