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New faces, same expectations for Southern Mississippi

Aug. 18, 2018 3:01 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Southern Mississippi faces the daunting task of replacing its star running back, top two receivers and multiple talented defensive players. Probably the quarterback, too. From an outside perspective, it looks like the Golden Eagles might be in for a rebuilding year. Third-year...

Redshirt freshmen ready for action after year-long wait

Aug. 18, 2018 2:38 AM EDT

Redshirt freshmen are becoming less common as more players contribute straight out of high school. They still can have an impact, though. That's particularly true on the offensive and defensive lines, where players regularly need that extra year to gain the physical strength necessary for the college game....

Cardinals QBs productive in 20-15 preseason win over Saints

Aug. 18, 2018 12:46 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Free-agent acquisition Sam Bradford and 10th overall draft choice Josh Rosen combined to provide a promising outlook for the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback situation. After Bradford completed all six of his passes for 61 yards, Rosen went 10 of 16 for 107 yards, including a 13-yard...

QB scramble: McCarron injured as Bills down Browns 19-17

Aug. 18, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Buffalo's quarterback situation is more scrambled than ever. AJ McCarron sustained a potentially serious right shoulder injury, throwing the Bills' three-way quarterback race into chaos, during a 19-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Friday night. McCarron, who signed with Buffalo as a...

Davis Webb bounces back and helps Giants beat Lions 30-17

Aug. 17, 2018 11:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Davis Webb took a step toward restoring confidence that he can be a capable backup quarterback for the New York Giants. Webb took advantage of his opportunity to play for Eli Manning, throwing a go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter to help the New York Giants beat the Detroit Lions 30-17...

Ryan impressive in Falcons' 28-14 preseason loss to Chiefs

Aug. 17, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Even in the preseason, Matt Ryan gets miffed about a poor showing. He had nothing to complain about Friday. Ryan guided the Atlanta Falcons right down the field for a touchdown on their first possession, hooking up with Austin Hooper on a 4-yard scoring pass , and led another impressive...

McCaffrey's run highlights Panthers' 27-20 win over Dolphins

Aug. 17, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are looking to find ways to get the ball into Christian McCaffrey's hands as much as possible this season. It's easy to see why. The second-year back had 120 yards from scrimmage in the first half, including a 71-yard touchdown run as Carolina defeated the Miami Dolphins...

Johnny Robinson selected Hall of Fame's Seniors Finalist

Aug. 17, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs safety Johnny Robinson has been selected as the Seniors Finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2019. Robinson was picked by the Hall of Fame's Seniors Committee on Friday. Robinson played 12 seasons for the Dallas-Kansas City franchise from 1960...

Luck, RG3 following different paths through NFL careers

Aug. 17, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III spent most of their football careers going head to head. The two high-profile Texas prep stars were both recruited by Stanford, finished one-two in the 2011 Heisman Trophy race, went first and second in the 2012 NFL draft and were the top two...

On 50th anniversary of last MAC title, Ohio a threat again

Aug. 17, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Frank Solich is closing in on his 100th victory at Ohio. In a league where coaches come and go, he has built a consistently successful program and stuck with it for a while. All that's really left for the Bobcats do to is win the title. "I like our players. I like their ability, I like their...