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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) walks off the field as time runs out in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Roethlisberger's season is over. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback will undergo surgery on his right elbow and be placed on injured reserve, ending the 37-year-old's 16th season just two weeks in. Roethlisberger injured the arm late in the second quarter of Sunday's 28-26 loss to Seattle. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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September 16, 2019 - 5:41 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger likes to point out that he's played through the end of every contract he's ever signed. It's tangible proof of the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback's commitment both to the game itself and the franchise he's led to a pair of Super Bowl titles. That...
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The New England Patriots unveil a sixth banner, right, commemorating the team's Super Bowl 53 victory before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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September 08, 2019 - 9:07 pm
The Latest on NFL Week 1 (all times EDT): 9 p.m. The New England Patriots have unveiled their sixth Super Bowl banner. In a ceremony before Sunday's season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Patriots turned the field into a video screen for highlights of the NFL title game. Players from...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) runs after a catch during their NFL training camp football practice in Flowery Branch, Ga. For Julio Jones, it's just business as usual _ even as he closes in on a huge new contract with the Atlanta Falcons. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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September 07, 2019 - 5:11 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — One day before the season opener, Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones got his long-awaited contract extension Saturday, agreeing to a three-year, $66 million deal. The extension is nearly fully guaranteed when he signs. It locks in Jones through the 2023 season and...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett (7) and Chad Kelly warm up for the team's FL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
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September 02, 2019 - 7:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts sorted out their quarterback situation Monday. Jacoby Brissett will be the starter for the foreseeable future and Brian Hoyer will become Brissett's backup. A little more than a week after Andrew Luck's abrupt retirement upended Indy's long-term plans, a...
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FILE- In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) rushes during the NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Two people with knowledge of the deal say the Seattle Seahawks are on the verge of acquiring Clowney from the Texans. Such a move would bolster one of Seattle's biggest needs heading into the season. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal is still pending a physical and had not been completed. Seattle reportedly is sending a third-round pick and two players back to Houston. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
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August 31, 2019 - 1:20 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are on the verge of acquiring standout pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney from the Houston Texans, two people with knowledge of the deal said Saturday. Such a move would bolster one of Seattle's biggest needs heading into the season. The people spoke to The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott pushes off Los Angeles Rams inside linebacker Cory Littleton during the first half in an NFL divisional football playoff game in Los Angeles. Elliott's holdout clouds the expectations for a franchise longing to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since the last of five championships nearly 25 years ago. The Cowboys have a fourth-year quarterback already with two NFC East titles in Dak Prescott, a receiver ready to show what a full season looks like in Amari Cooper and a defense with an established star in pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence and two emerging ones in linebackers Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
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August 30, 2019 - 3:26 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he's operating under the assumption that Ezekiel Elliott will miss regular-season games because of a holdout, but doesn't think his star running back will be absent for all of them. The Cowboys passed the most significant benchmark in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown talks to reporters in the locker room in Florham Park, N.J. McCown's retirement lasted two months. The Philadelphia Eagles signed the 40-year-old quarterback to a one-year deal on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. He is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 18, 2019 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh McCown was talking to reporters when Alshon Jeffery stepped up on a chair, hit record on his phone and asked the newest Philadelphia Eagles quarterback a question. "How's No. 17 as a basketball player?" Jeffery inquired. McCown, who played a lot of hoops with Jeffery when...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell speaks to reporters after a practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J. Bell was in fifth grade when he realized he couldn't shake music from his mind. “That's when I really realized I loved music,” the star running back recalled in an interview with The Associated Press in the players' lobby in the New York Jets' facility. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 14, 2019 - 4:10 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell was in fifth grade when he simply couldn't shake music from his mind. The creative beats. The grooving basslines. The raw lyrics. He was hooked on it all, just like football. "That's when I really realized I loved music," the star running back recalled in an...
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Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones, left, talks with actor Jamie Foxx, right, at the NFL football team's training camp in Oxnard, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
August 02, 2019 - 3:16 am
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott's contract holdout doesn't have Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones worried about a resolution or a timeline. At least that's the message Jones is offering about trying to get a deal done with his missing two-time NFL rushing champion. "When have I ever not done...
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In this Nov. 4, 2018 photo Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil (67) runs onto the field before the start of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Charlotte, N.C. Kalil has surprisingly come out of retirement to join the New York Jets. The 34-year-old Kalil and the Jets agreed to terms on a deal Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. He will have to pass a physical before signing his contract and making it official. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
August 01, 2019 - 5:12 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Kalil wasn't done playing football, after all. The five-time Pro Bowl center snapped out of retirement Thursday and agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the New York Jets. The 34-year-old Kalil, who started every game last season for Carolina after playing just six...
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