Eagles agree to terms to re-sign RB Sproles

PHILADELPHIA — Darren Sproles just can’t quit football, and the Philadelphia Eagles just can’t quit Sproles. The Eagles agreed to terms with the 36-year-old running back on a one-year contract Friday. He’ll join a loaded backfield that includes Jordan Howard, rookie Miles Sanders and Corey Clement. Sproles was supposed to retire after the 2017 season but spent a good portion of the year on injured reserve with a torn ACL and didn’t want his distinguished career to end on that note. Injury hit Sproles last season as well, as he…

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Everything you missed this NFL offseason

7:30 AM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 Already? It’s over? Nearly six months have passed since Super Bowl LIII, which means the NFL offseason is drawing to a close. And it means it’s time for NFL training camps and the beginning of the 2019 season. What has happened in the interim? Let’s get you caught up on the comings, goings, rule changes and general controversies of the spring and summer months. 1. Pass interference…

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Cowboys DL in diversion program for bar arrest

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford was entered into a diversion program on Thursday to settle a charge from an incident in March at a bar in Panama City Beach, Florida, according to online records. According to terms of the program, Crawford will attend counseling, complete a life class titled “Choices, Chances, Changes,” and be under supervised probation for the next six months. An anger management assessment and follow-up will be scheduled at the end of that time period. He had been charged with a misdemeanor count of unlawful assembly…

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Falcons, LB Jones reach $57M deal through ’23

The Atlanta Falcons have reached a four-year, $57 million extension with star linebacker Deion Jones through the 2023 season, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday. The length of the deal was announced by the team. Rosenhaus told ESPN that the extension includes $34 million guaranteed for the one-time Pro Bowler. Jones, a former second-round draft pick from LSU who led the Falcons in tackles during the 2016 and ’17 seasons, is considered to be the top coverage linebacker in the NFL. The deal comes on the heels…

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DE Ayers announces his retirement from NFL

Defensive end Robert Ayers announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday. In a Facebook post, he wrote: “THATS ALL FOLKS • SO THANKFUL… Was a helluva run @NFL but the time has come.. On to the next chapter of life…. #Retired #Blessed.” Ayers, 33, didn’t play last season after he was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March last year. His best season came in 2015, when he posted a career-high nine sacks for the New York Giants. A former first-round draft pick (18th overall) of the Denver…

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Gould happy with deal after ‘weird offseason’

Robbie Gould says he’s happy to put negotiations with the 49ers behind him after a “weird offseason,” and that although Chicago will always be home for him, he’s excited to return to San Francisco to play football for at least the next two seasons. The veteran kicker, appearing on The Adam Schefter Podcast, discussed his new contract with the 49ers that was agreed upon before Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline to sign franchised players to long-term deals. He said the 49ers “made a really aggressive push” to get a deal done.…

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Source — WR Bryant applies for reinstatement

Suspended former Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant has formally applied to the NFL for reinstatement, a source told ESPN on Monday. Bryant sent an email to league officials on Saturday, requesting reinstatement from an indefinite suspension the league imposed in December for Bryant’s repeated violations of the league’s drug policy. Bryant, 27, was a fourth-round pick by the Steelers in 2014 but has missed 36 of a possible 80 regular-season games since then because of suspensions. Last season, with the help of attorney Peter Ginsberg, Bryant…

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Romo successfully defends celebrity golf title

STATELINE, Nev. — Tony Romo completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the American Century Championship for his second consecutive win in the celebrity tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current CBS NFL analyst closed with a 2-over 74 and scored 20 points to finish at 71 in the modified Stableford scoring system. Former pitcher Mark Mulder, the winner in 2015-17, was 10 points back after a 71 and a 24-point day. Romo, 39, became the fourth player in tournament history to successfully defend the…

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Romo ups lead to 9 points in celebrity golf event

STATELINE, Nev. — Defending champion Tony Romo increased his lead to nine points Saturday in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback-turned-NFL analyst shot his second straight 2-under 70 and scored 25 points for a total of 51 in the celebrity tournament that uses the modified Stableford scoring system. He has played in two PGA Tour events this year. “I felt good about the game coming in and it’s kind of held up this week,” Romo said. “Ballstriking has been real good. I…

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Gordon — Chargers ‘home,’ but ‘want to get paid’

Despite threats of a trade demand if he doesn’t get a new contract, running back Melvin Gordon on Saturday said he wants to remain with the Los Angeles Chargers. “I want to end up with the Chargers,” Gordon said Saturday at SportsCon in Dallas. “That’s my home. I’m not going to sit here and be like, ‘Man, I don’t want to go back to the Chargers, dah, dah, dah.’ Like, that’s the team who blessed me with an opportunity. They started my life. They changed my life. Out of all…

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