It’s a catch: NFL owners approve simplified catch language

ORLANDO, Fla. — Maybe it’s too late for Jesse James and the Steelers or Zach Miller and the Bears. No matter, the NFL has a simplified catch rule designed to eliminate confusion — and, the league hopes, controversy — about receptions. Team owners unanimously approved the new language Tuesday, with basically three elements defining a […]

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NFL competition committee to recommend catch rule changes

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The NFL’s catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee. One of the first orders of business when the league’s annual meetings begin Monday in Orlando, Fla., will be a proposal by the committee to clarify what is a catch. Commissioner Roger […]

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NFL Notebook: Eagles trade Smith to Panthers for Worley

(AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade wide receiver Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers for cornerback , according to two people familiar with the deal. The trade reached on Friday won’t be officially announced until the NFL’s league year opens next Wednesday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t […]

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AP Sources: Eagles get Michael Bennett from Seattle

The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles bolstered their formidable pass rush with another top-level defensive lineman. The Eagles acquired three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, three people familiar with the trade told The Associated Press. The deal won’t be officially announced until the NFL’s league year opens next […]

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Steelers place franchise tag on Le’Veon Bell for a second straight year

PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell keeps saying he wants to stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers keep saying they want to keep one of the NFL’s best running backs in the fold for years to come. They have until July 16 to make it happen. The Steelers placed the exclusive rights franchise tag on the […]

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‘Goldbergs’ show throwback love to Super Bowl champ Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles might want to make room on the shelf for some Emmys next to the Lombardi Trophy. The real Philly Special was throwing it back to the ’80s on an episode of “The Goldbergs.” The casting call for an Eagles ensemble came last year when “Goldbergs” creator Adam Goldberg picked a […]

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NFL Notebook: Rooney hopeful Steelers can reach long-term deal with Bell

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers have no plans on moving on from All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell. Team president Art Rooney II is optimistic the team can sign Bell to a long-term extension going into the 2018 season, but didn’t rule out using the franchise tag for a second straight year as a precaution if the […]

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Philadelphia gears up to shut down for Eagles parade

PHILADELPHIA — The city is gearing up and shutting down for its first-ever Super Bowl parade, with universities, schools and government offices all shuttering and mass transit being shifted to serve the needs of parade-going Eagles fans. Museums, city courts and even the Philadelphia Zoo will close as Philadelphia focuses on Thursday’s celebrations. Visitors who […]

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Mayor hopes ‘knucklehead contingent’ avoids Eagles parade

PHILADELPHIA — An estimated 2 million people celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles’ long-awaited first Super Bowl win will descend on the city Thursday as the Vince Lombardi trophy is paraded through five miles of jubilant fans. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney called on them to celebrate with passion and pride and warned the small “knucklehead contingent” that […]

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Patriots defense pushed around in Super Bowl loss to Eagles

MINNEAPOLIS — So many times this season New England’s defense made plays when it had to give Tom Brady and the Patriots offense a chance to win. But it couldn’t figure out the Philadelphia Eagles its 41-33 loss Super Bowl loss on Sunday. The 41 points New England allowed were more than they have given […]

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