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BEREA, Ohio | Mayfield hopes NFL officials find consistency on helmet hits

BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield has become the NFL’s unwanted poster boy for helmet-to-helmet hits. Twice this season, Cleveland’s rookie quarterback has been struck in the head by tacklers during games and both times the officials failed to call a penalty for the obvious infractions. Mayfield’s trying not to take oversights personally. “They just have … Continue reading BEREA, Ohio | Mayfield hopes NFL officials find consistency on helmet hits

NEW YORK | Developing young QBs in NFL a tricky balancing act

NEW YORK — Start them right away? Ease ’em in? Have them sit a whole season? When it comes to developing young quarterbacks in the NFL, it all depends on who you talk to. Some teams think it’s best to throw rookie QBs into the fire to learn on the job. Others prefer to gradually … Continue reading NEW YORK | Developing young QBs in NFL a tricky balancing act

PITTSBURGH | Mahomes throws 6 TDs, Chiefs hold off Steelers 42-37

PITTSBURGH  — Tyreek Hill turned to face the cameras when the hottest quarterback in the NFL looked up, saw a potential traffic jam and urged his Kansas City Chiefs teammate to conduct his business elsewhere. “Don’t do that here,” Patrick Mahomes said with a laugh. Hill responded by shuffling a few steps clear of Mahomes’ … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Mahomes throws 6 TDs, Chiefs hold off Steelers 42-37

The Latest: Lynch seated during national anthem

The Latest on the second Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times EDT): 4:40 p.m. Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat on a cooler for the national anthem, while Denver receiver Demaryius Thomas and linebacker Brandon Marshall went inside the tunnel. Lynch rode a stationary bike just before the anthem before taking a … Continue reading The Latest: Lynch seated during national anthem

Kaepernick has new deal with Nike though he’s not in NFL

Colin Kaepernick has a new deal with Nike, even without having a job in the NFL. Kaepernick’s attorney, Mark Geragos, made the announcement on Twitter, calling the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback an “All American Icon” and crediting attorney Ben Meiselas for getting the deal done. Kaepernick also posted a Nike ad featuring his face … Continue reading Kaepernick has new deal with Nike though he’s not in NFL

PHILADELPHIA |The Latest: Browns release Kendricks after trading charges

PHILADELPHIA  — The Latest on Mychal Kendricks, the NFL linebacker charged with insider trading Wednesday and later released by the Cleveland Browns (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks was released by the team Wednesday night, hours after being charged by federal prosecutors with insider trading. Kendricks signed a one-year contract with … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA |The Latest: Browns release Kendricks after trading charges

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. | Ex-Tennessee star gets NFL chance after rape acquittal

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Former University of Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted along with a college teammate of aggravated rape charges. Johnson and Michael Williams were acquitted of all counts July 27. They were indicted in February … Continue reading ENGLEWOOD, Colo. | Ex-Tennessee star gets NFL chance after rape acquittal

Mayfield debuts, Luck returns as NFL preseason gets in gear

Welcome to the NFL, Baker Mayfield. And welcome back to the league, Andrew Luck. While the opening preseason game for most teams carries little intrigue as players from the back end of the roster try to strut their stuff, several story lines will be worth following Thursday night. Start in the New Jersey Meadowlands and … Continue reading Mayfield debuts, Luck returns as NFL preseason gets in gear