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NFL retirees mentoring players on fatherhood playbook

Jun. 19, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

Long before Usama Young’s father co-starred with him in a Super Bowl commercial, he influenced his love for football. “The other day we were talking about our heroes and I was talking about how my dad taught me how to tackle, just be fearless and look the opponent in...

Report: Bills hire Jones-connected firm on new stadium talks

Jun. 18, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

The Buffalo Bills are pursuing plans to build a new stadium to replace their aging facility, and have selected a company controlled by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the New York Yankees to represent them in negotiations, VenuesNow.com reported on Friday. The publication...

Bills WR Beasley rather retire than follow NFL COVID rules

Jun. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills receiver Cole Beasley does not plan to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and insists he will not follow rules jointly adopted by the NFL and NFLPA requiring unvaccinated players to stay clear of people. Tweeting in response to criticism...

Jaguars sign WR Laquon Treadwell following minicamp tryout

Jun. 18, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars signed receiver Laquon Treadwell on Friday, adding the 2016 first-round draft pick following a minicamp tryout. Treadwell was the 23rd overall pick that year by Minnesota, but the former Mississippi standout did little...

NFL holding its inaugural General Manager Forum next week

Jun. 18, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

The NFL is holding its inaugural General Manager Forum next week in an effort to increase minority hiring in front offices. The forum, named after Ozzie Newsome, will be held virtually on Monday ahead of the fourth annual Quarterback Coaching Summit. There are only four...

Defend NY: Jets bond while supporting Islanders in playoffs

Jun. 17, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders had their jumbo-sized man advantage in the stands again at the Old Barn. Several Jets players were at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday night to root on the Islanders during their 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of their...

Move to the burbs? Bears confirm bid to buy horse track site

Jun. 17, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have submitted a bid to buy a spacious suburban horse racing track site, signaling a potential willingness to move out of downtown Soldier Field for a new stadium. Bears President and CEO Ted Phillips announced...

Chiefs wrap up 3-day mandatory minicamp with optimism

Jun. 17, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp Thursday with a sense of optimism that comes from playing in the last two Super Bowls and the offseason additions to the roster. These three days comprised the final practices...

NFL suspends 49ers D-lineman Jordan Willis for doping

Jun. 17, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive lineman Jordan Willis of the San Francisco 49ers was suspended without pay for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Willis, 26, remains eligible to participate...

Broncos quarterback competition goes on hiatus for 6 weeks

Jun. 17, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos' quarterback competition took an early summer hiatus Thursday when coach Vic Fangio canceled the final day of the team's mandatory minicamp in favor of a team bonding field day featuring tug of war and a home run derby. Fangio...