NFL football

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2014, file photo, former running back Jim Brown stands on the field during a halftime ceremony of an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland. Brown says he would never kneel during the national anthem. The 82-year-old Brown, who championed civil rights during his NFL career and became a social activist in retirement, said Tuesday night, Aug. 7. 2018, that he respects players’ rights to do what they want but his preference is they would stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner.” (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
August 07, 2018 - 9:55 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Brown has spent much of his post-NFL career fighting for social justice and change. However, the Hall of Fame running back would never kneel during the national anthem. The 82-year-old Brown, who championed civil rights during his playing career and became an activist in...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 07, 2018 - 3:56 pm
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Andrew Luck spent two straight offseasons contemplating how it would feel to play football again. He'll find out Thursday night. Coach Frank Reich announced Tuesday that Luck would start and could play most of the first quarter in the Indianapolis Colts' preseason opener at...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014, file photo, Buffalo head coach Jeff Quinn talks to his players during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Amherst, N.Y. Quinn has stepped in as an assistant coach of the offensive line at Notre Dame. He was coach Brian Kelly's offensive line coach at Grand Valley, Central Michigan and Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)
August 07, 2018 - 12:01 pm
CULVER, Ind. (AP) — This small town in northern Indiana annually produces two things when the calendar turns to August: Corn and Notre Dame offensive linemen. Where sports icons Roger Penske and George Steinbrenner once marched as students, the Culver Academies are where Irish coach Brian Kelly...
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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs through drills during their NCAA college football practice in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The former Ohio State quarterback played behind the dynamic J.T. Barrett for two seasons. Burrow will compete for a starting job with the Tigers, who are installing a spread attack under new offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 07, 2018 - 2:25 am
Coach Jim Harbaugh couldn't pass up a chance to deliver a coy response when asked about the quarterback situation at Michigan. Going by numbers alone, there may not be much of a contest. Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson could be the new starter behind center this season. Out of the SEC and into...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott throws a pass during NFL football training camp in Oxnard, Calif. Prescott and the Dallas passing game have seen some rough patches early in training camp. Two years removed from being the NFL offensive rookie of the year, the Cowboys quarterback trusts that the process is coming along as planned. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas,m File)
August 06, 2018 - 7:22 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dak Prescott threw two interceptions just a few plays apart in a training camp practice, including an ill-advised pass across the field to a receiver just a few yards from the line of scrimmage. Those picks, and the decisions that go with them, are under more scrutiny after...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2011, file photo, Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert speaks at a news conference in Berea, Ohio. The Broncos say former personnel executive Tom Heckert died Sunday night, Aug. 5, 2018, following a long illness. Heckert, 51, stepped away from the Broncos after last season after being diagnosed in recent years with amyloidosis, a rare disease that causes a buildup of amyloid proteins in the heart, kidney, liver and other organs. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
August 06, 2018 - 7:11 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Tom Heckert, a former personnel executive for the Denver Broncos who also served stints as general manager for the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles, has died following a long illness, the Broncos said. He was 51. Heckert stepped away from the Broncos after last...
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Professional football player Spencer Paysinger participates in the The CW Network "All American" panel at the 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif.. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
August 06, 2018 - 5:23 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL player Spencer Paysinger is drawing on his high school days living between two worlds for his first major Hollywood project. Paysinger grew up in economically depressed South Los Angeles, but he attended Beverly Hills High, where he captained the football...
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New York Giants NFL football player Saquon Barkley speaks to the media in East Rutherford, N.J., Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Canavan)
August 06, 2018 - 3:44 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Saquon Barkley got an incredulous look on his face when asked if he was hoping to play in the New York Giants' preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. Hoping was not an option as far as the second overall pick in the NFL draft was concerned. The...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 27, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman catches a pass during NFL football training camp, in Berea, Ohio. On Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, a person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Browns have agreed to trade disappointing wide receiver Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills for a draft pick. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
August 06, 2018 - 9:52 am
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Bills general manager Brandon Beane describes the trade to acquire receiver Corey Coleman from Cleveland as a low-risk gamble in a bid to address an unsettled position in Buffalo. Beane says he's aware of Coleman's struggles during his two seasons in Cleveland and hopes the...
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson runs a play during practice at NFL football training camp, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
August 05, 2018 - 8:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Super Bowl victory gave Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman more job security. The Philadelphia Eagles signed their coach and executive vice president of football operations to contract extensions through the 2022 season. Coming off the franchise's first championship since 1960,...
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