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Garappolo shaky in 49ers' 24-15 win over Broncos

Aug. 20, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders and 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo each made a triumphant return to action Monday night when the San Francisco 49ers' backups engineered a 24-15 preseason win over the Denver Broncos. Sanders' comeback overshadowed Garoppolo's return. After thoughts of his...

Drew Lock jams right thumb injury in preseason loss to 49ers

Aug. 20, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Broncos rookie quarterback Drew Lock suffered a jammed right thumb Monday night in a preseason game against San Francisco. The second-round pick said his X-rays were negative as he wore a protective brace following Denver's 24-15 loss to the 49ers. There was no immediate timetable for his...

Jim Hardy, oldest living USC and Rams player, dies at 96

Aug. 19, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jim Hardy, the oldest living University of Southern California and Los Angeles Rams football player who was the MVP of the 1945 Rose Bowl, has died. He was 96. The university said Monday he died Aug. 16 of natural causes at his home in the desert city of La Quinta, 130 miles east of Los...

Rodgers: If LaFleur wants me to play Thursday, I'll play

Aug. 19, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers practiced on Monday after sitting out the Packers' second preseason game in Baltimore and being sidelined during practice Sunday with back tightness. But the verdict is still out on whether the two-time MVP will make his preseason debut Thursday night against the...

Dolphins' Stills objects to comments by Jay-Z about NFL deal

Aug. 19, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on the...

Steelers WR Johnson dedicates rookie year to late coach

Aug. 19, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is dedicating his rookie season to Darryl Drake. Drake died a week ago and Johnson honored the Steelers' former wide receivers coach with his first NFL touchdown reception in Pittsburgh's second preseason game, a home victory Saturday...

Middle men: Browns hoping erratic kickers straighten out

Aug. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens isn't quite ready to give his kickers the boot. Despite erratic performances — wide right, wide left, short, off the uprights — in training camp and exhibitions by incumbent Greg Joseph and rookie Austin Seibert, Kitchens said the team has no...

Gordon back with Patriots while on non-football injury list

Aug. 19, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Oft-suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon returned to the New England Patriots' practice field on Monday without pads and without saying when he might be able to play again. Gordon was seen stretching on the field during the portion of the team's workout that was open to the media....

Rivera says Cam's backup in Carolina still uncertain

Aug. 19, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While Cam Newton remains the clear-cut starting quarterback in Carolina, his primary backup remains largely uncertain. Kyle Allen started the first two preseason games and appears to have the edge over third-round draft pick Will Grier, but the reality is neither QB has taken full...

Titans running back Derrick Henry back at practice, limited

Aug. 19, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans running back Derrick Henry is back at practice for the first time since hurting his left calf on the opening day of Tennessee's training camp. Henry took part in individual drills Monday as the Titans worked in their indoor practice field with the temperature feeling higher...