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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) rushes for yardage against the New York Jets during the first half of an NFL football game, in Jacksonville, Fla. Fournette used to be considered a building block in Jacksonville. Then he ended up on the trading block. Now, the bruising running back is entering the final year of his rookie contract and facing an uncertain future with the franchise. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Once Jags' centerpiece, Fournette now at career crossroads

Aug. 11, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette used to be considered a building block in Jacksonville. Then he ended up on the trading block. Now, the bruising running back is entering the final year of his rookie contract and facing an uncertain future with the franchise. Will he pick up Jay Gruden’s...

In this still image from a Webex media availability hosted by the New England Patriots, wide receiver Julian Edelman responds to a question, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (New England Patriots via AP)

Edelman confident in all of Tom Brady's potential successors

Aug. 10, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In some ways, the chemistry between Tom Brady and Julian Edelman was as key to the Patriots' success in recent years as the X’s and O’s. Brady’s departure this offseason certainly created a void, but not one that Edelman wants to dwell on. “We played a lot of...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore (12) pulls in a touchdown catch against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. The Panthers want more out of third-year receiver D.J, Moore. Moore is coming off a solid season a year ago with 87 receptions for 1,175 receiving yards and four touchdowns, averaging 13.5 yards per catch. But the team feels he can be their No. 1 receiver.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Panthers looking for more out of top receiver D.J. Moore

Aug. 10, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers want more out of third-year receiver D.J. Moore. Moore is coming off a solid season a year ago with 87 receptions for 1,175 receiving yards and four touchdowns, averaging 13.5 yards per catch despite missing the last seven quarters of the season with a concussion. He was...

In this still image from a Webex media availability hosted by the New England Patriots, quarterback Cam Newton responds to a question, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (New England Patriots via AP)

Newton embracing new challenge, fresh start with Patriots

Aug. 7, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

Cam Newton is the first to admit he’s still getting used to his new life as a member of the New England Patriots. Everything feels strange, from his morning ride to the stadium, to just putting on gear with different colors and insignia for the first time in nine NFL seasons. But a week into this latest...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Indianapolis. Christian McCaffrey has been one of the most used - and most productive -- running backs in the league over the last few years. Now that he has a big contract, he doesn't expect a letdown in usage. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

McCaffrey: I should be No. 1 pick in Fantasy Football drafts

Aug. 6, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey has left no doubt as to who he thinks should be the No. 1 pick in this year’s fantasy football drafts. “I’d take myself, yeah,” the Panthers All-Pro running back said confidently Thursday before breaking into a wide smile. “I...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints' Alvin Kamara (41) is tackled by Carolina Panthers' Kawann Short (99) in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Panthers two-time Pro Bowler Short thought about opting out of the NFL season, but the 6-foot-3, 315-pound defensive tackle simply could not bear the thought of missing another football season. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek, File)

Panthers DT Short anxious for return despite COVID-19

Aug. 2, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers two-time Pro Bowler Kawann Short thought about opting out, but the 6-foot-3, 315-pound defensive tackle simply couldn’t bear the thought of missing another football season. Short sat out the final 14 games of 2019 with a partially torn rotator cuff. Although he said...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass. Belichick is being coy about his expectations for the quarterback position as his teams prepares for the start of training camp. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Belichick mum on plans for QB position as camp nears

Jul. 31, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Like all NFL teams, the Patriots face a variety of unknowns heading into a 2020 season in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. So it’s no surprise Bill Belichick is being coy about his expectations for the quarterback position as his team prepares for the start of training camp. ...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday,. The Panthers have a new head coach, two new coordinators, a different starting quarterback and a roster with more turnover from last season than any team in the NFL. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Panthers coach stays positive in 'less than ideal' situation

Jul. 29, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have a new head coach, two new coordinators, a different starting quarterback and a roster with more turnover from last season than any team in the NFL. They haven’t had a practice yet to begin actually installing the playbook, and won’t have a...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Foxborough, Mass. A person familiar with the situation says Hightower has decided to opt out of the 2020 season. Hightower’s decision was made out of concern for the health of his fiancée and child, who was born earlier this month, the person said. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Pats face challenges as starters Hightower, Chung opt out

Jul. 28, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots were already going to have a completely different look following an offseason that saw former franchise cornerstone Tom Brady depart to Tampa Bay, as well as several key players on defense cash in elsewhere in free agency. Now the COVID-19 pandemic has added more complications...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) dives short of the goal line as Philadelphia Eagles' Patrick Robinson (21) and Rodney McLeod (23) defend in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. When the season starts, plenty of eyes will be focused on the New England Patriots as usual. Only this time it will be to see how 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton fares replacing three-time MVP and six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady at quarterback.(AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

NFL teams seek to replace stars like Brady, Hopkins, Yanda

Jul. 22, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

When the season starts, plenty of eyes will be focused on the New England Patriots as usual. Only this time it will be to see how 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton fares replacing three-time MVP and six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady at quarterback. Newton is far from the only player dealing with big shoes to fill this...