NFL Articles from The Oklahoman

  • Chemistry primary goal for Giants secondary

    Updated: 15 min ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Antrel Rolle has a Super Bowl ring. So does Prince Amukamara. And newcomer Walter Thurmond. NFL veterans Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Zack Bowman, Stevie Brown, Quintin Demps and Trumaine McBride know the ropes. Now, they all need to blend together in the New...

  • Kluwe lawyer: No lawsuit imminent

    Updated: 31 min ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is backing away from his threat to sue the team over alleged discrimination — for now. Kluwe vowed last week to sue because he was unhappy with the team's resolution of his complaint against special teams coordinator Mike...

  • Gronk cleared to play at Patriots training camp

    Updated: 45 min ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first practice Thursday. "He's been cleared to play," coach...

  • Seattle's Sidney Rice announces his retirement

    Updated: 51 min ago

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice is retiring from the NFL after an injury-plagued career that included issues with concussions. The Seahawks announced Rice's decision Wednesday, two days before the start of training camp. The news was first reported by Pro...

  • Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's

    Updated: 53 min ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer's disease. The 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the club's daily operations, the Broncos announced Wednesday. Team President Joe Ellis is adding the title of chief...

  • Hall of Famer Jim Brown sues over '64 title ring

    Updated: 54 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown — running out of time to retrieve his 1964 NFL championship ring — has sued a memorabilia dealer. The 78-year-old Los Angeles resident filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Manhattan federal court against Lelands.com and Lelands Collectibles...

  • Cardinals S Mathieu out for start of training camp

    Updated: 56 min ago

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu and nose tackle Alamdea Ta'Amu will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list as they recover from last season's injuries. Considered a risky pick after his legal troubles at LSU, Mathieu rehabilitated his image...

  • Hoyer, Manziel set to battle for Browns' QB job

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — It's time for football, Johnny. After months of having his off-field behavior analyzed, scrutinized and criticized, Johnny Manziel will again be the center of attention. This time, though, it won't be for swigging champagne on an inflatable swan, but during his first NFL...

  • Eagles OT Lane Johnson suspended 4 games

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy. The fourth pick in the 2013 draft will be eligible to return to the Eagles' active roster Sept. 29. He'll...

  • Bears set sights on playoffs after busy offseason

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — It was far from a quiet offseason for the Chicago Bears, and now they really hope to make some noise. They committed long term to quarterback Jay Cutler. They brought in five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen to ignite their dormant defense. And they set their sights on a...

  • Attention to defense when Packers open camp

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — When Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews and the rest of the Packers are healthy, they might be able to beat anybody in the NFL. Now if only they could stay out of that crowded trainer's room. Coach Mike McCarthy is preparing for the worst, just in case, after 2013's...

  • Jets sign DE Babin; Colon, Barnes on active/PUP

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Jets have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with free-agent defensive end Jason Babin, giving Rex Ryan's defense a veteran pass rusher. Babin had 7 1/2 sacks last season for Jacksonville, and was released in the offseason. The Jets, who reported for...

  • Tight end Vernon Davis arrives at training camp

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Tight end Vernon Davis has reported to training camp with the San Francisco 49ers after sitting out the offseason program and mandatory minicamp hoping for a new contract. Teammate C.J. Spillman posted video of Davis' arrival in the locker room. Right guard Alex...

  • Bills DT Marcell Dareus wants to earn team's trust

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus can finally start focusing on football again, even though he spent much of Wednesday riding a stationary bike on the sideline. Dareus was finally back after missing the first three days of training camp in suburban Rochester. Dareus...

  • Ex-Redskin wanted in domestic violence assault

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis is wanted in a domestic violence case. District of Columbia Police said Wednesday they are searching for the 28-year-old Davis, who lives in Leesburg, Virginia. He's suspected in a domestic assault that occurred in...

  • Wayne hoping Colts get off to fast start

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Reggie Wayne is revved up and ready to get started on football. The perennial Pro Bowl receiver made another grand entrance Wednesday, this time hitching a ride to Anderson University in an Indy car two-seater car with two-time Indianapolis 500 pole-winner Ed Carpenter....

  • Bills TE Gragg in hospital because of heat cramps

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills reserve tight end Chris Gragg is in the hospital receiving treatment for heat-related cramps. Coach Doug Marrone said after practice Wednesday that fullback Evan Rodriguez was also treated for the same problem and released from the hospital earlier in the...

  • Jerry putting behind bullying scandal

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Surrounded by more media than an offensive lineman normally attracts, John Jerry knew what questions were coming. He'd have preferred to be asked about the task of making the New York Giants roster and perhaps even starting. He even got some of those queries. The...

  • Former Cowboys RB Newhouse dies at 64

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Robert Newhouse, who played running back for the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons and went to three Super Bowls, has died. He was 64. Newhouse's son, Rodd Newhouse, says his father died Tuesday at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, after a battle with heart disease. Newhouse had...

  • Former Dallas Cowboys running back Robert Newhouse dead at 64

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Former Dallas Cowboys fullback Robert Newhouse, who is arguably remembered most for throwing a touchdown pass to Golden Richards while running to his right in Super Bowl XII on one of Tom Landry's famous trick plays, died Tuesday night. He was 64. Newhouse battled with his health since suffering...

  • Jets eliminating paper season tickets

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders and offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly. The high-end rewards include Super Bowl tickets and a trip to a road game on the team plane. Other...

  • Sam excited about next phase of career

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies. The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL is enthusiastic about the challenge. Twice on Tuesday, he mentioned how enjoyable it was being back on the field and trading wisecracks with...

  • Judge denies McClain's request to delay trial

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge has denied a motion from Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain to delay his trial because of training camp. Decatur Municipal Court Clerk Jessica Haggard said Tuesday that Judge Bill Cook Jr. declined to push back the trial set for Friday on charges of...

  • Andre Johnson's holdout could cloud Texans camp

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — As the Houston Texans prepare for the start of training camp on Saturday, their biggest question mark involves a player who probably won't be there when they take the field. Disgruntled receiver Andre Johnson skipped offseason workouts and mandatory minicamp after wondering in...

  • Saints again bring playoff expectations into 2014

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sean Payton constantly searches for an edge, even if it means fiddling with a training camp formula that has worked rather well for him over the past half-decade. Payton has coached his club to the playoffs during his past four seasons on the sideline (excluding 2012, when...



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