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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

Steelers receiver WR Bryant suspended four games for violating NFL drug policy

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Already faced with playing without running back Le'Veon Bell for the first two games of the regular season, the Steelers were dealt another big setback when wide receiver Martavis Bryant was suspended four games for violating the NFL's drug policy, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has confirmed.

Bryant, a fourth-round draft choice in 2014, caught ...Read more

Ndamukong Suh: Dolphins have the talent to be an elite defense

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First in rushing defense. Second in total yards allowed. Third in scoring. Fourth in yards per play allowed.

No matter you quantify it, the Detroit Lions had a great defensive season in 2014.

A big reason -- great players.

Three first-rounders on the defensive line. Two Pro Bowlers. And one All-Pro: Ndamukong Suh.

A year later, Suh's in a ...Read more

49ers' Brooks charged with sexual battery, ex-teammate McDonald indicted for rape

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- In the latest blow to a football team rocked by off-field player misconduct allegations in recent years, Santa Clara County prosecutors Wednesday filed a misdemeanor sexual battery charge against San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks over an incident with an intoxicated woman at a December house party.

Prosecutors also...Read more

Ravens' Suggs embraces villain role, blames GM Newsome for quarterback protections

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A controversial figure even in the heart of the preseason, Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs smiled as he suggested who was really to blame for this week's firestorm surrounding his low hit on Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford.

The tackle brought a 15-yard penalty against the Ravens, shots at Suggs' character from Eagles ...Read more

Eddie Royal latest Bears wide receiver nursing injury

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Add Eddie Royal to the list of the walking wounded among Bears receivers. Royal missed Wednesday's practice at Halas Hall with a hip injury, further depleting the offense of playmakers and causing yet another round of shuffling as the Bears ready for Saturday night's exhibition game in Cincinnati.

Bears coach John Fox stamped his standard "day ...Read more

Steelers QB Vick asks people to focus on what he has done to atone for dogfighting

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New Steelers quarterback Michael Vick said he can't change what happened in the past when he spent 21 months in jail for dogfighting and asked that people who remain angry for his actions focus on the good he is trying to do now to atone for his crime.

"You still have people who feel a certain type of way about what happened," Vick said. "But I...Read more

Cowboys CB Scandrick out for season with torn knee ligaments

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OXNARD, Calif. -- The Dallas Cowboys' defensive backs gathered in a circle after practice to hope and pray for good news for cornerback Orlando Scandrick, but the worst was confirmed late Tuesday night.

"It's just unfortunate," Scandrick said. "But I'll be back stronger than ever."

The starting cornerback will undergo surgery and miss the ...Read more