Dak Prescott on the 'Get Out' mural of him in Dallas: 'Everyone has their own opinion'

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OXNARD, Calif. -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is finding that the controversy regarding his comments on the social justice protests isn't going away as quickly as the two interceptions he threw in practice Sunday.

And while Prescott quickly regretted a late throw to the sideline to receiver Cole Beasley that turned into a Pick 6 by ...Read more

Why Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson is primed for a big year

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Demarcus Robinson knows what it's like to haul in a touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes.

A year ago, Mahomes hit Robinson for a 28-yard score in the Chiefs' fourth preseason game, connecting with the wide receiver as he out-ran the Titans' secondary across the goal line.

Call it a preview of what may be more to come in the ...Read more

Eagles' Nate Sudfeld ascends to No. 1 QB as injuries keep Foles, Wentz out of practice

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The Eagles have a potential MVP and the Super Bowl MVP at quarterback, and neither one is doing much in practice. For a team with perhaps the best quarterback duo in the NFL, practice this week has turned into the Nate Sudfeld show.

Nick Foles, the reigning Super Bowl MVP, has been sidelined the last two practices with what the team is labeling...Read more

Former Browns general manager Tom Heckert dead at 51

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BEREA, Ohio -- Former Browns general manager Tom Heckert died Sunday night, the Denver Broncos announced Monday.

He was 51.

A news release from the Broncos states Heckert "passed away peacefully last night in the company of his family."

Hired by former Browns President Mike Holmgren, Heckert served as general manager of the franchise from ...Read more

Dolphins running back Frank Gore, now the co-starter, setting an example, raising eyebrows

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When Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore gets the ball during training camp, you know it. He runs hard, he runs with purpose, and he usually gains yards. Gore's feats are more impressive when you consider the 35-year-old is running past or through guys who are 10 to 12 years younger.

"I love it," Gore said. "That's the way I train. I train ...Read more

Browns agree to trade former first-round draft pick Corey Coleman to Bills

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The Browns have agreed to trade wide receiver Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills, a person familiar with the move confirmed Sunday night for the Beacon Journal/

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news and added that the Browns will receive a draft pick in the deal.

Former Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown drafted ...Read more

Greg Olsen has advice, a few jabs for Kelvin Benjamin on Cam Newton, Panthers

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera took the high road, and quarterback Cam Newton took a golf cart to leave the practice field, so he wasn't available to the media to respond to Kelvin Benjamin's verbal attack on Newton.

But Panthers tight end Greg Olsen addressed the issue by both defending his quarterback and taking a couple of ...Read more

Eagles coach Doug Pederson, top executive Howie Roseman sign contract extensions through 2022

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The Eagles rewarded coach Doug Pederson and top executive Howie Roseman with contract extensions through 2022 on Sunday, keeping the Eagles' brain trust locked up together for at least five more years.

"We are thrilled to solidify continuity in our organization's leadership with the extensions of Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman, whose ...Read more

Browns glad Gordon is focusing on treatment; ensuring upcoming deadline won't hurt his free-agency status

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Josh Gordon's absence from training camp has potential contractual ramifications, but the Browns are glad the former All-Pro wide receiver is focusing on his treatment and have worked to ensure an upcoming deadline won't interfere with his program, a league source told the Beacon Journal/ on Sunday afternoon.

The collective bargaining ...Read more

Will Eagles' Darren Sproles make the Hall of Fame?

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There are eight new members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame after Saturday. Darren Sproles has one more season to bolster his resume to make a more compelling case to one day join them.

"You think about it," Sproles said. "That's why you play this game. You play this game to win Super Bowls, and when you're done playing, to make it to the Hall...Read more

For Ravens great Ray Lewis, Hall of Fame speech is a chance to give thanks

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CANTON, Ohio -- Ray Lewis prowled the stage for all 33 minutes of a sprawling Hall of Fame induction speech Saturday evening, taking listeners on a tour of his childhood and playing career before concluding with a call for community service.

The Ravens great pointed out dozens of family members, friends, coaches and former teammates in the ...Read more

Randy Moss at Hall of Fame induction: 'I knew God put me here to teach'

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CANTON, Ohio -- Randy Moss, who made the first of a lifetime of great catches as a budding 6-year-old SuperFreak in Rand, W.Va., has completed his 200-mile, first-ballot beeline due North from his poor, often troubled youth to the game's grandest stage at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

"I already know the question in your head: What am I made ...Read more

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill continues to showcase mobility despite bulky knee brace

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins offense needed a spark after going three-and-out in the first series of Saturday's scrimmage, so coach Adam Gase went to one of his old reliable plays.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill lined up under center, faked a handoff to tailback Kenyan Drake and then sprinted to the right side of the field, which was ...Read more

Ravens guard Marshal Yanda off PUP list, not expected to play Thursday

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BALTIMORE -- Ravens guard Marshal Yanda has passed his physical and is off the physically-unable-to-perform list, coach John Harbaugh announced Saturday.

Yanda, 33, suffered a season-ending left ankle fracture Sept. 17, but Harbaugh said early in training camp last month that Yanda underwent an operation on his shoulder shortly after the end of...Read more

Despite the hype, Shaquem Griffin knows he needs to fight for his Seahawks roster spot

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SEATTLE -- Shaquem Griffin's popularity among NFL and Seahawks fans, so evident in the emotion created from his drafting by the Seahawks in April, recently received even more validation.

In a recent list of the top 50 NFL players in terms of sales of official league merchandise from March 1-May 31 Griffin was ranked 43rd, behind only one other ...Read more

Ryan Kalil's welcome-to-the-NFL moment taught Panthers center a lesson to pay forward

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- When he was breaking into the NFL in 2007, Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil had several veterans willing to show him the ropes.

Offensive linemen Jordan Gross, Travelle Wharton and Geoff Hangartner all took an interest in the second-round pick from Southern Cal, as did quarterback Jake Delhomme.

As Kalil enters his 12th...Read more

Rams' Mannion will get his chance … in preseason

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LOS ANGELES--During an NFL career that is moving into its fourth season, Rams quarterback Sean Mannion has received limited opportunities to produce on-the-field highlights.

He backed up Nick Foles and Case Keenum as a rookie in St. Louis in 2015. He sat behind Keenum and No. 1 draft pick Jared Goff when the Rams returned to Los Angeles a year ...Read more

Brian Urlacher on Roquan Smith's holdout: 'I told my agent, I will not miss camp'

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CANTON, Ohio -- There was a certain irony for the Bears on Thursday night as they prepared to face the Ravens in the Hall of Fame Game. There was Brian Urlacher, once the heartbeat of the defense, an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and now a Hall of Famer, going from player to player with high-fives and words of encouragement.

Urlacher, an elite ...Read more

Ravens great Ray Lewis ready to join unique club with Hall of Fame induction Saturday

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CANTON, Ohio -- When Ray Lewis was a young boy, watching football games with his grandfather on Thanksgiving, he developed an ambition.

He wanted to become such a great player that one day, people would talk about him the way his granddad talked about Jim Brown and other legends of the NFL.

On Friday, the day before his enshrinement into the ...Read more