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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, talks with field judge Michael Banks (72) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, in Baltimore. The NFL's 100th season has not been worth celebrating even if the history of the league is.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
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November 05, 2019 - 4:18 pm
The NFL's 100th season has not been worth celebrating even if the history of the league is. Several teams are tanking, penalties are wrecking the flow of games, some of the biggest stars have been sidelined, the new pass interference rule appears to have been adapted only to quiet the uproar that...
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Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) scores a touchdown past Houston Texans cornerback Gareon Conley (22) after a catch during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
November 05, 2019 - 2:44 am
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Darren Waller was toiling away on the practice squad in Baltimore last November when the Oakland Raiders were intrigued enough by the athleticism they saw during pregame warmups to sign him away from the Ravens. Now a player who was bagging groceries two years ago while...
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Chicago Bears' Mitchell Trubisky (10) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles' Derek Barnett (96) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 04, 2019 - 2:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Finding a franchise quarterback is a tough job that often defines the career of a personnel boss in the NFL. In Philadelphia, general manager Howie Roseman is praised for landing Carson Wentz after trading up twice to secure the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL draft. Wentz led the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams stands on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla. A person with knowledge of the situation says Williams has reported to the Redskins, ending his holdout. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, because the team had not announced Williams’ return. He can be kept off the 53-man roster for up to three weeks after reporting.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
November 03, 2019 - 12:13 pm
The NFL Players Association came to the defense of Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams by accusing the NFL Network of using misinformation in an attempt to tarnish the player's reputation. The NFLPA posted a statement on its Twitter account backing Williams and saying it will consider taking...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2019 file photo John Elway, general manager of the Denver Broncos, speaks during a news conference at the NFL team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. Broncos general manager John Elway hasn’t been able to find a worthy successor to Peyton Manning in the four years since his retirement. Elway declared last summer he finally felt good about his QB situation after trading for Joe Flacco and drafting Drew Lock. But Flacco is on IR with a neck injury and Lock has been on IR all year with a sprained thumb and won’t return to practice for a couple of more weeks. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 02, 2019 - 2:09 pm
DENVER (AP) — With Joe Flacco joining Drew Lock on injured reserve, the Broncos head into Sunday's game against the Browns with two quarterbacks, Brandon Allen and Brett Rypien, who haven't thrown a single pass in the NFL. Allen is a 27-year-old, fourth-year pro from Arkansas who becomes Denver's...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
November 02, 2019 - 1:54 pm
Lamar Jackson is off to a sensational start with his arm and his legs, putting up eye-popping numbers in his second NFL season. The Baltimore quarterback knows he has a long way to go, though, to become great. He'll see Exhibit A on the other sideline when the Ravens host Tom Brady and the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 1968, file photo, Paul Brown, president of the New Cincinnati Bengals of the American Football League, is trying to select the design of helmets in Cincinnati, to be worn by his team when it starts play in the league. Brown, the innovative coach and powerful team owner who brought dozens of improvements to the sport, has been voted pro football’s greatest game changer. (AP Photo/File)
November 01, 2019 - 10:18 pm
Paul Brown's influence on professional football has been felt for decades. He is as responsible as anyone for making it America's most popular sport. The innovative coach and powerful team owner has been voted the NFL's greatest game changer. A nationwide panel of 57 media members selected the...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco (5) hangs his head as back-up quarterback Brandon Allen looks on during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Denver. It took Allen four seasons and three different teams to get his shot at starting in the NFL. The fourth-year pro is taking over with Flacco sidelined by a herniated disk in his neck. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
November 01, 2019 - 6:30 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Joe Flacco's Denver debut lasted half a season. The Broncos placed the veteran quarterback they acquired from Baltimore on injured reserve Friday and promoted rookie QB Brett Rypien from their practice squad to back up new starter Brandon Allen. Coach Vic Fangio said even...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams celebrates after sacking Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the New York Jets have traded Williams to the Giants for a third-round draft pick next year and a fifth-rounder in 2021.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
November 01, 2019 - 5:04 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants want to sign recently acquired defensive lineman Leonard Williams to a multiyear deal before his contract runs out at the end of the season. General manager Dave Gettleman disclosed the plans in a letter sent to season tickets holders Thursday and...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick leaves the field after the Patriots defeated the Cleveland Browns 27-13 in an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. It was Belichick's 300th victory as an NFL head coach. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 01, 2019 - 2:38 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — As far as Patriots coach Bill Belichick is concerned, Josh Gordon's tenure with the Patriots is all in the past. Asked Friday why the team chose to release the oft-suspended receiver just a week after placing him on injured reserve with knee and ankle injuries, Belichick...
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