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Super Bowl trophy to head to Maine

Apr. 19, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A New England Patriots' Super Bowl trophy is heading to the Maine Statehouse. Maine Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is set to welcome the Super Bowl LIII Lombardi trophy Friday afternoon for a public viewing. Mills' office said the Patriots' defensive end Derek Rivers along with team...

Attorneys accuse police, prosecutors of leaking Kraft video

Apr. 18, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for two of the women charged in a Florida prostitution sting asked a judge on Thursday to hold police and prosecutors in contempt of court following reports that someone was shopping around undercover video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The motion was...

Lions may look to bolster pass-catching options in draft

Apr. 18, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions were the laughingstock of the league when they drafted wide receivers in the first round three straight years from 2003 to 2005, and none of them panned out for the franchise. Detroit drafted tight ends in the first round twice over the past decade and ended up...

With O-line still in flux, Vikings have clear need in draft

Apr. 18, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will be constructing a new front five yet again this year. Perhaps this will be the spring they can finally plant a couple of seeds for stability. The Vikings have consistently fielded one of the NFL's best defenses since coach Mike Zimmer took over in 2014. In the...

Redskins sign Ioannidis to multiyear extension

Apr. 18, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis to a multiyear contract extension. The team announced the deal Thursday. Ioannidis started nine games last season and finished third on the Redskins with a career-high 7½ sacks. Ioannidis, 25, has become a regular...

Champion Patriots open vs. Steelers; 5 international games

Apr. 18, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began in 1921. That...

Bears have a different view of the draft this year

Apr. 18, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have a different view of the draft this year. A worst-to-first jump last season left them staring down at the rest of the NFC North, and loaded with one of the league's best defenses and banking on a more creative offense led by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to...

Steelers want draft built on difference-makers, not drama

Apr. 18, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown is gone. The Pittsburgh Steelers hope the drama the star wide receiver produced during his prolific, but occasionally problematic stay followed him out the door. And while general manager Kevin Colbert understands it will be difficult to replace such a vital part of one of...

Barkley focusing on getting better, not Beckham trade, draft

Apr. 18, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With a week to go before the NFL draft, Saquon Barkley hasn't gotten a lot of calls from the top prospects wanting to know what to expect next week. A few former Penn State teammates have reached out to the New York Giants running back, and the only message the NFL Offensive...

Jaguars' Khan wants 'creative solutions' to improve stadium

Apr. 18, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan wants to find "creative solutions" for the sweltering summer sun that bakes the team's stadium — and fans — early each season. One potential fix involves drones. Khan said Thursday at Jacksonville's state of the franchise...