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» Friday, September 4, 2015

Judge’s NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in ’Deflategate’

11:09 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A judge's ruling freeing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play football erased his four-game suspension but failed to address the root question of the ''Deflategate'' scandal: What did Brady know about a plot to deflate balls before January's AFC championship game?

Pats coach Belichick on having Brady back: ’He never left’

11:09 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Like every game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he's focused on his next opponent. But he doesn't feel as if he's got a new edge with star quarterback Tom Brady able to play in the regular0season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Tom Brady posts statement on Facebook

11:00 PM

Tom Brady posted a statement on Facebook on Friday night, a day after U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman vacated the New England quarterback's four-game suspension in the ''Deflategate'' scandal.

AP Source: Seahawks, Jackson agree on 1-year contract

10:11 PM

The Seattle Seahawks and free-agent running back Fred Jackson agreed to terms on a one-year deal Friday, according to a person familiar with the contract talks.

Colts acquire linebacker Sio Moore from Raiders

9:51 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts acquired linebacker Sio Moore from the Oakland Raiders on Friday for a late-round draft pick next year.

AP Source: Seahawks, Jackson agree on 1-year contract

9:33 PM

A person familiar with the contract talks says the Seattle Seahawks and free-agent running back Fred Jackson have agreed to terms on a 1-year year.

Eagles clear spot for Tebow, trading Barkley to Cardinals

8:52 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tim Tebow made Matt Barkley expendable.

Steinberg the man sportsmen call on when they’re in trouble

7:39 PM

DENVER (AP) When the police burst through the door at John Bowlen's luxury apartment to investigate a domestic dispute and 911 hang-up, the 29-year-old son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen hollered, ''I didn't do anything wrong! ... I'm calling Harvey.''

Cardinals add Barkley, young QB must learn difficult offense

7:14 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals didn't have to give up much to take a look at quarterback Matt Barkley to see if he might fit in the team's long-term plans.

Bills cut Enemkpali; place McKelvin on short-term IR

6:56 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin will miss the start of the season because of a right ankle injury.

McCoy optimistic but won’t say he’ll play in Bills opener

6:14 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Though saying he's optimistic, running back LeSean McCoy wasn't prepared to announce whether his injured left hamstring will be healed in time for the Buffalo Bills' season opener against Indianapolis on Sept. 13.

Falcons release backup QB candidates Grossman, Yates

6:08 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have released quarterbacks Rex Grossman and T.J. Yates, leaving Sean Renfree as the backup to starter Matt Ryan.

Eagles trade Barkley to Cardinals, clear spot for Tebow

5:56 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tim Tebow made Matt Barkley expendable.

Berry wins Steelers punting battle

5:41 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) From flipping burgers to flipping footballs.

As Chiefs consider final cut down, plenty of questions loom

5:36 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) John Dorsey watched the Kansas City Chiefs play their preseason finale against the St. Louis Rams with a close eye, keenly aware that a game meaningless to many meant much to his players.

Titans set offensive line featuring 2 new starters, 1 rookie

5:28 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans finally have settled on their starting offensive line, and the group tasked with protecting rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota features two new starters.

Giants release veteran punter Steve Weatherford

5:26 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants released popular punter Steve Weatherford on Friday and acquired Brad Wing in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Browns’ Manziel tossing tennis balls as sore elbow heals

5:19 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Johnny Tennis Ball just doesn't sound right.

Jaguars make cuts, keep Auburn’s Marshall, Grant for now

5:16 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) It looks like two undrafted rookies from Auburn will make Jacksonville's opening-day roster.

49ers cut DL Darnell Dockett, 5 others

4:08 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive lineman Darnell Dockett and five other players.

Giants release veteran punter Steve Weatherford

3:39 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants released popular punter Steve Weatherford on Friday and acquired Brad Wing in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Bills cut Enemkpali; place McKelvin on short-term IR

2:14 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin will miss the start of the season because of an ankle injury.

Titans trade veteran guard Andy Levitre to Atlanta Falcons

2:12 PM

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons acquired veteran guard Andy Levitre from the Tennessee Titans on Friday in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft and a future conditional pick.

Pats coach Belichick on having Brady back: ’He never left’

1:31 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Like every game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he's focused on his next opponent. But he doesn't feel like he's got a new edge with star quarterback Tom Brady able to play in the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Maine Dunkin’ Donuts: Free coffee for ’Deflategate’ judge

11:31 AM

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) A Dunkin' Donuts shop in Maine is offering free coffee for life to the federal judge who lifted New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension.

Packers’ Guion, Jones await substance abuse suspensions

10:29 AM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers defensive lineman Letroy Guion plans to stay in Green Bay during his three-game suspension to work out and get ready for the rest of the season.

Players hoping "Deflategate" can usher in change

4:05 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Tom Brady is free and Ramon Foster can't help but laugh. Sorry, the irony is just a little too delicious.

Ellington has 70-yard touchdown catch, 49ers beat Chargers

2:14 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Colin Kaepernick donned a red cap and sneakers, offered a quick side hug to third-string quarterback Dylan Thompson, then took his spot on the sideline for the San Francisco 49ers' 14-12 win against San Diego on Thursday night.

Broncos safety T.J. Ward suspended for opener

2:06 AM

DENVER (AP) Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward said the NFL is unfairly punishing him over a nightclub incident that happened more than 15 months ago, one in which criminal charges were ultimately dropped.

Playing cornerback in Seattle means learning the technique

12:07 AM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Kris Richard makes it sound like some covert activity. That sharing this information will is somehow equate a security leak.

Spotlight shines on trio of 2nd-year quarterbacks

12:07 AM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The challenges facing a rookie quarterback in the NFL can be a bit overwhelming.

Former ref Mike Carey now explains the calls

12:06 AM

Mike Carey almost looks out of uniform dressed in a suit and tie. Where's the referee's outfit?

» Thursday, September 3, 2015

3 people at Colts-Bengals game injured by falling debris

11:22 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Three people sustained minor injuries at Thursday night's Colts game when they were hit by a bolt from the roof.

2-time Pro Bowl CB Tim Jennings agrees to terms with Bucs

11:18 PM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Tim Jennings agreed to terms Thursday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will be reunited with coach Lovie Smith.

Column: Wait, Goodell got it wrong again? Roger that!

11:11 PM

The day is coming when NFL owners won't have enough faith in Roger Goodell's judgment to let him order lunch.

Colts defensive lineman to have surgery on injured ankle

10:43 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Art Jones will have surgery on his injured left ankle, coach Chuck Pagano said Thursday night.

Mayor gives ’word’ at rally touting stadium progress

9:32 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Mayor Francis Slay attended a rally touting progress of a task force to develop a new stadium on the downtown riverfront, giving fans his ''word'' there would be a new stadium and the Rams would be playing in it.

Judge sides with Brady on ’Deflategate,’ NFL appeals

9:22 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs, saying he was treated unfairly by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league quickly appealed.

Bucs’ Gilkey leaves game at Miami with left knee injury

8:28 PM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting guard Garrett Gilkey has been carted off the field with a left knee injury in the second quarter against Miami.

Tom Brady not in uniform for Patriots game

8:14 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady was not in uniform Thursday night for the New England Patriots' final preseason game, against the New York Giants.

Broncos safety T.J. Ward suspended for opener

7:59 PM

DENVER (AP) Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward has been suspended for Denver's opener against Baltimore over a nightclub incident that happened more than 15 months ago.

NFL says Redskins WR Jamison Crowder won’t face discipline

7:54 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The NFL says it has concluded its investigation into Washington Redskins rookie receiver Jamison Crowder in connection to a domestic violence episode, and he will not face discipline from the league.

The Latest: Falcons owner says Goodell protecting rights

7:45 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The latest on a federal judge's decision to overturn the NFL's four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the ''Deflategate'' scandal (all times Eastern):

Column: Wait, Goodell got it wrong again? Roger that!

6:48 PM

The day is coming when NFL owners won't have enough faith in Roger Goodell's judgment to let him order lunch.

Brady appeal added to long list of NFL losses in court

6:28 PM

A federal judge tossed out Tom Brady's four-game suspension on Thursday, ruling that Commissioner Roger Goodell failed to follow the procedures laid out in the NFL's collective bargaining agreement in penalizing the four-time Super Bowl champion.

It’s not over yet: What’s next in the ’Deflategate’ mess

6:26 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Seven months. At least $3 million spent on lawyers - and probably twice that or more. Reports and responses and arbitration and appeals and even a college class in New England called ''Deflategate.''

Dolphins’ 1st-round draft pick Parker makes preseason debut

6:05 PM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins first-round draft pick DeVante Parker is in the starting lineup for Thursday night's exhibition game against Tampa Bay and will see his first action of the preseason.

Others improved, but enough to dethrone Pats in AFC East?

5:57 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The AFC East got a lot more entertaining with one wacky, drama-filled offseason.

Broncos safety T.J. Ward suspended for opener

5:35 PM

DENVER (AP) Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward has been suspended for Denver's opener against Baltimore over a nightclub incident that happened more than 15 months ago.

Patriots Nation exults over ruling allowing Brady to play

4:51 PM

BOSTON (AP) Patriots Nation is crowing after a federal judge on Thursday erased New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game ''Deflategate'' suspension.

Jury finds ex-Indianapolis Colts player not guilty of rape

4:27 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A jury has found former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Josh McNary not guilty of forcing a woman he met in a bar to have sex.

The Latest: Pats fans celebrate ’Deflategate’ judgment

4:26 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The latest on a federal judge's decision to overturn the NFL's four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the ''Deflategate'' scandal (all times Eastern):

Final preseason games, few starters to see action

2:44 PM

What to look for in Thursday's final preseason games (all times EDT)

Judge sides with Brady, NFL promises ’Deflategate’ appeal

1:50 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A judge let the air out of ''Deflategate'' Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell promised to appeal.

The Latest: Pats owner Kraft says focus can shift to field

1:27 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The latest on a federal judge's decision to overturn the NFL's four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the ''Deflategate'' scandal (all times Eastern):

The Latest: NFL commissioner promises ’Deflategate’ appeal

12:32 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The latest on a federal judge's decision to overturn the NFL's four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the ''Deflategate'' scandal (all times Eastern):

Judge lets Brady play, ruling against NFL in ’Deflategate’

12:20 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge let the air out of ''Deflategate'' Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity.

The Latest: Union says Brady ruling shows NFL must be fair

11:55 AM

NEW YORK (AP) The latest on a federal judge's decision to overturn the NFL's four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the ''Deflategate'' scandal (all times Eastern):

Swashbuckling rookie RB Zach Zenner has a shot with Lions

2:36 AM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Zach Zenner has made the most of his opportunities with the Detroit Lions, leading the league with 162 yards rushing through three preseason games.

» Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Redskins GM’s wife apologizes for tweet about reporter

11:28 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The wife of Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has apologized for ''disparaging'' and ''unfounded'' comments on her Twitter account about an ESPN reporter.

Packers not satisfied with NFC North perch

10:25 PM

The competitive balance that has come to define the modern NFL has not exactly been evenly distributed across the different divisions.

Former Bears LB Briggs says he plans to retire

10:04 PM

CHICAGO (AP) Lance Briggs, a seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker who helped the Chicago Bears reach the Super Bowl, plans to retire.

RG3 makes first comments since losing Redskins QB job

7:35 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Robert Griffin III made his first public comments since losing his job to Kirk Cousins, but didn't address the Redskins' starting quarterback situation.

Wing, Berry in tight battle for Steelers punter

7:00 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The punting competition that wasn't supposed to be much of a competition has become something else entirely for Brad Wing and Jordan Berry.

Sony, back in the crosshairs, defends ’Concussion’

6:26 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that leaked thousands of emails, Sony Pictures Entertainment again finds itself trying to justify its own inner dealings, this time over the upcoming Will Smith film about head trauma and the NFL, ''Concussion.''

Emails show nuances to ’Concussion’ controversy, NFL fears

6:02 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Leaked emails about the fact-based football drama ''Concussion'' paint a complicated picture of the internal dealings between Sony executives, lawyers, external consultants and filmmaker Peter Landesman in the early stages of development of the head-trauma film.

Ex-NFL running back Phillips charged with killing cellmate

6:01 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been charged with murder in the death of his cellmate at a Central California prison.

Former 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr. finalist for Hall of Fame

5:59 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Edward DeBartolo Jr., who as owner of the 49ers helped build one of the NFL's dynasties, is a finalist for the 2016 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor.

Much-criticized Humphries finally gets an Arians compliment

5:28 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) No one has drawn more criticism from Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians in the preseason than first-round draft pick D.J. Humphries.

Raiders sign free agent LB Lorenzo Alexander

4:51 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent linebacker Lorenzo Alexander.

Indy’s bubble guys get last chance to make good impression

4:49 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Tyler Varga came to Indianapolis to pursue a dream.

Enunwa trying to earn roster spot as Jets’ hybrid receiver

4:39 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Quincy Enunwa has been all over the field for the New York Jets this summer.

Former 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr. finalist for Hall of Fame

3:57 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr. is a finalist for the 2016 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor.

Pryor down to last chance to impress Browns

2:50 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Terrelle Pryor doesn't want a handout. No, thank you.

Jaguars rookie kicker Myers takes unusual path to NFL

2:49 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) As reporters and cameras gathered around new Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Jason Myers, teammates started walking by.

Panthers sign backup QB Derek Anderson to 2-year extension

2:46 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have signed backup quarterback Derek Anderson to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2017 season, providing depth and experience behind Cam Newton.

Sony says ’Concussion’ wasn’t softened to placate NFL

1:59 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Sony Pictures insists that the Will Smith film ''Concussion'' was not ''softened'' to placate the NFL.

Bears acquire TE Lee from Houston

1:56 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have acquired tight end Khari Lee from the Houston Texans for a 2017 sixth-round draft pick.

Winning 3rd straight AFC South title piece of Colts’ plans

1:52 PM

Nothing has changed in the AFC South, where the Texans, Jaguars and Titans all are chasing Indianapolis, and the Colts have their sights set so much higher than the division they dominate.

Column: Has NFL’s PR machine finally met its match?

1:25 PM

Merry Christmas, Mr. Commissioner. Enjoy your lump of coal.

Column: Has NFL’s PR machine finally met its match?

11:24 AM

Merry Christmas, Mr. Commissioner. Enjoy your lump of coal.

Giants re-sign place-kicker Chris Boswell; Brown hurt

10:53 AM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have re-signed place-kicker Chris Boswell.

’Concussion’ director says no compromises were made for NFL

9:33 AM

NEW YORK (AP) A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film ''Concussion'' is already sparking controversy.

Jets’ Maccagnan goes from behind scenes to sudden celebrity

8:39 AM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The shouts from the stands kind of caught Mike Maccagnan off-guard.

’Concussion’ director says no compromises were made for NFL

7:39 AM

NEW YORK (AP) A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film ''Concussion'' is already sparking controversy.

FANTASY PLAYS: Knowing when to draft Gronk a tricky decision

2:53 AM

If you managed to stay awake in school when teachers talked about economics, you might remember the term ''opportunity cost.'' Put simply, it describes what you could've bought had you chosen to spend your money differently.

Hasselbeck looking for meaningful snaps in preseason finale

2:51 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Matt Hasselbeck understands the significance of Thursday's preseason finale.

DeMarco Murray’s departure might be too much for Dallas

2:51 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) When DeMarco Murray traded the blue star on his helmet for silver and white wings, the balance of power in the NFC East shifted from the Dallas Cowboys to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jets’ Maccagnan goes from behind scenes to sudden celebrity

2:35 AM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The shouts from the stands kind of caught Mike Maccagnan off-guard.

» Tuesday, September 1, 2015

’Concussion’ director says no compromises were made for NFL

11:17 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film ''Concussion'' is already sparking controversy.

Browns cut tackle Phil Taylor, former first-round pick

11:03 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns cut big Phil Taylor and swallowed his beefy contract.

Saints preseason clouded by injuries to key veterans

11:00 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints coach Sean Payton is willing to concede that New Orleans' preseason hasn't been ideal as far as creating cohesion among projected regulars.

’Concussion’ director says no compromises were made for NFL

10:07 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A day after its trailer debuted online, the Will Smith football head-trauma film ''Concussion'' is already sparking controversy.

’Concussion’ director says no compromises were made for NFL

9:56 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A day after its trailer debuted online, the Will Smith football head-trauma film ''Concussion'' is already sparking controversy.

Tarpinian released by Texans on deadline to cut roster to 75

9:21 PM

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have cut 11 players, including linebacker Jeff Tarpinian, and placed rookie linebacker Reshard Cliett on injured reserve on the deadline to reduce rosters to 75 players.

Saints place Spencer on injured reserve, trim roster to 75

9:04 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Saints placed veteran linebacker Anthony Spencer on injured reserve while meeting an NFL requirement for rosters to be trimmed to 75 by Tuesday afternoon.

Raiders to go with Howard at right tackle

9:02 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) With less than two weeks before the Oakland Raiders' season-opener, Austin Howard doesn't have much time to ease into his role as the team's starting right tackle.

Patriots ready for Brady or no Brady

8:38 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman's ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady.

Saints place Spencer on injured reserve, trim roster to 75

8:35 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Saints have placed veteran linebacker Anthony Spencer on injured reserve while meeting an NFL requirement for rosters to be trimmed to 75.

Injured Randall Cobb hopes to return for Packers opener

8:08 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers have some good news about their injury-stricken receiving corps.

Weatherspoon set to play, Minter promises big season

7:43 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Inside linebacker is supposed to be the weak link in an otherwise strong Arizona Cardinals defense.

Chargers run game still struggling despite offseason moves

7:34 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Chargers were determined to fix their woeful running game this offseason.

Jaguars owner wants to continue playing in London until 2030

7:31 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars want to be London's team for the foreseeable future.

Jaguars’ Thomas to have surgery, expected to miss 3 games

7:10 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is expected to miss the first three games of the regular season following hand surgery.

Steelers bumpy preseason leaves plenty of questions

7:08 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Oh, for the days of late July, when the biggest question surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers was whether Antonio Brown's custom-wrapped Rolls Royce would avoid the occasional pothole at Saint Vincent College.

Steelers bumpy preseason leaves plenty of questions

6:22 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers began the preseason with little drama and few questions. Now there's more than plenty of both heading into the exhibition finale against Carolina.

Bills cornerback McKelvin begins light workouts on sideline

6:22 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin has finally parked the small push cart he's been using to keep weight off his injured right ankle.

Judge: No ’Deflategate’ ruling yet, despite bogus tweet

6:22 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A New York judge has reiterated that he'll rule by Friday whether New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game suspension for ''Deflategate.''

McFadden on board if Dallas replaces Murray by committee

6:22 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Darren McFadden wants to be one of the replacements for NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray.

Ex-Bills RB Fred Jackson meeting with the Seahawks

6:01 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) After being released by the Buffalo Bills, running back Fred Jackson is looking for an opportunity to reunite with former teammate Marshawn Lynch in Seattle.

Jake Matthews, Brooks Reed to miss Falcons’ preseason finale

5:59 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Coach Dan Quinn is hoping the Atlanta Falcons' list of injuries doesn't get any longer.

49ers’ Jim Tomsula names newcomer Devey starting right guard

5:54 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Center Marcus Martin jokingly talks up his card playing prowess. New right guard Jordan Devey says he brings a swagger to the locker room pingpong table, noting ''I hold my own.''

CBS to stream some regular-season NFL games for 1st time

5:48 PM

NEW YORK (AP) CBS will stream some regular-season NFL games online for the first time.

Underdog Sherels solidifying his role with Minnesota Vikings

5:46 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Every year, Marcus Sherels shows up to Minnesota Vikings training camp with his roster status firmly on the bubble.

Browns cut tackle Phil Taylor, former first-round pick

5:42 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns cut big Phil Taylor and swallowed his beefy contract.

Bills cornerback McKelvin begins light workouts on sideline

5:39 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin has finally parked the small push cart he's been using to keep weight off his injured right ankle.

Case Keenum wins job as Rams backup QB

5:38 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) When the Rams pulled off their blockbuster trade of Sam Bradford to the Eagles for Nick Foles back in the offseason, they also sent a seventh-round pick to the Texans to re-acquire Case Keenum.

Injured Randall Cobb hopes to return for Packers opener

5:37 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers receiver Randall Cobb says he doesn't plan to miss to Green Bay's regular-season opener against Chicago after spraining his shoulder in a preseason game last week.

Hasselbeck looking for meaningful snaps in preseason finale

5:36 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Matt Hasselbeck understands the significance of Thursday's preseason finale.

Browns’ Manziel says sore elbow improving, no surgery needed

5:34 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has dealt with a sore right arm since before he lifted the Heisman Trophy.

Titans nose tackle Sammie Hill has new injury in right knee

5:32 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee nose tackle Sammie Hill has a new injury in the same right knee, and coach Ken Whisenhunt says the Titans are talking to doctors trying to decide if the lineman will need surgery to repair his knee.

Redskins’ Jackson can relate to what RG3 is going through

5:26 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) DeSean Jackson said he can relate to what Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is going through.

Court case against Titans’ wide receiver continued 2 weeks

5:12 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter's trial on misdemeanor charges arising from a July bar brawl has been pushed back to Sept. 15 so defense attorneys can try to produce a key witness.

Chiefs tight end Kelce out with ankle injury

5:09 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Tight end Travis Kelce will miss the Chiefs' preseason finale Thursday night against St. Louis after spraining his ankle in practice earlier this week.

Jets tight end Amaro out for season with shoulder injury

4:56 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Jace Amaro's shoulder injury is worse than initially expected.

Manning believes Giants offense can be ready for season

4:48 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Eli Manning still has high hopes for the New York Giants' offense despite a dreadful preseason.

Brocato, longtime scout for Oilers-Titans, dies of cancer

4:43 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) C.O. Brocato, who scouted players over four decades with the Houston Oilers-Tennessee Titans, has died. He was 85.

RB Fred Jackson traveling to meet Seahawks

4:42 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) After being released by the Buffalo Bills, running back Fred Jackson is looking for an opportunity to reunite with former teammate Marshawn Lynch in Seattle.

Giants place Beatty on reserve PUP in cutting to 74

4:41 PM

EASTY RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have put starting left tackle Will Beatty on the reserve/physically unable to perform list in reducing their roster to 74 players.

Punter Michiael Koenen released as Bucs trim roster to 75

4:38 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released punter Michael Koenen and placed defensive tackle Akeem Spence on the reserve/physically unable to perform list while trimming the roster to the NFL limit of 75 players for the final preseason game.

Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl linebacker Tom Scott dies at 84

4:37 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tom Scott, a two-time Pro Bowl linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, has died, team officials said Tuesday. He was 84.

Cowboys put Scandrick on IR, make other moves to get to 75

4:21 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Cowboys have placed cornerback Orlando Scandrick on season-ending injured reserve following surgery for torn ligaments in his right knee amid moves to get down to 75 players.

Jaguars owner wants to continue playing in London until 2030

4:15 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars want to be London's team for the foreseeable future.

Dolphins RB LaMichael James wants to go by LaMike

3:58 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) If LaMichael James is to make the Miami Dolphins' final roster, he'll do it as LaMike.

Veteran punter Brandon Fields released by Dolphins

3:54 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins' locker room has been so crowded during the exhibition season that undrafted rookie Matt Darr was forced to share a stall with another player.

Montee Ball fighting for roster spot with Broncos

3:35 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Montee Ball predicted in the spring that he'd unseat Pro Bowler C.J. Anderson as the Denver Broncos' starting running back.

Bengals put OT Ogbuehi on injury list, out for 6 weeks

3:27 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals placed top draft pick Cedric Ogbuehi on an injury list Tuesday, getting down to the 75-man roster limit.

Broncos again look like class of AFC West

3:09 PM

DENVER (AP) The Denver Broncos have owned the AFC West since Tebowmania swept the NFL in 2011.

Chiefs tight end Kelce out with ankle injury

3:07 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Tight end Travis Kelce will miss the Chiefs' preseason finale Thursday night against St. Louis after spraining his ankle in practice earlier this week.

Jets tight end Amaro out for season with shoulder injury

2:50 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have placed second-year tight end Jace Amaro on season-ending injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

Vikings cut QB Kafka, leaving Heinicke as 3rd-string option

2:50 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have waived quarterback Mike Kafka.

Jaguars owner wants to continue playing in London until 2030

2:30 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan expects to sign a long-term deal to continue playing annually in London.

Panthers going for 3rd straight title in middling NFC South

2:11 PM

Now that Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are the first team since the NFC South was established in 2002 to repeat as division champs, they see little reason why they shouldn't win it again.

Panthers cut WR Boykin, CB White to trim roster to 75

1:44 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers waived wide receiver Jarrett Boykin and waived-injured former starting cornerback Melvin White on Tuesday.

Agent: Saints trade Saunders to Patriots for draft pick

1:41 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The agent for NFL return specialist and receiver Jalen Saunders says the second-year pro has been traded from the New Orleans Saints to the New England Patriots for a conditional draft pick.

Agent says Saints placing Spencer on injured reserve

1:20 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The agent for New Orleans Saints veteran Anthony Spencer says the former Pro Bowl linebacker will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

Brocato, longtime scout for Oilers-Titans, dies of cancer

11:44 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) C.O. Brocato, who scouted players over four decades with the Houston Oilers-Tennessee Titans, has died. He was 85.

AP source: Fred Jackson traveling to meet Seahawks

11:26 AM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) After being released by the Buffalo Bills, running Fred Jackson is looking for an opportunity to reunite with former teammate Marshawn Lynch in Seattle.

Titans place 2 on injured reserve, waive 2 to reach 75 limit

11:17 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have placed wide receiver Andrew Turzilli and linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil on injured reserve and waived two others in trimming their roster to 75 players.

AP source: Fred Jackson traveling to meet Seahawks

10:58 AM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson is traveling to Seattle to meet with the Seahawks in a bid to sign with the team.

Veteran punter Brandon Fields released by Dolphins

10:37 AM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Punter Brandon Fields has been released after eight seasons with the Miami Dolphins, who opted to go with Matt Darr, an undrafted rookie from Tennessee.

Browns place QB Connor Shaw on injured reserve

10:04 AM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns have placed quarterback Connor Shaw on injured reserve following ligament surgery on his right thumb.

NFL’s toughest division has big changes, challenge ahead

3:02 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) Anytime there's a debate about the NFL's toughest division, teams in the AFC North are quick to point out the playoff appearances.

Bears secondary gets overhaul as preseason winds down

1:32 AM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears knew they would have a new defensive scheme when they open the season against Green Bay in two weeks. Now they will have an entirely new secondary, too.