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Jimmy Garoppolo gears up for first home start with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers circled up in their locker room last Sunday moments before taking the field at Houston and Jimmy Garoppolo spoke up to challenge his teammates. ”Play relentless! Be violent!” he demanded. Eli Harold heard the words and they fueled him. Only later did it dawn on the linebacker it had been his starting ...

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Seahawks fortunate they’re not missing more from defense

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The good news for the Seattle Seahawks is that no one on their defense was suspended for the chaos that ensued at the conclusion of their trip to Jacksonville. They still could be significantly undermanned heading into the most important game of the regular season to date. The Seahawks might be down as many as five starters ...

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Petty ready for latest shot as Jets’ starting QB

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Bryce Petty is getting another chance to prove to the New York Jets that he can be their quarterback of the future. He’s their man under center right now, at the very least, and will make his fifth NFL start Sunday against the Saints in New Orleans. With Josh McCown out for the final three games ...

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Improved offense has helped turn around Chargers season

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) This was hardly forecast for the Chargers, not after they started their first season back in Los Angeles at 0-4. Yet here they are, on an unexpected roll, winners of seven of their past nine and heading into a Saturday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs with the AFC West lead on the line. ”These ...

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Kamara among Saints regulars back, but some still missing

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Rookie running back Alvin Kamara and several other recently injured Saints returned to practice Wednesday, providing New Orleans hope of getting back several regulars as the club tries to hold on to a slim lead atop the NFC South. Kamara, safety Kenny Vaccaro and utility offensive lineman Senio Kelemete – who were among six Saints players knocked ...

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Packers’ Rodgers says he’s been medically cleared to return

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Aaron Rodgers has been ”medically cleared to return” to action after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone, the Green Bay Packers quarterback announced on Instagram Tuesday night. Rodgers was hurt during a loss to Minnesota on Oct. 15 and had surgery four days later. He returned to practice on Dec. 2 and is eligible ...

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Packers’ Rodgers says he’s been medically cleared to play

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers has been “medically cleared to return” to action after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone, the Green Bay Packers quarterback announced on Instagram Tuesday night. Rodgers was hurt during a loss to Minnesota on Oct. 15 and had surgery four days later. He returned to practice on Dec. 2 and is eligible ...

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