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Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert (88) is congratulated by quarterback Gardner Minshew, right, after teaming up for a 19-yard touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Eifert doesn't want to be distraction in return to Cincy

Sep. 30, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert hopes to get a few extra passes thrown his way when he returns to Cincinnati, where he spent the first seven years of his NFL career. He has already talked to quarterback Gardner Minshew about it. “I think we’re trying to...

Jernigan signs with Denver 2 days after being cut by Jaguars

Sep. 30, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos signed free agent defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan on Wednesday after placing five-time Pro Bowler Jurrell Casey on injured reserve along with tackle Elijah Wilkinson and linebacker Austin Calitro. The Broncos (0-3) also promoted running back LeVante Bellamy and...

Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown on a 15-yard pass play against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Dolphins' Gesicki hopes to polish his end zone celebrations

Sep. 30, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki concedes his latest touchdown celebration was too slow to develop. After Gesicki made a leaping catch at the goal line last week in Jacksonville, there were fist pumps and hugs before he pushed two teammates away to simulate playing cards with Durham...

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, law enforcement respond to a report of a shooting at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Pecan Park Road near the Jacksonville International Airport in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department said on its Twitter account late Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, that there was a report of a shooting at the Amazon Fulfillment Center. The center was also the site of a shooting in June. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)

1 killed, 1 injured in shooting at Florida Amazon facility

Sep. 30, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A woman was killed and a man was hospitalized following a shooting at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Jacksonville, Florida, according to authorities. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to the center Tuesday night, where deputies found the woman dead at the scene, Lt....

Jaguars sign Hauschka to kick after losing Lambo, Wright

Sep. 29, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars signed veteran Steven Hauschka on Monday, giving them a third place-kicker in the past week. Josh Lambo (hip) was placed on injured reserve last Wednesday, and the Jaguars turned to undrafted rookie Brandon Wright against Miami. Wright missed an extra...

Sheriff: Vest saves Florida officer shot serving a warrant

Sep. 29, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida officer and veteran member of a SWAT team was shot multiple times while serving a warrant Monday, but his bullet-resistant vest saved his life, officials said. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said during a news conference that the officer was already home and...

Bawi UK, 22, is photographed in his apartment in Providence, R.I., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. UK was a small child when his parents fled Myanmar, leaving him and his siblings to be cared for by their maternal grandmother. UK said the family suffered discrimination as Christians in a predominantly Buddhist nation. The military government was also trying to forcibly conscript his father.

New US citizen refugees excited for first presidential vote

Sep. 28, 2020 5:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — They came fleeing war and persecution in countries like Myanmar, Eritrea and Iraq, handpicked by the United States for resettlement under longstanding humanitarian traditions. Now, tens of thousands of refugees welcomed into the U.S. during the Obama administration are American citizens,...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) congratulates wide receiver John Brown (15) after Brown scored a touchdown, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 31-28. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Matchup of unbeatens in Buffalo, of all places

Sep. 26, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

Not since the days of Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Jim Kelly and Marv Levy has there been this much optimism about football in Western New York. Can't blame the folks in Buffalo, either. Through two weeks, the Bills have been dynamic on offense and defense. “It’s super early,” says receiver...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, right, fumbles the ball as he is hit by Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel, left, and middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Reality check: Jags look like many expected in lopsided loss

Sep. 25, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — This is what the Jacksonville Jaguars were expected to look like in 2020. The Jaguars did little right in a 31-13 home loss to Miami on Thursday night. They dug themselves another early hole, were downright dysfunctional in all three phases — especially on defense —...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick laughs with coaches as he comes off the field after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Fitzpatrick keeps his job as Dolphins QB for another week

Sep. 25, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick emerged early Friday from the Miami Dolphins’ first victorious locker room of the year wearing a tropical print shirt adorned with purple pineapples as a complement to his beachcomber beard. It was a Dad shirt, which is OK because the 37-year-old Fitzpatrick has seven...