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John Mara, owner of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL), arrive for a meeting with NFL owners to discuss a proposed labor agreement, Thursday Feb. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NFL owners approve negotiated terms for new labor agreement

Feb. 20, 2020 10:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has put the labor ball in the players' hands. In a somewhat surprisingly strong decision, the 32 team owners voted Thursday to “accept the negotiated terms on the principles of a new collective bargaining agreement.” Details of that agreement were not forthcoming from...

Bears sign tight end Harris to 1-year contract

Feb. 20, 2020 9:52 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed tight end Demetrius Harris to a one-year contract Thursday. The 6-foot-7 Harris has 72 receptions for 754 and nine touchdowns over six seasons with Kansas City (2014-18) and Cleveland (2019). He caught 15 passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns this past...

Brian Urlacher's brother charged in offshore gambling ring

Feb. 20, 2020 9:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher and nine others, including a police officer, have been charged with operating an offshore sports gambling business, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Casey Urlacher, the mayor of the Illinois village of Mettawa, is...

Longtime NFL, college assistant Dan Radakovich dies at 84

Feb. 20, 2020 9:39 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dan Radakovich, who starred as a linebacker at Penn State in the 1950s before winning two Super Bowls as an assistant with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s, died Thursday. Radakovich was 84. Robert Morris University, where Radakovich served two stints as an assistant coach between...

Karl Dorrell promoted to assistant head coach by Dolphins

Feb. 20, 2020 9:37 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Karl Dorrell has been promoted to assistant head coach by the Miami Dolphins, who also announced the hiring of three assistants Thursday. The Dolphins hired Gerald Alexander as defensive backs coach, Anthony Campanile as linebackers coach and Lemuel Jeanpierre as assistant offensive line coach...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86), warm up before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Landover, Md. The Washington Redskins have released injury prone tight end Jordan Reed, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Washington creates $8.5 million in salary-cap by cutting ties with him. Reed missed all of last season with his fifth documented concussion of his seven-year NFL career. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Redskins release injury-prone tight end Jordan Reed

Feb. 20, 2020 9:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Redskins released Jordan Reed on Thursday, cutting ties with an injury-prone tight end who was rarely able to show his full abilities. Injuries from head to toe limited Reed to 65 games over his first seven years in the NFL, all with Washington. He missed the entire 2019 season with...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 file photo, New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson waves to the crowd before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints in Atlanta. Benson, who inherited the team following her husband Tom Benson's 2018 death, said the team's senior vice president of communications advised Archbishop Gregory Aymond to be “honest, complete and transparent” about clergy abuse. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

NFL Saints backed by church in effort to keep emails secret

Feb. 20, 2020 4:53 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney for New Orleans' Roman Catholic archdiocese Thursday strongly defended the New Orleans Saints' behind-the-scenes help in dealing with the clergy sex abuse crisis, saying the legal effort to release hundreds of confidential emails between them is aimed at trying to shame those...

NFL owners approve terms for labor agreement; union to discuss in Friday conference call.

Feb. 20, 2020 4:36 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners approve terms for labor agreement; union to discuss in Friday conference call.

NFL owners approve terms for labor agreement; union to discuss in Friday conference call.

Feb. 20, 2020 4:32 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners approve terms for labor agreement; union to discuss in Friday conference call.

NFL's Huddle initiative nears 400 million volunteer minutes

Feb. 20, 2020 3:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says its Huddle for 100 initiative totaled more than 1 million volunteers donating nearly 400 million minutes to their communities. The Miami Dolphins led the way with 75.623 million minutes from 163 events. As part of its celebration of the 100th NFL season, Huddle for 100 was...