KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Despite their long and storied histories, with the Cleveland Browns having joined the NFL in 1950 and the Kansas City Chiefs with the AFL-NFL merger some 16 years later,...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin has seen this before. The dynamic playmakers. The physical offensive line. The commitment to the run that simultaneously protects leads and wears down...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just like so many Sunday mornings before, Sid Hartman's column was printed in the sports section of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Then he joined the sports talk show on WCCO AM...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Callie Brownson has been named chief of staff for new Browns coach Kevin Stefanski, who began his NFL career in a similar job.
Indiana defensive coordinator Kane Wommack knows all about Eastern Illinois football.
He remembers making the FCS playoffs during his two-year stint as the Panthers defensive coordinator,...
ATLANTA (AP) — The new Alliance of American Football's Atlanta Legends are winless after three games and last in the league in scoring.
Put some of the blame on a coaching staff that keeps...
ATLANTA (AP) — Brad Childress didn't make it to his first game as coach of the Atlanta Legends in the Alliance of American Football.
The new spring league announced Wednesday that Childress has "stepped away from his role" a month before the first game. No reason was given for his decision. The former Minnesota Vikings coach will be replaced by Kevin Coyle, who had signed on to be the Legends' defensive coordinator.
The Alliance of American Football will begin its first season the night of Feb. 9, the Saturday after the Super Bowl, when the Atlanta Legends visit the Orlando Apollos, and the San Diego Fleet are at the San Antonio Commanders.
On the next day, the eight-team, 10-week league will have the Memphis Express at the Birmingham Iron, and the Salt Lake Stallions visiting the Arizona Hotshots.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) — Birmingham will be the seventh city with a team in the new Alliance of American Football.
The spring league, which will begin play the weekend after the Super Bowl in February, announced the addition of the Alabama city on Monday.
Already in the Alliance are San Diego, Atlanta, Orlando, Memphis, Salt Lake City and Phoenix.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego will be the site of the sixth franchise in the Alliance of American Football league that debuts next February.
The team will play at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium, the former Qualcomm Stadium that was the home of the Chargers. It joins Atlanta, Orlando, Memphis, Salt Lake City and Phoenix with teams in the new league that will begin play the weekend after the Super Bowl.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Phoenix has been awarded the fifth franchise in the new Alliance of American Football, which will begin play the week after the Super Bowl next winter.
The team joins Memphis, Orlando, Salt Lake City and Atlanta in the league and will play in Sun Devil Stadium on the Arizona State campus.
The Arizona entry's coach will be announced at a news conference Friday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Vick's second try for a football championship in Atlanta will come as a coach.
Atlanta was announced on Wednesday as the choice to join Orlando as franchises in the new Alliance of American Football that will begin play next February.
The Atlanta Alliance has hired former NFL coach Brad Childress as its head coach. Vick, the former Falcons quarterback, will serve as Childress' offensive coordinator.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears hired former Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress as an offensive consultant and finalized new coach Matt Nagy's staff.
Childress coached the Vikings from 2006-10 and worked alongside Nagy as a member of Andy Reid's staff in Kansas City from 2013-17. Childress announced his retirement after the season. But the lure of working with Nagy apparently was strong.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have announced the retirement of assistant head coach Brad Childress and promoted Mike Kafka to quarterbacks coach as part of a series of changes to coach Andy Reid's staff.
The 61-year-old Childress was head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2006-10. He first worked in the NFL as a coach over 30 years ago.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings' great survivor was 23 years old when he came to the Twin Cities unaware of where his new job would take him.
Kevin Stefanski packed up his car and headed to the Midwest with new coach Brad Childress, not to join the coaching staff or the front office, but to sit in a desk outside Childress' office and take care of the day-to-day tasks that were beneath the head coach's purview.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have promoted Brad Childress to assistant head coach and announced that Matt Nagy will take over as the sole offensive coordinator in a minor shake-up of Andy Reid's staff.
Childress and Nagy served as co-offensive coordinators last season. Their new roles were announced Monday.
Childress takes over from David Culley, who served as assistant head coach and wide receivers coach last season. Culley left in the offseason to be the quarterbacks coach in Buffalo.