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AP Source: Jets' Offer to Fitzpatrick for 3 Years

A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Jets made a three-year offer to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in March that includes $12 million guaranteed in the first year.

Goodell Reaffirms NFL's Concussion Research Role

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed the league's commitment to concussion research in a letter Thursday to the 32 team owners.

NFL: League to Talk With Players Named in Al Jazeera PED Report

Retired quarterback Peyton Manning and four other players named in an Al Jazeera America report that linked them to performance-enhancing drugs will soon meet with the NFL, according to a report on the NFL's website on Thursday.

Baylor University Removes Starr as President, Will Fire Football Coach

Baylor University has removed Kenneth Starr as president and will fire head football coach Art Briles because of concerns of the handling of sexual abuse scandals involving football players, the school announced on Thursday.

Geno Smith Practices as Jets’ Starter, With Ryan Fitzpatrick Unsigned

Smith, entering his fourth season with the team, said he deserved “a fair opportunity” to retain the role, though Coach Todd Bowles said he was hopeful Fitzpatrick would be back.

Former NBA, NFL Players Charged in Tax Fraud Scheme

A former National Basketball Association player famed for delivering a devastating punch during a 1977 on-court fight has been arrested and charged with fraud in conspiracy with a National Football League Hall of Famer, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Bad Week in Buffalo: From Injuries to Apologies

Coach Rex Ryan stepped to the podium and immediately proclaimed the Buffalo Bills are "a zillion miles ahead" of where they were last year.

Patriots Back Tom Brady in 'Deflategate' Court Appeal

The New England Patriots on Wednesday urged a U.S. appeals court to reconsider its decision to reinstate Tom Brady's "Deflategate" four-game suspension, saying its star quarterback faced "unprecedented, unjustified and unsupported penalties."

Times Readers Have Their Say on ‘Redskin’

The Times solicited its readers, including many Native Americans, for their opinions about whether the term is a slur, and who gets to decide if it is.

NFL Doctor Sends Strong Response to House Report

The co-chairman of the NFL's head, neck and spine committee has sent a letter to Congress stressing that he was not contacted by a committee handling a report during a government study on the link between football and brain disease.

NFL to Play 2021 Super Bowl in New Los Angeles Stadium

The NFL will stage the 2021 Super Bowl in Los Angeles, raising its profile in the country's second-largest media market after making a celebrated return to the city with the relocation of the Rams franchise to the West Coast starting next season.

Davis: Studies on Raiders Move to Las Vegas Are 'Positive'

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says the team has begun conducting market research studies to gather information about a potential move to Las Vegas.

No Scoops for You: Bills Media Policy Has Many Restrictions

Don't expect to hear or read anything about dropped passes or interceptions that take place during Buffalo Bills practices.

NFL: Replay Officials Empowered to Help Referees Avoid Mistakes

The National Football League on Tuesday broadened replay powers to allow the league office and replay officials in New York to help referees avoid mistakes on the field during games.

Concussion Group Says Ex-NFL Player Bubba Smith Had CTE

The Concussion Legacy Foundation says former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death.

Uphill Battle for Hayne Gets Steeper After Sevens Debut

Jarryd Hayne's bid to play rugby sevens at the Rio Olympics is now literally an uphill battle, with gut-busting runs up towering sand-dunes on the agenda during a six-week boot-camp with the world champion Fiji team.

Sports Briefing: Brady Appeals for a New Hearing in the Deflategate Case

Lawyers for New England quarterback Tom Brady want an expanded panel of judges to make the decision after a three-judge panel ruled in favor of Commissioner Roger Goodell.

N.F.L. Tried to Influence New Concussion Research, Congressional Study Finds

The study concluded that the N.F.L. attempted to use its “unrestricted gift” to concussion research as leverage to steer funding away from one of its critics.

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