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Green Bay Packers' Adrian Amos intercepts a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Chicago. The Packers won 10-3. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 05, 2019 - 11:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Monsters of the Midway showed up for the NFL's season opener. They were wearing gold, green and white. In a defensive battle also marked by sloppy offense and penalties, the Packers used the Bears' usual trademark, a staunch D, and just enough from Aaron Rodgers on Thursday night...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is shown during an NFL football training camp, in Irvine, Calif. Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald and now Jared Goff have all agreed to contract extensions over the past year that set new NFL benchmarks for guaranteed money at their respective positions. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
September 05, 2019 - 10:37 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — After an offseason of speculation about the health of Todd Gurley's left knee, it would be reasonable to think the Los Angeles Rams' running back would be ready to put those questions to rest. But Gurley does not seem to be interested in answering the query at all,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown (84) and teammates gather before an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Star receiver Antonio Brown is not with the Oakland Raiders four days before the season opener amid reports he could be suspended over a confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock. Mayock issued a brief statement at the beginning of practice Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, saying that Brown wasn't at the Raiders facility and won't be practicing a day after Brown posted a letter from the GM on social media detailing nearly $54,000 in fines (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
September 05, 2019 - 8:07 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Star receiver Antonio Brown was sent away from the Oakland Raiders four days before the season opener amid reports he could be suspended over a confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock. Mayock said at the beginning of practice Thursday that Brown wasn't at the Raiders...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, fans pass by the east side of Mile High Stadium before an NFL preseason football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Denver Broncos in Denver. The Broncos announced Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, that the team will partner with Colorado-based Empower Retirement on a 21-year deal to name the stadium "Empower Field at Mile High." (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 04, 2019 - 7:51 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have partnered with Empower Retirement on a 21-year deal to name their stadium "Empower Field at Mile High." The Metropolitan Football Stadium District will meet later this week to sign off on the agreement that runs through 2039 and ends a three-year span...
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott works out a the team's NFL football facility in Frisco, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Schuyler Dixon)
September 04, 2019 - 6:23 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott was finishing the early stretching at the first practice since ending his long holdout with the Dallas Cowboys when the star running back was called to the front of the group. Cheers rose from teammates Wednesday before Elliott led a brief set of jumping jacks...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop takes a quiet moment on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Titans have placed kicker Ryan Succop on injured reserve and have added veteran Cairo Santos to take over for him. Succop hadn’t missed a game in five seasons with the Titans but had been recovering from offseason knee surgery. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
September 04, 2019 - 4:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Succop thought his leg had recovered enough for him to kick in the Tennessee Titans' season opener at Cleveland. Turns out the veteran needs a few more weeks. The Titans placed Succop on injured reserve Wednesday and signed veteran Cairo Santos to replace a veteran who...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) puts on his helmet prior to the team's NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Brown missed significant practice time dealing with frost-bitten feet suffered while getting cryotherapy treatment in France and waging a battle with the NFL over the use of his outdated helmet. He lost a grievance to allow him to use the helmet that's no longer certified as safe and returned to camp. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
September 04, 2019 - 4:24 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Star receiver Antonio Brown said Wednesday that the Oakland Raiders have fined him close to $54,000 for missing a practice and walkthrough last month. Brown posted a letter on his Instagram account from general manager Mike Mayock saying that he was fined $40,000 for an...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is shown before an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, in Cleveland. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said wide receiver Odell Beckham is “ready to go” for the season opener against Tennessee after not playing in any exhibition games. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
September 04, 2019 - 12:35 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is "ready to go" for the season opener against Tennessee after not playing in any exhibition games. Beckham sat out Cleveland's four preseason games with what the team described as a minor hip injury. The...
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September 04, 2019 - 11:25 am
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — In a story Sept. 3 about Auburn's dramatic wins under coach Gus Malzahn, The Associated Press erroneously reported the score and year of Auburn's victory over LSU when Danny Etling took the snap and threw an apparent last-play touchdown pass. That happened during Auburn's 18-13...
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FILE - At left, in a May 22, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy smiles during NFL football practice in Lake Forest, Ill. At right, in an Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur walks onto the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans, in Green Bay, Wis. The NFL's most ancient rivals open the league's 100th season with a flipped script: A year after the Bears went to Green Bay to open the season with a new look under coach Matt Nagy, the Packers are trying to do the same at Chicago under coach Matt LaFleur, a drastic change for quarterback Aaron Rodgers going against Khalil Mack and the Bears' defense. (AP Photo/File)
September 04, 2019 - 10:37 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL's oldest rivalry takes on a different look to open the league's 100th season. It's a role reversal for the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. A year after new coach Matt Nagy took quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears to Lambeau Field to kick off the season, the...
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