Alabama’s Cooper jockeying with White for top WR draft spot

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Amari Cooper’s one-on-one battle leading up to the NFL draft isn’t with an opposing cornerback. Cooper went through Alabama’s pro day on Wednesday hoping to put one more check mark in his favor in a race with West Virginia’s Kevin White to be the first wide receiver chosen in the NFL[…]

Withdrawal of LA stadium plan reorders chase for NFL teams

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The demise of an NFL stadium proposal in the heart of downtown Los Angeles has reordered the competition to lure professional football back to the region after two decades of game-less Sundays. The pullout by Anschutz Entertainment Group ended a dream of having a team play in the shadow of the[…]

Raiders agree to deals with LB Malcolm Smith, TE Lee Smith

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders opened free agency by agreeing to contracts on Tuesday with former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith and blocking tight end Lee Smith. A person with knowledge of the deal said the team is finalizing the deal with Malcolm Smith on Tuesday night. The person spoke on condition of[…]