NFL Articles from The Oklahoman

  • AP Source: Seattle nearing extension with Bobby Wagner

    Updated: 17 min ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Seattle Seahawks and linebacker Bobby Wagner are close to finalizing a contract extension that would keep the All-Pro middle linebacker with the club after this season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday night on the...

  • 49ers deal with loose sod in Levi's Stadium on first day

    Updated: 25 min ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — It took less than 30 minutes into the San Francisco 49ers' first training camp practice for the Levi's Stadium sod to come up in pieces, also only a couple of hours after the venue hosted a high school all-star game. The Niners kicked off their first training camp...

  • Tomsula begins camp doing things his way, with player input

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jim Tomsula walked through the cafeteria on Day 1 and fist-bumped a chef from across the high counter, then asked another member of the kitchen staff about her family. He was more red-faced than usual after forgetting to apply his sunscreen Saturday for San...

  • Cowboys welcome McClain despite issues with knee, suspension

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Rolando McClain's surgically repaired right knee isn't ready for training camp, and the Dallas linebacker will miss the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Meantime, simply having McClain in California is good enough for...

  • Jets activate guard Willie Colon from active-PUP list

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets activated guard Willie Colon from the active/physically unable to perform list, and he participated in the team's first padded practice Saturday. Colon was placed on the active/PUP list Wednesday when players reported for camp because of pain in his...

  • Broncos lose Kyle Williams to torn Achilles tendon

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver returner Kyle Williams tore his left Achilles during a punt return drill at training camp Saturday and will miss the season. The oft-injured Williams missed much of the Broncos' offseason workouts with sore hamstrings. He was out of the league last year after...

  • Panthers' secondary eager to break out of front 7's shadow

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers' secondary is eager to finally break out from the shadows of the perennially strong front seven this season. They may finally have the personnel to do that. The Panthers have finished in the top 10 in defense the last three seasons largely because...

  • Panthers WR Hill will have MRI after injuring right leg

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers wide receiver Stephen Hill will have an MRI on his right leg after being carted off the field Saturday. The team said it expects to know more about the extent of the injury Sunday. Hill attempted to make a catch across the middle during an afternoon practice...

  • Thomas longs for reunion with his mother

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Demaryius Thomas is still waiting to see his mother out from behind bars for the first time since the police came busting into his house one morning when he was 11. Katina Smith and her mother, Minnie Pearl Thomas, were arrested on drug trafficking charges. The police...

  • Marcus Mariota signing lures more than 3,400 to Titans camp

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chance at an autograph from Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota helped the Tennessee Titans lure their biggest crowd to training camp in years, so much so that the rookie quarterback couldn't send everyone away happy. More than 3,400 came out Saturday, more than...

  • Mason confident there'll be no drop-off while Gurley rehabs

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Draft day could not have been a pleasant experience for St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason. Imagine how jarring it must have been to see his team take Todd Gurley with the 10th overall pick. Sooner or later he'll lose his starting job. While Gurley rehabs from left knee...

  • Buccaneers hungry for success after disappointing season

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are eager to distance themselves from their worst finish in nearly three decades. They're hoping Jameis Winston will lead the way, but coach Lovie Smith knows it'll take a lot more than the top pick in this year's draft to turn around a team that...

  • Jets' Devin Smith has partially punctured lung, broken ribs

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Devin Smith had a painful start to his first NFL training camp. The New York Jets rookie wide receiver has what the team called a "partially punctured lung," as well as broken ribs, and is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks. Smith was injured at practice Friday while...

  • Healthy Palmer says arm strong as ever, maybe stronger

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Lost in all the talk about Carson Palmer's season-ending torn ACL is the shoulder injury that sidelined him for three games early last season. He came back to make five starts, and his Arizona Cardinals won them all, but his arm strength was noticeably weakened. So...

  • First practice gives Chiefs cornerbacks chance to shine

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — There was already going to be plenty of competition for one of the starting cornerback jobs in Kansas City, even before the Chiefs learned Sean Smith would be suspended for the first three games of the regular season. Now, there are two jobs up for grab. The battle began...

  • In 14th season, Hill's career comes full circle with Vikings

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Shaun Hill's wife, Ashton, asked him this question midway through the offseason: If there were one place the veteran quarterback would like to live for the rest of his life, where would that be? Hill didn't hesitate. "It's easy," he said. "The Twin Cities. So signing...

  • Led by rugged Lacy, the Packers break out the pads in camp

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For the first time since their stunning loss in the NFC championship game in late January, the Green Bay Packers put on the pads Saturday. Running back Eddie Lacy responded in a predictable way. "That's when the big backs show up, when it's time to put the ball in their...

  • 49ers rookie Hayne reiterates apology for offensive comments

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — On the opening day of his first NFL training camp, former Australian league rugby star Jarryd Hayne reiterated how sorry he is for offensive comments last month about Jews that drew criticism from the Anti-Defamation League and others. "Obviously I addressed it and...

  • Percy Harvin eager to establish fresh start with Bills

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills receiver Percy Harvin is at peace with his checkered past, and wants more than anything to put it behind him. Whatever divisive reputation the talented yet troubled player established during his first six NFL seasons, it's not something Harvin wants...

  • Peterson, Jones return to Jaguars as coaching interns

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Peterson got chills as he walked onto the practice field to start training camp Friday. And that was before fans gave him a warm reception. Peterson, a former NFL linebacker who spent a chunk of his 14-year career in Jacksonville, is back with his former team as...

  • Line is question mark on New York Giants' offense

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — If there's anything that's going to slow down the New York Giants' offense this season, it's going be their offensive line. Getting big yards from a passing game that features Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz seems to be a given. Having a running game...

  • Minus All-Pro safeties, Seattle giving Terrell, Shead a shot

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Part of what has made the Seattle Seahawks' defense the best in the NFL in recent seasons is the combination of Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor at safety. For the start of training camp, those All-Pro names have been replaced by Steven Terrell and DeShawn Shead as Thomas...

  • Marshall back on field but with a heavy heart

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brandon Marshall is back on the football field, trying to replicate last year's breakout season despite two screws in his right foot and a heavy heart. Marshall led the Broncos with 111 tackles last year despite being hobbled down the stretch by a right foot injury that...

  • Browns owner preaches patience, won't 'blow things up'

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — In his strongest statements yet regarding the direction of the Cleveland Browns since taking over as owner in 2012, Jimmy Haslam vowed to be patient and not make more changes if things go poorly this season. "We're not going to blow things up, OK? I think we are on the right...

  • Saints' Tim Lelito in line for left guard spot

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — When the New Orleans Saints traded guard Ben Grubbs to the Kansas City Chiefs in March, coach Sean Payton hinted they wouldn't have done it without a solid plan. That comes in the form of 6-foot-4, 315-pound Tim Lelito, a backup who may emerge as the man who...


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