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FILE - New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) intercepts a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. Butler was an "invited tryout" player who got his chance in May of 2014. Nine months later, his first career interception saved the Super Bowl for the Patriots when he dug inside Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette to pick off Russell Wilson's pass from the 1 with 20 seconds remaining to preserve New England's 28-24 win. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
September 03, 2020 - 2:32 pm
Pro days scuttled. Rookie minicamps wiped out. The NFL's traditional offseason, obliterated. The coronavirus pandemic has made it harder this year for long shots to make their mark and earn an NFL roster spot. “Honestly, I probably wouldn’t be in the NFL if this would’ve happened my rookie year,”...
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September 03, 2020 - 11:55 am
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are bringing back wide receiver Josh Gordon on a one-year deal even as the talented pass catcher awaits reinstatement from the NFL after his latest suspension. Gordon’s signing was confirmed on Twitter by his agent David Canter on Thursday, just two days...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) sits on the bench in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, in Nashville, Tenn. The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived running back Leonard Fournette, a stunning decision that gets the team closer to purging Tom Coughlin's tenure. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
September 02, 2020 - 11:27 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette intends to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are stockpiling playmakers to help Tom Brady be successful with his new team. The former Jacksonville Jaguars running back tweeted an image of himself carrying a football and wearing a Bucs jersey and helmet —long...
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People walk past a poster with the image of Barcelona soccer player Lionel Messi at a F.C. Barcelona store in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Barcelona is banking on a face-to-face meeting with Lionel Messi to try to convince him to stay. Talks with Messi’s father-agent are expected this week in Barcelona but the club also hopes to sit down with the player himself. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
September 02, 2020 - 4:21 pm
Lionel Messi's future at Barcelona looked no closer to being resolved after the first meeting between the player's father and club officials on Wednesday ended without an agreement, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person said club president Josep Bartomeu met...
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Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill passes during NFL football training camp Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool)
September 02, 2020 - 2:35 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Maybe close friends Bill O’Brien and Doug Marrone had a bet. Maybe they were playing a back-and-forth game of “Can You Top This?” If so, Marrone clearly won this round. Marrone and the Jacksonville Jaguars have dumped five potential starters, including three former Pro...
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FILE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws during an NFL football organized team activity Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. Tom Brady has shifted the NFC South spotlight to Tampa Bay, but Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are still the three-time defending division champions. The battle of the NFL’s all-time leading passers brings extra drama to the division race. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
September 02, 2020 - 1:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Brady won't have to wait long for a first look at the team his Buccaneers will be chasing in the NFC South. The 43-year-old Brady will make his Tampa Bay debut when the Buccaneers open at New Orleans on Sept. 13. Brady won a record six Super Bowl championships with New England,...
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FILE - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo passes under pressure from Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. NFL teams can always use more pass rushers, as evidenced by the NFC North where all four teams have spent big to acquire them over the last three years.(AP Photo/Matt York, File)
September 01, 2020 - 5:38 pm
The pressure has clearly been on in the NFC North. Oh, there's the usual urgency around Super Bowl aspirations and on-field improvement. Aaron Rodgers has reached the final stretch of his time in Green Bay. Minnesota is trying to keep a championship window open despite a wave of departures on...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson throws a pass during NFL football training camp Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
September 01, 2020 - 4:31 pm
It's all about the quarterbacks in the AFC North, a division that includes the reigning NFL MVP, the top pick in the 2020 draft and a two-time Super Bowl winner looking to make a successful comeback. The Baltimore Ravens won the AFC North last year behind Lamar Jackson, who accounted for 1,206 of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) sits on the bench in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, in Nashville, Tenn. The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived running back Leonard Fournette, a stunning decision that gets the team closer to purging Tom Coughlin's tenure. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
September 01, 2020 - 3:04 am
You’ve got to hand it to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Just when you think they can't go any lower, the Jags somehow manage to find a whole new level of teal-colored ineptitude. They really could be the worst franchise in all of professional sports. Since there is perpetual speculation that the Jaguars...
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FILE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady talks to offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich during an NFL football training camp practice Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. Teams with new coaches or new quarterbacks could limit their playbooks early in the season because they missed valuable practice time in the offseason due to the coronavirus shutdown. Even Tom Brady has found it challenging to learn a new system. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
August 31, 2020 - 6:13 pm
Teams with new coaches or new quarterbacks could limit their playbooks early in the season because they missed valuable practice time in the offseason due to the coronavirus shutdown. If so, they're not telling. Even Tom Brady has found it challenging to learn a new system and he’s a six-time Super...
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