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  • Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

    April 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4.It's the third straight season the Packers have traveled to face the defending Super Bowl champions.''It's a tremendous opportunity for our football team,'' Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. ''We have experience playing in the kickoff opener three years ago, and we will draw on that. Obviously, being the visiting team this time presents new challenges. It will help sharpen our focus even more during training camp and the preseason.''

  • Injured players eager to get to work with Colts

    April 23, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dwayne Allen spent months envisioning the day he could get back to work for the Colts on the practice field.The starting tight end never really thought it would turn out quite this way.When Allen was cleared to participate in Indianapolis' offseason workouts earlier this week, he was advised by team doctors to be cautious - something that really isn't part of Allen's DNA.

  • Seattle signs Trufant, CB expected to retire

    April 23, 2014

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have signed former cornerback Marcus Trufant, who is expected to announce his retirement from football.Seattle announced the signing Wednesday and said Trufant was expected to announce his intentions during a news conference Thursday.

  • Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to divorce wife

    April 23, 2014

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has announced that he and his wife Ashton are divorcing.Wilson made the announcement in a statement released by the Seahawks on Wednesday. He says decisions like this are not easy and respectfully asks for ''prayers and understanding and privacy during this difficult time.''

  • NFL players talk about race with Harvard students

    April 23, 2014

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Richard Sherman was called all kinds of names after his raging rant at the end of the NFC championship game. It was worth it, the Seattle cornerback said, because it gave him a chance to talk about the perception of black athletes to a wider audience.

  • Bears agree to 1-year deal with RB Draughn

    April 23, 2014

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with running back Shaun Draughn.Draughn has appeared in 20 games over three seasons with Kansas City (2011-12) and Baltimore (2013), 235 yards and two touchdowns. He has 158 yards receiving to go with 590 yards on 25 kickoff returns. He also spent part of the 2013 season with Indianapolis but did not appear in a game for the Colts.

  • Bills to issue store credits to end text claim

    April 23, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Bills are going to pay up for oversharing.The team has reached a settlement with fans who say the team sent them too many texts, agreeing to issue debit cards for the Bills store worth $58 to $75 each.Along with the $2.5 million worth of cards, the Bills will pay $562,000 in legal fees under terms of a class action settlement approved by a federal court in Florida last week.

  • Clady blazing the comeback trail in Denver

    April 23, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - As far as Peyton Manning is concerned, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders isn't the only offensive reinforcement summoned to help Denver get another crack at winning the Super Bowl.''It's almost like Ryan Clady was a free agent acquisition,'' Manning suggested. ''He didn't play last year.''

  • Jaguars begin offseason conditioning amid changes

    April 23, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - No Maurice Jones-Drew. No Brad Meester. Not even Blaine Gabbert.The Jacksonville Jaguars are getting their first look at the latest stage of their rebuilding project, an offensive overhaul that includes the loss of several starters.

  • Bills internally addressing Marrone website error

    April 23, 2014

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Bills are internally addressing how an unfinished story about coach Doug Marrone having cancer was posted on the team's website.The Bills released a statement on Wednesday, describing the posting as ''an unfortunate situation'' and saying they're looking into how it occurred.

  • Payton unsure about RB Mark Ingram's 2015 option

    April 23, 2014

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints have not decided whether to exercise a 2015 team option on running back Mark Ingram's contract, coach Sean Payton said Wednesday.New Orleans already has exercised a similar option on defensive end Cameron Jordan worth $6.97 million in base salary. The club has until May 3 to do so for Ingram, who like Jordan was a 2011 first-round draft choice.

  • Jets returning to SUNY Cortland for training camp

    April 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Jets are holding training camp at SUNY Cortland again this summer, returning to central New York for the fifth time in the last six years.The team trains on the school's campus, located about three hours from the Jets' facility in Florham Park, N.J. The Jets have practiced there each summer of Rex Ryan's tenure, except for 2011 after the NFL lockout.

  • Cardinals player gets probation for assault plea

    April 23, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) - A judge on Wednesday sentenced Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington to a year of supervised probation for assaulting a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter.Now Washington, one of the team's top defensive players, will wait to see what punishment he may face from the NFL under its personal conduct policy.