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Odell Beckham Jr. practicing with Browns for first time

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.’s excused, debated absence is over. He’s run a comeback route to the Browns. The star wide receiver practiced with his new teammates for the first time Tuesday after skipping Cleveland’s voluntary workouts last month. Beckham, who was acquired in a blockbuster trade with the New York Giants in March, had drawn local and ...

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Giants sign tackle Mike Remmers to solidify right side

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have a new right side of their offensive line. Two months after acquiring right guard Kevin Zeitler in a trade with the Cleveland Browns, the Giants found a new right tackle Tuesday, signing veteran free agent Mike Remmers. Contract details were not immediately available for the 30-year-old, who has started all ...

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Charges against Redskins safety Montae Nicholson dropped

Charges against Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson stemming from an altercation in December have been dropped. Loudoun County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Amy McMullen confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the case against Nicholson has been dismissed. McMullen said attorney Michael Harrington, who represented victim Lamar Rolle, said his client had no interest in proceeding with criminal prosecution. “Based ...

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Cap-strapped Vikings sign 1st-round pick Garrett Bradbury

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed first-round draft pick Garrett Bradbury, the center from North Carolina State selected with the 18th overall pick. The Vikings also confirmed they restructured the contract of linebacker Eric Kendricks for salary cap compliance. According to NFL Players Association records, the Vikings were roughly $664,000 under the $188.2 million cap entering Tuesday, ...

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Broncos’ Flacco: It’s not my job to groom Lock

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Joe Flacco says his job description doesn’t include grooming his successor, so he suggests rookie Drew Lock sit back and watch him work and ask plenty of questions — of offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello. “Listen, I have so many things to worry about. I’m trying to go out there and play good football. I’m trying to ...

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Invincible II? Vinny Papale long shot to make an NFL roster

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Vinny Papale knows his father’s story and has watched the Mark Wahlberg movie “Invincible” about 30 times. Only when he got to college at Delaware did Vinny fully appreciate the inspirational tale of Vince Papale earning a spot with the Philadelphia Eagles at age 30 despite never playing football before. The younger Papale was amazed his ...

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Longtime NFL coach Gunther Cunningham dies at 72

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gunther Cunningham’s life would have been vastly different had his family not emigrated from postwar Germany, settling in California when he was a young boy. For one thing, he almost certainly never would have dedicated his life to football. Yet Cunningham would go on to spend more than five decades in the game, including coaching ...

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Following arrests, Walton gets another chance with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — Running back Mark Walton, arrested three times this offseason by police in Miami, has signed with his hometown Dolphins. Walton tried out this week, when coach Brian Flores said he was aware of the legal issues. “I think people deserve a second chance,” Flores said Saturday. “I don’t want to judge people based on one incident, two ...

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Jaguars’ Smith questions outrage over decision to step away

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith wants everyone to “stop going crazy” because he is stepping away from football for the 2019 season. Smith, the team’s leading tackler the last two years, posted a video on his Instagram story Saturday in which he questioned the outrage over his decision. “Why is it so crazy I want to ...

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Cowboys rookies seek roles behind star RB Ezekiel Elliott

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tony Pollard returned kicks and caught passes while growing up admiring Reggie Bush, making it easy to believe the former Memphis running back would be a change-of-pace option behind two-time NFL rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott for the Dallas Cowboys. The rookie fourth-round pick is also 6-foot, 210 pounds, with plans to put on a little more ...

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