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Column: A suspension is the least of Garrett’s concerns

Nov. 15, 2019 4:54 PM EST

Myles Garrett will surely spend the rest of his career — maybe even the rest of his life — trying to live this one down. The lengthy suspension might be the least of his worries. The Cleveland Browns’ star defensive end can expect to pay a huge price for his helmet-swinging assault —...

Kaepernick determined to showcase skills in strange tryout

Nov. 15, 2019 4:48 PM EST

Colin Kaepernick has to audition for a job in a workout strangely organized by the NFL while other quarterbacks with lesser talent were given opportunities over the past three years. Of course, the reason Kaepernick hasn't played in a game since New Year's Day 2017 goes beyond football. Kaepernick has been exiled...

Garrett loses cool, hits Steelers QB with helmet in brawl

Nov. 15, 2019 10:45 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns were seconds away from a season-changing win when Myles Garrett lost his composure in a moment of rage rarely seen on an NFL field. Garrett tore off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet, wildly swung it and hit the QB in the head, a shocking act that will likely...

Rams aren’t flying high on offense anymore

Nov. 14, 2019 2:06 AM EST

The Los Angeles Rams' high-flying offense hasn't recovered from its Super Bowl crash. The Rams (5-4) have not scored a touchdown in 19 drives and they're averaging 7.8 fewer points per game than last season. Sean McVay's innovative ideas that helped turn the Rams into NFC champions in just his second season seem...

Column: Kaepernick’s tryout sounds more like a setup

Nov. 13, 2019 7:50 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s NFL tryout sounds more like a setup. A PR stunt to former teammate Eric Reid, one that comes with all sorts of take-it-or leave-it conditions. Reid hopes it’s a legitimate conduit back into the league, but his gut feeling that “it’s...

High stakes: Steelers, Browns renew rivalry, plenty on line

Nov. 13, 2019 2:02 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Separated by roughly 130 miles and six Super Bowl titles, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns have a hostile, historic rivalry resuscitated from being heavily one-sided to much more competitive the past few years. The hatred has never waned. “It’s a big game....

Drop Zone? Steelers playmakers searching for consistency

Nov. 12, 2019 6:17 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vance McDonald should have been pumped. Thrilled. Yet he wasn't. He couldn't be. As his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates celebrated around him following a 17-12 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, the veteran tight end stewed. Yes, the Steelers had pushed their winning streak to...

Ravens' new playbook a perfect fit for multifaceted Jackson

Nov. 11, 2019 6:11 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Lamar Jackson is peeling off eye-opening runs and passing to perfection, and the Baltimore Ravens are ringing up touchdowns aplenty while indiscriminately beating unbeaten and winless teams. Seems like coach John Harbaugh knew what he was doing when he rewrote the playbook this...

Mighty Minkah: Safety Fitzpatrick leads Steelers' turnaround

Nov. 11, 2019 4:24 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The ball left Jared Goff's hands and fluttered to the ground. And for a split second, everyone around Minkah Fitzpatrick eased up . Not Fitzpatrick. Easing up isn't really his thing. Instinctively, the Pittsburgh Steelers safety at the epicenter of his team's remarkable turnaround reached...

Steelers defense leads way in 17-12 win over Rams

Nov. 10, 2019 10:30 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The ball fluttered into the air and hung there for a split second. When it came back down to earth, it landed where it always seems to these days for the Pittsburgh Steelers: the seemingly omnipresent arms of safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. Pittsburgh's decision to send a 2020 first-round...