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49ers agree to deals with Hurst, Key

Apr. 22, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have added two former Raiders defensive linemen by agreeing to contracts with defensive tackle Maurice Hurst and defensive end Arden Key. Hurst and Key were waived by the Raiders last week, three years after being...

Raiders GM 'energized' by changes on offensive line

Apr. 22, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

The Las Vegas Raiders spent the start of free agency dismantling their expensive offensive line, trading away three high-paid starters for mid-round picks. While most outsiders viewed the moves to deal Rodney Hudson, Gabe Jackson and Trent Brown as a setback for the...

Typo in betting line on Browns-Chiefs game costs BetMGM $10K

Apr. 22, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Talk about a no-brainer! A typographical error in a betting line on a Cleveland Browns-Kansas City Chiefs game in January led to a $10,500 windfall for nine eagle-eyed bettors. The error was revealed last week by the New...

Seahawks re-sign QB Geno Smith as backup to Russell Wilson

Apr. 22, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have brought back quarterback Geno Smith to serve as the backup to Russell Wilson. Smith signed a one-year deal with Seattle on Thursday to stay in the role he’s held for the past two seasons with the Seahawks. ...

Garrett: Browns' defense 'scary' with Clowney and him

Apr. 22, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Like one of those rabid Browns fan, Myles Garrett is salivating at the team's potential after seeing the free agent additions made this winter. With Jadeveon Clowney coming aboard, Cleveland's defense will be better. Maybe even dangerous. ...

Mass vaccination clinic that was to use J&J vaccine canceled

Apr. 22, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A mass vaccination clinic that was planned at the stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs play has been canceled due to the suspension of the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The problem was that Arrowhead Stadium and the...

Improved Browns may add more defensive pieces in NFL draft

Apr. 22, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

26. CLEVELAND BROWNS (12-6) LAST SEASON: First-year coach Kevin Stefanski side-stepped numerous obstacles related to the COVID-19 pandemic and numerous injuries to guide the Browns to their first playoff appearance since the 2002 season and first postseason win since...

Jacksonville's Urban renewal begins with QB Trevor Lawrence

Apr. 22, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

1, 25. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-15) LAST SEASON: Jacksonville dropped its final 15 games, a franchise-record skid that got general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Doug Marrone fired. The losing streak also allowed the Jaguars to land the No. 1 pick for the first time in...

Caserio tries to improve Texans without pick in 1st 2 rounds

Apr. 22, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

67. HOUSTON TEXANS (4-12) LAST SEASON: Coach/general manager Bill O’Brien was fired after an 0-4 start and Romeo Crennel took over as interim coach. He couldn’t turn things around, and the Texans finished 4-12 after winning the AFC South the previous two seasons....

Patriots need QB, remain wild card holding 15th overall pick

Apr. 22, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

15. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-9) LAST SEASON: The first year of the post-Tom Brady era in New England began with optimism after the team signed 2015 MVP Cam Newton to a one-year deal to succeed the six-time Super Bowl winner with the Patriots. They started 2-1, but things...