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49ers 2017 draft class struggles in second year in NFL

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As Eli Manning drove the New York Giants down the field for the game-winning touchdown in the latest loss for San Francisco, two players expected to be foundation pieces for the 49ers defense were only spectators. Reuben Foster missed his 10th game in two seasons because of injuries and suspension and fellow 2017 first-round pick ...

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Struggles aside, Bills GM not veering from rebuilding plan

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — With little money to spend and few impact players interested in signing with the Bills given the uncertainty at quarterback this past offseason, general manager Brandon Beane understood Buffalo’s offense was going to struggle. Little did he realize how much. “There’s nobody that goes into a season and looks for either side of the ball ...

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Panthers defense aims to put ‘humbling’ loss behind them

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Thomas Davis said Carolina’s most recent loss could turn out to be a positive for the Panthers moving forward. That’s why Davis thanked Steelers coach Mike Tomlin at midfield for “humbling” the Panthers after his team put up 52 points on Carolina’s once-vaunted defense last Thursday night. The 13-year NFL veteran explained Wednesday that the embarrassing ...

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Raiders offense regressing under Carr, Gruden

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr knew there would be growing pains adjusting to a new offense for the Oakland Raiders under coach Jon Gruden. The surprising part for Carr and the Raiders is instead of showing steady progress throughout the year, the offense instead has regressed. The Raiders (1-8) head into Sunday’s game at Arizona (2-7) having gone back-to-back ...

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