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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015, file photo, Houston Texans' Kevin Johnson (30) chases a play during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Houston. Johnson is scheduled to meet with the Browns, a person familiar with the visit confirmed to The Associated Press, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Johnson, who was released earlier this week by the Texans, met with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider, File)
March 07, 2019 - 11:03 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent cornerback Kevin Johnson is scheduled to meet with the Browns, a person familiar with the visit confirmed to The Associated Press. Johnson, who was released this week by the Houston Texans, is scheduled to be at the team's headquarters later this week, said the person...
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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray watches drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 06, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is not so short and Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat is very fast. While those were the big takeaways from the NFL combine, plenty more was learned in Indianapolis last week. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Dane Brugler, NFL draft...
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File - In this Oct. 24, 2018 file photo, Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly appears for a hearing in the Arapahoe County Courthouse in Centennial, Colo. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to first-degree criminal trespassing after being accused of entering a couple's suburban Denver home uninvited. KDVR-TV reports that Kelly entered the plea on Monday, March 4, 2019, in Arapahoe County District Court. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool, File)
March 05, 2019 - 7:42 pm
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Former Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly has pleaded not guilty to first-degree criminal trespassing after being accused of entering a couple's suburban home uninvited. KDVR-TV reports that Kelly entered the plea on Monday in Arapahoe County District Court. His...
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Rex royalty take an extended pause in front of the charred carcass of a St. Charles Avenue mansion to make a toast, carrying on a tradition that began in 1907, at a house that looms large in krewe and Mardi Gras history in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 5:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From children clamoring for tossed strands of beads, to revelers dressed up as "blind referees" poking fun at the NFL, to high school bands marching down the street, people in New Orleans celebrated Fat Tuesday with flair and fun. Mardi Gras season began Jan. 6 and featured weeks...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas. Two people with direct knowledge of the decision say the Cowboys are placing the franchise tag on Lawrence for the second consecutive year. The decision means Lawrence has a one-year offer for a $20.5 million while the sides keep working on a long-term contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, March 4, 2019, because the decision has not been announced. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
March 04, 2019 - 5:47 pm
The Dallas Cowboys are placing the franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence for the second straight year. Their star defensive end doesn't appear to be in any rush to sign the lucrative one-year contract this time. Two people with knowledge of the decision said Monday the Cowboys had decided on another...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar laughs as she addresses a snowy rally where she announced she is entering the race for president at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis. Klobuchar was the Democratic speaker for the annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
March 02, 2019 - 10:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — If a woman can be president, can a woman also tell a dirty joke? Amy Klobuchar thinks so. The U.S. senator from Minnesota and famously snow-swept presidential candidate was the Democratic speaker for the 134th annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner. The event calls for good-...
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March 01, 2019 - 5:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's salary cap will jump $11 million next season to $188.2 million. In the ninth year of the 10-year labor agreement, the cap moves up from $177.2 million. It has increased in every year of the contract, with the biggest move in 2015 to 2016, when it went up by just under $12...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, former NFL player Jason Witten and broadcaster is recognized by the Dallas Cowboys before the first half of an NFL football game between the Cowboys and the Tennessee Titans in Arlington, Texas. Witten is coming out of retirement and rejoining the Cowboys after one season as a television analyst. The Cowboys announced Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, that the 11-time Pro Bowl tight end had agreed to a one-year contract. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
February 28, 2019 - 4:20 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jason Witten said the hardest thing about deciding to retire nine months ago was leaving football without winning a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys. The 36-year-old tight end is giving it another shot. Witten announced Thursday he is coming out of retirement and rejoining...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2019, file photo, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Kyler Murray poses with the Davey O'Brien football award, in Fort Worth, Texas. Murray's measurements were among the most anticipated at this year's NFL scouting combine after he spurned the Oakland Athletics and a career in Major League Baseball for a shot at the NFL. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
February 28, 2019 - 9:35 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyler Murray may not throw at the NFL scouting combine, but he checked in just over 5-feet-10 and weighed 207 pounds. His hand size, as measured from his pinkie to his thumb, was 9½ inches. Murray's measurements on Thursday compare favorably to two other undersized quarterbacks...
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February 27, 2019 - 6:53 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney moved up and down the rows of Tigers players, patting their shoulder pads and helmets as the national champions got ready for practice. "We're back," Swinney said. "Good to be back." Less than two months after winning its second national title in...
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