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FILE - In this July 30, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams (43) goes through drills during NFL football training camp in Metairie, La. New Orleans is counting on Williams, a 2017 second-round draft choice, to build on a largely promising rookie campaign that helped solidify the Saints’ secondary and propel the club back to the playoffs for the first time in four years. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
August 11, 2018 - 6:58 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints can only hope safety Marcus Williams' recent refusal to discuss the last play of last season isn't a sign of mental fragility. New Orleans is counting on Williams, a 2017 second-round draft choice , to build on a largely promising rookie campaign that...
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Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden reacts during the first half of the team's NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
August 11, 2018 - 2:57 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden jawed at the officials, worked closely with the quarterbacks and was once again adored by the Oakland Raiders fans. It was as if he had never left the Coliseum. Jon Gruden was a winner in his return to the sideline for Oakland when the Raiders got a touchdown pass...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 11, 2018 - 12:31 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold jogged onto the field for his NFL debut and was greeted by butterflies in his stomach and cheers in the stands. The anxiety quickly faded. The buzz only got louder. Darnold sparkled in his NFL debut and made a strong initial case to win the Jets' starting...
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Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 10, 2018 - 8:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While the NFL continues discussions with the players' union regarding a national anthem policy, players who demonstrate are emphasizing they are protesting social injustice, racial inequality and systematic oppression. They are not against the country, military, flag or "The...
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Pittsburgh Steelers' Damoun Patterson, right, catches a touchdown pass next to Philadelphia Eagles' Rasul Douglas during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 10, 2018 - 7:16 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Landry Jones, Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph can do the math. The Pittsburgh Steelers have four quarterbacks in training camp. They'll carry three at most into the regular season. Translation: one of them will be out of a job when rosters are trimmed to 53 on Sept 1. The goal over...
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August 10, 2018 - 5:51 pm
The woman whose face was bloodied in a home invasion at a home owned by Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says her injuries are healing, though she is still having emotional difficulty dealing with what happened a month ago. Delicia Cordon wrote, "mentally, is still a battle," in posting a...
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Pittsburgh Steelers' Mason Rudolph in action during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Philadelphia. No investigation or federal case needed this time. The NFL says a bad football used in a preseason game Thursday night was simply defective. The league said in a statement Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, that a ball was removed from play during the third quarter of the Steelers-Eagles game in Philadelphia and will be sent back to manufacturer Wilson for review. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
August 10, 2018 - 2:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No investigation or federal case needed this time. The NFL says a bad football used in a preseason game Thursday night was simply defective. The league said in a statement Friday that a ball was removed from play during the third quarter of the Steelers-Eagles game in...
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Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice, center, receives attention on the field after an injury during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 10, 2018 - 2:52 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins rookie running back Derrius Guice is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee. Guice was injured in Washington's preseason opener at New England on Thursday night. The team announced the prognosis Friday following an MRI, saying Guice should...
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August 10, 2018 - 10:54 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is once again lashing out at football players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. Trump claimed on Twitter Friday that "most of them are unable to define" what they're demonstrating against. Instead, Trump tweets players should "Be happy, be...
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Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 10, 2018 - 3:30 am
Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night. In Philadelphia, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De'Vante Bausby raised their fists during the anthem, and defensive end Chris Long placed his arm around Jenkins' shoulder...
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