• Patriots fans rally in support of Tom Brady

    Updated: 30 min ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Dozens of New England Patriots fans filled a parking lot at Gillette Stadium to protest the four-game suspension handed to quarterback Tom Brady over the "Deflategate" scandal. The "Free Tom Brady" rally was organized on Facebook. Many of the fans who gathered...

  • AP sources: Goodell will not recuse self from Brady appeal

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. Goodell will not withdraw from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of hearing the appeal, according to several people with knowledge of...

  • Scandrick signs 1-year extension with Cowboys through 2019

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Cornerback Orlando Scandrick has the raise he sought by skipping the first two weeks of voluntary offseason workouts with the Dallas Cowboys. The eighth-year veteran signed a one-year contract extension Friday, adding $9.5 million to what's now a five-year deal...

  • Jets' Richardson fires back at critics of him skipping OTAs

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Family comes first for Sheldon Richardson — especially over voluntary football practices. The New York Jets defensive lineman was irritated by fans critical of him skipping organized team activities earlier this week, telling them they need to relax and focus on...

  • New 49ers running back Bush ready to prove himself again

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Reggie Bush wants to return punts again, and he brought up the idea to the San Francisco 49ers when he joined the team as a free agent this spring. So, there was Bush catching punts from the machine under a cloudy sky Thursday with his new team. He will...

  • Raiders sign linebacker Neiron Ball

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed fifth-round draft pick Neiron Ball. The team announced the deal Thursday. Oakland has signed seven of its 10 draft picks. Ball was selected 161st overall by the Raiders. He played four seasons at Florida, starting 16 of his 45...

  • Siants sign 1st-round pick Andrus Peat

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints signed first-round pick Andrus Peat on Thursday to a four-year contract. The 6-foot-7, 316-pound former Stanford offensive tackle was selected 13th overall. Peat was the last of the team's nine draft picks to sign. New Orleans coach Sean...

  • Packers sign 3rd-round pick Ty Montgomery

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers signed third-round pick Ty Montgomery on Thursday. The 6-foot receiver had five punt and kickoff returns for touchdowns during his four-year career at Stanford. General manager Ted Thompson also announced the signing of free-agent...

  • NFL suspends Bills defensive tackle Dareus for 1 game

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will not play in Buffalo's season opener after being suspended without pay by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The NFL announced the one-game suspension on Thursday, meaning the two-time Pro...

  • Appeals court backs $50M settlement in NFL retirees case

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's approval of a $50 million settlement in a lawsuit over publicity rights for retired NFL players. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected arguments by several retirees — including Jim Marshall, Joe...

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