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File-This Nov. 19, 2017, file photo shows Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby (41) defends as Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant gains extra yardage after catching a pass in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry says he would love for Bryant to join him in Cleveland. Landry said Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, that he has been in touch with Bryant, a three-time Pro Bowler who was released in April by the Dallas Cowboys.(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
August 14, 2018 - 6:27 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Dez Bryant's going to meet with the Browns. Depending on how things go, he could stay awhile. The free agent wide receiver has scheduled a visit with Cleveland on Thursday, and the anticipated stopover could lead to the three-time Pro Bowler signing with a team craving more...
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August 14, 2018 - 12:24 am
The standoff between the Chicago Bears and No. 8 overall draft pick Roquan Smith is over. A person familiar with the situation says the linebacker has agreed to a four-year contract that guarantees $18.5 million and includes an $11.5 million signing bonus. The person spoke Monday night on condition...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2015, file photo, former University of Tennessee football player A.J. Johnson leaves court after his arraignment in Knoxville, Tenn. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted on July 27, 2018, along with a college teammate of aggravated rape charges. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
August 13, 2018 - 7:11 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Former University of Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted along with a college teammate of aggravated rape charges. Johnson and Michael Williams were acquitted of all counts July...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 26, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns defensive end Carl Nassib runs a drill during NFL football training camp, in Berea, Ohio. Browns defensive end Nassib needs to work on more than his pass rushing skills in training camp. His grandma wants him to clean up his language. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
August 13, 2018 - 10:33 am
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns defensive end Carl Nassib needs to work on more than his pass rushing skills in training camp. His grandma wants him to clean up his language. Nassib became a breakout star of the first episode this season of HBO's "Hard Knocks" series, which is documenting Cleveland's...
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August 12, 2018 - 7:37 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have suspended All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler for violating team rules and conduct unbecoming a Jaguars football player. Neither one will make the trip to Minnesota on Tuesday for two days of joint practices and a...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) throws a pass during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Giants, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 12, 2018 - 6:21 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — He's still Baker the backup. Despite rookie Baker Mayfield's stellar performance in his NFL preseason debut, the Cleveland Browns are not moving the No. 1 overall pick into the starting lineup ahead of Tyrod Taylor. "National hype," quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese said,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018 file photo Tennessee Titans' Blaine Gabbert throws during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. Gabbert quickly stopped the reporter asking the quarterback about learning his fourth offense in four years. The Titans, who signed Gabbert in March to back up Marcus Mariota, are just the fourth team that the quarterback has played for since being drafted by Jacksonville in 2011. But coach Mike Vrabel is the eight different head coach and yes, the eighth different scheme that Gabbert has had to learn since coming into the NFL from Missouri. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, file)
August 12, 2018 - 5:09 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Quarterback Blaine Gabbert quickly stopped the reporter asking him about learning his fourth offense in four years. "Eighth in eight years," he said. The Tennessee Titans, who signed Gabbert in March to back up Marcus Mariota , are the fourth team that the quarterback has...
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins looks to throw a pass against the Denver Broncos during the first half in an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Mark Reis)
August 12, 2018 - 1:58 am
DENVER (AP) — Kirk Cousins was perfect in his cameo, and then kicked back and watched two former Broncos quarterbacks tear apart their old teammates. Cousins completed all four of his passes in the Vikings' 42-28 exhibition victory Saturday night, including a 1-yard touchdown strike on a quick...
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August 12, 2018 - 1:56 am
DENVER (AP) — Linebacker Brandon Marshall and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas weren't with their teammates on the sideline for the national anthem prior to the Denver Broncos' game against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night. Marshall and Thomas emerged from the tunnel behind the Broncos' bench...
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Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice, center, receives attention on the field after an injury during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 11, 2018 - 5:30 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden doesn't expect to go looking for another running back after losing promising rookie Derrius Guice to a torn ACL in his left knee in the preseason opener. "We have guys that are here and in play," Gruden said, noting that the Redskins drafted...
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