NEW YORK (AP) — Former NFL players Chris Long, Harry Sydney and Twan Russell have been awarded funding for their nonprofit foundations through the league's Legends Impact Grant...
Many NFL players have been leaders on the social justice front, and some of them are being considered for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award. None of them is dedicated to the cause with...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The National Women's Soccer League is returning to Kansas City after an ownership group led by local businesspeople that includes the fiancee of Chiefs quarterback Patrick...
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-8)
New faces: WR DeSean Jackson, WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, RB Jordan Howard, RB Miles Sanders, DT Malik Jackson, LB Zach Brown, DE Vinny Curry, QB Cody...
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-8)
OPEN CAMP: July 24, Philadelphia.
LAST YEAR: Defending Super Bowl champions lost three-fourths of starting secondary, top two running backs and quarterback...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired NFL player Chris Long and the National Hockey League have been honored at the Sports Humanitarian Awards.
The awards presented by ESPN on Tuesday night in downtown...
Recently retired Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long has won his second consecutive "Good Guy Award" from the Professional Football Writers of America.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long announced his retirement from football Saturday night, ending an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles and...
ATLANTA (AP) — Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long has won the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his outstanding community service.
Long, the son of Hall of Famer Howie Long, founded the Chris Long Foundation in 2015, and tasked it with four missions: clean water, military appreciation, combating homelessness and serving young people.
Then, last season, Long donated his entire salary to support education in cities where he has played — St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When the Philadelphia Eagles gather around their coach in the locker room after each win, Doug Pederson yells: "We're not done yet."
The defending Super Bowl champions were written off after a 48-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints dropped their record to 4-6 in November.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles are back in a familiar role with a different disguise.
The defending Super Bowl champions traded in the dog masks for ski masks, but they're still playoff underdogs for the second straight year.
Their road is much tougher this time around, however.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees grinned, paused as if searching for the right words, and even let out the beginnings of a laugh.
The Saints have made 40-point outings look routine lately, and the record-setting quarterback is trying to enjoy it without showing a hint of complacency.
"It's a lot of points, but we have a high standard for ourselves," Brees said. "You're still not satisfied because you know you could have done a little bit better — but the end result is good."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Blitzing is more of an option than a necessity for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has always preferred to let his front four generate pressure on quarterbacks, and he has a group of players who can do it. The Eagles have so much depth on their defensive line they rotate seven players and keep them fresh for the fourth quarter.
It takes unselfish guys willing to put the team ahead of personal goals in order to make that happen harmoniously.
NFL players demonstrated during the national anthem at several preseason games Thursday night, protests that again drew a rebuke from President Donald Trump.
Writing on Twitter from his New Jersey golf resort, Trump said Friday players "make a fortune doing what they love," and those who refuse to stand "proudly" for the anthem should be suspended without pay.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Malcolm Jenkins went back to raising his fist during the national anthem and Chris Long again put his arm around him as the teammates continue trying to raise awareness about racial inequality, social injustices and systematic oppression.
Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs each tossed touchdown passes and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 31-14 Thursday night in the preseason opener.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long has won the Good Guy Award from the Professional Football Writers of America for his consistent cooperation with the media.
The Good Guy Award is given to an NFL player for his qualities and professional style in helping pro football writers do their jobs. The award has been presented annually by the PFWA since 2005.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The NBA's reigning Rookie of the Year has joined a two-time Super Bowl champion to rally support for clean water, a cause dear to both University of Virginia alumni.
Milwaukee Bucks player Malcolm Brogdon announced Thursday that he'll be the first NBA ambassador for Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long's Waterboys Initiative, which installs deep-borehole wells in east Africa.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Wrestling masks have replaced the dog masks.
The underdog Philadelphia Eagles are having fun with the media frenzy leading up to the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. They're staying relaxed, loose and won't be intimidated by their opponent's incredible success.
Three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and All-Pro right tackle Lane Johnson on Wednesday donned masks that resembled the ones WWE star Rey Mysterio and other luchadores wear in the ring.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Eagles are playing some of their best football heading into Sunday's Super Bowl matchup with the Patriots.
One thing Philadelphia can't contend with is New England's huge experience advantage in the big game.
On the 53-man active roster the Patriots brought to Minnesota, 32 players have a combined 60 games of Super Bowl experience.
Tom Brady alone has been to the Super Bowl seven times during his 18-year career, winning five.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount joined the Philadelphia Eagles after winning a Super Bowl in New England, both players envisioned another title run with a team on the rise.
They had more faith than most, but the Eagles are two wins away from a parade.
The list of players sitting out this weekend's conference championships is almost as impressive as the starting lineups: Julian Edelman. Carson Wentz. Dalvin Cook. Dont'a Hightower. Allen Robinson. Sam Bradford.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The dog masks aren't going anywhere.
The Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) are home underdogs again. Case Keenum and the Minnesota Vikings (14-3) opened the week as 3½-point favorites in the NFC championship game on Sunday.
That's just fine with the Eagles, who embraced their underdog role against sixth-seed Atlanta. Philadelphia was the first No. 1 seed in league history not favored to win its first playoff game.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams learned an important lesson about how close the margin for error might be in the playoffs with their 43-35 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
The Rams were left hoping that penalties to extend Eagles' scoring drives and late turnovers won't ultimately cost them a chance to use that education this season.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams always had the talent to succeed.
Defensive end Chris Long and safety Rodney McLeod knew it when they were playing for the franchise in St. Louis. As members of the Philadelphia Eagles, Long and McLeod will try to disrupt the Rams' turnaround when the two division leaders meet Sunday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Long is donating the rest of his year's salary to increase educational equality.
The Philadelphia Eagles' defensive end already gave up his first six game checks to provide two scholarships for students in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, he's using the next 10 to launch the Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles quietly improved their defense after bolstering the offense with high-profile additions.
They drafted defensive end Derek Barnett in the first round, acquired cornerback Ronald Darby and defensive tackle Tim Jernigan in trades and signed defensive end Chris Long in free agency.
FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts (AP) — Seven months after shutting down the Atlanta Falcons late in a dramatic Super Bowl comeback win, the New England Patriots defense couldn't find the brakes Thursday night, giving up 28 second-half points in a stunning 42-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
It was the most points allowed by New England under coach Bill Belichick, with Kansas City piling up 537 yards on offense.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — So much for another stab at 19-0.
Seven months after shutting down the Atlanta Falcons late in a dramatic Super Bowl comeback win, the New England Patriots defense couldn't find the brakes Thursday night, giving up 28 second-half points in a stunning 42-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. It was the most points allowed by New England under coach Bill Belichick, with Kansas City piling up 537 yards on offense.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (17-2)
New faces: CB Stephon Gilmore, WR Brandin Cooks, RB Mike Gillislee, TE Dwayne Allen.
Key losses: TE Martellus Bennett, RB LeGarrette Blount, DE Jabaal Sheard, CB Logan Ryan, DE Chris Long.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (7-9)
New faces: WRs Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, CB Ronald Darby, RB LeGarrette Blount, QB Nick Foles, DT Tim Jernigan, DE Chris Long, OL Chance Warmack, CB Patrick Robinson, S Corey Graham; rookies DE Derek Barnett, CB Rasul Douglas, WRs Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson, RBs Donnel Pumphrey and Corey Clement.
Key losses: DT Bennie Logan, DE Connor Barwin, LS Jon Dorenbos, CBs Leodis McKelvin and Nolan Carroll.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Long, the Philadelphia defensive end who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem for the second straight week Thursday night.
Jenkins stood with his right fist raised in the air as he's done since last season. He was surrounded by Long, who is white, and Rodney McLeod and Najee Goode. Ron Brooks took a knee behind them.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The sight of defensive end Chris Long putting his arm around Eagles teammate Malcolm Jenkins during the national anthem inspired Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Cameron Jefferson to make his own statement.
Jefferson raised his fist in what he called a silent, peaceful gesture protesting racial inequality before the Bills' preseason game at Philadelphia on Thursday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Long, the Philadelphia defensive end who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem before the Eagles' exhibition game Thursday night against Buffalo.
Jenkins stood with his right fist raised in the air as he's done since last season. Long was to his right with his left arm on Jenkins' shoulder.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed third-round draft pick Derek Rivers.
The team announced the signing Friday. A defensive end out of Youngstown State, Rivers was the Patriots' highest selection in April's draft at 83rd overall.
With his signing, New England now has signed all four members of its 2017 class.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have re-signed Alan Branch, securing one of the key pieces of their defensive line.
New England made the announcement Monday. In addition, the team also signed restricted free agent offensive lineman Cameron Fleming to a deal.
Branch started 15 regular-season games and all three playoff games last season, totaling two sacks and 27 tackles.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles agreed Tuesday to terms on a two-year contract with defensive end Chris Long, who won a Super Bowl last season with New England.
A No. 2 overall draft pick by the Rams in 2008, Long spent eight seasons with St. Louis before he joined the Patriots in 2016.
Long has 342 tackles, 58 1/2 sacks, nine forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries in 130 games.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have made a move to fill some losses on defense this offseason with the signing of free agent lineman Lawrence Guy.
New England announced Guy's signing Monday, the latest addition in what's already been a busy free agent period for the Super Bowl champions.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — There was a time when Chris Long didn't think this opportunity would ever come.
A time when words like "playoffs" and "Super Bowl" seemed like unattainable unicorns that the 31-year-old Patriots defensive lineman might never touch. Eight years in the NFL spent on underperforming teams, and having seasons potholed by injuries have that effect.