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  • Raiders tab rookie Derek Carr as starting QB

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season. Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr would be the starter for the foreseeable future...

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

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    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. In a flurry of moves Monday, the Jets also released special teams ace Ellis...

  • Idzik: Cutting Patterson was 'best thing for Jets'

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — John Idzik and the New York Jets thought it was simply time to cut ties with Dimitri Patterson. Despite a thin secondary, the Jets cut the veteran cornerback Saturday in a move that capped a bizarre week involving a player the team had expected to be a starter. "In...

  • Gronk promises he will play Sunday; Dolphins ready

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — 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...

  • Addition of Williams gives depth to Seattle's line

    Updated: 7 min ago

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — 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 told him the other day, 'I wish at 12 years I could...

  • McCarthy likes Packers' pass rush potential

    Updated: 22 min ago

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — With Clay Matthews on one side and Julius Peppers on the other, the Green Bay Packers have a pair of prolific veterans to spearhead the pass rush. It made for a pleasant sight for coach Mike McCarthy during training camp. "It looks good," he said Monday about...

  • Spotlight will be on Lions in Monday night opener

    Updated: 52 min ago

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Jim Caldwell's first game as coach of the Detroit Lions will be on quite a stage — at home on a Monday night against the New York Giants. That's a prospect so exciting his face lit up a bit after he was asked about it. "It's a great platform for our team, for...

  • Right guard Boone passes physical, rejoins 49ers

    Updated: 52 min ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — 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...

  • Texans sign S Manning

    Updated: 52 min ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have signed safety Danieal Manning. The 32-year-old Manning played in 35 games for the Texans from 2011-13 and had 124 tackles, four interceptions and 15 pass breakups. He started six games last year before suffering a season-ending right knee injury....

  • Jerry Jones: Cowboys looking at 'uphill battle'

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jerry Jones opened training camp with stories about how young his Dallas Cowboys were. He told a few thousand fans at the kickoff luncheon that many of those players faced an "uphill battle." Not exactly Super Bowl talk from an eternally optimistic owner who has...

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