CHICAGO (AP) — Former football star Aaron Hernandez' brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn't necessarily explain the troubles that plagued his young life.
DENVER (AP) — With his Cardinals preparing to face the Cowboys this weekend, Arizona coach Bruce Arians was asked what he might take away from the Denver Broncos' bashing of Ezekiel Elliott.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The NCAA has placed Rutgers on two-year probation and publically reprimanded and censured the university for failing to monitor its football program over a five-year period between 2011 and 2015.
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SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England (AP) — A decade after discovering the NFL, Baltimore Ravens lineman Jermaine Eluemunor is back where it all started in London.
It's time for the Broncos to leave the Mile High City and show what they've got in a road show.
BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team, accusing them of hiding the true dangers of the sport.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — What many expected to be a typical Thursday night snoozer between a couple of teams lacking star power turned into quite a thriller.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The stands of War Memorial Stadium are mostly empty as Josh Allen makes his way toward midfield, ball in hand.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco's previously dormant offense woke up with five touchdowns, 421 yards and more than enough big plays to win a game.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Sean McVay walked into the postgame news conference and immediately asked, "Anyone have a beer?"
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott didn't need long to answer whether Dallas' 42-17 loss to Denver was his most humbling day in the NFL.
When the NFL season begins every fall, Alan Anderson's body starts talking to him. The summer break is over, NBA training camps are right around the corner and the itch to start balling for real takes over.
A group of current and former NFL players has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for the league's support for their campaign for racial equality and criminal justice reform.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died. He was 78.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Kelly Bryant just smiled and shook his head every time — and there were plenty of them — someone wondered how national champion Clemson would get along without two-time Heisman Trophy finalist Deshaun Watson.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — As the Minnesota Vikings plunged into a second week of uncertainty at their most important position, quarterback Sam Bradford offered reasons to believe he'll return swiftly from a left knee injury.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Trevor Siemian is finally starting to get some love around the NFL.
As fantasy players look to set their Week 3 lineups, some will be scrambling to find a replacement for Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and others will have to monitor injuries to Bears running back Jordan Howard and Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Managing injuries is an unfortunate part o…
CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Marvin Lewis warned Bengals players that more changes are coming if they continue to lose, and the next job lost could be theirs.
Texans coach Bill O'Brien says "you can't hide in the NFL."
BOSTON (AP) — Not every school can be like No. 2 Clemson, which is going for a second straight national championship despite replacing two-time Heisman Trophy finalist Deshaun Watson at quarterback.
DeMaurice Smith has been re-elected as executive director of the players' union in a special committee vote.
MIAMI (AP) — AWOL linebacker Lawrence Timmons wanted to rejoin the Miami Dolphins.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State wants a federal judge to dismiss a class-action lawsuit by one of its most famous football stars who alleges athletes' images were used without their permission and without compensation.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two weeks in and Mike Tomlin's problems are of the NFL first-world variety.
NEW YORK (AP) — Of the eight teams off to 2-0 starts this season, perhaps the most impressive has been the Kansas City Chiefs.
Week 2 was tough on tight ends in fantasy football as five big names suffered injuries — none bigger than Greg Olsen of the Panthers breaking his right foot.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for former NFL players now eligible for payments under the league's $1 billion concussion settlement said Tuesday they've found evidence that unscrupulous third-party providers are trying to take advantage of players with significant brain damage.
Santana Moss says Robert Griffin III took credit for coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan being fired by the Washington Redskins.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL's highest paid player has the Detroit Lions rolling into early showdown against the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — So far, so good for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions. Eli Manning and the New York Giants are heading in the opposite direction.
Amid injuries to more than a quarter of their starters, the Washington Redskins won't have Su'a Cravens for the rest of the season after putting the 22-year-old safety on the reserve/left squad list.
A federal judge overseeing the NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement with former players said she's concerned about "deceptive practices" by claims service providers, lawyers, lenders and other groups seeking a share of the money.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott was accused of quitting by Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson in Dallas' 42-17 loss to Denver.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. is active for the New York Giants' game against the Detroit Lions.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Mike Glennon remains the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback. The wait for No. 2 overall draft pick Mitchell Trubisky continues.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons All-Pro Vic Beasley has a hamstring strain and is ruled out for this week's game at Detroit, and could be sidelined even longer.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase is declining to discuss linebacker Lawrence Timmons' future with the team, which may be brief.
Tom Brady and Sergio Dipp both had big Week 2 bounce-backs in after their opening weekend bumbles.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has denied the NFL's request to suspend his injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
The Dallas Cowboys not only are the NFL's most valuable franchise for the 11th straight year, they are the top-valued team in the world.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Whether you had already anointed or condemned, Week 2 of the NFL season should have put the brakes on such actions.
So by the looks of things, maybe — just maybe — the NFL overestimated the appetite for professional football in the Los Angeles area.
SEATTLE (AP) — For the second straight season, the Seattle Seahawks are spending the first two weeks of the regular season wondering how an offense with the likes of Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham has only found the end zone once in two games.
DENVER (AP) — Where so many others saw a Super Bowl favorite in Dallas' swaggering offense with its all-star linemen and pair of backfield superstars, Denver's defense envisioned a chance to show everybody that the Broncos are back.
ATLANTA (AP) — New season. New stadium. Same ol' result.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even Kirk Cousins was OK with how much the Washington Redskins ran the ball in a 27-20 victory against their former offensive coordinator, Sean McVay, and the Los Angeles Rams.
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DENVER (AP) — Aqib Talib's 103-yard interception return for a touchdown with 53 seconds left was the final indignity for the Cowboys in the Denver Broncos' 42-17 blowout of Dallas and its vaunted offense on Sunday.