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Training Camp Summary: Miami Dolphins

MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10) OPEN CAMP: July 26, Davie, Florida LAST YEAR: Dolphins regressed in second season under Adam Gase. As rookie coach he led them to 10 wins and playoff berth, but in 2017 Dolphins never recovered from quarterback Ryan Tannehill‘s season-ending knee injury in training camp, and deteriorated into wildly inconsistent, undisciplined team. They led to start fourth quarter ...

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Training Camp Summary: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-11) OPEN CAMP: July 26, One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Florida LAST YEAR: Failed to play up to heightened expectations coming off winning nine games previous season. Lost 10 of 13 following 2-1 start, missing playoffs for 10th straight year. QB Jameis Winston missed three games, plus most of fourth due to injury he tried to play through ...

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Injuries behind him, Bears’ Long feels rejuvenated, older

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long showed up to training camp feeling rejuvenated – and a bit old. The three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman is healthy after two injury-riddled seasons and has his sights set on helping lift a struggling franchise. But while he is ”feeling great,” Long also sounded more like a grizzled veteran than a wide-eyed ...

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Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky takes break from social media

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) Mitchell Trubisky is tired of it all. The Chicago quarterback has no use for the critics. And when it comes to social media, he’s taking a breather, too. All Trubisky wants is to start training camp and see just how far the Bears can go in his second season after finishing last in the NFC North the ...

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Dante Fowler suspended 1 game for ’17 parking lot scuffle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler has been suspended without pay for the season opener against the New York Giants for attacking a man in a parking lot a year ago. Fowler was arrested last July after confronting a man who made a comment about his driving in a parking lot. Authorities say Fowler exchanged words ...

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Dolphins owner says he was keeping options open on anthem

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he hadn’t decided whether to actually discipline players who protest during the national anthem when he formally told the team that the demonstrations could be punishable. ”We were asked to submit a form to the NFL on our overall discipline policy prior to the start of the rookie report date,” Ross said in a ...

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Analysis: Few good options on anthem protests for NFL owners

The controversy over NFL players protesting during the national anthem isn’t going away, despite – or perhaps because of – team owners’ efforts to stop players from using the forum to speak out on political causes. The league’s attempt to turn responsibility for disciplining protesters over to individual teams backfired Thursday when the Miami Dolphins tried to categorize raising a ...

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Man pleads guilty in crash that killed Colts LB Jackson

INDIANAPOLIS — A Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S. pleaded guilty Friday to driving drunk in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, pleaded guilty to two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or more, causing death. Orrego-Savala had a BAC of 0.19 ...

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The Latest: Trump says NFL protesters should be suspended

The Latest on the NFL’s national anthem policy (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is once again inserting himself into the culture war over protests by NFL athletes during the national anthem. Trump tweeted on Friday that he ”can’t believe” the debate has reignited after The Associated Press reported on the Miami Dolphins formally telling players they could ...

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Analysis: Few good options on anthem protests for NFL owners

The controversy over NFL players protesting during the national anthem isn’t going away, despite – or perhaps because of – team owners’ efforts to stop players from using the forum to speak out on political causes. The league’s attempt to turn responsibility for disciplining protesters over to individual teams backfired on Thursday when the Miami Dolphins tried to categorize raising ...

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