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Column: Antonio Brown is all in _ at least for now

Aug. 21, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

Antonio Brown is right about one thing: Helmets are important. The way Brown has been toying with his new team makes you wonder if he's ever worn one. The latest from Raider Nation on Tuesday was that the enigmatic wide receiver was on the practice field — and had a helmet officially certified by the NFL...

Analysis: Arizona State, North Carolina to rely on frosh QBs

Aug. 21, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman...

Today in History

Aug. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2019. There are 132 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 21, 2000, rescue efforts to reach the sunken Russian nuclear submarine Kursk ended with divers announcing none of the 118 sailors had survived. On this date: In 1609,...

Cowboys, LB Smith agree on extension amid Elliott holdout

Aug. 20, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — When the Dallas Cowboys announced a contract extension for Jaylon Smith, it was first a celebration of the linebacker's journey from a career-threatening knee injury in college to one of the NFL's richest contracts at his position. Of course, it didn't take long for the focus to turn...

Rams' Bryce Hager ready to start with Micah Kiser injured

Aug. 20, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams linebacker Bryce Hager is still competing to start at inside linebacker, just as he was before Micah Kiser sustained a pectoral injury in the Rams' second preseason game on Saturday. Kiser had surgery Tuesday to repair the injury he sustained in the 14-10 loss...

Jets claim S Kindred from Colts, sign LB Anthony

Aug. 20, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets claimed safety Derrick Kindred off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday, and signed former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Stephone Anthony. The team also announced it waived cornerback Montrel Meander and safety Santos Ramirez to make room on the roster....

Patriots cut P Allen, making room for rookie Jake Bailey

Aug. 20, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have cut punter Ryan Allen, who booted them to three Super Bowl victories in six seasons. First signed as an undrafted free agent in 2013, the left-footer punted 409 times. He had five punts, putting three of them inside the 20-yard line, in February's...

After dud, Cardinals offense ready to rebound vs. Vikings

Aug. 20, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray and the new-look Arizona Cardinals offense was a dud in last week's game against the Raiders. Among the given reasons for the problems: A vanilla scheme that didn't want to reveal too much during the preseason. That could change — ever so slightly — when the...

Chargers release veteran long snapper Mike Windt

Aug. 20, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Long snapper Mike Windt, who had the second-longest tenure with the Chargers, was released on Tuesday. Windt signed with the Chargers before Week 6 of the 2010 season. He appeared in 137 games for the franchise over nine seasons, including the playoffs. Coach Anthony Lynn said...

Bears guard Kyle Long apologizes for behavior during fight

Aug. 20, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long took it too far and knew it. Long had already apologized to teammates for a practice fight last Wednesday night at Halas Hall in which he removed the helmet of rookie Jalen Dalton and began using it as a hammer. On Tuesday, he also apologized to Bears...