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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....

Panthers name Joe Brady their new offensive coordinator

Jan. 16, 2020 11:46 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are hoping Joe Brady can bolster a sagging offense like he did at LSU. Carolina officially announced Thursday that Brady will be their new offensive coordinator after one year as LSU's passing game coordinator. Brady won the Broyles Award given annually to the top...

A Congressional Gold Medal is presented to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) advocate and former National Football League (NFL) player, Steve Gleason, in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. Holding the medal is his wife Michel Gleason. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Ex-NFL player Steve Gleason honored by Congress for ALS work

Jan. 15, 2020 7:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former NFL player Steve Gleason has received the Congressional Gold Medal — the highest civilan honor bestowed by Congress — for his work as an advocate for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. “This award represents the...

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow holds the trophy as safety Grant Delpit looks on after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Burrow, LSU cap magical season, beat Clemson 42-25 for title

Jan. 14, 2020 5:59 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From small-town Ohio kid to Louisiana legend, Joe Burrow capped his record-breaking, Heisman-winning season by bringing a national championship to LSU. Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and finished off one of the most accomplished seasons in college football...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles catches a touchdown pass during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, in Minneapolis. Coaches aren't shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a football. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

More quarterbacks are using their hands to catches passes

Jan. 10, 2020 7:09 PM EST

Tom Brady tried it. Nick Foles perfected it. More quarterbacks are doing it. Catching passes isn't just for wide receivers, tight ends and running backs anymore. Coaches aren't shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a football. Foles has the most famous catch...

Baltimore Raven quarterback Lamar Jackson hands off to running back Mark Ingram during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Brown at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (Warren Dillaway/The Star-Beacon via AP)

Top seeds back in action as NFL's divisional round kicks off

Jan. 9, 2020 4:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The bye-week breaks are over for the top two seeds in the AFC and NFC after a, well, wild wild-card weekend to open the NFL playoffs. That means it's back to work for Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. Same for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Jimmy Garoppolo and the San...

Minnesota Vikings defensive back Anthony Harris intercepts a pass intended for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn (19) in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Ball-hawking Harris has been Vikings secondary success story

Jan. 8, 2020 5:40 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Over Minnesota's past six games, Anthony Harris has picked off Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees, owners of three of the four lowest interception percentages in the NFL this season. The fifth-year safety has come a long way from undrafted practice squad player, as some of the...

Carolina Panthers NFL football team new head coach Matt Rhule talks to the media during a news conference at the teams practice facility, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Panthers' Matt Rhule faces major quarterback decision

Jan. 8, 2020 5:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — One of the biggest decisions new Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule will have to make is choosing a quarterback — a move that could determine the direction of his tenure with the club and the franchise's future for years to come. Rhule said Wednesday he spoke to Cam Newton...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates a touchdown carry by Alvin Kamara in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Payton: Saints identifying ways to shore up 13-win squad

Jan. 7, 2020 8:24 PM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton and players who've been in New Orleans the past few years have endured a cruel kind of three-peat. Three straight seasons have ended with playoff loses in which the decisive points were scored on the final play. The latest loss Sunday came in overtime against...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) fumbles as he is hit by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Tom Brady, Drew Brees exit early in changing of the QB guard

Jan. 7, 2020 4:17 AM EST

Suddenly, the old guard looks rather old. Tom Brady, who wants to keep playing next season at age 43, was overshadowed on wild-card weekend by a QB who threw for just 72 yards. Drew Brees, who turns 41 this month, followed up what might have been his best season ever with a dud that featured his first...