NFL Articles from The Oklahoman

  • Panthers awaiting word on MRI on Benjamin's knee

    Updated: 22 min ago

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are awaiting word on the results of an MRI on rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin's left knee. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin came in for treatment Monday morning on his left knee. Trainer Ryan Vermillion examined Benjamin and decided to...

  • Stephen A. Smith apologizes on ESPN's 'First Take'

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    On Friday’s First Take, Stephen A. Smith made remarks that spawned controversy in the wake of the NFL’s decision to suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was recently involved in a domestic dispute with now wife. Smith made a formal apology on Monday for those remarks (those...

  • Oklahomans in the NFL: OU players in NFL camps

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    OU players in NFL camps DE Frank Alexander (Carolina): The 2012 fourth-round pick has been a backup in the Panthers’ defensive line rotation the past two seasons. Alexander has compiled 33 tackles in 28 games, including 3 1/2 sacks. WR Lacolton Bester (Houston): The undrafted free agent made...

  • Browns' Jason Pinkston not cleared to practice

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns say offensive guard Jason Pinkston has not been medically cleared to practice. The team and Pinkston's agents released a joint statement Monday saying the four-year veteran has been in communication with the Browns. The team says it will respect Pinkston's privacy...

  • Oklahomans in the NFL: Oklahoma State players in NFL camps

    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Oklahoma State players in NFL camps K Dan Bailey (Dallas): The only thing missing from a three-year resume is a long overdue spot in the Pro Bowl. The Southwest Covenant product has converted a remarkable 90.8 percent of his field goal attempts (89 of 98). Bailey was close-to-perfect, 28-of-30...

  • NFL: After 11 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Kevin Williams signed with the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    In a state that’s produced Heisman Trophy winners, electric wishbone stars and highlight-reel wide receivers, Kevin Williams’ NFL career has flown under the radar. Of the 80 players with Oklahoma ties on current NFL training camp rosters — other than future Hall of Fame running back Adrian...

  • Oklahomans in the NFL: Okies in NFL training camps

    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Other players with state ties in the NFL TULSA QB G.J. Kinne (Philadelphia): The former Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year will attend his third NFL camp after stints with Omaha in the United Football League and San Antonio in the Arena Football League. Kinne went to camp with the...

  • McGloin buried on Raiders depth chart again

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Not a lot has changed in the year since Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent. He's still buried on Oakland's depth chart, still spending most of his time in practice waiting for the occasional rep or two with the offense. The...

  • Vikings give Kyle Rudolph 5-year extension

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a five-year contract extension. The Vikings announced the deal Sunday night. The deal, which was first reported by Fox Sports, is worth $36.5 million with just $20 million guaranteed. Incentives can push the deal to...

  • Chargers WR Allen considered quitting as rookie

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Keenan Allen really did think about quitting last summer. The San Diego Chargers' top wide receiver had a rough training camp as a rookie after being selected in the third round out of California. He could do little right, hearing often from coach Mike McCoy — and it was mostly...

  • Lawrence Okoye preparing for the NFL

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Lawrence Okoye speaks as if he is hoping to win a contest for the Oxford University debate team. That very well may be next on his list of things to accomplish. The rugby player turned track and field athlete turned football player has been accepted to the prestigious...

  • Trufant, Alford step into Atlanta leadership roles

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly. "Those two guys we're counting on," Smith said Sunday night. "They've got to continue to grow...

  • Wheaton eyeing chance after tough rookie year

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton is feeling the pressure entering his second season. The Steelers expected Wheaton to make an impact last year, but his rookie season was derailed by injuries that limited him to six catches. Wheaton will have a chance to play...

  • Titans G Levitre (appendix) to start working out

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans guard Andy Levitre says he hopes to start exercising Monday on a bicycle, with running a couple days away, as he recovers from appendix surgery. Levitre had surgery Thursday, the day before Tennessee reported to training camp. He says he thought he was having a...

  • Quarterback Johnny Manziel's day at Browns camp

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — A look at Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel's day at training camp. SEEING JOHNNY: Fans simply can't get enough of Johnny Football. The crowd along the sideline cheered after the rookie completed his first few passes of the day, and after practice, he approached fans...

  • Browns LB Mingo hoping bigger is better in Year 2

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo is banking on bigger being better after a rookie year that started fast than sort of fizzled. He's been bulking up, ready to fit in with the faster and stronger of the NFL. As the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, Mingo made an instant...

  • Rams rebuilding job leans heavily on kids

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams players are assigned parking spots outside the training facility based on seniority, and the roster is so heavy on youth, quarterback Sam Bradford is close to the front of the line. At age 26, the first overall pick in 2010 is a grizzled veteran on this team....

  • Panthers sign RB Whittaker, S Nelson

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Panthers announced they have signed running back Fozzy Whittaker and safety Tom Nelson. Whittaker, 25, has spent time with Arizona, San Diego and Cleveland and run for 79 yards and two touchdowns during his career. He also has return experience. The 27-year-old...

  • Caldwell has a chance to win right away with Lions

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions are beginning training camp under another new coach — but for once, there's no long rebuilding project ahead. "If I felt that we didn't have the talent here, I'd tell you," said Jim Caldwell, who was hired in January to replace Jim Schwartz. "We have a...

  • Redskins fan turns autographs into tattoos

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A fan at Washington Redskins training camp is getting players' autographs tattooed onto his arm. Charlie White of Quinton, Virginia, is asking players to sign his arm with a Sharpie. He then heads to a tattoo parlor and has the signatures made permanent. The 41-year-old...

  • Denver fans finally get to see the AFC champions

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Their plans for a tickertape parade through downtown Denver scuttled by a miserable performance in the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos hadn't heard the roar from supportive fans in more than six months. That ended Sunday when Peyton Manning walked out 10 minutes before...

  • Peterson says he's the best, but debate will go on

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Patrick Peterson says the debate over who is the best cornerback in the NFL will go on and on and his opinion will never change: He is the best. "As a man, I can't fathom putting another guy in front of me," he said. Peterson has jousted with Seattle's Richard Sherman...

  • Kearse has gone from undrafted to lock for Seattle

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Jermaine Kearse sat quietly at the podium for 15 minutes while to his left sat Kobe Bryant and Richard Sherman, and on his right, was Grammy winning hip-hop artist Macklemore all answering questions. Not once was Kearse asked a question during his appearance at the recent...

  • Vick embracing role as mentor to Smith with Jets

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Vick dropped back, peered down the field and flicked his wrist. The football zipped through the air about 50 yards and dropped into the arms of a wide receiver running in stride. And it all looked so effortless for the New York Jets quarterback. "Whoa!" one young...

  • Bills down another TE after Chandler hurts groin

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are down another tight end after starter Scott Chandler left practice with a groin injury. Coach Doug Marrone didn't have an immediate update on the severity of the injury or how much time Chandler might miss. Chandler was hurt early during the training...


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