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Titans linebacker Dupree pleads guilty in drugstore assault

Aug. 15, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Bud Dupree pleaded guilty on Monday to a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from an altercation in a Nashville drugstore. Dupree was sentenced to 6 months of supervised probation, according to the judgement filed Monday....

CFP championship games to return to Atlanta, South Florida

Aug. 15, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

Atlanta and South Florida have been selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games for the second time. The CFP announced Monday that Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, would be the site of the title game scheduled to be played in January 2026, the...

Flacco, 37, steps in at QB for Jets with Wilson sidelined

Aug. 15, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — There are moments — and they seem to be increasing by the year — when Joe Flacco knows his teammates are laughing at him. Not for anything he's doing on the field. But the New York Jets quarterback is 37 years old, and that's practically ancient when...

Ex-NFL star Aqib Talib's brother turns self in after slaying

Aug. 15, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Texas (AP) — The brother of retired NFL cornerback Aqib Talib turned himself in to authorities Monday after police identified him as the suspect in the shooting death of a coach at a youth football game in Texas. Police said that a murder warrant was issued for Yaqub...

Broncos sign free agent Schobert, activate Gregory, Turner

Aug. 15, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The reinforcements arrived by the bunches Monday for the Denver Broncos. They signed veteran linebacker Joe Schobert and activated prized offseason acquisitions Randy Gregory (shoulder) and Billy Turner (knee), both of whom aim to play in the regular-season...

Julian Love to be wild card in Martindale's Giants defense

Aug. 15, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Julian Love had a busy offseason and the New York Giants safety will probably have an even busier football season. Instead of picking out flowers, cakes, honeymoon sites for his wedding to his high school sweetheart and now wife, Julia, Love is getting...

Bengals' Burrow is practicing, should be ready for opener

Aug. 15, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Three weeks after having an appendectomy, Joe Burrow is fully participating in training camp with an eye toward getting ready for the regular-season opener next month. The Bengals quarterback was in full uniform as he threw crisp passes in seven-on-seven drills...

49ers S Jimmie Ward sidelined with hamstring injury

Aug. 15, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers safety Jimmie Ward pulled his hamstring and might not be ready to return for the season opener on Sept. 11 in Chicago. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Ward got injured in practice Sunday and will likely be out at least a few weeks. ...

Play-calling picture remains murky for Patriots offense

Aug. 15, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — During his tenure in New England, Bill Belichick has endeavored to keep the reasons behind the decisions he makes private. So, it’s not surprising that a month out from the Patriots’ regular-season opener, who will be calling plays for his offense...

Lions' Funchess making adjustment to tight end position

Aug. 15, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Devin Funchess, hoping to play in the NFL for the first time since 2019, made the most of his opportunities in the Detroit Lions’ preseason opener. The former Michigan star had 21 touchdown receptions for the Carolina Panthers over the first four years...