NFL football

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) answers questions at a post-game meeting with reporters following a 29-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are beginning preparations for their Week 1 opener against Cleveland without All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell. Bell did not arrive at the team's facility in time for practice on Monday and has yet to sign his one-year franchise tender, leaving his status for Sunday's visit to the Browns in doubt. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich, File)
September 03, 2018 - 2:57 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed all summer the need to avoid the kind of off-the-field distractions they couldn't seem to shake in 2017. So much for that. While the two-time defending AFC North champions hit the practice field on Monday to prepare for their Week 1 opener in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles throws during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland. Eagles coach Doug Pederson says Nick Foles will start against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. Pederson made the announcement on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, one day after a testy exchange with reporters in which he insisted he wanted to wait. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, Fle)
September 03, 2018 - 12:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles coach Doug Pederson says Nick Foles will start against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. Pederson made the announcement on Monday, one day after a testy exchange with reporters in which he insisted he wanted to wait. "In the best interest of everything about the...
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September 03, 2018 - 8:54 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have named Nathan Peterman their starting quarterback in a job the second-year player is expected to hold until rookie first-round pick Josh Allen is deemed ready. The Bills made the announcement on their Twitter account before practice Monday morning as...
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) rushes against the Indianapolis Colts during an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. The Chicago Bears have acquired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in a massive trade that sends two first-round draft picks to Oakland. A person with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that Oakland will get first-round selections in 2019 and 2020, a sixth-rounder next year and a third-rounder in 2020. Oakland also included its second-round selection in 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 02, 2018 - 9:37 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden didn't mince words. As excited as he was to coach Khalil Mack in his second stint with Oakland, Gruden believes the right move ultimately was to trade Mack to give the Raiders the draft picks and salary cap room needed to rebuild a depleted roster. "It wasn't my...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch takes part in drills at NFL football training camp in Englewood, Colo. John Elway cut ties with his biggest draft bust Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, when he waived quarterback Paxton Lynch less than 24 hours after including him on the Denver Broncos’ 53-man roster. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 02, 2018 - 5:14 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway cut ties with his biggest draft bust Sunday when he waived quarterback Paxton Lynch less than 24 hours after including him on the Denver Broncos' 53-man roster. Lynch was jettisoned after the Broncos were awarded fellow third-year quarterback Kevin Hogan off...
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) greets fans before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. Gates has re-signed with the Los Angeles Chargers for his 16th season. The Chargers announced a one-year deal Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, with Gates, the leading receiver in franchise history. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
September 02, 2018 - 5:13 pm
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers aren't ready to say farewell to Antonio Gates after all. Four months after the Chargers bade a public goodbye to the leading receiver in franchise history, Gates returned to the team on Sunday, one week before the start of his 16th season. The 38-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and coach Doug Pederson talk during practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Philadelphia. Wentz is one of several key players who missed Philadelphia's playoff run and are returning from injuries. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
September 02, 2018 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz still hasn't been medically cleared for contact, though Eagles coach Doug Pederson won't rule out the quarterback for the season opener against Atlanta on Thursday night. Pederson again told reporters in a testy exchange Sunday that he doesn't want to publicly...
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Notre Dame linebacker Te'von Coney (4) celebrates recovering a fumble by Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson (2) in the second half of an NCAA football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. Notre Dame won 24-17. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 02, 2018 - 1:27 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Michigan-Notre Dame series returned after a three-year hiatus and the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish became the latest rival to get the best of Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines. Brandon Wimbush connected on a long touchdown pass to help Notre Dame jump out to a big first-half lead...
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September 01, 2018 - 11:00 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's mobile sports betting market is getting bigger as football season gets closer. The American affiliate of a major British bookmaker and a fantasy sports titan began offering mobile sports betting in New Jersey on Saturday night, joining that state's rapidly...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron (10) celebrates a game-winning touchdown throw against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Chicago, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 01, 2018 - 9:08 pm
RG3 is staying put while AJ is switching coasts. Robert Griffin III, the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year whose career has been disrupted by injuries since that season, remained with Baltimore as the Ravens cut their roster to the league maximum of 53 on Saturday. He'll likely be the third-...
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