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  • Giants GM Reese speaks with injured DE Pierre-Paul

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants finally have spoken with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul about his injuries. Giants general manager Jerry Reese said Monday morning in a radio interview that “it was…

  • After 6-year wait, Tim Brown ready for Hall induction

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Perhaps more than any other position in football, wide receivers are forced to depend on teammates for success. Without a quarterback to throw it, a line to block or other running…

  • Cowboys’ Dez Bryant tangles with teammate in camp skirmish

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn’t end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver. Bryant,…

  • Raiders excited to break out the pads for first time

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — After months of practicing in shorts and shells, the Oakland Raiders finally got the chance to put on the pads. The Raiders held their first padded practice under new coach Jack…

  • Cowboys’ Mincey back at practice after ending brief holdout

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey didn’t stay away from training camp long in his effort to get a reworked contract. The team’s sack leader last season ended a brief holdout…

  • Bills suspend offensive line coach Kromer for first 6 games

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills suspended offensive line coach Aaron Kromer without pay for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Bills President Russ Brandon…

  • Aldon Smith, Glenn Dorsey hope to play full season

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Two players the San Francisco 49ers could not depend upon last year will be counted on to play big roles this season. Linebacker Aldon Smith missed the first nine games…

  • Rams’ Trumaine Johnson, E.J. Gaines competing at cornerback

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams’ defense is so deep there are two starters, Trumaine Johnson and E.J. Gaines, competing for one of the cornerback spots. Johnson may have gained the edge Sunday…

  • Cardinals’ TE Gresham still on sideline after back surgery

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jermaine Gresham left the Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent after last season and he was looking forward to a nice contract elsewhere. That all changed abruptly. The big tight end…

  • Ravens’ Harbaugh concerned about injury to safety Matt Elam

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens coach John Harbaugh is concerned about the severity of the biceps injury to safety Matt Elam. Elam, a third-year safety, injured the biceps during practice on Saturday reaching for…

  • Brandon Boykin eager for fresh start with Steelers

    LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin is looking forward to a fresh start with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Boykin, who enters his fourth season, also wanted to clarify his comments on Sunday,…

  • Miller no longer in NFL’s drug program

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller no longer carries all those extra pounds or the weight of the world. He’s back at his natural position and size and his playfulness and smile are back, too.…

  • Seattle continues to keep core together by locking up Wagner

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner was patient to a point. The All-Pro middle linebacker was willing to sit back and let the Seattle Seahawks finish up their contract negotiations with Russell Wilson. But once…

  • Bus stop; Steelers great Jerome Bettis bulls way into Hall

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — By the end of 2004, Jerome Bettis was done. Finished. Burned out. A dozen years in the NFL, most of them as the perpetually smiling blue-collared soul of the Pittsburgh Steelers, left…

  • With Jeffery leading pack, no shortage of options for Bears

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — If indeed this is his time, his chance to assert himself as a true No. 1 receiver for the Chicago Bears, Alshon Jeffery was in no mood to discuss it. “I…