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  • Offense struggles, Raiders fall to Packers 31-21

    August 23, 2014

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The four straight three-and-outs were bad enough for the Oakland Raiders offense in the first half.Quarterback Matt Schaub's fumble on a sack on fourth down at the Green Bay Packers 26 late in the second quarter made the night even tougher for the Raiders.

  • Bortles impressive but Jaguars lose to Lions 13-12

    August 22, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) - Blake Bortles insists he's content to be a backup.He might be starting soon enough if he keeps playing like this.Bortles threw for 158 yards and a touchdown for Jacksonville on Friday night, and although the Jaguars lost 13-12 to the Detroit Lions, their rookie quarterback was a bright spot in an otherwise sloppy game.

  • NFL Exhibition Capsules

    August 22, 2014

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady's offense and the New England Patriots' defense dominated the Carolina Panthers.Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal and the Patriots shut down Cam Newton and the Panthers 30-7 on Friday night.

  • Giants' offense struggles again in win over Jets

    August 22, 2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Eli Manning and the New York Giants' offense is still a work in progress.All the talk throughout the preseason has centered around the new West Coast-like offense implemented by new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and how the Giants really needed to work on getting the offense down pat.

  • Panthers' O falls flat in 30-7 loss to Patriots

    August 22, 2014

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Carolina coach Ron Rivera wasn't sure how long his offensive starters would play in the final preseason game next week until he saw them against New England on Friday night.It took Rivera all of five series to realize that star quarterback Cam Newton and the Panthers first-team offense need more time to jell.

  • Raiders LB Sio Moore taken off on stretcher

    August 22, 2014

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore was taken off the field on a stretcher with a neck injury after getting hurt in the second quarter of a preseason game Friday against the Green Bay Packers.Moore moved his legs back and forth while face down on the field after pursuing running back DuJuan Harris. It appeared Moore may have been hit in the head.

  • Giants LG Schwartz, Jets DB Allen leave game

    August 22, 2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Giants left guard Geoff Schwartz has been carted off the field after dislocating his toe late in the second quarter against the Jets.Schwartz went down after an incomplete pass to Rashad Jennings on Friday night. Trainers immediately came out and examined his right foot, and Schwartz grimaced in pain. A cart was called and he was brought to the locker room.

  • Te'o to miss preseason game with sprained foot

    August 22, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - For Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o, it's another dreaded summer rerun.The Chargers play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, and just like last year, Te'o is skipping the third preseason game with a sprained foot.''You want to be out there with the fellas,'' Te'o said Friday. ''But I'll be out there when I'm ready.''

  • NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement

    August 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper's flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime performance with Madonna.

  • Trooper who arrested NFL's Sam Montgomery fired

    August 22, 2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina state trooper who arrested NFL defensive lineman Sam Montgomery at a traffic stop last June has been fired, state officials said Friday.The Department of Public Safety said in a news release that Lance Cpl. R.S. Salter was terminated for violating agency policies including conduct unbecoming a state employee. Salter stopped Montgomery in June when the Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman was returning to his home in Greenwood.

  • Washington Post strikes 'Redskins' from editorials

    August 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Post says it will stop calling Washington's football team the ''Redskins'' on its editorial page.The paper's editorial board announced Friday that it will refrain from using the term that it says ''unquestionably offends not only many Native Americans but many other Americans, too.''

  • Mathieu, Abraham in tow as Cardinals end camp

    August 22, 2014

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals wrapped up training camp on Friday, with two important cogs in their defense working their way back into the fray.Safety Tyrann Mathieu has made a speedier-than-expected recovery from a severe knee injury and outside linebacker John Abraham is working his way back into shape after arriving late after taking care of what he termed ''personal stuff.''

  • Henery struggling, Eagles unsettled at kicker

    August 22, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Turns out the Philadelphia Eagles have competition for a starting job: kicker.Coming off a poor performance in a playoff loss last January, Alex Henery has missed two of his three field-goal attempts in the preseason, including a 31-yard try in Philadelphia's 31-21 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

  • New, longer grass laid at 49ers' Levi's Stadium

    August 22, 2014

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers re-sodded the field at Levi's Stadium from goal line to goal line and sideline to sideline with longer grass Friday and they expect no problems for Sunday's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers.

  • Versatile Martin looks to earn 49ers roster spot

    August 22, 2014

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Early in his career, Jonathan Martin had a harder time keeping plays straight while shifting from one side of the offensive line to the other.That ability and versatility now might help earn him a job with the San Francisco 49ers after what coach Jim Harbaugh considers an impressive first training camp with the team.

  • Steelers rattled after dismal loss to Eagles

    August 22, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have just over two weeks to get ready for the regular season.At the moment, it hardly looks like enough time.Pushed around by the starters and knocked over by the subs, the Steelers were no match for the Philadelphia Eagles in a 31-21 exhibition loss on Thursday night.

  • Hester looking for Falcons' rebound against Titans

    August 22, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) - From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender.As a free agent, Hester, 31, was looking for a new home that could give him a good chance to get back to the postseason. He said that was a big reason he signed with Atlanta - despite the Falcons' 4-12 finish last season.

  • Romo, Tannehill ready for dress rehearsals

    August 22, 2014

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Ryan Tannehill had a neat explanation for what the third preseason game means to NFL teams.''It doesn't really count,'' the Miami Dolphins quarterback said. ''But it matters.''When the Dolphins play host to the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night, it'll most definitely matter for plenty of players, particularly to those on the proverbial bubble at this point in training camp.

  • Redskins, Ravens focus on selves, not rivalry

    August 22, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) - The Redskins and Ravens have more important goals Saturday night than bragging rights in a tepid rivalry.These teams don't have a whole lot of familiarity with each other. Not much hatred, either. Especially in August.''The main thing is, it's our third preseason game and we're really looking at ourselves,'' Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said. ''You don't concern yourself with your opponent so much in the preseason, in terms of game-planning or scheming.''

  • Chiefs OT Stephenson suspended for PEDs violation

    August 22, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season Friday for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy, a massive blow to an already unsteady offensive line.

  • Browns' Gordon in limbo awaiting NFL ruling

    August 22, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Gordon smiled as he walked off the field on an insufferably muggy day. Nothing, it seemed, was bothering him.He peeled off his jersey, sweat streaking his face. The star receiver soon posted a photo on Instagram of him catching a pass from rookie Johnny Manziel.

  • Police: Steelers' Bell, Blount admitted buying pot

    August 22, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount told police they ''pitched in'' to buy a bag of marijuana with a female friend shortly before they were pulled over - and Bell acknowledged smoking some, though he told the officer who pulled them over he felt OK to drive, police said in court papers.

  • Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

    August 22, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want.Rising steel prices and refined cost estimates for the stadium's massive pivoting glass doors created a budget shortfall and left the Vikings with a choice: Scrap certain features to cut costs or increase their share of the project.

  • Hernandez fiancee seeks perjury-charge dismissal

    August 22, 2014

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A lawyer for the fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked a judge Friday to throw out perjury charges, saying Shayanna Jenkins did not willfully lie as she was bombarded with 1,630 questions over two days before a grand jury.

  • Colts' Wayne hoping to get on field vs Saints

    August 22, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Reggie Wayne and Drew Brees spent most of August following the same script.They tried to get healthy, stay on the practice field and convince their coaches they should play in the most significant week of the preseason.Brees appears to have won his case and will direct the New Orleans Saints prolific offense against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night.

  • Denver Broncos punt return job open again

    August 22, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Jordan Norwood's season-ending knee injury jumbled the Denver Broncos' search for Trindon Holliday's replacement on punt returns and dented the team's depth at wide receiver.''I'm very disappointed for him and at this point for us, selfishly,'' coach John Fox said. ''Jordan Norwood worked very hard and had a very good opportunity to make this football team and make us better. I know he's very disappointed just like we are. However, it's next man up and we move on, adjust and give somebody else an opportunity.''