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Bradberry, Jackson give Giants' secondary 2 cover guys

Jul. 30, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When the New York Giants signed Adoree Jackson as a free agent in March, the hope was the cornerback would give the defense shutdown guys on both sides of the field. James Bradberry, a free agent signee the year before, was certainly that in...

Veteran OL Turner looks to fill in on revamped Steelers line

Jul. 30, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Trai Turner just wants to fit in on a revamped line. The Steelers signed the eight-year veteran to a one-year contract after minicamp last month. The team had a significant hole along the offensive...

Bills retooled defense making big impression already in camp

Jul. 30, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills Safety Micah Hyde recalled being immediately impressed with general manager Brandon Beane for going big — in numbers and size — to address the team’s defensive line needs during the NFL draft. Using Buffalo’s top two picks to...

It's Fitzpatrick vs. Heinicke in Washington QB 'competition'

Jul. 30, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke does not think there is a quarterback competition at Washington’s training camp. A year after waking up in his sister’s house wondering what to do every day, he’s just happy to get some snaps with the first-team offense and...

Half the players who opted out last year no longer with team

Jul. 30, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — More than half of the 67 NFL players who opted out of the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic are no longer with the same team. Almost two dozen aren't on anyone's roster. Thirty-three of the players who opted out have returned to open 2021...

Jets' Wilson rusty as expected in 1st training camp practice

Jul. 30, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson dropped back for his first pass of his first practice of training camp and let loose. A pretty, rainbow-like toss was snagged in coverage by Elijah Moore, and the 40-yard play had the New York Jets' offense fired up. It turned out...

Newton, Jones embracing budding friendship and competition

Jul. 30, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Mac Jones is amazed at how Cam Newton can bring instant levity to the meeting room. Though he’s sure he could never pull off the veteran’s often unique clothing choices. Newton is equally taken aback by how much “swag” his clean-cut...

Judge agrees to destruction of Kraft massage parlor video

Jul. 30, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A video recording of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men allegedly engaging in massage parlor sex will be returned to prosecutors for destruction, a Florida judge ruled Friday, ending a two-year saga that tarnished the reputation of one of...

Injuries keep Wentz, Kelly out of Colts' 3rd practice

Jul. 30, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Injuries kept quarterback Carson Wentz and center Ryan Kelly out of the Indianapolis Colts practice Friday. Offensive coordinator Marcus Brady said Wentz was injured during Thursday's workout and missed the final practice period. Doctors were...

All-Pro CB Howard sits out Dolphins practice with injury

Jul. 30, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard, who requested a trade via Instagram, did not practice Friday because of an ankle injury. Howard, an All-Pro selection in 2020 after leading the NFL in interceptions with 10, jogged off the field after...