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Watson starting Browns' preseason opener as suspension looms

Aug. 10, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson will start Cleveland's exhibition opener at Jacksonville on Friday while waiting to see if the NFL succeeds in keeping him off the field this season. Watson is potentially facing a year-long suspension from the league for alleged sexual misconduct...

Backups will continue QB battle in Lions preseason opener

Aug. 10, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff is expected to play briefly in the preseason opener before Tim Boyle and David Blough get a chance to compete to be the team’s backup and perhaps seal a spot on the roster. This offseason, the Lions made it a point to...

Rodolfo Castro's on-field phone flub a relatable moment

Aug. 10, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The moment was hilarious because it was so relatable. Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rodolfo Castro and third-base coach Mike Rabelo stood and stared, mortified, at a smartphone that had mistakenly made its way onto a Major League Baseball field on Tuesday night. Even...

Bengals' Joe Burrow still healing, no timetable for return

Aug. 10, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is still on the mend from an appendectomy two weeks ago, and there is no timetable for his participation in training camp. The third-year quarterback, who last season led Cincinnati to its first Super Bowl in 33 years, has...

Joshua Palmer emerging as bigger threat in Chargers' offense

Aug. 10, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The momentum Joshua Palmer built up last season with the Los Angeles Chargers has continued through the first two weeks of training camp. Palmer has emerged as the team’s third wide receiver for when the regular season opens on Sept. 11 against the Las...

Solid start keeps Campbell's comeback hopes on track in Indy

Aug. 10, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Parris Campbell keeps answering the same old questions. Yes, the speedy, versatile receiver feels healthy and, yes, he believes he can finally deliver a long-promised breakout season with the Indianapolis Colts. But every time he hits the...

14 HBCU medical students chosen for NFL diversity initiative

Aug. 10, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There will be 14 students from Historically Black College and University medical schools working for the first time on the staffs of NFL clubs this season. The students are coming from the four HBCU medical schools in the country and will be working with eight...

Goal-setting Pitts eager to build on brilliant rookie season

Aug. 10, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Kyle Pitts likes to set goals. He's not much for talking about what's on the list — “that's confidential,” he quipped — but one thing is definitely on his mind after a brilliant rookie season. Getting to end zone more often. ...

Browns place Grant on IR after he tore Achilles in practice

Aug. 10, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl return specialist Jakeem Grant Sr. was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after tests confirmed he tore his left Achilles tendon during practice. Grant will miss the season, forcing the Browns to find another option to fix their...

Heralded 2021 QB class looks for more success in year 2

Aug. 10, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The performance didn't come close to matching the hype for the 2021 quarterback class. With QBs going 1-2-3 for third time ever in the common draft era and five going off the board in the first round for the fourth time, expectations were high for Trevor...