AP sources: NFL opt-out deadline set, salary cap relief OK'd

NFL players who decide to opt out of the coming season must do so by Thursday afternoon, a person familiar with the agreement between the league and the players told The Associated Press. ...

On Football: Opt outs should not have doubts or a deadline

What seemed like a simple enough process of players deciding whether to skip the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic has turned into a major story. It's a story that will...

Big-time agent has plan for football players to find path

In this time of upheaval on all levels of football, Don Yee has a plan to provide long-term stability. One of sports' most influential agents — Tom Brady is one of his clients — Yee ...

On Football: NFL opt outs more prevalent than many expected

Now we know why a key topic in talks between the NFL and the players' union focused on opt outs. Already, more than two dozen players have decided not to play the 2020 season. It's c...

NFL training camps opening with eye on baseball, babysitting

Brady and Brees aren't the B words dominating the opening of NFL training camps. Try baseball and babysitting. As veterans report Tuesday for COVID-19 testing, with...

On Football: Training camps' look defines strange times

Don't expect any footballs — or players — on fields at NFL training camps anytime too soon. No blocking sleds. No pass-rush drills. No whistles. As teams adhere to...

On Football: Adams trade shows NFL teams not holding back

There's more to the Jamal Adams departure from the Jets and landing in Seattle than a player forcing his way out of a situation he didn't like. Sure, Adams and his representatives u...

On Football: Behind health, stability a key to NFL success

Chiefs, 49ers, Saints, Ravens. All powerhouses last season. All in excellent position to be so again if the NFL actually gets to play during the coronavirus pandemic. Anyone who beli...

NFL facing unending series of questions, uncertain answers

In seven weeks, the NFL expects to kick off its 101st season with the Super Bowl champion Chiefs hosting Houston. Emphasis on expects. Still set on conducting a som...

NFL planning to allow social justice decals on helmets

The NFL is planning to allow players to have decals on the back of their helmets bearing names of victims of systemic racism and police violence. The league has been in talks with in...

NFL awards 4 projects in helmet safety development program

Four organizations have been awarded a total of $1.37 million by the NFL to support the creation of their helmet prototypes. As part of the NFL Helmet Challenge, a contest with an ad...

USA Football plans return to play for youths in 2020

USA Football has developed a phased approach for the return of youth football this year. The plan is based on phased reopening guidelines from the CDC. The governing body for the spo...

NFL training camps still on original schedule for late July

The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in place. Hours after the league canceled the Hall of Fame game that kicks off...

Jets D-coordinator Williams has Adams' back as player

Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams believes All-Pro safety Jamal Adams has the skills to be a Hall of Famer. Williams can only hope Adams will keep displaying them in New York. ...

AP sources: NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions

The NFL has canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic, two people with direct knowledge of...