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Bears kicking derby about to take center stage at camp.

Jul. 21, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy anticipates his team can avoid the pitfalls of success to drag down so many other NFL teams following sudden improvement. Whether it's possible for the Bears to duplicate last year's 12-4 season could depend on numerous factors, and it starts at kicker....

Texans' Watt, Hopkins on physically unable to perform list

Jul. 21, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have placed star defensive end J.J. Watt and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins on the physically unable to perform list. Also going on the PUP list was wide receiver DeAndre Carter. Watt, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, reportedly had knee surgery after last season....

Broncos lack experience behind QB Joe Flacco

Jul. 21, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — If Joe Flacco stays healthy, it won't matter that rookie quarterbacks Drew Lock and Brett Rypien are greenhorns and incumbent backup Kevin Hogan has gotten off to a rocky start in Denver this summer. Hogan, who has started just one game in the NFL, back in 2017 for the Cleveland...

Buccaneers sign first-round pick Devin White

Jul. 21, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed first-round pick Devin White, the fifth overall selection out of LSU. White was the 2018 Butkus Award winner as the nation's top college linebacker and was a first-team All-American. He is expected to be an immediate starter at inside linebacker. The...

Cardinals place 6 on unable to perform list before camp

Jul. 20, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have placed six players on the Physically Unable to Perform list before the start of training camp next week. The Cardinals announced Saturday linebackers Dante Booker (back) and Brooks Reed (hip), tight end Charles Clay (knee), offensive lineman Max Garcia (knee),...

Ex-Denver coach Mike Shanahan takes in Broncos practice

Jul. 20, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Mike Shanahan attended a Denver Broncos practice for the first time since he was fired as coach on New Year's Eve 2008. "I was glad he was here," new head coach Vic Fangio said after practice Saturday. "I think it's good he's here. Mike's got a big part in the rich history of this...

Gifford's drafted to serve as official ice cream of Patriots

Jul. 20, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

SKOWEHGAN, Maine (AP) — A Maine company has been named the official ice cream of the New England Patriots. Gifford's Famous Ice Cream said it'll be producing a special flavor for the six-time world champs that'll be sold at Gillette Stadium and elsewhere around the region. Gifford's is a fifth-generation,...

Ex-Cardinals lineman surrenders to police on assault charge

Jul. 19, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — An offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals who was released this week has surrendered to police in North Carolina after a warrant was issued for his arrest on an assault charge. A news release from the Greensboro Police Department says Desmond Harrison turned himself in to...

Ohio State, other Big Ten East powers facing uncertainty

Jul. 19, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both. The Buckeyes aren't the only powerhouse program with uncertainty in the Big Ten's East Division. Michigan and Michigan State each have a new offensive coordinator, and Penn...

Cost of Raiders stadium in Las Vegas rises to $1.9 billion

Jul. 19, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials have raised the budget to $1.9 billion for the 65,000-seat Las Vegas Stadium being built for the NFL's relocated Raiders and UNLV football. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the stadium authority board on Thursday approved $40 million in construction additions. They include 20...