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San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) runs against Arizona Cardinals strong safety Budda Baker (32) during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

49ers All-Pro TE George Kittle feeling better by the day

Sep. 24, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

The San Francisco 49ers finally have gotten some good news on the injury front. All-Pro tight end George Kittle practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day on Thursday in a sign that he could be ready to return after missing one game with a knee injury. “The last two days have gone...

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) hands off to running back Derrick Henry in the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Unbeaten Titans bring blueprint of what winless Vikings were

Sep. 24, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The thriving veteran quarterback. The game-controlling rushing attack. The premier pass rusher. Those are some of the strengths the Tennessee Titans will take with them to Minnesota. The Vikings could be forgiven for harboring envy, after all, for these are attributes they thought they...

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., right, celebrates with running back Kareem Hunt after Beckham's touchdown during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Browns' star Beckham finds "acceptance" on and off field

Sep. 24, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. felt the tug on his jersey and watched helplessly as Baker Mayfield's potential touchdown pass to him thudded to the turf. No flag for pass interference. No fight from Beckham, either. “I think a younger me would have been more upset,” the Browns star...

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws a pass under pressure fro Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones (45) in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

QBs, offenses take spotlight as Cowboys visit Seahawks

Sep. 24, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson has made a career of coming through late in games, to the tune of 32 fourth-quarter and overtime comebacks with Seattle. Dak Prescott is trying to catch up, although few will match the outrageous comeback Prescott led a week ago that helped Dallas avoid an 0-2 start to the...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, file photo, New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) runs after a catch against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago. The 2017 first-round draft pick had shown flashes in his first three seasons, only to be slowed by injuries, again and again. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Giants tight end Evan Engram not living up to preseason hype

Sep. 24, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — This was supposed to be the season New York Giants tight end Evan Engram lived up to the hype. The 2017 first-round draft pick had shown flashes in his first three seasons, only to be slowed by injuries — again and again. All that was forgotten in training camp. Engram...

Broncos officially sign Bortles, place Sutton on IR

Sep. 24, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos officially added quarterback Blake Bortles to their roster Thursday and the seventh-year veteran joined them at practice. With Drew Lock (shoulder) sidelined, Jeff Driskel will start Sunday when the Broncos (0-2) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1). Brett Rypien...

File-New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) loses the ball after being brought down by Oakland Raiders' Charles Woodson, right, while Greg Biekert (54) moves to recover the ball in the fourth quarter of their AFC Division Playoff game in Foxboro, Mass. Saturday night, Jan. 19, 2002. The play was appealed, and the Patriots retained possession.  Raiders coach Jon Gruden says opening this season at Carolina and then playing New Orleans on made him feel like he was in a time warp. His nostalgia is even more amplified this week against New England. It’s been nearly two decades since he walked out of a snow-covered Foxboro Stadium on the wrong end of a 16-13 overtime loss to the Patriots in the infamous “tuck rule” game during the 2001 playoffs. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Nostalgia on display as Jon Gruden, Raiders visit Patriots

Sep. 24, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jon Gruden still thinks it was a fumble. It’s been nearly two decades since the Raiders coach walked out of a snow-covered Foxboro Stadium on the wrong end of a 16-13 overtime loss to New England during the 2001 playoffs. The game turned late in the fourth quarter when Tom...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the field before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Kraft on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, saying they couldn't go forward after courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Patriots owner Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge

Sep. 24, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday after courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex. Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg said during an online...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) jogs off the field during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Still ticking: "Big Ben" to set franchise mark vs. Texans

Sep. 24, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Randy Fichtner watched the big kid with the strong arm and the sense of invincibility that is the province of the very young and immediately grew worried. So Fichter, then the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterbacks coach, suggested to Ben Roethlisberger that he might want to think about...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) passes against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Herbert gets full week of practice as Chargers host Panthers

Sep. 24, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert has had an entire week instead of just a couple minutes to prepare for his second NFL start. The Los Angeles Chargers rookie will be under center on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers after finding out less than an hour before kickoff that he was playing last week....