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Jaguars lose 2 more defensive linemen, agree to sign 2 vets

Aug. 9, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are down two more defensive linemen, bringing their total to five just a week into training camp. The Jaguars placed defensive tackles Brian Price (knee) and Dontavius Russell (hip) on injured reserve Sunday, adding to a depth problem created when...

File-Detroit Lions defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson (91) is blocked by Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle La'el Collins (71) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Detroit. New Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Robinson is sidelined indefinitely with a non-football injury, coach Sean McVay says. The Rams put Robinson on the active/non-football injury list Saturday, and McVay discussed their new signee's prognosis Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, without disclosing the nature of Robinson's condition, which isn't coronavirus-related. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

New Rams DT A'Shawn Robinson out with non-football injury

Aug. 9, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson is sidelined indefinitely with a non-football injury, coach Sean McVay says. The Rams put Robinson on the active/non-football injury list Saturday, and McVay discussed their new signee's prognosis Sunday without disclosing the nature...

FILE - Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster stretches during a practice at the team's NFL football practice facility, in a Reuben Foster Monday, May 20, 2019 file photo, in Ashburn, Va.The Washington Football Team activated linebacker Reuben Foster off the physically unable to perform list Sunday, Aug.9, 2020. The team made the move days ahead of the start of on-field training camp workouts.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Washington activates linebacker Reuben Foster off PUP list

Aug. 9, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

The Washington Football Team activated linebacker Reuben Foster off the physically unable to perform list Sunday ahead of the start of the first on-field training camp workouts. Foster, 26, tore the ACL in and caused additional damage to his left knee during offseason workouts in May 2019 and missed all of last...

Former Colts receiver Chester Rogers signs with Dolphins

Aug. 9, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Wide receiver Chester Rogers signed with the Miami Dolphins, providing a reinforcement at a position where two players earlier opted out for the season. Rogers started 22 games in 2016-19 with the Indianapolis Colts. He has 111 career receptions for 1,221 yards and five touchdowns. The move...

Lemiley Lane, a Bountiful junior who grew up in the Navajo Nation in Arizona, poses for a photograph at Bountiful High School, July 21, 2020, in Bountiful, Utah. While advocates have made strides in getting Native American symbols and names changed in sports, they say there's still work to do mainly at the high school level, where mascots like Braves, Indians, Warriors, Chiefs and Redskins persist. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Native mascots still a sticking point in high school sports

Aug. 9, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — At a mostly white high school near Salt Lake City, the steps leading to the football field are covered in red handprints, arrows and drawings of Native American men in headdresses meant to represent the mascot, the Braves. “Welcome to the Dark Side” and “Fight...

Lutz, Wood stayed in shape at Irish Channel boxing gym

Aug. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The big speakers on the black, rubberized floor thumped and Zach Wood emptied the tank throwing a flurry of fists at the two targets that took a beating and kept coming back for more. “Yes!” shouted Keith Director over the din of the mid-aughts rap playlist,...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020, filer photo AFC wide receiver Jarvis Landry, of the Cleveland Browns, runs the ball up the field during the NFL Pro Bowl football game against the NFC in Orlando, Fla. Landry was activated from the physically unable to perform list, clearing the way for him to practice in training camp following offseason hip surgery. Landry has not missed a game in six NFL seasons. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

Browns' star receiver Landry activated from injury list

Aug. 8, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry was activated from the physically unable to perform list, clearing the way for him to practice in training camp following offseason hip surgery. Landry has not missed a game in six NFL seasons. That streak has been in doubt after he underwent an extensive...

The Latest: Lions activate TE Hockenson from COVID-19 list

Aug. 8, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: — The Detroit Lions activated tight end T.J. Hockenson, cornerback Amani Oruwariye and punter Arryn Siposs from the reserve/COVID-19 list. That list was created for NFL players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have...

Pitt defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman opts out of 2020 season

Aug. 8, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh junior defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman has opted out of the 2020 season to focus on next year's NFL draft. Twyman, a second-team All-American in 2019 when he registered 10 1/2 sacks, said in a statement posted on Twitter on Saturday that he will return home to Washington, D.C. ...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2010, file photo, then-Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey shakes hands with Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano after an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. Enjoying a life filled with golf and grandkids, Gailey was three years into a pretty typical retirement when it took a twist. Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores called and offered Gailey a job as offensive coordinator. “I was taken aback a little bit,” Gailey said Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, looking back on that transformative phone conversation seven months ago. (AP Photo/ Derek Gee, File)

Retirement on hold: Chan Gailey back at work for Dolphins

Aug. 8, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Living a life of golf and grandkids, Chan Gailey was three years into a pretty typical retirement when it took a twist. Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores called and offered Gailey a job as offensive coordinator. “I was taken aback a little bit,” Gailey said Saturday, reflecting...