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Pitt QB Pickett's stock surging after ACC championship

Dec. 05, 2021 00:44 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett has the records — and now he has an Atlantic Coast Conference championship to go along with them. Pickett’s ascent to a likely Heisman Trophy candidate and a prospective first-round NFL draft pick took another big...

'Coach Prime' leads Jackson State to SWAC championship

Dec. 04, 2021 22:12 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deion Sanders checked the primary objective off his coaching to-do list with a Southwestern Athletic Conference championship, leading Jackson State to a 27-10 victory over Prairie View A&M on Saturday. And Sanders' Tigers captured the title...

Broncos rule out ailing running back Melvin Gordon at K.C.

Dec. 04, 2021 20:23 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Ailing running back Melvin Gordon III was unable to practice Saturday and was ruled out for the Denver Broncos' Sunday night showdown at Kansas City with the AFC West lead on the line. That means rookie running back Javonte Williams will get his...

Ammendola out, Kessman in as Jets make change at kicker

Dec. 04, 2021 17:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets released Matt Ammendola and signed Alex Kessman from the practice squad Saturday, making a change at kicker after holding an open competition this week. Ammendola was just 13 of 19 on field goal attempts this season, and he missed three...

Seahawks elevate Adrian Peterson from practice squad

Dec. 04, 2021 16:43 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks elevated veteran running back Adrian Peterson from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Seattle made the roster move on Saturday due to questions about its running back...

Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77

Dec. 04, 2021 14:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey, one of the NFL's most fearsome pass rushers during the 1970s with the Atlanta Falcons but long overlooked on mostly losing teams, has died at the age of 77. Humphrey, who also reached the Super Bowl with the...

Broncos hope to keep AFC West jumbled against Chiefs

Dec. 04, 2021 11:33 AM EST

The Broncos don't beat the Chiefs. Andy Reid almost never loses coming off a bye. The NFL flexed Denver at Kansas City with those facts staring directly at the league Well, yes. Sunday night's game, which replaces San Francisco at...

Steelers LB T.J. Watt off COVID-19 list, eligible vs. Ravens

Dec. 04, 2021 11:18 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers activated star linebacker T.J. Watt off the COVID-19 list on Saturday, giving their beleaguered defense a boost before Sunday's visit by AFC North-leading Baltimore. Pittsburgh placed Watt on the list Monday, a day after a 41-10...

Ravens can bury reeling Steelers with a win in Pittsburgh

Dec. 04, 2021 11:14 AM EST

BALTIMORE (8-3) at PITTSBURGH (5-5-1) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS BETTING LINE: Ravens by 4, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Baltimore 4-7; Pittsburgh 4-7. SERIES RECORD: Steelers lead...

Pipeline: Cascade of white owners has slowed NFL change

Dec. 03, 2021 21:50 PM EST

Over the past 100 years, around 110 people have owned controlling portions of NFL teams. Of that select group, all but two have been white. This basic head count might offer the simplest explanation for how, even with rules in place for nearly two decades that are...