Professional football

FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown is shown during an NFL football minicamp in Alameda, Calif. The Raiders and their big personalities like Antonio Brown and Richie Incognito are ready to be stars on HBO's "Hard Knocks." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 12, 2019 - 5:01 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown has lost his grievance with the NFL over his use of an old helmet that is no longer certified as safe to use for practice or play. The arbitrator issued the ruling Monday after holding a hearing last week with Brown, representatives from...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma quarterbacks Jalen Hurts, left, and Tanner Mordecai, right, throw during NCAA college football practice in Norman, Okla. Hurts is competing with Mordecai, a redshirt freshman, and Spencer Rattler, a true freshman, to become starting quarterback. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
August 12, 2019 - 2:37 pm
Red River rivals Oklahoma and Texas met twice last season for the first time in 115 years, when the Sooners won their fourth consecutive Big 12 championship by avenging their only regular-season loss. Oklahoma now has another transfer quarterback — former national championship winner Jalen Hurts —...
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Brandon Allen, right, evades a tackle by Oakland Raiders' Jason Cabinda (53) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 11, 2019 - 12:44 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nathan Peterman ran farther on one play in his first preseason game with the Oakland Raiders than he ever did with the Buffalo Bills. If it helps Peterman gain an edge in the battle to be Derek Carr's backup, he's more than happy to keep doing it. Peterman scrambled 50 yards...
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Tennessee Titans defensive lineman and top draft pick Jeffery Simmons (98) stretches during NFL football training camp Monday, July 29, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 10, 2019 - 6:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans eagerly welcomed four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jurrell Casey to training camp, even though he didn't stick around too long past individual drills. No need for the Titans' reigning sack leader to push too hard on his first day back. "Oh, it felt...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone, front, directs an NFL football practice, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla., as Tom Coughlin, left, executive vice president of football operations for the Jaguars, looks on. Coughlin and Marrone are pretty much taking it easy on the Jaguars. It's a complete about-face for two old-school coaches who seem to take pleasure in grinding guys into the ground. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 10, 2019 - 4:18 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars don't expect left tackle Cam Robinson and receiver Marqise Lee to be ready for the season opener. Coach Doug Marrone provided an update on the two starters Saturday, saying "we just can't get them over the hump." "We've got to go and start...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Nate Sudfeld is driven off the field after an injury during the first half of the team's preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
August 10, 2019 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles' backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld was back at practice Saturday wearing an arm sling, one day after surgery to repair a broken left wrist. Two other players joined him on the Philadelphia sideline. Two-time Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson and second-year tight end...
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New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur, left, greets New York Jets coach Adam Gase after a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won 31-22. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 09, 2019 - 4:23 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — An outstanding debut by heir apparent Daniel Jones doesn't make for a quarterback competition for the New York Giants, at least for now. Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday that Jones' perfect passing performance and touchdown throw on his only series in the 31-22 preseason...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws with Jacoby Brissett during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Friday, July 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 09, 2019 - 4:04 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are taking no chances with Andrew Luck — or Adam Vinatieri. Coach Frank Reich said Friday he expects the starting quarterback to miss at least three more practices with a strained left calf, likely keeping him off the field until Wednesday, when the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) warms up before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif. Colin Kaepernick wants to play in the NFL, even if he has to compete to get on the field. A source close to Kaepernick told The Associated Press on Friday: “Colin has always been prepared to compete at the highest level and is in the best shape of his life.” Kaepernick released a video earlier this week saying: “5 a.m. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.” (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
August 09, 2019 - 3:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Colin Kaepernick is eager to prove he's good enough to play in the NFL. A person close to Kaepernick told The Associated Press on Friday: "Colin has always been prepared to compete at the highest level and is in the best shape of his life." The person spoke anonymously because...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Blake Bortles throws a pass during the NFL football team's training camp in Irvine, Calif. Bortles gets his first opportunity to show if an offseason with coach Sean McVay has led to improvement. Bortles signed with Los Angeles following his first five seasons in Jacksonville. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
August 09, 2019 - 11:25 am
San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan doesn't see a whole lot of value in a four-game preseason. So with several players, including first-round draft pick Nick Bosa and running back Jerick McKinnon nursing injuries, and others such as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo coming back from one, the 49ers aren't...
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