NFL football

September 05, 2018 - 11:25 am
ATLANTA (11-7) at PHILADELPHIA (16-3) Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE - Eagles by 4 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Atlanta 8-10, Philadelphia 13-5-1 SERIES RECORD - Eagles lead 19-14-1 LAST MEETING - Eagles beat Falcons 15-10, NFC divisional playoff, Jan. 13 AP PRO32 RANKING - Falcons No. 8,...
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This image taken from the Twitter account of the former National Football League player Colin Kaepernick shows a Nike advertisement featuring him that was posted Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Kaepernick already had a deal with Nike that was set to expire, but it was renegotiated into a multi-year deal to make him one of the faces of Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign, according to a person familiar with the contract. (Twitter via AP)
September 04, 2018 - 10:59 pm
An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. The deal unveiled by...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) answers questions at a post-game meeting with reporters following a 29-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are beginning preparations for their Week 1 opener against Cleveland without All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell. Bell did not arrive at the team's facility in time for practice on Monday and has yet to sign his one-year franchise tender, leaving his status for Sunday's visit to the Browns in doubt. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich, File)
September 04, 2018 - 1:34 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin doesn't know when Le'Veon Bell is going to show up for work. Maybe it'll be in time for the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back to be ready for Sunday's season opener at Cleveland. Or maybe Bell will skip a week to send one last message about his frustration over...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, former NFL player and now analyst Jason Witten, left, and play-by-play commentator Joe Tessitore pose for a photograph before their ESPN telecast of a preseason NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Jets in Landover, Md. Witten holds one of the most prominent television jobs in the sport as the lead analyst for Monday Night Football." Witten is approaching his new role in similar fashion as he did his old one when his comprehensive film work made him the second most productive tight end in NFL history. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 04, 2018 - 2:57 am
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Jason Witten sat in a room with his new teammates going over video of his latest performance. It wasn't much different than what he did for 15 seasons as a tight end with the Dallas Cowboys. But instead of being one of the faces of perhaps the NFL's most high-profile...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) answers questions during a news conference after losing to the New York Giants in a preseason NFL football game, in East Rutherford, N.J. There's big-time hope that Darnold is the answer, and that has the Jets and their fans optimistic about this season — and the future.(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
September 03, 2018 - 3:01 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold will start at quarterback in the New York Jets' season-opening game at Detroit on Monday night. The 21-year-old Darnold will be the youngest quarterback to start in Week 1 since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. The announcement Monday by coach Todd Bowles comes as no...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) answers questions at a post-game meeting with reporters following a 29-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are beginning preparations for their Week 1 opener against Cleveland without All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell. Bell did not arrive at the team's facility in time for practice on Monday and has yet to sign his one-year franchise tender, leaving his status for Sunday's visit to the Browns in doubt. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich, File)
September 03, 2018 - 2:57 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed all summer the need to avoid the kind of off-the-field distractions they couldn't seem to shake in 2017. So much for that. While the two-time defending AFC North champions hit the practice field on Monday to prepare for their Week 1 opener in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles throws during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland. Eagles coach Doug Pederson says Nick Foles will start against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. Pederson made the announcement on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, one day after a testy exchange with reporters in which he insisted he wanted to wait. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, Fle)
September 03, 2018 - 12:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles coach Doug Pederson says Nick Foles will start against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. Pederson made the announcement on Monday, one day after a testy exchange with reporters in which he insisted he wanted to wait. "In the best interest of everything about the...
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September 03, 2018 - 8:54 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have named Nathan Peterman their starting quarterback in a job the second-year player is expected to hold until rookie first-round pick Josh Allen is deemed ready. The Bills made the announcement on their Twitter account before practice Monday morning as...
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) rushes against the Indianapolis Colts during an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. The Chicago Bears have acquired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in a massive trade that sends two first-round draft picks to Oakland. A person with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that Oakland will get first-round selections in 2019 and 2020, a sixth-rounder next year and a third-rounder in 2020. Oakland also included its second-round selection in 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 02, 2018 - 9:37 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden didn't mince words. As excited as he was to coach Khalil Mack in his second stint with Oakland, Gruden believes the right move ultimately was to trade Mack to give the Raiders the draft picks and salary cap room needed to rebuild a depleted roster. "It wasn't my...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch takes part in drills at NFL football training camp in Englewood, Colo. John Elway cut ties with his biggest draft bust Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, when he waived quarterback Paxton Lynch less than 24 hours after including him on the Denver Broncos’ 53-man roster. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 02, 2018 - 5:14 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway cut ties with his biggest draft bust Sunday when he waived quarterback Paxton Lynch less than 24 hours after including him on the Denver Broncos' 53-man roster. Lynch was jettisoned after the Broncos were awarded fellow third-year quarterback Kevin Hogan off...
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