Hamlin: I meant no religious disrespect for wearing jacket
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin said Wednesday he never intended to offend anyone for attending the Super Bowl wearing a jacket that critics deemed to feature an offensive depiction of Jesus. “After talking with my parents I understand how my coat could have offended some people,” Hamlin wrote in a note posted on his Twitter account. “It was never my intentions to hurt or disrespect anyone, the coat is abstract art to me.”news.yahoo.com
Adrian Peterson set to box Le'Veon Bell, wants to play again
Adrian Peterson still wants to play in the NFL after he fights Le’Veon Bell in the boxing ring. A four-time All-Pro running back, Peterson is taking on the two-time All-Pro back Bell on Saturday night at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. It’ll be the first boxing match for the former NFL stars.news.yahoo.com
Adrian Peterson looks to extend career in Seattle
The list of career accolades for Adrian Peterson is as impressive as any. The 15-year veteran is fifth in NFL history in rushing yards and the only non-quarterback to win NFL MVP since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006. “I feel like I have the ability to continue to play, so I’m like why not continue to go for it?” Peterson said Friday on the AP Pro Football Podcast.news.yahoo.com
Newton, Peterson, Bell and Gurley among unsigned big names
They were once at the top of the NFL — league MVPs, All-Pros, Pro Bowlers and faces of franchises. Cam Newton, Adrian Peterson, Le'Veon Bell, Todd Gurley and Richard Sherman are just some of the big-name players without jobs as teams prepare for Week 1. A surprise cut by New England on Tuesday, the 2015 NFL MVP lost out on the starting job to rookie Mac Jones.news.yahoo.com
AP sources: Star Vikings RB Cook absent after father's death
(AP Photo/Butch Dill)MINNEAPOLIS – Running back Dalvin Cook is not practicing with the Minnesota Vikings this week, due to the death of his father. Cook has a younger brother, James Cook, who is a running back for Georgia. He was picked for a second straight Pro Bowl, with 1,557 rushing yards, 361 receiving yards and 17 total touchdowns in 14 games. Cook’s absence will clinch a second consecutive rushing title for Tennessee’s Derrick Henry, who has a 220-yard lead on Cook. Cook has a slim lead on Henry atop the NFL with 1,918 total yards.
Stafford throws 3 TDs, Lions rally to beat Bears 34-30
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears in the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO – Darrell Bevell had a hard time processing everything from his first game as an NFL coach. They fired general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia while elevating Bevell, their offensive coordinator, to interim coach. But the Lions turned things around down the stretch, sending the Bears (5-7) to their sixth straight loss. The Lions came out on top after losing four of five, and Stafford gave Bevell the game ball.
Tua vs Kyler as rising Dolphins visit revitalized Cardinals
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) embrace after Tagovailoa throws his first touchdown pass during an NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Margaret Bowles via AP)When the Dolphins leave the oceanfront and head to the desert to play the Cardinals on Sunday, it will be about more than Tua vs. Kyler. Tua Tagovailoa, as touted as any signal caller coming out of college in years, will make his second start for Miami. Henry has eight rushing touchdowns, finding the end zone in five straight games. The Patriots will try to avoid losing five straight games for the first time since 1995.
Porous D abounds: Lions-Jaguars could be high-scoring affair
The Lions (1-3) rank last in the league in rushing yards allowed, giving up more than 170 yards a game. The Jaguars (1-4) are near the bottom of every major defensive category, including 30th in total yards and last in yards per play. The teams are among a group of seven allowing more than 400 yards and about 30 points a game. So when they meet in Jacksonville on Sunday for the first time in eight years, it should be an ideal matchup for a high-scoring affair. “There’s a lot of respect for him in our building and from us as a coaching staff," Wash said.
The Latest: Wilson rallies Seahawks past Cowboys 38-31
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT):__8 p.m.Russell Wilson threw for 315 yards and five touchdowns without an interception as the Seattle Seahawks edged the Dallas Cowboys 38-31. -Tim Booth reporting from Seattle__6:15 p.m.Russell Wilson has thrown three touchdown passes to Tyler Lockett and the Seattle Seahawks have a 23-15 halftime lead over the Dallas Cowboys. Wilson capped his big first half with a 1-yard toss to Lockett with 7 seconds left in the half. Out of 48 NFL games so far in 2020, 10 have included paying customers.
Trubisky throws 3 TDs in 4th to help Bears beat Lions 27-23
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws against the Chicago Bears in the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)DETROIT – Mitchell Trubisky perfectly lofted a 27-yard go-ahead touchdown pass to Anthony Miller with 1:54 remaining and the Chicago Bears held on to beat the Detroit Lions 27-23 Sunday. Trubisky threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to help Chicago come back from a 17-point deficit. It looked familiar to Lions fans: Detroit opened last season by blowing an 18-point lead at Arizona and settling for a tie. Late in the game, Lions fans likely would've filled the facility with a chorus of boos.
Freeman, Miller, Thomas among big NFL names still unsigned
Freeman is still unsigned as Week 1 of the NFL season begins. Several familiar names and players on roster bubbles took turns on the unemployment line with some finding new jobs. Adrian Peterson was cut last week by Washington, but quickly landed in Detroit. Here's a look at notable available players at each position:QUARTERBACKSBlake Bortles, Cody Kessler, DeShone Kizer, Trevor Siemian, Drew Stanton. WIDE RECEIVERSAntonio Brown, Dez Bryant, Mohamed Sanu, Hakeem Butler, Quincy Enunwa, Chester Rogers, Demaryius Thomas, Jermaine Kearse, Ryan Grant, Jordan Matthews, Laquon Treadwell.
AP source: Peterson agrees to 1-year deal with Detroit
DETROIT Adrian Peterson has agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Sunday because the agreement had not been announced. Peterson is 1,053 yards behind Lions great Barry Sanders for fourth on the career rushing list. At this stage of his career, Peterson may need his workload managed. ___Follow Noah Trister at https://twitter.com/noahtrister___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL
Washington releases Adrian Peterson, turns to young backs
Washington released veteran running back Adrian Peterson on Friday, a stunning move by first-year coach Ron Rivera in the name of getting younger. Rivera called Peterson early in the morning asking him to come to the practice facility, then delivered the news the team was moving on from the 35-year-old star. Peterson played the past two seasons with Washington, rushing for 1,940 yards and 12 touchdowns in the fourth stop of a career that will likely earn him a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Now, after Guice's release following a domestic violence arrest, he, Peterson and longtime third-down back Chris Thompson are all gone, and the backfield has a decidedly young look. This is a very talented, gifted young man that did a lot of different things, Rivera said Thursday.
NFL star Adrian Peterson embroiled in a dispute with Morgan Stanley
Adrian Peterson is heading to arbitration against Morgan Stanley Wealth Management over an investment dispute, the latest entry in a series of financial issues for the 34-year-old NFL star. Brokerage houses and investment advisors often have clients agree to private arbitration to resolve disagreements. Peterson reportedly has earned more than $100 million over the course of 12 years with the NFL. He is representing Peterson, along with Sam Edwards and Ryan Cook of Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas in Houston. "We are defending against these claims, which we believe are without merit," wrote Christine Jockle, a spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley, in an email.cnbc.com
NFL Players Association to sue league on Adrian Peterson's behalf
NFL Players Association to sue league on Adrian Peterson's behalf Former Vikings player Adrian Peterson has a new tactic to quickly re-join the NFL. The NFL Players Association will file a lawsuit on behalf of the star running back, after an arbitrator upheld the NFL's decision to suspend Peterson. Charlie Rose reports.cbsnews.com
Goodell admits he's "disappointed" in Adrian Peterson situation
Goodell admits he's "disappointed" in Adrian Peterson situation NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says that what he has seen so far regarding the child abuse allegations involving Minnesota Vikings superstar running back Adrian Peterson is "tragic" and "hard to look at."cbsnews.com
Minnesota Vikings players react to Adrian Peterson's reinstatement
Minnesota Vikings players react to Adrian Peterson's reinstatement Minnesota Vikings teammates of Adrian Peterson were supportive of the star Monday after the team announced he would be back on the sidelines for Sunday's game. Peterson was deactivated by the Vikings last week after he was indicted on child abuse charges. David McCoy of CBS Minnesota reports.cbsnews.com
Adrian Peterson case sparks debate on child discipline
Adrian Peterson case sparks debate on child discipline With the Adrian Peterson child abuse allegations in the spotlight, questions are emerging about the legality of spanking a child. Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Stacey Patton and CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman join "CBS This Morning" to discuss the limits of parental discipline.cbsnews.com
9/12: Vikings star Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse charges; Pre-trial program for Ray Rice raises questions
9/12: Vikings star Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse charges; Pre-trial program for Ray Rice raises questions Multiple sources report that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on charges of child abuse involving his own son; and, questions are being raised about the decision of Atlantic County prosecutor Jim McClain to sign off on an agreement which allowed Ray Rice to enter a pre-trial intervention program instead of facing jail time for assaultcbsnews.com