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In this Feb. 12, 2014, photo, Jen Welter puts her helmet on before the start of the Texas Revolution practice at Bradford Crossing Park in Allen, Texas. The Arizona Cardinals have hired Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason. ``I am honored to be a part of this amazing team,’’ Welter said on Twitter, Monday, July 27, 2015. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES

Cardinals name woman to training camp coach position

The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason. The Cardinals say Welter is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL. Welter played running back and special teams in 2014 for ...

FILE- In this Sept. 1, 2012, file photo, family members of Junior Seau including his mother Luisa Seau, far left, and his father Tiaina Seau, third from left, stand during a ceremony to honor the former Southern California player during the first half of an NCAA college football game between Hawaii and Southern California in Los Angeles. The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8, 2015, despite their disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Seau lawyer: family won't disrupt Hall of Fame ceremonies

The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction. Steve Strauss, legal counsel to the Seaus and partner at Cooley LLP, said in an email Monday night that ...

AP sources: NFL close to new football inspection rules

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs. Two people familiar with the league's plans tell The Associated Press on Monday that proper inflation of the footballs will be documented as part of the new policy. But those people, ...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown gets out of his custom Steelers-themed Rolls Royce as he arrives for NFL football training camp at the team's training facility in Latrobe, Pa., Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Stable Steelers arrive in style for training camp

Antonio Brown couldn't say no. How often does Rolls-Royce ask if you would like to ride to work in a $500,000 car? So the All-Pro receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers relaxed in the back seat on Saturday while his brother Desmond carefully maneuvered the Phantom — wrapped in a design ...

FILE--In this Nov. 27, 2011, file photo, former San Diego Charger Junior Seau stands with his daughter, Sydney, at his induction into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame, during halftime of an NFL football game in San Diego. Sydney Seau will not be commenting on her father entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the Aug. 8 inductions. Citing previous policies on posthumous inductions, the Hall has barred Sydney Seau from making a speech. Seau, who committed suicide in 2012, is one of seven men being inducted this year. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Hall of Fame limits Seau's daughter's comments to video

Junior Seau's daughter will be commenting only on a video when her late father enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8. Citing previous policies on posthumous inductions, the Hall is limiting Sydney Seau's comments to a video presentation about the former linebacker who killed himself in 2012. ...

Bucs' C.J. Wilson placed on reserve/retired list

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson has been placed on the reserve/retired list while he recovers from losing two fingers on his right hand in a July 4 fireworks accident. The third-year pro out of North Carolina State is one of two NFL players, along with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul ...

FILE - This is a July 25, 2014, file photo, showing Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe during a morning training session at the team's NFL football training camp in Englewood, Colo. Derek Wolfe will miss the first month of the season after being suspended by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. Wolfe said in a statement he took medicine this offseason that he didn't realize was prohibited by the NFL.  (AP Photo/File)

Broncos DE Derek Wolfe suspended 4 games

His scary spinal injury behind him along with the ill-fitting 4-3 defense, Derek Wolfe couldn't wait for the 2015 season to get here. He won't be on the field now when it does. The NFL informed the Denver Broncos on Friday that Wolfe would be suspended for the first month ...

FILE - In this April 15, 2015, file photo, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens as the guilty verdict is read during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. The Bristol District Attorney's Office said Friday, July 24, 2015, that the investigation and trial cost them nearly a half-million dollars in overtime and expenses. Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd in June 2013, and faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.  (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Prosecutors spent $462,000 on Aaron Hernandez prosecution

The investigation and murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez cost prosecutors nearly half a million dollars, a spokesman said Friday. Hernandez was convicted in April of first-degree murder for shooting Odin Lloyd in 2013. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee, and the motive for ...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up before the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Glendale, Ariz. The players' union has proposed a settlement on Brady's four-game suspension last week, but has not gotten a response from the NFL. A person familiar with the proposal tells The Associated Press on Thursday, July 23, 2015,  the offer was "met with silence."  The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL Players Association's offer was confidential. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

AP source: Union offered NFL settlement on Brady suspension

The players' union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady's four-game suspension last week that was "met with silence" by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the NFL Players Association's offer was confidential. There is no ...

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota passes during the NFL football team's minicamp in Nashville, Tenn. Mariota signed with the Titans on Tuesday, July 21, becoming the last of the NFL's first-round draft picks to finalize his deal. The former Oregon quarterback is expected to start immediately, with the timing of the contract keeping the No. 2 overall pick on track to open the season Sept. 13 at Tampa Bay against Jameis Winston--the No. 1 overall selection from the draft. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Titans announce deal with Mariota

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota signed with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, becoming the last of the NFL's first-round draft picks to finalize his deal. The former Oregon quarterback is expected to start immediately, with the timing of the contract keeping the No. 2 overall pick on track to open ...

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson talks with members of the media after NFL football minicamp in Eden Prairie, Minn. Peterson and the Vikings have agreed to restructure the final three years of the running back's contract. The Vikings made the announcement on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, four days before players will report to training camp. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

Peterson, Vikings agree to redo last 3 years of deal

Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings agreed Tuesday to restructure the final three years of his contract, giving the six-time Pro Bowl running back $20 million in guaranteed money. The Vikings announced the agreement four days before players will report to training camp, clearing away any lingering haze that surrounded ...

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre looks out onto the field before playing a flag football game Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis. Favre was inducted into the Packers Hall Fame Saturday. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

1 more pass: Favre's busy weekend ends with charity game

Brett Favre can still zip a pass into tight spaces. Now if his receivers were back in their prime, ol' No. 4 might have had a few more completions Sunday at his charity flag football game. It was all just for fun, of course. There are no more NFL comebacks ...

APNewsBreak: Documents detail Hawkins' payments in UNC case

Newly unsealed documents in the case of a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina's sports agent law suggest he funneled money to multiple Tar Heels players and set up meetings with agents and financial advisers trying to sign them to contracts. Christopher Hawkins was arrested in May ...

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre waves to fans as he walks onto Lambeau Field prior to getting inducted in to the Packers Hall of Fame and having his No. 4 jersey retired, Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Brett Favre returns to Lambeau for Packers Hall of Fame

Brett Favre headed up the Lambeau Field tunnel, a path that he had walked dozens of times. He turned left at the end, and then walked through a set of double doors. The Green Bay Packers' locker room was just down the hall on the right. And that's when it ...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 1974 file photo, Bill Arnsparger, former Miami Dolphins defensive coach, talks about his new job as head coach of the National Football League New York Giants at a news conference in New York. Bill Arnsparger, the Miami assistant coach who directed the "No-Name Defense" that helped the Dolphins win Super Bowl titles in 1973 and 1974, died Friday, July 17, 2015. He was 88. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

Bill Arnsparger, Miami's "No-Name Defense" coach, dies at 88

Bill Arnsparger, the Miami assistant coach who directed the "No-Name Defense" that helped the Dolphins win Super Bowl titles in 1973 and 1974, died Friday. He was 88. Laura Prewitt, executive director of the Breeders' Cup Festival in Lexington, Kentucky, announced the death, saying Arnsparger died at his home in ...

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