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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan dumps off a pass to running back Ito Smith under pressure from New York Jets linebacker Tarell Basham during the first quarter of an NFL football preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal Constitution via AP)
August 15, 2019 - 10:47 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan and Sam Darnold both appear ready for the regular season. Ryan looked sharp in his preseason debut for the Atlanta Falcons, completing nine straight passes, and Darnold led New York on another scoring drive in the Jets' 22-10 victory Thursday night. After sitting out the...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Cody Kessler (2) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 15, 2019 - 10:31 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Cody Kessler's return to Jacksonville lasted seven plays and ended with a slow walk to the visitors' locker room. Philadelphia's third-string quarterback was knocked out of the team's 24-10 preseason victory against the Jaguars on the opening drive Thursday night...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) talks with former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. The Colts held a joint practice with the Cleveland Browns. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 15, 2019 - 7:22 pm
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Receiver Daurice Fountain left the Indianapolis Colts final training camp practice on a golf cart after suffering a "significant" injury to his left ankle. After practice, coach Frank Reich told reporters Fountain was being treated at a hospital. The second-year player was...
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and coach Matt LaFleur bump fists during the first half of the team's NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
August 15, 2019 - 7:10 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be held out of Thursday night's preseason game against the Ravens because of back tightness. The Packers made the announcement on Twitter , saying the decision to keep him on the sideline "is precautionary." Rodgers was poised to...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton passes during an NFL football training camp with the Buffalo Bills in Spartanburg, S.C., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
August 15, 2019 - 4:04 pm
Cam Newton is expected to see his first game action since Dec. 17 when the Carolina Panthers host the Buffalo Bills on Friday night. Newton, the league MVP in 2015, missed the final two games of last season and underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in January. He and Carolina's other...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2017, file photo, then-Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif. Jack Del Rio never shied away from giving his opinion as a player and a coach. He isn’t about to change his approach as an analyst. ESPN announced on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, that it has hired the former Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders coach as an analyst. His first appearance will be Friday on “NFL Live”.(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
August 15, 2019 - 10:26 am
Jack Del Rio never shied away from giving his opinion as a player and a coach. He isn't about to change his approach as an ESPN analyst. ESPN announced the hiring Thursday of the former Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders coach. His first appearance will be Friday on "NFL Live." Del Rio...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Jay-Z appear at a news conference at ROC Nation on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in New York. A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. (Ben Hider/AP Images for NFL)
August 14, 2019 - 9:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. The Grammy winner...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Jay-Z appear at a news conference at ROC Nation on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in New York. A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. (Ben Hider/AP Images for NFL)
August 14, 2019 - 6:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. The Grammy winner...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. The NFL and Jay-Z’s entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to consult on its entertainment presentations, including the Super Bowl halftime show, but will work with the rapper and entrepreneur’s company to “strengthen community through music and the NFL's Inspire Change initiative.” (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2019 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. The Grammy winner...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate makes a catch during an NFL football practice in East Rutherford, N.J. Golden Tate has had the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancers turned down. The decision by an independent arbiter was announced Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, and means the 10-year-veteran will miss the first four games of the regular season, starting with Dallas on Sept. 8. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
August 14, 2019 - 4:12 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate III never hesitated to take a prescribed fertility drug because the doctor who wrote the prescription told him he had given it to other NFL players and it was not banned. Speaking to reporters a day after an independent arbiter...
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