NFL Articles from The Oklahoman

  • Former ref Mike Carey to announce NFL games

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former NFL referee Mike Carey has been added to the telecasts of Thursday night and Sunday football games as a rules expert. Carey was hired Tuesday by CBS. He will provide rules analysis, interpretation and explanations. Carey worked for 24 years as an NFL official,...

  • Chargers agree to deal with CB Brandon Flowers

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers have agreed to a deal with former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers. The team announced the deal Tuesday. Terms weren't disclosed. Kansas City released Flowers earlier this month after three weeks of voluntary workouts during which the...

  • Rams' Michael Sam feels like any ordinary rookie

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Michael Sam was laughing with teammates as they conducted a running-back drill for kids, each youngster stiff-arming and juking his way to a touchdown celebration dance in a makeshift end zone. Sam didn't stand out. He was just another rookie, simply one of the guys. The...

  • Harlem Globetrotters "draft" Johnny Manziel

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Now, he's Johnny Hoops. Johnny Manziel has been "drafted" by the Harlem Globetrotters, who picked the Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback on Tuesday as part of their eighth annual selection of world-class athletes. Manziel has previously been drafted by San Diego Padres, who...

  • Jaguars WR Robinson signs 4-year rookie contract

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson has signed a four-year rookie contract worth $3.5 million. Robinson signed the deal Tuesday, five days after the team completed its offseason program. A second-round pick from Penn State, Robinson gets a signing bonus of...

  • Dolphins center Pouncey undergoes hip surgery

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey, the lone returning starter in the Miami Dolphins' offensive line, is expected to miss the start of the season recovering from hip surgery. Pouncey was injured during offseason workouts and underwent surgery Monday that will likely sideline him for at...

  • Bears sign safety Adrian Wilson, tight end

    Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed five-time Pro Bowl selection Adrian Wilson and veteran tight end Jeron Mastrud. The Bears signed Wilson on Monday to compete for the team's strong safety position. The 34-year-old Wilson, who was with the New England Patriots, missed all...

  • Va. lawmakers form 'Redskins Pride Caucus'

    Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A small group of Virginia state lawmakers announced Monday they have formed a "Redskins Pride Caucus" to defend the Washington Redskins' football team that's been under increasing pressure to change its name. At a news conference at the state Capitol lawmakers took turns...

  • Oklahoma State football Q&A: Shaun Lewis trying to make most of opportunity with Green Bay Packers

    By Cody Stavenhagen, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    The Green Bay Packers announced June 10 they signed Shaun Lewis to a three-year deal for the rookie minimum of $420,000 per year. Now Lewis, a two-time All-Big 12 performer, is fighting to make Green Bay’s roster.

  • Dallas Cowboys: A summer of adjustment for Brandon Weeden

    By Cody Stavenhagen, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    With Cowboys starter Tony Romo recovering from back surgery and backup Kyle Orton skipping camp and possibly retiring, Weeden spent all of OTAs and last week’s minicamp taking reps with the starters in Dallas. And Weeden and his wife Melanie are expecting their first child, likely a boy, any day.

  • Former OSU players take 'family photo' at Dallas Cowboys camp

    Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Take a look at the Dallas Cowboys' roster sometime and you'll notice it's flooded with former Oklahoma State players. Six former OSU Cowboys are current Dallas Cowboys, and they all got together Friday morning for a family photo at AT&T Stadium in Arlington (photo courtesy of OSU running...

  • Johnny Manziel's NFL career is going to end badly if he keeps this up

    Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Since being drafted by the Cleveland Browns in May, noted college party animal Johnny Manziel has addressed those concerns by: 1. Partying in Vegas with Rob Gronkowski. 2. Guzzling from a bottle of champagne while floating on an inflatable swan in Austin. 3. Appearing on an Instagram video at a...

  • Redskins trademark cancellation doesn't prevent its use

    Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Hall Estill’s Phillip Free discusses possible outcome, appeals in Redskins trademark case.

  • Adrian Peterson says age 'doesn't apply to me'

    Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Father Time is undefeated but Adrian Peterson doesn't think it applies to him. The 29-year-old running back is confident that age won't slow him down. The former Sooner and current Minnesota Vikings running back scoffed a reporter Thursday when asked if he was entering the downslope of his...

  • Former Texas A&M running back cut by NY Jets after no-show

    Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    After one unproductive and controversial season, the New York Jets on Wednesday finally decided to release troubled running back Mike Goodson, whose NFL future is clouded by a gun-possession charge in New Jersey. Goodson, a former standout at Texas A&M (as well as a one-time Oklahoma State...

  • Redskins lose trademark, Harry Reid says team will be 'forced' to change name

    Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    In what some see as the first step to forcing the Washington Redskins football team to change their name, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday cancelled six federal trademarks of the team name because it's “disparaging” to Native Americans, reports the Washington Examiner....

  • In landmark decision, U.S. Patent Office cancels trademark for Redskins football team

    Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name of the Washington Redskins, ruling that the name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus cannot be trademarked under federal law that prohibits the protection of offensive or...

  • Brandon Weeden getting 'all the first reps' for Dallas Cowboys

    Published: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    With Tony Romo recovering from back surgery and Kyle Orton strongly considering retirement, former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden will exclusively work with the Cowboys' first-team offense at this week's mandatory minicamp. Weeden has impressed the Cowboys' staff in the offseason after...

  • All NFL teams may be using head impact sensors by 2015

    Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    More NFL players are likely to wear sensors that assess head impact in games this season as the league and its players union expand a project proponents hope will help them tackle the concussion issue, according to USA TODAY. Kevin Guskiewicz, a University of North Carolina researcher who's a...

  • Brett Favre donates time to wounded Oklahoma veteran, family

    Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    MERIDIAN — With five children and a house to build, Oklahoma native and former soldier Rusty Dunagan is facing the challenges of life from a wheelchair, but a gift from a highly acclaimed actor and a pro athlete has brightened the summer for him and his family. On Monday, Dunagan and his family...

  • Former OSU standout Justin Gilbert making name for himself with Browns

    By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    BEREA, Ohio — Unlike Cleveland’s more famous first-round draft pick, Justin Gilbert likes to keep things low-profile, ducking the limelight. No, he’s not Johnny Manziel — off the field. But when he’s on it, the confident rookie cornerback — drafted by the Browns with the No. 8...

  • Former Sooner Gerald McCoy eager to learn from new Tampa coach Lovie Smith

    By FRED GOODALL , AP Sports Writer | Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    TAMPA, Fla. — Gerald McCoy walked off the practice field, dripping with sweat and smiling. His mood got even better when he began talking about the revamped Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Pro Bowl defensive tackle has emerged as one of the NFL’s best at his position over the past two seasons...

  • Johnny Football and the ugly truth

    Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Did you see that double-raised-arm, fingers-to-thumbs rubbing motion Johnny Manziel made when he strode across the stage Thursday night at the NFL draft in New York? That’s his ‘‘countin’ scratch’’ gesture, like, Yo, I’m feeling the money!



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