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Browns’ Myles Garrett said he was punched by ‘fan’ wanting picture

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

The Browns are even taking hits off the field. Star defensive end Myles Garrett said he was punched in the face Wednesday by a “fan” who wanted to take a picture with him. Garrett posted on his Twitter account that the person “hopped” out of his car before delivering a blow that had little effect on the muscular 6-foot-4, 270-pounder.
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Jets hopeful C.J. Mosley closer to return from groin injury

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

The next step in C.J. Mosley’s return will come on the practice field Thursday. The Jets are planning to have the star linebacker participate in individual drills this week as he continues to recover from a groin injury that has sidelined him since the season opener.

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Roger Goodell: pass interference reviews are working as expected

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 2:52 p.m.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the new video review rule for pass interference is working as expected, with only obvious mistakes by officials being corrected. Through Week 6, the league has had 44 reviews related to pass interference, and the on-field ruling was reversed seven times.
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Ravens S Earl Thomas respectfully gears up for return to Seattle

Over the course of nine NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, Earl Thomas picked off 28 passes, earned a Super Bowl ring and was selected to the Pro Bowl six times. Those are some of the memories the standout safety will take across the country before he faces his former team Sunday as a member of the Baltimore Ravens.
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Giants running back Saquon Barkley full-go at practice

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 1:33 p.m.

The wait for Saquon Barkley may finally be over for the New York Giants. The 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year was a full-go at practice Wednesday, increasing the likelihood he will play against the Cardinals this weekend.
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Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will return as starter after concussion

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

Looks like “Duck Season” will last just a week for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that Mason Rudolph will return to the starting lineup after being cleared by an independent neurological consultant following a concussion he sustained against Baltimore on Oct. 6.
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Bears hope to have Mitch Trubisky return from shoulder injury

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

The Chicago Bears are cautiously optimistic quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will return this week from a left shoulder injury. Trubisky said he feels “close” to 100 percent and hopes to start when the Bears host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick to start for Dolphins at Buffalo on Sunday

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 12:47 p.m.

The winless Miami Dolphins have again changed starting quarterbacks because coach Brian Flores changed his mind. Ryan Fitzpatrick will make his first start since Week 2 when the Dolphins play at Buffalo on Sunday. Flores had previously said Josh Rosen would remain the starter after Fitzpatrick came off the bench and nearly rallied Miami to its first victory last Sunday against Washington.
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Rams get CB Jalen Ramsey from Jaguars for 3 draft picks

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

The Los Angeles Rams acquired Jalen Ramsey from the Jaguars on Tuesday night, ending the star cornerback’s tumultuous tenure in Jacksonville with a trade to the defending NFC champions. Jacksonville got first-round picks from the Rams in 2020 and 2021, along with a fourth-round pick in 2021.
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NFL: Preseason game concussion rate increased by 44%

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

The NFL says the number of concussions in exhibition games this year rose to 49 from 34 in 2018, an increase of 44% and a setback in efforts to reduce brain trauma. Concussions in preseason practices fell to 30 from 45 in 2018, perhaps a reflection of the NFL’s decision this year to eliminate drills that involve especially violent one-on-one contact. The total of 79 preseason concussions in practice and games was the same a year ago.