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Saints' Hill: Return to utility role 'makes perfect sense'

Aug. 09, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Taysom Hill is giving the New Orleans Saints' new coaching regime the benefit of the doubt. The former BYU quarterback doesn't deny his disappointment over no longer being on the QB track with his NFL club. But Hill says he sees the wisdom in the Saints'...

Joint practices allow coaches to hold players out of games

Aug. 09, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady will get his reps in joint practices against the Miami Dolphins this week instead of an exhibition game. Aaron Rodgers hasn’t played a preseason snap since 2018. Justin Herbert is expected to again watch from the sideline this month. ...

Commanders' Rivera fires defensive line coach Sam Mills III

Aug. 09, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera has fired defensive line coach Sam Mills III and promoted Jeff Zgonina from his role as defensive line assistant. Rivera announced the change Tuesday. He hired Mills in January 2020 shortly after taking over in Washington,...

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...

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...

Saints QB Winston leaves practice with foot 'tweak'

Aug. 08, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Jameis Winston left practice on Monday with what coach Dennis Allen described as an apparent foot injury. "He tweaked his foot a little bit," Allen said after practice. Winston did not receive treatment on the field and...

Tony Boselli becomes 1st Jaguars player in Hall of Fame

Aug. 06, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Tony Boselli looked out at all the teal-colored jerseys in the crowd and screamed: “Duuuuval!” Finally, the Jacksonville Jaguars have a player in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Boselli, the first pick in Jaguars history, was among eight...

Smith in no hurry to settle on Falcons' starting O-line

Aug. 06, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Arthur Smith likes what he’s seen thus far from the offensive line even though the unit still has three unsettled positions. Atlanta is set at left tackle with Jake Matthews and right guard Chris Lindstrom. Both are former first-round...

Saints place Monday on injured reserve, add Alonso

Aug. 05, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints placed undrafted rookie safety Smoke Monday on injured reserve Friday because of a knee injury. The Saints also added veteran free agent linebacker Kiko Alonso to the roster, marking his second stint with New Orleans. ...

Injured WR Godwin back on practice field for Buccaneers

Aug. 05, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seven months after undergoing knee surgery, Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin is back in pads on the practice field. Godwin, who signed a three-year, $60 million contract in March, worked out in full uniform at training camp Friday — running and...