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The Denver Broncos have signed veteran inside linebacker Joe Schobert who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers last year. The team also activated prized offseason acquisition Randy Gregory and right tackle Billy Turner from the physically unable to perform list. Schobert's signing comes two days after linebacker Jonas Griffith dislocated an elbow in the Broncos' exhibition game against the Dallas Cowboys. Griffith is expected to miss up to six weeks. He had been penciled in to start alongside Josey Jewell.

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San Francisco 49ers safety Jimmie Ward pulled his hamstring and might not be ready to return for the season opener on Sept. 11 in Chicago. Coach Kyle Shanahan says Ward got injured in practice on Sunday and will likely be out at least a few weeks. The absence of Ward would be significant for the Niners after he has emerged in recent seasons as the anchor in the secondary at free safety.

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Police in Texas have identified the brother of retired NFL cornerback Aqib Talib as a suspect in the shooting death of a coach at a youth football game. Police in the Dallas-area city of Lancaster say Yaqub Salik Talib is suspected in the Saturday night shooting that killed a man. Authorities have not yet identified the man, but family and friends say he was a coach. Yaqub Talib was not in custody as of late Sunday and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The Associated Press sent a message to police seeking updated information Monday on the search for him. Yaqub Talib is the brother of Aqib Talib, a five-time Pro Bowler who announced his retirement in 2020.

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Atlanta Falcons rookie receiver Drake London will likely be held out of practice this week because of a right knee injury, but the No. 8 overall pick isn’t expected to miss significant time. London was injured in the Falcons’ preseason opener at Detroit. He went out on the first series after catching a 24-yard pass. Coach Arthur Smith says London isn't likely to practice this week, including joint workouts with the New York Jets ahead of an Aug. 22 preseason game at the Meadowlands. It’s possible London won’t play against until the Sept. 11 regular-season opener against New Orleans.

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Nick Mullens completed 7 of 9 passes for 94 yards and one touchdown, and the Las Vegas Raiders beat the Minnesota Vikings 26-20 in a preseason game. The Raiders moved to 2-0 after a 27-11 win over Jacksonville last week in the Hall of Fame Game. Jarrett Stidham, who started at quarterback for Las Vegas, completed 10 of his 15 passes for 68 yards. He also ran for 16 yards on four carries, including a touchdown. Kellen Mond threw for 119 yards on nine completions, including two touchdowns, in the Vikings’ preseason opener. Sean Mannion finished 8 of 12 for 79 yards.

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Rodger Saffold is eager to focus his attention on taking over the Buffalo Bills starting job at left guard after missing the first two weeks of training camp with rib injuries sustained in a car accident. Saffold called it a traumatic experience in declining to go into much detail regarding the accident, in which he says no one was seriously hurt and occurred in Los Angeles last month. He didn't realize the extent of his injuries until he began working out at the team's facility last month. Saffold is a 13-year NFL veteran, and signed with Buffalo this offseason in having previously played under Bills new offensive line coach Aaron Kromer.

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The Green Bay Packers are getting some good news on their collection of players coming back from knee injuries. Packers coach Matt LaFleur says offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins, tight end Robert Tonyan and rookie wide receiver Christian Watson are coming off the physically unable to perform list. That will allow each of them to participate in workouts. LaFleur cautioned that “it's just like the next step in the process” and that they wouldn't be doing team drills yet.

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Danny Gray’s big-play touchdown catch from Trey Lance was the highlight from San Francisco’s exhibition opener but it was the performance of another rookie that could prove even more important to the 49ers. Fifth-round cornerback Samuel Womack built on an impressive training camp by flashing in his preseason debut, intercepting both passes thrown his way in a performance that could earn him a longer look in a bid to win the slot cornerback job in San Francisco. Several other rookies also had encouraging performances.

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The booing has begun, and it’s only the preseason. The Cleveland Browns expect it to intensify in the months ahead. Deshaun Watson is a target, and so are his teammates. As they prepare for Watson to be suspended by the NFL for violating its personal conduct policy, the Browns know they’re probably going to be subjected to rougher and rowdier treatment from fans during road games this season. Watson was booed throughout his exhibition debut on Friday in Jacksonville, where some in the crowd directed profane chants at the controversial quarterback accused of sexual misconduct by two dozen women during massage therapy appointments. All-Pro guard Joel Bitonio said the team is adopting a ‘Cleveland against the world’ mentality.

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Miami Dolphins cornerback Trill Williams tore his ACL in the team’s preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel confirmed. During the fourth quarter of the Dolphins’ 26-24 win at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, Buccaneers backup quarterback Kyle Trask threw a screen pass to a receiver. Williams made the tackle on the play for a loss, but immediately grabbed his left knee after falling to the ground. McDaniel did not specify how much time Williams is expected to miss. The Dolphins open the season at home against the New England Patriots on Sept. 11.

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Falcons rookie receiver Drake London, the eighth overall draft pick, was held out of practice after leaving the exhibition opener at Detroit with an injured knee. Coach Arthur Smith indicated Sunday there is no immediate timetable for London’s return to the field and noted that “it's nothing that we’re really concerned about long term." London asked out of Friday’s game after catching a 24-yard pass from Marcus Mariota in the first quarter. He went briefly into the medical tent on the sideline and spent the rest of the night watching the game.

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New York Giants' leading sacker Azeez Ojulari has passed his physical and practiced with the team for the first time since training camp opened. Ojulari, who had eight sacks as a rookie, missed the first 2 1/2 weeks of camp while on the non-football injury list with a hamstring issue. He was injured before camp opened. The return of Ojulari gives New York two outstanding edge rushers. The Giants drafted Kayvon Thibodeaux with the fifth pick overall. New York also has two very good tackles for them to work against _ Andrew Thomas and rookie Evan Neal.

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New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will have arthroscopic surgery on his injured right knee Tuesday in Los Angeles. Wilson suffered a bone bruise and torn meniscus during the Jets’ second offensive series Friday night in their preseason opener at Philadelphia. The procedure to repair the meniscus will be performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache. It will determine the timeline on how long Wilson will be sidelined. Wilson is currently expected to be out two to four weeks. There’s a chance he could be out longer depending on the condition of the knee when ElAttrache goes in to operate.

Anyone celebrating a birthday around the Tennessee Titans walks carefully around the team’s headquarters to try and avoid center Ben Jones. Jones likes to surprise people usually with a pie to the face. The veteran lineman helped coach Mike Vrabel celebrate his 47th birthday in style Sunday. Jones snuck up behind Vrabel as the coach talked with fans and signed autographs after practice. Jones doused Vrabel with baby powder before Vrabel was able to grab a towel.

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Police in Las Vegas say former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch was asleep and smelled of alcohol when he was found in his damaged sports car this week and arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Lynch’s attorneys responded Thursday with a statement saying Lynch was in a parked car, not driving, and a DUI charge won't stick. The arresting officer says police found markings suggesting Lynch’s black Shelby GT500 hit sidewalks before stopping in an industrial part of downtown Las Vegas. The 7:30 a.m. Tuesday arrest came after the Seattle Seahawks announced Monday that Lynch had been hired as a team broadcast special correspondent. In 12 NFL seasons, Lynch also played for the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders.

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Third-string quarterback Bryce Perkins threw a pair of touchdown passes to Lance McCutcheon and the Los Angeles Rams held off the Los Angeles Chargers 29-22 in a preseason game in which most of the starters for both teams did not play. Perkins played the entire game with Matthew Stafford and John Wolford not dressed. He completed 9 of 16 passes for 126 yards and also finished as the Rams’ leading rusher with 39 yards on eight carries, including a 1-yard TD midway through the third quarter. McCutcheon, who has drawn rave reviews from Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp during training camp, finished with five receptions for 87 yards

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CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw for 60 yards and a touchdown on Kansas City’s first possession, then watched as the Chiefs lost to the Chicago Bears 19-14 in the preseason opener Saturday.

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Journeyman Josh Johnson's two touchdown throws helped the Denver Broncos beat the Dallas Cowboys 17-7 in coach Nathaniel Hackett's first game as a head coach in the NFL. Johnson is 36 years old and this is his 14th NFL team. He's trying to beat out Brett Rypien for the job of backing up starter Russell Wilson. The Cowboys committed 17 penalties for 129 yards 48 hours after getting manhandled by the Broncos in a joint practice.

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Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass on his only possession in his debut with New Orleans, but the Saints fell to the Houston Texans 17-13 Saturday night after a touchdown in the final minute in the preseason opener for both teams. Dalton, who joined the Saints after spending last season with the Bears, started with Jameis Winston out after he injured his foot in practice Monday. Dalton was a perfect 5 for 5 for 51 yards. He threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Dwayne Washington to put New Orleans up 7-0 early.

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Kenny Pickett threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Vaughns with 3 seconds to play and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks 32-25 on Saturday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Pickett, Pittsburgh’s first-round pick in 2022, is competing with Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph to replace retired two-time Super Bowl winner Ben Roethlisberger as the Steelers starting quarterback.

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Skylar Thompson threw for 218 yards and one touchdown to help the Miami Dolphins open the preseason with a 26-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jason Sanders kicked four field goals, including a 53-yarder that put the Dolphins ahead for good with just under seven minutes remaining. Kyle Trask drove the Bucs into position to potentially win the game, but Jose Borregales’ 49-yard field goal attempt hit the right upright and bounced away as time expired. With Tom Brady taking what coach Todd Bowles described as a pre-planned break from training camp for personal reasons, Trask and No. 2 quarterback Blaine Gabbert shared playing time.

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The president of the NFL Players Association blasted the conditions at Soldier Field and he didn’t exactly get an argument from the Chicago Bears or Kansas City Chiefs after their preseason game. Union president JC Tretter tweeted the field was not up to NFL standards. Chicago quarterback Justin Fields said things were worse when the Bears practiced there Tuesday rather than at their suburban headquarters. He also said he tries to use the conditions to his advantage. The conditions at Soldier Field have long been a source of frustration for players and coaches on the Bears as well as other teams.

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Matt Ryan’s pass attempts were much like his Indianapolis Colts’ preseason debut. They were relatively short and efficient in a 27-24 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Tyler Bass hit a 46-yard field goal as time expired as Buffalo scored on three consecutive possessions in the final 8:10 to rally from a 14-point deficit. Raheem Blackshear scored touchdowns rushing from 1 and 3 yards over a span of 4:19 to tie the game. Otherwise most eyes were on Ryan. Acquired in a trade with Atlanta in March, Ryan finished 6 of 10 for 58 yards with two incompletions occurring on fourth-down attempts.

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