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  • Rich, Boltman among Chargers fans pulling for new stadium

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — From famed Super Bowl gatecrasher Dion Rich to an unofficial mascot called Boltman, Chargers fans turned out Monday night to support their team, which is threatening to move to a Los…

  • AP source: Titans tell safety Pollard he will be released

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Veteran safety Bernard Pollard wanted out of Tennessee in his chase for another Super Bowl ring. The Titans are letting him leave so he can do just that, according to a…

  • No franchise tag for Detroit’s Suh as deadline passes

    DETROIT (AP) — Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle. The deadline for teams…

  • Peterson just 1 of the players left in limbo by ruling

    BOSTON (AP) — There is a defensive end heading for free agency who had 15 sacks in his last full season. The kind of player a team can build a pass rush around, if he…

  • To tag or not to tag an NFL quandary

    NFL games have begun for 2015. Don’t bother checking out your Sunday Ticket, though. This is not football the teams are playing, it’s tag. Monday was the deadline for franchises to decide whether to hold…

  • Vikings have had ‘open dialogue’ with Peterson

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have been trying to take advantage of their opportunity to communicate with Adrian Peterson. General manager Rick Spielman said Monday the organization has had “open dialogue” with the star…

  • 2015 Franchise Tag Figures

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 2015 salaries for NFL players given the franchise and transition tags (based on the average of the five highest salaries at the position): Position Franchise Transition Quarterback $18,544,000 $16,155,000 Running…

  • Patriots place franchise tag on K Gostkowski

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots placed the franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl kicker Stephen Gostkowski on Monday. The team said in an unattributed statement that the move gives the sides more…

  • Giants place franchise tag on DE Jason Pierre-Paul

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants placed the franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul after the 26-year-old rebounded from two injury-plagued seasons. The Giants made the move Monday, guaranteeing that their…

  • Steelers release wide receiver Lance Moore

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with wide receiver Lance Moore, and linebacker Jason Worilds could soon follow Moore out the door. The Steelers released the 31-year-old Moore on Monday following an…

  • NFL salary cap increases $10 million to top $143 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s salary cap is going up $10 million to $143.28 million for the 2015 season. All 32 teams and the players’ union were notified Monday of the increase, the second…

  • Chiefs place franchise tag on All-Pro Houston

    The Kansas City Chiefs signaled they have no intention of parting ways with Justin Houston on Monday, moving swiftly to place the franchise tag on their All-Pro pass rusher. The Chiefs made the decision to…

  • Dolphins give transition tag to tight end Charles Clay

    MIAMI (AP) — Tight end Charles Clay was given a transition tag Monday by the Miami Dolphins, ensuring he’ll make at least $7 million in 2015. Miami also released starting cornerback Cortland Finnegan and reserve…

  • New Browns QB McCown barely knows Manziel

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh McCown barely knows Johnny Manziel. While the newest Browns quarterback isn’t walking into Cleveland’s quarterbacking quandary with any guarantees, he recognizes his obligation to help Manziel the way he would any…

  • Ravens cornerback Victor Hampton arrested, cut by team

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens waived cornerback Victor Hampton after his weekend arrest in Charlotte on a charge of driving while impaired and speeding. Ravens spokesman Chad Steele said the team waived Hampton…