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Eager to put poor season behind him, DeSean Jackson working with QB Winston

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay’s DeSean Jackson is eager to put one of the least productive seasons of his NFL career behind him. The speedy receiver joined teammates for the start of the Buccaneers’ offseason conditioning program this week and reiterated one of his priorities is improving on-the-field chemistry between him and quarterback Jameis Winston. Jackson signed a three-year, ...

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Judge rejects law firm in NFL concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has denied a law firm’s request to be added as an administrator of the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody rejected an attempt from the Locks Law Firm to join the process that compensates former players for head injuries they sustained during their careers. The firm had claimed that ...

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Rodgers: “I’d love to finish my career in Green Bay”

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — An offseason of change for the Green Bay Packers has been met with occasional displeasure by quarterback Aaron Rodgers. At the Super Bowl, Rodgers called it “interesting” that the Packers replaced quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt “without consulting me.” Also that week, he spoke of the possibility he might have to finish his career elsewhere, ...

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Browns owner Dee Haslam steps down as media company CEO

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns owner Dee Haslam is stepping down as the CEO of her media company to focus more on the NFL franchise and community work in Cleveland. RIVR Media, which is based in Knoxville, Tennessee, and co-founded by Haslam, announced that Rob Lundgren will become CEO. Haslam intends to stay on as a partner and executive producer for the ...

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Jaguars back at work with AFC title game loss still stinging

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Blake Bortles got a stark reminder Tuesday of how Jacksonville’s season ended three months ago. Bortles was in the quarterbacks meeting room when offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett flashed a picture of the Gillette Stadium scoreboard from Jan. 21, 2018. Jaguars 20, Patriots 17, with a little more than 5 minutes to play in the AFC championship game. ...

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Dolphins sign journeyman TE Gavin Escobar

MIAMI (AP) — Tight end Gavin Escobar has signed with the Miami Dolphins, his fifth team in a six-year NFL career. Escobar has played in 64 games, with seven starts, and has 30 career receptions. He played in two games last year for Baltimore, and has also spent time with Dallas, Kansas City and the Cleveland Browns, who cut him ...

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Pass rusher David Irving returns to Cowboys on $2.9M deal

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Defensive end David Irving is returning to the Dallas Cowboys after signing a $2.9 million, one-year offer as a restricted free agent. The Cowboys could have matched any offer for Irving after giving him a second-round tender. Irving reported for the start of offseason workouts Monday and signed the contract. Irving was suspended the first four ...

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