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Watson throws TD pass to help Texans over Lions 30-23

Aug. 18, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins knew they weren't going to get much playing time on Saturday night so they were intent on making the few plays they got count. "Just trying to go out there and be perfect," Hopkins said. "We don't have many plays so those plays that you do have,...

Stidham rallies Patriots to 22-17 victory over Titans

Aug. 17, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota jumped into the air and flipped over Patriots cornerback Duron Harmon into the end zone for a 2-point conversion. In a preseason game nearly eight months after the Titans quarterback couldn't play in Tennessee's regular-season finale because of nerve injuries. Mariota...

Jets place LB Williamson on IR, sign LB McClellan

Aug. 17, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed linebacker Avery Williamson on season-ending injured reserve and signed former Ravens and Patriots linebacker Albert McClellan. Williamson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the second quarter of the team's 22-10 preseason win at...

NFL conditionally reinstates Patriots WR Josh Gordon

Aug. 16, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Josh Gordon's winding career has included several second chances following a trail of multiple drug suspensions that cast doubt whether the talented but troubled playmaker would ever get on an NFL field again. He's getting yet another opportunity. The NFL conditionally reinstated the Patriots...

Brady gives Vrabel small trophy for Titans' win over Pats

Aug. 15, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel has been trash-talking with Tom Brady since the day the former linebacker joined the New England Patriots' offseason program back in 2001 as a free agent. Brady provided a reminder Thursday he can give just as good as he gets. With coach Bill Belichick watching, Brady...

Patriots, Titans practice like trash-talking family reunion

Aug. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Patriots' rookies surprised Titans coach Mike Vrabel at the start of their joint practice by serenading him for his 44th birthday. Vrabel knows who likely instigated the singing. "That was something that was unexpected but very appreciated," Vrabel said Wednesday. "It was a good...

Lions-Texans practice a reunion for Patricia and O'Brien

Aug. 14, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Wednesday's joint practice between the Texans and Lions was a reunion for Houston coach Bill O'Brien and Detroit coach Matt Patricia. The two worked as assistants with the New England Patriots from 2007-11. O'Brien said the first of two practices between these teams before Saturday's...

Patriots release QB Danny Etling

Aug. 13, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Quarterback Danny Etling's tenure with the Patriots has come to an end. The Patriots completed a trade with Atlanta on Tuesday to acquire tight end Eric Saubert for a conditional draft pick. The Patriots released Etling to make room for Saubert on the 53-man roster. Etling, a...

Patriots' Wynn takes live drills, game action could be next

Aug. 12, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Isaiah Wynn's long road back from injury has reached its biggest milestone to date. The 23rd overall pick in the 2018 draft, the offensive tackle had his rookie season abruptly cut short during a preseason game when he tore an Achilles tendon. Nearly a year of rehab later, on...

Patriots boost tight end depth, acquire Saubert from Falcons

Aug. 12, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The New England Patriots have acquired tight end Eric Saubert from the Atlanta Falcons for a conditional draft pick. Saubert, entering his third season, had five catches for 48 yards for the Falcons in 2018. He played in 16 games with one start. He had one catch for 7 yards in...