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Marcus Mariota already benched with Jameis Winston looking to bounce back

Jameis Winston is coming off the worst game of his career, though the No. 1 overall pick in 2015 remains the starter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Tennessee Titans …


Scary good: Browns, Baker Mayfield set for ‘ghostly’ Patriots D

The Patriots had Sam Darnold seeing “ghosts” Monday night. Baker Mayfield hopes to escape a similar pre-Halloween haunting.


From afterthought to awesome, Chase Edmonds emerges for Cardinals

Chase Edmonds was an afterthought in the Arizona Cardinals’ season-opening tie against the Detroit Lions, touching the ball a grand total of once on a five-yard carry. Six games later, …


Pats’ WR Josh Gordon placed on IR with knee, ankle injuries

The Patriots have placed receiver Josh Gordon on injured reserve with knee and ankle injuries. The move was posted on the NFL’s transaction wire late Wednesday afternoon.


As Vikings prep for Redskins, Kirk Cousins grateful for old team

The coaches and players who have departed the Washington Redskins have not always been complimentary of their time with a franchise that has experienced its share of dysfunction over the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Saints QB Drew Brees says playing against Cardinals is ‘the plan’

Drew Brees pulled a football out of his locker inside the New Orleans Saints’ training headquarters and wrapped his right hand around it, splaying his surgically repaired thumb away from …


Chargers LT Russell Okung to make season debut Sunday

Left tackle Russell Okung will make his season debut for the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday at Chicago.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Falcons’ Matt Ryan misses practice, hopeful he will play

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn says quarterback Matt Ryan is hopeful he’ll return from a sprained ankle to play against Seattle.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Chiefs hopeful Patrick Mahomes could return sooner from knee injury

Chiefs coach Andy Reid was unwilling to rule out quarterback Patrick Mahomes from their upcoming game against Green Bay, even though it’s been less than a week since the reigning …


Melvin Gordon’s frustration beginning to show for Chargers

Melvin Gordon has been frustrated for a long time. First, over a holdout for a contract extension that was not successful and then over his slow start once he returned …


Jets hope to learn, improve from brutal loss to Patriots

Ghosts, unnerving turnovers and an ugly loss. That was the New York Jets in a nutshell Monday night as they were embarrassed 33-0 by the New England Patriots in front …


Patriots blitz Jets, gain more confidence with Browns next

The New England Patriots have thrived this season thanks to a defense that’s limited opponents’ abilities to get in the end zone and an offense that’s found ways to adjust …


Pats, Saints, 49ers top 3 in AP Pro32 poll; Ravens now No. 5

The top of the AFC has been ruled by one team so far this season. In fact, for most of the past two decades. The defending champion New England Patriots …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Broncos trade receiver Emmanuel Sanders to 49ers

The Denver Broncos have traded veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to the San Francisco 49ers.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Falcons trade receiver Mohamed Sanu to Patriots

The Atlanta Falcons traded receiver Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots for a second-round draft pick in 2020.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

NFL cracks down on internal dissent over officiating

The NFL threw yellow flags on Rams linebacker Clay Matthews, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Lions safety Tracy Walker, fining each $12,500 for criticizing officials.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Jets angry Sam Darnold’s ‘seeing ghosts’ comment made it on air

The New York Jets are disappointed and angry quarterback Sam Darnold’s comment about him “seeing ghosts” made it on air during the “Monday Night Football” game.


XFL releases its debut schedule for 2020 season

Jim Zorn will return to the sideline to coach the XFL’s Seattle team against Washington’s when the new league kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 8.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Falcons’ Matt Ryan has ankle sprain, not ruled out against Seahawks

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Ryan ran in a pool on Monday to test his sprained ankle and has not been ruled out of Sunday’s game against Seattle.


NFL roundup: Aaron Rodgers has 5 TD passes, 1 rushing score as Packers roll

Aaron Rodgers had his best game by far under new Packers coach Matt LaFleur, throwing for 429 yards and five touchdowns and running for another as Green Bay beat the …


Bird is the Word: Lamar Jackson, Ravens face Russell Wilson’s Seahawks

There is an understandable mutual admiration between Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Prep football: University holds off Lewis and Clark rally in 4A thriller

Roundup of Friday’s high school football action from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Patrick Mahomes hurts knee in Chiefs’ win over Broncos

Reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes injured his right knee in a pileup near the goal line before his Kansas City teammates rallied around their fallen superstar for a 30-6 thrashing of …


Jalen Ramsey hopes to play Sunday in LA Rams’ revamped secondary

Thanks to two injures and a couple of major trades, the Los Angeles Rams will be without three regular starters in their secondary this weekend in Atlanta. Defensive coordinator Wade …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes injures right knee against Broncos

Struggling to straighten his right knee, Patrick Mahomes tossed his helmet to the side and covered his face with both hands. The Kansas City quarterback was hurt on a sneak …


Cowboys defense lacking impact of promising unit from 2018

Jeff Heath agrees the Dallas defense hasn’t had the impact it did early last season, when that unit often covered for a sagging offense and kept the Cowboys from falling …


Saints’ Marshon Lattimore keeping string of success in perspective

Accountability seems to come naturally to Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. He’ll castigate himself with the cameras on when he doesn’t play well. He’ll even volunteer when luck played a part …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

‘I’ll always be there for him’: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has no hard feelings for former safety Earl Thomas

More than a year later, as Thomas prepares to make his return to Seattle on Sunday in Baltimore Ravens colors, Carroll said he has no hard feelings toward the former …


Chargers’ Russell Okung happy to be back practicing after embolism

Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung has taken part in his first practice since June 1, when he suffered a pulmonary embolism during an offseason workout. He is being …


Saquon Barkley coy about playing Sunday, practices fully again

Dynamic running back Saquon Barkley is being coy about his chances of playing for the New York Giants on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.