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Packers place QB Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers placed Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve Friday after the quarterback had surgery on his broken collarbone. Rodgers would be eligible to return from injured reserve after eight weeks and able to return to practice after six weeks. But coach Mike McCarthy has said that there is no timeline for Rodgers’ return, and ...

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Packers’ Rodgers gives thumbs up from hospital bed

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says in a post on social media that surgery went well on his broken collarbone. Rodgers posted an Instagram message early Friday thanking well-wishers for their “love, support, thoughts and prayers” in a photo of himself in a hospital bed. Rodgers gives a “hang loose” sign with his left hand, ...

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Saints Ramczyk quickly adjust to protecting Brees’ blindside

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Ryan Ramczyk wasn’t expecting to be thrust into the role of protecting Drew Brees’ blindside. He has moved up and down the Saints offensive line, and they have needed all of Ramczyk’s versatility. New Orleans selected the Wisconsin tackle with the final pick of the first round in the NFL draft nearly six months ago. The ...

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Raiders Marshawn Lynch ejected for pushing official

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected Thursday night after shoving an official when he ran onto the field during a scuffle against the Kansas City Chiefs. It all started when Oakland quarterback Derek Carr was hit late on a run by Kansas City’s Marcus Peters midway through the second quarter. Raiders offensive linemen Kelechi Osemele ...

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston expected to take all practice snaps Friday

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston says his injured right shoulder is “getting better every single day,” however the Tampa Bay quarterback still isn’t throwing in practice. The Buccaneers decided against the third-year pro testing his arm Thursday, saying Winston instead will work with the first-team offense on Friday. “We made a decision to hold him another day from throwing. ...

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