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Seahawks rally to beat Chargers, 16-15

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SAN DIEGO -- In the exhibition game regarded most like a dress rehearsal for the regular season, Seattle's defense and special teams looked pretty well groomed for opening night.

The offense, though, continued its preseason-long struggles by playing in a manner that would threaten to get the whole production shut down on opening night.

The No....Read more

Pryor's preseason debut as NFL wide receiver delayed again

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Browns wide receiver-in-training Terrelle Pryor is running out of chances to get on the field for preseason action and prove he deserves a roster spot.

Pryor sat out Saturday night when the Browns faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third exhibition game for both teams. He has yet to make his NFL debut as a receiver after ...Read more

Steve Smith ejected, John Harbaugh confronts Jay Gruden after on-field fight

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BALTIMORE -- Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. and Washington Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver were ejected for their roles in an on-field fight late in the first quarter of Saturday's preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium.

The issue developed after a third-down completion to wide receiver Kamar Aiken over the middle.

Washington linebacker ...Read more

Falcons, Jones reach five-year, $71.25 million contract extension

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Falcons agreed to a five-year, $71.25 million contract extension with wide receiver Julio Jones on Saturday.

Jones and the Falcons wanted to reach an agreement before the start of the regular season.

"We could not be more thrilled to make Julio a Falcon for life," Falcons owner and chairman Arthur Blank said. "Julio ...Read more

Del Rio wants Raiders to play and stay healthy

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has some mixed feelings approaching his team's third preseason game Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

On one hand, he'd like to treat it like the dress rehearsal it typically is and see his starters play into the third quarter. On the other, a team that has gone through camp relatively healthy ...Read more

Lions' Ziggy Ansah vows he'll be back by Week 1

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Detroit Lions were without three starters on their defensive line for Friday's 22-17 preseason win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, but at least one of the absentees said he should be ready to play by the time the regular season opens Sept. 13.

Defensive end Ziggy Ansah said he was feeling "good" as he left the locker ...Read more

Lions QB Stafford insists he doesn't need reps with WR Johnson

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Matthew Stafford has completed passes to 11 different receivers this preseason, everyone, it seems, except Calvin Johnson.

Johnson has not played in the Detroit Lions' first three exhibition games and is not expected to dress for next week's preseason finale against the Buffalo Bills.

But Stafford said Friday he's not the...Read more

No Cowboys running back has separated from the pack

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OXNARD, Calif. -- The No. 1 question going into training camp for the Dallas Cowboys centered on how their running back corps would fill the void left by DeMarco Murray.

And that remains a question at the end of camp, although coach Jason Garrett sounded pleased with what he's seen from the group over the past month.

Third-year back Joseph ...Read more

Chiefs' first-string offense rolls in 34-10 preseason win over Titans

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's just a preseason game, but it's hard to call the performance of the Chiefs' starters in their 34-10 win over the Tennessee Titans on Friday anything but positive development.

After looking overwhelmed, mainly, in their preseason opener against Arizona, and looking slightly better in their second game against Seattle, ...Read more

49ers' Jerod-Eddie reunited with 'big brother' Miller in Denver

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DENVER, Colo. -- The way Von Miller explains it, some boys take home frogs, lizards and turtles. The ultra-gregarious Miller took home buddies and asked his mom if he could keep them.

One of those friends is 49ers defensive lineman Tony Jerod-Eddie, who grew up eight minutes down the road from Miller, the Broncos star outside linebacker, in ...Read more

Eagles LB Alonso expects to play Saturday

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Chip Kelly once explained Kiko Alonso's style of playing linebacker as "Kiko see ball, Kiko tackle ball." But Alonso has not seen the ball much this summer, and he has not done any tackling.

That changes on Saturday, when the Eagles' inside linebacker finally plays his first game in an Eagles uniform against the Green Bay Packers.

"I don't ...Read more

Packers' Guion suspended 3 games for violating substance abuse policy

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion has been suspended for the first three games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Guion, 28, was arrested in February on felony charges of possession of marijuana and a firearm. Police seized 357 grams of marijuana, a 9mm semiautomatic handgun and ...Read more

Browns' Pryor says he's 'dedicated to coming back' from injury affecting his personal, professional life

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BEREA, Ohio -- Browns wide receiver-in-training Terrelle Pryor is hoping he can finally overcome his right hamstring injury because it has been detrimental to his life on and off the field.

The injury has not only stalled Pryor's attempt to transition from quarterback to receiver, but it also has prevented him from visiting his 1-year-old son ...Read more

Eagles waive LB Emmanuel Acho

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The Eagles waived/injured linebacker Emmanuel Acho with a thumb injury that required surgery, according to a league source. The move was not yet official, but Acho's locker was cleaned out Thursday.

Acho, 24, spent parts of the last two seasons with the Eagles. He started two games in 2014 and played 23 percent of the defensive snaps.

Acho was...Read more

Seahawks' Russell Wilson says his Recovery Water comments were 'perceived wrong'

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Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson blew up social media on Wednesday thanks to the release of a Rolling Stone article that included a claim that Recovery Water, a drink he is endorsing, helped him overcome a possible concussion suffered in the NFC Championship Game against Green Bay.

Speaking to reporters after practice Thursday, Wilson said ...Read more

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones leaves game after running into wall

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Orioles center fielder Adam Jones left Thursday's game against the Kansas City Royals after a violent crash with the outfield wall while chasing a batted ball in the bottom of the first inning.

Jones initially remained in the game, but was removed in the top of the third when Paul Janish pinch hit for him.

The Orioles -- already without Gold ...Read more

Seahawks' Lynch reaches settlement on fine for not talking to media

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It had been expected that Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch would have a hearing with the NFL Thursday morning to appeal a $75,000 fine for not talking to the media after the NFC Championship game last January.

Instead, there was no hearing with the two sides reaching a settlement and the NFL expecting that Lynch will comply with the league's...Read more

Ahmad Brooks' 49ers status being evaluated

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EDGEWOOD, Colo. -- General manager Trent Baalke said Ahmad Brooks' status with the 49ers remains under evaluation, but that the embattled linebacker is still on the team.

Charged Wednesday with misdemeanor sexual battery by Santa Clara County prosecutors, Brooks flew home from Denver on Thursday morning with Keena Turner, the 49ers' vice ...Read more

Tomlin: Pouncey has 'a chance' to return to Steelers this season

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday afternoon that center Maurkice Pouncey has a chance to return this season from his fractured left fibula, but he did not offer a prediction on when that might be.

"He's got a chance," Tomlin said. "We'll have more information as the initial recovery subsides."

Pouncey is a strong candidate to begin the ...Read more

Browns coach Pettine says Manziel likely out for rest of preseason

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Browns coach Mike Pettine said quarterback Johnny Manziel will definitely be sidelined Saturday night in the third exhibition game at Tampa Bay, and he'll also likely sit out the preseason finale at Chicago because of his sore right elbow.

"Given the short week and not wanting to put him out there against Chicago, I could see he'll just be down...Read more