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Middle men: Browns hoping erratic kickers straighten out

Aug. 19, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens isn't ready to give his kickers the boot. Kitchens said Monday there are no immediate plans to sign another kicker despite erratic performances by incumbent Greg Joseph and rookie Austin Seibert during training camp and exhibitions. Kitchens said "we're not...

No surprise here: Fields named Ohio State's starting QB

Aug. 19, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day on Monday made official what most people figured was a foregone conclusion: Georgia transfer Justin Fields will be the starting quarterback when the No. 5 Buckeyes open the season Aug. 31 against Florida Atlantic. Day had lured the talented sophomore in...

Miami's Jarren Williams preps to open against No. 8 Florida

Aug. 19, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami quarterback Jarren Williams got the word that he was going to be the starting quarterback for the Hurricanes, and his first thought wasn't about celebrating. Instead, he suddenly realized how big a job he's just inherited. Williams' first college start — his first...

Titans kicker Ryan Succop, TE Jonnu Smith off PUP list

Aug. 19, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are getting kicker Ryan Succop and tight end Jonnu Smith back on the field and off the physically unable to perform list after each passed physicals. The Titans announced the roster changes Monday. Succop had been recovering from an unspecified injury this...

No decision yet as close call looms on Dolphins starting QB

Aug. 19, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Choosing the Miami Dolphins' quarterback has become a close call, mostly because both candidates have been only so-so, and coach Brian Flores isn't ready to announce his decision. He is not sure he'll be ready before the final exhibition game, either. Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to...

NFL's Trust gives players Plan B when careers end (suddenly)

Aug. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

Devin Fuller got his first taste of the NFL's business side during his rookie minicamp. One of the receiver's would-be teammates had a bad practice. Not much later, that player got pulled out of a meeting. Not much after that, the player was no longer Fuller's teammate. "I was like, 'Wow, so it's like that?'"...

Benson driving at 'high rate' of speed before fatal crash

Aug. 19, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police said Monday they are still investigating the weekend motorcycle crash that killed former Texas Longhorns running back and NFL player Cedric Benson and a woman passenger. According to police, witnesses said Benson was driving his BMW motorcycle at a high rate of speed through a...

AP Source: Brown takes part in meetings with Raiders

Aug. 19, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Star receiver Antonio Brown returned to training camp with the Oakland Raiders on Monday, a day after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be "all in or all out." Brown took part in meetings in Napa before the team broke camp, a person familiar with the...

Patriots place Gordon on non-football injury list

Aug. 19, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have placed receiver Josh Gordon on the non-football injury list while he gets back into shape following his suspension. The move comes after the NFL conditionally lifted the suspension, saying Gordon could participate in team meetings, conditioning and...

Ex Alabama QB Jalen Hurts named Oklahoma starter for opener

Aug. 19, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — No. 4 Oklahoma has named Jalen Hurts its starting quarterback for the Sept. 1 season opener against Houston. Hurts played in three national championship games for Alabama and helped the Crimson Tide win the 2017 national title. He transferred to Oklahoma in January and has won the job...