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Steelers' Dupree looks to break out in 5th season

Aug. 20, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bud Dupree seemingly has the total package. A chiseled 6-foot-4 and 269-pounds, long and athletic with raw speed and explosiveness rarely amassed for an NFL edge rusher. Dupree's skillset has tantalized the Pittsburgh Steelers for years, even if his pass-rushing production has not. But as...

Joan Jett, Underwood to perform 'Sunday Night Football' open

Aug. 20, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

Fred Gaudelli knew NBC would have to come up with something grand for this season's "Sunday Night Football" opener since the NFL is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It didn't take long for the show's executive producer to arrive at something: Carrie Underwood came up with the perfect idea. This season, the show...

AP Source: Broncos rookie QB Lock to miss rest of preseason

Aug. 20, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Drew Lock's preseason is over, though the good news is that he won't require surgery on his sprained right thumb. The Denver Broncos rookie quarterback will sit out the final two exhibition games, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke on...

Cowboys' Elliott won't face criminal charge in Vegas scuffle

Aug. 20, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott won't face criminal charges after scuffling with a music festival security guard in Las Vegas. Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said Tuesday the findings of a police investigation "lacked prosecutorial merit." The NFL said last month that Elliott...

Shanahan downplays Garoppolo's rough return to action

Aug. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's return to game action for the San Francisco 49ers might have been a flop. But three rough series in an exhibition game aren't enough to cause concern for coach Kyle Shanahan. Garoppolo completed just one of six passes for zero yards and threw an...

Was Dolphins coach sending a message via Jay-Z songs?

Aug. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' latest featured musical artist at practice: Jay-Z. The team's sound system played more than half a dozen songs by the rapper at the start of practice Tuesday, one day after receiver Kenny Stills objected to recent comments from Jay-Z about social activism by current...

He said, he said: Browns stars Mayfield, OBJ rip NY Giants

Aug. 20, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Maybe it's good the Browns and Giants won't play this season. They're already trash-talking. Comments by brash Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield and star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. created a stir at the training camps for both teams Tuesday, adding extra heat to brutally humid weather...

Cowboys, LB Smith agree on extension amid Elliott holdout

Aug. 20, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have agreed on a $64 million, five-year contract extension with young linebacker Jaylon Smith while the holdout by Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott nears a month since the team reported to training camp. The 24-year-old Smith's contract, which includes $35.5...

Jets claim safety Derrick Kindred off waivers from Colts

Aug. 20, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed safety Derrick Kindred off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts, giving them some experienced depth in the secondary. The team also announced Tuesday it waived cornerback Montrel Meander to make room on the roster for Kindred. Kindred spent the past...

Saints' Brees dismisses concerns about arm strength, stats

Aug. 20, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees sees discussions about his arm strength and recently declining passing yardage as moot points. Efficiency is what wins, the 40-year-old, record-setting Saints quarterback says — and that will be a driving factor in determining his longevity. "I can't throw the ball 70...