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Sean Payton praises all 3 quarterbacks competing for Broncos starting job

May. 23, 2024 18:34 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos closed out their first week of OTAs Thursday with coach Sean Payton praising all three quarterbacks competing for the starting job and cautioning that nothing should be read into the order in which they take snaps. “We try to split up...

Justin Fields is eager to start over in Pittsburgh, even as a backup behind Russell Wilson

May. 21, 2024 21:21 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Fields could sense his time in Chicago was up at his exit meeting in January. While Bears general manager Ryan Poles didn't outright tell Fields the organization was going to look for another quarterback after three uneven seasons with the talented but...

The Bo Nix era begins in Denver, and the Broncos also drafted his top target at Oregon

Apr. 27, 2024 22:08 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — For the first time in his 17 seasons as a coach, Sean Payton has a rookie quarterback to nurture. Payton's Denver Broncos took Bo Nix in the first round of the NFL draft. The coach then helped out both himself and Nix by moving up to draft his new QB's top...

Four months after being fired by Atlanta, Arthur Smith is hitting the reset button in Pittsburgh

Apr. 26, 2024 22:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Arthur Smith walked in and sat down, a microphone in front of him and a Pittsburgh Steelers baseball cap pulled tight on his head. Four months after being fired in Atlanta, Smith is returning to his play-calling roots — and hoping to hit the reboot button on his...

Broncos select former Oregon QB Bo Nix with the 12th pick in the NFL draft

Apr. 26, 2024 01:45 AM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The sixth quarterback selected in the 2024 NFL draft was No. 1 in the Denver Broncos' eyes. The Broncos bypassed a bevy of blue-chip defenders to draft former Oregon quarterback Bo Nix with the 12th pick Thursday night. “He stood out in a...

Troy Fautanu idolized Troy Polamalu. Now he's following in Polamalu's footsteps in Pittsburgh

Apr. 26, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Troy Fautanu grew up idolizing Troy Polamalu. It wasn't just their shared Polynesian heritage. It was everything. The way the Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame safety carried himself. The way he played football with a relentless passion. The way Polamau's No. 43...

NFL Draft Latest: Caleb Williams to Bears, record six QBs taken in first 12 picks

Apr. 25, 2024 23:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft (all times local): No. 29 pick: Tyler Guyton to the Cowboys Dallas took the Oklahoma offensive tackle at No. 29 overall after trading down with Detroit to improve their positioning later in the draft. ...

Moving on from Russell Wilson debacle leaves Denver Broncos in rebuild mode with QB among many needs

Apr. 18, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are in the market for a quarterback again. And a tight end. And a cornerback. And a tackle. And an edge rusher. You name it, they need it. The Broncos lack the draft capital to meet all their needs in the...

The Steelers made splashy moves in free agency. Don't bet on a return to normalcy in the NFL draft

Apr. 18, 2024 14:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — There used to be a time — say the vast majority of the franchise's first 92 seasons — when the Pittsburgh Steelers would rely almost exclusively on the NFL draft to address whatever holes they might have on the roster. Those days appear to be over. ...

Steelers' Mike Tomlin says Russell Wilson has 'pole position' for starting QB job

Mar. 25, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — (AP) — Russell Wilson’s resume and experience give him the edge over Justin Fields. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Monday that Wilson is considered Pittsburgh’s starting quarterback but Fields will get a chance to compete. “We’re not...