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Packers' Anders Carlson follows brother's advice as he tries to bounce back from tough rookie season

Jun. 12, 2024 16:50 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers kicker Anders Carlson hopes to follow his older brother’s example by having a productive NFL career despite struggling as a rookie. Along the way, he’s paying attention to the message he’s received from his sibling: Las Vegas Raiders...

Vikings look to Justin Jefferson for even greater leadership role now that his new deal is done

Jun. 04, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The wide receiver position in the NFL has been home over the years to some of the most dynamic yet moody superstars in the sport. Justin Jefferson was voted a team captain for his age-24 season by his Minnesota Vikings teammates. For all the...

Vikings reach agreement with Jefferson on 4-year extension to give him NFL's richest non-QB contract

Jun. 03, 2024 17:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Jefferson became the latest player to cash in on the league-wide push for elite pass catchers. Matching the historic start to his career, Jefferson will be paid — for now — like no one else at his position. The Minnesota Vikings and...

Falcons QB Cousins remains on track in recovery from torn right Achilles as team approaches minicamp

Jun. 03, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons quarterback Kirk Cousins' recovery from a torn Achilles tendon remains on track as the team approaches next week's mandatory minicamp. Coach Raheem Morris said Monday he can't ask for Cousins to do more in the minicamp because “he’s...

Vikings bring back guard Dalton Risner on 1-year deal as interior line remains unsettled

May. 29, 2024 22:42 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are bringing back left guard Dalton Risner with the interior of their offensive line remaining an area in need of improvement. Risner agreed to a one-year contract to return to the Vikings, his agents Drew Rosenhaus and Shawn O'Dare said...

Vikings seek new deal with Justin Jefferson; star WR absent so far from workouts, AP source says

May. 20, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have one major piece of roster management remaining on their agenda before the regular season: signing superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson to a contract extension. Without a new deal in place, Jefferson was absent on Monday when the...

Ravens sign WR Qadir Ismail, the son of former NFL receiver Qadry Ismail

May. 20, 2024 16:50 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have signed wide receiver Qadir Ismail, the son of former NFL receiver Qadry Ismail. The Ravens announced the move Monday. Qadir Ismail played collegiately at Villanova and Samford. Qadry Ismail played for the Ravens from...

Vikings sign Robert Tonyan to add some depth at tight end while waiting for Hockenson's return

May. 16, 2024 14:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed Robert Tonyan as they added depth at tight end while T.J. Hockenson recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Minnesota made room for Tonyan on the roster by waiving undrafted rookie free-agent linebacker Donovan Manuel on...

Bob Avellini, quarterback who teamed with Walter Payton to lead Bears to 1977 playoffs, dies at 70

May. 05, 2024 00:48 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Bob Avellini, the former Chicago quarterback who teamed with Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton to lead the Bears to the 1977 playoffs, died Saturday. He was 70. The Bears said Avellini died after a battle with cancer. Avellini and Payton had the...

A ride on a fast catamaran led Lindsey Vonn to join U.S. SailGP Team's board of directors

Apr. 29, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eight years after catching a ride on a fast, foiling catamaran off Manhattan, retired skiing champion Lindsey Vonn has joined the board of directors of the United States SailGP Team. Vonn is the latest star to come aboard the rebranded American team in tech...