NFL Articles from The Oklahoman

  • Colts make qualifying offers to 4 potential free agents

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts have made qualifying offers to four restricted free agents. Indianapolis said Thursday it has made offers to starting inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman, running back Daniel "Boom" Herron and outside linebackers Daniel Adongo and Cam Johnson. Freeman signed with...

  • Jones-Drew retires, Woodley released by Raiders

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Two of the Oakland Raiders' big free-agent acquisitions from last season are no longer with the team. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement Thursday and defensive end LaMarr Woodley was released by the team. The two were brought in last March as...

  • Palmer restructures contract, aims to be ready for OTAs

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer says he has restructured his contract to help with the team's salary cap status with the aim of making a good team better come the free agency period. Nearly 3½ months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL, Palmer said he...

  • Veteran defensive tackle Dockett joins 49ers on 2-year deal

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett notes on his Twitter page header that he will be "2016 comeback player of the year." It looks like he will get that chance. Dockett signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday that will keep him in the NFC West after...

  • As NFLPA election looms, Smith hopes to keep 'boring job'

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith says he expects there are "more than enough people" who will express some sort of disagreement with him when the union convenes in Hawaii for elections later this month. At least a half-dozen candidates say they will challenge...

  • Chiefs release LB Joe Mays to create salary cap space

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs released veteran linebacker Joe Mays on Thursday as they attempt to free up much-needed salary cap space before the start of free agency next week. The Chiefs saved about $3 million by parting with Mays, who started last season on injured reserve...

  • NFL teams look for bargains, avoid busts in free agency

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NFL teams and their fans have been waiting for free agency since last season ended. Salary cap space has been counted and rechecked, ready for splurging on that star capable of turning franchises from losers to winners with the simple change of a jersey. Millions upon millions of dollars will...

  • Manning back for 18th season after signing reworked deal

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — If the Denver Broncos' 2015 season goes the way he hopes, Peyton Manning will earn back every penny of the $4 million pay cut he took Thursday. No. 18 made his return for an 18th NFL season official by passing his physical a day after agreeing to a revised contract that...

  • From Haiti, Fox reaches 2-year deal with stay with Dolphins

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins tackle Jason Fox's good deed in Haiti came with a reward. Fox accepted a $2.5 million, two-year contract to remain with the Dolphins while doing volunteer work in the impoverished Caribbean nation. He has been in Haiti since Sunday to help a friend who runs an...

  • Panthers give TE Greg Olsen 3-year contract extension

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers announced they have signed Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen to a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2018 season. The deal was announced on Thursday but terms were not immediately known. Olsen went to his first Pro Bowl in...

  • Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga gets 3-year deal

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals agreed to a three-year deal with Rey Maualuga on Thursday, keeping one of their top linebackers from leaving as a free agent. Cincinnati's defense slipped from third in the NFL in 2013 to 22nd last season, when Maualuga and linebacker Vontaze Burfict missed...

  • Police investigating Texans' Swearinger for car incident

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger drove off from a business without paying for nearly $20,0000 worth of customization work on his truck, though it could simply be a "misunderstanding." Harris County sheriff's deputies were called to Espi Motor Sports on Monday...

  • 5 players finalists for players' union award

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Previous Walter Payton Award winner Charles Tillman and four others are finalists for the Byron "Whizzer" White Award given annually by the NFL Players Association for community service in players' cities and hometowns. Bears cornerback Tillman, the 2013 Payton recipient as...

  • NFL: Greg Hardy is eligible to sign free agent contract

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner's exempt list. League spokesman Greg Aiello said Thursday in an email to The Associated Press, "There's nothing to prevent a player on...

  • Wilfork: Patriots aren't picking up my option

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two Super Bowls and established himself as the cornerstone of the Patriots' defense. In a statement on Twitter, Wilfork said the team told him it would not be...

  • AP Source: Bills safety Searcy to test free agency

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations tells The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills free safety Da'Norris Searcy will test free agency next week. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Thursday because discussions between the Bills and Searcy have been private. The...

  • NFL stadium supporters in LA suburb file ballot paperwork

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in a Los Angeles suburb filed paperwork Wednesday to bring their plan before voters. Submission of the ballot initiative to the city of Carson, California, marks an incremental step in...

  • Saints cutting veteran running back Pierre Thomas

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have notified veteran running back Pierre Thomas that he is being released after eight seasons with the club. Thomas' agent, Lamont Smith, confirmed the move Wednesday, while Thomas posted messages about the end of his playing days in New Orleans on...

  • Cowboys re-sign slot receiver Cole Beasley on 4-year deal

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Cowboys have re-signed restricted free-agent Cole Beasley after the diminutive receiver emerged as a threat in the slot last season for Tony Romo. Beasley signed a four-year contract Wednesday reportedly worth about $14 million, with $7 million guaranteed. The 5-foot-8...

  • Goodell: NFL responsible for Super Bowl seating problems

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    DALLAS (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell tells jurors in a taped deposition the football league was responsible for problems that left hundreds of fans without seats or with restricted views during the Super Bowl held in Arlington in 2011. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports...

  • With Peterson's status in question, Vikings pay a visit

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running back's unclear status. Whether it's keeping him or turning to a trade, the Vikings will likely make up their minds soon about whether Peterson will continue his NFL career...

  • Bills' additions and Jefferson Award have Jackson upbeat

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fred Jackson had even more reason to be upbeat on Wednesday. While the Buffalo Bills running back traveled to New York City to be presented with the Jefferson Award for Public Service, Jackson's team was busy stocking up on talent. "Oh yeah," Jackson told The Associated...

  • Texans release center Chris Myers

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — Veteran center Chris Myers has been released by the Houston Texans. Myers was released Wednesday after playing for the Texans for seven seasons. He started all 112 games in his career in Houston. He holds the NFL's longest active streak for consecutive games played for an...

  • AP source: Vikings to meet with Adrian Peterson on Wednesday

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson is about to feel what it's like to be recruited again. Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman plan to travel to Peterson's home near Houston on Wednesday to meet with their disgruntled star running back, a person with knowledge of the...

  • Jets sign defensive end Ronald Talley

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed former Arizona Cardinals defensive end Ronald Talley. The 29-year-old Talley has 14 tackles and one sack in his NFL career. He played in six games for Arizona in 2013 for current Jets coach Todd Bowles, who was then the Cardinals'...


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