Tag: NFL

Patriots go from Brady to back up to Brissett, keep winning

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The more assets the Patriots lose this season, the better they seem to play. New England entered Week 3 of Tom Brady’s four-game "Deflategate" suspension down to just one healthy full-time quarterback following backup Jimmy Garoppolo’s shoulder injury last week against Miami. But not even one of the NFL’s top-ranked defenses could slow down a Patriots train that has barely missed a beat while getting off to a 3-0 start. The latest exhibition was a 27-0 dismantling of the Houston Texans (2-1), a team that suddenly looked very pedestrian. "We really asked a lot out...

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Brissett would make Pats history as first black QB to start

  BOSTON (AP) — From his den in Huntsville, Alabama, Onree Jackson will quietly root to see Jacoby Brissett under center when he watches New England host Houston on Thursday night. Almost 50 years have passed, but Jackson still remembers his excitement when he was drafted out of Alabama A&M in 1969 by the Boston Patriots – the franchise’s first black quarterback. Back then, the team hailed his potential to be “the Willie Mays of pro football.” But he never played in a regular-season NFL game. Now, Brissett could establish a footnote for a franchise born in a city...

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Some military vets tweet support for Kaepernick’s protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem is apparently winning support from some military veterans on Twitter. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sparked controversy during the NFL’s preseason by sitting instead of standing during the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Kaepernick says he’s protesting what he describes as oppression of minorities in the United States. Some who have criticized the protest said it was insulting to veterans. But some people who identify themselves as veterans have tweeted pictures of themselves in uniform and messages of support under the hashtag VeteransForKaepernick . One says he served to protect...

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Buffalo Bills bring in Reggie Bush for visit, physical

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills brought in free-agent running back Reggie Bush for a visit on Monday with the intention of adding veteran depth behind starter LeSean McCoy. Bush was spotted at the Bills’ training camp facility outside Rochester around noon. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed that Bush is expected to sign with Buffalo should he pass his physical. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the Bills have not announced their plans. CBSSports.com first reported Bush was scheduled to sign with the team pending his physical....

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Warren Sapp bitten by shark during Florida Keys lobster trip

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is OK after being bitten on the arm by a shark while catching lobster off the Florida Keys. A photo posted by a fishing charter boat’s account on Instagram Wednesday appears to show Sapp’s arm with a deep gash. Charter captain Jack Carlson tells The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/2awxnI0 ) Sapp was bit while reaching for a lobster the shark was also going after. He says Sapp is OK, but might need stitches. The captain says someone who saw the fish thought it might have been a nurse...

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