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Person familiar with deal says Chiefs, QB Alex Smith agree to 4-year, $68M contract extension
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- When he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs last offseason, quarterback Alex Smith professed his admiration for coach Andy Reid and his excitement at playing for the storied franchise....

NFL 2014: Copycat teams play the follow the leader, from no-huddle offense to sideline gadgets

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Troy Vincent pounds his fists on a conference room table and smiles....

Sam clears waivers, meets with Rams coach Jeff Fisher

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation....

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence in California

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges....

Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin makes 49ers' 53-man roster
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who had a tumultuous departure from the Miami Dolphins last October amid a bullying scandal, made the 49ers when the team trimmed its roster to the NFL's 53-man limit on Saturday....

Rams cut Michael Sam, 1st openly gay player drafted in the NFL

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone....

12-time Pro Bowler Champ Bailey and rookie Michael Sam among NFL's notable cuts

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For the first time in his career, Champ Bailey was told he isn't good enough....

Saints include 12-time Pro Bowl CB Bailey, veteran WR Meachem, both kickers among final cuts

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints included 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, veteran receiver Robert Meachem and both kickers among their final preseason roster cuts Saturday....

Fisher: Sam was never a distraction in training camp, cut was simply a football decision

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he was in Michael Sam's corner from the start and that having the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team was no distraction at all in training camp....

Kris Durham, Mikel Leshoure among cuts for Detroit Lions
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Wide receiver Kris Durham and running back Mikel Leshoure were among 22 cuts by the Detroit Lions on Saturday as they trimmed their roster to the 53-man limit....


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