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Saints praising Williams’ response to unhappy ending

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints can only hope safety Marcus Williams’ recent refusal to discuss the last play of last season isn’t a sign of mental fragility. New Orleans is counting on Williams, a 2017 second-round draft choice , to build on a largely promising rookie campaign that helped solidify the Saints’ secondary and propel the club ...

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Colts’ running back depth tested after spate of injuries

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Jordan Wilkins figured the days of working in an understaffed backfield ended at rookie minicamp. A spate of injuries proved him wrong. When the Indianapolis Colts returned to practice Saturday, the running back took a quick glance around the field and suddenly realized only three other people were around — rookie Nyheim Hines, veteran Christine Michael ...

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Young receivers impress in first game with Steelers

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Damoun Patterson knows a strong performance in his first preseason game won’t be enough to guarantee his future with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rookie wide receiver feels he must continually prove himself to the coaching staff and his teammates — and he’s not the only young receiver who faces that challenge during training camp. “I came ...

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Richards: ‘Jimmy Garoppolo reminds me of Aaron Rodgers’

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Darnold shines, Bridgewater sharp as Jets top Falcons 17-0

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold jogged onto the field for his NFL debut and was greeted by butterflies in his stomach and cheers in the stands. The anxiety quickly faded. The buzz only got louder. Darnold sparkled in his NFL debut and made a strong initial case to win the Jets‘ starting quarterback job as he helped lead ...

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Helmet penalty flags fly in Jets’ win over Falcons

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — No one was safe from the NFL’s new helmet rule during Friday night’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets. Every facet of the game was affected: defense, offense and special teams. A penalty showed up in each. “I’m anxious to go back and look at those,” Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said. The ...

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Raiders beat Lions 16-10 in Gruden’s return to sideline

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden jawed at the officials, worked closely with the quarterbacks and was once again adored by the Oakland Raiders fans. It was as if he had never left the Coliseum. Jon Gruden was a winner in his return to the sideline for Oakland when the Raiders got a touchdown pass from Connor Cook in a ...

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Column: In a jaded world, here’s a player worthy of cheers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Tired of pompous, entitled athletes who don’t seem to realize how good they have it? Fed up with all the scandals and cheats and scoundrels mucking things up for the rest of us? Meet Ricardo Allen. He’ll give you a reason to cheer. Allen plays for the Atlanta Falcons, a 26-year-old free safety who will ...

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Promising start for Titans’ new offense under coach Vrabel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel wanted his debut as Tennessee’s head coach to start on offense. It was an impressive beginning in the Titans‘ preseason opener. Marcus Mariota and the Titans wasted no time providing a glimpse of what they can do in this new offense, driving 71 yards for a touchdown on the first series even with four ...

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FANTASY PLAYS: QB as deep as ever in standard leagues

No debate that the most important position in the NFL is quarterback. But in fantasy, there may be as much depth at the position as there ever has been. Sure, we’d all like Green Bay superstar Aaron Rodgers to start for our teams, but that privilege may not be worth a third- or fourth-round pick in most leagues. Unless you’re ...

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