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Chargers cornerback Michael Davis suspended 2 games

Nov. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Michael Davis has been suspended two games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The Chargers (4-7) are on their bye this week. The suspension will cover road games against Denver (Dec. 1) and Jacksonville (Dec. 8). Davis, who is in...

Jets release rugby league star Holmes from practice squad

Nov. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have released running back-wide receiver Valentine Holmes from the practice squad as he eyes a return to Australia to resume his rugby league career. The 24-year-old Holmes joined New York in April as part of the NFL's International Player Pathway Program. He participated in...

Seahawks place tight end Ed Dickson back on injured reserve

Nov. 22, 2019 3:44 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks placed tight end Ed Dickson back on injured reserve Friday, just two days after activating him. The Seahawks signed Tyrone Swoopes from the practice squad to take Dickson’s place. The addition of Dickson earlier this week was an important move since...

Frustrated Fournette gets pep talk from Hall of Famer Allen

Nov. 22, 2019 3:44 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After Leonard Fournette’s frustration reached a new level, the Jacksonville Jaguars running back reached out — to his coaches, his dad and even a Hall of Famer. Fournette had a series of meetings and calls this week after carrying the ball a season-low eight times in...

Texans get big win, face test with Patriots up next

Nov. 22, 2019 3:39 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans got back on track with a win over the Colts on Thursday night to take over the AFC South lead. Now they'll have extra time to prepare for their next test with a visit from the Patriots on Dec. 1. Houston improved to 7-4 with the 20-17 victory over...

“Hi, my name is”; Patchwork Steelers’ offense scrambling

Nov. 22, 2019 3:36 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Benny Snell Jr., Tevin Jones and Johnny Holton have been on the field in games together before. But that was in August, when their main goal was proving they deserved spots on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53-man roster. The stakes will be higher on Sunday in Cincinnati, when...

Latest loss forces Colts to play catch-up in AFC South race

Nov. 22, 2019 3:31 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One month ago, the Indianapolis Colts appeared to be in control of the AFC South. They were 4-2, including 2-0 in the division, after beating Houston at home and were a popular underdog following the retirement of quarterback Andrew Luck. Following three losses in four games, they are...

Browns’ Jarvis Landry: Garrett inquiry by league unfair

Nov. 22, 2019 3:19 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry called the NFL for two penalties — false start and illegal procedure in its handling of Myles Garrett’s suspension. “It was not fair to Myles,” Landry said. Garrett was banned indefinitely by the league for striking Steelers...

‘Nobody cares anymore:’ Lions-Redskins could be peak apathy

Nov. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Tom Brady thought it was ridiculous how many opposing fans there were at the Washington Redskins’ home stadium. Sam Darnold said his road game at Washington almost felt like a home game. The Redskins haven’t had much of a home-field advantage this season, with an infusion...

NFL footballs take detailed journey from factory to field

Nov. 22, 2019 3:12 PM EST

Those shiny “NFL 100” logos on all the footballs being used to commemorate the league’s centennial season are part of a lengthy process that goes into making each handcrafted leather game ball. Wilson has been the official game ball of the NFL since 1941. The size, shape and feel of the...