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  • Former players put trust in The Trust

    NEW YORK (AP) — Approaching the end of his dozen seasons as an NFL quarterback, Charlie Batch felt comfortable about moving on to another career. He’s a rarity. Batch, other players, their union and the…

  • Report: LA-area stadium near airport would pose terror risk

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A report commissioned by the developer of a downtown Los Angeles football stadium warns that a rival project nearby could be a potential terrorist target because of its proximity to Los…

  • Browns, quarterback Josh McCown agree to terms on contract

    The Browns have yet another new quarterback, and this one has a familiar last name. Josh McCown, who went 1-10 as Tampa Bay’s starter last season, agreed to terms on a three-year contract with Cleveland…

  • Lions re-sign long snapper to 1-year deal

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach to a one-year contract. The Lions announced the deal Friday. Muhlbach has spent the past 11 seasons with the Lions. He…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Claimed OF Alex Hassan off waivers from Baltimore. Placed RHP A.J. Griffin on the 60-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with LHP Alexander Claudio; RHPs Lisalverto Bonilla,…

  • Progress pleases Peterson; statement of thanks skips Vikings

    The Minnesota Vikings have repeatedly praised Adrian Peterson during the offseason, with his status slowly moving toward resolution. Peterson hasn’t had the same warmth for the Vikings. The NFL returned the star running back to…

  • Falcons release WR Douglas, OG Blalock, DE Massaquoi

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons released wide receiver Harry Douglas, starting offensive guard Justin Blalock and defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi on Friday, a day after cutting running back Steven Jackson. Douglas, a third-round pick…

  • Cardinals release 11-year NFL veteran Darnell Dockett

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals released defensive tackle Darnell Dockett on Friday, allowing the three-time Pro Bowl lineman to test the free agency market. The move gives the 33-year-old Dockett the chance to…

  • Redskins release defensive linemen Bowen, Cofield

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Redskins announced Friday that they have released defensive end Stephen Bowen and defensive lineman Barry Cofield, both of whom spent the last four years with Washington. Cofield, 30, was limited by…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Claimed OF Alex Hassan off waivers from Baltimore. Placed RHP A.J. Griffin on the 60-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with LHP Alexander Claudio; RHPs Lisalverto Bonilla,…

  • Vikings release left guard Charlie Johnson

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have released starting left guard Charlie Johnson after four seasons with the team. The move was made Friday, clearing $2.5 million from the team’s salary cap. Johnson…

  • Receivers Hartline and Gibson released by Dolphins

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins released two receivers Friday, and neither was Mike Wallace. While the team continued to weigh its options regarding the disgruntled Wallace, they parted with Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson,…

  • Bengals release defensive end Geathers, receiver Little

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals released defensive end Robert Geathers — one of Cincinnati’s most tenured players — and receiver Greg Little on Friday. Geathers played 11 seasons with Cincinnati, a span of 152 career…

  • NFL hires Nicole Gustafson as lobbyist

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has hired Nicole Gustafson as a lobbyist. The league says in a statement that Gustafson will be based in the NFL office in Washington, where as vice president for…

  • Eagles release lineman Herremans, save $2.8M on salary cap

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have released offensive lineman Todd Herremans. The 32-year-old Herremans started 132 games while playing his first 10 seasons in Philadelphia. The move announced Friday saves the Eagles $2.8 million…