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Packers keeping running back/kick returner Tyler Ervin

Mar. 30, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are keeping running back/return specialist Tyler Ervin. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst announced Monday that the team has re-signed Ervin, who played in four regular-season games and two playoff contests for Green Bay last season. The Packers claimed...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake (41) motions after his fourth touchdown of the game during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Glendale, Ariz. Drake's agency said Saturday, March 21, 2020, that he will sign his one-year, $8.5 million tender to stay with the Cardinals. The Cardinals placed the transition tag on Drake earlier this week. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Cardinals keep RT Gilbert, officially sign RB Drake

Mar. 26, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with right tackle Marcus Gilbert and also said on Thursday that running back Kenyan Drake has officially signed his one-year transition tag. Gilbert was expected to be the Cardinals' starting right tackle last season before a...

Chiefs sign XFL quarterback Ta'amu to 1-year contract

Mar. 24, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a one-year contract with Jordan Ta'amu, the highest-rated quarterback during the abbreviated XFL season. He will compete with veteran Chad Henne for a backup job next season. The 22-year-old Ta'amu was undrafted out of Mississippi last year and...

Texans agree to contracts with 11 players in free agency

Mar. 21, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have agreed to contracts with four free agents and re-signed seven other players. Houston agreed to a deal with receiver Randall Cobb, who spent last season with the Cowboys, in the wake of this week's trade of DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona for running back David Johnson. ...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2011, file photo, the SpongeBob SquarePants balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. A sense of humor and a dash of creativity, along with memes from

NFL memes business: In virus age, teams feign deal ignorance

Mar. 19, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

A sense of humor and a dash of creativity, along with memes from "Friends," "SpongeBob SquarePants" and the "Real Housewives" franchise, helped NFL teams' social-media crews tell the story of free agency in the age of the coronavirus before deals eventually were allowed to just be announced normally. It wasn't...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins celebrates with fans after an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills in Houston. The Arizona Cardinals have acquired three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a trade that will send running back David Johnson and draft picks to the Houston Texans, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday, March 16, 2020, because the trade hasn't been officially announced. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Texans fill running back hole with shocking trade of Hopkins

Mar. 18, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The trade of DeAndre Hopkins leaves a huge hole in the Texans' offense. But Houston did address one glaring free agency need with the shocking trade of the star receiver to Arizona by getting running back David Johnson in the deal. The Texans had a need at the position with both Carlos Hyde...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) runs against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Arizona Cardinals have acquired three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a trade that will send running back David Johnson and draft picks to the Houston Texans, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday, March 16, 2020, because the trade hasn't been officially announced.  (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

Cardinals help defense, but big buzz surrounds WR Hopkins

Mar. 18, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

The Cardinals came into the offseason needing to give a boost to their struggling defense and it appears they've done that after agreeing to three-year contracts with defensive lineman Jordan Phillips and linebacker Devon Kennard. But as has usually been the case over the past year in Arizona, the biggest buzz is...

Texans deal Hopkins, need replacement receiver, pass rusher

Mar. 17, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON TEXANS (11-7) UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Bradley Roby, RB Lamar Miller, CB Johnathan Joseph, CB Vernon Hargreaves, OLB Barkevious Mingo, QB A.J. McCarron, RB Carlos Hyde, SS Jahleel Addae, FS Mike Adams, QB Joe Webb, RB Taiwan Jones, LT Chris Clark, CB Phillip Gaines, OLB Tyrell Adams, DT D.J. Reader. ...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins celebrates with fans after an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills in Houston. The Arizona Cardinals have acquired three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a trade that will send running back David Johnson and draft picks to the Houston Texans, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday, March 16, 2020, because the trade hasn't been officially announced. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

NFL bars player and team personnel travel in free agency

Mar. 17, 2020 2:45 AM EDT

The NFL has barred in-person interviews with free agents and is requiring local physical examinations for them rather than team-conducted exams. In a memo sent to the 32 franchises on Monday, the league also banned travel by team personnel to meet with free agents as well as those players traveling to team...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins celebrates with fans after an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills in Houston. The Arizona Cardinals have acquired three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a trade that will send running back David Johnson and draft picks to the Houston Texans, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday, March 16, 2020, because the trade hasn't been officially announced. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

AP source: Cards get WR Hopkins from Texans for RB Johnson

Mar. 16, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

The Arizona Cardinals have added one of the NFL's top receivers to join an intriguing young team aiming to make a big move in the NFC West. The Cardinals acquired three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a trade that will send running back David Johnson to the Houston Texans, a person familiar with the...