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Cowboys honor Ware, ponder need with post-Romo future secure

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Jerry Jones honored DeMarcus Ware with a ceremonial signing Monday that allowed the franchise sacks leader to retire as a Dallas Cowboy on the same day the team owner discussed how the draft might help find the next dominant pass rusher....

College stars bolster draft stock through special teams

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- More and more college coaches are putting their starters and even their stars on special teams as they seek to pile up every possible point in an era of pedal-to-the-metal shootouts and never-safe leads....

Elliott effect, deep class fuel running back resurgence

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Ezekiel Elliott's immediate impact last season, along with one of the strongest classes in years, have made running backs popular again heading into this week's NFL draft....

NFL draft: Browns still searching for franchise quarterback

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Finding Bigfoot has been more productive than the Cleveland Browns' search for a franchise quarterback....

Pretrial hearing for Bengals' 'Pacman' Jones moved to May 16
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones' court case has been continued to May 16, when there will be a pretrial hearing....

Attorneys review applications for 'Las Vegas Raiders' name
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A handful of people paid up to $275 for the "Las Vegas Raiders" trademark when news of the team's potential move from Oakland surfaced in January 2016. The filings have shed light on a trademark system that gives priority to the first people to submit applications, regardless of the validity of their claims....

NFL draft: Evaluating ex-top recruits who didn't match hype

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Receivers Malachi Dupre of LSU and Travis Rudolph of Florida State are prime examples of pro prospects who left high school as five-star recruits and now enter the NFL draft trying to overcome perceptions that they never fulfilled their promise in college....

Romo to call Cowboys on Thanksgiving, might get earlier game
DALLAS (AP) -- Tony Romo should call his first Cowboys game in November in the former Dallas quarterback's first season as lead NFL analyst on CBS. It's just a question of which game....

Lease: Raiders wouldn't pay rent at tax-funded Vegas stadium

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders wouldn't pay rent at a proposed tax-funded stadium they want to call home in Las Vegas under the most recent version of a lease agreement unveiled Thursday during a meeting of the public entity overseeing plans for the $1.9 billion project....

Spoils for a champion: Patriots open season hosting Chiefs
One of the spoils of being champion: The New England Patriots will kick off the NFL season on Sept. 7 by hosting the Kansas City Chiefs....

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