NFL salary cap increases by $10 million

...long-term deal with Dallas and make $12.8 million next year after the team used its franchise tag on the star wide receiver. GIANTS: Placed the franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul after the 26-year-old rebounded from two...

Harry Douglas, Justin Blalock among more cuts by Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons released wide receiver Harry Douglas, starting offensive guard Justin Blalock and defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi on Friday, a day after cutting running...

Falcons sign fullback Patrick DiMarco, defensive end Cliff Matthews to contract extensions

...seven games last season. He has no career starts and has played primarily on special teams.The team also signed wide receiver Nick Williams, who appeared in five games as an undrafted rookie with Washington in 2013. He had a brief stint on...

Falcons kicker Matt Bryant gets contract extension

...Andersen holds the team record with 806 points.Terms of the new deal were not announced. RAVENS: Jacoby Jones, the wide receiver and kicker returner who was a major contributor to Baltimore's Super Bowl win, was released Wednesday.The 30-year-old...

NFL teams are using the combine to judge more than an athlete's ability

...the same response for each one."I'm disappointed in myself for all those things I did at Missouri," said the wide receiver, who spent last season on the sideline in large part because of legal troubles, including allegations that he pushed...

Georgia receiver Chris Conley puts on a show at combine

...football player, to show teams he's more than just a well-rounded person away from the field.The former Georgia wide receiver had the type of showing Saturday at the NFL scouting combine that should jump his stock in this spring's draft...

Josh Gordon fights one-game suspension

Banished wide receiver Josh Gordon is fighting the one-game suspension he received from...Championship Game loss to the Seattle Seahawks. CHIEFS: Released wide receivers Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins. GEORGIA: Athletic director Greg...

Peyton Manning says he's prepared to play in 2015

...as the Tigers' new receivers coach.Ball has coached at the college level for about three decades, working with wide receivers for about 20 years. He spent the past nine years at Georgia, working both with running backs and receivers.

Macon linebacker Roquan Smith chooses Georgia

...173 tackles, including 26 for loss as a senior with three defensive touchdowns and nine touchdowns on offense as a wide receiver and running back.He also returned a punt for a touchdown.As a junior, he had seven interceptions.Smith's commitment...

Thomas Brown returns to Georgia as running backs coach

...Running backs coach Bryan McClendon will move to wide receivers coach, the position he played at Georgia, and take...2004-07. He replaces Tony Ball, who left to become wide receivers coach at Louisiana State. ALABAMA STATE: The Montgomery...