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FILE - In this Friday, July 26, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins running backs Derrius Guice (29) and Adrian Peterson (26) run drills during the NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va. Adrian Peterson told Derrius Guice to grab some ice cubes and wrap them around his surgically repaired left knee. Guice chuckled a bit. “You're really old school,” Guice said. “We got all this Cryotherapy and stuff, and you're talking about bags of ice.” Old school, meet new school in the Redskins backfield headlined by a 34-year-old climbing the all-time rushing list and a 22-year-old itching to make his NFL debut 13 months after a torn ACL. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
September 08, 2019 - 9:16 am
Four-time All-Pro and 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson is starting his 13th season on the sideline after the Washington Redskins made him a healthy scratch for their opener at Philadelphia. Derrius Guice, who missed his rookie season after tearing an ACL, is Washington's No. 1 running back and Chris...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) runs after a catch during their NFL training camp football practice in Flowery Branch, Ga. For Julio Jones, it's just business as usual _ even as he closes in on a huge new contract with the Atlanta Falcons. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
September 07, 2019 - 2:11 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — One day before the season opener, Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones got his long-awaited contract extension Saturday, agreeing to a three-year, $66 million deal. The extension is nearly fully guaranteed when he signs. It locks in Jones through the 2023 season and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown walks off the field after NFL football practice in Alameda, Calif. Coach Jon Gruden says star receiver Antonio Brown is back with the team and is expected to play the season opener on Monday, after a run-in with general manager Mike Mayock put him in jeopardy of being suspended. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
September 07, 2019 - 7:02 am
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown has asked the Oakland Raiders to release him a day after he was fined for an outburst at practice toward general manager Mike Mayock. Brown put a post on his Instagram account Saturday morning saying he's not "mad" but wants the "freedom to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown walks off the field after NFL football practice in Alameda, Calif. Coach Jon Gruden says star receiver Antonio Brown is back with the team and is expected to play the season opener on Monday, after a run-in with general manager Mike Mayock put him in jeopardy of being suspended. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
September 06, 2019 - 11:14 am
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden said star receiver Antonio Brown is back with the team and is expected to play the season opener after a run-in with general manager Mike Mayock had put him in jeopardy of being suspended. Gruden spoke briefly at the beginning of practice...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a pass during the first half of the team's preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 06, 2019 - 9:21 am
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he's been unfairly and incorrectly portrayed as anti-gay after recording a video encouraging Christian students to take their bibles to school. The video was disseminated by an organization called Focus on the Family, which has...
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Kansas City Chiefs' Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman have some fun before a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)
September 06, 2019 - 9:16 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Kansas City Chiefs and wide receiver Tyreek Hill have signed a three-year, $54 million contract extension. The Chiefs announced the contract Friday with a photo of Hill signing it and giving the "...
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Green Bay Packers' Adrian Amos intercepts a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Chicago. The Packers won 10-3. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 06, 2019 - 6:42 am
CHICAGO (AP) — To open its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL got a throwback to, well, the 1920s. You know, one of those knock-down, dragged-out defensive confrontations that ends up 10-3. That's the score the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears by on Thursday night. And while it was...
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Green Bay Packers' Adrian Amos intercepts a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Chicago. The Packers won 10-3. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 05, 2019 - 8:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Monsters of the Midway showed up for the NFL's season opener. They were wearing gold, green and white. In a defensive battle also marked by sloppy offense and penalties, the Packers used the Bears' usual trademark, a staunch D, and just enough from Aaron Rodgers on Thursday night...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is shown during an NFL football training camp, in Irvine, Calif. Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald and now Jared Goff have all agreed to contract extensions over the past year that set new NFL benchmarks for guaranteed money at their respective positions. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
September 05, 2019 - 7:37 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — After an offseason of speculation about the health of Todd Gurley's left knee, it would be reasonable to think the Los Angeles Rams' running back would be ready to put those questions to rest. But Gurley does not seem to be interested in answering the query at all,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown (84) and teammates gather before an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Star receiver Antonio Brown is not with the Oakland Raiders four days before the season opener amid reports he could be suspended over a confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock. Mayock issued a brief statement at the beginning of practice Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, saying that Brown wasn't at the Raiders facility and won't be practicing a day after Brown posted a letter from the GM on social media detailing nearly $54,000 in fines (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
September 05, 2019 - 5:07 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Star receiver Antonio Brown was sent away from the Oakland Raiders four days before the season opener amid reports he could be suspended over a confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock. Mayock said at the beginning of practice Thursday that Brown wasn't at the Raiders...
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