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FILE - This is a Jan. 25, 2018, file photo showing Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt at Pro Bowl NFL football practice, in Kissimmee, Fla. The NFL has suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt for eight games after a video showed him kicking a woman and he was later involved in a fight at a resort. The league on Friday, March 15, 2019, cited a violation of its personal conduct policy "for physical altercations at his residence in Cleveland last February and at a resort in Ohio last June." Hunt will not be paid during the half-season suspension, which he will not appeal. (AP Photo/Doug Benc, File)
March 15, 2019 - 10:05 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The NFL suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt for eight games after a video showed him kicking a woman and his involvement in a fight at a resort. The league on Friday cited a violation of its personal conduct policy "for physical altercations at his residence in Cleveland last...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) carries the ball during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Pittsburgh. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations says the New York Jets and Bell have agreed to a deal early Wednesday morning, Mach 13, 2019, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The deal gives new coach Adam Gase and second-year quarterback Sam Darnold a big-time playmaker, arguably the best player at his position before Bell opted to sit out all of last season rather than sign a franchise tender with Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 15, 2019 - 12:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Le'Veon Bell is leaving all the number crunching to the critics. The star running back slept soundly after finally making his long-awaited decision on where to restart his NFL career, agreeing to a four-year, $52.5 million deal from the New York Jets early Wednesday morning and...
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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown smiles during the NFL football team's news conference Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 13, 2019 - 9:12 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Rookie general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden had meticulously put together a plan to rebuild the Oakland Raiders with three first-round draft picks and a couple of smart free agent signings when they suddenly got sent in a different direction last week. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots Jason, left, and Devin McCourty react to fans during their Super Bowl victory parade in Boston. The Patriots’ twin combination in the secondary will remain intact for another season. A person familiar with the move says cornerback Jason McCourty has agreed to a two-year deal to remain with the Super Bowl champions. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because teams are not permitted to announce any moves until later in the day. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 13, 2019 - 8:14 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency Wednesday (all times EDT): 9:05 p.m. The Jacksonville Jaguars released quarterback Blake Bortles four hours after officially agreeing to terms with Nick Foles on Wednesday, the official start of free agency and two days after the sides settled on contract terms. The...
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March 13, 2019 - 6:14 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't make much of splash on the opening day of NFL free agency. The team needs helps in a number of areas — especially on defense — but doesn't have much space under the salary cap to pursue solutions. A trade sending receiver DeSean Jackson back to the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) makes a one handed catch against Washington Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger (36) and linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons (40) during an NFL football game, in East Rutherford, N.J. No longer a punching bag, the Browns are punching back. From hopeless to hopeful. Finally. In landing Beckham, one of the game’s most electrifying players, the Browns have risen from the deepest depths imaginable in just a year. (AP Photo/Brad Penner, File)
March 13, 2019 - 6:05 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns returned as an expansion team in 1999. They became a real one Tuesday night. It only took 20 mostly tortuous years — and one tremendous trade. With a shocking, blockbuster deal for superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the Browns flipped the NFL on its...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell carries the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh. Defense is the area with the most depth in this year's free agency class, Monday, March 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
March 13, 2019 - 12:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Le'Veon Bell sat out a full season while considering where he'd make his next playmaking moves. Well-rested, motivated and armed with a new contract, the star running back is joining Sam Darnold and the New York Jets. Bell agreed to a deal early Wednesday morning, a person with...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, New York Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. celebrates a catch against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Two people familiar with the blockbuster trade say the Cleveland Browns have agreed to acquire Beckham from the Giants. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek, File)
March 12, 2019 - 10:19 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT): 11:15 p.m. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with Miami linebacker Cameron Wake on a three-year deal worth $23 million with $10 million guaranteed. The person spoke on the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2019 file photo, Attorney General of New York, Letitia James, smiles during an inauguration ceremony in New York. James has opened a civil investigation into President Donald Trump's business dealings, taking action after his former lawyer told Congress he exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans. A person familiar with the inquiry said James issued subpoenas Monday, March 11, to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank seeking records related to four Trump real estate projects and his failed 2014 bid to buy the NFL's Buffalo Bills. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 12, 2019 - 6:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general has opened a civil investigation into President Donald Trump's business dealings, acting after his former personal lawyer and fixer told Congress that he exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans. Trump tweeted an apparent response Tuesday night, decrying...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, fans watch during the first half of an NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. A lease agreement to keep the Raiders in Oakland for at least one more season will be voted on this week. The Coliseum Authority has scheduled a vote for Friday, March 15, 2019, on a lease with the Raiders for 2019 with an option for 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
March 12, 2019 - 12:10 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A lease agreement to keep the Raiders in Oakland for at least one more season is coming to a vote this week. The Coliseum Authority scheduled a vote for Friday on a lease with the Raiders for 2019 with an option for 2020. The deal also must be approved by the Oakland City...
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