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Chiefs bring back wide receiver Robinson on 1-year deal

Mar. 29, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson have agreed to terms on a one-year deal that helps the reigning Super Bowl champions keep their top four receivers under contract heading into next season. Tyreek Hill has signed a long-term deal and Mecole Hardman is coming off a...

Ravens fill void on DL, agree on 1-year deal with Wolfe

Mar. 29, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have reached agreement on a one-year contract with defensive tackle Derek Wolfe, ending his eight-year run with the Denver Broncos. Wolfe had seven sacks in 12 games last season before going on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings offensive guard Dakota Dozier (78) blocks during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Vikings have re-signing the veteran guard,  who played in 16 games last season with a career-high four starts. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)

Minnesota Vikings re-sign veteran guard Dakota Dozier

Mar. 28, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed veteran guard Dakota Dozier. The team announced the re-signing of the Furman product, who played in 16 games last season with a career-high four starts. He originally joined Minnesota as a free agent last April 4. Dozier was drafted by the New York Jets...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, New York Jets tight end Eric Tomlinson plays during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday,, in East Rutherford, N.J. The New York Giants have reached a one-year contract agreement with tight end Eric Tomlinson.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Giants agree to terms with veteran TE Eric Tomlinson

Mar. 28, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have reached a one-year contract agreement with tight end Eric Tomlinson. Tomlinson confirmed the signing on his Instagram account. The Giants posted the news on their website and Twitter account, citing reports, but they will not confirm it until the player...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady listens to a question at his post-game news conference after the Patriots lost to the Tennessee Titans in an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Foxborough, Mass. Brady said on social media, Friday, March 20, 2020, he has signed with with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Crystal ball: Projecting the upcoming NFL schedule

Mar. 28, 2020 1:42 AM EDT

Besides the draft, the other big event on April's NFL calendar is the release of the regular-season schedule. Teams have known their opponents since late December, but Howard Katz and his scheduling department continue to parse through over 50,000 scenarios pumped out by nearly 1,500 computers across the world....

FLE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Reggie Ragland (59) plays against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Detroit Lions have agreed to a contract with linebacker Reggie Ragland, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday, March 27, 2020, because the deal had not been announced.  (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

Lions reach deals with LBs Reggie Ragland, Elijah Lee

Mar. 27, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to contracts with linebackers Reggie Ragland and Elijah Lee. The Lions confirmed the deals Friday. Ragland started 32 games over the past three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round in 2016, but a knee...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (25) runs past Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Anthony Hitchens (53) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Denver Broncos continued an impressive offseason haul Friday, March 20, 2020, by agreeing to a two-year deal with former Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

Melvin Gordon using lessons of holdout as motivation in 2020

Mar. 27, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Melvin Gordon's futile holdout last season holds many a lesson for the sixth-year running back, including the realization that the former Chargers star still has plenty of doubters despite scoring 49 touchdowns in college and 47 more in the NFL. "I'm coming in hungry, ready to work,...

Raiders announce deals with Kwiatkoski, Heath, Nassib

Mar. 27, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have officially announced the additions of free agent linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski, safety Jeff Heath and defensive end Carl Nassib. All three players agreed to deals last week but they weren't announced until Friday after they all passed physicals. The Raiders...

FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas greets reporters during a practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Florham Park, N.J. Douglas entered his first full offseason running the New York Jets armed with a clear plan. The general manager is setting a tone in free agency unlike that of the often free-spending Jets of recent years. He has made mostly modest deals with second-tier free agents with upside while trying to retool and restructure the roster. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Douglas' offseason approach setting new tone for Jets future

Mar. 27, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No big splash. Not a lot of flash. No breaking the bank. Joe Douglas entered his first full offseason running the New York Jets armed with a clear plan. And, so far, the general manager is sticking to it. He has been busy improving his team by filling serious needs and building roster depth...

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams Michael Brockers is shown in action against the New England Patriots during NFL Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. Brockers is re-signing with the Los Angeles Rams after his free agent deal with the Ravens fell through, apparently because Baltimore's team doctors couldn't examine him properly due to the coronavirus pandemic. Brockers' representatives at Team Sports Agency confirmed the surprising reversal Friday, March 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Ravens lose DT Brockers, who returns to Rams for 3-year deal

Mar. 27, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens won't have Michael Brockers on their retooled defensive line after all, and now he's headed back to Los Angeles. Baltimore reached agreement on a three-year contract with the Rams free agent last week. But the deal was never sealed in part because Brockers...