Authorities in central Iowa say Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre Hall and Green Bay Packers cornerback Makinton Dorleant were arrested outside a bar in Cedar Falls. Hall was cited for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and interference with official acts. Dorleant was cited for interference.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 2:41 am

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders fans hold up signs about the team's possible move to Las Vegas during an NFL football game between the Raiders and the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif. City and county officials are expected to vote Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, on a deal for a new $1.3 billion stadium that supporters hope will keep the Oakland Raiders in town. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Barring an unforeseen obstacle, the Oakland Raiders seem certain to get approval Monday to relocate to Las Vegas . Several team owners have said this week they don't envision a scenario where Raiders owner Mark Davis doesn't get the required 24 votes to move the team.

Posted: March 27, 2017, 1:11 am
The NFL has hired Dr. Allen Sills as its chief medical officer. Sills, a neurosurgeon who has specialized in the treatment of athletes, will fill a new full-time position based in New York. Sills, 52, will work with NFL team medical staffs, the NFL Players Association and its advisers, as well as experts on the league's medical committees.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 10:04 pm

Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga (58) warms up before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals have released eight-year veteran linebacker Rey Maualuga, saying they were moving to a younger group at the position.

Posted: March 25, 2017, 7:43 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Former San Francisco 49ers lineman Clay Matthews Sr., who was the patriarch of a famous football family, has died. He was 88.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 12:13 am

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan speaks to reporters at the team's NFL football training center in Florham Park, N.J. Maccagnan says it is

It appears Josh McCown will be the lone veteran in the New York Jets' quarterbacks room this summer. The Jets might add yet another youngster, but whether McCown is the starter when the season begins remains to be seen. General manager Mike Maccagnan said during a conference call Friday that it's ''highly unlikely'' the Jets will bring in another experienced QB after signing McCown on Monday.

Posted: March 24, 2017, 9:42 pm

FILE - In this April 21, 2016, file photo, Carolina Panthers NFL football team general manager Dave Gettleman speaks during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. Gettleman isn't second-guessing the team's decision to allow quarterback Cam Newton to continue to play last season despite a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder. Gettleman said Friday, March 24, 2017,

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman isn't second-guessing the team's decision to allow Cam Newton to continue to play last season despite a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder. ''Cam is a football player and he wanted to play and the medical people felt it was fine, so we did,'' Gettleman said Friday. The Panthers hoped rest and rehabilitation this offseason would solve the problem, but that didn't work out.

Posted: March 24, 2017, 7:13 pm

Dallas Cowboys' Mark Sanchez warms up before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Chicago Bears continued their quarterback makeover Friday by signing veteran Mark Sanchez, who is expected to back up Mike Glennon next season. Chicago is coming off a season in which it went 3-13 and finished last in the NFC North. The Bears cut quarterback Jay Cutler this month after eight seasons and the next day signed Glennon of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a three-year deal.

Posted: March 24, 2017, 6:28 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts released defensive tackle Arthur Jones on Friday.
Posted: March 24, 2017, 5:12 pm

Carolina Panthers' Jonathan Stewart (28) runs as Atlanta Falcons' Dwight Freeney (93) defends in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

The Panthers have signed veteran running back Jonathan Stewart to a one-year contract extension, keeping him with the team through the 2018 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed Friday. Stewart played in 13 games last season for Carolina and ran for 824 yards with nine touchdowns.

Posted: March 24, 2017, 4:43 pm
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