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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) talks with quarterback Josh McCown (15) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, in East Rutherford, N.J. McCown is still No. 1 on the New York Jets' quarterbacks depth chart. At this point, though, he might as well be No. 100. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
August 19, 2018 - 7:14 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Josh McCown is still No. 1 on the New York Jets' quarterback depth chart. At this point, though, he might as well be No. 100. With each practice, it appears increasingly likely that rookie Sam Darnold will be the starter when the regular season kicks off in three weeks...
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August 19, 2018 - 6:32 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys received the good news they expected after a preseason knee injury to Zack Martin, the highest-paid guard in the NFL. Two people with knowledge of the diagnosis said Sunday that Martin has no structural damage in his hyperextended left knee and should be...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel answers questions during a news conference after a practice at NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. The NFL tapped Vrabel to narrate a video detailing the new lowering the head to initiate contact rule, hoping the man who played 14 years as a linebacker in the league could more easily explain how players should adapt. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
August 19, 2018 - 5:21 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL tapped Titans coach Mike Vrabel to narrate a video detailing the new rule on lowering the head to initiate contact, hoping the man who played 14 years as a linebacker in the league could more easily explain how players should adapt. Now Vrabel's own Titans (0-2) find...
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August 19, 2018 - 1:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bob Lamey is retiring as the Indianapolis Colts' longtime radio voice. In a statement issued Sunday by the team, Lamey said in part, "it's time." He served as the Colts' play-by-play announcer for 31 seasons, from 1984 through 1991 and again from 1995 through 2018. Lamey also...
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Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum (4) throws against the Chicago Bears during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 19, 2018 - 2:33 am
DENVER (AP) — Chicago quarterback Mitch Trubisky and Denver QB Case Keenum feel better about their respective offenses after starting out faster and finally moving the chains Saturday night. "Scoring points always feels better," said Keenum, who led two scoring drives in three possessions one week...
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers looks to throw a pass as offensive tackle Joe Barksdale (72) protects during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 19, 2018 - 2:31 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Although Philip Rivers has only faced the Seattle Seahawks three times in games that count, he knows nearly everything about their defense because of Gus Bradley. Rivers used that know-how to get the Los Angeles Chargers off to a strong start in their first victory of the...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws a pass against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
August 19, 2018 - 12:51 am
HOUSTON (AP) — After throwing just one pass in his return to game action last week, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was determined to stay on the field a little longer on Saturday night. Watson used his one series to march the Texans down the field, going 5 of 8 for 73 yards, capped by a...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston looks for a receiver as he scrambles in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski))
August 19, 2018 - 12:29 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers certainly have had plenty of time to get used to the idea that Jameis Winston will miss the first three games of the season because of a suspension. Watching the quarterback light up a defense in just a quarter doesn't make it any easier. Winston...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) and wide receiver Terrance Williams (83) celebrate after they connected on a pass for a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
August 18, 2018 - 11:59 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys had another efficient preseason showing. Andy Dalton bogged down a bit with his Cincinnati Bengals. Prescott led a pair of scoring drives in three possessions, capped by a scrambling 6-yard scoring pass to Terrance Williams, before the...
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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Khadarel Hodge, left, hauls in a pass over Oakland Raiders cornerback Nick Nelson during the first half in an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 18, 2018 - 8:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay and Jon Gruden both knew they've got to coach against each other in a real game just 23 days after the Rams' preseason visit from the Raiders. So while the Raiders' return to the Coliseum was a thrill for their faithful Southern California fan base, the Rams' young...
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