11:27 PM EDT, Tue August 21, 2018
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Keionta Davis grateful for chance on Pats defensive line

Keionta Davis grateful for chance on Pats defensive line

FOXBORO — Keionta Davis was all smiles as he roamed around the Patriots locker room after practice Tuesday, mingling with teammates and stopping for a quick chat with Deatrich Wise.There’s certainly a lot for him to be happy about.The second-year defensive lineman, who was a long shot to make the team when training camp began a few weeks ago, is now pushing for a roster spot. He was a standout in the Patriots’ 37-20 preseason victory over the Eagles last Thursday, producing 1.5 sacks and three pressures, and he was a factor in the run game.He’s also grateful for the opportunity he’s...
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Gallery: Patriots practice - Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018

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Chiefs add Scandrick in hopes of fixing shaky secondary

Chiefs add Scandrick in hopes of fixing shaky secondary

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Orlando Scandrick was on a plane headed home for a last-minute visit with his family when the Kansas City Chiefs played the Atlanta Falcons in their second preseason game last week.He didnt get to see another shaky performance by their secondary until reporting to his new team.Now the veteran cornerback who spent nearly a decade with the Dallas Cowboys and was recently cut loose by the Washington Redskins will try to help patch it up. The Chiefs signed the 31-year-old Scandrick over the weekend in the hopes he can stabilize one of their biggest areas of need.Im just...
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New sound, new look: Jets strike deals with Def Jam, Marvel

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets have announced partnerships with Def Jam Recordings and Marvel Entertainment to enhance game-day experiences for fans at MetLife Stadium this season.Def Jam will create a Jets anthem that will be played during home games and be part of the teams pregame ritual as it takes the field. A video series featuring Def Jam artists and Jets players is also being produced. The first episode show safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye visiting rapper Jadakiss studio in Yonkers, New York.The Jets deal with Marvel Entertainment will include Marvel-themed features for...
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Jaguars' Marrone takes subtle dig at Pederson's critique

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — With a straight face and a shoulder shrug, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone provided a subtle response to being criticized in Doug Pedersons new book.In Pedersons book released Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles coach ripped Marrones decision to take a knee at the end of the first half of the AFC championship game. Jacksonville led New England 14-10 with 55 seconds remaining and two timeouts, but Marrone called for Blake Bortles to run out the clock and head to the locker room. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Jacksonville was the first team last season to take a...
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Paxton Lynch has gone from 1st-rounder to roster bubble

Paxton Lynch has gone from 1st-rounder to roster bubble

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph said former first-round pick Paxton Lynch was obviously motivated by his demotion to third-string quarterback last week and thats a good sign. Hes upset and he should be upset.Lynch might not have enough time to channel that frustration and salvage a roster spot.Chad Kelly of Ole Miss, Mr. Irrelevant as the final pick of the 2017 NFL draft, has outworked and outplayed Lynch all summer and in both of Denvers exhibition games.Hes expected to get a long look in relief of starter Case Keenum on Friday night in Washington as general manager...
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Browns expect WR Josh Gordon to practice 'very soon'

Browns expect WR Josh Gordon to practice 'very soon'

BEREA, Ohio — Browns coach Hue Jackson expects wide receiver Josh Gordon will be on the practice field very soon.Gordon returned to the team Saturday following a three-weeks-plus absence connected to his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The former Pro Bowler has only been allowed to attend meetings and watch from the sideline since returning. He may need to be cleared by the NFL before he can practice.Following the teams final training camp practice on Tuesday, Jackson said the team is making sure Gordon is in great shape, in a great place before he practices.Gordon wont play in...
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Yankees SS Didi Gregorius goes on DL with bruised heel

Yankees SS Didi Gregorius goes on DL with bruised heel

MIAMI — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a bruised left heel.The move, which came before the Yankees game Tuesday at Miami, was retroactive to Monday. Gregorius was hurt in a collision Sunday at first base during a 10-2 romp over Toronto.Infielder Luke Voit was recalled from Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre. Rookie second baseman Gleyber Torres is expected to help fill in at shortstop.The Yankees already had sluggers Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez on the disabled list. Gregorius is batting .270 with 22 home runs and 74 RBIs, and has 48...
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Patriots roster projection: Crunch time closing in

Patriots roster projection: Crunch time closing in

With two preseason games down for the Patriots, and a third on tap Friday night in Carolina, it’s getting closer to crunch time for Bill Belichick in terms of shaping his final roster.The third preseason game is an important one for players on the bubble fighting for jobs, as Belichick will ultimately reduce his roster from 90 to 53 on Sept. 1 by the 4 p.m. deadline.Belichick will factor in Julian Edelman not counting against the roster the first four games while he’s serving his four-game suspension.He’s going to have some interesting decisions to make. That being said, here’s our...
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Kalil is 3rd Panthers offensive lineman to injure his knee

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers left tackle Matt Kalil has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis.The team said Kalil traveled to Florida on Monday for a second opinion on his knee from Dr. James Andrews and the decision was made to have the procedure.Kalil becomes Carolinas third starting offensive lineman — and the second tackle — to go down with a knee injury.The Panthers lost right tackle Daryl Williams, a second-team All-Pro in 2017, to a torn medial collateral ligament and dislocated patella and guard Amini Silatolu to a...
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Giants receiver Victor Cruz retires, joins ESPN

Giants receiver Victor Cruz retires, joins ESPN

Former New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has retired.In making the announcement Tuesday, the 31-year-old Cruz says he plans to join ESPN as an NFL analyst. Cruz will contribute to variety of shows and make his ESPN debut Wednesday.Cruz was a seven-year veteran and a 2012 Pro Bowl selection. He joined the Giants in 2010 as an undrafted free agent from Massachusetts. He had his first 1,000-yard season and caught a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl victory over the Patriots in February 2012.Cruz had 303 catches for 4,549 yards and 25 touchdowns, including an NFL record-tying 99-yard reception...
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Titans agree to extension with receiver Rishard Matthews

Titans agree to extension with receiver Rishard Matthews

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a contract extension with wide receiver Rishard Matthews through 2019.The Titans announced the deal Tuesday.Matthews signed with Tennessee in March 2016 after spending the first four seasons of his career with Miami. Hes had his best seasons since joining the Titans. He has 118 catches for 1,740 yards and 13 touchdowns in Tennessee, and he ranks ninth in the NFL among receivers with at least 100 receptions averaging 14.7 yards per catch.The receiver, currently on the physically unable to perform list this preseason, has 225 catches for...
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Pawtucket officials mull future of baseball stadium

Pawtucket officials mull future of baseball stadium

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Rhode Island officials are pondering the future of a city-owned stadium now that the minor league Pawtucket Red Sox have announced they intend to leave for Massachusetts.Worcester officials announced Friday that they have made a deal to bring the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox to the city. The Providence Journal reports that Minor League Baseball territory rules likely would prohibit another team from moving into Pawtuckets McCoy Stadium.A spokesman for Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor on Monday said Pryor has been meeting with Pawtucket Mayor Donald...
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Orioles agree to terms with 16-year-old OF from Dominican

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms with outfielder Isaac Bellony, a 16-year-old from the Dominican Republic.Its a rare foray into the international market for the Orioles, who own the worst record in the majors and are in full rebuilding mode.Born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Bellony will receive a $220,000 signing bonus.Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette describes Bellony as a switch-hitting center fielder with power, speed and a strong arm.Duquette says Bellony was recruited by several clubs.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and...
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Pick 6: Some old geezers to watch this season

Pick 6: Some old geezers to watch this season

Anyone who pays attention to the NFL knows that Tom Brady is 41 as he heads into the season. Hes hardly the only geezer, in football terms, still on the field or hoping to be when the season kicks off next month.Indeed, Brady isnt even close to the oldest guy suiting up these days. His former teammate in New England, Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, is 45.There are plenty of players currently on rosters who are older than Rams coach Sean McVay, now 32. Hey, thats in the midst of the prime competing years for most positions.Heres a look at six 30-somethings who could be impactful this season. Were...