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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Jason Witten (82) warms up before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas. After 16 seasons in Dallas and one in the

Witten 'invigorated' by new opportunity with Raiders

Aug. 11, 2020 2:11 AM EDT

After following Jon Gruden into the “Monday Night Football” booth didn’t work out as well as Jason Witten expected, the veteran tight end hopes playing for Gruden leads to more success. Witten made the move to Las Vegas this offseason to join the Raiders following 16 seasons with Dallas...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler runs against the Oakland Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game in Carson, Calif. Ekeler could be the one player who benefits the most from the Los Angeles Chargers changes on offense. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)

Chargers' Ekeler has new role but maintains same mindset

Aug. 10, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Austin Ekeler has a new role and different training camp this year. However, the Los Angeles Chargers running back is still trying to maintain the same approach. Ekeler is the Chargers lead back after a breakout 2019 season and Melvin Gordon's departure to Denver. Ekeler knows...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals running back T.J. Logan (22) runs from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith (59) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Minneapolis. Smith will miss the 2020 season because of a heart condition. It was discovered after he tested positive for COVID-19 upon reporting to training camp two weeks ago. The Vikings made the procedural move on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, of waiving Smith with a non-football injury designation. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Vikings LB Cam Smith to miss season due to heart condition

Aug. 10, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings second-year linebacker Cameron Smith will miss the 2020 season because of a heart condition that was discovered after he tested positive for COVID-19 upon reporting to training camp two weeks ago. The Vikings made the procedural move on Monday of waiving Smith with a...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara scores a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The versatile Kamara, who is entering his fourth pro season out of Tennessee, gained 1,330 yards from scrimmage last season with five touchdowns rushing and one receiving. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Saints' Kamara focused on his health and team, not contract

Aug. 10, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints running back Alvin Kamara asserts that he is focused on his health and his team — and is trying not to think about the fact that he has one season left under contract. “My main focus this offseason was getting back healthy. I had a rocky year last year dealing with...

In this still image from a Webex media availability hosted by the New England Patriots, wide receiver Julian Edelman responds to a question, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (New England Patriots via AP)

Edelman confident in all of Tom Brady's potential successors

Aug. 10, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In some ways, the chemistry between Tom Brady and Julian Edelman was as key to the Patriots' success in recent years as the X’s and O’s. Brady’s departure this offseason certainly created a void, but not one that Edelman wants to dwell on. “We played a lot of...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) crouches during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. After years of playing in a dysfunctional organization in Washington, the difference in the vibe of a winning franchise hit Williams as soon as he walked into the building for the San Francisco 49ers' training camp. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

New LT Trent Williams fitting in with 49ers

Aug. 10, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — After years of playing in a dysfunctional organization in Washington, the difference in the vibe of a winning franchise hit Trent Williams as soon as he walked into the building for the San Francisco 49ers this training camp. Williams saw a culture instilled from management to...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, New York Giants linebacker Markus Golden plays against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game in Detroit. Free agency has not been good to linebacker Markus Golden. The 29-year-old pass rusher had to settle for a one-year deal from the New York Giants in 2019 because he was coming off a so-so season with the Arizona Cardinals following a major knee injury in 2017.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Golden surprised by tender, frustrated by free agency

Aug. 10, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

Free agency has not been good to linebacker Markus Golden. The 29-year-old pass rusher had to settle for a one-year deal from the New York Giants in 2019 because he was coming off a so-so season with the Arizona Cardinals following a major knee injury in 2017. This past offseason was no better. Teams didn't want...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard David DeCastro (66) plays against the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. DeCastro uses words like

End of the line? DeCastro, Steelers try to keep window open

Aug. 10, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — David DeCastro understands he's running out of time. So are most of the other members on what's been one of the NFL's most consistent offensive lines for the better part of a decade. The veteran Pittsburgh Steelers right guard turned 30 in January a couple of weeks before his fifth...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) chases a play against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver.  Von Miller is determined to show a so-so 2019 was an oddity, not an omen.  (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

A star-studded list of NFL players looking for 2020 rebound

Aug. 10, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller is determined to show 2019 was an oddity, not an omen. Miller’s performance last season was nothing to scoff at considering he had eight sacks and made his eighth Pro Bowl. But his five-year run as an All-Pro first- or second-team selection came to an end and the...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore (12) pulls in a touchdown catch against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. The Panthers want more out of third-year receiver D.J, Moore. Moore is coming off a solid season a year ago with 87 receptions for 1,175 receiving yards and four touchdowns, averaging 13.5 yards per catch. But the team feels he can be their No. 1 receiver.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Panthers looking for more out of top receiver D.J. Moore

Aug. 10, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers want more out of third-year receiver D.J. Moore. Moore is coming off a solid season a year ago with 87 receptions for 1,175 receiving yards and four touchdowns, averaging 13.5 yards per catch despite missing the last seven quarters of the season with a concussion. He was...