NFL

Heisman favorite Mayfield is unconventional NFL prospect

NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield is in many ways the perfect college football player: Good enough to play at an elite level, but because he is not an ideal NFL prospect, he stuck around long enough to lead Oklahoma to three Big 12 championships and two playoff appearances. Mayfield is the clear favorite to win the Heisman Trophy on ...

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Top NFL rookies (Kamara) and biggest disappointments (Ross)

Alvin Kamara and Marshon Lattimore give the New Orleans Saints a chance to become the first team in 50 years to collect NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in the same season. The only time it ever happened? When Mel Farr and Lem Barney of the 1967 Detroit Lions did it. Kamara, a running back, and Lattimore, ...

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Chiefs’ Peters fined $24,309 for penalty flag toss

NEW YORK (AP) Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters was fined $24,309 by the NFL on Friday for throwing a penalty flag into the stands against the New York Jets. Peters also was suspended one game by Chiefs coach Andy Reid earlier in the week for his antics last Sunday in the 38-31 loss. During the Jets’ go-ahead drive in ...

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Eagles’ Cox, Rams’ Donald are among NFL’s best on D-line

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Jared Goff and Carson Wentz will command the entire NFL’s attention during their first head-to-head matchup when the Los Angeles Rams host the Philadelphia Eagles. As for those two quarterbacks themselves, they’ll be paying a whole lot more attention to the two elite defensive tackles trying to clobber them. Los Angeles’ Aaron Donald and Philadelphia’s Fletcher Cox ...

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Savage looks to limit mistakes as Texans host 49ers

HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Savage threw for a career-high 365 yards last week before the Houston Texans were once again done in by one of his turnovers in a loss to the Tennessee Titans. The latest error left Savage searching for a way to limit his mistakes as the Texans (4-8) prepare to host the San Francisco 49ers (2-10) on ...

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Ugly times in NFL: Brawls, dirty hits, malicious moves

Maybe the public address announcer at NFL stadiums is a job for Michael Buffer these days. You know: ”Let’s get ready to rumble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Unfortunately, what goes on inside the boxing ring might be safer than what we saw the last few weeks on the football field. Article continues below … Brawls. Dirty hits.Malicious moves . Targeting. Launching . Nauseating. ”The ...

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Formerly injured Packers players vie for ‘Rehab Chain’

The Green Bay Packers have their own piece of jewelry that goes to a standout player. It’s not nearly as glitzy as the “Turnover Chain” worn by Miami Hurricanes’ football players. The Packers’ “Rehab Chain” consists of the word “rehab” printed in bold letters on a piece of cardboard, attached to a piece of white ribbon. Defensive lineman Kenny Clark ...

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Brawls and vicious hits aplenty in NFL

Maybe the public address announcer at NFL stadiums is a job for Michael Buffer these days. You know: “Let’s get ready to rumble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Unfortunately, what goes on inside the boxing ring might be safer than what we saw the last few weeks on the football field. Brawls. Dirty hits.Malicious moves . Targeting. Launching . Nauseating. “The unnecessary stuff is over ...

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