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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.

  • 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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  • 'Madden 15' glitch makes Browns rookie linebacker Christian Kirksey 1-foot-2

    The popular video game features an error that shrinks down the team's third-round pick in the 2014 draft by five feet.

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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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  • Gronk promises he will play Sunday; Dolphins ready

    Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots' opener at Miami this Sunday. Meanwhile, the news hardly caught the Dolphins by surprise. ''I'm super excited,'' said Gronkowski, who didn't play in any of…

    The Associated Press
  • 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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  • Armed with new deal, Chiefs' Smith looks forward

    Alex Smith didn't have much choice when he was traded from San Francisco to Kansas City last year. One day after signing a four-year extension that should solidify his future through the 2018 season, Smith expressed relief at being able to focus solely on football - rather than negotiations that…

    The Associated Press
  • 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.…

    The Associated Press
  • 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
  • Coughlin says Beckham might be a couple weeks away

    It might be a few weeks before New York Giants first-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. plays in a game. Frustrated with repeated questions about the wide receiver, coach Tom Coughlin on Monday said it might be two or three weeks until Beckham gets on the field. Beckham missed almost all of…

    The Associated Press
  • Texans sign S Manning

    HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans have signed safety Danieal Manning.

    The Associated Press
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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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  • Right guard Boone passes physical, rejoins 49ers

    San Francisco 49ers right guard Alex Boone has passed his physical and rejoined the team for its Week 1 preparation ahead of Sunday's opener at Dallas. The 27-year-old Boone reached agreement on a restructured $6 million, two-year contract Sunday. The 49ers requested a roster exemption and Boone…

    The Associated Press
  • Sometimes even Richard Sherman needs an escape

    When Richard Sherman could go unrecognized in public. When he was still mostly overlooked, the same way he ended up being bypassed in the NFL draft until the fifth round. Where he's gone from being largely overlooked coming out of Stanford, to being one of the most polarizing figures in the NFL.

    The Associated Press
  • Panthers QB Newton returns to practice field

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Cam Newton is back in pads - dramatically oversized pads.

    The Associated Press
  • 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.

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