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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Kamalei Correa (51) runs after an interception against the Chicago Bears during the first half at the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 03, 2018 - 12:29 am
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The goals were to let the backups play and learn, and to be inspired. Missions accomplished. The Ravens and Bears honored their great linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher with some defense to make them proud in the Hall of Fame game that opened the NFL's preseason Thursday...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2018, file photo, Tennessee Titans defensive back Johnathan Cyprien runs a drill during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. Cyprien will miss the season with a torn left ACL, and coach Mike Vrabel says veteran Eric Reid is among the safeties the Titans want to look at for a potential replacement. Cyprien left practice Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, after grabbing at his left knee. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
August 02, 2018 - 8:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will be working out veteran safety Eric Reid in their search for a potential replacement after losing Johnathan Cyprien for the season with a torn left ACL, according to a person familiar with the visit. Reid will work out for the Titans on Friday, a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Papa John's founder and CEO John Schnatter attends a meeting in Louisville, Ky. Schnatter says the pizza chain needs him back as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur last month. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
August 02, 2018 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of Papa John's says the pizza chain does well with him as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur. John Schnatter told The Associated Press that he believes he can...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, left, throws while quarterback Josh McCown looks on during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 01, 2018 - 8:23 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold huddled up with his team-issued tablet to keep on top of the New York Jets' offense during his brief contract holdout. The rookie quarterback missed the first three practices of training camp while his representatives ironed out details of his four-year, $30.5...
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FILE - This Oct. 15, 2015, file photo shows the exterior of Harrah's Resort Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J. Harrah’s casino plans to start taking sports bets at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, two days after its sister property, Bally’s, did. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
August 01, 2018 - 1:58 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Frank Sinatra impersonator asked Luck to be a lady as he bet on the New York Yankees on Wednesday and an Elvis impersonator thanked the clerk very much for handing him a similar bet slip as Harrah's became the fourth Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting. The...
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In this Jan. 14, 2018, photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) stands with teammate Terence Newman (23) following their win over New Orleans Saints in an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis. A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that Diggs has agreed on a five-year contract extension, moving the star of the "Minneapolis Miracle" into the NFL's top 10 highest-paid players at his position. The new deal was reached on Tuesday, July 31. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 31, 2018 - 8:58 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have secured yet another core player with a long-term contract, signing wide receiver Stefon Diggs to a five-year extension and moving the star of the "Minneapolis Miracle" pass into the NFL's top 10 highest-paid players at his position. Diggs has yet to...
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July 30, 2018 - 2:16 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed Sam Darnold to a four-year, $30.25 million deal, ending the rookie quarterback's contract holdout. Darnold missed the first three days of training camp practice while his representatives and the team worked out the details of his contract. The...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson (18) makes a catch during NFL football practice in Ashburn, Va. An Achilles Tendon MRI for Washington Redskins receiver Josh Doctson seemed like reason for alarm. Instead, it was a chance to show the 2016 first-round pick is healthy again and able to make the next step to being a dynamic piece of the offense. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
July 30, 2018 - 12:17 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An NFL player doesn't get an MRI just for fun, so Josh Doctson undergoing one seemed problematic. Even though Doctson played every game last season, the memories of Achilles tendon injuries almost entirely wiping out the 2016 first-round pick's rookie year are fresh. But he and...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) runs out of the facility during practice at NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
July 28, 2018 - 2:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz lunged to his right and then backpedaled to avoid a rush. After darting forward again, he quickly rolled to his right and took off down the sideline at full speed. The only reminder Saturday that the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was returning from knee surgery...
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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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