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Raiders claim DE Mayowa off waivers

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have claimed defensive end Benson Mayowa off waivers from the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Oakland waived linebacker Kaelin Burnett with a knee injury Sunday to make room […]

08/31/2014

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Raiders cut Little, Ross to get to 53

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders cut receiver Greg Little, safety Brandian Ross and 20 other players Saturday to reduce their roster to the 53-man limit. Little impressed early in training camp but struggled […]

08/30/2014

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2014, file photo, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

49ers’ Aldon Smith apologizes for suspension

(AP) – San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has apologized to the organization and its fans after receiving a nine-game suspension from the NFL for a series of off-field legal issues. In a statement released through the NFL […]

08/30/2014

New York Giants' Eli Manning during the first half of an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Eli Manning optimistic about Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning and the New York Giants have a lot of work to do before their regular-season opener next Monday night in Detroit. The Giants were 5-0 in the preseason […]

08/29/2014

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2014, file photo, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues. A statement Friday from the league said Smith […]

08/29/2014

FILe - In this Nov. 3, 2013, file photo, the roof is open on the stadium before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman, File)

Cowboys backup S Jakar Hamilton gets 4-game ban

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas backup safety Jakar Hamilton has been suspended for the first four games for violating the league’s policy on substance abuse. The league announced the ban Thursday. The second-year player will […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this March 25, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a news conference at the NFL football annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger […]

08/28/2014

Oakland Raiders football helmet on the field. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr to start vs. Seahawks

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders fans will get a close look at their past and future at quarterback in Thursday night’s exhibition finale against the Seattle Seahawks. Rookie Derek Carr will start and get […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this July 27, 2014, file photo, a fan looks at a season ticket seating map during NFL football practice at the Kansas City Chiefs' training camp in St. Joseph, Mo. By making fans feel as though they’re part of the team, and offering gifts and experiences exclusive to members, the Chiefs have managed to expand their season ticket sales at a time when many franchises are having a hard time filling their stadiums. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Buy a mere ticket? How quaint. Be a team ‘member’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle — one word, really — yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise […]

08/28/2014

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) warms up behind Zane Frakes (82) and Blake Jackson (41) during a rookie minicamp practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Browns head into season with hope, Manziel on deck

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns, unspeakably miserable for years, have a major buzz about them. It may soon become deafening. The Dawg Pound is barking — and some of its more rabid members are begging […]

08/27/2014

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