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Browns' Mayfield out with shoulder injury, Keenum starting

Oct. 20, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield had to surrender to the pain. Cleveland's starting quarterback, who has played the past four weeks with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, will sit out Thursday's game against the Denver Broncos and backup Case Keenum will start. ...

A perfect example of the difficulties of NFL short weeks

Oct. 20, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

For those who oppose Thursday night NFL games, be it players, coaches, fans or bettors, this week is a perfect example of why. It's difficult enough to prepare for a Sunday game when you have key injuries, particularly at quarterback. And when both teams are uncertain...

Falcons' Ridley 'flying around' in return after missing week

Oct. 20, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Matt Ryan is looking to see more growth from the offense when the Atlanta Falcons, refreshed after their bye week, play Sunday at Miami. Top wide receiver Calvin Ridley's return should help. Ryan said Wednesday that Ridley...

Highlight block shows versatility of Bengals WR Chase

Oct. 20, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — On fourth-and-short just inside the Lions 40 yard line, Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow rolled right and dumped a short pass to Joe Mixon out of the backfield. As Mixon raced down the sideline, he picked up a wingman in rookie receiver Ja'Marr Chase....

NFL set to propose fix to race-norming in dementia testing

Oct. 20, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL is set to propose changes to the $1 billion concussion settlement on Wednesday after an outcry over test score adjustments known as “race-norming,” which make it harder for retired Black players to win dementia awards that average $500,000 or more. ...

Jets' Mosley dealing with hamstring, uncertain for Pats game

Oct. 20, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley is dealing with a hamstring injury that could sideline him for the team's game Sunday at New England. Coach Robert Saleh said Wednesday that Mosley was hurt late in New York's 27-20 loss to Atlanta in London...

Broncos visit Browns in matchup of reeling, desperate teams

Oct. 20, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

DENVER (3-3) at CLEVELAND (3-3) Thursday, 8:20 p.m. EDT, Fox/NFL Network OPENING LINE: Browns by 6, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Denver 3-3; Cleveland 3-3. SERIES RECORD: Broncos lead...

At 1-5, Dolphins insist playing with trust is imperative

Oct. 20, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The message for the Miami Dolphins right now is simultaneously clear and tricky: Do better, but not necessarily do more. Translated, that’s the Dolphins’ way of telling players — even while mired in a five-game losing streak — to focus...

Wake's Clawson, Pitt's Pickett top AP's midyear ACC honors

Oct. 20, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

Wake Forest has turned years of steady winning into a potential breakthrough moment in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Pittsburgh has made a leap behind the rise of quarterback Kenny Pickett. They headline Wednesday's list of midseason honorees in the league from The...

NFL is kicking off $6.2M responsible betting campaign

Oct. 20, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The NFL is spending $6.2 million to help expand programs to prevent or treat problem gambling across the country. The league is launching a responsible betting initiative aimed at getting fans to set limits on their wagers, understand the...