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3 Miami Dolphins removed from COVID-19 reserve list

Aug. 05, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Three of the four Miami Dolphins players who had been on the COVID-19 reserve list were removed from it Thursday. Coming off the list were tight ends Cethan Carter and Adam Shaheen and receiver Preston Williams. Tight end Mike Gesicki remained...

Raiders' receivers ready to produce in high-flying offense

Aug. 05, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr says this year's Raiders have a do-it-all group of receivers that he believes are the best he’s had in eight seasons. “Oh yeah, absolutely, very diverse,” Carr said this week. "(Coach Jon) Gruden is going to...

Miller healthy in mind, body in comeback from ankle injury

Aug. 05, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller was so eager to race out to the berm overlooking the Denver Broncos' practice fields and fire up the crowd that he even dreamt about it before training camp. “I had a dream the other day that I was running out from the facility, and...

From 6 a.m. texts to criticism, Pats' Jones taking it all in

Aug. 05, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — One thing rookie quarterback Mac Jones has learned during his infant New England Patriots career is that no matter the situation, his coaches want to see confidence in everything he does on the field. “One of the first things we talk about is...

Cardinals hand over defense to second-year LB Isaiah Simmons

Aug. 05, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Isaiah Simmons was a can't-miss prospect when the Arizona Cardinals selected him with the No. 8 overall pick in last year's draft. Pundits said he was a perfect prototype for the do-everything defensive player that NFL teams craved. Then something...

IndyCar's Nashville invasion takes winding road through city

Aug. 05, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Honky tonk honk if you love racing! There’s a new sound of this musical city that drowns out the country tunes at the Grand Ole Opry and the cacophony coming from bands playing at every bar — and the party people hanging from the rafters — as you walk down...

Cousins returns to Vikings quarterback room after quarantine

Aug. 05, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was activated Thursday from the COVID-19 reserve list after completing the NFL's required five-day quarantine for unvaccinated players deemed a high-risk close contact with an infected person. Admittedly...

Falcons' Jones wants another 'taste' of success rushing QBs

Aug. 05, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Deion Jones describes his career-high 4 1/2 sacks last season as “just another taste” of his pass-rush potential. There may be more big-play opportunities for the Atlanta Falcons' middle linebacker in new defensive coordinator Dean Pees'...

Analysis: NFL kicks off amid nation's rising COVID-19 rates

Aug. 05, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — As COVID-19 and Delta variant positives increase across America, the NFL kicks off its first preseason since 2019 expecting the usual crowds. The numbers in the nation are of concern to some, staggeringly disappointing to others, and ignored by...

The perfect tweet: Bird is the word at Washington's camp

Aug. 05, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — It was a race to the end zone between Washington's offense and a small bird walking on the sideline. The offense reached the goal line first, but the bird is the star of training camp this week. Players have noticed the bird...