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Denver Broncos defensive end DeShawn Williams (90) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Dolphins optimistic Tua will face Jets despite sore thumb

Nov. 26, 2020 9:22 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa's sore thumb was better Thursday, and Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores expressed optimism his rookie quarterback will be able to play Sunday against the New York Jets. Tagovailoa hurt the thumb on his throwing hand in practice and was limited Wednesday. “He got banged up...

Indianapolis Colts buying up parking lots near stadium

Nov. 26, 2020 9:15 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are on a property-buying spree around Lucas Oil Stadium to control more of its game day parking. The Colts have spent at least $6.3 million in recent months to buy about nine acres of land that is mostly vacant and used for parking by other companies since the...

FILE - In this July 25, 2003, file photo, St. Louis Rams offensive line coach Jim Hanifan, left, works with Kyle Turley during NFL football training camp in Macomb, Ill. Hanifan, the former St. Louis Cardinals coach who returned to the city as offensive line coach to help the Rams win the Super Bowl, has died. He was 87. Hanifan’s daughter, Kathy Hinder, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2020. She said the cause of death hasn't been determined, but said it wasn't related to COVID-19. (AP Photo/James A. Finley, File)

Jim Hanifan, offensive line coaching great, dies at 87

Nov. 26, 2020 1:15 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jim Hanifan, the former St. Louis Cardinals coach who returned to the city as offensive line coach to help the Rams win the Super Bowl, has died. He was 87. Hanifan’s daughter, Kathy Hinder, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he died Tuesday at Missouri Baptist Hospital. She said...

In this Aug. 30, 2020, photo, Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning coordinator Markus Paul, left, talks with coach Mike McCarthy during NFL football training camp in Arlington, Texas. Paul died Wednesday, Nov. 25, a day after being taken to the hospital after experiencing a medical emergency at the team's facility. He was 54. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Cowboys assistant Markus Paul dies day after medical event

Nov. 25, 2020 11:18 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys strength coach Markus Paul died Wednesday, a day after being taken to the hospital after experiencing a medical emergency at the team's facility. He was 54. The team said the cause of death was pending. Paul was in his third season with the Cowboys after previous being a...

Golladay, Amendola out again for Lions; Swift questionable

Nov. 25, 2020 11:05 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Lions receivers Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola have been ruled out for Thursday's game against Houston. Golladay and Amendola missed last weekend's loss at Carolina with hip injuries. Running back D'Andre Swift also missed that game because of a concussion. He's questionable for Thursday....

Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) passes the ball to wide receiver Rashod Bateman (0) during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Purdue, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 34-31. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Minnesota WR Bateman ends season early out of virus concerns

Nov. 25, 2020 8:54 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota star wide receiver Rashod Bateman decided Wednesday to end his season early out of concern over COVID-19, the day after the Gophers canceled their game against Wisconsin due to a rise in cases within the program. Bateman, a widely projected first-round pick in the 2021 NFL...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) carries the ball during an NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 in New Orleans. The Saints defeated the 49ers 27-13. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Saints QB Hill treating next games as 'big' for his career

Nov. 25, 2020 8:24 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Taysom Hill intends to treat the next couple of games on the New Orleans Saints' schedule as if the trajectory of his career as an NFL quarterback is in the balance. “There are a lot of really great players that didn’t get an opportunity in the NFL and these opportunities...

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith (11) passing during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Football Team, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Landover. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Smith, Dalton get Thanksgiving nods for Washington, Cowboys

Nov. 25, 2020 8:17 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Smith and Andy Dalton have 25 years of experience as NFL quarterbacks combined but just one Thanksgiving start between them. The veterans whose teams didn't expect them to be in charge of the Washington and Dallas offenses when the season started will meet Thursday at the home...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, file photo Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) pulls in a touchdown pass as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) defends during the second half of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. Painted rightly or wrongly as yet another one of the NFL's many diva receivers for his various sideline outbursts during his first five seasons in Minnesota, Diggs has put behind his mercurial past by quickly warming up to his new surroundings. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

New Diggs: Bills receiver finds happiness in Buffalo

Nov. 25, 2020 7:53 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Stefon Diggs was preparing for the start of practice Wednesday when Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Bobby Johnson approached and asked how the receiver was doing. Diggs surprised even himself with his quick and genuine response. “I’m like, ‘I’m...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock, right, confers with quarterback Riley Neal during NFL football practice Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Lock glad Elway has his back but goal is pats on the back

Nov. 25, 2020 7:34 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Drew Lock appreciates John Elway’s vote of confidence. He just wishes to accelerate his journey from the “I’ve-got-your-back” phase of his career to the pats-on-the-back stage. Elway praised Lock on the team’s website this week, suggesting the...