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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Brandon Brooks (79) sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. Brooks said pressure of trying to live up to a new contract led to an anxiety attack that forced him out of the Philadelphia Eagles’ game last Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Brooks has dealt with anxiety for several years but has started 50 straight games, including the playoffs. But he recently signed a four-year, $54.2 million contract and it weighed on his mind. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
November 26, 2019 - 10:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Brooks said pressure of trying to live up to a new contract led to an anxiety attack that forced him out of the Philadelphia Eagles’ game last Sunday. Brooks has dealt with anxiety for several years but has started 50 straight games,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2013, file photo, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, left, greets Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh after the Ravens defeated the 49ers 34-31 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
November 26, 2019 - 1:08 pm
The Baltimore Ravens were on their way to a Super Bowl blowout when things really got dark. Literally. Super Bowl 47 between the Ravens and San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 3, 2013, was pegged as the first between head coaches who were brothers. Jim Harbaugh stood on the San Francisco sideline and John...
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November 26, 2019 - 8:51 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Thanksgiving pickup football games are the latest to be touched by sports betting. Bookmaker William Hill US has a formula to generate point spreads on the games families and friends play in backyards or public parks on the morning of the holiday. Someone on your team...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2013, file photo, then-Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano reacts on the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. Greg Schiano is coming back to Rutgers. Athletic director Pat Hobbs announced Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 the university and Schiano have reached a contract agreement, a week after talks to bring back the 53-year-old former Scarlet Knights head coach fell apart. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)
November 25, 2019 - 7:15 pm
The failure of Rutgers to put the finishing touches on a contract agreement with Greg Schiano has reopened the search for a football coach and left many Scarlet Knights fans unhappy that the onetime program builder won’t be returning. Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed during a 2010 game while playing...
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Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore (20) walks off the field after the Bills beat the Denver Broncos 20-3 in an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
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November 24, 2019 - 7:59 pm
The Latest on Week 12 in the NFL (all times EST): 7:50 p.m. Frank Gore recalls the doubters suggesting he wasn’t supposed to last two years in the NFL after tearing both his knees at college. Fifteen years later, Gore’s still going. With 65 yards rushing in a Buffalo’s 20-3 win over Denver on...
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Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick participates in a workout for NFL football scouts and media, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Riverdale, Ga. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
November 24, 2019 - 12:38 pm
A week after Colin Kaepernick’s NFL workout fell apart, disagreements and distrust about it remain on issues such as its timing, who was invited and who could film the quarterback. In conversations with The Associated Press, representatives from both sides blamed each other for what went wrong on...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) passes against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
November 23, 2019 - 5:23 pm
Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers refuse to look too far ahead on their schedule. Especially this week while staring at a showdown with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The thing is, though, this matchup could go a long way in helping determine the teams’ seeding when the playoffs...
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Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Michael Bennett (79) rushes as Minnesota Vikings tight end Tyler Conklin (83) blocks during the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
November 22, 2019 - 5:57 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive lineman Michael Bennett walked away from his brief stint in New England with an appreciation for Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. As for the trade that brought him to the Cowboys almost as soon as Bennett returned from a one-game...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay, center, is tackled by Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, left, during the second half of NFL football game, in Denver. While Myles Garrett serves his indefinite NFL suspension for hitting Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a swung helmet, the Cleveland Browns have to find someone to hold down the star defensive end’s spot. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
November 22, 2019 - 3:18 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry called the NFL for two penalties — false start and illegal procedure in its handling of Myles Garrett’s suspension. “It was not fair to Myles,” Landry said. Garrett was banned indefinitely by the league for striking Steelers quarterback Mason...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2006, file photo, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue responds to question at a news conference at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. NFL team owners knew in 1989 they needed a leader who was going to bring the league out of the dark decade of the 1980s, when litigation, labor troubles and stagnant TV ratings dramatically slowed the growth of the league and hastened Pete Rozelle's departure. They chose Tagliabue. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
November 22, 2019 - 12:09 pm
The NFL needed a change. And team owners knew one thing in 1989 when they sought a successor to Pete Rozelle: They wanted a commissioner who was going to bring the league out of the dark decade of the 1980s, when litigation, labor troubles and stagnant TV ratings dramatically slowed the growth of...
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