Despite recent domination, Chiefs remain cautious of dangerous Rivers-led Chargers

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The Chiefs sit atop the AFC West heading into Week 11's matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

On paper, the Chiefs (6-4) appear to be in good shape for this Monday Night Football showdown. They've dominated their divisional rival in the past 10 games, going 9-1 over that span, and hold a 61-56-1 edge over ...Read more

Colin Kaepernick shifts Atlanta-area workout at last minute

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Just 20 minutes before the Colin Kaepernick workout was to start, it was moved from the Falcons' facilities in Flowery Branch to Charles Drew High School in Riverdale by player's representatives.

Kaepernick's representatives had issues with the NFL-arranged workout, the media availability and the conditional insurance ...Read more

Bears put Trey Burton on injured reserve, likely ending the tight end's season

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CHICAGO -- Trey Burton's disappointing 2019 season probably ended Saturday when the Bears put the veteran tight end on injured reserve.

Burton has been limited by a groin problem all season, and he suffered a calf injury Sunday against the Lions. He has only 84 receiving yards and no touchdowns, which has amounted to a huge void in the NFL's ...Read more

Analysis: Answering the most pressing questions about Jeff Bezos' reported interest in the Seahawk

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SEATTLE -- The headline was undeniably eye-catching -- "Bezos interested in Seahawks? Maybe. NFL interested in Bezos? Definitely."

That the story saying that Amazon owner Jeff Bezos "has expressed an interest in buying the Seahawks" was published in a newspaper he owns -- The Washington Post -- seemed to give it just that much more validity, as...Read more

Is this truly a changed Dolphins team? Here's the best way they can prove they are.

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MIAMI -- Are the Dolphins better now than they were a month ago?

There's no question.

But how much better? That is open to debate. Their wins have come against a horrendous Jets team and a Colts squad on its third-string quarterback.

So the truth could come out with Sunday's rematch against the Bills, who are having a bit of an identity ...Read more

How the NFL ensured this Chiefs-Chargers trip to Mexico City would actually happen

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Some 52 weeks ago, NFL personnel stood inside Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, studying the aftermath and playing-surface wreckage from a pop star's concert. The damage was unsalvageable, the field unsuitable for football, and they determined they'd need to move the game back to Los Angeles. Too much work. Too much destruction. And too little time...Read more

Rams vs. Bears: The biggest stars in the game … might get crushed by these guys

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LOS ANGELES -- They were selected eight picks apart in the 2014 NFL draft, last year signed record-setting extensions within 24 hours of each other and combined to win the last three defensive player of the year awards.

On Sunday, Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald and Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack are expected to enjoy ...Read more

For Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolph, where does football end and the law begin?

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LOS ANGELES -- If Myles Garrett had walked down the street, grabbed a five-pound brick -- about the same weight as an NFL helmet -- and bashed someone over the head, the police would have arrested him.

But the laws that apply to normal life don't always translate to sports.

It remains unclear if the Cleveland Browns defensive end will be ...Read more

Could Myles Garrett face criminal charges?

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There have been a lot of what some fans might consider downright criminal things on the field at FirstEnergy Stadium in recent years.

Take the perfectly awful 0-16 season, for example.

But the melee that ensued Thursday night between Browns defender Myles Garrett and Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph that ended with fists and a helmet flying ...Read more

Antonio Brown meets with NFL, not expected to play again this season

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It looks like Antonio Brown will get every opportunity to finish his semester at Central Michigan University.

After a reported eight-hour meeting Thursday with NFL officials, Brown is not expected to play again this year, according to ESPN. He reportedly denied allegations of sexual assault and misconduct levied earlier this year against him.

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Eagles sign Jay Ajayi as Jordan Howard is questionable for Sunday with shoulder injury

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Eagles signed Jay Ajayi to a contract on Friday, adding depth to a running-back room suddenly in flux.

The team's leading running back, Jordan Howard, is questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots with a shoulder injury. Coach Doug Pederson announced that news Friday, moments after the team released a statement that...Read more

The secret to Eric Reid's breakout season with the Panthers? High risk, high reward.

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Footballs can't fly, but this one did.

Or at least, it floated. Levitated. Hung suspended in midair at NRG Stadium in Houston, slowly arching up to the open roof of the dome before plummeting back to Earth. It was the final play of the Panthers' 16-10 victory over the Texans in Week 4, and quarterback Deshaun Watson sailed a Hail Mary as far as...Read more

Chiefs' Fisher puts in full practice for second straight day, but Schwartz is limited

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Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher continues to move closer to a return.

Fisher, who hasn't played since undergoing surgery for a sports hernia in mid-September, practiced fully Friday, marking a second straight day he participated in team-related drills.

The Chiefs have been without Fisher in the lineup for eight consecutive games, ...Read more

Dolphins' Flores preaches about poise after Myles Garrett-Mason Rudolph fight — a week before Browns game

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DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores said the helmet-swinging altercation between Cleveland Browns defender Myles Garrett and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph on Thursday night was unfortunate and hopes his players can learn from the incident.

Flores said players from both sides must remain poised in the heat of battle ...Read more

Lamar Jackson mania: How the captivating quarterback has re-energized the Ravens fan base near and far

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BALTIMORE -- There was a moment in August that foreshadowed the mania currently building around Lamar Jackson and the 2019 Ravens.

As players walked off the field after a typical training-camp practice, kids lined up behind a flimsy rope shouting autograph requests. For a fleeting moment, Jackson approached the rope line. His young fans swarmed...Read more

Todd Haley blames Browns' Freddie Kitchens for Myles Garrett's meltdown: 'This falls squarely on the head coach'

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Former Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley blamed defensive end Myles Garrett's out-of-control behavior at the end of Thursday night's 21-7 victory over the Steelers on coaching, putting the onus at the feet of the Browns' Freddie Kitchens.

Fired after eight games last season with then-coach Hue Jackson when it appeared Haley might be named...Read more

Darren Sproles ruled out for season, as another Eagles gamble on an older player doesn't pay off

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PHILADELPHIA -- As the Eagles are discovering, the problem with signing old guys is they tend to get hurt more often than younger players.

The Eagles brought back 32-year-old wide receiver DeSean Jackson in the offseason. He was supposed to give them a much-needed vertical threat. And he did.

For one game.

He caught eight passes for 154 yards...Read more

NFL suspends Browns' Myles Garrett for at least rest of season for hitting Steelers' Mason Rudolph in head with helmet

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The NFL announced Friday it suspended Browns defensive end Myles Garrett for at least the rest of the 2019 season after he ripped off the helmet of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and then swung it into Rudolph's head on "Thursday Night Football."

The league fined the Browns and Steelers $250,000 each for the melee late in ...Read more

2020 NFL mock draft: First-round projections

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I'm not sure the Miami Dolphins fully understand what it means to tank after they won for the second straight week.

Fortunately, three of the four teams who will currently draft before the Dolphins have drafted a quarterback within the past two seasons.

Unfortunately, the Texans and Steelers keep winning, which means the two first-round picks ...Read more

Browns keeps playoff hopes alive with win against Steelers ending in ugly brawl

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CLEVELAND -- With their backs against the wall, the Browns secured another ugly win to preserve their status as a long shot to make the playoffs.

It wasn't pretty, but the Browns won't whine about their 21-7 victory over the AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers on "Thursday Night Football" at FirstEnergy Stadium.

After all, the Browns (4-6) ...Read more