NFL Articles from The Oklahoman

  • Pats tackle Solder healthy at voluntary team activities

    Updated: 29 min ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots offensive tackle Nate Solder says he feels fine at the team's voluntary offseason activities. He missed them last year after being diagnosed with testicular cancer and undergoing surgery. But he played in every game and helped protect Tom Brady's...

  • Panthers special teams coordinator takes leave of absence

    Updated: 34 min ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have announced special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven has taken a leave of absence to deal with health concerns. It's unclear when DeHaven will return, and the Panthers did not release any additional information on the health concerns. Russ Purnell,...

  • Collins' agent says his client is not meeting with NFL teams

    Updated: 51 min ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While La'el Collins may not be meeting with NFL teams, that hasn't stopped some of his former LSU teammates from recruiting the offensive lineman. Deryk Gilmore said Tuesday that his client isn't meeting with NFL teams after going undrafted despite being widely projected as a...

  • Bengals tight end Eifert recovering from shoulder surgery

    Updated: 54 min ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Tyler Eifert is still recovering from his lost season. The Bengals tight end tore the labrum in his left shoulder during off-season workouts last year, but decided to play through the injury. He dislocated his right elbow during the season opener, effectively ending his year....

  • Broncos renew faith in backup QB Brock Osweiler

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brock Osweiler honeymooned in the Caribbean this offseason, and the Denver Broncos renewed their vows with Peyton Manning's backup over the weekend. As expected, John Elway drafted a quarterback, something he's done three times since he signed Manning in 2012. However,...

  • Prosecutors dismiss charges against NFL player McClain

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Alabama prosecutors are dismissing charges against NFL linebacker Rolando McClain stemming from his arrest in a park in his hometown in 2013. Court records show prosecutors asked a judge Monday to end the case against the 25-year-old Dallas Cowboys linebacker. McClain was...

  • Texans sign extension with LB Mercilus

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans signed outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus to a four-year contract extension on Monday. A first-round draft pick in 2012, Mercilus has appeared in 47 games (33 starts) and has made 139 tackles, 18 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, forced four fumbles and had one...

  • Raiders to cut ties with James Jones, Miles Burris

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are planning to release two starters from last year's team, cutting ties with receiver James Jones and linebacker Miles Burris. Jones told CSN California that general manager Reggie McKenzie told him he was going to be cut and Burris announced on his...

  • Saints sign 13 undrafted free agents, release 3 players

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints signed 13 undrafted free agents and released three defensive reserves Monday. The new players are: defensive linemen Tavaris Barnes of Clemson, Kaleb Eulls of Mississippi State, Ashaad Mabry of Texas-San Antonio and Bobby Richardson of Indiana; guards...

  • Broncos release T Paul Cornick, WR Jeremy Kelley

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos continued their offensive line makeover by waiving second-year tackle Paul Cornick, who started three games each at right tackle and tight end last season. The Broncos also released wide receiver Jeremy Kelley, who signed a futures contract Dec. 29....

  • Panthers sign 10 undrafted rookie free agents

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers announced they have signed 10 undrafted rookie free agents following this past weekend's NFL draft. Carolina on Monday signed South Carolina wide receiver Damiere Byrd, Morningside running back Brandon Wegher, Memphis defensive tackle Terry Redden,...

  • Harvard pass rusher moves to head of Colts' free agent class


    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts have signed 15 undrafted rookies, including Harvard linebacker Zachary Hodges, the 2013 Ivy League defensive player of the year. The other signees, announced Monday, are Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Bryan Bennett; receivers Quan Bray of Auburn and Ezell...

  • Bills sign free agent defensive lineman Alex Carrington


    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent defensive lineman Alex Carrington. Carrington returns to the team that selected him in the third round of the 2010 draft. Carrington played for the Bills from 2010-13 before joining the St. Louis Rams in 2014. Carrington has 54...

  • Jacksonville Jaguars player takes teen with cancer to prom


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Jacksonville teen with liver cancer had a special date to her high school prom. Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks picked up 18-year-old Khameyea Jennings in his Lamborghini on Saturday evening and took her to the dance at the Jacksonville Zoo....

  • Bengals tackles Whitworth, Smith wondering what's next


    CINCINNATI (AP) — As soon as the Bengals' draft picks were announced, team captain Andrew Whitworth started getting texts and tweets. Concerned teammates wondered what was going on. So did many Bengals fans. Was Cincinnati drafting someone to replace him as the starting left tackle? Why did the...

  • Falcons sign former Titans fullback Collin Mooney


    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed fullback Collin Mooney, who started four games for the Tennessee Titans in 2013. Mooney had six catches for 32 yards and no carries in 12 games for the Titans last season. He had five carries for 19 yards in two games in 2012. He was cut before the...

  • Vikings exercise contract options on Harrison Smith, Kalil


    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have exercised the fifth-year options on the contracts for safety Harrison Smith and left tackle Matt Kalil. The Vikings announced the decisions Monday, ensuring that both first-round picks from the 2012 draft will remain under team control through 2016....

  • McCloughan eyed character, big schools in 1st Redskins draft


    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — General manager Scot McCloughan says his first draft with the Redskins reflects his basic beliefs about building a team, including considering a player's character and giving priority to big schools. McCloughan says Monday that he wanted to select "not just good football...

  • Cowboys not picking up 5th year of Claiborne's rookie deal


    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are not picking up the fifth-year option of Morris Claiborne's rookie contract, making the injury-plagued cornerback eligible for free agency after the 2015 season. The sixth pick in the 2012 draft will not participate in offseason workouts and likely...

  • 3 athletes with Montana ties sign free agent deals


    Three football players with Montana ties have free agent deals with NFL teams after the draft ended. Boise State wide receiver Matt Miller of Helena signed with the Denver Broncos, Montana defensive end Zach Wagenmann of Missoula signed with the Arizona Cardinals and Montana State linebacker...

  • Jets fire pro personnel director Brendan Prophett, 5 scouts


    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have fired director of pro personnel Brendan Prophett and five members of the scouting department. Prophett was starting his 16th season with the team, and ninth as the Jets' director of pro personnel. New general manager Mike Maccagnan also parted...

  • NDSU and SDSU standouts getting a shot in the NFL


    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Standout North Dakota State University defensive end Kyle Emanuel has found a home in the NFL, while two standout college running backs in the Dakotas are getting shots in the pros. Emanuel was taken by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the NFL draft. He was the...

  • Jaguars agree to terms with 9 undrafted rookie free agents

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with nine undrafted rookies, including former Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall. Marshall switched positions before the NFL combine, moving from quarterback to cornerback, and should be interesting to watch when the Jaguars...

  • No bluffing: Cowboys stick with defense as draft closes

    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas owner and general manager Jerry Jones wasn't bluffing when he said getting a running back wouldn't be a top priority in the draft, even though the Cowboys lost NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray in free agency. The Cowboys kept the focus on defense on the final day...

  • Patriots reinforce defensive line on draft's 3rd day

    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick again traded down to get an extra pick Saturday, and the Pats bolstered their offensive and defensive lines by picking linemen with five of their first six picks. New England, which had eight picks on the third day of the NFL...


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