NFL Articles from The Oklahoman

  • Tom Brady posts video of cliff jump

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Tom Brady really went deep. The New England quarterback posted a video on his Facebook page Saturday that showed him jumping feet-first more than 30 feet off a rocky cliff into water. "Never doing that again! #AirBrady" Brady posted with the video. The four-time Super Bowl champion recently...

  • Pagano planning to remain Colts coach for 'years to come'

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts coach Chuck Pagano says in a statement Friday night that he expects to keep his current job for "many years to come." Pagano is entering the final year of his original four-year deal with Indianapolis. Earlier this week, Pagano told local reporters at the league's...

  • Panthers claim OT Martin off waivers; sign Boykin

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers spent Friday looking to upgrade their depth on offense. Carolina claimed offensive tackle Jonathan Martin off waivers from San Francisco and signed free wide receiver Jarrett Boykin from Green Bay. The 6-foot-5, 315 Martin was the primary victim in the Miami...

  • Vikings, cornerback Terence Newman agree to contract

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and cornerback Terence Newman have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth as much as $2.5 million, including $750,000 guaranteed, that will reunite the veteran with coach Mike Zimmer for his 13th NFL season. The Vikings announced the deal Friday...

  • Michael Sam says he isn't the only gay player in the NFL

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Michael Sam is still waiting for a third chance to play in the NFL after the Dallas Cowboys released him in October of last year. But while he waits, Sam is letting people know that even though he might be the only publicly out player competing for a spot, he isn’t the only gay man in the...

  • Titans sign cornerback Brandon Harris to one-year contract

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have signed cornerback Brandon Harris to a one-year contract. The Titans claimed Harris off waivers from the Houston Texans last year. He played 11 games for the Titans and had nine tackles, three passes defensed and two special-teams stops. Harris...

  • Panthers sign Packers free agent WR Boykin to 1-year deal

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent wide receiver Jarrett Boykin from the Green Bay Packers to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not released Friday. Boykin has appeared in 39 games with 11 starts in three seasons for the Packers, recording 57...

  • Bears agree to 1-year deal with cornerback Alan Ball

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with former Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Alan Ball. The move was announced Friday. Ball missed the final nine games with the Jaguars last year because of a biceps injury after starting seven. He had one...

  • Michael Sam: Gay NFL players have reached out to him

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Michael Sam says there are "a lot" of gay players in the NFL and some have reached out to him. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sam gave a speech Thursday at the Dallas Holocaust Museum and took questions from the audience. Sam said: "I'm just saying there is a lot of us." He added he'd...

  • Wilfs pledge $19.5M more to Vikings' stadium

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Wilf family is pledging another $19.5 million toward the Minnesota Vikings' stadium project to cover more of the costs in several aspects of building and surrounding areas. The Vikings made the announcement on Thursday night before the Minnesota Sports Facilities...

  • San Diego city, county join forces on bid to keep NFL

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The county and city of San Diego are joining forces in a bid to keep its NFL franchise. Mayor Kevin Faulconer and county supervisors said Thursday that the two governments would spend up to $500,000 on consultants, attorneys, bankers and other experts. Voters will eventually...

  • Bengals sign defensive tackle Pat Sims as free agent

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals brought back defensive tackle Pat Sims on Thursday, signing him as an unrestricted free agent from Oakland. Sims was Cincinnati's third-round pick in 2008 and spent five seasons with the Bengals before leaving as a free agent. He spent the last two seasons with the...

  • 49ers waive OL Jonathan Martin after 1 season with team

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have waived offensive lineman Jonathan Martin. The team announced the move on Thursday to end Martin's one-year trial run with the team. The Niners acquired Martin last March in a deal with Miami. Martin had left the Dolphins in October 2013...

  • Vikings sign Polish-born tackle Babatunde Aiyegbusi

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed Polish tackle Babatunde "Babs" Aiyegbusi. The Vikings announced the move Thursday. Aiyegbusi, whose name is pronounced bah-BUH'-toon-day ah-YEG'-boo-see, is a native of Olesnica, Poland. The 6-foot-9, 351-pounder played for the...

  • Dolphins defensive lineman Shelby signs $2.4 million tender

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Derrick Shelby has signed his restricted tender offer and will make $2.4 million this year. Shelby, who signed Thursday, provides depth in a front four upgraded with the recent signing of tackle Ndamukong Suh. Shelby, a three-year veteran, saw...

  • Ex-Husker DE Randy Gregory to NFL Media: I failed drug tests

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Defensive end Randy Gregory said he tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine last month and that he failed two drug tests at Nebraska last year. Gregory disclosed his marijuana use in an interview with NFL Media on Wednesday. Gregory went into February's...

  • Steelers re-sign WR Heyward-Bey to 1-year deal

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 28-year-old Heyward-Bey served primarily on special teams for the Steelers in 2014 after coming over from Indianapolis....

  • Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to be in Louisville

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is returning to Louisville this weekend for an appearance at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Bridgewater was a first-round draft pick last year from the University of Louisville. In his first season with the Vikings, he...

  • Extra talk about extra points, then perhaps changes in 2015

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — It's the dullest play in football, the one when viewers head for the fridge, fans in the stands head for the concessions. Even some of the players don't pay attention when the extra point is being tried. The NFL's answer: Spice it up. Yes, the extra point appears headed for some...

  • Jets sign veteran tight end Kellen Davis

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have signed veteran tight end Kellen Davis, adding a big blocker to their offense. The 6-foot-7, 265-pound Davis signed with the Giants last offseason, but was cut during the summer. He was signed by the Lions in October, released and then re-signed and played...

  • Bills to honor late owner Wilson with life-sized statue

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson will be honored with a life-sized statue erected at the stadium that bears his name. The decision to commemorate the team's founder and Pro Football Hall of Famer member was the brainchild of new Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula,...

  • Smith says he believes Winston's troubles are behind him

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith wouldn't come right out and say it. He sure gave every indication that the Buccaneers were ready to make Jameis Winston the No. 1 pick in next month's NFL draft, though. Not that that's any big surprise. The Bucs have shown signs all along that the...

  • Coach Zimmer 'fully expects' Peterson to be with Vikings

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings don't plan to trade Adrian Peterson and fully expect him to be with the team for the 2015 season. His agent and Peterson believe otherwise. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was emphatic about keeping Peterson at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday. "We're good to...

  • Adrian Peterson's April 15th date 'still relevant' says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that Adrian Peterson's situation will continue to be evaluated leading up April 15, the earliest date the Minnesota Vikings running back can be reinstated by the league from his suspension. Goodell answered numerous questions on the state of the league,...

  • Bears agree to 1-year deal with linebacker Mason Foster

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Mason Foster. The Bears announced the move Wednesday. The 6-foot-1, 241-pound Foster appeared in 57 games and made 54 starts over four seasons with the Buccaneers after...


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