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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle celebrates after beating the Green Bay Packers 37-20 in the NFL NFC Championship football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Kittle has agreed to a five-year extension with the San Francisco 49ers that reportedly is the richest contract ever at the position. A person familiar with the deal says the sides agreed Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, on the deal to keep Kittle off the market next offseason. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

AP source: Kittle agrees to 5-year extension with 49ers

Aug. 13, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

All-Pro tight end George Kittle has agreed to a five-year, $75 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers that is the richest contract ever at the position. A person familiar with the deal says the sides agreed Thursday on the deal to keep Kittle off the market next offseason. The person spoke on condition of...

This photo taken  Aug. 5, 2020, during a Zoom interview with reporters, Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, displays the proximity tracking device that players and staff around the NFL are wearing at team facilities as part of COVID-19 protocols.

Virus-proofing NFL facilities is a tall, masked task

Aug. 13, 2020 3:30 AM EDT

The captivation and celebration of the NFL have long stemmed from the speed, strategy, strength and teamwork that make the game go. Football is just as much a sport of pattern and detail, too, never more than at training camps around the league in the time of COVID-19. Like the defense stiffening at the goal...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, right, passes under pressure from San Francisco 49ers' Nick Bosa, left, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The potential for a Bosa brothers reunion in the NFL will have to wait at least a few more years. Big brother Joey has signed a long-term extension with the Los Angeles Chargers and younger brother Nick has three years left on his rookie deal with the 49ers. So the pass rushing stars won’t be linking up on the same team anytime soon. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Super Bowl loss 'ingrained' in 49ers brains

Aug. 13, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

Nick Bosa said he hasn’t been able to watch the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl even once. Jimmie Ward needed to wait more than a month to pop in that tape and has watched it maybe 20 times. The Super Bowl loss that came after San Francisco blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead over the Kansas City Chiefs...

File-Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen celebrates a sack during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Minneapolis. The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a contract with longtime Minnesota defensive end Everson Griffen, a person with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Griffen is the latest addition of a pass rusher with a pedigree for the Cowboys, who signed former San Francisco end Aldon Smith during the offseason.  (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

AP source: Cowboys agree to deal with pass rusher Griffen

Aug. 12, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a contract with longtime Minnesota defensive end Everson Griffen, a person with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday. Griffen is the latest addition of a pass rusher with a pedigree for the Cowboys, who signed former San Francisco end Aldon Smith during the offseason. Griffen is...

Howard Mudd, former NFL player, standout coach, dies at 78

Aug. 12, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Howard Mudd, a former NFL All-Pro player and longtime offensive line coach, has died. He was 78. The Indianapolis Colts announced Mudd’s death Wednesday. No details of his death were provided by the team. Mudd had been in a motorcycle accident in the Seattle area recently. In a post...

Broncos add tackle experience with signing of Demar Dotson

Aug. 12, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) — The Denver Broncos added a veteran offensive tackle in Demar Dotson to plug an experience gap following Ja’Wuan James ’ decision to opt out of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus. Dotson, who spent his first 11 NFL seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,...

Due to the new coronavirus pandemic a man wears a face mask of the German first division soccer team FC Schalke 04 and a hat with the word reading

The Latest: Notre Dame says 2 football players in isolation

Aug. 12, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Notre Dame tested 117 football players for COVID-19 on Monday and two tested positive, according to university physician Dr. Matt Leiszler. Of the two positive tests, one player was mildly symptomatic and the other was...

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams holds the football during a practice drill at NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)

Plenty of eyes on Jamal Adams as Seahawks get on field

Aug. 12, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — One of the first things Pete Carroll noticed when the Seattle Seahawks finally held their first training camp practice Wednesday was the lack of the noise that in the past has come from a hillside full of fans. Something else Carroll quickly noticed was how much he’s come to...

FILE-Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) celebrates a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.  Prescott stuck with his virtual hiatus trying to get a long-term contract that never came during the offseason. Now that the star quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys is in the building preparing to play on the $31.4 million franchise tag, Prescott doesn't see an immediate need for questions about his future with America's Team. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

Cowboys' Prescott has eye on present without long-term deal

Aug. 12, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

Dak Prescott stuck with his virtual hiatus trying to get a long-term contract that never came during the offseason. Now that the star quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys is in the building preparing to play on the $31.4 million franchise tag, Prescott doesn't see an immediate need for questions about his future...

NFL, union agree to extend daily coronavirus testing

Aug. 12, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

The NFL extended daily coronavirus testing for players and staff until further notice even though the positive test rate from the first two weeks of camp has been less than 1 percent. Under the original agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association, players and staff needed three negative tests in...