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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs runs on the field before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Minneapolis. Stefon Diggs is getting his new beginning with the Buffalo Bills, and he isn’t dwelling on his acrimonious departure from the Minnesota Vikings. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)

WR Stefon Diggs embracing fresh start with Buffalo

Aug. 5, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Stefon Diggs has a new beginning with the Buffalo Bills. And he isn’t dwelling on his departure from the Minnesota Vikings. Speaking with Buffalo reporters for the first time since his blockbuster trade in March, Diggs repeatedly expressed excitement over his new surroundings...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, New York Giants head coach Joe Judge speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Joe Judge: No shirking responsibility in coronavirus fight

Aug. 5, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

Joe Judge is doing more than teach football to the New York Giants in his first training camp as the coach of a franchise that has fallen on hard times. In a world learning to deal with the ever-present threat of coronavirus, Judge has been relentless in discussing safety and responsibility to his players and...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor throws before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Coach Anthony Lynn is trying his best to quiet any doubts that Taylor will be the Chargers quarterback to start the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Chargers' Lynn: Taylor is going to get chance to start at QB

Aug. 5, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn is trying his best to quiet any doubts that Tyrod Taylor will be the Los Angeles Chargers quarterback to start the season. Lynn again gave Taylor plenty of endorsements on Wednesday as he discussed how things are progressing during the early stages of training camp....

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, New York Jets linebacker Avery Williamson plays against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. Williamson is on the Jets' physically unable to perform list but is close to being cleared to practice in camp. He could end up being a key contributor this year (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Jets' Williamson overcame 'dark places' on road to comeback

Aug. 5, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Disappointment and anger hit Avery Williamson in waves last season, vivid reminders that he couldn't get out on the field and play the game he loves. Those feelings also helped motivate the New York Jets middle linebacker through countless hours of rehabilitation to reach the point now...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photo, San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) rushes against the Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl 54  in Miami Gardens, Fla. Working out a new contract with the San Francisco 49ers wasn't the only thing Raheem Mostert had to do before deciding whether to play football this season. There was a much more important family matter to deal with as well. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Mostert weighed family issues before deciding to play

Aug. 5, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Working out a new contract with the San Francisco 49ers wasn’t the only thing Raheem Mostert had to do before deciding whether to play football this season. There was a much more important family matter to deal with as well. Mostert’s wife, Devon, is expecting the...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers walks on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago. The Indianapolis Colts are eager to find out what Rivers has left. They signed him to a one-year, $25 million contract in March, with the hope he'd make them a playoff team and possibly a Super Bowl contender.
 (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Rivers moving into whole new world after joining Colts

Aug. 5, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philip Rivers walked into a whole new world at training camp this year. Masks became standard fare. A slow, finely-turned ramp-up to padded practices became all the rage. And Rivers' go-to look over the past 16 years, clad in Chargers gear, was replaced by Colts attire. Yes, it will...

Alabama gives OC Steve Sarkisian big raise, to $2.5 million

Aug. 5, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will make $2.5 million a year under a new three-year deal reached after his flirtation with the Colorado head coaching job. University trustees approved Sarkisian's new deal and others for assistant coaches and support staffers on...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 26, 2016 file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, left, talks with general manager Mickey Loomis during NFL football practice in Metairie, La. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says unusual circumstances surrounding this pandemic-altered NFL season haven't changed high expectations; the Saints seek a fourth-straight playoff appearance. Loomis says it's an advantage that he and coach Sean Payton have worked together since 2006 and that there has been little turnover on the staff or roster recently. Loomis spoke Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Payton: Saints expanding on NFL pandemic protocols

Aug. 5, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says the club’s decision to occupy four floors of a hotel during training camp is simply an effort to cut down on the sheer number of people going their separate ways each day during a pandemic. Payton said that along with 80 players on the roster during...

Bills CB Tre'Davious White unsure if he will opt in or out

Aug. 5, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White is unsure if he will opt in or opt out of the upcoming NFL season. White has until 4 p.m. Thursday to decide on his status for the year. The 25-year-old has established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the league in recent seasons....

Cardinals add depth with safety Brice, receiver Patton

Aug. 5, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have added depth to their roster by signing safety Kentrell Brice and receiver Andre Patton. The 25-year-old Brice was recently released by the Chicago Bears. He played three seasons for the Green Bay Packers from 2016-18 and appeared in 36 games, including 14...