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  • Sam left off Rams' practice squad

    St. Louis (AFP) - Michael Sam, who is trying to become the NFL's first openly gay player, remained without a team Monday, two days after being cut by the St. Louis Rams.

  • Derek Carr, not Matt Schaub, to start Week 1 for Oakland Raiders

    Second-round pick Derek Carr will start for the Oakland Raiders in Week 1, per Fox's Jay Glazer.

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  • Rams leave Michael Sam off practice squad ... so what's next for him?

    The St. Louis Rams named the 10 players they signed to their practice squad. Michael Sam was not one of them.

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    How will Ryan Mallett impact the Texans?

    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has details on the Houston Texans' trade for quarterback Ryan Mallett and the "NFL Total Access" crew breaks down what they think Mallett's impact will be this season.

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  • NFL Preview Week: Which teams have the toughest first four games?

    The NFL regular season officially kicks off on Thursday when Green Bay travels to Seattle to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. Shutdown Corner will be previewing everything to come all week, capped off by our awards and Super Bowl predictions on Thursday.

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  • Report: 49ers' McDonald arrested for domestic abuse; victim allegedly pregnant

    NBC Bay Area's Damon Trujilo is reporting that San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald has been arrested for domestic abuse.

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  • Bills WR Watkins practices after hurting ribs

    Buffalo Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins is still experiencing soreness after returning to practice for the first time since aggravating a rib injury last week. The first-round draft pick practiced fully Monday, and says he is preparing to play Sunday, when Buffalo opens the season at Chicago.…

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  • In the NFL, imitation is often a form of flattery

    ''If Peyton and Philip and Brees and Brady are doing something that's good, then go out and try to do the same thing.'' Easier said than done if you don't have such star quarterbacks, but Vincent's point is well taken. The NFL's head of football operations, a star player for 15 pro seasons and…

    The Associated Press
  • Colts face daunting challenge to protect Luck

    Andrew Luck and A.Q. Shipley started getting reacquainted at Monday's practice. While this isn't how the Colts envisioned opening the season Sunday at Denver, plugging in yet another potential new starter at center, injuries have left them with no choice. ''Going through today, taking every snap…

    The Associated Press
  • Jaguars to start McClendon over Bowanko at center

    The Jacksonville Jaguars have named journeyman Jacques McClendon their starting center. McClendon beat out Mike Brewster and rookie Luke Bowanko, a sixth-round draft pick from Virginia. McClendon is in his fifth NFL season, but has played in just nine games. So Sunday's game at Philadelphia will…

    The Associated Press
  • Addition of Williams gives depth to Seattle's line

    Cliff Avril watched Kevin Williams going through practice drills, amazed by what he was seeing from a defensive tackle entering his 12th season. It's why Seattle pursued Williams so much during the offseason. I'm definitely going to pick his brain to see if I can steal another five years.'' The…

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  • Jets sign CB Adams, LB Edds, claim WR Powell

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Jets signed cornerback Phillip Adams, adding depth to their thin secondary, re-signed linebacker A.J. Edds and claimed speedy wide receiver Walter Powell off waivers from Arizona.

    The Associated Press
  • Sam clears waivers, meets with Fisher

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- - Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation.

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  • Chiefs sign quarterback Smith to contract extension

    (Reuters) - Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, a Pro Bowl selection in 2013, signed a long-term contract extension with the National Football League (NFL) team on Sunday. "It was a priority of ours to get this deal done and keep Alex in a Chiefs uniform long-term," Chiefs general manager…

  • Raiders ink CB Dowling, 9 others to practice squad

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders have signed former New England cornerback Ras-I Dowling to their practice squad.

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  • Giants sign Cox, 6 other players to practice squad

    The New York Giants have added running back Michael Cox and six other players to their practice squad. Six of the seven, including Cox, were cut by the Giants on Saturday before rejoining the team on Sunday. They include cornerbacks Bennett Jackson and Chandler Fenner, linebacker Dan Fox, defensive…

    The Associated Press
  • Lions sign 10 to practice squad

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have signed 10 players to their practice squad Sunday, a day after they were cut when the team trimmed its roster to comply with the 53-man limit.

    The Associated Press