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  • Matthews happy getting time at inside linebacker spot

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Clay Matthews said he’s happy with continuing to spend at least part of his time at inside linebacker. Whether the Green Bay Packers’ five-time Pro Bowl linebacker really likes the…

  • Adrian Peterson vents on Twitter about honoring contract

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson took to Twitter on Thursday to express his frustration over criticism he is receiving while staying away from the voluntary portion of Minnesota Vikings’ offseason. The former NFL MVP has…

  • Broncos LB Brandon Marshall recovering from foot surgery

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brandon Marshall is putting his foot down — only not the right one, since there are two screws holding it together. That starting spot at inside linebacker for the Denver Broncos?…

  • Saints getting a first look at their defensive overhaul

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — An autograph-covered football commemorating the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl triumph last season now sits in cornerback Brandon Browner’s locker at the headquarters of his new NFL team, the New Orleans…

  • Jaguars’ top pick Dante Fowler has successful knee surgery

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars say Dante Fowler has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. The procedure was done Wednesday in Pensacola by Dr. James Andrews, the…

  • Rookie guards studying Patriots complex offensive system

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots’ two rookie guards are helping each other study the team’s complex offensive schemes. They’ve already learned a much simpler strategy. No matter what the question, answer cautiously…

  • Allen looking to regroup in new-look Steelers secondary

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers paid Cortez Allen last fall to take over the shutdown cornerback role that Ike Taylor handled for the better part of a decade. The Steelers hardly got their money’s…

  • Tebow makes his Philly debut

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A slimmer Tim Tebow threw passes in shorts while a horde of reporters critiqued his mechanics and analyzed his arm motion. Welcome to Philly, Tim. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner spoke to…

  • Panthers expect offseason additions will free up WR Benjamin

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Help has arrived for Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Coach Ron Rivera is excited about the overall depth and competition at wide receiver, saying it is “much better” than it was…

  • Broncos left tackle Clady tears ACL, likely out for season

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are searching for someone to watch Peyton Manning’s back after left tackle Ryan Clady tore his left ACL and will likely be out for the season. It’s a…

  • Jets release backup QB Matt Simms

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have released quarterback Matt Simms, who backed up starter Geno Smith the past two seasons. Simms became expendable when the Jets drafted Baylor’s Bryce Petty in…

  • Eagles’ Kelly says McCoy was wrong to question his motives

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chip Kelly says LeSean McCoy was wrong to suggest he favors white players over black players and says he never considers race when he’s building the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster. “I’ve got great…

  • Wilson’s agent says no deadline on contract extension

    SEATTLE (AP) — The agent for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said in a radio interview that the sides have made progress in attempts to get a contract extension done, but there is no deadline…

  • Browns to play intrasquad scrimmage Aug. 7 at Ohio Stadium

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns will play their annual intrasquad scrimmage on Aug. 7 at Ohio Stadium. The team announced Thursday that the “Orange and Brown” scrimmage in the afternoon will be free…

  • NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week. The Santa Clara Police Department said the former San Francisco 49ers defensive end was arrested Wednesday for…