Latest National Football League News

Stanley Cup champion Capitals to visit Trump at White House

Mar. 19, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. One player has already said he won't attend. Minutes after the Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night,...

Raiders sign LB Vontaze Burfict after release by Bengals

Mar. 19, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed linebacker Vontaze Burfict. The move Tuesday puts Burfict on a new team one day after he was released by the Cincinnati Bengals, where he spent his first seven seasons. During his time with Cincinnati, Burfict was repeatedly suspended by the NFL for...

Rams sign longtime Packers LB Clay Matthews to 2-year deal

Mar. 19, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linebacker Clay Matthews agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, returning to his native Southern California after a decade with the Green Bay Packers. The 32-year-old Matthews set the Packers franchise record with 83½ sacks over his 10 seasons in Green...

Detroit Lions sign LA Rams RB Malcolm Brown to offer sheet

Mar. 19, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown has signed an offer sheet from the Detroit Lions. The Rams confirmed the move by their restricted free agent on Tuesday. Los Angeles has five days to match the Lions' offer, or to let Brown leave for Detroit. The Rams won't get any...

Cowboys agree to terms on 1-year contract with WR Cobb

Mar. 19, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free-agent receiver Randall Cobb. Cobb spent the first eight years of his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers, though he was limited to nine games last season because of a hamstring injury and a concussion. Along...

Long snapper Luke Rhodes signs tender, will stay in Indy

Mar. 19, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts long snapper Luke Rhodes has signed his contract to stay with the team next season. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Rhodes was an exclusive rights free agent. The William & Mary alum signed with the Colts in October 2016 and has played in 36...

49ers sign punter Justin Vogel to 1-year deal

Mar. 19, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed punter Justin Vogel to a one-year contract. The 49ers had been seeking a replacement after free agent Bradley Pinion signed with Tampa Bay last week and found their man on Monday. Vogel spent the 2017 season with Green Bay after signing as an...

Manziel confident as he begins his latest football comeback

Mar. 19, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Johnny Manziel says he remains confident in his ability to play football "at any level" as the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner attempts another comeback, this time with the Alliance of American Football's Memphis Express. An introductory news conference was held Tuesday in Memphis for...

Jets sign TE Brown, re-sign TE Tomlinson and OL Qvale

Mar. 19, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed tight end Daniel Brown and re-signed tight end Eric Tomlinson and offensive lineman Brent Qvale. Brown has 35 catches for 317 yards and one touchdown in four NFL seasons. He was a key special teams contributor for Chicago, where he played the past...

Still seeking stability at kicker, Vikings bring back Bailey

Mar. 19, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on a new contract with kicker Dan Bailey, the ninth-year veteran who was signed last season to replace struggling rookie Daniel Carlson. Bailey's deal was done Tuesday, bringing the fifth-most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history (86.6...