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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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Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Josh Oliver, top right, cannot make a reception as he is hit by New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
October 30, 2019 - 9:45 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jamal Adams stepped into Joe Douglas' office last Friday and told the New York Jets general manager he was exactly where he wants to be. Now, and in the future. He told coach Adam Gase the same thing. But just a few days later, it appears the frustrated safety and the...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield drops back to pass against the New England Patriots in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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October 30, 2019 - 7:43 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield's frustration finally boiled over. The losing is beating him. Annoyed with a reporter's line of questioning about a drive at the end of the first half in last week's loss at New England, the Browns fiery quarterback abruptly ended his weekly interview session on...
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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, top, is sacked by Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at Wembley Stadium in London. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
October 29, 2019 - 5:21 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — With no wins at the season's midpoint, the Bengals figured it was time to end Andy Dalton's tenure and see if rookie Ryan Finley is their quarterback of the future. Coach Zac Taylor decided Tuesday to bench Dalton, ending his nine-season run as a starter. The move came two days...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) sets up to block in front of Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, 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)
October 29, 2019 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trent Williams is back with the Redskins after not being traded. A person with knowledge of the situation says Washington's starting left tackle has reported, ending his lengthy holdout. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team...
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October 29, 2019 - 2:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have traded injured cornerback Aqib Talib and a fifth-round pick to the Miami Dolphins for an undisclosed future draft choice. The Rams on Tuesday confirmed the deal first reported by ESPN. Talib is on injured reserve with a rib injury, and the veteran...
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October 28, 2019 - 11:02 pm
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers fired offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt on Monday night, shaking up the coaching staff after a disappointing first half of the season. Coach Anthony Lynn said in a statement that it was not an easy decision to let go of Whisenhunt, but that he...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo New York Jets' Leonard Williams warms-up before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in East Rutherford, N.J. 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/Adam Hunger, File)
October 28, 2019 - 10:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Cat is joining Big Blue. The New York Jets traded defensive lineman Leonard Williams to the Giants on Monday for a third-round draft pick next year and a fifth-rounder in 2021, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. Williams was the No. 6 overall pick by...
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