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Accelerator program overdue for NFL diversity. Will it help?

For 15 years, Aaron Glenn was an outstanding NFL cornerback, a team leader, and a coach in the making. Teammates, fans and coaches of the New York Jets, for whom he spent eight seaso...

NFL revamps Rooney Rule to include quarterbacks coaches

The NFL has expanded the Rooney Rule again, this time to include quarterbacks coaches in a further effort to diversify the coaching ranks. The change was announced Tuesday at the own...

4 HBCU medical schools join NFL diversity initiative

Students from four Historically Black College and University medical schools will be selected for clinical rotations with NFL team medical staffs this year. The joint program with th...

Minority GM, coach candidates invited to meet NFL owners

Something wasn't working. Even though the NFL attempted to enhance opportunities for minority candidates to become head coaches in a league whose players are 70% Black, there was a d...

Free agent wide receiver Jarvis Landry joining Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Free agent wide receiver Jarvis Landry, a five-time Pro Bowler, is joining the New Orleans Saints. The eight-year veteran confirmed the move on Twitter on Friday. ...

Analysis: NFL schedule filled with enticing matchups

From Russell Wilson playing his first game as a Bronco in Seattle to Doug Pederson vs. Carson Wentz, the NFL schedule is filled with spicy matchups from the outset. Too bad we have to wait four months...

Rams to host Bills to open NFL season; Broncos at Seattle

To the Super Bowl winner goes the spoils of opening the entire schedule at home. So the Los Angeles Rams will host the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night, Sept. 8, to begin the 2022 se...

USA Today's Jarrett Bell wins writers' award for service

USA Today sports writer/columnist Jarrett Bell has won the Bill Nunn Jr. Award for journalistic contributions while covering pro football. Bell, who has covered the NFL since 1981 an...

Slime Time: Nickelodeon to broadcast Christmas Day NFL game

Call it a slime-time matchup: The NFL game on Christmas Day between the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Rams will be broadcast by Nickelodeon. The network, which previously televised ...

Draft Day 3: Kickers and running backs take NFL spotlight

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In Las Vegas, which bills itself as the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” an NFL draft bereft of star quarterback prospects wouldn't seem a fit. It didn't matter...

No punch line: Chicago comic Maniscalco announces Bears pick

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sebastian Maniscalco got the chance to be onstage at the NFL draft and, along with former Bears star running back Matt Forte, announce the team's second-round selection Friday night. ...

Seemed forever for QBs to go in 1st 2 rounds of NFL draft

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took 42 selections Friday before a second quarterback was taken in the NFL draft. And it was a proven commodity in college, Cincinnati's Desmond Ridder. A full 54...

Defense 1st, then offense, with receivers a focal point

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In an NFL draft focused early on stoppers, it was the goers — wide receivers — who stole the spotlight Thursday night. Not simply prospects, either. ...

Amid NFL draft uncertainty, prospects display confidence

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Very little is certain heading into an NFL draft. Not that the prospects on hand seem to care. There's a level of confidence that, for them, Thursday night's first r...

Artist to do renderings of draftees on stage at NFL draft

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When some of the first-round picks at Thursday night's NFL draft are on stage with Commissioner Roger Goodell, they won't be alone. Just look for the guy painting po...