Bengals need a linebacker, but what if a QB is there?

Football 04/18/19, 13:24

Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick looked around the locker room on the first day of the Bengals' voluntary workouts and noted that not all that much had changed."Certain new faces, but it's still kind of the same team," Kirkpatrick said.A third straight losing season prompted the Bengals to finally end coach Marvin ...

Panthers could turn to offensive, defensive line in draft

Football 04/18/19, 13:22

After focusing on upgrading the team's overall speed the past few NFL drafts, don't be surprised if the Carolina Panthers look to add bulk up front this year. The Panthers have needs at left tackle and defensive end following the retirement of Julius Peppers and the release of Matt Kalil. Carolina ...

Jaguars will use draft to add pieces for QB Nick Foles

Football 04/18/19, 13:20

The Jacksonville Jaguars have done little to build around the most expensive player in franchise history.Since giving quarterback Nick Foles a four-year, $88 million contract that included $50.125 million guaranteed, the Jaguars essentially have rummaged through free-agent bargain bins, scoured sale racks and added several guys that might as well ...

Large free-agency haul leaves Bills with many draft options

Football 04/18/19, 13:18

Coming off a 17-player haul in free agency, Brandon Beane has plenty of options entering the NFL draft. And the Bills general manager isn't going to restrict himself to focusing on one or two positions when it comes time for Buffalo to make the No. 9 selection.Name a position outside ...

Drafting a quarterback in play for Redskins in early rounds

Football 04/18/19, 13:17

Just when the Washington Redskins thought they found their long-term solution at quarterback, they're back to the drawing board.More than a year after trading for and extending Alex Smith and a month after acquiring Case Keenum, Washington is still in search of its future at the position. Smith's broken right ...

Cardinals being coy about who will go at No. 1 overall

Sports 04/18/19, 13:10

The Arizona Cardinals used the 10th overall pick of the 2018 draft on Josh Rosen, hoping the former UCLA star would be their quarterback of the future.Rosen had some ups and downs during his first season, as many rookies do, but did nothing to dissuade the Cardinals from believing he ...

Patriots could be active in draft with several needs to fill

Football 04/18/19, 13:08

The Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions. That's the good news in New England. The bad news is they lost one key player to retirement and have others that are winding down their careers as well. FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Iowa tight end Noah Fant scores on ...

Jags’ Coughlin calls out Ramsey, Smith for skipping workouts

Football 04/18/19, 13:06

Tom Coughlin took a not-so-subtle shot at two of Jacksonville's top defenders, cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith, for skipping voluntary workouts. The team's executive vice president of football operations said Thursday that "championship teams are dominated by selfless individuals who recognize that the welfare of the team must always ...

Titans have flexibility to add help at No. 19 in NFL draft

Football 04/18/19, 12:55

Music City and the NFL are throwing quite a party for the draft, and the Tennessee Titans will be a couple of miles away at team headquarters quietly biding their time until hitting the clock."We're going to have to sit and wait for a while till we're picking there at ...

Raiders have 3 1st-rounders in GM Mike Mayock’s 1st draft

Sports 04/18/19, 12:50

Mike Mayock won't exactly get to ease into his new role as Oakland Raiders general manager after spending years as a draft analyst.Mayock knows he will be highly scrutinized with three first-round picks thanks to coach Jon Gruden's much-criticized trades that sent franchise building blocks Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper ...

Eagles have luxury of drafting talent over need

Football 04/18/19, 12:41

Adding proven veterans in trades and free agency has allowed the Philadelphia Eagles to stick to their philosophy of selecting talent over need in the NFL draft."We want to retool. We don't want to rebuild when we have this amount of talent on our team," said Howie Roseman, the team's ...

Garoppolo recovering well from major left knee injury

Sports 04/18/19, 02:04

Jimmy Garoppolo has resumed throwing and taking drop backs as he rehabilitates from a major knee injury that derailed his first full season as San Francisco's starting quarterback.The process of coming back is going smoothly and Garoppolo hopes to be able to take part in seven-on-seven drills when the 49ers ...

Network bosses pleased with NFL TV packages for this season

Football 04/18/19, 02:04

Howard Katz has the most unenviable task in the National Football League. As the league's senior vice president of broadcasting and media operations, he is the point person for formulating the schedule and trying to make the executives of the league's four broadcast partners happy.Before the public got a look ...

Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg remembered as gentle giant

Football 04/17/19, 18:54

Forrest Gregg was remembered Wednesday as a gentle giant who was as comfortable playing Barbie dolls with his daughter as he was playing football for Vince Lombardi.Gregg died Friday at age 85 after a long fight with Parkinson's, a disease his neurologist and family believe might have been triggered by ...

Wilson looking at next decade after new deal with Seahawks

Football 04/17/19, 18:44

When Russell Wilson and his representatives started negotiations with the Seattle Seahawks on a contract extension, they were looking far beyond five more seasons.Having turned 30 late last season, Wilson tried to project into the next decade and the chances of playing his entire career with one team."The next deal ...

Thielen deal shows Vikings’ commitment to keep core together

Football 04/17/19, 17:23

Two years away from free agency, Adam Thielen was among the best bargains in the NFL.Facing a tight salary cap situation, the Minnesota Vikings could have waited to reward Thielen, their two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who was tied for fourth in the league with 113 receptions last season.Waiting, and ...

Mosley says Gase makes it clear: Jets aiming for Patriots

Football 04/17/19, 17:11

Adam Gase gathered his Jets players for their first team meeting last week and clearly stated their goal for this season.They're aiming for the New England Patriots."Pretty much, he's going for that one team that's been winning every single year in this division," linebacker C.J. Mosley said during a conference ...

Prosecutors: Robert Kraft massage videos should be released

Sports 04/17/19, 15:21

Prosecutors told a court Wednesday they plan to release undercover video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly receiving sex acts at a Florida massage parlor, but it will likely be up to a judge when or if it's released.Palm Beach County prosecutors filed a notice in ...

Jones, Jarrett absent as Falcons launch offseason program

Football 04/17/19, 12:46

The Atlanta Falcons have started their offseason conditioning program without wide receiver Julio Jones for the second straight year.Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett also did not attend the launch of the offseason program, which started Monday and continued Wednesday. The Falcons placed a $15.209 million franchise tag on Jarrett and hope ...

4 London games, 1 in Mexico City on NFL schedule

Sports 04/17/19, 10:15

The NFC champion Los Angeles Rams will host Cincinnati in London for one of five international games on the 2019 schedule.The Rams and Bengals will face off at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 27.Earlier in October, the league will play two games at Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium in London. The Raiders ...

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