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Xavier Woods of Dallas Cowboys could miss season opener with hamstring strain

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys projected starting safety Xavier Woods' status for the regular-season opener at the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 9 is in jeopardy because of a hamstring strain suffered in Saturday's preseason game against the Cincinnati...

Buffalo Bills speak out against ‘dirty’ block from Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Veteran defensive players for the Buffalo Bills spoke out Sunday against a block Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry made against Bills rookie cornerback Taron Johnson that was not penalized in Friday's preseason game.Meanwhile,...

Randy Gregory of Dallas Cowboys gets first snaps since 2016

ARLINGTON, Texas -- For the first time since the 2016 regular-season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles, defensive end Randy Gregory played for the Dallas Cowboys.Suspended all of last season and reinstated only a matter of days before training...

CB Kevin Johnson of Houston Texans exits preseason game with concussion

HOUSTON -- Texans starting cornerback Kevin Johnson left Saturday's preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers with a concussion and had to be hospitalized."He's at the hospital right now," Houston coach Bill O'Brien said after his team's 16-13...

Zack Martin of Dallas Cowboys out with knee injury

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl right guard Zack Martin suffered a hyperextended left knee during Saturday's preseason loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, a source told ESPN.An MRI taken Sunday confirmed the hyperextension and also revealed a...

Josh Gordon returns to Cleveland Browns

Wide receiver Josh Gordon has returned to the Cleveland Browns, expressing gratitude to the team for giving him time to work on his mental and physical health."As I humbly return to being a member of this team with...

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz to resume 11-on-11 work on Sunday

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will resume 11-on-11 team work when the defending Super Bowl champions return to practice Sunday, according to team sources.Eagles QB Nick Foles suffered a minor shoulder strain during Thursday's preseason game against the...

New York should cool its jets when deciding Sam Darnold’s role – New York...

The New York Jets' No. 1 objective this season -- aside from, you know, winning games -- is to put quarterback Sam Darnold in position to have an Eli Manning-like run in New York. You could certainly make...

Jake Kumerow, Green Bay Packers wide receiver, avoids serious shoulder injury

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The conversation about Jake Kumerow, who's been dubbed by one member of the Green Bay Packers as "one of the talks of training camp," won't be coming to an end.Two helicopters that appeared over...

Helicopter flyover during Lambeau Field preseason game left cops ‘scrambling’

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When a pair of helicopters flew over Lambeau Field early in the first quarter of Thursday's preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, it seemed a little late for the traditional...

Preseason Week 2 takeaways: Darnold’s first INT, Brady’s big night – NFL Nation

It's Week 2 of the NFL's preseason and we inch ever closer to the games that count. But there's plenty to glean: How did the rookies look? Who's making a push to be a starter? Who's carving out...

Todd Bowles — New York Jets’ quarterback competition remains ‘cloudy’

LANDOVER, Md. -- Rookie Sam Darnold made one bad throw Thursday night against the Washington Redskins -- hardly enough to knock him out of the New York Jets' quarterback competition.Despite his first professional interception, Darnold -- drafted third...

Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback, plays well vs. Philadelphia Eagles

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The NFL's reigning Most Valuable Player picked up where he left off, as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his preseason debut Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, played deep into the first half...

Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski an ‘old-school tight end in a modern game’ – New England...

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It has been seven years since a tight end was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, when Shannon Sharpe’s greatness as a prolific pass-catcher was recognized, but the position should once again be...

Alex Okafor of New Orleans Saints suffers bone bruise in knee, ankle sprain during...

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor suffered a bone bruise in his knee and a sprained ankle during Wednesday's practice, according to a source.It's unclear how long Okafor will be sidelined. But the prognosis...

Travis Frederick of Dallas Cowboys sees specialist, told neck OK after suffering stingers

OXNARD, Calif. -- After suffering a number of stingers in practice over the past few days, Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick sought out neck and spine specialist Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles to make sure...

Demaryius Thomas gets pushed by Denver Broncos’ rookie receivers – Denver Broncos Blog

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Demaryius Thomas needed to be better. Both Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph and GM John Elway said it.And Thomas, as the team’s longest-tenured player, could have taken umbrage given he wasn’t the only down part...

Nike Foles of Philadelphia Eagles — Tom Brady handshake snub ‘not a big deal’

The congratulatory handshake six months in the making could finally happen Thursday night when the Philadelphia Eagles play the New England Patriots in a preseason game at Gillette Stadium.Or it could not.Lane Johnson hasn't shied away from sharing...

Jalen Ramsey of Jacksonville Jaguars on quarterbacks — Josh Allen ‘trash,’ Matt Ryan ‘overrated’

Jalen Ramsey is suspended until Monday, but that doesn't mean there won't be any trash-talking from the Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback.Ramsey called Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen "trash" and said Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was "overrated," a...

Ben Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh Steelers in concussion protocol after sustaining hit in practice

PITTSBURGH -- Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is in the concussion protocol after sustaining a hit early in Tuesday's practice.Coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement that team doctors are evaluating the six-time Pro Bowler.Teammates huddled in concern as...

Oakland Raiders’ Donald Penn activated off PUP, moved to right tackle

NAPA, Calif. -- The day after agreeing to a restructured contract, three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Donald Penn was activated from the physically unable to perform list and moved to a new position with the Oakland Raiders --...

Lane Johnson of Philadelphia Eagles ready to face New England Patriots

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson is expecting some fan backlash for his pointed comments toward the New England Patriots organization when his team travels to Foxborough, Massachusetts, for Thursday's preseason game against the team Philadelphia defeated...

Pro Bowl left tackle Donald Penn agrees to restructured contract with Oakland Raiders

NAPA, Calif. -- Three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Donald Penn has agreed to a restructured contract with the Oakland Raiders, according to numerous reports, after the team requested a pay cut less than a year after giving him...

Former Tennessee Volunteers LB A.J. Johnson signs with Denver Broncos following rape acquittal

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos signed linebacker A.J. Johnson on Monday, less than three weeks after Johnson was acquitted of aggravated rape charges on July 27.Johnson, who last played in a game in 2014 at the University...

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