NFL Articles from The Oklahoman

  • NFLPA: No way to press painkiller claims

    Updated: 12 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The NFL Players Association told the federal judge hearing a lawsuit against the league that the collective bargaining agreement did not provide a way for the union to press claims by former players that NFL teams routinely mishandled painkillers. The filing Wednesday by...

  • Trufant, Falcons face big test against Gordon

    Updated: 28 min ago

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Cornerback Desmond Trufant knows the Atlanta Falcons' secondary faces a major challenge as Josh Gordon returns this week for Cleveland. With Gordon's 10-game suspension lifted, the Falcons must prepare for an elite receiver who last year led the NFL in total yards and...

  • Intense Boldin keeps making big catches for 49ers

    Updated: 31 min ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Dropping passes is so out of character for Anquan Boldin that he and offensive coordinator Greg Roman shared a little laugh about it last week after a few balls went through Boldin's hands in New Orleans. Boldin despises missing potential receptions, so imagine how...

  • Bills claim tight end MarQuies Gray off waivers

    Updated: 34 min ago

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A snowstorm hasn't prevented the Buffalo Bills from making roster changes after being awarded the right to claim tight end MarQuies Gray. The Bills announced the move on Thursday, after the team canceled its second consecutive practice because of a snowstorm that has...

  • Giants defense to look different against Cowboys

    Updated: 42 min ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Giants' defense will look vastly different against the Cowboys Sunday than it did a month ago in the teams' first meeting in Dallas. With as many as six new starters because of injuries, the Giants could have its hands full with Tony Romo's favorite targets....

  • Union appeals Adrian Peterson's suspension

    Updated: 51 min ago

    The NFL players' union on Thursday appealed the league's suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case. In a letter to its player representatives and executive committee obtained by The Associated Press, the NFLPA called Commissioner Roger...

  • NFL to relocate Bills home game against Jets

    Updated: 57 min ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have been snowed out by Mother Nature. The NFL has chosen to relocate the Bills' home game against the New York Jets on Sunday because of a severe lake-effect snowstorm that has paralyzed much of the region over the past week, league spokesman Michael...

  • For Cutler, McCown was steadying force

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — When Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler needed a steadying force last season, his backup had his back. He had that synergy, that connection, with Josh McCown. They will be on opposite sidelines Sunday when the Bears host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a matchup between...

  • RB Blount rejoins Pats after being cut by Steelers

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — LeGarrette Blount's teammates are glad to have him back in a New England Patriots uniform. Which one he wears, though, is still up in the air. Some players had trouble recognizing the 6-foot, 250-pound running back on Thursday after he signed and donned No. 60 for his...

  • Redskins' Jackson vague over Instagram post

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — DeSean Jackson remains vague about the Instagram post that contributed to the latest drama surrounding Robert Griffin III. The Washington Redskins receiver earlier this week posted an Instagram photo that said: "You can't do epic (stuff) with basic people." It came the day...

  • Turnover-prone Eagles find ways to win

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Teams that lead the NFL in turnovers usually don't win too many games. Then again, Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles aren't typical. The Eagles already have 25 turnovers, six more than they had in 2013. Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez have combined for 19 giveaways on 14...

  • Redskins' Kerrigan perseveres despite hand injury

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has been playing the last two games with what he describes as a "little chip" in a bone in his right hand — yet another reason for the defense to not be playing at a high level. Kerrigan leads the team with 7 1/2 sacks, but he has...

  • Bengals' AJ McCarron returns from shoulder problem

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — One of AJ McCarron's early throws in practice was so far off the mark that it deflected off the wall of the University of Cincinnati's bubble-covered field. Didn't dent his mood at all. The fifth-round draft pick hadn't done anything with the Cincinnati Bengals until this...

  • Spokesman says Soldier Field game clocks are fixed

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — A Soldier Field spokesman says the game clocks that malfunctioned during last weekend's game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings have been repaired. Spokesman Luca Serra says in an email Thursday that Daktronics, the manufacturer and operator of the systems,...

  • Zuerlein's kicking key to victory over Broncos

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein has regained his rookie-season form. Zuerlein was a career-best 5 for 5 with two field goals of longer than 50 yards last week, providing most of the points in a 22-7 upset over the Denver Broncos and earning NFC special teams player of the week...

  • RB Tate joins Vikings after rough ride with Browns

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — After a bumpy ending in Cleveland, running back Ben Tate is getting a fresh start in Minnesota. Tate joined the Vikings for practice Thursday, two days after he was waived by the Browns. Tate signed with Cleveland as a free agent before the season, leaving Houston...

  • Blue carries load for Texans with Foster out

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Alfred Blue didn't spend any time feeling sorry for himself when he didn't hear his name called until the sixth round of this year's NFL draft. Houston's rookie running back had long heard a familiar refrain from coaches that helped him navigate what would have been a...

  • Gordon's return gives Browns different look

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — With Josh Gordon back, quarterback Brian Hoyer has his favorite target again. The Browns want to make sure it's not his only one. Gordon returned from his 10-game suspension on Wednesday, and Browns coach Mike Pettine joked the ball was "mysteriously" thrown in his direction...

  • Vick changed NFL with legs, but arms still win

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The milestone came and went, chronicled with a blurb that got second billing to the news that his team actually won a game. So much has happened between the time Michael Vick came into the NFL, with the promise of a man who might change offense forever, and a week ago Sunday, when he led the...

  • Cowboys entity sues money personality Bennett

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Dallas Cowboys entity has sued financial personality Dawn Bennett for more than $1 million alleging she's behind on lease payments for a suite at AT&T Stadium. Cowboys Stadium LP on Wednesday filed the breach of contract lawsuit against Bennett, the CEO of Bennett...

  • Titans promote LB Staples from practice squad

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have promoted linebacker Justin Staples to the roster from the practice squad and filled that spot by signing linebacker Yawin Smallwood. The Titans announced the moves Thursday. The 6-foot-4 Staples joined the practice squad in September and was on...

  • Chargers list Rivers as having chest injury

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Philip Rivers was listed on the San Diego Chargers' practice report Wednesday as having a chest injury. Rivers was listed as a full participant and coach Mike McCoy said the quarterback will play Sunday against St. Louis. McCoy refused to be specific when asked if it was a rib...

  • Former Bears quarterback gets 18 months for DUI

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Former Chicago Bears quarterback Bob Avellini was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated driving under the influence. DuPage County prosecutors say the 61-year-old Avellini was stopped by police near his suburban Chicago home in September 2013....

  • FANTASY PLAYS: Gordon comeback worth a windfall?

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Josh Gordon, Josh Gordon, Josh Gordon. You mean there are other things to discuss in fantasy football this week? Not when this Cleveland playmaker is stepping on the field the first time this year. The star wide receiver is back and thinks he can put up big stats right away after sitting out...

  • Patient Hill set to make second straight start

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cobwebs surrounded Shaun Hill before he finally got a chance to show his stuff in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams quarterback knows all about patience. The 34-year-old Hill earned his first victory since 2010 last week with a turnover-free outing against the Broncos, and is set to...


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