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ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) A gun charge against an NFL linebacker has been dropped because the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied, the player’s attorney said. The charge against free agent Khaseem Greene was dismissed by a judge on July 17 after a request from prosecutors, NJ.com reported (http://bit.ly/2wVi04v) this week. …

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ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) A gun charge against a free agent NFL linebacker has been dropped because the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied, the player’s attorney said. The charges against Khaseem Greene were dismissed by a judge on July 17 after a request from prosecutors, NJ.com reported (http://bit.ly/2wVi04v ) this …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston continued his solid preseason, completing 21 of 29 passes for 196 yards and helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat woeful Jacksonville 12-8 on Thursday night. Winston had two passes dropped, including what would have been a 43-yard touchdown strike to Mike Evans in the first quarter. More Tampa Bay …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jameis Winston continued his solid preseason, completing 21 of 29 passes for 196 yards and helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat woeful Jacksonville 12-8 on Thursday night. Winston had two passes dropped, including what would have been a 43-yard touchdown strike to Mike Evans in the first quarter. The Buccaneers (1-1) scored …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Blake Bortles’ career in Jacksonville could be nearing an end. Coach Doug Marrone opened up the team’s quarterback job after Bortles’ latest inconsistent performance Thursday night, giving Chad Henne a chance to start. ”I’m looking for someone who is going to lead this offense,” Marrone said. ”I’m not happy with the performance. …

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Of all the high-profile players making debuts in a new uniform, Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby was most impressive. Darby intercepted former teammate Tyrod Taylor’s pass and returned it 48 yards and also broke up two passes in his first game since Philadelphia acquired him from Buffalo last week, and the Eagles beat the …

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Jay Cutler’s night started by getting an ovation from Miami Dolphins fans just for taking the field, and ended with him giving a shout-out to Mark Bowen. That’s the surgeon who fixed his right shoulder after his season with the Chicago Bears ended last December. Cutler’s shoulder is just fine, and …

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Chris Long, the Philadelphia defensive end who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem before the Eagles’ exhibition game Thursday night against Buffalo. Jenkins stood with his right fist raised in the air as he’s done since last season. …

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister’s boyfriend last month, Los Angeles prosecutors said Thursday. The 30-year-old Smith is scheduled to be arraigned next month on assault and battery charges, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Prosecutors say Smith beat his sister’s boyfriend and …

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Deon Simon is motivated by his painful past. The darkest moments came while he dealt with a severe knee injury and academic issues as a high school senior, leaving his future on and off the field uncertain. ”It was a hard time,” the New York Jets defensive tackle said after a …

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