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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas. Two people with direct knowledge of the decision say the Cowboys are placing the franchise tag on Lawrence for the second consecutive year. The decision means Lawrence has a one-year offer for a $20.5 million while the sides keep working on a long-term contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, March 4, 2019, because the decision has not been announced. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
March 04, 2019 - 6:47 pm
The Dallas Cowboys are placing the franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence for the second straight year. Their star defensive end doesn't appear to be in any rush to sign the lucrative one-year contract this time. Two people with knowledge of the decision said Monday the Cowboys had decided on another...
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Mississippi wide receiver D.K. Metcalf runs the 40-yard dash during the NFL football scouting combine, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
March 04, 2019 - 3:15 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Receiver D.K. Metcalf showed off his muscle-man physique — and his speed — in Indianapolis. Defensive end Montez Sweat proved big men can run fast, too. The two pro prospects from rival colleges in Mississippi left the NFL's annual scouting combine as the two biggest winners of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney moves toward the action during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia. The Houston Texans have placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive end/outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
March 04, 2019 - 2:52 pm
The Houston Texans placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive end/outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney on Monday. The move doesn't close the door for the Texans to sign the edge rusher to a long-term deal. General manager Brian Gaine says: "Our goal is to continue to work with his...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar laughs as she addresses a snowy rally where she announced she is entering the race for president at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis. Klobuchar was the Democratic speaker for the annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
March 02, 2019 - 11:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — If a woman can be president, can a woman also tell a dirty joke? Amy Klobuchar thinks so. The U.S. senator from Minnesota and famously snow-swept presidential candidate was the Democratic speaker for the 134th annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner. The event calls for good-...
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Ohio State defensive lineman Nick Bosa talks to the media at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Indianapolis. (Detroit Lions via AP)
March 02, 2019 - 6:10 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Bosa found himself in the news again last week when Zion Williamson sprained his right knee in the opening minute against North Carolina. The sight of his left shoe tearing apart and Williamson grabbing his right knee unleashed feverish debate over whether Duke's freakish...
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March 01, 2019 - 6:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's salary cap will jump $11 million next season to $188.2 million. In the ninth year of the 10-year labor agreement, the cap moves up from $177.2 million. It has increased in every year of the contract, with the biggest move in 2015 to 2016, when it went up by just under $12...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 file photo, Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel throws a pass during warmups before a CFL football game against the BC Lions in Montreal. Johnny Manziel is now “available” to the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football, the team’s general manager said Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Before acting on Manziel, the Commanders and the new league are looking into why Manziel’s contract was terminated by the CFL earlier this week.(Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
February 28, 2019 - 6:17 pm
Johnny Manziel is now "available" to the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football, the team's general manager said Thursday. That doesn't mean Daryl Johnston plans to sign him. Before acting on Manziel, the Commanders and the new league are looking into why Manziel's contract was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, former NFL player Jason Witten and broadcaster is recognized by the Dallas Cowboys before the first half of an NFL football game between the Cowboys and the Tennessee Titans in Arlington, Texas. Witten is coming out of retirement and rejoining the Cowboys after one season as a television analyst. The Cowboys announced Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, that the 11-time Pro Bowl tight end had agreed to a one-year contract. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
February 28, 2019 - 5:20 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jason Witten said the hardest thing about deciding to retire nine months ago was leaving football without winning a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys. The 36-year-old tight end is giving it another shot. Witten announced Thursday he is coming out of retirement and rejoining...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2019, file photo, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Kyler Murray poses with the Davey O'Brien football award, in Fort Worth, Texas. Murray's measurements were among the most anticipated at this year's NFL scouting combine after he spurned the Oakland Athletics and a career in Major League Baseball for a shot at the NFL. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
February 28, 2019 - 5:13 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyler Murray may not show off his arm or his legs at the NFL scouting combine, but on Thursday he assuaged colossal concerns about his size. The Heisman Trophy-winning dual-threat quarterback and speedy outfielder from the University of Oklahoma checked in at just over 5-foot-10...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the sidelines before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution. Kraft’s attorney Jack Goldberger filed the written plea in Palm Beach County, Fla., court documents released Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. The 77-year-old Kraft is requesting a non-jury trial. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
February 28, 2019 - 2:01 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution in a Florida case, according to court documents released Thursday. Kraft's attorney Jack Goldberger filed the written plea with the Palm Beach County...
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