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Seattle Seahawks' Jadeveon Clowney (90) hits Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NFL says number of concussions increased slightly in 2019

Jan. 23, 2020 8:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL said on Thursday that the number of concussions players suffered increased slightly this season over 2018. The league said there were 224 reported concussions, 10 more than in 2018. But those totals are way down from the 281 in 2017. “We want to see head contact...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo speaks during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Garoppolo gets 49ers to Super Bowl with handoffs not throws

Jan. 23, 2020 6:20 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Maybe it was fitting that Jimmy Garoppolo did his best Bob Griese impersonation in the victory that sent the San Francisco 49ers to Griese's old stomping grounds in Miami for the Super Bowl. Perhaps no quarterback since the former Dolphins Hall of Famer had ever done less in the...

Patriots rookie arrested after being stopped for speeding

Jan. 23, 2020 5:21 PM EST

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New England cornerback Joejuan Williams faces charges after being stopped by a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper for speeding on Interstate 40 on Jan. 17. The trooper stopped Williams, the 45th pick overall in the 2019 NFL draft, at 9:37 p.m near mile marker 333 in Cumberland...

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (94) celebrates as he enters the field prior to an NFL divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 in Kansas City. The Chiefs defeated the Texans 51-31 (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Suggs aiming for Super Bowl after joining Chiefs last month

Jan. 23, 2020 5:17 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There was a moment during practice last week, while the Kansas City Chiefs were prepping for their AFC title game against Tennessee, that caused linebackers coach Matt House to seek out defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. It had to do with pass rusher Terrell Suggs, and it was...

AFC quarterback Lamar Jackson, of the Baltimore Ravens, signs autographs during a practice for the NFL Pro Bowl football game Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Long lines at Pro Bowl to get Jackson's autograph, picture

Jan. 23, 2020 5:06 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore cornerback Marlon Humphrey was signing autographs following Pro Bowl practice Thursday and wrapping up an interview when his sister jumped in with a desperate request. “You have to help mom,” she said. “What’s up?” he asked....

Oregon's Justin Herbert of the South squad runs drills during practice for the Senior Bowl college football game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Herbert, other Senior Bowl players hope staying put pays off

Jan. 23, 2020 3:53 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A year ago, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert decided to stick around for his senior season instead of turning pro. Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun didn’t really have much choice. Both had impressive final college seasons, including a head-to-head Rose Bowl matchup, and believe...

FILE - In this June 13, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings assistant head coach and offensive advisor Gary Kubiak watches quarterbacks during drills at the team's NFL football training facility in Eagan, Minn. The Vikings have chosen Kubiak as their offensive coordinator. He fills the vacancy created by Kevin Stefanski's departure to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns. The widely expected move was confirmed by a person with knowledge of the decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club had not yet made the announcement. The 58-year-old Kubiak served as offensive adviser and assistant to head coach Mike Zimmer this season. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King, File)

AP source: Vikings make Gary Kubiak offensive coordinator

Jan. 23, 2020 3:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have chosen Gary Kubiak as their offensive coordinator, filling the vacancy created by Kevin Stefanski's departure to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns. The widely expected move was confirmed Thursday by a person with knowledge of the decision who spoke to...

Raiders sign Nevin Lawson to 1-year extension

Jan. 23, 2020 2:11 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders signed cornerback Nevin Lawson to a one-year contract extension Thursday. Lawson is the first player to sign with the Raiders since they officially added Las Vegas to their name Wednesday. The Raiders are set to play next season in Las Vegas after spending the...

This undated photo provided by the Minnesota Vikings shows George Paton. New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski could be reuniting with an old friend in Cleveland. The team is interviewing Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for the second time to be their new GM, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Minnesota Vikings via AP)

Browns still seeking GM, meet second with Vikings assistant

Jan. 22, 2020 10:08 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski isn't campaigning to bring a former close colleague and friend to Cleveland. At least not publicly, Looking for a general manager to pair with Stefanski, the Browns interviewed Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for the second time Wednesday for...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) on the sidelines,during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. Authorities say NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown's trainer has been arrested following accusations that he and Brown attacked another man near Brown's Florida home. Hollywood police say officers responded to a disturbance call Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 where the alleged victim said Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, hit him. Holt was arrested and charged with one count of burglary with battery.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Police respond to Florida home of NFL player Antonio Brown

Jan. 22, 2020 9:54 PM EST

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown's trainer was arrested Tuesday following accusations that he and Brown attacked another man near Brown's Florida home, authorities said. Officers responded to a disturbance call, where the alleged victim said Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, hit him,...