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Cardinals release veteran linebacker Terrell Suggs

Dec. 13, 2019 4:23 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have released veteran linebacker Terrell Suggs with three games remaining in a disappointing season for both the player and the team. The 37-year-old Suggs had some good moments for the Cardinals early in the year but his production diminished in recent weeks. He's...

Column: Lamar Jackson finishes off an ugly stereotype

Dec. 13, 2019 4:00 PM EST

Surely Lamar Jackson has put that ugly stereotype to rest, once and for all. Let's hope we never hear again how some dynamic young African-American quarterback would be better off at another position because — wink, wink — he's just not cut out to read defenses or up to the mental challenge. That...

Ex-Saints "Dome Patrol" linebacker Johnson dead at 57

Dec. 13, 2019 3:29 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints say former Pro Bowl linebacker Vaughan Johnson, who was a member of the club's vaunted “Dome Patrol” linebacker corps, has died at age 57. Johnson played in college at North Carolina State and began his pro career with the Jacksonville Bulls of the...

NFL Notes: Meaty questions, deep cuts with Saints' Payton

Dec. 13, 2019 3:18 PM EST

Sean Payton responded to a grocery store butcher’s questioning of one of his play calls with a cutting retort about the quality of the meat behind the counter. The New Orleans Saints coach says he was really trying to be lighthearted about it, but also felt compelled to explain his decision to call for a...

Ravens playing their best, soaring toward No. 1 seed in AFC

Dec. 13, 2019 2:50 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Seven-time Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda owns a Super Bowl ring and has played on several excellent teams with the Baltimore Ravens, including seven that won at least 10 games and three that reached the AFC championship game. In his estimation, the current edition of the Ravens top them...

Pederson says Grugier-Hill hiding concussion was 'selfish'

Dec. 13, 2019 2:07 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson says it was a “selfish act” for linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill to hide concussion symptoms from the team's medical staff during a game at Miami on Dec. 1. Grugier-Hill said Thursday that he told doctors he hurt his shoulder on the...

Grounded: Browns humble Chubb eyes wins, not rushing title

Dec. 13, 2019 1:54 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The chant began almost as a pleading cry and has grown into something of a commandment during Browns home games this season. It goes, “Chubb! Chubb! Chubb!” It slowly builds and reaches a crescendo whenever Cleveland's offense faces a pivotal situation or needs a big play....

AP sources: Charlotte getting Major League Soccer team

Dec. 13, 2019 12:37 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — People familiar with the situation say Charlotte will be the home of a Major League Soccer expansion team. The people spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because no public announcement has been made about the team. Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and...

Manning to start for Giants with Jones still sidelined

Dec. 13, 2019 12:28 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning will get another start at quarterback for the New York Giants with Daniel Jones still sidelined by a high ankle sprain. Giants coach Pat Shurmur said Friday that the veteran Manning will start on Sunday at home against Miami. Manning returned last Monday night in...

Giants waive-injured DB Jenkins after his Twitter rant

Dec. 13, 2019 11:23 AM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J (AP) — The New York Giants waived-injured cornerback Janoris Jenkins on Friday, days after he engaged in a Twitter conversation in which he used offensive language. Jenkins had said he injured his ankle in Monday night's loss at Philadelphia that dropped the Giants to 2-11 with nine...