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Seahawks rookie WR Metcalf to have minor knee surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf will have minor knee surgery in an early setback for an offense counting on the second-round draft pick. Metcalf was held out of Sunday’s preseason game at Minnesota, and coach Pete Carroll said the rookie from Mississippi probably would have a procedure on Tuesday. The injury was discovered earlier this week, ...

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Hill rallies Saints to 19-17 victory over Chargers

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Taysom Hill has been the quintessential all-purpose player the past two seasons. On Sunday, he showed again what makes him such a valuable weapon for the New Orleans Saints. Hill had 191 yards of offense and directed three second-half scoring drives to help the Saints rally for a 19-17 preseason victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. ...

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Gase: Bell won’t make Jets debut until regular season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Le’Veon Bell will have to wait a little longer for his debut with the New York Jets. Coach Adam Gase announced Sunday night that the star running back will be held out of the team’s final two preseason games. “I was about 99% sure heading into the preseason,” Gase said after the Jets’ practice at ...

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Rodgers held out of preseason game with back tightness

BALTIMORE (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be held out of Thursday night’s preseason game against the Ravens because of back tightness. The Packers made the announcement on Twitter , saying the decision to keep him on the sideline “is precautionary.” Rodgers was poised to play the first game since sustaining a concussion in the season finale ...

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Colts lose receiver with ‘severe’ ankle injury as camp ends

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts receiver Daurice Fountain turned his career around with a terrific training camp. Now he’s dealing with another major obstacle. The promising second-year player suffered a “significant” left ankle injury that prompted teammates and Cleveland Browns players to take a knee in prayer Thursday during the teams’ second and final joint workout. “He’s at the ...

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Close friends Brees and Rivers get to share practice field

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers and Drew Brees have not been teammates since 2005 but the bond between the two still remains strong. The quarterbacks are sharing a field as the Los Angeles Chargers host the New Orleans Saints for practices for the third straight year. The two teams will work out again Friday before their second preseason ...

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