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Finally on field, Marquise Brown shows potential in Ravens' weather-shortened 26-15 preseason win vs. Eagles

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PHILADELPHIA -- Before he jogged onto the field for his first NFL snap, Marquise "Hollywood" Brown stood on the Lincoln Financial Field sideline Thursday night, near midfield, chatting with his friend and quarterback, Lamar Jackson. That the Broward County, Fla., natives were hanging out before the Ravens' kickoff against the Philadelphia Eagles...Read more

Troy Aikman, Terry Bradshaw differ on Dolphins' quarterback situation

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Terry Bradshaw believes the Miami Dolphins are "Josh Rosen's team."

Troy Aikman, on the other hand, said he expects veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick to start for the Dolphins in the regular-season opener.

While Dolphins coach Brian Flores has yet to name a starting quarterback, both Bradshaw and Aikman shared their opinions on ...Read more

Raiders, Packers play on 80-yard field due to Winnipeg turf issues

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The Raiders are used to playing on an abnormal field at the Coliseum but this may be a new one.

Due to concern over a patch of grass in the middle of the end zone at Winnipeg's IG Stadium, the Raiders and Packers have shortened the field to 80 yards for Thursday's preseason game.

The following statement was issued by the NFL in the first ...Read more

Panthers QB Cam Newton sustains foot injury, leaves preseason debut vs. Patriots

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It had been eight months since Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton last played an NFL game, but his 2019 debut lasted less than a quarter.

Newton started the team's third preseason game against the New England Patriots on Thursday, his first game action since the team decided to sit him the last two contests of the ...Read more

L.J. Collier showing progress, but Seahawks draft class hitting bumps as regular season approaches

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RENTON, Wash. -- L.J. Collier wasn't in pads at Seahawks practice Thursday.

But he carried some off the field anyway, fulfilling the usual duty of a rookie of carting equipment of some of the team's veterans into the locker room following practice.

It was a sign that life may be getting somewhat back to normal for the Seahawks' first-round ...Read more

Niners QB Garoppolo sees return to Kansas City as 'stepping stone'

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Jimmy Garoppolo can retrace his infamous steps Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium, the scene of the crime, where his season got robbed and his career trajectory suddenly became dependent on his left knee's reconstruction.

Coach Kyle Shanahan plans to play him the first half at Kansas City, allowing Garoppolo ample time to ...Read more

Marcus Hayes: Jadeveon Clowney fits in Philly. Eagles need to get trade done ASAP.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Jadeveon Clowney reportedly will end his holdout and show up for Texans practice after they play their third preseason game Saturday. Upon his arrival at the training center Clowney should be handed a plane ticket to Philadelphia.

There can be no debate about this. No dithering. Clowney fits in Philly, and general manager Howie ...Read more

Son of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback dead after battle with cancer

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Luke Laufenberg, the son of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and radio broadcaster Babe Laufenberg, died Thursday morning after a near two-year battle with cancer.

Laufenberg, who turned 21 in May, was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma in December 2017, just weeks after a season with Mesa Community College where he played tight end. Laufenberg...Read more

Miami's Jarren Williams goes into first start focused, blocking out the noise ahead of Florida matchup

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The time has come for Jarren Williams to make his first start with the national college football spotlight on him and the Miami Hurricanes taking on the No. 8 Florida Gators in Orlando on Saturday night.

A tall task for a redshirt freshman that will have two fellow freshmen blocking for him at opposite tackle positions, but Williams' approach: ...Read more

Chuck Pagano felt the love from Indianapolis as he fought and beat leukemia. He expects to get emotional as he returns this weekend with the Bears.

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Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano expects to be a little emotional when he returns to Lucas Oil Stadium for Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.

The Colts gave Pagano his first and only head coaching job. He compiled a 53-43 regular-season record over six seasons there, with three playoff appearances and a run to the AFC ...Read more

Jared Goff not worried about not getting preseason snaps as Rams starters sit again

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams' preseason game against the Denver Broncos on Saturday will be their first appearance at the Coliseum since their playoff victory over the Dallas Cowboys last season.

Quarterback Jared Goff won't play, but he has a stake in the newly renovated facility. Goff said Wednesday that he and receiver ...Read more

Braxton Miller says he's good fit for Browns, revels in return to Ohio

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BEREA, Ohio -- Braxton Miller said he had a couple NFL choices when he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles last week, and then a chance to join the Browns fell in his lap.

On Wednesday, the former Ohio State quarterback/wide receiver practically glowed as he spoke about his return to the Buckeye State.

A Springfield, Ohio, native, he said ...Read more

With De'Anthony Thomas' return, Chiefs just picked up an already fast pace

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On a team with a glut of speed, the Chiefs have gotten even faster by signing De'Anthony Thomas, who was on course to switch to track and field.

Had he not gotten the call from the Chiefs, who were looking for a wide receiver and special teams standout to replace the injured Marcus Kemp, Thomas might've instead broken the tape at a finish line ...Read more

Mark Bradley: The Falcons have lost 11 exhibitions in a row. OK by me

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ATLANTA -- Perhaps you've noticed that the Falcons haven't won an exhibition game since losing a 25-point lead in NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017. Perhaps you're wondering if this correspondent, who rarely misses a chance to ascribe any Falcons failing to that awful night, will write something like, "If you're looking for a reason this franchise ...Read more

Daryl Johnston's message to Cowboys' QB Dak Prescott: Winning comes at a price too

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DALLAS -- Former Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston has a message for Dak Prescott during his contract negotiations--winning comes at a price too.

"The 1/8six3/8 highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL last year weren't in the playoffs. None of them," said Johnston, an NFL analyst on FOX who is also the director of player personnel for the XFL...Read more

Browns QB Baker Mayfield reached out to Daniel Jones to 'clear the air' about GQ comments

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BEREA, Ohio -- Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield insisted Wednesday that GQ Magazine took his comments about Daniel Jones "out of context," so Mayfield reached out to the New York Giants rookie quarterback to "clear the air."

Mayfield became the target of public backlash for a story GQ published online Tuesday in which he was quoted as saying, ...Read more

Chargers release veteran long snapper Mike Windt

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COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Chargers parted ways with their second-longest tenured player Tuesday by releasing long snapper Mike Windt.

Entering his 10th season, Windt had spent his entire career with the team. Only quarterback Philip Rivers, who is going into his 16th season, has been a Charger longer.

"While long snapper is often ...Read more

Kyle Shanahan says it's 'irresponsible' to judge Jimmy Garoppolo off his shaky debut

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The sky isn't falling on Kyle Shanahan the same way it might be for fans who watched Jimmy Garoppolo struggle in his preseason debut for the 49ers on Monday night.

Despite completing just one pass for no gain, throwing an interception to cornerback Isaac Yiadom and Broncos defenders getting hands on his first four throws,...Read more

No regrets about Zeke who: Jerry Jones says he's earned right to joke with Zeke Elliott

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FRISCO, Texas -- Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was not in a joking mood when asked about hold out running back Ezekiel Elliott and his agent Rocky Arceneaux being unhappy with his Zeke who joke from Saturday night.

Jones said sternly and seriously: I have earned the right to joke with Zeke. Let me be real clear about that. I've earned the right to ...Read more

Jerry McDonald: Raiders' Antonio Brown follows the money and crisis is averted — until the next one

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- And on the 26th day of training camp, all was right with the world.

Antonio Brown walked off the field with his teammates Tuesday at the Raiders' facility, carrying what coach Jon Gruden said was an NFL-approved helmet.

Courtesy of a "Hard Knocks" tease for episode three, Brown said his frostbitten feet have a "new layer of ...Read more