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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterbacks Sam Darnold (14), Josh McCown (15) and Teddy Bridgewater (5) practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J. Assistant quarterbacks coach Mick Lombardi is at left. McCown, Bridgewater and rookie Darnold will highlight a competition that could go a long way in setting the tone for this season _ and beyond. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 27, 2018 - 2:28 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — There was no sign of Sam Darnold as the New York Jets opened training camp. The No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft officially became a contract holdout when the team began its first practice of the summer Friday without its prized rookie quarterback. Darnold joins Chicago...
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Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel answers questions during a news conference, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn., the day before NFL football training camp begins. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
July 27, 2018 - 2:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans and Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker have agreed to a two-year extension keeping him under contract through the 2020 season. The Titans announced the deal Friday, hours after signing Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan to a five-year contract. Walker has...
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones walks off the field following an NFL football training camp practice in Flowery Branch, Ga., Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
July 27, 2018 - 2:23 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Julio Jones insists his status for the Atlanta Falcons' training camp was never in doubt. Jones, the five-time Pro Bowl receiver, was back for the start of training camp Friday after missing a mandatory minicamp in June while asking that his contract be reworked. Jones...
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July 27, 2018 - 7:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is congratulating Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys football team, for saying his players will be required to stand for the playing of the national anthem. Trump writes: "Way to go Jerry. This is what the league should do!" Jones was the first...
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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy speaks to the media at the NFL football team's training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
July 26, 2018 - 8:46 pm
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy had no doubts he'd be allowed to report for the start of Bills training camp after the running back was accused of bloodying his ex-girlfriend two weeks ago. And McCoy on Thursday also said he's confident he'll be playing in Buffalo's season opener at Baltimore...
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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, right, looks on as owner Jerry Jones speaks during the "state of the team" press conference at the start of the team's NFL training camp, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
July 26, 2018 - 8:12 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — It's been several years since Jason Garrett's future as coach of the Dallas Cowboys was a hot topic waiting for owner Jerry Jones at the start of training camp. Jones doesn't seem too caught up in the issue now despite the Cowboys missing the playoffs for the fifth time in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones waits on the snap during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Jones will be in training camp for the Falcons. Less than 24 hours before players are required to report, general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the two sides reached an agreement to renegotiate Jones’ contract in 2019. That was apparently good enough to get a commitment from the star receiver to be in camp by Thursday’s 4 p.m. deadline. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 26, 2018 - 1:04 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Jones will report to training camp with the Atlanta Falcons, the team said late Wednesday after reaching an agreement to renegotiate the star receiver's contract next year. General manager Thomas Dimitroff announced the compromise about 16 hours ahead of Thursday's 4 p.m...
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones takes questions during the "state of the team" press conference at the start of the team's NFL training camp, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
July 25, 2018 - 5:12 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has doubled down on insisting that his players stand for the national anthem, saying he wouldn't support anyone who chose to stay in the locker room. Jones was speaking Wednesday at his annual news conference to open training camp in California...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up during the team's organized team activity at its NFL football training facility, in Berea, Ohio. Grordon, who has been suspended numerous times by the NFL for drug violations, announced on Twitter that he will not be with the team when camp opens later this week. Gordon says his absence “is a part of my overall health and treatment plan.”(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
July 25, 2018 - 1:38 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As they await clarity on Josh Gordon's confusing situation, Browns general manager John Dorsey says the club has discussed signing former Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant. Gordon is missing the start of training camp as part of his treatment to battle drug and alcohol addictions...
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This June 12, 2018 photo shows Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throwing during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility in Berea, Ohio. The Browns have signed Mayfield to his rookie contract. The Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma signed Tuesday, July 24, 2018 a day before Cleveland’s players are due to report to training camp. Mayfield is not expected to start in his first season as the Browns intend to play Tyrod Taylor, who led Buffalo to the playoffs last season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 24, 2018 - 10:30 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's first win was beating the clock. The No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL draft signed his rookie contract on Tuesday with the Cleveland Browns, who believe the quarterback from Oklahoma can lead them back to respectability and more. Mayfield finalized his four-...
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