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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) passes through the defense of Seattle Seahawks defensive end Rasheem Green during the first half of an NFL football preseason game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
August 10, 2018 - 1:09 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Andrew Luck returned to game action for the first time since the final week of the 2016 season, leading Indianapolis on a pair of field-goal drives in just over a quarter in the Colts' 19-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night. The reintroduction of Luck as the Colts...
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Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 10, 2018 - 12:52 am
Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night. In Philadelphia, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De'Vante Bausby raised their fists during the anthem, and defensive end Chris Long placed his arm around Jenkins' shoulder...
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New York Giants' Saquon Barkley (26) rushes past Cleveland Browns' Denzel Ward (21) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 10, 2018 - 12:04 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — If first indications are accurate, the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants hit it right in taking Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley with the top two picks in the NFL draft. Mayfield threw two touchdowns in two-plus quarters and Barkley ripped off a dazzling 39-yard run...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, center, gives a pep talk to his team before taking the field prior to an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 09, 2018 - 11:58 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin was not interested in what Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had to say before Buffalo's preseason game against the Panthers. "I'm just moving on from it," Benjamin said repeatedly when asked about a discussion he and Newton had on the field...
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Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 09, 2018 - 11:20 pm
Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night. In Philadelphia, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De'Vante Bausby raised their fists during the anthem, and defensive end Chris Long placed his arm around Jenkins' shoulder...
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Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 09, 2018 - 11:16 pm
Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night. In Philadelphia, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De'Vante Bausby raised their fists during the anthem, and defensive end Chris Long placed his arm around Jenkins' shoulder...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady watches from the sideline during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 09, 2018 - 11:15 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Colt McCoy outplayed Brian Hoyer in a scrimmage of backup quarterbacks, while Tom Brady and Alex Smith stayed on the sidelines counting their money. On the day that the Patriots reportedly sweetened Brady's contract with $5 million in incentives, the reigning NFL MVP sat...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, center, gives a pep talk to his team before taking the field prior to an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 09, 2018 - 10:35 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin's feud with former teammate Panthers quarterback Cam Newton continued before and during Carolina's preseason-opening 28-23 win against Buffalo on Thursday night. First, the two exchanged words on the field about 90 minutes before kickoff...
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New York Giants' Saquon Barkley (26) rushes past Cleveland Browns' Denzel Ward (21) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 09, 2018 - 10:17 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley lived up to early expectations as the top two picks in the NFL draft in their first action as the Cleveland Browns beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night. Replacing starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor late in the first quarter,...
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Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 09, 2018 - 9:04 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kenny Stills and two other Miami Dolphins protested during the national anthem before Thursday's exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Receivers Stills and Albert Wilson kneeled behind teammates lined up standing along the sideline. Defensive end Robert Quinn...
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