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Arian Foster on Kaepernick: 'I understand 100 percent what he's doing'

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Arian Foster knows all-too-well that racial profiling and police misconduct toward African-Americans are real problems. He's experienced them.

Foster, the Dolphins running back, was barely a teenager when California cops pulled over his dad driving north on Interstate 5 between San Diego and California.

"They told us to get out of the car, all...Read more

Ravens get relatively good news on running back Kenneth Dixon's left knee

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The Ravens got relatively good news Sunday on the health of rookie running back Kenneth Dixon, who was helped off the field Saturday, unable to put any weight on his left leg.

An MRI taken Sunday revealed that Dixon has a torn medial collateral ligament, which won't require surgery but could keep the former Louisiana Tech standout out for four ...Read more

Cowboys QB Tony Romo is in a back brace but Jason Garrett says he is day to day

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is being fit for a back brace and rookie fourth-round pick Dak Prescott is preparing not only preparing to start opening day but for at least the first six weeks of the season.

Yet, coach Jason Garrett still says Romo is day to day with a fractured bone in his back and refuses to publicly rule him out for ...Read more

Chargers lose Branden Oliver to Achilles injury

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The start to the Chargers' first-half woes in the running game Sunday seemed difficult to top, what with how easily Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon bolted through their interior defense as a bullet might paper, good for 35 yards on the opening carry.

It was a bad start.

The finish was even worse.

Late in the second quarter...Read more

Chiefs safety Eric Berry signs contract and is back with the team

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Eric Berry has signed his contract and is back with the Chiefs.

The All-Pro safety returned to Arrowhead Stadium to join the team on Sunday, the day after the Chiefs' third preseason game. He'll attend his first practice on Monday.

Coach Andy Reid doesn't think Berry will play in the preseason finale Thursday against the Packers.

"I would ...Read more

Keenum is hit hard by Denver's Talib but appears OK, and Rams can breathe easy despite loss

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DENVER -- The Los Angeles Rams held their collective breath as quarterback Case Keenum dashed toward the far sideline at Sports Authority Field.

It was early in the second quarter of Saturday night's exhibition against the Denver Broncos, and Keenum was hit late -- and hard -- by cornerback Aqib Talib as he ran out of bounds.

In what qualified...Read more

49ers coach Kelly won't stop Kaepernick from sitting for national anthem

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If Colin Kaepernick continues to sit during pregame national anthems, 49ers coach Chip Kelly won't object.

"We recognize his right to do that," Kelly said in a media conference call Saturday. "It's not my right to tell him not to do something. That's his right as a citizen."

Kelly said he hasn't spoken with Kaepernick since Friday night's 21-...Read more

Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson suffers torn Achilles tendon, lost for season

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The Ravens have lost their first projected starter to a season-ending injury. Tight end Benjamin Watson suffered a torn right Achilles tendon on the first play of Saturday night's preseason game against the Detroit Lions.

The 13-year pro, who was signed as an unrestricted free agent after catching 74 passes for 825 yards and six touchdowns for ...Read more

Ezekiel Elliott apologizes for marijuana shop visit; drug test not expected

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Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett echoed owner Jerry Jones in rebuking rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott's visit to a legal marijuana shop before Thursday's 27-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Marijuana is legal in the state of Washington. But it is still banned by the NFL.

Garrett expressed his disappointment to Elliott, who has apologized...Read more

Cowboys QB Tony Romo out indefinitely with broken bone in his back

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The Dallas Cowboys worst nightmare has been realized.

Pro Bowl quarterback Tony Romo has been sidelined indefinitely with a fractured bone his back.

Per sources, Romo is expected to be sidelined 6 to 10 weeks, though coach Jason Garrett refused to put a timetable on his return.

Garrett even declined to rule Romo out of the Sept. 11 season ...Read more

49ers' Kaepernick: US flag represents 'country that oppresses people of color'

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The NFL said Saturday that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did not violate any league policy by not standing with his teammates during the national anthem before an exhibition game with the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium.

Kaepernick, who made his exhibition-season debut Friday night, said afterward that he was making a political ...Read more

Keenum is first-string QB but hardly No. 1 with jersey-wearing Rams fans

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LOS ANGELES--Los Angeles Rams fans attending training camp and two home exhibitions proudly donned replica jerseys and T-shirts of their favorite players.

Rookie Jared Goff's No. 16 was omnipresent, Todd Gurley's No. 30 stood out and Aaron Donald's No. 99 also appeared popular.

The jerseys of Eric Dickerson, Jack Youngblood, Roman Gabriel and ...Read more

Cowboys, Romo admittedly 'dodge a bullet' in Seattle

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SEATTLE -- After the game, all everyone could do was laugh.

Owner Jerry Jones joked that he was going to check into a Seattle hospital for heart issues, delaying his trip back to Dallas.

Of course, this was after Jones spent the first quarter of the Dallas Cowboys' 27-17 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks on bended knee praying like never ...Read more

Safety Eric Berry expected to report to the Chiefs on Sunday

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Chiefs safety Eric Berry is expected to return to the team on Sunday, a source told The Kansas City Star on Friday.

Berry has skipped the last month of training camp and practice in an effort to show his displeasure that the Chiefs were unable to reach a long-term contract agreement with him. Berry, who was designated with the franchise tag in ...Read more

Steelers redo contracts to cover for injuries

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The Steelers are furiously rewriting contracts to create salary cap space.

Over the past few days, the Steelers created more than $5 million in room under their salary cap, according to NFL Players Association figures, by restructuring the deals of Mike Mitchell and Marcus Gilbert.

The team's salary cap space has climbed to $7,415,167 as of ...Read more

Falcons' Keanu Neal to miss 3 to 4 weeks

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Falcons safety Keanu Neal, a first-round pick (17th overall) in the 2016 draft, is set to have knee surgery and will miss three to four weeks, according to the team.

Neal had an MRI on Friday, and it was determined that he will need minor surgery.

He will have the arthroscopic surgery done Monday, and the team expects a ...Read more

Cardinals' Patrick Peterson creates a no-fly zone for opponents

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- For opposing quarterbacks, waiting for a receiver to create separation from Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is a little like staring into the unfiltered desert sun.

Don't bother. It's a waste of time, and likely will result in pain.

Peterson, in his sixth season, is a quintessential shutdown corner, routinely ...Read more

Raiders show they're serious about possible relocation to Las Vegas

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The Oakland Raiders' flirtation with Las Vegas has taken on a tone that should be familiar with anyone who followed the NFL's two-decade relocation dance with Los Angeles.

The Raiders filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office to trademark "Las Vegas Raiders," according to a Forbes report. Meanwhile, the Southern Nevada Tourism ...Read more

Cowboys' Romo hurt on third play of preseason game vs. Seahawks

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Less than two minutes into the game, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo injured his back on a tackle by the Seahawks' Cliff Avril during Thursday night's game at Seattle.

On the third play of the game, Romo began to scramble then made a move to slide down when he was hit from behind Avril and landed awkwardly on the tackle. He stayed on the ...Read more

Vikings' Peterson says he decided that he won't play in the preseason

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Running back Adrian Peterson won't play in the preseason.

Coach Mike Zimmer said last week that he didn't need to see the NFL's leading rusher from the 2015 season in an exhibition game but said he would leave the decision up to the 31-year-old running back.

"It was something I really thought about and ultimately I just decided against it," ...Read more