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Veteran defensive tackle Dockett joins 49ers on 2-year deal

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett notes on his Twitter page header that he will be "2016 comeback player of the year."...

NFL teams look for bargains, avoid busts in free agency

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NFL teams and their fans have been waiting for free agency since last season ended. Salary cap space has been counted and rechecked, ready for splurging on that star capable of turning franchises from losers to winners with the simple change of a jersey....

Manning back for 18th season after signing reworked deal

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- If the Denver Broncos' 2015 season goes the way he hopes, Peyton Manning will earn back every penny of the $4 million pay cut he took Thursday....

NFL: Greg Hardy is eligible to sign free agent contract

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner's exempt list....

Wilfork: Patriots aren't picking up my option

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Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two Super Bowls and established himself as the cornerstone of the Patriots' defense....

Peyton Manning has some unfinished business

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Peyton Manning will take a physical and sign his revised contract at Broncos headquarters Thursday, then head home until the Broncos reconvene April 13 for the start of offseason workouts....

NFL stadium supporters in LA suburb file ballot paperwork
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in a Los Angeles suburb filed paperwork Wednesday to bring their plan before voters....

NFL stadium supporters in Carson file ballot paperwork
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in the Los Angeles suburbs have filed paperwork to bring their plan before voters....

Goodell: NFL responsible for Super Bowl seating problems
DALLAS (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a taped deposition played for jurors Wednesday that the league was responsible for problems that left hundreds of fans without seats or with restricted views during the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium....

Former player Nate Jackson calls for NFL to allow marijuana

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DENVER (AP) -- Former Broncos tight end Nate Jackson says he believes the NFL will have no choice but to remove marijuana from its lists of banned substances in the near future....