LB Shaquil Barrett agrees to contract with Buccaneers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Free agent linebacker Shaquil Barrett has agreed to terms on a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Barrett spent the past five seasons in Denver, starting 15 of 61...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't make much of splash on the opening day of NFL free agency.
The team needs helps in a number of areas — especially on defense — but doesn't...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns general manager John Dorsey has built a fearsome front on defense.
One week after acquiring end Olivier Vernon in a trade, Cleveland added an inside presence to its...
Free Agency-Browns Capsule
CLEVELAND BROWNS (7-8-1)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Tyrod Taylor, WR Breshad Perriman, CB E.J. Gaines, LB Ray-Ray Armstrong, OG Earl Watford, WR Rod Streater.
Browns sign WR Jaelen Strong, played for Texans, Jaguars
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns boosted their wide receiving group by signing Jaelen Strong, who missed last season with a knee injury.
A former third-round pick, Strong sat out 2018 after...
Williams building strong case to be Browns’ next head coach
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns' playoff odds remain immense, nearly impossible.
Gregg Williams' chances, on the other hand, have improved.
Since being elevated to Cleveland's interim coach when Hue Jackson was fired on Oct. 29, Williams, the team's in-your-grill defensive coordinator, has guided the Browns to four wins — two on the road — and has a team that didn't win once last season playing meaningful December games, believing anything is possible.
Browns signing WR Breshad Perriman after rash of injuries
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns added a wide receiver before they lost another one.
Cleveland signed free agent Breshad Perriman after injuries to Rashard Higgins and Derrick Willies cut into the depth of an already inexperienced group.
Perriman, a former first-round draft pick, worked out for Cleveland on Saturday, a day after Willies broke his collarbone during practice. The Browns placed Willies on injured reserve, but there is hope he might be able to play again later this season.
RG3 hangs on in Baltimore, McCarron dealt to Oakland
RG3 is staying put while AJ is switching coasts.
Robert Griffin III, the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year whose career has been disrupted by injuries since that season, remained with Baltimore as the Ravens cut their roster to the league maximum of 53 on Saturday. He'll likely be the third-string quarterback behind Joe Flacco and first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson, but he still has a job.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Drop back. Throw long. Repeat.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was flinging the ball far downfield Thursday during a voluntary offseason training practice, targeting an array of receivers that includes newcomers Michael Crabtree, John Brown and Willie Snead.
"Someone kind of joked that we completed more deep balls in practice today when we did the whole offseason last year," coach John Harbaugh said.
Mike Mitchell, James Harrison active as Steelers host Ravens
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh safety Mike Mitchell and linebacker James Harrison are active as the Steelers try to clinch the AFC North title against Baltimore.
Mitchell missed last week's victory over Cincinnati with an ankle injury. Harrison has been healthy but inactive since Oct. 22. The five-time Pro Bowler is playing thanks in part to an injury to inside linebacker Ryan Shazier.
Texans place WR Fuller on inactive list vs Ravens
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Houston Texans have put receiver Will Fuller and offensive tackle Julien Davenport on the inactive list for Monday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Fuller (rib injury) has seven touchdown catches this season. Davenport (shoulder) is listed second on the depth chart at left tackle.
Also inactive for Houston: receiver Cobi Hamilton, running back Andre Ellington, linebacker Lamarr Houston, center Greg Mancz and nose tackle Chunky Clements.
Streaking Redskins get defensive in 16-10 win over Ravens
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Washington Redskins abandoned their usual formula for victory — the passing of Kirk Cousins — to extend their winning streak to three.
Washington used an 85-yard punt return by Jamison Crowder and an uncharacteristically strong performance by its defense to beat the Baltimore Ravens 16-10 on Sunday.
In their return from injury, 6 Ravens shine against Bills
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens opened the 2016 NFL season with a reunion of sorts.
Six players returning from injuries joined together to contribute to a team that went 5-11 last year — in part because of their absence.
Flacco, Forsett among several Ravens eager to start anew
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — In his first regular season game since last November, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will wear a brace on his surgically repaired left knee.
He knows the brace probably won't go unnoticed by fans, or the Buffalo Bills.
Flacco returns Sunday to face Rex Ryan's Bills, a team that usually makes pressuring the quarterback its No. 1 priority.
Newton sharp in only series as Panthers lose to Ravens 22-19
BALTIMORE (AP) — Cam Newton directed a 68-yard drive in his only series, then stepped aside — for the most part — as the Carolina Panthers lost to the Baltimore Ravens 22-19 on Thursday night in a preseason opener.
Newton, the reigning NFL MVP, went 5 for 6 for 36 yards before being replaced by 33-year-old Derek Anderson.
Graham Gano kicked four field goals for the Panthers, who went 15-1 last year and won the NFC championship before falling to Denver in the...
Suggs, Steve Smith among 6 Ravens on PUP list
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens standouts Terrell Suggs, Steve Smith and Elvis Dumervil are among six players who will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list.
Suggs, a six-time Pro Bowl linebacker, and Smith, a 37-year-old receiver, both tore Achilles tendons last season. Dumervil, who had six sacks in 2015, is recovering from an offseason foot surgery.
In announcing the moves Saturday, the Ravens also placed receiver Breshad...