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WR Jones, TE Hooper, G Lindstrom return to Falcons' offense

Dec. 6, 2019 4:39 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Receiver Julio Jones, tight end Austin Hooper and first-round pick Chris Lindstrom are returning to the Atlanta Falcons' offense for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Coach Dan Quinn made the announcement after Friday's practice. Jones missed the Thanksgiving night...

Saints, 49ers clash with top NFC seeding in the balance

Dec. 5, 2019 9:16 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and the Saints are ready to up the ante. A third-straight NFC South title has been wrapped up. Next on the list is a second straight No. 1 overall playoff seed in the NFC, a goal New Orleans (10-2) can get closer to accomplishing on Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers (10-2)...

Sherman says 49ers radio analyst apologized to him, others

Dec. 5, 2019 7:00 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman said team radio analyst Tim Ryan personally apologized to him and several players for comments Ryan made regarding Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson on a sports talk show. Ryan was suspended by the team for Sunday’s game against...

49ers-Saints Preview Capsule

Dec. 5, 2019 6:08 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (10-2) at NEW ORLEANS (10-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Saints by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - 49ers 7-4-1; Saints 8-4 SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 48-26-2 LAST MEETING - Saints beat 49ers 41-23, Nov. 6, 2016 LAST WEEK - 49ers lost to Ravens 20-17; Saints beat Falcons 26-18. AP PRO32 RANKING -...

Teo returns to Saints defense for high-stakes tilt vs 49ers

Dec. 4, 2019 7:41 PM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Manti Teo has a new perspective on life and football. The New Orleans Saints could find out Sunday how Teo’s outlook affects his performance in a high-stakes clash with San Francisco that will decide who has the inside track to the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. With fellow...

Surging Ravens are unanimous top team in AP Pro32 poll

Dec. 3, 2019 7:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson and the surging Baltimore Ravens passed their latest test. The Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 Sunday on Justin Tucker’s field goal as time expired for their eighth consecutive victory. The Ravens, one of five teams with a 10-2 record, are the unanimous choice...

Lindstrom back at practice for 1st time since opening week

Dec. 2, 2019 3:51 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons rookie guard Chris Lindstrom, the NFL’s No. 14 overall draft pick, is back on the field for the first time since suffering a broken left foot in the season opener. Coach Dan Quinn said Lindstrom could take some snaps Sunday against Carolina, but added the team...

Optimistic 49ers undeterred by close loss to Ravens on road

Dec. 1, 2019 6:28 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers proved Sunday they can hang with an elite team on the road. Next step? Showing they can beat the NFL’s best away from home. “We had every chance to win that game,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said after absorbing a 20-17 loss to the Ravens. With...

Quinn, Dimitroff face uncertain future with Falcons

Nov. 29, 2019 5:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A meaningless December awaits the Atlanta Falcons for the second straight year, and it’s uncertain how much longer Dan Quinn will coach the team. Last year’s collapse was blamed mostly on injuries, but this year's 3-9 record and early elimination from the playoffs seem mainly...

Chargers’ Lynn undecided about activating James, Phillips

Nov. 29, 2019 5:22 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn will wait until Saturday before deciding whether to activate safeties Derwin James and Adrian Phillips for Sunday’s game at Denver. James and Phillips are on injured reserve but have been designated to return. James returned to...