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49ers will have rookie Reuben Foster back at linebacker
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The San Francisco 49ers will have middle linebacker Reuben Foster back against the Dallas Cowboys. The rookie missed the past five games with a sprained ankle. Adam Jones' balky lower back will keep the Cincinnati cornerback out of the lineup Sunday in

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Through six weeks, Deshaun Watson has the most popular rookie jersey
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Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has emerged quickly as one of the best players in the NFL. He likewise has the best-selling jersey among all rookies. According to NFLShop.com, from the start of the regular season through Week Six, the top-selling jersey belongs to Watson. No. 2 belongs to Steelers

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What rookie CB Ahkello Witherspoon did to earn role in 49ers' defense
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Rookie cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon did not win the right to suit up for the 49ers' first four games. "He really started to get better with his coordination with his feet from the bump-and-run coverage and from playing ‘off.' There's always a light that goes on," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. The plan was for Witherspoon […]

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Rookie C.J. Beathard ready to take over as 49ers starting QB
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After opening the season with six straight losses, the San Francisco 49ers have turned over the reins of the offense to rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard. Beathard's performance over these next 10 weeks could play a big part in determining whether the rebuilding 49ers view Beathard as a foundation piece of if they decide they need […]

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Bears lean heavily to the run to protect rookie quarterback
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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Tribusky doesn't care if his offense continues playing it safe – as long as it's in a victory. ''As a quarterback, you want to be throwing the ball, but as a competitor and leader of this team, you're going to do whatever it takes to win,'' Trubisky said. Trubisky goes into […]

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Upgrade: Browns rookie QB Kizer back after one-week benching
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DeShone Kizer went on a weekend retreat to a place he never wants to visit again. Benched for last week's game in Houston by Browns coach Hue Jackson following a rash of turnovers and costly interceptions in the red zone, Kizer was reinstated as Cleveland's starter on Wednesday. The NFL's youngest starting QB will make […]

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Welcome back, Kizer: Hue Jackson reinstates rookie Browns starter after a week on bench
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One week after benching rookie second-round pick DeShone Kizer and installing second-year quarterback Kevin Hogan as his team’s starter, Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson has reinstated Kizer as QB1. Hogan, a fifth-round pick last year who got the chance to start after playing well in the second half against the New York Jets in Week […]

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Deshaun Watson doing things no rookie quarterback has done
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Deshaun Watson showed up to work wearing a Warren Moon jersey. “I’ve got great respect for Warren Moon,” Watson said, via quotes distributed by the team. Watson completed 17 of 29 passes for 225 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in Houston’s 33-17 victory.

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49ers pull QB Brian Hoyer for rookie C.J. Beathard
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The San Francisco 49ers' youth movement is in full effect and has now reached the most important position on the field. With 6:39 to go in the second quarter of Sunday's game against Washington, Niners coach Kyle Shanahan pulled starting quarterback Brian Hoyer in favor of rookie C.J. Beathard. The change at quarterback comes two […]

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Jets punter Edwards fixed bad habits after shaky rookie year
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The moment the ball left his right hand, Lachlan Edwards cringed a little and then hoped it would at least reach his teammate. After all, the New York Jets punter is used to kicking footballs, not throwing them. It sure did: a successfully orchestrated fake punt that went for a 31-yard completion — on fourth-and-21 […]

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Patriots rookie Harvey Langi taken to hospital after car accident
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New England Patriots rookie defensive end/linebacker Harvey Langi and his wife were involved in a car accident that involved serious injuries but which are not considered to be life-threatening, according to someone close to Langi. "We are aware of the traffic accident involving Harvey Langi and a passenger last night in Foxborough," the Patriots said […]

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Ravens, Suggs poised to test Bears rookie QB Trubisky
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Last month, DeShone Kizer made his road debut as Cleveland's starting quarterback in Baltimore. Suggs had one of Baltimore's three sacks that day, and the game plan this week is for more of the same. ''We're definitely going to try to keep them guessing, show different things,'' Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley said.

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