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Fans file past a wall of flowers with a portrait of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen placed in the center during a memorial Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Mile High Stadium, the NFL football team's home in Denver. Bowlen, who has owned the franchise for more than three decades, died last Thursday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 18, 2019 - 5:33 pm
DENVER (AP) — Some wore full costumes and others sported jerseys, including one Denver Broncos supporter with "P. Bowlen" on the back. Quite a few devotees stood in the rain for about an hour before making their way inside the stadium. The fans arrived in droves Tuesday to pay respect to owner Pat...
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Joe Ellis, president and chief executive officer of the Denver Broncos, talks about the death of team owner Pat Bowlen during a news conference Monday, June 17, 2019, at the NFL football team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 17, 2019 - 5:55 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are planning several ways to honor team owner Pat Bowlen , who died last week at 75 after a long battle with Alzheimer's just two months shy of his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Renaming their stadium in his honor isn't one of those. The...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in East Rutherford, N.J. McCown has announced he is retiring from playing football after an NFL career that spanned 16 NFL seasons and included stints with 10 teams. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, writes in a piece for The Players' Tribune on Monday, June 17, 2019, that he will be helping coach his two sons — also quarterbacks — in high school this year.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 17, 2019 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown was sometimes the starting quarterback, often the backup — and always among the most-respected and well-liked players in whatever locker room he was in. And there were many. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, wrote in a piece for The Players' Tribune posted Monday that he...
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In this Jan. 5, 2011, photo, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen talks about Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway who he named Executive V.P. of football operations during a news conference at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died. He was 75. (AP Photo/ Ed Andrieski)
June 14, 2019 - 4:28 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On a cool night in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, 2016, John Elway thrust the Lombardi Trophy into the air and hollered, "This one's for Pat!" It came 18 years after Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen had declared, "This one's for John!" following the franchise's first...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2011, file photo, Denver Broncos NFL football team owner Pat Bowlen looks on during training camp in Englewood, Colo. Pat Bowlen, who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar television deals, died late Thursday night, June 13, 2019, just under two months before his enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was 75. In a statement posted on the Broncos' website, Bowlen's family said he died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
June 14, 2019 - 3:30 pm
DENVER (AP) — Hall of Famer Gary Zimmerman realized Pat Bowlen wasn't your typical, meddlesome NFL owner his first Thanksgiving in Denver when he found a sign-up sheet for a turkey, surely a prank on the rookies and other newcomers like himself. What the heck, he figured he'd play along, so he...
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FILE - This Jan. 9, 1975, file photo shows from left, Minnesota Vikings defensemen Jim Marshall, Alan Page, Doug Sutherland and Carl Eller. “Purple People Eaters” _ The bruising Minnesota Vikings defensive line from the late 1960s through the 1970s. Members included Hall of Famer Alan Page, Carl Eller and Jim Marshall. If not for going 0-4 in Super Bowls, the group likely would be more celebrated. (AP Photo/File)
June 14, 2019 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The memorable moments and teams in NFL history can be summarized by a word or phrase such as the "Steel Curtain" or "America's Team." And the NFL has had more than its share of those moments and teams through the years. Even though a list such as this could be virtually endless,...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file pool photo, Attorneys William Burck, left, Alex Spiro, center, and Jack Goldberger, part of the defense team for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, emerge from a courtroom at the Palm Beach County Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Judge Leonard Hanser on Friday, June 14, 2019, handed another loss to the prosecution in Kraft’s misdemeanor prostitution solicitation case, dismissing allegations that his attorneys Alex Spiro and William Burck tried to verbally intimidate a police officer and falsely accused him of lying. (Patrick Dove/TCPalm.com via AP, Pool)
June 14, 2019 - 2:44 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge handed another loss to the prosecution in New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's misdemeanor prostitution solicitation case Friday, dismissing allegations that his attorneys tried to verbally intimidate a police officer and falsely accused him of...
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FILE - This is a June 4, 2019, file photo, showing Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry answering questions at the team's NFL football training facility in Berea, Ohio. Landry called reports about teammates being upset with quarterback Baker Mayfield for harsh comments toward running back Duke Johnson “a non-issue.” Landry hosted his football camp on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Shaker Heights High School under gorgeous, blue skies. The four-time Pro Bowler said he believes Mayfield and Johnson will be able to work together. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
June 14, 2019 - 1:25 pm
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry doesn't think recent comments made by Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield about running back Duke Johnson will impact the team's chemistry. The splashy wide receiver hosted his youth football camp on Friday at Shaker Heights High School. Landry believes...
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Former Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George speaks during an announcement at the Titans' NFL football training facility Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn., that his number will be retired. The team will retire George's No. 27 and former quarterback Steve McNair's No. 9 on Sept. 15 at their home opener against the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 12, 2019 - 7:21 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nobody with the Titans will ever wear Eddie George's No. 27 nor the No. 9 of the late Steve McNair again, players who helped the franchise through its difficult relocation from Houston to Tennessee to its lone Super Bowl berth. Controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk announced...
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Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray smiles as he speaks to the media after practice at the team's NFL football training facility Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
June 11, 2019 - 6:28 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Everything has been new for Kyler Murray since the NFL draft. He's had to adjust to new teammates and coaches, being in a professional atmosphere, facing the demands of being an NFL player. But as the Cardinals opened their first mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Murray had an...
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