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Browns claim Jeannette’s Pryor off waivers

By Wire Reports
CLEVELAND — Terrelle Pryor believes he can be an NFL wide receiver. The Browns are giving him a chance. Pryor, who has made 10 pro starts at quarterback, was awarded on waivers to Cleveland on Monday, and the Browns intend to ...

NFL notebook: Manziel says Johnny Football ‘took over me’

Wire Reports
Johnny Football became more than Johnny Manziel could handle. “It just overtook who I was as a person,” the Browns quarterback said Wednesday. Speaking to the media for the first time since spending 10 weeks in a rehab facility, the polarizing ...

Starkey: Could LeBron take talents to NFL?

By Joe Starkey
It’s not a new topic. Still, I couldn’t help but think of the possibilities of LeBron James as a football player when he made that late-game pick ...

NFL notebook: Broncos coach Kubiak says WR Thomas missing valuable practice time

Wire Reports
Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is working out, but he might not be able to keep up with the new offense if he continues to stay away from drills and the installation of a new scheme, coach Gary Kubiak said ...

NFL notebook: Patriots cut LB Spikes after car incident

Wire Reports
The Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes on Monday as authorities investigated whether his Mercedes was involved in an accident after the car was found abandoned in a highway median. Three people were hurt in a vehicle that was rear-ended. While it’s ...

Western Pennsylvania quarterbacks set gold standard

By Mark Kaboly
Andrea Kremer summed it up best with one of the last things she said while moderating an hour-long roundtable with Joe Montana, Joe Namath, Dan ...

NFL notebook: McCoy says he’s finished talking about Kelly

By Tribune-Review
Bills running LeSean McCoy is done talking about Chip Kelly, and sees no reason to explain what he meant in suggesting his former coach might have shown a racial bias when parting ways with several Eagles star players. McCoy, ...

NFL notebook: Panthers quarterback Newton signs record contract extension

Wire Reports
• Quarterback Cam Newton agreed to a franchise record $103.8 million, five-year contract extension with the Panthers. Newton will earn $67.6 million over the first three years, the most money paid to an NFL player during the first three ...

NFL notebook: Broncos left tackle Clady tears ACL, likely out for season

By Tribune-Review
Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady has torn his left ACL and will likely miss the season, leaving Denver to search for someone to protect Peyton Manning’s blind side. The injury happened Wednesday during offseason training activities. This isn’t the ...

NFL notebook: Vikings coach delivers ultimatum to Peterson

By Tribune-Review
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says Adrian Peterson has two choices: He can either play for the Vikings or he cannot play at all. The star running back has missed the first two days of optional team practices and is ...

NFL notebook: Vikings’ Peterson skips organized team activities

By Tribune-Review
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson skipped organized team activities Tuesday, as expected, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Peterson is frustrated with management in Minnesota for not showing him support through his legal case for child abuse. He ...

NFL notebook: Bears release DE McDonald following domestic violence arrest

By The Associated Press
The Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby. McDonald was taken into custody at 7 a.m. Monday on suspicion ...

Rossi: After L.A., NFL should tread carefully

By Rob Rossi
In Roger Goodell’s Football America, deflating footballs is an audacious violation of all that is righteous. Whereas inflating the bank accounts of millionaire/billionaire NFL owners ...

Ex-Baldwin, Pitt star Pinkston not giving up on NFL dream

By Kevin Gorman
On a day he was mad at his mother, Jason Pinkston wrote down his goals on the back of a cardboard box. He taped it ...

NFL notebook: Goodell won’t recuse himself from Brady’s appeal

Wire Reports
Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. Goodell will not withdraw from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of hearing the appeal, according to several people with knowledge of ...