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  • Judge: St. Louis residents don’t need vote on stadium bonds

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The effort to build a new football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use bond…

  • Broncos P Colquitt takes a $1.4 million pay cut

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Two years after becoming the league’s highest-paid punter, Britton Colquitt has increased his chances of making the Denver Broncos’ roster by agreeing to a $1.4 million pay cut. Colquitt now will…

  • Packers LB Clay Matthews misses practice (knee soreness)

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews missed Green Bay’s Monday morning practice with what coach Mike McCarthy termed “knee soreness.” McCarthy downplayed any concerns about Matthews, the centerpiece of the…

  • Panthers DT Lotulelei carted off field with foot soreness

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was carted to the locker room with his right foot taped in ice. It’s the same foot that Lotulelei fractured in January, preventing him from…

  • 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,…