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The Latest: Raiders' Maxx Crosby off reserve/COVID-19 list

Aug. 14, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Las Vegas Raiders have taken edge rusher Maxx Crosby off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Crosby was placed on the list last week. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) plays against the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game, in Pittsburgh. Conner wants to prove he can finish a season healthy. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

Crowded house: Steelers backfield eyes consistency in 2020

Aug. 14, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Conner is tired of answering questions about his health. Really tired. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back remains adamant he can thrive in the NFL if he stays on the field. Conner understands he can't run from his resume, which includes a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2018 as well as a...

Falcons re-sign TE Luke Stocker to back up newcomer Hurst

Aug. 14, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed tight end Luke Stocker. Stocker appeared in 15 games for the Falcons last season, including eight starts. He had eight catches for 53 yards. The 32-year-old Stocker spent six seasons with Tampa Bay and two with Tennessee before signing with the...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) huddles with teammates during an NFL football training camp practice Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher, Pool)

Raiders hope offseason changes lead to stingier defense

Aug. 14, 2020 2:40 AM EDT

Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther felt a little hamstrung his first two years on the job. A roster overhaul left few proven pieces at his disposal and contributed to the Raiders ranking among the worst defenses in the NFL in almost every category. Guenther hopes the changes made this past offseason will...

Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins sits on the bench in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The Bills are protecting quarterback Josh Allen’s blindside for the long term after signing Dawkins to a four-year, $60 million contract extension. Dawkins has been a starter in Buffalo since being selected in the second round of the 2017 draft out of Temple. He had one year left on his rookie contract, and is now signed through the 2024 season. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Bills sign left tackle Dawkins to 4-year contract extension

Aug. 13, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

First, the Buffalo Bills made sure that their improvement could continue under coach Sean McDermott. Then they made sure their franchise left tackle would remain a big part of it. One day after locking up McDermott with a contract extension through 2025, the Bills signed Dion Dawkins to a four-year, $60 million...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looks to pass during a practice drill at NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)

'Let Russ Cook?' Seahawks QB Wilson would be fine with that

Aug. 13, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The phrase has become popular among Seattle Seahawks fans on social media, almost to the point of becoming a rallying cry: “Let Russ Cook.” It’s in reference to letting Russell Wilson have more control and more opportunity to run the Seahawks offense the way he...

A player carries his shoes and a lunch bag in front of a closed gate leading to Memorial Stadium's playing field in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: Cowboys owner confident about having fans

Aug. 13, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident about having fans for all home games, and the club has now announced details toward that end. The Cowboys say they are selling tickets in groups to try to prevent people who don't...

FILE - In this Oct.27, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons (98) plays during an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Nashville, Tenn. Simmons, DaQuan Jones and Harold Landry are ready for the challenge of  filling the hole left by Tennessee trading five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey to Denver in March. (AP Photo/Michael Zito, File)

Simmons, Jones confident Titans can thrive without Casey

Aug. 13, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee made clear in March the front office was ready to move on from five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey. The Titans who have to help fill the hole left by Casey's absence insist they're more than ready for the challenge. “A lot of people say we have a...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones waits for the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Jones sidestepped the question of whether he would change his policy requiring players for the Cowboys to stand during the national anthem. Still, the owner who has taken the hardest line among his NFL counterparts against protesting racial injustice during “The Star-Spangled Banner” did acknowledge a changing social tide after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Jerry Jones suggests wiggle room over Cowboys' anthem policy

Aug. 13, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

Jerry Jones sidestepped the question of whether he would change his policy requiring Dallas Cowboys players to stand during the national anthem. Still, the owner who has taken the hardest line among his NFL counterparts against protesting racial injustice during “The Star-Spangled Banner” did...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith (22) defends against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. No team in the NFC is spending more salary cap space on safeties than the Minnesota Vikings, who will be counting on Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris to support a secondary in transition after the departure of their top three cornerbacks from last season. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Safety first: Smith, Harris are secondary luxury for Vikings

Aug. 13, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — No team in the NFC has allocated more salary cap space to the safety position than the Minnesota Vikings, who will rely even more heavily this season on their excellent yet expensive tandem of stalwart Harrison Smith and upstart Anthony Harris. Their experience in a secondary that...