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  • Ex-Husker DE Randy Gregory to NFL Media: I failed drug tests

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Defensive end Randy Gregory said he tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine last month and that he failed two drug tests at Nebraska last year. Gregory disclosed his…

  • Steelers stadium keeps Heinz Field name despite Kraft merger

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ football stadium will keep the name Heinz Field despite the company’s planned merger with Kraft Foods Group. Pittsburgh-based H.J. Heinz Co. says if the merger announced Wednesday is approved,…

  • Extra talk about extra points, then perhaps changes in 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — It’s the dullest play in football, the one when viewers head for the fridge, fans in the stands head for the concessions. Even some of the players don’t pay attention when the…

  • Cornerback Coleman looks to keep Vols’ draft streak alive

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s streak of having at least one player selected in every NFL draft for the past half century could end this year. Cornerback Justin Coleman is the Volunteers’ top pro prospect,…

  • Jets sign veteran tight end Kellen Davis

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have signed veteran tight end Kellen Davis, adding a big blocker to their offense. The 6-foot-7, 265-pound Davis signed with the Giants last offseason, but was cut…

  • Bills to honor late owner Wilson with life-sized statue

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson will be honored with a life-sized statue erected at the stadium that bears his name. The decision to commemorate the team’s founder and Pro…

  • Smith says he believes Winston’s troubles are behind him

    PHOENIX (AP) — Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith wouldn’t come right out and say it. He sure gave every indication that the Buccaneers were ready to make Jameis Winston the No. 1 pick in next…

  • Change to extra points likely in NFL

    PHOENIX (AP) — Spice it up. The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season. While team owners didn’t vote on any extra-point…

  • NFL Draft Compensatory Picks List

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 32 compensatory draft choices in the 2015 NFL Draft (May 2) awarded to teams that suffered a net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four. The…

  • Coach Zimmer ‘fully expects’ Peterson to be with Vikings

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings don’t plan to trade Adrian Peterson and fully expect him to be with the team for the 2015 season. His agent and Peterson believe otherwise. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer…

  • Garrett: Hardy must do ‘right things from the beginning’

    PHOENIX (AP) — Dallas coach Jason Garrett says Greg Hardy must “do the right things from the beginning” to be part of the Cowboys. Garrett said the team did an extensive examination of Hardy’s background…

  • NFL Calendar

    April 6 — Teams with new head coach can begin offseason workouts. April 20 — Teams with returning head coach can begin offseason workouts. April 30-May 2 — NFL draft, Chicago.

  • Owners still with plenty of work to do at meetings

    PHOENIX (AP) — NFL owners head into their final day of a busy set of meetings with plenty more work to do. After a flurry of votes and news, several more items on this week’s…

  • Bears agree to 1-year deal with former 49ers DE McDonald

    CHICAGO (AP) — Even the chairman of the Chicago Bears had his doubts about pursuing former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald. In fact, George McCaskey turned down the idea at first. A face-to-face…

  • Pujols homers, Trout triples but Rangers beat Angels 15-8

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Albert Pujols homered and Mike Trout hit an RBI triple, but the Texas Rangers tagged Los Angeles Angels closer Huston Street for six runs Tuesday in a 15-8 victory. Trout, last…