LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-American receiver Jordan Addison is transferring from Pitt to Southern California.
The Biletnikoff Award winner announced his decision Thursday on social media, ending weeks of speculation on where the top receiver in college football will play this season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with third-round pick Nicholas Petit-Frere on Thursday.
Petit-Frere, an offensive tackle, played 35 games, including 20 starts for Ohio State.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Jones has rarely given any insight into his feelings in his three seasons as the New York Giants starting quarterback.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Longtime Ravens punter Sam Koch retired Thursday and will join the Baltimore coaching staff as a special teams consultant.
A 16-year veteran, Koch, 39, appeared in a franchise-record 256 regular-season games, 239 consecutively from 2006-20, also a team record.
Something wasn't working.
Even though the NFL attempted to enhance opportunities for minority candidates to become head coaches in a league whose players are 70% Black, there was a disconnect.
Lo van Pham’s journey to the NFL began when he fell in love with sports upon arriving in Texas after living in refugee camps with his family.
More than 40 years later, van Pham is set to become the first Asian American to officiate in the NFL.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — If anyone had doubts about the Chargers' future in Los Angeles, owner Dean Spanos is hoping Wednesday's ceremonial groundbreaking for a new team headquarters answers them.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens has joined South Carolina as a senior analyst.
The school announced the addition of Kitchens on Wednesday.
Kitchens has worked in the NFL since 2006, most recently with the New York Giants.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Mike Pettine has just begun working with the Minnesota Vikings, the assistant head coach on a staff busy implementing a fresh culture and installing new schemes under the direction of first-time head coach Kevin O'Connell.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets signed wide receiver Garrett Wilson to a four-year, $20.55 million deal Wednesday, the last of the team's three first-round draft picks to get under contract.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers continued the offseason rebuild of their defense by signing defensive lineman Morgan Fox on Wednesday.
Fox will be entering his seventh year in the league.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo resident Jamie Lash was giddy as Buffalo Bills player Josh Thomas draped his arm around her shoulder and smiled for a picture Wednesday. It was a rare moment of lightness in a week spent mourning the violent deaths of 10 people at the Tops supermarket where she used to work.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants added four defensive players to their roster, including three who have previously worked with members of the coaching staff.
The Giants announced the signings of end Jalyn Holmes, safety Henry Black and cornerbacks Maurice Canady and Khalil Dorsey on Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles strengthened their secondary, agreeing on a one-year contract with veteran cornerback James Bradberry on Wednesday.
Bradberry, who made the Pro Bowl in 2020, was released by the New York Giants on May 9 for salary reasons.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars formally hired Ethan Waugh as the team’s assistant general manager on Wednesday.
Waugh, who had been rumored to be in line for the job for more than a month, worked alongside current Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke for a dozen seasons (2005-16) in San Francisco.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — From his work ethic to understanding a new offense, quarterback Justin Fields has convinced his new coaches with the Chicago Bears that he is making progress.
The real question facing the Bears is whether they have made enough progress supporting Fields.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — As they chase their fourth consecutive NFC North title and first Super Bowl berth in more than a decade, the Green Bay Packers may rely on a different formula than usual.
Three huge matchups to kick off the college football season, the XFL, a new Australian Open agreement and two new “30 for 30” documentaries were announced Tuesday by ESPN as part of its presentation to advertisers in New York.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Danielle Hunter became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 50 sacks, an athletic marvel for the Minnesota Vikings who was as durable as they come in this violent sport.
About 2 1/2 years later, with his gaudy sack total stalled out from consecutive injury-wrecked seasons, Hunter has found himself in sort of a reinvention mode.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with the 18th pick overall in wide receiver Treylon Burks.
The Titans did not announce details of the contract Tuesday, but they now have five of their nine draft picks under contract.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow said he didn't spend any time second-guessing himself or pondering what might have been after the Bengals' Super Bowl loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Former Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen, now a free agent, apparently suffered an injury during a training session being live-streamed on his Instagram account.
Jori Epstein, who covers the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL for USA Today, has been selected as the 2022 Terez A. Paylor Emerging Writer Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America.
Epstein, the second Paylor Award winner, has covered the league and the Cowboys for USA Today since 2018.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Tom Brady will be on the hot seat – this time during a Netflix roast.
Netflix announced Tuesday the seven-time Super Bowl champion will be featured first in a series of upcoming specials called “Greatest Roasts of All Time: GROAT.” Brady is the executive producer of the series, with his roast set to tape in 2023.
It's been two months since Joe Buck jumped from Fox to ESPN. It wasn’t until Monday that the gravity of moving into the “Monday Night Football” booth hit him.
Buck and Troy Aikman made their first trips to ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut, to meet with executives and future co-workers who are preparing for the upcoming season.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets signed defensive end Jermaine Johnson, the No. 26 overall pick in the NFL draft, to a fully guaranteed four-year, $13.1 million rookie deal Monday.
Johnson joins cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, selected fourth overall, as Jets first-round picks under contract.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens signed linebacker Vince Biegel on Monday.
Biegel played five games last season for the Miami Dolphins. He also started 10 games for Miami in 2019.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bills Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas tells The Associated Press he and several former teammates are coming together in Buffalo this week to help support families of the shooting victims.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have signed veteran defensive lineman DeMarcus Walker and cornerback Kenneth George.
The Titans also placed safety Jamal Carter on injured reserve Monday.
CLEVELAND (AP) — NFL officials will meet this week with Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson as the league continues to investigate whether he violated its personal conduct policy, a person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on Monday.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski to a one-year contract Monday, and also added receiver Geronimo Allison to the roster.
Kwiatkoski has played in 77 career games with 34 starts in six seasons with the Chicago Bears and Las Vegas Raiders.
As soon as the NHL expanded to more than six teams, and television sets started showing games in color, the Toronto Maple Leafs were in trouble.
Once again, the hockey playoffs are moving on to the second round without the Maple Leafs, who will be watching the rest of the postseason from a familiar spot.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions on one side. The Presidents’ Trophy winners on the other. Franchises separated by just a couple hundred miles of highway. And two teams that don’t like each other very much.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings hired Demitrius Washington as vice president of football operations on Monday, a new position under new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah that's designed to take the front office deeper into data-based decision-making.
Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and the late Greg Knapp have been selected as the Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award winners by the Professional Football Writers of America.
Frazier and Knapp are the 19th and 20th recipients of the Dr.
Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander has agreed to terms on a four-year, $84 million contract extension with a $30 million signing bonus, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Micah Hyde considered canceling his charity softball game after hearing about the shooting Saturday at a Buffalo supermarket.
The Bills safety knew he and his teammates could try to help the families of the victims and a stunned community.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Chris Olave just arrived in New Orleans. Michael Thomas will be returning soon.
The two former Ohio State stars are central figures in a rebuilt Saints receiving corps designed to improve the NFL’s least productive passing game in 2021 with 187.4 yards per game.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed six of their 11 draft picks, including first-round selections, edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux of Oregon and tackle Evan Neal of Alabama.
The Giants announced the signings Saturday after holding a rookie minicamp at their facility.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kalon “Boogie” Barnes is a flat-out burner.
The biggest question facing the Carolina Panthers rookie cornerback is whether his elite speed translates to a successful NFL career.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Desmond Ridder's drive to be first begins with an early start at his Atlanta Falcons rookie minicamp apartment.
The quarterback's roommates — wide receiver Drake London, running back Tyler Allgeier and tight end John FitzPatrick — can't help but notice.
DALLAS (AP) — Former Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has been arrested in Texas more than two weeks after a warrant was issued over an alleged violation of a protective order.
Beaumont, Texas, television station KBMT reported Thomas was arrested Friday in Orange, where he played high school football.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Even the “Punt God” can’t change Mother Nature.
Arriving in Buffalo for the Bills' rookie minicamp, Matt Araiza was unhappy with the weather. After all, the San Diego native has plenty of experience when it comes to 85 degrees and sunny.
When the NFL schedule makers started to dig in after the Super Bowl on putting together the complex puzzle of a 272-game schedule, Tom Brady had just retired, Russell Wilson was in Seattle and the free-agent frenzy hadn't even started.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons bolstered their thin ranks at receiver by acquiring Bryan Edwards from the Las Vegas Raiders on Friday.
The Falcons are sending a fifth-round pick in 2023 to Las Vegas, while also acquiring a seventh-rounder next year from the Raiders.
DENVER (AP) — The girlfriend of Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy asked a judge on Friday to dismiss a misdemeanor case against him stemming from a dispute between them.
The woman, who has a one-month-old child with Jeudy, told Judge Chantel Contiguglia that she did not feel threatened during the incident and made contact with authorities to “monitor the situation," The Denver Post reported.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Free agent wide receiver Jarvis Landry, a five-time Pro Bowler, is joining the New Orleans Saints.
The eight-year veteran confirmed the move on Twitter on Friday.
Landry spent his first four pro seasons with Miami before joining the Browns.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers are set with Austin Ekeler as their lead running back. Finding a dependable backup has been a work in progress the last two seasons.
With recent draft picks Joshua Kelley and Larry Rountree struggling to adjust to the NFL, and Justin Jackson a free agent, the Chargers are hoping fourth-round selection Isaiah Spiller can come in and provide a boost.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Drake London celebrated good health and a new contract on the first day of the Atlanta Falcons' rookie minicamp.
London, the wide receiver who was the Falcons' first-round pick in last month's NFL draft from Southern California, missed the end of the 2021 season with a fractured right ankle.