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In this still image from a Webex media availability hosted by the New England Patriots, quarterback Cam Newton responds to a question, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (New England Patriots via AP)

Newton embracing new challenge, fresh start with Patriots

Aug. 7, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

Cam Newton is the first to admit he’s still getting used to his new life as a member of the New England Patriots. Everything feels strange, from his morning ride to the stadium, to just putting on gear with different colors and insignia for the first time in nine NFL seasons. But a week into this latest...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) tackles Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore. A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, including Hightower. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

66 players opt out of NFL season due to coronavirus pandemic

Aug. 6, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half of them linemen. Twenty offensive linemen and 11 on defense opted out before Thursday's deadline. Players with a medical opt out will receive a $350,000 stipend, while those voluntarily opting out receive...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeSean McCoy, left, gets a hug from quarterback Tom Brady during NFL football training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Tampa. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Brady learning new playbook, excited to get started in Tampa

Aug. 6, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn’t content with making the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relevant again. The six-time Super Bowl champion is hungry to win another title. And the Bucs, who’ve missed the playoffs 12 consecutive seasons, feel they have a supporting cast talented enough to help the...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Indianapolis. Christian McCaffrey has been one of the most used - and most productive -- running backs in the league over the last few years. Now that he has a big contract, he doesn't expect a letdown in usage. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

McCaffrey: I should be No. 1 pick in Fantasy Football drafts

Aug. 6, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey has left no doubt as to who he thinks should be the No. 1 pick in this year’s fantasy football drafts. “I’d take myself, yeah,” the Panthers All-Pro running back said confidently Thursday before breaking into a wide smile. “I...

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs runs on the field before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Minneapolis. Stefon Diggs is getting his new beginning with the Buffalo Bills, and he isn’t dwelling on his acrimonious departure from the Minnesota Vikings. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)

WR Stefon Diggs embracing fresh start with Buffalo

Aug. 5, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Stefon Diggs has a new beginning with the Buffalo Bills. And he isn’t dwelling on his departure from the Minnesota Vikings. Speaking with Buffalo reporters for the first time since his blockbuster trade in March, Diggs repeatedly expressed excitement over his new surroundings...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman (13) turns upfield against Auburn during the first half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football gam in Tampa, Fla. Bateman has opted out of the 2020 season amid concerns about the coronavirus, forgoing his remaining two years of eligibility to enter the 2021 NFL draft. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Gophers WR Bateman skips season amid virus worries, goes pro

Aug. 4, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota star wide receiver Rashod Bateman will pass on a 2020 college football season that has been complicated — and threatened — by the pandemic. Bateman announced Tuesday he has opted out amid concerns about the coronavirus and will forgo his remaining two years of...

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy (25) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Denver. The six-time Pro Bowl running back has finalized a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the signing, the Bucs add another offensive playmaker to help Tom Brady with his new team. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Buccaneers add veteran RB LeSean McCoy on 1-year contract

Aug. 4, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Six-time Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy has finalized a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs announced the signing Tuesday, adding yet another offensive playmaker to help Tom Brady with his new team. The 32-year-old McCoy agreed to terms last week and is entering...

Today in History

Aug. 3, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 3, the 216th day of 2020. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 3, 1993, the Senate voted 96-to-three to confirm Supreme Court nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On this date: In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr went on...

Bills open training camp following early setbacks

Aug. 2, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After a series of coronavirus pandemic-related setbacks, the Buffalo Bills are moving forward with their official start to training camp. All 80 players have reported for camp, according to general manager Brandon Beane, and veterans began acclimating to their new environment at the...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass. Belichick is being coy about his expectations for the quarterback position as his teams prepares for the start of training camp. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Belichick mum on plans for QB position as camp nears

Jul. 31, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Like all NFL teams, the Patriots face a variety of unknowns heading into a 2020 season in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. So it’s no surprise Bill Belichick is being coy about his expectations for the quarterback position as his team prepares for the start of training camp. ...