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Fitzpatrick out, Heinicke to start for Washington vs. Giants

Sep. 13, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

Ryan Fitzpatrick is going on injured reserve with a hip injury, and Washington is turning to Taylor Heinicke to start at quarterback against the New York Giants on Thursday night. Cam Newton is not walking through that door, and Robert Griffin III is not walking through...

Patriots rookie Jones throws 1st TD but 'wasn't good enough'

Sep. 12, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

Mac Jones didn’t want to save the football from his first career NFL touchdown pass. He never got a second. The New England Patriots rookie completed 29 of 39 passes for 281 yards and a TD on Sunday in his NFL debut. He was driving the Patriots to a potential go-ahead...

Patriots elevate K Folk, backup QB Hoyer from practice squad

Sep. 11, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots on Saturday elevated kicker Nick Folk and backup quarterback Brian Hoyer to the active roster from the practice squad. Receiver Malcolm Perry was placed on injured reserve. Folk, 36, has played 13...

Column: NFL season opens with hope and COVID-19 still in air

Sep. 11, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

Tom Brady didn’t need to throw another pass to be considered the greatest ever, even as he took the field at the age of 44 Thursday night to win on yet another last-second drive in the opener for the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That Brady is...

Cardinals, Titans open season each with several new players

Sep. 10, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

ARIZONA (8-8) at TENNESSEE (11-5) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Titans by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook SERIES RECORD: Cardinals lead 7-4 LAST MEETING: Cardinals beat Titans 12-7 on Dec. 10, 2017,...

Newton believes COVID testing mishap contributed to release

Sep. 10, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Former Patriots quarterback Cam Newton says he was caught by surprise by his release in New England and believes his weeklong absence near the end of training camp due to a mishap related to COVID-19 testing protocols contributed to coach Bill Belichick’s...

College teammates Tagovailoa, Jones ready for 1st NFL clash

Sep. 09, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Mac Jones spent most of his college career at Alabama watching from the sideline — first behind Jalen Hurts and then backing up Tua Tagovailoa. Hurts was first to join the Crimson Tide program in 2016, followed by Jones and Tagovailoa in...

Dolphins-Patriots opener a matchup of former Alabama QBs

Sep. 09, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (10-6) at NEW ENGLAND (7-9) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Patriots by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook SERIES RECORD: Dolphins lead 57-54 LAST MEETING: Dolphins beat Patriots 22-12 on...

Jonnu Smith, Henry ready to help QB Jones in opener for Pats

Sep. 06, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — One thing that was apparent watching the Patriots offense last season was the lack of dependable pass catching options quarterback Cam Newton had at his disposal. It was a point of emphasis in the offseason, one that coach Bill Belichick sought...

Bills look to take control again in young, new-look AFC East

Sep. 03, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills stormed to the top of the AFC East — unfamiliar territory for anyone other than the New England Patriots — and kept going last season. Nearly all the way to the Super Bowl. Now comes the encore,...