NEW YORK — Giants co-owner John Mara is happy these days. He’s happy the team landed the consensus best player in the draft in Saquon Barkley and happy that star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was in attendance for the start of the Giants’ offseason program and first minicamp. Beckham, 25, wants a new contract.
METAIRIE, La. — Here’s the bright side: If any team is equipped to handle a No. 1 running back getting hit with a four-game suspension, it’s the New Orleans Saints, who have two No. 1 running backs. Alvin Kamara won’t have Mark Ingram to celebrate with early in the season, but Kamara should be fine
First-round draft pick Sam Darnold will lead the New York Jets to greatness, according to CEO Christopher Johnson, who said Tuesday the addition of the former USC star will be remembered as a turning point in franchise history. “I think people are going to look back — I honestly think they’re going to look back
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After losing his starting job to Laken Tomlinson before last season, offensive lineman Zane Beadles lost his backup job on the San Francisco 49ers on Monday. The Niners announced Monday that they released Beadles after he spent two seasons with the team. General manager John Lynch indicated that the 49ers let
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers have signed veteran running back C.J. Anderson to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday. Anderson will compete with Cameron Artis-Payne to be the change-of-pace back behind starter Christian McCaffrey, a 2017 first-round pick. Carolina released Jonathan Stewart, the franchise’s leading rusher, during the offseason, leaving a void at
Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Roquan Smith reported to Athens-Clarke County (Georgia) police that several items were stolen from his car on Saturday, including his team-issued iPad, his Georgia helmet from last season and three of his Bulldogs jerseys. Smith reported the crime on Saturday morning. According to the narrative provided by Athens-Clarke County police, there
PITTSBURGH — Mason Rudolph has no hard feelings over Ben Roethlisberger‘s comments. Roethlisberger on Friday told radio station 93.7 The Fan that he was surprised the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Rudolph in the third round over players who can “help this team now,” and he hedged when asked about playing any sort of mentor role. Appearing
Former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, who was killed in a car crash in February, was awarded a posthumous degree by Georgia Southern on Saturday. Jackson’s parents accepted the degree from the school where Jackson was a walk-on for the football team before going on to play for the Colts as an undrafted free agent.
LOS ANGELES — The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the “Big Book,” sold at auction Saturday for $2.4 million to billionaire and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. The auction house Profiles in History announced the sale of the manuscript with handwritten notes from the group’s founding fathers. Irsay told The Associated
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Overshadowed by prized rookie Sam Darnold, fellow quarterback Teddy Bridgewater continues to work quietly on his NFL comeback. Nearly two years removed from a devastating knee injury, Bridgewater is participating in the New York Jets‘ offseason program, but his status for the start of OTA practices May 22 remains up in