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Jalen Hurts says he's 'ready to go' despite ankle injury

Dec. 01, 2021 22:06 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Hurts had no energy Wednesday for any drama regarding his playing status for Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles visit the New York Jets. “You guys know I’m dealing with something,” Hurts said about his ankle sprain. “It’s the first...

Vikings need Smith to keep up strong return from COVID-19

Dec. 01, 2021 21:19 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Harrison Smith has made a noticeable impact in his return to the Minnesota secondary following a sudden, COVID-19-forced absence. With the depleted state of their defense, the Vikings could use several more similar performances from the five-time Pro...

Chargers' James putting together dominating season

Dec. 01, 2021 20:51 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Derwin James Jr. is accustomed to putting up great statistical seasons. He did that as a rookie in 2018 with the Los Angeles Chargers and was an All-Pro selection. But if anyone had doubts about how James would be coming back after missing most...

Patriots expecting to have hands full against creative Bills

Dec. 01, 2021 19:28 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In Devin McCourty’s 12 NFL seasons, the Patriots safety has seen plenty of the Buffalo Bills. He’s never seen them playing as well and as difficult to figure out as they’ve been the past three seasons. “You kind of...

Surtain takes AFC honor in stride, stays focused on Chiefs

Dec. 01, 2021 19:23 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos rookie cornerback Pat Surtain II has more pressing matters to tend to than celebrating the AFC Defensive Player of the Week award he won Wednesday. While acknowledging “it's a pretty good accomplishment for me and this team,” Surtain...

Rams remain confident with time running out to build winner

Dec. 01, 2021 19:17 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — With losses piling up and the doubters of their audacious plan growing louder, the Los Angeles Rams realize the clock is ticking on this midseason attempt to transform a good team into a star-studded Super Bowl contender. Von Miller still...

Jets' Riley a sudden starter motivated by loss of Army buddy

Dec. 01, 2021 19:13 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Elijah Riley's journey back home — and through the NFL — began with one of the saddest moments of his young life. The New York Jets safety was a freshman defensive back at Army five years ago when he received the stunning news his teammate...

Seahawks sign running back Adrian Peterson to practice squad

Dec. 01, 2021 18:41 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Desperate for depth at running back, the Seattle Seahawks signed 36-year-old Adrian Peterson to their practice squad on Wednesday. There’s no guarantee Peterson will be added to Seattle’s active roster ahead of Sunday’s game against San...

Fields practices for Bears, Dalton gets first-team snaps

Dec. 01, 2021 17:14 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — While Justin Fields returned to practice for the Chicago Bears, Andy Dalton got the first-team snaps on Wednesday. Whether the prized rookie or veteran will start at quarterback Sunday when the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals visit Soldier...

Pittsburgh looks to recapture 'The Steeler Way' during slide

Dec. 01, 2021 17:04 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger learned early the perks of a music-free locker room, namely the ability to absorb what he could whenever Pittsburgh Steelers icon and Hall of Famer Dan Rooney would pop in to take the pulse of the team and offer advice and insight on everything and...