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With Saquon Barkley out with ankle injury, Wayne Gallman gets his shot

When the New York Giants opened their locker room this week, Wayne Gallman was in as much demand rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. It might seem unusual for a running back …

Eagles turn to run game for big victory

Desperate for a win on the road in a short week with an injury-depleted roster, the Philadelphia Eagles turned to power football. A successful run game saved Philadelphia’s September.

Jaguars list Jalen Ramsey as questionable after birth of 2nd child

Disgruntled Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Denver following the birth of his second child.

Forget ‘any given Sunday’: There are givens in NFL this year

You can take that “any given Sunday” bromide and toss it out with some of Case Keenum’s interceptions. So far in 2019, there is a Grand Canyon of separation between …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 1:37 p.m.

Saints’ special teams emphasis evident in recent win

Between Thomas Morstead placing punts just short of opponents’ goal lines and diminutive returner Deonte Harris deftly darting away from tacklers, the New Orleans Saints like the way their special …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 5:53 p.m.

Former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf sees Antonio Brown’s rise, fall in NFL as ‘self-sabotage’

Antonio Brown’s unraveling happened nearly as quickly as his rise in the NFL.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Eagles pick off Aaron Rodgers’ late pass, beat Packers 34-27

Nigel Bradham picked off Aaron Rodgers’ pass in the end zone with 20 seconds left, Jordan Howard gashed Green Bay for his second career three-touchdown game and the Philadelphia Eagles …

John Johnson’s reliable tackling helps Rams limit big pass plays

John Johnson has interceptions in consecutive games for the Los Angeles Rams, including the clinching pick in the end zone on fourth down against Cleveland on Sunday.

Chargers’ Melvin Gordon ends holdout, unlikely to play Sunday

Melvin Gordon called Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn on Wednesday night to let him know he was ending his holdout.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 6:34 p.m.

Analysis: Reviewing the Seahawks’ rookie draft class as season hits the quarter pole

On Sunday, just one of the 11 players taken in the draft figures to be in the starting lineup – receiver DK Metcalf.

Giants defense struggling so far after 3 games

The stats speak for themselves. After three games, the New York Giants are ranked last in the NFL in yards allowed passing per game (332.3), 31st in yards per game …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Jalen Ramsey’s roller-coaster ride has been ongoing for years

Jalen Ramsey’s three-plus seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars have been far from smooth. Between fighting, trash-talking, getting ejected, being suspended, questioning coaches, ripping quarterbacks and requesting a trade, Ramsey has …

Akiem Hicks’ injury could make stopping Dalvin Cook even tougher

The Chicago Bears face a huge challenge trying to contain NFL rushing leader Dalvin Cook when they host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. That task could be even tougher if …

Running man: Browns wary of QB Lamar Jackson’s shiftiness, speed

Lamar Jackson has as many cool moves as Justin Timberlake. Like the pop sensation on stage, Baltimore’s do-it-all quarterback shimmies, shakes and jukes on the field. He changes directions on …

Hurry-up offense; Steelers TE Nick Vannett cramming after trade

Nick Vannett slipped ever so briefly. And who could blame him really? It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for the newest Pittsburgh Steelers tight end.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 4:19 p.m.

Saints linebacker, former Idaho standout Kaden Elliss put on IR

Former Idaho standout and New Orleans Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss will miss the rest of his rookie season after sustaining a knee injury, according to New Orleans Advocate reporter Amie …

Panthers undrafted QB Kyle Allen ‘bet on himself’ and it paid off

Kyle Allen realized it was a monumental gamble to turn pro after his junior season of college, knowing he wouldn’t be selected in the NFL draft.

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes more comfortable with his emotions

Patrick Mahomes was put on his backside before he had time to blink, a mix-up along his offensive leaving one of the Baltimore Ravens’ big defensive linemen with a clear …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

Cowboys may have found Ezekiel Elliott’s sidekick in speedy Tony Pollard

Now that the schedule is getting more difficult and Ezekiel Elliott is pretty much up to speed after missing the entire preseason in a holdout, the Dallas Cowboys have to …

Rams glad to be unbeaten despite ordinary offensive start

In production, in execution and in overall cleverness, Sean McVay’s offense has been fairly ordinary during the first three games of his third season with the Los Angeles Rams.

New-look Bills not focused on Pats’ dominance

Cole Beasley knows little about the decades of dominance from the New England Patriots against his new team, the Buffalo Bills. And he’s not particularly interested in it. “I wasn’t …

Luke Willson returns to Seahawks, likely to play soon

Luke Willson was about to get on a flight Tuesday for another tryout and another shot at landing an NFL job. He was at the San Francisco airport waiting to …

Injury to Chad Beebe brings Vikings back to Marcus Sherels, Laquon Treadwell

The Minnesota Vikings had moved on, comfortable going in a new direction at punt returner and distancing themselves from one of the biggest first-round draft misses in team history. All …

TE Darren Waller provides rare bright spot for Raiders

The knock on Darren Waller for most of his brief NFL career has been that his team couldn’t count on him. An injury cut short his first season and two …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

AP Source: Chargers’ Melvin Gordon to end holdout Thursday

Running back Melvin Gordon will end his holdout and report to the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Falcons try to address penalties with full crew of officials

Looking for clean play in real games, the Atlanta Falcons welcomed additional enforcement to Wednesday’s practice. For the first time under coach Dan Quinn, a full crew of seven officials …

Pressure building for Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota to perform

Pressure is mounting on Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota to perform better or possibly be benched in favor of backup Ryan Tannehill. At least that’s what some angry Titans fans would …

Giants QB Daniel Jones is suddenly a celebrity after 1 game

Daniel Jones has become one of the hottest commodities in the New York City metropolitan area, and beyond.

Panthers rediscovering pass rush after offseason of change

The Panthers are finally figuring out how to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Now coach Ron Rivera hopes his defense can do it on a consistent basis beginning Sunday when …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 3:46 p.m.

Redskins’ Case Keenum has foot injury, status vs. Giants in doubt

Quarterback Case Keenum’s foot injury puts his availability in doubt for the Washington Redskins on Sunday at the New York Giants. Coach Jay Gruden said Keenum underwent an MRI and …