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  • Patriots open camp, try to ignore 'Deflategate' noise


    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling "Free Tom Brady" T-shirts. Then, when they arrived for the New England Patriots' first training camp practice on Thursday, they let the star quarterback know how they felt. Brady took the field to a boisterous cheer...

  • Keith Rivers retires instead of reporting to Cowboys' camp


    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Linebacker Keith Rivers has decided to retire rather than report to training camp with the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Jason Garrett said he spoke with the 29-year-old Rivers about two hours before the team boarded a flight Tuesday for California. The Cowboys placed Rivers on...

  • Cowboys Camp: McFadden hamstring injury opens door for Joseph Randle

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The Dallas Cowboys opened training camp Thursday in Oxnard, Calif., by announcing that linebacker Rolando McClain and running back Darren McFadden have been placed on the physically unable to perform list. McFadden, who is expected to compete with former Oklahoma State running back Joseph...

  • Patriots owner Kraft says he regrets not appealing NFL penalties

    AP | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he was wrong to trust the NFL in the deflated footballs case and that he regrets not appealing the penalties against the team. Appearing at team headquarters Wednesday, a day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld a...

  • NFL upholds Tom Brady’s four-game suspension

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The NFL announced Tuesday that it will uphold its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Brady is alleged to have been involved in a scheme to deflate game balls in the Patriots' AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts in January. The legal team for Tom...

  • Blake Bell talks about transition from OU quarterback to NFL tight end

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Former OU tight end Blake Bell, a rookie with the San Francisco 49ers, sat down with to talk about his continuing evolution from a college quarterback to an NFL pass catcher. Bell, who was selected by the 49ers in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, says he's still learning...

  • Former OU defensive back Aaron Colvin could have a breakout season for Jaguars

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Aaron Colvin has played only six NFL games, but he's shown promise as a potential play-making cornerback. The former OU standout missed most of his rookie season with the Jacksonville Jaguars recovering from a torn ACL  suffered during Senior Bowl practice in Jan. 2014....

  • The NFL's response to Deflategate will only lead to more controversy

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Over the weekend, Fox Sports and other outlets reported that next season the NFL would introduce stricter procedures for checking the inflation of footballs during games. These procedures will have a team of two referees recording the PSI of the footballs before the games,...

  • Former OU Sooners tight end Jermaine Gresham to sign with Cardinals

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Former Oklahoma tight end Jermaine Gresham has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals, the team announced Friday. Gresham, an All-American in 2008 for the Sooners out of Ardmore High School, was drafted in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. He was a...

  • Man who likely shot NFL's Pat Tillman to speak about guilt, road to recovery in Tulsa

    BY BILL SHERMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    No one knows who shot and killed Pat Tillman, the Arizona Cardinals safety who became a national hero when he turned down a lucrative NFL contract to fight the Taliban in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But the probability is high that it was former Army Ranger Steven Elliott, Kansas...

  • Football’s most intriguing figure, Chip Kelly, is also its most unknown

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The Philadelphia Eagles coach’s methods draw attention that he would just as soon avoid, as his ex-wife can attest.

  • Champ Bailey doesn't want Wes Welker to keep playing because of concussions

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    While veteran NFL receiver Wes Welker wants to continue playing despite suffering three concussions in nine months, former teammate Champ Bailey hopes that doesn't happen. "I don't want Wes to play for my own personal reasons," Bailey told Fox Sports. "I've seen him get concussions. It scares...

  • Dallas Cowboys: RB Joseph Randle gets 6 months of probation for mall theft

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    McKINNEY, Texas — Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been put on six months of probation for stealing $123 worth of cologne and underwear from a Texas mall. Collin County jail records reviewed Friday show that the former Oklahoma State standout pleaded guilty to misdemeanor...

  • Former OU tight end Jermaine Gresham visiting Arizona Cardinals

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Still rehabbing from herniated disc surgery, former Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham is scheduled to visit the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday, per Ian Rapoport of Gresham, a free agent, also visited the New Orleans Saints last month. The former OU and Ardmore High School...

  • Adrian Peterson, Vikings agree to restructure contract

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    The Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson have mutually agreed to restructure the 30-year-old running back's contract. The team released statements from Peterson and general manager Rick Spielman via on Tuesday. "This agreement is a win for both Adrian and the Vikings and is a...

  • Former Oklahoma State lineman Russell Okung says he doesn't need an agent

    Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Former Oklahoma State offensive lineman Russell Okung says that he doesn't need an agent to navigate free agency. Okung, drafted sixth overall by the Seattle Seahawks in 2011, wrote on The Players' Tribune that "before I became a free agent, I decided to free my agent." Okung is currently...

  • Who can Tom Brady trust when it comes to Deflategate?

    Published: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    While Brady is seeking to exonerate himself and clear his name, losing in court could have the adverse effect. The football world still awaits Roger Goodell’s decision on the appeal of Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension, but Brady and those close to him are making it fairly clear...

  • The one NFL logo that hasn't changed in 51 years

    Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    When an NFL franchise changes its primary logo or uniform design, it feels like a major event. In many ways, an NFL team's identity is tied to its logo, Yahoo Sports reports. Teams have freshened up their look through the years, with some teams doing it more than others. Ironically enough,...

  • T. Boone Pickens congratulates Dez Bryant on new deal: 'We're both rich now'

    Erik Horne | Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Dez Bryant finally got his new contract Wednesday from the Dallas Cowboys, and T. Boone Pickens was one of the first to congratulate him. Oklahoma State's billionaire booster tweeted at Bryant "we're both rich now" after news came down of the former OSU All-American receiver signing a...

  • Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant agree to 5-year, $70M deal

    By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    IRVING, Texas — A person close to the negotiations says Dez Bryant has agreed to a five-year, $70 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys. The deal with the former Oklahoma State receiver broke a stalemate that lasted months, and ended about an hour before the Wednesday deadline to get a...

  • Dez Bryant signs five-year, $70 million contract with Cowboys

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Dez Bryant will finally get his big payday from the Dallas Cowboys. The former Oklahoma State receiver has reportedly agreed to a five-year, $70 million contract with the Cowboys, $45 million of which is guaranteed. Bryant, 26, was threatening to miss regular season games if he and...

  • NFL players' union will pursue collusion charges if Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas don't sign long-term deals

    Published: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    If Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas don't sign long-term deals by Wednesday's deadline, the NFL players' union plans to move ahead with collusion charges against their respective teams - the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos. An ESPN report says that Cowboys executive vice president Stephen...

  • Dez Bryant: 'I will not be there if no deal' with Dallas Cowboys

    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is apparently getting serious about missing games. According to ESPN reports , former Oklahoma State wide receiver called Dallas executive vice president Steven Jones and said he won't attend camp and will miss regular season games if the Cowboys...

  • Buffalo Bills coach arrested in attack on boy, threatening family

    Published: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    A Buffalo Bills coach was booked for a misdemeanor battery charge after cops say he pushed a boy to the ground, punched him in the face and threatened to kill his family – all for using a beach chair. Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer allegedly confronted three boys who were fishing at a...

  • National reaction to NFL reducing Greg Hardy's suspension

    Published: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    A number of people from across the country have weighed in on Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy's suspension being reduced from 10 to four games. In the dizzying world of NFL suspensions and appeals, the Cowboys, based on precedent, initially believed that Hardy would miss six games. Then commissioner...


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