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Former Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson dies at 35

Oct. 21, 2020 9:35 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Former Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson has died. He was 35. The team announced Henderson’s death Wednesday. There was no cause of death given. “Everyone will miss Mario’s sense of humor and passion for football and life,” the team said in a...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, retired Florida State NCAA college football coach Bobby Bowden applauds following a Rotary Club luncheon in Omaha, Neb. Bowden, hospitalized last week after contracting COVID-19,  says he is feeling better and hopes to go home soon. Bowden, 90, told the Tallahassee Democrat on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020,

Bowden thanks doctors, fans after 'tough' bout with virus

Oct. 21, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden thanked his doctors, family and fans their support and prayers through his “tough” bout with COVID-19. “I want to thank all the many many people who were thinking of and praying for me over the last few weeks,” Bowden said Wednesday in...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) evades Buffalo Bills' Justin Zimmer during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Bills defense looks to rebound after consecutive losses

Oct. 21, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The usually stingy Buffalo Bills defense has yet to find its identity this season. This might be the perfect week to create one. Following back-to-back losses to the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs — games that saw the Bills struggle in just about every area defensively...

Lions put Julian Okwara on IR, sign CB Chris Jones

Oct. 21, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions put rookie defensive end Julian Okwara on injured reserve Wednesday and signed free agent cornerback Chris Jones. Okwara limped off the field with a leg injury in Sunday's victory at Jacksonville. The Lions also announced Wednesday that defensive end Austin...

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn shouts to his team during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Chargers rested but still banged up coming off bye week

Oct. 21, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn and the Los Angeles Chargers are rested and ready to go after their bye week. As for the team's health, that's another matter. The Chargers had some of their injured starters return to the practice field Wednesday as preparations ramp up for Sunday's game against the...

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams reaches up towards the stands as he heads to the locker room before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seahawks uncertain about Adams, continue wait for Gordon

Oct. 21, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks still don’t know when or if they’ll get the services of wide receiver Josh Gordon this season and if his current suspension will be lifted by the NFL. They continue to be linked in rumors about another currently suspended wide receiver in free agent...

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) beats Houston Texans strong safety Justin Reid (20) as Henry runs 94 yards for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Regarding Henry: Steelers D bracing for Titans star back

Oct. 21, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sure there are options when facing Derrick Henry. None of them, however, are particularly fun. Try to hit the NFL's hottest running back high, and he will stiff-arm you into GIF-worthy oblivion ( see Norman, Josh ). Try to hit him low one-on-one, and you risk Henry turning you into highly...

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, center, looks for a receiver as he attempts to pass between Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb, left, and safety Justin Simmons, right, in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bradley Chubb finally playing like his pre-injury self

Oct. 21, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Bradley Chubb realized after a sackless, winless September that he needed to trust his surgically repaired left knee if his coaches, teammates and fans were ever going to put their faith in him again. After losing his pass rushing partner to a freak ankle injury when Von Miller got...

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) catches a pass while Chicago Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson (33) chases during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Robby Anderson proving he's more than just a deep threat

Oct. 21, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robby Anderson is proving he’s more than just a deep threat. The Carolina Panthers 27-year-old wide receiver has been one of the biggest free-agent success stories in the NFL this season, currently second in the league in yards receiving (566) and tied for fourth in receptions...

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel, right, is congratulated by Trent Williams after scoring a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

49ers offensive line fueled by recent criticism

Oct. 21, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Mike McGlinchey helped clear the way for Deebo Samuel to convert the game-sealing first down and then repeatedly head butted teammate Hroniss Grasu in celebration. The frustration built up over two rough weeks for San Francisco’s offensive line spilled out in that moment...