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story Terrelle Pryor released by Seattle Seahawks
Friday, August 29, 2014
The Seattle Seahawks released Terrelle Pryor on Friday. Might the St. Louis Rams or Buffalo Bills be interesting in picking up the quarterback for a shot at the backup job?
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story Connor Barth released by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Friday, August 29, 2014
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut kicker Connor Barth on Friday. The move leaves unproven Patrick Murray to carry the kicking duties.
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story Niners' Aldon Smith suspended for nine games
Friday, August 29, 2014
The NFL announced Friday a nine-game suspension for San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith for violating the league's policy on personal conduct and substances of abuse.
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story Aldon Smith ban leaves 49ers pass rush hurting
Friday, August 29, 2014
With Aldon Smith suspended, the San Francisco 49ers are entering September minus a pair of All-Pros on defense. Does that put the team in danger of falling out of the postseason?
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story Colts owner Jim Irsay has change of plea hearing set for Tuesday
Friday, August 29, 2014
A change of plea hearing is set for Tuesday for Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, 55, who faces drug-related charges following a March traffic stop.
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story Fines roundup: Haloti Ngata docked $8,268 for kicking Lauvao
Friday, August 29, 2014
Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was fined $8,268 by the NFL for kicking Washington Redskins guard Shawn Lauvao in a preseason game last week. Find out the rest of Friday's fines.
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story Haloti Ngata reportedly fined $8,268 for kicking player
Friday, August 29, 2014
Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was fined $8,268 by the NFL for kicking Washington Redskins guard Shawn Lauvao in a preseason game last week, the Baltimore Sun reported.
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story Michael Sam: I'm very confident I'll be on NFL roster
Friday, August 29, 2014
Michael Sam racked up six tackles in the St. Louis Rams' final preseason game. Who stands in the way of the rookie surviving final roster cuts?
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story Derek Carr impresses in Raiders' win over Seahawks
Friday, August 29, 2014
Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes to make a case he should be Oakland's starting quarterback, and the Raiders wrapped up the preseason with a 41-31 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
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story Denarius Moore flashes chemistry with Derek Carr
Friday, August 29, 2014
Denarius Moore entered Thursday night fighting for a roster spot. After a brilliant two-touchdown performance from Moore, the Oakland Raiders will be hard-pressed to cut him.
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story Jimmy Garoppolo: Giants game could have gone better
Friday, August 29, 2014
Jimmy Garoppolo was up-and-down in his preseason audition for the New England Patriots backup gig. Did he do enough to make Ryan Mallett expendable?
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story Vikings' Jerome Simpson suspended for three games
Friday, August 29, 2014
Wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Was he slated to play a big role in the Minnesota Vikings' offense?
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story Jerry Jones: 'Good visits' with Dez Bryant in deal talks
Friday, August 29, 2014
Jerry Jones said he and Dez Bryant have met one-on-one to discuss a contract extension for the wide receiver. However, a deal doesn't appear to be imminent.
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story Santonio Holmes makes case to be Bears' No. 3 WR
Friday, August 29, 2014
Santonio Holmes showed the Chicago Bears' coaching staff he still has some pop left. The receiver had a 32-yard touchdown catch-and-run and a 30-yard punt return in a bid to make the roster.
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story As RGIII and Cousins sit, McCoy leads 'Skins to win vs. Bucs
Friday, August 29, 2014
So much for the idea there is an unlikely quarterback controversy brewing in Washington. Redskins coach Jay Gruden rested RGIII and Kirk Cousins in Thursday night's 24-10 preseason-ending victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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story Derek Carr makes strong case to start in Raiders' victory
Friday, August 29, 2014
Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes to make a case he should be Oakland's starting quarterback, and the Raiders wrapped up the preseason with a 41-31 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
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story Rookie LB Borland stands out for 49ers in rout vs. Texans
Friday, August 29, 2014
Third-round linebacker Chris Borland returned an interception for a touchdown as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Houston Texans 40-13 on Thursday night.
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story Matt Flynn, Scott Tolzien shine in Packers' win over Chiefs
Friday, August 29, 2014

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story Broncos' Osweiler sharp; Cowboys finish preseason winless
Friday, August 29, 2014
Brock Osweiler is ready for a third season as Peyton Manning's backup in Denver. Osweiler led four scoring drives in the final tuneup for another year behind Manning, and the Broncos beat the Cowboys 27-3 Thursday night.
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story Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel show signs of life
Friday, August 29, 2014
It came against Chicago's backups, but the Browns quarterbacking duo of Brian Hoyer and rookie Johnny Manziel combined for Cleveland's best night yet against the Bears.
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story Panthers blank Steelers in preseason finale
Friday, August 29, 2014
Fozzy Whittaker ran for a 2-yard touchdown, Graham Gano added a short field goal and the Panthers beat the listless Steelers 10-0 in the preseason finale.
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story Kellen Moore leads Lions to shutout win over Buffalo Bills
Friday, August 29, 2014

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story Ravens beat New Orleans Saints, finish preseason undefeated
Friday, August 29, 2014

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story T.J. Yates shines as Atlanta Falcons top Jacksonville Jaguars
Friday, August 29, 2014

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story Nick Novak's four field goals boots Chargers over Cardinals
Friday, August 29, 2014
Nick Novak kicked four field goals and the San Diego Chargers beat the Arizona Cardinals 12-9 on Thursday night, 11 days before the teams meet again in the season opener.
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story Derek Carr makes his case during sizzling start
Friday, August 29, 2014
Derek Carr put on an impressive display Thursday night in Oakland. Should the Raiders start the former Fresno State quarterback?
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story Teddy Bridgewater, Joe Banyard power Vikings past Titans
Friday, August 29, 2014
Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in his first NFL start, Joe Banyard ran for 111 yards and the Minnesota Vikings wrapped up a perfect preseason beating the Tennessee Titans 19-3 on Thursday night.
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story Seth Lobato rallies Dolphins past Rams in preseason finale
Friday, August 29, 2014
Matt Hazel caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Seth Lobato with 6:15 left, and the Miami Dolphins rallied to beat the St. Louis Rams 14-13 in the preseason finale for both teams.
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story Brian Hoyer finds the end zone in Browns' win over Bears
Friday, August 29, 2014
Brian Hoyer drove Cleveland's starting offense to a rare preseason touchdown before turning things over to rookie Johnny Manziel in the Browns' 33-13 win over the Chicago Bears on Thursday night.
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