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All-America Watch: Georgia's JR Reed relies on home lessons

Sep. 17, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — J.R. Reed plays for one of the nation's powerhouse programs, where the competition begins as soon as you step on campus. No problem. Family time prepared him well for what it took to earn a starting job in Georgia's secondary. "That's where I found the love and passion for sports, no...

Giants bench Eli Manning, name Daniel Jones starting QB

Sep. 17, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning's long and distinguished reign as the New York Giants' starting quarterback is seemingly over. Let the Daniel Jones era begin. Coach Pat Shurmur announced Tuesday that the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft is replacing the two-time Super Bowl MVP as the Giants'...

AP sources: Miami's Minkah Fitzpatrick traded to Steelers

Sep. 16, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick got his wish and was traded Monday night to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a first-round draft pick in 2020, two people familiar with the negotiations said. The people confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

Johnson lifts Minnesota late to beat Georgia Southern 35-32

Sep. 14, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — This Minnesota team has made falling behind in the fourth quarter a troubling habit. The Gophers have also managed to turn those deficits into quite the stockpile of resiliency. Tyler Johnson caught three touchdown passes from Tanner Morgan, including the go-ahead score with 13 seconds...

Illini's Betiku could be Big Ten's next defensive line star

Sep. 12, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

The pool of elite Big Ten defensive linemen looks to be getting deeper. The play up front traditionally is strong across the conference, and a sampling of 2020 NFL mock drafts shows as many as four Big Ten defensive linemen listed as first-round picks. Now comes Illinois defensive end Oluwole Betiku Jr., who has...

AP source: Jets acquire WR Thomas from Pats for draft pick

Sep. 10, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets are getting some roster help from the most unlikely of sources: Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Adam Gase's squad acquired wide receiver Demaryius Thomas from the Patriots for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick on Tuesday, according to a person with direct...

Freshman DT Davis filling void left by Clemson All-American

Sep. 10, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Tyler Davis didn't plan on starting this soon for Clemson, given the depth the Tigers had stockpiled at defensive tackle the past few seasons. But it's Davis who started the first two games for the top-ranked Tigers (2-0) and drawing comparisons to the man-mountain in All-American...

Stanley, Iowa shift passing attack from tight ends to WRs

Sep. 10, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's passing game last season was all about the tight ends. Which made sense, since T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant would go on to be first-round selections in the NFL draft. It's different this season for the No. 19 Hawkeyes, who play Saturday at Iowa State. Eleven players have...

Moore making sure Ole Miss passing game continues to thrive

Sep. 10, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The chemistry between Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral and receiver Elijah Moore has been building since last season. Now that both have more featured roles in the Rebels' offense this year, Moore is poised to have a breakout year. "I am ready for it," Moore said. "I am ready for...

Lindstrom expected to miss at least 8 games with broken foot

Sep. 9, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons rookie guard Chris Lindstrom, the No. 14 overall draft pick, has a broken foot and will spend the next eight weeks on injured reserve. Lindstrom, a former Boston College standout who quickly won the right guard job in spring, was hurt in Sunday's season-opening loss at...