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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, former Baylor head football coach Matt Rhule speaks to reporters outside his home in Waco, Texas. In a normal year, new Carolina Panthers NFL football head coach Matt Rhule would have greeted many of the team's players for the first time with a handshake Monday for the start of the team's offseason workout program. But nothing is normal in the days of a global pandemic. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File)

NFL delays start of offseason workout programs for teams

Apr. 6, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C (AP) — The NFL is delaying the start of its offseason workout program while formulating a plan with the NFL Players Association on how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic. At least for the time being, NFL coaches won’t be allowed to communicate with players via...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis (33) runs against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. Lewis is in a very familiar role being Saquon Barkley's backup with the New York Giants. It's a role Lewis occupied the past two seasons in Tennessee, spelling NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File)

Giants: Dion Lewis in familiar role as Barkley's backup

Apr. 3, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

Dion Lewis is in a very familiar role being Saquon Barkley's backup with the New York Giants. It's a position Lewis had the past two seasons in Tennessee, spelling NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry. He knows the requirements: be a good team player and be ready when needed. That's why the Giants grabbed Lewis in...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Kyler Fackrell sacks Buffalo Bills' Josh Allen during the second half of an NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis. The New York Giants are giving free agent linebacker Kyler Fackrell a chance to show that 2019 wasn't as bad as the numbers made it look. It's a one-year shot for Fackrell to prove his 10-1/2 sack season in 2018 with the Packers wasn't a fluke. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

Giants LB Fackrell looking to show 2019 stats weren't him

Apr. 2, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

The New York Giants are giving free-agent linebacker Kyler Fackrell a chance to show that his 2019 season wasn't as bad as the numbers suggest. It's a one-year shot for Fackrell to prove his 10 1/2 sack season in 2018 with the Green Bay Packers wasn't a fluke. It will cost the Giants, too. General manager Dave...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019 file photo Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (12) throws before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. After spending much of the past six seasons as a backup quarterback with the Redskins, Colt McCoy knows his job coming to the New York Giants. His primary task is to help offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and new coach Joe Judge get starting quarterback Daniel Jones, ready to play every week. Be another set of eyes, another set of ears, another encouraging voice for the second-year player. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, file)

McCoy trying to settle in as Giants quarterback

Apr. 1, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

After spending much of the past six seasons as a backup quarterback with the Washington Redskins, Colt McCoy knows his job coming to the New York Giants. His primary task is to help offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and new coach Joe Judge get starting quarterback Daniel Jones ready to play every week. Be...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018 file photo New England Patriots defensive back Nate Ebner (43) warms up before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Playing special teams is usually a stepping stone for young NFL players, a way to get on the field until they break into the offensive or defensive rotations. For Ebner, it's been a way of life as a professional. Eight years with the New England Patriots and now a new start with the New York Giants that is somewhat on a hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Giants signed Ebner to a one-year, $2 million contract on March 19. (AP Photo/Don Wright, file)

Special teams maven Nate Ebner follows Joe Judge to Giants

Apr. 1, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

Playing special teams is usually a stepping stone for young NFL players, a way to get on the field until they break into the offensive or defensive rotations. For Nate Ebner, it's been a way of life as a professional. Eight years with the New England Patriots and now a new start with the New York Giants that is...

LA Rams re-sign defensive back Donte Deayon

Mar. 31, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams re-signed defensive back Donte Deayon to a one-year contract Tuesday. Deayon appeared in three games last season for Los Angeles after he was signed from the practice squad to the active roster in November. He will have a chance to play an increased role in...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense, left, lines up against the Los Angeles Rams' defense during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The NFL's decision to expand the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams this season could have a major impact on the league based on how things have played out in the past.(AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

How paths might have changed under expanded NFL playoffs

Mar. 31, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

Lovie Smith's coaching tenure in Chicago might not have ended had the Bears made the playoffs his final three seasons instead of missing out by one spot his last two years. Playoff droughts in Cleveland and Tampa Bay wouldn't be nearly as long or painful had the Browns and Bucs sneaked their way into the...

Giants LB Blake Martinez experienced in remote learning

Mar. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

Recently signed New York Giants inside linebacker Blake Martinez got a taste of learning remotely during his days at Stanford. It's going to be put to good use with his new team. Like many of us, Martinez is staying close to home as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the globe without discrimination....

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, New York Jets tight end Eric Tomlinson plays during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday,, in East Rutherford, N.J. The New York Giants have reached a one-year contract agreement with tight end Eric Tomlinson.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Giants agree to terms with veteran TE Eric Tomlinson

Mar. 28, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have reached a one-year contract agreement with tight end Eric Tomlinson. Tomlinson confirmed the signing on his Instagram account. The Giants posted the news on their website and Twitter account, citing reports, but they will not confirm it until the player...

Vikings re-sign backups RB Ameer Abdullah, OL Brett Jones

Mar. 27, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

The Minnesota Vikings re-signed two more of their own free agents on Friday, with new contracts for running back Ameer Abdullah and center Brett Jones. Abdullah has been the team's primary kickoff returner since being claimed off waivers from Detroit on Nov. 7, 2018. He also carved out a niche on coverage units...