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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady fades back to pass during the team's NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 28, 2018 - 1:12 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady says it's "ridiculous" for anyone to suggest the drug-policy suspension of Patriots receiver Julian Edelman's is related to the quarterback's personal health coach. The questions about coach Alex Guerrero on Saturday prompted Brady to abruptly end his first media...
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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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New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown, left, talks with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as they stretch during NFL football training camp, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 27, 2018 - 6:56 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 draft pick officially became a contract holdout when the team began its first practice of the summer Friday without its prized rookie quarterback. "He's not here," coach Todd...
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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, left, takes a handoff during a drill at NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 27, 2018 - 3:55 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Saquon Barkley is everything the New York Giants expected, and then some. The running back from Penn State who was the second overall pick in the draft is humble, immensely skilled, inquisitive and quite possibly the most popular guy on the team in terms of fan interest...
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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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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 26, 2018 - 6:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wearing a brace around his surgically repaired left knee, Carson Wentz participated in all of the Philadelphia Eagles' first training camp practice Thursday. About seven months and two weeks removed from tearing two knee ligaments in a December game against the Rams, Wentz took...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones waits on the snap during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Jones will be in training camp for the Falcons. Less than 24 hours before players are required to report, general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the two sides reached an agreement to renegotiate Jones’ contract in 2019. That was apparently good enough to get a commitment from the star receiver to be in camp by Thursday’s 4 p.m. deadline. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 26, 2018 - 1:04 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Jones will report to training camp with the Atlanta Falcons, the team said late Wednesday after reaching an agreement to renegotiate the star receiver's contract next year. General manager Thomas Dimitroff announced the compromise about 16 hours ahead of Thursday's 4 p.m...
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