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NFL notebook: Brown back in Raiders’ camp

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown showed up to work Monday as his search for a suitable helmet continues.Multiple outlets reported that Brown attended team meetings, although a walk-through practice apparently was canceled.His attendance came the day after Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said it was time for the All-Pro

Bears release Elliott Fry, leaving Eddy Pineiro as kicker

1 / 2Bears release Elliott Fry, leaving Eddy Pineiro as kickerChicago Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro warms up before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears' kicking competition is over for

Antonio Brown moves closer to return to practice for Raiders

NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Antonio Brown made it through a walkthrough practice for the Oakland Raiders with no issues with his frost-bitten feet and is expected to be a full participant in practice soon for the first time this summer.Coach Jon Gruden said Saturday that he thinks Brown will be

Haskins up and down, Finley strong as Bengals beat Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Dwayne Haskins told himself before his second NFL preseason game that he wouldn’t throw two interceptions like a week earlier. Haskins accomplished that, threw a touchdown pass and lost a fumble in the Washington Redskins‘ 23-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. The first-round pick

Jackson looks sharp, Rodgers sits as Ravens beat Packers

BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson directed two scoring drives during a limited appearance, had an impressive touchdown run erased by a penalty and sparked the Baltimore Ravens to a 26-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers, who played Thursday night without quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers developed back stiffness and was a

Chargers’ Ekeler, Jackson making most of opportunities

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — As Melvin Gordon continues his holdout from the Los Angeles Chargers‘ training camp, Justin Jackson and Austin Ekeler are showing why they should be in the mix to get more carries this season. Both running backs have made a strong impression on coaches during the three

Colts expect Luck to miss preseason with ankle area injury

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts believe lingering pain in Andrew Luck’s lower left leg will likely force their starting quarterback to miss the rest of the preseason. They’re still unsure about his availability for the Sept. 8 season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers. Colts general manager Chris Ballard said Tuesday

Arbitrator rules against Antonio Brown in helmet grievance

Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown lost his helmet grievance against the NFL. An arbitrator ruled against Brown on Monday, USA Today’s Mike Jones first reported.Brown, 31, filed a grievance against the league so he could wear his old helmet. The model Brown was hoping to wear was deemed unsafe by the NFL.

Bills prepare for Panthers, extreme heat at joint practices

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera decided to have a little fun with Bills coach Sean McDermott over the weekend, sending a screenshot of the heat index in Spartanburg, South Carolina, at 110 degrees along with an orange emoji face dripping with sweat. “A psychological game,” Rivera joked of

Raiders 14, Rams 3: What we learned in Oakland’s preseason-opener win

BOX SCOREOAKLAND -- The Raiders sat most every presumptive impact player during Saturday night's preseason opener against the L.A. Rams, an expected turn after those players received so much quality work in joint practices against the same opponent.It's safe to say that, with occasional exception, most of those featured in Oakland's only

First-round pick Tillery getting up to speed for Chargers

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Jerry Tillery is trying to make up for lost time in his first NFL training camp. The Los Angeles Chargers defensive end, who was the 28th overall selection in April’s draft, didn’t participate in offseason workouts due to shoulder surgery. He didn’t play Thursday night preseason

Mahomes leads Chiefs to TD in 38-17 win over Bengals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes picked up where he left off from his record-breaking debut as a starter, marching the Kansas City Chiefs downfield for a first-quarter touchdown in what became a 38-17 preseason victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night. Mahomes did a bit of everything on

Oakland Raiders owner rips Athletics over their stadium situation

In an interview with The Athletic’s Vincent Bonsignore, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis ripped the Oakland Athletics, calling them “pricks” and “f***ing dysfunctional” with respect to their stadium situation and how he believes they’ve treated the Raiders since the football team broke its lease and made plans to move to Las

Vikings look good on offense in 34-25 win over Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kirk Cousins was flawless in his lone series in Minnesota’s new offensive scheme, backup Sean Mannion delivered a scoring pass under a heavy rush, and the Vikings defeated New Orleans 34-25 in the preseason opener for both clubs on Friday night. The game marked the Vikings’ first

Kyler Murray sharp in brief debut as Cards edge Chargers

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray’s NFL debut was brief. However, he completed nearly all of his passes and showed the mobility that made him the top overall draft pick. The Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback went 6 for 7 for 44 yards in the 10 plays of the Cardinals’ first offensive series