Detroit Lions sign 2nd-round pick Levi Onwuzurike to rookie deal

DETROIT, Michigan  — The Detroit Lions signed second-round pick Levi Onwuzurike and fourth-rounders Amon-Ra St. Brown and Derrick Barnes to slotted four-year rookie contracts Thursday. As the 41st pick of the draft, Onwuzurike’s contract has a total value of $8.1 million, including a $3.3 million signing bonus, according to Spotrac. St. Brown’s deal is worth $4.27 million, with a…

Falcons trading WR Julio Jones, 2023 sixth-rounder to Titans for two picks

ATLANTA, Georgia — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to send star wideout Julio Jones to the Tennessee Titans, along with a 2023 sixth-round pick, in exchange for 2022 second-round and 2023 fourth-round selections. The deal is expected to become official in a few days pending Jones’ physical. Tennessee will take on all of his $15.3…

Jacksonville Jags sign tight end Tim Tebow

JACKSONVILLE, Florida –- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed TE Tim Tebow, the team announced today.  “I want to thank the Jaguars for the opportunity to compete and earn the chance to be part of this team,” Tebow said. “I know it will be a challenge, but it is a challenge I embrace. I am dedicated to…

NFL returning to London with two games in 2021: Jets-Falcons, Dolphins-Jaguars

LONDON, England —  Following a season in which the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancelation of the NFL’s international schedule, the league heads back overseas in Week 5 with the New York Jets facing the host Atlanta Falcons and in Week 6 for a Miami Dolphins-Jacksonville Jaguars showdown. 2021 No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson and…

Detroit Lions select OL Penei Sewell with No. 7 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft

DETROIT, Michigan —  New Lions general manager Brad Holmes made a big addition to Detroit’s offensive line with his first selection in the draft being the Oregon offensive tackle at No. 7. “I’m coming each and every day ready to run through the wall,” Sewell said in a conference call with reporters Thursday night after…

Kent State Great Josh Cribbs Honored At Luncheon

KENT, Ohio — Retired NFL and Kent State great Josh Cribbs was the guest of honor at the “Lunch with a Legend” hosted by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission in advance of the 2021 NFL Draft taking place in downtown Cleveland. The event was held Tuesday and hosted by WKYC’s Jay Crawford and featured Cribbs as…

Julian Edelman announces retirement after 12 seasons

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts  — New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman announced his retirement today. Edelman, 34, is a veteran of 12 seasons with the Patriots after originally joining the team as a seventh-round draft pick (232nd overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft out of Kent State. The 5-foot-10-inch, 198-pounder played in 137 regular season games…

NFL owners approve enhanced schedule with 17 regular-season games per team

NEW YORK, New York — Commencing with the upcoming 2021 campaign, the NFL is expanding its regular season to 17 games per team. NFL owners voted in approval of the change Tuesday at the Annual League Meeting, which is taking place virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “This is a monumental moment in NFL history,” NFL…

Super Bowl Champion Buccaneers re-sign Leonard Fournette

TAMPA BAY, Florida — Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed running back Leonard Fournette on a one-year deal worth $3.25 million with incentives that would push it to $4 million. Fournette finished with 448 total yards in the postseason — the most of any player from scrimmage. His four touchdowns in the playoffs were the fourth…