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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) walks to the locker room during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Cleveland. Taylor said on Twitter that he’s “doing well” after injuring his left hand against Philadelphia. Taylor got hurt when he fell without contact and landed on his hand and wrist in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
August 24, 2018 - 10:28 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns escaped a preseason quarterback swap. Tyrod Taylor isn't expected to miss any time — and is still in line to start the Sept. 9 season opener against Pittsburgh — after dislocating his left pinky and bruising his hand in Thursday's 5-0 win over Philadelphia. Taylor's...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a pass during a joint NFL football practice with the Los Angeles Chargers, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Costa Mesa, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 24, 2018 - 7:13 pm
After all of those years eschewing the Los Angeles area, the NFL now has two teams there. On Saturday, both will host preseason games on what many say is the only August weekend that even slightly matters. The Rams host the Texans in an afternoon game, and four hours later the Chargers entertain...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, photo, Florida Atlantic offensive coordinator Charlie Weis Jr., right, talks with quarterback Rafe Peavey (16) during football practice in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 24, 2018 - 1:13 pm
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Weis Jr. has been on the field celebrating Super Bowl wins. He's worn a headset on the sidelines at Notre Dame games, studied under Nick Saban and interned for Bill Belichick. He's learned from the best. And he's a mere 25 years old. Age is just a number to Florida...
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August 22, 2018 - 8:08 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick says he has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that causes weakness in various parts of the body and isn't sure on a timetable for his return. Frederick said in a statement issued by the team Wednesday that he has received...
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Bob Lamey watches the Indianapolis Colts NFL football team practice in Westfield, Ind., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Longtime announcer Bob Lamey, who has announced his retirement as voice of the Indianapolis Colts, used a racial slur while retelling a story last week to a "friend." Lamey's attorney released a statement Wednesday morning, Aug. 22, 2018, acknowledging Lamey used "inappropriate" language during an off-the-air conversation last week and immediately apologized to those involved. (The Indianapolis Star via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 4:44 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An off-the-air racial slur prompted the immediate retirement of longtime Indianapolis Colts' radio voice Bob Lamey last weekend, team officials and Lamey's attorney confirmed Wednesday. Local attorney James Voyles issued a statement acknowledging Lamey used "inappropriate"...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady calls signals at the line of scrimmage during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 22, 2018 - 1:07 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady is breaking in a new helmet this exhibition season, yet another sign the 41-year-old quarterback is planning to play in 2019. Brady's old helmet is among the models being phased out by the NFL because tests showed it is not as effective at protecting against...
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Victor Cruz, left, and Karrueche Tran arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
August 21, 2018 - 3:27 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has retired. In making the announcement Tuesday, the 31-year-old Cruz said he plans to join ESPN as an NFL analyst. Cruz will contribute to variety of shows and make his ESPN debut Wednesday. Cruz was a seven-year NFL...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 21, 2018 - 12:30 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens spoiled Andrew Luck's Indianapolis homecoming. They picked him off before allowing a completion, and Terrell Suggs nearly chopped the ball out of Luck's hands on a sack. The Ravens then secured a 20-19 preseason win over the Colts by stopping a late 2-point...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel answers questions during a news conference after a practice at NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. The NFL tapped Vrabel to narrate a video detailing the new lowering the head to initiate contact rule, hoping the man who played 14 years as a linebacker in the league could more easily explain how players should adapt. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
August 19, 2018 - 5:21 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL tapped Titans coach Mike Vrabel to narrate a video detailing the new rule on lowering the head to initiate contact, hoping the man who played 14 years as a linebacker in the league could more easily explain how players should adapt. Now Vrabel's own Titans (0-2) find...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) talks with quarterback Josh McCown (15) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, in East Rutherford, N.J. McCown is still No. 1 on the New York Jets' quarterbacks depth chart. At this point, though, he might as well be No. 100. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
August 19, 2018 - 5:07 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Josh McCown is still No. 1 on the New York Jets' quarterback depth chart. At this point, though, he might as well be No. 100. With each practice, it appears increasingly likely that rookie Sam Darnold will be the starter when the regular season kicks off in three weeks...
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