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Browns place LB Christian Kirksey on injured reserve

Sep. 21, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a chest injury against the Jets. The team made the move with one of its captains on Saturday. Kirskey will miss at least eight games and may need surgery. The loss of Kirksey will put more strain on a...

Collinsworth calling Browns, harkens back to early years

Sep. 21, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

Cris Collinsworth will get to experience a rarity this week. He gets to call a Browns game when NBC's "Sunday Night Football" travels to Cleveland for the first time since 2008. When he was starting out as an analyst, it seemed like Browns games were all that Collinsworth was doing. Before Collinsworth became a...

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

Sep. 20, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct — the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL's most prolific receivers for...

Art Rooney II remembers NFL's greatest play

Sep. 20, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

Part of the lore emanating from the Immaculate Reception is built around Steelers founder Art Rooney heading down to the locker room and missing the greatest play in NFL history. His grandson and namesake, Art II, got to see it all. "I was on the field, it was the last year I was doing that on the sidelines," the...

Immaculate: Franco Harris' TD catch voted greatest NFL play

Sep. 20, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

Immaculate indeed. Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris' scoop of a deflected pass and subsequent run for the winning touchdown in a 1972 playoff victory against Oakland — forever known as the "Immaculate Reception" — has been voted the greatest play in NFL history. A nationwide panel of 68 media...

Is Antonio Brown's NFL career over? Likely for 2019 at least

Sep. 20, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

So many factors went into Antonio Brown's release by the Patriots on Friday. It would be stunning if he draws interest from any other teams as the league's investigation continues. His time in the NFL might be over. As much as Brown's stellar career has been overshadowed and besmirched by his recent behavior as a...

Browns could be without starting secondary against Rams

Sep. 20, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns could be without six defensive starters, including their entire secondary, when they host the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams. Safety Damarious Randall (concussion) and linebacker Christian Kirksey (chest) were formally declared out by coach Freddie Kitchens...

Defensive end Ziggy Ansah to make Seahawks debut

Sep. 20, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks defensive end Ziggy Ansah, wide receiver David Moore and defensive tackle Poona Ford are set to return to the lineup Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Ansah will be making his debut for the Seahawks after being held out of the first two games to give his...

Rams starting TE Tyler Higbee out Sunday with bruised chest

Sep. 20, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles tight end Tyler Higbee will miss the Rams' game at Cleveland with a bruised chest. Coach Sean McVay announced the decision Friday. Higbee has never missed a game in his four-year NFL career, but he was hurt during last week's win at New Orleans. The chest injury...

Calvin Johnson: Lions told him to change concussion story

Sep. 20, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Retired star receiver Calvin Johnson said the Detroit Lions wanted him to change his story regarding one of the many concussions he had during his nine-year NFL career. Johnson told Sports Illustrated in a story published Friday he blacked out against Minnesota in 2012 and later told...