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Jets OT Becton's knee injury more serious than first thought

Aug. 08, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The injury to New York Jets offensive tackle Mekhi Becton's surgically repaired right knee is more serious than initially believed after he left early in practice Monday. A person with direct knowledge of the injury told The Associated Press that Becton...

NFL: Rodgers' use of ayahuasca didn't violate drug policy

Aug. 08, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ use of the hallucinogenic drink ayahuasca during an offseason retreat isn’t considered a violation of the NFL’s drug policy. Rodgers discussed on “The Aubrey Marcus Podcast” last week how he went on an...

Judon focused on being himself heading into Year 2 with Pats

Aug. 08, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When Matt Judon isn’t on the sideline for the New England Patriots, it’s noticeable. That’s because during his six NFL seasons, the 6-foot-3, 275-pound linebacker’s outsized personality and the trademark red sleeves he wears under his jersey, have...

Where's Parsons? Opponents will be looking for Cowboys' star

Aug. 08, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Micah Parsons might not lobby for playing time in the preseason this month the way the Dallas linebacker did last year in one of the “Hard Knocks” highlights for the Dallas Cowboys. The reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year wants to be clear. Parsons...

Ravens reach 4-year extension with All-Pro K Justin Tucker

Aug. 08, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Justin Tucker made his new contract sound about as routine as one of his clutch kicks. “I joked to (head coach John Harbaugh) one day out at practice,” Tucker said. “We were just kind of just generally talking about the idea. I said, ‘I think something...

Gilmore appears to have found right landing spot in Indy

Aug. 08, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Stephon Gilmore arrived at training camp two weeks ago with an impressive resume — and something to prove. After two injury-filled subpar seasons in New England and Carolina, the 31-year-old cornerback chose Indianapolis to revive his career. ...

Falcons G Mayfield returns to practice after injuring back

Aug. 08, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons left guard Jaylen Mayfield returned to practice Monday after missing time with a lower back injury. It's not known if Mayfield will be able to play Friday night in Atlanta's first preseason game at Detroit. “It was good to...

Training camp performance raises hopes for Packers defense

Aug. 08, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — More than a decade has passed since the Green Bay Packers had a defense that could be described as elite. This could be the year that changes. Reigning MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers predicted at the start of training camp that the offense could...

Rhule: Panthers want to avoid 'wrong decision' in QB battle

Aug. 08, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Two weeks into training camp and the Carolina Panthers’ quarterback situation remains unsettled. Coach Matt Rhule said both Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold have had good days, but he’s not ready to declare a starter. Rhule said that decision could come...

Giants practice disrupted by a string of fights

Aug. 08, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With the New York Giants ramping up practices in the middle of a heat advisory days before their first preseason game, it was only a matter of time before tempers erupted. In a span a four plays Monday, running back Saquon Barkley plowed over cornerback...