Professional football

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson celebrates a Georgia win over Auburn in the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game in Atlanta. Wilson has been working with Georgia’s first-team offense at right tackle for much of preseason camp as the Bulldogs attempt to replace New England Patriots first-round draft pick Isaiah Wynn, who was the starting left tackle last season. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
August 18, 2018 - 2:37 am
Redshirt freshmen are becoming less common as more players contribute straight out of high school. They still can have an impact, though. That's particularly true on the offensive and defensive lines, where players regularly need that extra year to gain the physical strength necessary for the...
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) passes in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
August 18, 2018 - 12:45 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Free-agent acquisition Sam Bradford and 10th overall draft choice Josh Rosen combined to provide a promising outlook for the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback situation. After Bradford completed all six of his passes for 61 yards, Rosen went 10 of 16 for 107 yards, including a 13-...
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Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Jamie Meder (98) tackles Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron (10) during the first half of an NFL football preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Cleveland. The Bills won 19-17. (AP Photo/David Richard)
August 18, 2018 - 12:22 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Buffalo's quarterback situation is more scrambled than ever. AJ McCarron sustained a potentially serious right shoulder injury, throwing the Bills' three-way quarterback race into chaos, during a 19-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Friday night. McCarron, who signed with Buffalo...
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New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 17, 2018 - 11:41 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Davis Webb took a step toward restoring confidence that he can be a capable backup quarterback for the New York Giants. Webb took advantage of his opportunity to play for Eli Manning, throwing a go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter to help the New York Giants beat the Detroit...
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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) passes against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
August 17, 2018 - 11:35 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Even in the preseason, Matt Ryan gets miffed about a poor showing. He had nothing to complain about Friday. Ryan guided the Atlanta Falcons right down the field for a touchdown on their first possession, hooking up with Austin Hooper on a 4-yard scoring pass , and led another...
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Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey, left, runs past Miami Dolphins' T.J. McDonald, right, for a touchdown in the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
August 17, 2018 - 10:52 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey had 120 yards from scrimmage in the first half, including a 71-yard touchdown run and the Carolina Panthers defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-20 Friday night in a preseason game. McCaffrey had 92 yards rushing on five carries and caught four passes for 28...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III (3) throws during a joint practice with the Indianapolis Colts at the Colts NFL football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 17, 2018 - 7:22 pm
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III spent most of their football careers going head to head. The two high-profile Texas prep stars were both recruited by Stanford, finished one-two in the 2011 Heisman Trophy race, went first and second in the 2012 NFL draft and were the top...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Ravens cornerbacks Jackson Porter, from left, Darious Williams, Bennett Jackson and Stanley Jean-Baptiste stretch during an NFL football training camp practice at the team's headquarters in Owings Mills, Md. In recent years, the presence of yoga has grown in the NFL. The fast-paced, hard-hitting sport has accepted the more calming practice that emphasizes conscious breathing and body flow. Much like yin and yang, the two complement each other both mentally and physically. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 17, 2018 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and thought, man, this is crazy. "We usually don't do yoga," he said. "We stretch, but we don't do yoga...
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 1999, file photo, New Orleans Saints linebacker Keith Mitchell (59) deflects a pass away Dallas Cowboys tightend David LaFleur (89) during the fourth quarter in New Orleans. Mitchell deflected the ball to teammate Mark Fields (55) who intercepted the pass, sealing the Saints 31-24 victory. On a routine tackle on Sept. 14, 2003, Keith Mitchell wound up flat on his back unable to move. His playing career was over. He had a spinal contusion. Now Mitchell is a certified yoga instructor with more than a decade of experience. He founded the Light It Up Foundation and the KM59 wellness movement that helps children, trauma survivors, first responders and veterans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)
August 17, 2018 - 2:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Mitchell only ever considered himself a football player. It was a label he willingly claimed for so long. When that was ripped away, he was lost. "You don't realize how attached you are to the identity," the former All-Pro linebacker said. "I didn't know myself." He had to...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle La'el Collins, left and running back Ezekiel Elliott, center, listen to yoga instructor Stacey Hickman, right, as the team does some flexibility exercises at NFL football training camp in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)
August 17, 2018 - 2:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Without stretching, New York Giants offensive lineman Chad Wheeler folds his 6-foot-7, 317-pound frame over far enough to place his palms flat on the ground. His knees are straight but not fully locked, because that's poor form, and he can comfortably hold himself there — he's that...
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