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FLE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Reggie Ragland (59) plays against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Detroit Lions have agreed to a contract with linebacker Reggie Ragland, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday, March 27, 2020, because the deal had not been announced.  (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

Lions reach deals with LBs Reggie Ragland, Elijah Lee

Mar. 27, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to contracts with linebackers Reggie Ragland and Elijah Lee. The Lions confirmed the deals Friday. Ragland started 32 games over the past three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round in 2016, but a knee...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Stefen Wisniewski (61) reacts during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Pittsburgh Steelers officially signed the well-traveled Wisniewski to a two-year deal on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, bringing the veteran offensive lineman to his hometown. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Happy Homecoming; Wisniewski thrilled to join Steelers

Mar. 27, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Six months ago, Stefen Wisniewski's Sundays consisted of spending the afternoon watching the NFL on TV wondering if his phone was ever going to ring. The veteran offensive lineman tried not to fixate on the circumstances that led to him sitting on the couch. “You try not to drive...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Samantha Rapoport speaks at the NFL Women's Forum in Indianapolis. The forum was begun by Rapoport, the league's senior director of diversity and inclusion. The idea is simple: providing opportunities. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

New playbook: Women rising through NFL ranks at many levels

Mar. 27, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sophia Lewin was 12 years old when she told her father about her career goal: coaching football. Her dad didn't exactly scoff, but he suggested perhaps scouting would be a more attainable profession. Nowadays, there are women handling both jobs. According to 2019 research by the Institute...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo,  Oct. 28, 2018. Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell (93) during the warm-up before an NFL football game against Philadelphia Eagles at Wembley stadium in London. Armed with a new contract after being traded from Jacksonville to Baltimore, five-time Pro Bowl defensive end hopes to be a difference-maker in the Ravens' bid to reach the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)

Ravens DE Campbell took unusual path after trade from Jags

Mar. 26, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — If this was a typical NFL offseason, Baltimore Ravens newcomer Calais Campbell would have taken his physical at the team facility, signed his contract extension within the building and introduced himself at a news conference attended by general manager Eric DeCosta and coach John...

Vikings add free agents WR Tajaé Sharpe, DE Anthony Zettel

Mar. 25, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings agreed to contract terms Wednesday with wide receiver Tajaé Sharpe and defensive end Anthony Zettel, adding two fifth-year veterans at positions vacated by star players. Sharpe played his first four NFL seasons for Tennessee, a fifth-round draft pick in 2016...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense, left, lines up against the Los Angeles Rams' defense during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The NFL's decision to expand the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams this season could have a major impact on the league based on how things have played out in the past.(AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

How paths might have changed under expanded NFL playoffs

Mar. 25, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

Lovie Smith's coaching tenure in Chicago might not have ended had the Bears made the playoffs his final three seasons instead of missing out by one spot his last two years. Playoff droughts in Cleveland and Tampa Bay wouldn't be nearly as long or painful had the Browns and Bucs sneaked their way into the...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) gets away from Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson (51) during the second half of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. Coach Kliff Kingsbury and the Cardinals went 5-10-1 last year, but they're a popular pick to improve sharply this year. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Diabolical division: NFC West looks loaded for another year

Mar. 24, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NFC West was a diabolically difficult division for most of the past decade, and it only seems to be getting tougher. The NFL's winningest division last season will be stacked again in the fall with four franchises determined to win now. Three teams that posted winning records in 2019...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady warms up before the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis. Brady, the centerpiece of the New England Patriots’ championship dynasty over the past two decades, appears poised to leave the only football home he has ever had. The 42-year-old six-time Super Bowl winner posted Tuesday, March 17, 2020, on social media “my football journey will take place elsewhere.” The comments were the first to indicate the most-decorated player in NFL history would leave New England. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Brady deal could make Bucs relevant; ticket demand spikes

Mar. 18, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter free agency with expectations of signing Tom Brady and bolstering a defense that will be one of the keys to helping the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback be successful with his new team. There’s been no official announcement on Brady joining...

Eagles still have holes to fill after start to free agency

Mar. 18, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

fThe Philadelphia Eagles improved their biggest strength, weakened a thin secondary and still have to fill several needs. The team has added former Steelers defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, released standout safety Malcolm Jenkins and retained starting safety Rodney McLeod, starting cornerback Jalen Mills,...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady warms up before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. Tom Brady is an NFL free agent for the first time in his career.  The 42-year-old quarterback with six Super Bowl rings  said Tuesday morning, March 17, 2020, that he is leaving the New England Patriots. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, FIle)

Brady leaving Patriots, says 'football journey' is elsewhere

Mar. 18, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

For two decades, Tom Brady was the face of the Patriots, and even of the NFL. When he turns 43 in August, his home address no longer will be in New England. The six-time Super Bowl champion plans to keep playing. But the centerpiece of the Patriots’ dynasty, the most successful quarterback in league...