EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants weren't blaming anyone for missing the playoffs in their first season under rookie coach Joe Judge.
SEATTLE (AP) — Laughed at and mocked for being on top of the worst division in the NFL, the New York Giants now have an impressive win to validate their spot as NFC East leaders.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have placed outside linebacker Oshane Ximines on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
The Giants (0-4) announced the move Friday, two days...
Rams rookie safety Jordan Fuller is inactive for Los Angeles’ game against the New York Giants with a shoulder injury.
Fuller, a sixth-round pick, unexpectedly won a starting job this...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With his NFL head coaching debut three days away, Joe Judge was well aware of the importance of Friday before the New York Giants headed to practice.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants' secondary has taken a big hit with second-round draft pick Xavier McKinney out indefinitely with a broken left foot.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have picked up the fifth-year options for tight end Evan Engram and safety Jabrill Peppers.
CHICAGO (AP) — Janoris Jenkins committed a costly penalty. Corey Ballentine was dragged into the end zone by Allen Robinson. Jabrill Peppers was sidelined by a hip injury.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Jones provided the spark and the New York Giants are feeding off it on what they hope is the path back to the playoff hunt.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Washington Redskins fans finally got their wish and saw first-round draft pick Dwayne Haskins Jr. take over as quarterback.
NEW YORK GIANTS (5-11)
New faces: QB Daniel Jones, G Kevin Zeitler, T Mike Remmers, WR Golden Tate III, DT Dexter Lawrence II, CB DeAndre Baker, S Jabrill Peppers, S Antoine Bethea, LB...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard fractured his left thumb in the team's first practice at training camp.
NEW YORK GIANTS (5-11)
OPEN CAMP: July 24 East Rutherford, New Jersey
LAST YEAR: Coach Pat Shurmur never had chance to succeed in his first year despite spectacular Offensive Rookie of...
CLEVELAND BROWNS (7-8-1)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Berea, Ohio
LAST YEAR: Found long-term quarterback — at last. Baker Mayfield more than lived up to hype as No. 1 overall pick, taking over...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Giants safety Jabrill Peppers has enjoyed beginning minicamp with his new team.
"It's been tremendous," said Peppers, who was traded to the Giants as part of the...
6, 17. NEW YORK GIANTS (5-11)
LAST SEASON: Another bad start, another bad season, this time with coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Dave Gettleman running show. RB Saquon Barkley became...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After shipping superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns in a stunning trade, the New York Giants made sure Eli Manning had his second-favorite...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Discarded by Pittsburgh, veteran safety Morgan Burnett has landed in Cleveland.
The Browns addressed one of their open starting safety spots on Friday by signing Morgan, who...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. looked at quarterback Baker Mayfield seated to his left, Jarvis Landry to his right and Myles Garrett at the end of the dais.
PHOENIX (AP) — For all the off-field shenanigans, verbal discord and injuries, Odell Beckham Jr. still is a special player. Giants owner John Mara recognizes that in the wake of the team trading...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a week of being beaten up in the media over the trade of popular star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., general manager Dave Gettleman went on the offensive, saying...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — What a stunner!
After their first season under general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur, the New York Giants were thinking some pieces in free agency...
While the free agency spending frenzy runs wild, the Giants and Browns found a way to overshadow it Tuesday night: a trade of Odell Beckham Jr.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. is about to run a deep route out of New Jersey — straight to Cleveland.
The superstar wide receiver is bound for the Browns to be a target for quarterback...
DENVER (AP) — Just six days after needling his quarterback for not being aggressive enough, Broncos coach Vance Joseph found Denver's season on the brink and his job on the line.
He backed down.
Trailing the Browns by four points in the waning minutes and facing fourth-and-1 from the Cleveland 6, Joseph sent his kicker onto the field to a chorus of boos at Mile High Stadium.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jabrill Peppers has started playing self-defense.
The Browns defensive back said Thursday — his 23rd birthday — that he has stopped going out in public by himself in downtown Cleveland following hostile confrontations with fans unhappy with the way he's played.
Peppers said he has endured verbal taunts and some joking in the past, but that lately some of the encounters have nearly gotten physical.
Two weeks, two ties.
OK, let's get this out of the way now: Yes, the NFL is fit to be tied.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns exercised the fifth-year option on defensive back Damarious Randall, acquired during the offseason from Green Bay.
Cleveland traded quarterback DeShone Kizer and swapped draft picks on March 14 with the Packers for Randall. The 25-year-old is expected to play free safety for the Browns, allowing Jabrill Peppers to move to strong safety, where he played more at Michigan.
Randall was selected by Green Bay with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2015 draft.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jabrill Peppers scanned the email from the NFL and saw the amount of his fine.
"I stopped reading the letter," he said. "Yeah, I shut it down."
Cleveland's rookie safety was fined $24,000 by the league for his illegal hit on Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone on Sunday.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns waived defensive back Ibraheim Campbell with an injury designation.
Campbell, who started two games at safety this season, injured a hamstring during practice on Wednesday. With his secondary still nursing some other injuries, coach Hue Jackson said it was vital to bring in a healthy player and the club signed defensive back Derron Smith off Cincinnati's practice squad.
LONDON (AP) — Wide receiver Stefon Diggs is active and is expected to play for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday when they face the Cleveland Browns at Twickenham Stadium.
Diggs, who missed the last two games because of a groin injury, was able to complete a full practice on Thursday and Friday. His return should help alleviate the burden on Adam Thielen, who caught 14 passes for 139 yards over the past two weeks.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jabrill Peppers is playing yet another new position: way, way-back.
Cleveland's rookie safety has become the last line of defense for the Browns, who have gone to extreme measures to prevent teams from completing deep passes on their secondary.
Peppers has lined up 25 yards off the line of scrimmage in Cleveland's first two games, and the unusual strategy — devised by coordinator Gregg Williams — has been mostly effective in stopping the deep ball.
CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-15)
New faces: QB DeShone Kizer, DE Myles Garrett, C JC Tretter, RG Kevin Zeitler, WR Kenny Britt, S Jabrill Peppers.
Key losses: WR Terrelle Pryror, CB Joe Haden, TE Gary Barnidge, QBs Josh McCown and Robert Griffin III, ILB Demario Davis, WR Andrew Hawkins.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jabrill Peppers has instincts on the football field that can't be taught or coached.
He's a natural.
"When he was born, there was probably a football right next to him," Browns special team's coordinator Chris Tabor said. "It is just an innate ability for him. He understands and his football intelligence is extremely high."
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns rookie defensive back Jabrill Peppers has signed and now Cleveland's entire draft class is under contract.
Peppers and the Browns had been haggling over guaranteed money on his four-year-deal, which is worth $10.3 million and includes a $5.6 million signing bonus.
CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-15)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, Browns Training Facility, Berea, Ohio.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns signed rookie tight end David Njoku, one of their three first-round draft picks.
The deal is projected to be worth $9.5 million and includes a $5.06 million signing bonus.
Njoku was selected with the No. 29 overall pick by the Browns, who took defensive end Myles Garrett (No. 1) and safety/linebacker Jabrill Peppers (No. 25) earlier in the first round. Peppers is the only one of 10 draft picks still unsigned by Cleveland.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jabrill Peppers only defended his reputation on the first day of the Cleveland Browns' rookie mini-camp
Covering wide receivers will happen soon enough.
Under scrutiny after being placed in the NFL's drug program for a diluted urine sample taken at the scouting combine, Peppers said he has no history using illegal recreational drugs and that Cleveland doesn't have to worry about him getting into trouble.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Myles Garrett discussed his deep interest in poetry and dinosaurs before shifting to another of his favorite activities.
It's not sailing.
"I love to hit," said the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick, drawing a smile from Jabrill Peppers, who was seated to his left as the Cleveland Browns introduced their new players. "I love to hit and I love to compete. So those two things combined, that's why me and him are sitting by each other."
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns didn't mess around with the No. 1 pick. They didn't find their franchise quarterback either.
Convinced that Myles Garrett was too good to pass up, Cleveland wasted no time in taking the consensus best player in the NFL draft with the first overall pick on Thursday night.
And although their biggest need remains a long-term answer at QB, Texas A&M's defensive standout should help one of the league's worst defenses.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jabrill Peppers perhaps played out of position at Michigan last season, lining up as a linebacker even though he seemed most suited to play safety in the NFL.
He made enough plays to become a Heisman Trophy finalist as a junior and to determine he was ready to play in the league.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh moved Michigan's "Signing of the Stars" event from a downtown theater to its basketball arena, incorporating some non-football coaches instead of putting such as Tom Brady, Derek Jeter and Ric Flair on stage with him as he did last year.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jabrill Peppers is taking his do-it-all talent to the NFL.
The Heisman Trophy finalist announced his plans Tuesday to enter the draft and skip his senior season at Michigan.
"It's one of the hardest things I've ever had to do," Peppers said in an interview with Sports Illustrated. "I'm choosing between cementing my legacy as a college player and starting my pro legacy. It's something you dream of when you were a kid. I was torn between the two."
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan star Jabrill Peppers says he hasn't made a decision on his future.
After a report Tuesday on Forbes.com said he was heading to the NFL, a tweet calling the report "false" appeared on Peppers' account. A subsequent tweet said: "This is going to be one of the hardest decisions in my life."
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jabrill Peppers gave Michigan a little of everything this season.
He had nothing to give the Wolverines in the Orange Bowl.
The star linebacker — one of 15 positions the school gives him credit for playing this season — was a late scratch from No. 6 Michigan's lineup when the Wolverines lost to No. 10 Florida State 33-32 in the Orange Bowl on Friday night. Peppers hurt his left hamstring during the week, and was ruled out after trying to warm up before the game.
No. 6 Michigan (10-2, Big Ten) vs. No. 10 Florida State (9-3, ACC), 8 p.m. EST
Line: Michigan by 7.
Series Record: Tied 1-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Michigan looks to send its senior-dominated roster out the right way and not end the season on a two-game slide. Florida State is trying for its first bowl win since capturing the national title at the end of the 2013 season, and what would be a fifth consecutive season of at least 10 wins.
No. 1 Alabama placed four players on The Associated Press All-America team, most of any school, and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and fellow Heisman Trophy finalists Jabrill Peppers of Michigan and Dede Westbrook of Oklahoma were also first-team selections.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jabrill Peppers pressed a phone against his right cheek, head bowed, and swayed from side to side.
He picked his head up when he heard unexpected news.
"Wow. Hey," he said, tilting his head back with a huge smile upon finding out he was a Heisman Trophy finalist. "Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!"
NEW YORK (AP) — After putting on a show in Death Valley back in October, Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Louisville's Lamar Jackson will face off again.
This time in New York with the Heisman Trophy on the line.
The Atlantic Coast Conference quarterbacks who dueled in one of the best games of the college football season were named Heisman finalists Monday, along with Michigan's versatile star Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Team success is breeding individual success for members of the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Alabama senior defensive lineman Jonathan Allen won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Monday night given annually to the nation's best college defensive player.
Allen called it "the greatest single accomplishment of my life."