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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman (13) runs the ball down the field for a touchdown against Penn State during an NCAA college football game, in Minneapolis. Bateman has decided to opt back in to the 2020 football season in light of the Big Ten’s resumption of fall competition. That's contingent on the star junior gaining the necessary eligibility clearance. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)

Minnesota star WR Bateman wants to opt back into 2020 season

Sep. 22, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman has decided to opt back in for the 2020 football season in light of the Big Ten's resumption of fall competition, contingent on the star junior gaining the necessary eligibility clearance. Coach P.J. Fleck confirmed Tuesday that Bateman, who won the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (28) is stopped by Carolina Panthers strong safety Juston Burris (31) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Panthers' 0-2 start ignites 'tank for Trevor' talk

Sep. 21, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two games into the season the “tank for Trevor” talk has already begun in earnest in Carolina. The Panthers have stumbled to an 0-2 start and local sports talk radio is abuzz about how they should lose as many games as possible in an effort to secure Clemson quarterback...

FILE - Injured Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen talks with teammate cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Minneapolis. Rhodes and Thielen came to training camp together as rookies in 2013, one the Vikings first-round draft pick from Florida State, the other an undrafted rookie from Minnesota State.(AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

Rhodes, Theilen embrace reunion weekend in Indianapolis

Sep. 18, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Xavier Rhodes and Adam Thielen came to training camp together as rookies in 2013, one of them the Vikings' first-round draft pick from Florida State, the other an undrafted rookie from Minnesota State. Over the next seven years, the cornerback and the receiver followed similar scripts....

FILE - Ohio State offensive lineman Wyatt Davis (52) is shown during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. Two of Ohio State’s biggest stars, Guard Wyatt Davis and cornerback Shaun Wade, have decided to stay and play football for the Buckeyes this year. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Wait a minute: Stars Wade, Davis decide to return to Ohio St

Sep. 17, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two of Ohio State’s biggest stars, cornerback Shaun Wade and guard Wyatt Davis, are opting back in for the 2020 football season. The preseason All-Americans had decided to leave school to prepare for the NFL draft when it looked as if there would be no football season for the...

Washington's Onwuzurike opts out, declares for NFL draft

Sep. 17, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike said Thursday that he is opting out of the upcoming college football season and is declaring for the 2021 NFL draft. Onwuzurike was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection last season when he had 45 total tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks. He...

Goff, Wentz meet for 2nd time since going 1-2 in 2016 draft

Sep. 17, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES RAMS (1-0) at PHILADELPHIA (0-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Rams by 1 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Rams 1-0, Eagles 0-1 SERIES RECORD - Eagles lead 22-19-1 LAST MEETING - Eagles beat Rams 30-23, Dec. 16, 2018 at Los Angeles LAST WEEK - Rams beat Cowboys 20-17; Eagles lost to Washington 27-17...

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) runs the ball as Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry (58) pursues during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Jeudy's two drops stick out as 1st-round receivers stumble

Sep. 16, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — First-round draft pick Jerry Jeudy is a man of few words and even fewer miscues. After dropping a pair of passes in his NFL debut, the normally sure-handed receiver from Alabama tweeted, “Failure is growth.” Jeudy, the 15th overall selection in the NFL draft, took his...

Battle of Ohio? Bengals-Browns play in prime time

Sep. 16, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (0-1) at CLEVELAND (0-1) Thursday, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network OPENING LINE – Browns by 8 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Bengals 0-1; Browns 0-1 SERIES RECORD – Bengals lead 51-42 LAST MEETING – Bengals beat Browns 33-23 on Dec. 29, 2019 in Cincinnati. LAST WEEK - Bengals lost to...

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) carries the ball against the Houston Texans in the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Edwards-Helaire looks to build on starring debut for Chiefs

Sep. 15, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu knew perhaps better than just about anybody what the Kansas City Chiefs were getting when they selected running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire out of LSU in the first round of the April draft. You see, Mathieu bleeds purple and gold. He was born and raised in New Orleans,...

FILE - Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade (24) is shown during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. Ohio State stars Shaun Wade and Wyatt Davis got tired of waiting for a decision on the football season and chose to opt out and begin preparing for the NFL draft. Wade, a preseason All-American and likely first-round pick in the 2021 draft, announced his decision Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, on Twitter, saying the Big Ten waited too long to decide what to do about playing.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File).

Tired of waiting: Ohio State stars opt out, move on to draft

Sep. 14, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With the chances of the Big Ten Conference playing a football season slipping away, two of Ohio State's best players have chosen to opt out and start preparing for the NFL draft. Cornerback Shaun Wade, a preseason All-American and likely first-round pick in the 2021 draft, announced...