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NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold hopes to be back on the field sooner than many expected. The New York Jets quarterback said Tuesday during his weekly spot on “The Michael Kay Show” on 98.7 ESPN New York that he’s feeling much better while recovering from mononucleosis and is aiming to return in Week 5 …

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Leon Lett learned in the Super Bowl never to celebrate too soon. His blunder the following Thanksgiving night schooled the entire Dallas Cowboys in that same painful lesson. Eleven months earlier, Lett’s showboating shy of the goal line after recovering a fumble allowed Don Beebe to catch him from behind and denied Dallas a sure …

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Emmanuel Sanders didn’t realize he tied a career high with 11 catches against Chicago. Never even dawned on him. “I just want to get a win,” the Denver receiver said Tuesday as the team began preparations for their game in Green Bay this weekend. The Broncos are off to a …

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets are banged up, struggling and searching for answers, and their fans are already fed up. Just two games into the season. Now, New York heads to New England on Sunday against the AFC East rival Patriots, and an 0-3 start appears a strong possibility. The Jets opened as an …

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DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier says this year’s roster dismantling has been more drastic than he expected, but a turnaround can come quickly because the team will be aggressive in free agency in 2020. In the wake of the deal that sent disgruntled defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Pittsburgh …

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to punt on the season after losing star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to an elbow injury. The team acquired defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick from Miami on Tuesday and plan to start him on Sunday when the Steelers play in San Francisco. Pittsburgh made the move after starting …

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Another week goes by and more moves need to be made. You may have lost Drew Brees. Maybe you lost Ben Roethlisberger. Perhaps you lost both. Your fantasy draft is just half of it, now we have to keep your team going. And always remember this, just because you get off to a slow …

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Injuries to major sports stars are often described as “costly,” but that assessment depends on the type of currency you’re using. Dollars and cents; wins and losses; or bruised feelings and the absence of hope? When the prognosis came down Monday ruling out Ben Roethlisberger for the season — the same day Drew Brees was …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian is out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury, and Luke Falk will be New York’s starter until Sam Darnold returns from illness. Coach Adam Gase says Tuesday an MRI on Siemian’s left ankle revealed ligament damage that will require surgery. Siemian was injured …

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri says he just needed extra time to clear his mind Sunday night after missing two more extra points in the Indianapolis Colts‘ victory at Tennessee but he never contemplated retirement. Speculation began swirling around the NFL’s career scoring leader following an unusual postgame situation. After leaving the locker room before …

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