Mayfield extends TD streak but comes up short

CLEVELAND — After throwing a touchdown pass Sunday night, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield trails only Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass to start a career. The problem was, Mayfield needed another to defeat the Los Angeles Rams. Mayfield’s heave into the end zone on fourth-and-goal was intercepted in the final seconds, sealing the Rams’ 20-13 victory at FirstEnergy Stadium. After going without a touchdown in the first half, Mayfield connected with tight end Demetrius Harris in the end zone in…

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Foot Locker gifts Saints’ Jordan after referee dig

SEATTLE — Cameron Jordan was robbed of a touchdown last Sunday, thanks to an error by the officials. But the New Orleans Saints defensive end didn’t come away completely empty-handed. Jordan, who dropped a “Foot Locker” reference while criticizing the officiating crew after the game, revealed on Twitter that the sportswear company sent him a gift box with new shoes and a note that read: “Cam, we’ve got your back … and your feet. — Your friends at Foot Locker.” The officiating error occurred when Jordan appeared to return a…

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49ers’ Justin Skule catching up in effort to fill in for Joe Staley – San Francisco 49ers Blog

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Minutes after he was diagnosed with a broken left fibula that will keep him out for six to eight weeks, San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley stood on crutches in Cincinnati’s visiting locker room on Sunday, vowing to do whatever he can to help his replacement play at a high level. It didn’t take long for Staley to back up his words. On Tuesday night, Staley invited rookie tackle Justin Skule to his house to begin a crash course on playing left tackle in the…

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DE Ansah cleared for Seahawks debut Sunday

8:13 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. — Ezekiel Ansah is all set for his Seattle Seahawks debut. According to Pete Carroll, the one-time Pro Bowl pass-rusher is expected to play extensively Sunday against the visiting New Orleans Saints. “Ziggy’s ready to play, ready to play football,” Carroll said Friday. “So we’re excited to see that. It’s been a really good process to get him to this, where he’s in good shape, too. He’s worked hard and long, so he’s in better shape than sometimes when a guy is just…

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Accuser says Brown sent ‘intimidating’ texts

The lawyer for a woman who earlier this week alleged sexual misconduct by Antonio Brown reached out to the NFL on Thursday night after the New England Patriots receiver apparently sent what were described as threatening text messages to her client, Sports Illustrated is reporting. Attorney Lisa J. Banks wrote the NFL asking it to stop alleged conduct by Brown that she deemed as “intimidating and threatening to our client, in violation of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy,” according to the report. The NFL responded quickly, setting up a phone…

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Matthew Berry’s Love/Hate – Fantasy football picks, sleepers, busts for Week 3

We are all prisoners of the moment. Hard not to be, right? Especially in an emotional game such as fantasy football, in which way too often our heart, eyes and brain are in conflict. “He plays for my favorite team and I drafted him early!”“But he looks awful and hasn’t had a good game in a month!”“But they play the Dolphins!” Week 3 fantasy football rankings Clay: Fantasy Intel on all 32 teams Karabell: Flex Ranks | Stock Watch Clay: Shadow Report: CB vs. WR DFS: Young QBs offer value…

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Brees has surgery on thumb; Saints to use 2 QBs

SEATTLE — Sean Payton declined to name a starter for the New Orleans Saints‘ first game without Drew Brees on Sunday at Seattle, saying, “We’ll approach this game with two quarterbacks” in veteran Teddy Bridgewater and dual-threat athlete Taysom Hill. Brees underwent surgery on his right (throwing) thumb on Wednesday. And though Payton refused to speculate on a timetable for Brees’ recovery, the coach did say the Saints are not planning to place himon injured reserve — which would require him to miss eight weeks. The veteran QB posted a…

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In video chat, Gordon says he’ll play ‘somewhere’

COSTA MESA, Calif. — In a video chat with his Instagram followers on Tuesday, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon said he’s “going to play somewhere” this season and that “it would be a waste of talent” if he did not. Gordon also said that even though the Chargers finished 12-4 in L.A. and reached the postseason in 2018, last year “was good, but nobody [fans in L.A.] cared.” Gordon continues to hold out due to a contract impasse with the Chargers. Gordon’s representation asked for and was granted…

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Eagles are looking into Jalen Ramsey, but there’s much to weigh – Philadelphia Eagles Blog

PHILADELPHIA — Jacksonville Jaguars star cornerback Jalen Ramsey is available via trade. The Super Bowl hopeful Philadelphia Eagles need a shot in the arm on defense. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is among the most aggressive deal-makers in the NFL. What do you get when you add all those things together? A situation worth exploring. Chris Berman and Tom Jackson recap the weekend’s games with extended highlights and analysis. Watch on ESPN+ The Eagles have been doing their homework on Ramsey, according to sources. The same was true with Minkah…

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Ramsey wants out of Jacksonville, asks for trade

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey wants out of Jacksonville. Agent David Mulugheta told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen on Monday that he asked the Jaguars to trade his client. League sources also told ESPN that the Jaguars have had talks with teams and are asking for at least one first-round pick but would like more than that in return for the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback. Another league source also said he believes a trade could happen as early as this week because of the damage to the…

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