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2017 NFL season already has the lamest quarterback battles
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Alex Smith vs. Patrick Mahomes might be something to watch, but the rest of the starting competitions are trash. With two strong preseason performances, Patrick Mahomes is making a case to succeed Alex Smith as the Chiefs’ starting quarterback sooner rather than later. While there are a handful of

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Bowles says Jets will win more games than expected this season
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Jets head coach Todd Bowles believes his team will perform better than anyone is expecting them to this season, per ESPN's Rich Cimini.  Bowles spoke to Mike Francesa on WFAN radio at camp Monday, and gave the Jets' fan base an encouraging message.  "I would tell them that we're not going to be a terrible […]

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Raiders look for more out of tight ends this season
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A passing game that had been predicated on getting the ball into the hands of the pair of 1,000-yard receivers on the outside in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree suddenly started using some big options in the middle of the field. Derek Carr found free agent tight end Jared Cook on his first drop back […]

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Lions' Stafford mum on plans to let talks drag into season
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Matthew Stafford stands to be wealthier than he already is, possibly very soon. "I had no expectations going into it," Stafford said Monday. Stafford, entering the last season of his $53 million, three-year contract, might start the ninth season of his career with a deal richer than the $125 million, five-year extension the Oakland Raiders […]

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Texans coach Bill O’Brien says J.J. Watt will be even better this season
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J.J. Watt is expected to be back to his brutal and bloodied self this season. After missing 13 games with a back injury last year, Texans coach Bill O’Brien is confident the defensive end will come back even stronger this season. “I can tell you right now the guy’s going to be at the top […]

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Jets seeing more mature, vocal Muhammad Wilkerson this season
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Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson has become more of a vocal leader this season as he has taken it upon himself to fill that void in the locker room. Linebacker David Harris was the voice in the Jets' locker room for years. Now that he is gone, Wilkerson is the next man in line and he is embracing the […]

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Titans see blueprint for season in how they beat Panthers
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota thinks the Tennessee Titans gave a glimpse of just how they can play this season in their second preseason game.

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Jordan Matthews expects to be ready for Bills' season opener
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Getting traded by the Philadelphia Eagles wasn't easy on receiver Jordan Matthews. Getting hurt in his first practice with the Buffalo Bills didn't help. Putting his emotions and frustrations aside, Matthews vowed Sunday that he'll be healthy, ready and focused to play in the season opener against the New York Jets in three weeks.

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2017 AAC season previews: What to know about each team in 140 characters or less
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Expectations are high for Charlie Strong at South Florida, and Houston looks to take the next step

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NFL: Seahawks left tackle George Fant out for season with ACL injury
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Seattle Seahawks starting left tackle George Fant will miss the NFL season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Friday's pre-season game against the Minnesota Vikings. The injury came midway through the second quarter as Fant was pass blocking and Seattle centre Justin Britt inadvertently fell into Fant's right knee. Fant slammed his helmet […]

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Fournette, Lee expect to be ready for Jaguars' season opener
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Rookie running back Leonard Fournette expects to be ready for Jacksonville’s season opener. So does receiver Marqise Lee.

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Blake Bortles' 'make-or-break' season with the Jaguars has taken an ugly turn
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After an unimpressive showing in Week 2 of the NFL preseason, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced that the quarterback job is up for grabs. "I'm looking for someone that's going to lead this offense … I'm not going to sit here and BS anyone," head coach Doug Marrone said after the Jaguars' 12-8 loss to the […]

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