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Colts, Lions get physical on 1st day of joint practices

Aug. 17, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich enjoyed watching Thursday’s feisty joint practice with Detroit. He welcomed the spirited play, the uptick in intensity, even the chippiness and verbal sparring. Lions quarterback Jared Goff just appreciated working...

Chargers sign Derwin James to 4-year, $76.5M extension

Aug. 17, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers fans on Wednesday finally got to see what they had been hoping for three weeks into training camp — a smiling Derwin James running out to the field in his powder blue practice jersey, helmets and shoulder pads. James took part in his...

49ers-Vikings practice: Cousins is back; Lance is back home

Aug. 17, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — This absence for Kirk Cousins was far more convenient for him and the Minnesota Vikings. After catching COVID-19 and staying home for five days in line with the current guidelines, Cousins returned to practice Wednesday with the Vikings for their first of two...

Titans send 2024 7th-round pick to Raiders for Gillespie

Aug. 17, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have waived tight end Briley Moore to make room for safety Tyree Gillespie, who was acquired in a trade with the Las Vegas Raiders. The Titans announced the moves Wednesday with Tennessee sending a conditional seventh-round draft...

Carroll laments lost chance for Lock, Seahawks due to COVID

Aug. 17, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday the team had no indication quarterback Drew Lock had COVID-19 symptoms until the end of practice a day earlier and lamented the QB missing out on a chance to start Thursday's preseason game against Chicago. ...

Second day of Saints-Packers practices gets more physical

Aug. 17, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The early exits by New Orleans Saints wide receiver Jarvis Landry and offensive tackle James Hurst exemplified how the second day of joint practices with the Green Bay Packers got much more physical than the first. Wednesday’s scrimmage featured three...

Panthers' Rhule remains in no hurry to announce starting QB

Aug. 17, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule has been adamant for weeks that he wouldn’t rush to announce a winner in the ongoing quarterback competition between Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield. That hasn’t changed, even with his team just days from taking the...

Jaguars release veteran NT Malcom Brown, save $3M in 2022

Aug. 17, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Coming off a career year and still well shy of his 30th birthday, Malcom Brown should be able to help an NFL team this season. It just won't be Jacksonville. The Jaguars released the veteran defensive tackle Wednesday, a move that will save...

Braves' new contracts set them up for long-term success

Aug. 17, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hey, Braves fans, hope you like the core of your team. You're gonna be cheering them on for a while. The reigning World Series champions have moved aggressively to lock up their most vital players to long-term contracts. Rookie sensation...

Boston College brings edge in 3rd year for Hafley, Jurkovec

Aug. 17, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College defensive back Jason Maitre wears a pendant of a lion around his neck, and he tries to adopt the attitude of one whenever he takes the field. “Everybody in a jungle has got to be ready to attack,” the fifth-year senior explained after the Eagles...