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Marinelli, Turner win pro football writers' Zimmerman award

Jun. 14, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

Las Vegas defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and San Francisco running backs coach Bobby Turner have been given the Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award by the Professional Football Writers of America for lifetime achievement as assistants. Marinelli is entering his 26th...

49ers cut short offseason program after injuries

Jun. 09, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers cut short their offseason program by a week when coach Kyle Shanahan sent his veterans home for the summer instead of having them stay in town for a mandatory minicamp next week. Shanahan said Wednesday he made the...

Ulbrich brings gritty, 'players first' approach to Jets D

Jun. 05, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Ulbrich was a tough and gritty linebacker during his playing days, always willing to do the necessary dirty work. That's the same approach and identity he's bringing to the New York Jets as their defensive coordinator. “He’s...

Jets sign Saleh favorite Blair to add depth to D-line

Jun. 01, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have signed defensive lineman Ronald Blair, a favorite of coach Robert Saleh from their days together with the San Francisco 49ers. The addition of Blair on Tuesday bolsters a defensive line that is considered a strength of the Jets....

LaFleur's path to Jets, Saleh began 17 years ago in Michigan

May. 29, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mike LaFleur was in high school when his big brother would bring his buddy over to the house so they could raid the family's fridge and intercept the TV remote. The LaFleurs' home in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, was a popular place during those...

Jets kick off rookie camp with 'high energy' Saleh in charge

May. 07, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Saleh wrapped up his first practice with the New York Jets by taking his usual spot behind the huddle and waiting for the head coach to address the team. Then, it quickly dawned on him. “Oh, shoot,” Saleh said Friday with...

Packers GM: 'We are not going to trade Aaron Rodgers'

Apr. 30, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst says he can't envision any scenario in which he would deal quarterback Aaron Rodgers. “We are not going to trade Aaron Rodgers,” Gutekunst said Thursday night after the first round of the NFL draft. ...

49ers take QB Trey Lance with 3rd pick in NFL draft

Apr. 29, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

While the rest of the football world spent the month between San Francisco's trade for the No. 3 pick and the start of the draft speculating on which quarterback the 49ers would take, coach Kyle Shanahan watched it all with amusement. He said he had been drawn to North...

Following their passion, women go far to play flag football

Apr. 07, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — From a distance, it looks like college kids in sweat clothes tossing a football around on a campus green space. Draw closer, and it's apparent this is no sandlot game. A coach is explaining routes he wants receivers to run on a...

The Latest: Giants manager, some players, get vaccinated

Mar. 29, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, some of his players and staff received the coronavirus vaccine that's more readily available in Arizona before the club...