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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict walks the field during practice before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Cincinnati. The Bengals terminated the contract of Burfict on Monday, March 18, 2019, releasing him to free agency. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)
March 19, 2019 - 9:49 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed linebacker Vontaze Burfict. The move Tuesday puts Burfict on a new team one day after he was released by the Cincinnati Bengals, where he spent his first seven seasons. During his time with Cincinnati, Burfict was repeatedly suspended by the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the field before the AFC Championship NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to Kraft and other men charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor. The Palm Beach State Attorney confirmed Tuesday, March 19, 2019, it has offered Kraft and 24 other men charged with soliciting prostitution the standard diversion program offered to first-time offenders. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
March 19, 2019 - 3:10 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor. The Palm Beach State Attorney's Office confirmed Tuesday it has offered Kraft and 24 other men charged with...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Fitzpatrick, who played last season for the Buccaneers, signed an $11 million, two-year contract Monday, March 18, 2019, with the Miami Dolphins. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
March 19, 2019 - 2:39 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Experience tells Ryan Fitzpatrick that his job with the Miami Dolphins might not last long. After all, they are his eighth team. And for now, at least, he is glad to be their starting quarterback. "I'm going to come in from day one and act like and be the starting quarterback for this...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. The blatant non-call late in the NFC championship game caused passionate consternation among Saints fans and led to calls for change in the NFL’s replay system. But there is not a lot of support for such a change because of the time it would add to games. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 19, 2019 - 2:07 am
DENVER (AP) — In no sport but the NFL do players, fans, coaches and general managers annually debate the rules of the game, advocating ways to make pro football better, safer, fairer. Officiating is especially a hot topic around the league after a blown call late in the NFC championship game pretty...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict walks the field during practice before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Cincinnati. The Bengals terminated the contract of Burfict on Monday, March 18, 2019, releasing him to free agency. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)
March 18, 2019 - 4:34 pm
The Bengals stuck with linebacker Vontaze Burfict through all his troubles, including a hit to Antonio Brown's head that led to a playoff loss. They finally released him on Monday after a season of below-average performance. During seven seasons with Cincinnati, Burfict was repeatedly suspended by...
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FILE - This April 2, 2017 file photo shows Tim McGraw performing at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The NFL announced Monday that Grammy-winning country star Tim McGraw will perform a free outdoor concert on April 26, 2019, and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans will sing the National Anthem on April 25 to open the three days of draft events. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 18, 2019 - 2:40 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The stars of the gridiron will meet the stars of Music City when the NFL Draft comes to Nashville, Tennessee, in April. The NFL announced Monday that Grammy-winning country star Tim McGraw will perform a free outdoor concert on April 26 and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. After a week of being beat up in the media over the trade of the popular star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., general manager Dave Gettleman went on the offensive, Monday, March 18, 2019, saying the trade was the best interests of the New York Giants and was a deal the organization could not refuse. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
March 18, 2019 - 1:37 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a week of being beaten up in the media over the trade of popular star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., general manager Dave Gettleman went on the offensive, saying the trade was in the best interests of the New York Giants and was a deal the organization could not...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) rushes for a touchdown against the New York Giants during an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Fitzpatrick has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, who were in the market for a replacement to Ryan Tannehill. Fitzpatrick, 36, has a 50-75-1 record as a starter for seven NFL teams. He started seven games for Tampa Bay last year and had a passer rating of 100.4, which ranked ninth in the league. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
March 17, 2019 - 5:56 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick will become the Miami Dolphins' caretaker quarterback. The well-traveled veteran agreed to terms Sunday on an $11 million, two-year contract as a replacement to Ryan Tannehill and a placeholder until the Dolphins can draft their franchise quarterback. That could happen...
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Mikey Garcia, left, takes a blow to the body from Errol Spence Jr. during the ninth round of the IBF welterweight championship boxing bout Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
March 17, 2019 - 1:31 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. had to go the distance to defend his IBF welterweight title for the third time. Still, the outcome was never in doubt for one of the world's best pound-for-pound boxers. Spence unanimously outpointed previously undefeated challenger Mikey Garcia, a skilled...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2018, file photo, Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel speaks to the media after practice in Montreal. Manziel has been signed by the Alliance of American Football and will join the Memphis Express. The quarterback's rights belonged to San Antonio of the spring league, but that team declined to sign him and Manziel then was free to join any of the other seven clubs. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 16, 2019 - 11:19 pm
Johnny Football is heading to Memphis to resume his football career. Johnny Manziel signed with the Alliance of American Football on Saturday night and will join the Memphis Express. The quarterback's rights belonged to San Antonio of the spring league, but that team declined to sign him and...
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