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Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny hoping to stay healthy

Oct. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Rashaad Penny was quick to address the ongoing issue of his ability to stay healthy and available for the Seattle Seahawks. He’s really tired of finding himself on the injury report. “I really don’t go out there to just...

Garoppolo set to play for 49ers, Williams could be out

Oct. 22, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo made it through the week of practice completely healthy and will start at quarterback Sunday for San Francisco but the 49ers could be missing left tackle Trent Williams. Garoppolo left a game against Seattle on Oct. 3 with a...

Giants' Slayton expected back, Barkley, Toney, Golladay out

Oct. 22, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — While the New York Giants will again be without star running back Saquon Barkley and playmaking receivers Kenny Golladay and exciting rookie Kadarius Toney, the offense is expected to get back wideout Darius Slayton. Slayton, who led the...

Bears place veteran tight end Jimmy Graham on COVID-19 list

Oct. 22, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears placed veteran tight end Jimmy Graham on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday. In his second season with the Bears, the five-time Pro Bowl selection has just one catch for 11 yards. He joins running back Damien Williams and...

Falcons DE Dante Fowler (knee) placed on injured reserve

Oct. 22, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Dante Fowler was placed on injured reserve Friday and will miss at least three games. Fowler was initially ruled out of Sunday's game at Miami with a knee injury. The team then said he was going on IR. ...

Analysis: Several NFL teams entering danger zone very early

Oct. 22, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

While it's too early to write off any NFL team's season — oh wait, we forgot about Detroit, Houston, Miami, Jacksonville and the rotten Big Apple — there is plenty of angst spread across the lower ends of the standings. As we dismiss those clubs mentioned above, we...

Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins invests in Premier League club

Oct. 22, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

Three-time Pro Bowl safety Malcolm Jenkins spent his bye week building his portfolio. Jenkins, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Saints and Eagles, became a minority investor in the Premier League’s Burnley Football Club this week after touring historic Turf Moor...

Packers sign former Texans outside linebacker Mercilus

Oct. 21, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Whitney Mercilus’ football fortunes changed over the course of less than 48 hours. In his 10th season with Houston, Mercilus was released by the one-win Texans on Tuesday. Contenders quickly called to express their interest. ...

OL Brandon Knight says he's taking a break from football

Oct. 21, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Brandon Knight says he's taking a break from football to address his mental health. Knight went from the Cowboys to Baltimore via waivers this week, but he did not report to the Ravens. In a message on Twitter on...

Slumping Seahawks host rested Saints in key NFC matchup

Oct. 21, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Pete Carroll does not want the story written yet, because if it were, the story would say the Seattle Seahawks are faltering at a level rarely seen over the past decade. The Seahawks coach would like a few more weeks before declarations are made about...