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FILE - In this July 23, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, left, runs a drill during NFL football practice at the team's headquarters in Owings Mills, Md. Jackson played well at minicamp in the spring, and the first-round pick continues to impress this summer. He’s not about to unseat 10-year veteran Joe Flacco, who’s assured the starting job, but the fleet-footed newcomer has turned more than a few heads with his ability to escape a collapsing pocket and sprint downfield. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 28, 2018 - 2:15 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Heisman Trophy that Lamar Jackson earned as a 19-year-old and the 119 touchdowns he produced at Louisville don't carry any weight at his first NFL training camp. Just like all the other Baltimore Ravens rookies, Jackson has to prove he can make the transition to the pro game...
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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank watches an NFL football training camp practice in Flowery Branch, Ga., Friday, July 27, 2018. Blank believes players should have the right to speak out on important issues even though he is not expecting national anthem protests from his players this season. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
July 27, 2018 - 11:00 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank believes players should have the right to speak out on important issues even though he isn't expecting his players to protest during the national anthem this season. Blank says just like last season, Falcons players have been asked to...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott takes questions from the media after the morning walk through practice during NFL training camp, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
July 27, 2018 - 10:32 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dak Prescott's best test yet as the new face of the Cowboys came two days after owner Jerry Jones once again declared that all Dallas players will stand for the national anthem and even said they wouldn't be afforded the alternative of staying in the locker room. The star...
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Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (50) fist bumps teammate linebacker Jaylon Smith, right, during NFL training camp, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
July 27, 2018 - 10:19 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee fired back at free agent receiver Dez Bryant after his former teammate called him a "snake" on Twitter while suggesting Lee played a role in the club's decision to release its career leader in touchdown catches. Lee said Friday he "did butt...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterbacks Sam Darnold (14), Josh McCown (15) and Teddy Bridgewater (5) practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J. Assistant quarterbacks coach Mick Lombardi is at left. McCown, Bridgewater and rookie Darnold will highlight a competition that could go a long way in setting the tone for this season _ and beyond. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 27, 2018 - 2:28 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — There was no sign of Sam Darnold as the New York Jets opened training camp. The No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft officially became a contract holdout when the team began its first practice of the summer Friday without its prized rookie quarterback. Darnold joins Chicago...
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Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel answers questions during a news conference, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn., the day before NFL football training camp begins. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
July 27, 2018 - 2:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans and Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker have agreed to a two-year extension keeping him under contract through the 2020 season. The Titans announced the deal Friday, hours after signing Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan to a five-year contract. Walker has...
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones walks off the field following an NFL football training camp practice in Flowery Branch, Ga., Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
July 27, 2018 - 2:23 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Julio Jones insists his status for the Atlanta Falcons' training camp was never in doubt. Jones, the five-time Pro Bowl receiver, was back for the start of training camp Friday after missing a mandatory minicamp in June while asking that his contract be reworked. Jones...
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July 27, 2018 - 7:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is congratulating Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys football team, for saying his players will be required to stand for the playing of the national anthem. Trump writes: "Way to go Jerry. This is what the league should do!" Jones was the first...
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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy speaks to the media at the NFL football team's training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
July 26, 2018 - 8:46 pm
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy had no doubts he'd be allowed to report for the start of Bills training camp after the running back was accused of bloodying his ex-girlfriend two weeks ago. And McCoy on Thursday also said he's confident he'll be playing in Buffalo's season opener at Baltimore...
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Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer leaves a new conference, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at the NFL football team's complex in Eagan, Minn, after he addressed the media on the loss of his longtime associate and friend offensive line coach Tony Sparano, who died on Sunday of a heart condition. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
July 25, 2018 - 5:22 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The football field was Tony Sparano's element, just like the coaching peers he left behind. Walking in the freshly cut, bright green grass on Wednesday while directing the Minnesota Vikings through their first practice of training camp was, naturally, the best place for Mike...
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