Bills’ 2-year pursuit of free agent Brown begins to pay off
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — What impressed receiver John Brown upon signing with the Buffalo Bills in free agency is how the team wouldn't take no for answer.
Allen, Bills overcome 16-point deficit, stun Jets 17-16
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills had more turnovers than points while scuffling through much of the first three quarters against the New York Jets.
Gase, Jets searching for answers after blowing 16-point lead
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It appeared everything was going the New York Jets' way for a successful season opener.
Le'Veon Bell looked anything but rusty in his return from a nearly...
Bills’ Isaiah McKenzie is all packed up, but hoping to stay
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — With NFL cut-down day approaching, Bills receiver Isaiah McKenzie confronts his uncertain future each time he takes a seat at his locker.
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BUFFALO BILLS (6-10)
New faces: WRs Cole Beasley, John Brown and Andre Roberts, rookie DT Ed Oliver, CBs Kevin Johnson and Captain Munnerlyn, S Kurt Coleman, TE Tyler Kroft and rookies...
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BUFFALO BILLS (6-10)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Pittsford, New York
LAST YEAR: Focus on building through youth and freeing up salary cap space led to predictable struggles, reflected in...
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9. BUFFALO BILLS (6-10)
LAST SEASON: Two-year plan to purge high-priced contracts and rebuild with youth led to Buffalo taking step back one year after ending 17-season playoff drought....
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have reached agreement on a one-year contract with wide receiver Seth Roberts, who played the past four seasons with the Oakland...
AP sources: Free-spending Bills add receivers Brown, Beasley
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The free-spending Buffalo Bills are using their sizeable salary-cap space to provide quarterback Josh Allen an overhauled offense entering his second season.
Brees comeback, missed XP gets Saints past Ravens 24-23
BALTIMORE (AP) — Justin Tucker has won a dozen games for the Baltimore Ravens with his incredibly accurate right foot.
This one will be remembered as the one he lost.
Tucker missed the first conversion of his career after the Baltimore Ravens scored the potential tying touchdown with 24 seconds left, enabling Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints to escape with a 24-23 victory Sunday.
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ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8)
New faces: Coach Steve Wilks, QB Sam Bradford, QB Josh Rosen, RG Justin Pugh, RT Andre Smith, S Tre Boston, CB Jamar Taylor, WR Brice Butler, WR Christian Kirk, RB Chase Edmonds, C Mason Cole, CB Bene Benwikere.
Ravens passing game ‘deep’ in transition from last year
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Drop back. Throw long. Repeat.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was flinging the ball far downfield Thursday during a voluntary offseason training practice, targeting an array of receivers that includes newcomers Michael Crabtree, John Brown and Willie Snead.
"Someone kind of joked that we completed more deep balls in practice today when we did the whole offseason last year," coach John Harbaugh said.
AP source: Ravens offer Saints WR Snead 2-year contract
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Baltimore Ravens have offered New Orleans Saints restricted free agent receiver Willie Snead a two-year, $10.4 million contract.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the Saints nor Ravens have announced the move.
Cardinals sign wide receiver Butler to 2-year deal
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed free agent wide receiver Brice Butler to a two-year contract.
Monday's move addresses one of the team's biggest needs, depth at the receiver position, following the departure of John Brown and Jaron Brown to free agency.
Welcome home: New faces in new places around the NFL
Its not the complete list, but here are some of the players who changed teams in the past week and some of the ones who stayed put:
Player 2017 team Status 2018 team
Danny Amendola, WR New England Free agent Miami
Michael Bennett, DE Seattle Traded Philadelphia
Sam Bradford, QB Vikings Free agent Arizona
Nigel Bradham, LB Philadelphia Free agent Re-signed
Ryan Grant gets 4 years, $29 million from Ravens
Ryan Grant got paid.
The former Washington Redskins wide receiver will sign a four-year, $29 million with $10 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports. The NFL Network was the first to report.
The news comes hours after the Redskins agreed to terms with speed-threat Paul Richardson.
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ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S Tyvon Branch; CB Justin Bethel and Tramon Williams; QBs Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert and Matt Barkley; DT Frostee Rucker; WRs John Brown, Brittan Golden and Jaron Brown; OLBs Karlos Dansby and Kareem Martin; RB Kerwyn Williams; G Alex Boone; ILB Josh Bynes, OT Khalif Barnes; OL Earl Watford; TE Troy Niklas; LS Aaron Brewer,.
Cardinals rule Adrian Peterson out of game vs Titans
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — For the second week in a row, the Arizona Cardinals will be without running back Adrian Peterson due to a neck injury.
The 2012 NFL MVP, acquired in a trade with New Orleans early this season, has been ruled out for Sunday's home game against the Tennessee Titans.
Peterson did not practice all week after sitting out Sunday's home loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He was hurt two Sundays ago in the Cardinals' victory over Jacksonville.
Cardinals’ Iupati needs surgery, Nkemdiche out for 49ers
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says starting left guard Mike Iupati will have to undergo surgery to remove a bone spur in his triceps area and is expected to be sidelined at least eight weeks.
Arians says Iupati has been trying to play through the injury but the spur has broken off and is cutting into a tendon. The coach says it needs to be repaired before the tendon is cut in half.
Bucannon among Cardinal inactives for Cowboys game
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dallas running back Darren McFadden was inactive for Monday night's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Arizona inside linebacker Deone Bucannon, given a good shot at starting by coach Bruce Arians earlier in the week, was inactive as he continues to recover from an ankle injury.
Small, speedy Nelson emerging as Cardinals’ big-play threat
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. Nelson got so sick of people telling him he was too small to play football that he gave it up in middle school. Fortunately, a few years later, he was convinced to come back.
Now he's the spindly legged big-play threat of the Arizona Cardinals.
Those legs may be as thin as drinking straws, but they can fly.
And with deep threat John Brown sidelined by a lingering injury, Nelson has emerged as the No. 2 option to Larry Fitzgerald in the Arizona Cardinals' offense.
Palmer aces tough test to lead Cards past Colts 16-13 in OT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carson Palmer played the first three quarters in Indianapolis out of sync. Then, suddenly in the fourth quarter, he reverted to vintage form.
Now the Cardinals need their star quarterback to stay in rhythm and keep producing so they can start building momentum after Sunday's 16-13 overtime victory at Indianapolis.
Injuries force changes on Arizona o-line, John Brown out
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Injuries have forced the Arizona Cardinals to have new starters John Wetzel and Alex Boone on the left side of the offensive line Sunday against the Colts in Indianapolis.
Left tackle D.J. Humphries is out an estimated one to two weeks with a sprained knee and coach Bruce Arians said Friday that starting left tackle Mike Iupati won't play because of a triceps injury. The team also will be without wide receiver John Brown due to a lingering quadriceps issue.
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ARIZONA CARDINALS (7-8-1)
New Faces: ILB Karlos Dansby, K Phil Dawson, S Antoine Bethea, S Budda Baker, QB Blaine Gabbert, ILB Haason Reddick.
Key Losses: S Tony Jefferson, DT Calais Campbell, S D.J. Swearinger, ILB Kevin Minter, K Chandler Catanzaro, OG Earl Watford, CB Tyvon Branch.
John Brown’s 2 TD catches lead Cardinals past Falcons 24-14
ATLANTA (AP) — John Brown made a strong statement his lingering quadriceps injury is no concern as he caught two touchdown passes to lead the Arizona Cardinals to a 24-14 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night.
Brown showed off his speed when he caught a 28-yard scoring pass from Carson Palmer and a 21-yarder from Drew Stanton, each in the second quarter.
John Brown’s issues at heart of Cardinals receiving woes
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Not long ago, John Brown was raving about how good he felt, how draining a cyst in his back had been the answer to health problems that dogged him throughout last season.
Well, Brown's having troubles again and his health issues are at the heart of the Arizona Cardinals' receiving woes.
Jaron Brown’s play elevates him to Arizona’s No. 2 receiver
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jaron Brown made it to the NFL the hard way, impressing the coaches on special teams to earn a spot on the Arizona roster in 2013 as an undrafted free agent.
Now he's coming back from a significant knee injury, but you'd hardly know it. He's been the best Cardinals receiver in training camp not named Larry Fitzgerald.
When coach Bruce Arians lit into his receiving corps after Monday's practice, he singled out Brown and Fitzgerald as its only worthy members.
‘Smoke’ is smiling again, a great sign for Cardinals
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — "Smokey" is smiling again, and that means an awful lot to the Arizona Cardinals.
"Smoke looks like John Brown," coach Bruce Arians said after an OTA session this week. "A couple of those routes he ran, he did not run one route like that last year. Knock on wood it stays that way."
Brown, nicknamed "Smokey," or sometimes just "Smoke," by his teammates for his speed, was rarely a factor on the field last season.
Keim, Arians follow familiar pattern in 5th draft together
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The fifth draft conducted by the Arizona Cardinals duo of general manager Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians followed a familiar pattern.
Keim and Arians, obviously, have this drill down pat.
The theme, Arians said, was "position flexibility," players who can fill more than one role.
The first two picks, linebacker Haason Reddick and safety Budda Baker, fit that bill. So do two big linemen who were picked on the final day.
The third-round choice was wide receiver Chad Williams.
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Palmer active; Chancellor, John Brown sit out Sunday night
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer was active Sunday night against Seattle after being listed as questionable Friday with a hamstring injury.
The Seahawks were without safety Kam Chancellor and the Cardinals didn't have wide receiver John Brown. Chancellor has a groin injury and Brown has been diagnosed with sickle cell traits that cause pain in his legs.
Patriots happy to lean on defense against Cardinals
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Much of the spotlight heading into the Patriots' regular-season opener at Arizona has been focused on the big piece they will be missing on offense.
It's anyone's guess whether New England can duplicate its typical efficiency without Tom Brady. But having to lean on its defense against a Cardinals team that Bill Belichick says has "as good a group of skill players that we've seen in a long time" may not be the worst thing either.
Cardinals’ ‘other’ receiver having a big camp
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Everyone who pays attention to the NFL knows the Arizona Cardinals are loaded at wide receiver.
There's Larry Fitzgerald, of course, Michael Floyd and speedy John Brown. Last year the Cardinals added J.J. Nelson, who may be the speediest of all.
But there's another Brown on the roster, Jaron, and he's been the most impressive receiver in training camp.
Cardinals’ Mathieu returns: ‘I’ve got my swag back’
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu, Justin Bethel and Frostee Rucker practiced for the first time this training camp Sunday and Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said "there's no doubt" all three will be ready for the Sept. 11 season opener.
Mathieu, an All-Pro safety last season who is coming back from surgery to repair a torn right ACL, participated in several plays 11-on-11 drills with the first unit, surprising himself and his teammates with how much he was able to do.