- NFL teams look for bargains, avoid busts in free agency
NFL teams and their fans have been waiting for free agency since last season ended. Salary cap space has been counted and rechecked, ready for splurging on that star capable of turning franchises from losers to winners with the simple change of a jersey.
- Manning back for 18th season after signing reworked deal
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — If the Denver Broncos' 2015 season goes the way he hopes, Peyton Manning will earn back every penny of the $4 million pay cut he took Thursday.
- NFL: Greg Hardy is eligible to sign free agent contract
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner's exempt list.
- Wilfork: Patriots aren't picking up my option
Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two Super Bowls and established himself as the cornerstone of the Patriots' defense.
- Veteran defensive tackle Dockett joins 49ers on 2-year deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that will keep him in the NFC West after playing all of his 10 NFL seasons with Arizona.
- NFL stadium supporters in LA suburb file ballot paperwork
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in a Los Angeles suburb filed paperwork Wednesday to bring their plan before voters.
- With Peterson's status in question, Vikings pay a visit
The Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running back's unclear status.
- AP Source: Peyton Manning returning for 18th NFL season
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.
- Goodell: NFL responsible for Super Bowl seating problems
DALLAS (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a taped deposition played for jurors Wednesday that the league was responsible for problems that left hundreds of fans without seats or with restricted views during the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium.
- Former player Nate Jackson calls for NFL to allow marijuana
DENVER (AP) — Former Broncos tight end Nate Jackson says he believes the NFL will have no choice but to remove marijuana from its lists of banned substances in the near future.
- AP source: Vikings to meet with Adrian Peterson on Wednesday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson is about to feel what it's like to be recruited again.
- Vikings agree to trade Cassel to Bills
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills agreed on a trade Wednesday that will send quarterback Matt Cassel to the Bills next week and give the Vikings extra draft picks.
- With McCoy trade, Kelly proves every player expendable
Chip Kelly's latest bold move is another example of his coaching philosophy: "Culture beats scheme."
- AP sources: Eagles deal running back McCoy for Bills' Alonso
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan's "ground and pound" running attack for the Buffalo Bills next season.
- Jameis Winston has predraft meeting with Buccaneers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hoping to make a good impression on the team considering taking the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the first pick in the NFL draft.