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Ex-Browns LB Kendricks pleads guilty to insider trading

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks pleaded guilty to insider trading charges on Thursday, and faces up to 25 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter asked Kendricks why he was pleading guilty. “I’m making the decision because it’s the right thing to do,” he said, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. “I know that I ...

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Jaguars’ Ramsey clams up as opener vs Giants’ Beckham nears

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey was unusually quiet Thursday, three days before one of the most anticipated matchups of his NFL career. He was humble. He was focused. He was more of a team player than a look-at-me guy. He seemed somewhat out of character. But the Jaguars probably liked it after weeks of unrest ...

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Chargers DE Bosa not practicing, questionable for opener

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa did not practice Thursday, leaving his status for the opener against Kansas City in doubt. Bosa was not in pads during the early portion of practice that is open to reporters after being listed as limited on Wednesday’s practice report. The third-year player did not play in the ...

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Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill begins season more optimistic than ever

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Tannehill fielded questions on Twitter this week, with followers asking about his fresh-water fishing preference (open face reel), whether he could play receiver in the NFL (no way), and what kept him going when he missed all of last season (faith, family, friends and teammates). The social media audience was too polite to ask the ...

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Luck looks forward to first regular season start in 20 months

INDIANAPOLIS – Andrew Luck traipses across the locker room with a little extra pep in his step these days. It’s obvious from the smile that the Indianapolis Colts‘ starting quarterback is content to put on his shoulder pads, prepare for practice and get ready to make his first regular-season start in more than 20 months. Sure, there were times Luck ...

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Mystery: Newton anxious to see what Panthers have on offense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton says he’s extremely comfortable playing in new coordinator Norv Turner’s scheme and is thrilled with the talent the Panthers have surrounded him with on offense. But the eighth-year quarterback isn’t going out on a limb and making predictions on what Carolina might achieve this season. “We don’t know what we have yet and that ...

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NFL stadiums serving up much more than hot dogs, burgers

Hamburgers and hot dogs are always great at a football game. How about some pimento cheese melts, fried ravioli or a brat wrapped in a blanket of fried cheese curds on a pretzel bun. Hungry yet? For dessert, try a battered and fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich dusted in powdered sugar. On a stick too. For easier eating, of ...

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Patriots’ Brady says his goal is still to play 5 more years

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady is making one thing clear as he prepares for his 19th NFL season: He doesn’t plan to stop playing football anytime soon. In the epilogue of his seven-part Facebook Watch documentary series “Tom Vs. Time” released on Wednesday, the 41-year-old Patriots quarterback reiterated his desire to play at least five more years. “I’d love ...

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Ravens RB Collins seeks to erase ‘underrated’ status

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Alex Collins enters this season looking to gain 1,000 yards, enhance his stature among NFL running backs and help the Ravens reach the postseason for the first time since 2014. These goals are far more ambitious than his singular objective of a year ago, which was simply to earn a place on Baltimore’s 53-man roster. ...

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