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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton throws a pass at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Jacksonville Jaguars are going with another college journeyman and sixth-round draft pick as their backup quarterback. General manager Dave Caldwell and coach Doug Marrone kept rookie Jake Luton to play behind Gardner Minshew as they finalized their 53-man roster Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. They cut veteran Mike Glennon and waived Josh Dobbs. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
September 05, 2020 - 7:01 pm
The theory that NFL teams would go with three quarterbacks to start the pandemic-impacted season took a hit Saturday. Lots of third-stringers were sent packing as the 32 teams got down to the 53-man limit. The season opens Thursday night with Houston at Super Bowl champion Kansas City. Perhaps most...
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Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) stretches during an NFL football training camp practice in Davie, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
September 05, 2020 - 5:15 pm
MIAMI (AP) — NFL cutdown day forced the Miami Dolphins to acknowledge the failure of their Josh Rosen experiment. “This just didn’t work out, and we felt it was best to move on,” coach Brian Flores said Saturday. Miami released Rosen, who was acquired from Arizona in April 2019 for second- and...
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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) laughs with running back Duke Johnson (25) on the sidelines during NFL football training camp Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, Pool)
September 05, 2020 - 12:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson has agreed to a four-year, $160 million contract extension with the Houston Texans. Watson announced the signing on Twitter on Saturday. “As a child growing up in Georgia, it was always my dream to play in the NFL,” Watson wrote in the post. “Today, I couldn’t be more...
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A trainer examines Buffalo Bills running back Taiwan Jones after he took a spill during an NFL football training camp in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (James P. McCoy/The Buffalo News via AP, Pool)
September 04, 2020 - 11:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase probably could've saved some time after a few training camp practices by reading off the names of New York Jets players who weren't nursing injuries. Hamstring pulls, core muscle injuries and banged-up knees. And, plenty more. “I do think we’re not the only ones,” Gase...
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New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton walks to the field for an NFL football training camp practice, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, Pool)
September 03, 2020 - 6:43 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cam Newton is officially the new starting quarterback of the New England Patriots. A person familiar with the situation said Thursday that Newton was announced as the starter during a team meeting. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not...
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson observes during NFL football training camp at the team's practice facility, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)
September 03, 2020 - 5:12 pm
While the NFC East hasn’t had a repeat winner in 16 years, Philadelphia at least has a head start on the concept. The defending division champion is the only team with a repeat head coach in 2020 as Doug Pederson gets ready for his fifth season. Joe Judge is a first-time boss at 38 for the New York...
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FILE - New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) intercepts a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. Butler was an "invited tryout" player who got his chance in May of 2014. Nine months later, his first career interception saved the Super Bowl for the Patriots when he dug inside Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette to pick off Russell Wilson's pass from the 1 with 20 seconds remaining to preserve New England's 28-24 win. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
September 03, 2020 - 2:32 pm
Pro days scuttled. Rookie minicamps wiped out. The NFL's traditional offseason, obliterated. The coronavirus pandemic has made it harder this year for long shots to make their mark and earn an NFL roster spot. “Honestly, I probably wouldn’t be in the NFL if this would’ve happened my rookie year,”...
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September 03, 2020 - 11:55 am
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are bringing back wide receiver Josh Gordon on a one-year deal even as the talented pass catcher awaits reinstatement from the NFL after his latest suspension. Gordon’s signing was confirmed on Twitter by his agent David Canter on Thursday, just two days...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) sits on the bench in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, in Nashville, Tenn. The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived running back Leonard Fournette, a stunning decision that gets the team closer to purging Tom Coughlin's tenure. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
September 02, 2020 - 11:27 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette intends to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are stockpiling playmakers to help Tom Brady be successful with his new team. The former Jacksonville Jaguars running back tweeted an image of himself carrying a football and wearing a Bucs jersey and helmet —long...
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People walk past a poster with the image of Barcelona soccer player Lionel Messi at a F.C. Barcelona store in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Barcelona is banking on a face-to-face meeting with Lionel Messi to try to convince him to stay. Talks with Messi’s father-agent are expected this week in Barcelona but the club also hopes to sit down with the player himself. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
September 02, 2020 - 4:21 pm
Lionel Messi's future at Barcelona looked no closer to being resolved after the first meeting between the player's father and club officials on Wednesday ended without an agreement, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person said club president Josep Bartomeu met...
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