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Kevin Johnson transported to Houston-area hospital with a concussion
Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson was transported to a Houston-area hospital with a concussion, coach Bill O’Brien said after Saturday’s preseason game. “I think he’s going to be OK,...
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Zack Martin will undergo MRI, but Jerry Jones feels good about initial diagnosis
Zack Martin ended Saturday’s preseason game standing on the sideline in street clothes, which was a good sign for the Cowboys. The All-Pro right guard injured his knee during the first half against...
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Andy Reid loves Patrick Mahomes’ arm strength, but also likes his accuracy
After Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes unleashed an incredible deep ball on a touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill on Friday night, all anyone wanted to talk about was Mahomes’ amazing arm. But Chiefs...
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Philip Rivers with quick, productive showing in preseason debut
After sitting out the Chargers preseason opener last week, quarterback Philip Rivers got his first work of the exhibition season Saturday night against the Seattle Seahawks. Rivers completed his first six...
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Jerry Jones said David Irving can have “great career” if he gets in line with NFL policy
David Irving can participate in practices with the Cowboys, but he’s not. The defensive lineman has missed all of training camp after missing most of the offseason program. The Cowboys played yet...
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Rams possibly won’t use Jared Goff or Todd Gurley at all in the preseason
Through a pair of preseason games, the Rams haven’t used their starters. After Saturday’s game against the Raiders, Rams coach Sean McVay didn’t rule out not using two of the most...
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Jon Gruden sits 15 offensive starters because Raiders open with Rams
The Raiders returned to the Los Angeles Coliseum for the first time in 23 years, but if the Raiders fans who showed up en masse wanted to see their team’s stars, they were out of luck. Oakland sat 15...
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Adam Shaheen carted off with ankle injury
Bears tight end Adam Shaheen was carted off early in Saturday’s preseason game in Denver. The team announced an ankle injury for the second-year player, and multiple reports said he appeared to be in...
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Vikings have long list of injuries, including losing Cedrick Lang for the season
The Vikings paid a heavy price during their preseason game against the Jaguars on Saturday afternoon. “List was so long I don’t remember the exact number, so I’ll just wait until we put them on IR,”...
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Todd Bowles still plans to wait to name his starting quarterback
Jets coach Todd Bowles continues to have a trio of candidates for the starting quarterback job. He continues to intend to wait as long as possible to pick one. “I have some ideas in my head, but I...
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Former Lions linebacker Paul Naumoff dies at 73
Former Lions linebacker Paul Naumoff died Friday at his home in Tennessee, the Associated Press reports. He was 73. The Lions selected him in the third round of the 1967 draft. Naumoff made the Pro Bowl in...
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Kevin Johnson leaves with a concussion
Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson can’t stay healthy. He has missed 14 games since entering the league as a first-round draft pick in 2015. Now, he’s hurt again in a scary scene that played out in...
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Zack Martin heads to locker room with knee injury
The Cowboys’ vaunted offensive line, already without Travis Frederick on Saturday night, lost right guard Zack Martin in the first half. Martin stayed on one knee after a 7-yard run by running back...
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Andre Hal joined his teammates in pregame warmups
Texans free safety Andre Hal, who is on the team’s non-football illness list while battling cancer, joined his teammates at NRG Stadium on Saturday night. Hal went through a pregame warmup before the...
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Washington makes roster moves
Washington made several roster moves Saturday. It signed receiver Allenzae Staggers, defensive back Darius Hillary and offensive lineman Kendall Calhoun. The team waived running back Martez Carter with an...
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Washington to work out running backs on Sunday
After running back Derrius Guice suffered a torn ACL in the team’s first preseason game, coach Jay Gruden said the team would stand pat at the position. With running backs Samaje Perine and Byron...
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Report: Browns put Dez Bryant on back burner, won’t sign him any time soon
The wait for Dez Bryant to find his next NFL team continues. Bryant visited the Browns this week but left without a contract, and Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reports that Bryant is no longer on the...
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Raiders continue giving Chris Warren a look in the preseason
The Raiders and Rams are resting their starters in today’s preseason game, but there’s at least one backup worth keeping an eye on: Oakland running back Chris Warren. Warren got 13 carries for...
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Packers add running back LeShun Daniels
The Packers have signed a journeyman tailback, due to the retirement of another journeyman tailback. LeShun Daniels has joined the Packers, contemporaneously with the placement of Akeem Judd on the reserve/...
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David Irving blasts NFL’s marijuana ban
Cowboys defensive tackle David Irving is suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season, which he attributes to a league rule against marijuana that Irving does not support. Irving wrote on...
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Vikings starting offense largely sputters
Last week, the Vikings’ starting offense looked good. This week, not. Seven days after shredding the Denver defense, the Minnesota No. 1 offense sputtered through three drives against the Jaguars in...
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Helmet foul by A.J. Bouye was correct application of rule
The new helmet rule continues to create plenty of consternation, primarily because plenty of fans and media members continue to have plenty of confusion about what the rule allows and prohibits. Primarily...
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NFL clearly has a hand in Josh Gordon’s timetable for return
Throughout the unexpected absence of receiver Josh Gordon from Browns training camp, a persistent, nagging sense has lingering that the move was not entirely voluntary, and that the league had some sort of...
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Mackensie Alexander suffers ankle injury
The battle for the slot cornerback job in Minnesota could be won by default. Mackensie Alexander and rookie first-rounder Mike Hughes are battling it out, but Alexander suffered an ankle injury during...
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Report: Carson Wentz to return to 11-on-11 drills
Nick Foles may be down. So Carson Wentz is about to be up. Wentz will return to 11-on-11 drills when the Eagles resuming practice on Sunday, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. As Mortensen notes, it...
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Colts move on from Caraun Reid
The ongoing roster tinkering that is going on throughout the NFL resulted on Saturday in the Colts swapping out a pair of defensive players. Gone is veteran defensive tackle Caraun Reid. Arrived is veteran...
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Josh Gordon returns to the Browns
Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is returning to the team after missing all of training camp and the start of the preseason. Gordon, the highly productive receiver with a long history of substance-abuse...
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Raiders return to L.A. Coliseum for first time in 23 years
The Raiders exited the L.A. Coliseum after the 1994 season. Today, they’re back for the first time since leaving, for a preseason game against the Rams. “We’re well aware of the history,” L.A....
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No Dalvin Cook for Vikings on Saturday
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has been practicing. But he’s still not ready to play. Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Cook won’t play in Saturday’s preseason home...
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Saturday one-liners
Dolphins CB Cordrea Tankersley wasn’t pleased with his performance on Friday night vs. Carolina; “I feel like I played terrible. Straight trash.” Bills LB Tremaine Edmunds is struggling early....
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Cam Newton: There’s no need for me to talk about Kelvin Benjamin
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is declining to get into a war of words with his former teammate Kelvin Benjamin. Benjamin, now with the Bills, criticized Newton in an interview that was published shortly...
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Falcons not concerned about Jalen Ramsey’s criticism of Matt Ryan
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was one of the many who received a negative assessment from Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Ryan and the Falcons claim to not be bothered by it. “I’ve played for 11...
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Josh Allen took a “step in the right direction”
One man’s trash is another man’s potential treasure. In Josh Allen’s first game after the publication of unflattering comments from Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey regarding the seventh...
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Browns largely mum on Dez Bryant
Free-agent receiver Dez Bryant visited the Browns on Thursday, stuck around until Friday, and then left without a contract. After Friday night’s home game against the Bills, current Browns employees...
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Hue Jackson: Officials said OPI will be called more closely this year
The NFL rarely does anything to restrict offensive production. This year, it could be. Browns coach Hue Jackson said after Friday night’s preseason loss to the Bills that NFL officials have said...
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Patrick Mahomes’ TD pass to Tyreek Hill traveled farther than any TD pass in 2017
The strong arm of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is going to be a treat to watch in 2018. Mahomes gave a preview of what he can do in Friday night’s preseason game, hitting Tyreek Hill for a...
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Corey Coleman: If Hard Knocks was going to show my trade, show everything
Corey Coleman was traded from the Browns to the Bills at the start of training camp, which was documented on Hard Knocks. But Coleman says the HBO/NFL Films reality show didn’t show the whole reality...
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Steven Nelson diagnosed with concussion
Steven Nelson was hurdled by Falcons tight end Austin Hooper at the goal line for a touchdown. That wasn’t the worst part. Hooper kicked Nelson in the head, and Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters...
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Baker Mayfield’s stats don’t look as good as last week
Baker Mayfield had a handful of plays that excited the home crowd, but the No. 1 overall pick generally put in a workmanlike performance in his second preseason game. Tyrod Taylor started against his former...
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AJ McCarron suffers hairline collarbone fracture
And then there were two. The competition for the starting quarterback job in Buffalo may be down to second-year pro Nathan Peterman and rookie Josh Allen, thanks to an injury suffered on Friday night by...
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Josh Rosen throws a touchdown pass in a successful outing
Josh Rosen didn’t get much attention last week after his preseason debut. He will this week. Rosen took some snaps behind the first-team offensive line and drove the Cardinals down the field,...
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Ryan Tannehill gets extended work, but no touchdowns
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is back. Sort of. Maybe. The seventh-year pro turned five Friday night drives into a trio of field goals in his most extensive action since December 2016. “We’re moving...
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Giants announce concussion for Jalen Simmons
Giants running back Jalen Simmons gave everyone a scare when he remained on the turf, on his stomach, after being hit in the head. He walked off slowly, escorted by athletic trainer Ronnie Barnes, to the...
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Sam Bradford perfect in his three series as he leads Cardinals to one TD
Sam Bradford expected to play more this week after getting only eight snaps and one attempt in the preseason opener, and he did. The Cardinals quarterback played three series, the last ending in a 9-yard...
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Christian McCaffrey leads versatile offense for Panthers
Any success the Panthers have had offensively in recent years has been without what you’d call a sterling group of wide receivers. The good news is, they’ve put enough weapons around Cam Newton...
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Robert Nkemdiche injures his foot
Cardinals defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche injured his right foot Friday night against the Saints, and he won’t return. Nkemdiche could have used the snaps. In 17 career games, he has no starts,...
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Patrick Mahomes hits the highs and the lows in a half
The Chiefs have insisted they’re willing to let Patrick Mahomes learn through his mistakes, because they think big plays are coming as well. He proved them right on both counts in the first half...
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Kyle Williams leaves with a knee injury
The Bills announced a knee injury for defensive tackle Kyle Williams. He obviously will not return. Williams stayed down on the field after a 19-yard run by Browns running back Carlos Hyde. Williams walked...
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Falcons fast start triggered by Calvin Ridley’s kickoff return
Since Julio Jones isn’t playing tonight, the Falcons figured to lean on rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley a little more. They started with the opening kickoff. The first-round pick sparked a quick...
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Jamaal Williams has minor ankle sprain
Jamaal Williams won’t miss much time after being diagnosed with a minor ankle sprain, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. The Packers running back limped off in the second quarter after two carries...
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Falcons rookie running back Ito Smith fined $26,739
The NFL fined Falcons rookie running back Ito Smith $26,739 for unnecessary roughness, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports. Smith lowered his helmet while blocking in last week’s preseason game against the...
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League fines Jarvis Landry, Denzel Ward
Browns players Denzel Ward and Jarvis Landry were fined for their actions against the Giants in the preseason opener. The NFL docked Ward $10,026 for taunting and Landry $13,369 for unsportsmanlike conduct...
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Report: Julio Jones, Devonta Freeman also won’t play
The Falcons listed only two regulars as out tonight. However, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution adds two bigger names to the list. Per Ledbetter, the Falcons will hold out running...
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