NFL Articles from The Oklahoman

  • Vikings cut QB Kafka, leaving Heinicke as 3rd-string option

    Updated: 36 min ago

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have waived quarterback Mike Kafka. The move was made Tuesday with an injury designation. That means if Kafka is not claimed by another team, the Vikings can either place him on injured reserve for the season or reach an agreement on an injury...

  • Jets tight end Amaro out for season with shoulder injury

    Updated: 38 min ago

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed second-year tight end Jace Amaro on season-ending injured reserve with a shoulder injury. Amaro has a torn labrum in his left shoulder, an injury that occurred in the Jets' preseason opener at Detroit and was initially thought by the team...

  • Jaguars owner wants to continue playing in London until 2030

    Updated: 56 min ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan expects to sign a long-term deal to continue playing annually in London. If Khan gets his way, it will be a 14-year commitment. Speaking at a kickoff luncheon Tuesday, Khan said he's "optimistic, obviously, that we'll have a...

  • Dez Bryant the best receiver in the league in ESPN's #NFLRank

    Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Just like with its annual  #NBARank , ESPN enlisted numerous analysts, reporters and statisticians to rate the top 100 players in the NFL for 2015. Dez Bryant is obviously on the list. Very high on the list. Bryant is rated as the No. 6 overall player in the NFL, and is tied with...

  • Panthers cut WR Boykin, CB White to trim roster to 75

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers waived wide receiver Jarrett Boykin and waived-injured former starting cornerback Melvin White on Tuesday. The team also waived safety Robert Lester, defensive tackle Kenny Horsley and wide receiver De'Andre Presley, and waived-injured defensive...

  • Agent: Saints trade Saunders to Patriots for draft pick

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The agent for NFL return specialist and receiver Jalen Saunders says the second-year pro has been traded from the New Orleans Saints to the New England Patriots for a conditional draft pick. The 22-year-old Saunders, whose agent is Rocky Arceneaux, saw his first NFL action...

  • Agent says Saints placing Spencer on injured reserve

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The agent for New Orleans Saints veteran Anthony Spencer says the former Pro Bowl linebacker will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season. Spencer, whose agent is Jordan Woy, was acquired as a free agent during the offseason. He spent his first eight seasons with...

  • Former OU receiver Jalen Saunders traded from Saints to Patriots

    Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Jalen Saunders is on the move again. The former OU wide receiver has been traded to the New England Patriots by the New Orleans Saints, with the Patriots reportedly sending a future conditional seventh-round pick to the Saints. Saunders, 22, was drafted in the fourth round by the New York...

  • Brocato, longtime scout for Oilers-Titans, dies of cancer

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — C.O. Brocato, who scouted players over four decades with the Houston Oilers-Tennessee Titans, has died. He was 85. His daughter, Becky, told the Titans that Brocato died Tuesday in Arlington, Texas, from cancer. Brocato joined the Houston Oilers in 1974 for the first of...

  • Titans place 2 on injured reserve, waive 2 to reach 75 limit

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have placed wide receiver Andrew Turzilli and linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil on injured reserve and waived two others in trimming their roster to 75 players. The Titans announced the moves Tuesday, hours before the NFL's roster deadline....

  • Veteran punter Brandon Fields released by Dolphins

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Punter Brandon Fields has been released after eight seasons with the Miami Dolphins, who opted to go with Matt Darr, an undrafted rookie from Tennessee. Fields, whose release was announced before practice Tuesday, made the Pro Bowl in 2013, and his career average of 46.8...

  • Browns place QB Connor Shaw on injured reserve

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns have placed quarterback Connor Shaw on injured reserve following ligament surgery on his right thumb. Shaw started Cleveland's season finale in 2014 at Baltimore and the Browns were encouraged by his progress before he got hurt in the exhibition opener. Now that...

  • Bears secondary gets overhaul as preseason winds down

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears knew they would have a new defensive scheme when they open the season against Green Bay in two weeks. Now they will have an entirely new secondary, too. After deciding to cut cornerback Tim Jennings and put safety Ryan Mundy on season-ending injured...

  • Romo's quirky eye issue pops up again, but concern doesn't

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo practiced Monday, with his left eye looking better after his second bout with a sty that kept him out of practice for a day early in training camp a month ago. He doesn't figure to miss any important action with the minor infection,...

  • Rams still unsure who will start at center

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Heading into the preseason finale, the St. Louis Rams are unsettled at center. Three players are competing for the starting spot that was vacated when the Rams released veteran Scott Wells in March. Barrett Jones, a fourth-round draft pick in 2013 out of Alabama, has played in...

  • Chiefs expect waived players to be snapped up for first time

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first year that general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid were in charge of the Chiefs, they were so short of quality depth that they snapped up seven players on waivers. This year, the Chiefs could have that many of their own claimed. It's another...

  • Harbaugh can't accept losing, even preseason games

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens coach John Harbaugh has never found it easy to accept losing, even when it comes to a preseason game that probably won't be remembered beyond the first week of September. After Baltimore followed a 40-17 defeat in Philadelphia with a 31-13 home loss to the...

  • Lions activate Bell, Ngata, cut 2012 2nd-round pick Broyles

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have activated running back Joique Bell off the physically unable to perform list and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata off the active/non-football injury list. Both players participated in Monday's practice. Ngata had a hamstring injury before training...

  • LB Alexander, P Zastudil among 11 players cut by Cardinals

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Outside linebacker and longtime special teams standout Lorenzo Alexander and veteran punter Dave Zastudil were among 11 players released by the Arizona Cardinals on Monday. The team cut three inside linebackers — Glenn Carson, Edwin Jackson and Andrae Kirk. The other players...

  • Kilgore goes on reserve/physically unable to perform list

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have placed center Daniel Kilgore on the reserve/physically unable to perform list as he works back from a second procedure on his left fibula that he fractured last October. Kilgore had another operation in June and coach Jim Tomsula isn't...

  • Jets' Leonard Williams 'definitely' expects to play Week 1

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Leonard Williams didn't even realize he was injured at first. Then, the New York Jets rookie defensive lineman crouched on the sideline and a sharp pain shot through the back of his right knee. "It kind of scared me," Williams recalled Monday, "so I just told the...

  • Prosecutor: Ex-Colts LB McNary ignored woman's pleas to stop

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A prosecutor said in opening statements Monday that former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Josh McNary ignored a woman's requests to stop after he began having sex with her at his apartment last December. McNary's attorney said the accuser is "a confused young woman" who...

  • Without Develin, Patriots plan to be flexible at fullback

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The loss of James Develin to a broken right tibia left the New England Patriots without a fullback on the roster. Sort of. "Playing fullback sometimes you see the fullback line up at tight end (and) tight ends line up at fullback," tight end Rob Gronkowski said Monday....

  • Opportunities abound for young Packers WRs after injuries

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers rookie Ty Montgomery watched fellow receiver Randall Cobb get hurt and briefly thought the worst over the weekend. "I was just thinking, 'Man, that sucks!' But we've got to keep moving," Montgomery said. "We don't know what's going to happen, but we definitely...

  • Jaguars TE Julius Thomas could miss start of regular season

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas could miss multiple games to start the regular season. General manager Dave Caldwell said Monday that Thomas will get a second opinion on his injured right hand, and if he needs surgery, he would be sidelined another four...


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