Smith leads Buccaneers' voluntary minicamp

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Football coaches can only learn so much watching players on film, so Lovie Smith is excited about finally having an opportunity to evaluate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the field.

Optimistic Chargers begin offseason workouts

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Like most everyone else in the NFL at this time of year, the San Diego Chargers think they can get to the Super Bowl.

Smith demands bigger, stronger lines for Falcons

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Just two days into Atlanta's offseason workout program, Falcons coach Mike Smith is calling for major improvement on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

NFL to release schedule Wednesday

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

The NFL will release its regular-season schedule on Wednesday night.

Raiders begin offseason workouts

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

The new members of the Oakland Raiders have heard all the outside critiques: They are too old, past their primes and far removed from their Pro Bowl years.

Bills QB Manuel eager to shed rookie questions

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Raising his right leg for emphasis, Bills quarterback EJ Manuel declared both knees to be fine, and his mind feeling refreshed.

Ravens again put LB McClain on retired list

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

The Baltimore Ravens have put middle linebacker Rolando McClain on the reserve-retired list for a second time.

Steelers pick up 5th-year option on DE Cam Heyward

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers have picked up the 2015 option on defensive end Cam Heyward.

Redskins' Snyder says team name is 'not an issue'

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday it's time for people to "focus on reality" concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team's nickname.

Dates, times set for Vikings preseason games

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

The Minnesota Vikings return to playing home games outdoors when they open the preseason Aug. 8 against the Oakland Raiders.