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Jets acquire CB Rashard Robinson from 49ers for draft pick

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) ��� The New York Jets got some help for their banged-up secondary at the NFL’s trade deadline. Cornerback Rashard Robinson was acquired Tuesday from the San Francisco 49ers for a fifth-round pick in next year’s draft. Robinson was a fourth-rounder last year who was a starter for San Francisco, but has been penalized often during his ...

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Jets’ Kerley facing suspension, uncertain for Thursday night

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Jeremy Kerley is focused on playing Thursday night – even though he’s unsure if he’ll be able to take the field. The New York Jets wide receiver is facing a possible suspension, and his playing status for the game against the Buffalo Bills was uncertain. Kerley would not confirm or deny reports Tuesday that he will ...

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Union seeks to block ruling so Cowboys’ Elliott can play

NEW YORK (AP) — The union for NFL players has turned to a federal appeals court in its quest to let Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott play Sunday at home against Kansas City as he fights his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. Union lawyers say Elliott’s suspension should be delayed until the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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Eagles boost run game, get Miami’s Jay Ajayi for draft pick

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The NFL-leading Eagles bolstered their running attack Tuesday, acquiring Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins for a 2018 fourth-round draft pick hours before the trade deadline. Ajayi has 465 yards rushing and is averaging 3.4 yards per carry with no touchdowns. He went to the Pro Bowl last season after running for 1,272 yards, including three 200-yard games. ...

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49ers acquire QB Garoppolo from Patriots for 2nd-round pick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers acquired their quarterback of the future on Tuesday by trading for New England backup Jimmy Garoppolo. The Niners agreed to send a 2018 second-round pick to the Patriots in the deal that will be official once Garoppolo passes a physical. He is expected to be introduced at a news conference later Tuesday. ...

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NFL Week Eight: Winners and Losers

Week eight saw some fantastic finishes and some wackiness. Here are my winners and losers: Winners: Seattle Seahawks: Down 38-34, quarterback Russell Wilson led his team down the field, throwing the game-winning 18-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jimmy Graham with 21 seconds left as the Seahawks defeated the Houston Texans 41-38 in a thriller. Buffalo Bills: Quarterback Tyrod Taylor ...

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Miami Dolphins trade Jay Ajayi to Philadelphia Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL-leading Eagles bolstered their running attack Tuesday, acquiring Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins for a 2018 fourth-round draft pick hours before the trade deadline. Ajayi has 465 yards rushing and is averaging 3.4 yards per carry with no touchdowns. He went to the Pro Bowl last season after running for 1,272 yards, including three 200-yard ...

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Former NFL receiver charged with felony domestic assault

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Derrick Mason, a wide receiver who played 15 seasons in the NFL, has been charged with felony aggravated domestic assault and misdemeanor vandalism. Metro Nashville Police say in a news release that the 43-year-old Mason turned himself in Monday night. It wasn’t known if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf. Police say a ...

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Panthers blitzing more on defense, winning games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers are bringing the heat under first-year coordinator Steve Wilks – and it’s working. Carolina is 5-3 at the midway point of the season, due in large part to its blitzing defense. The Panthers rank No. 2 in the league in overall defense and have held half of the eight opposing offenses they’ve faced this season ...

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