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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns missed his second straight day of practice Thursday, but still expects to play at Baltimore. Hurns, who has 36 catches for 635 yards and six touchdowns this season, sprained his left foot in last week’s loss at the New York Jets. Hurns set a...
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas receiver Dez Bryant went on a profanity-filled rant at a reporter in the locker room Thursday, and was further agitated when another reporter tweeted about the exchange. Bryant’s second tirade interrupted Jason Witten’s weekly session with the media, and the 13th-year...
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy runs with the ball against the New York Jets during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, in East Rutherford, N.J. AP Photo/Bill Kostroun
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Jilted by the Jets, Rex Ryan got even. Thanks to his pride and joy, the defense, Ryan’s return to the Meadowlands was a successful one Thursday night. That defense shut down Ryan’s former team for much of the game, and the Bills scored on offense and special teams in...
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery missed Thursday’s practice with a groin injury he hurt a day earlier. Jeffery has had three straight 100-yard receiving games as the Bears offense has opened up considerably since his return from a hamstring injury in Week 6....
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When North Dakota State announced in August it would boost its athletic scholarships to cover expenses beyond traditional tuition, board and books, it sent shivers through the so-called second tier of college sports. Stipends were supposed to be the domain of the biggest...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is “progression nicely” through the NFL concussion protocol. Bridgewater was knocked out of the game against St. Louis on Sunday by a hit to the head from Rams defensive back Lamarcus Joyner. Zimmer...
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta will be placed on injured reserve after doctors advised him that it was unsafe for him to return from right hip surgery. The 30-year-old Pitta said Wednesday that he will continue to rehabilitate his injured hip with hopes of playing next...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — James Starks is now the Green Bay Packers’ top running back, replacing the slumping Eddie Lacy. Coach Mike McCarthy said before practice on Wednesday that Starks is the team’s “No. 1 back right now” entering this weekend’s game against Detroit. McCarthy says the team...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — If there is a mismatch in the NFL this week, it’s the New York Giants defense against Tom Brady and the undefeated New England Patriots. It’s the well-oiled offensive machine against a banged-up defense that is ranked 32nd overall. How bad can it get? Less than two...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns starting quarterback Josh McCown will be limited in practice with injured ribs but could still play Sunday in Pittsburgh. Coach Mike Pettine said McCown threw some passes on Tuesday and has made progress from the injury sustained on Nov. 1 against Arizona. McCown was...

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