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  • Jets’ Ryan on sense of humor: ‘I’m not dead yet’

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Rex Ryan’s sense of humor is still going strong. Despite a 3-11 record and facing an uncertain future, the New York Jets coach has kept the one-liners and self-deprecating jokes…

  • Presidential fumble: It’s Franco, not Flacco

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Call it a Presidential fumble: Barack Obama mistakenly used the last name of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco when referring to actor James Franco in a speech Friday. Lashing out at Sony…

  • Nevada calls New Orleans Bowl vs. ULL a road game

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Since Mark Hudspeth took over as coach at Louisiana-Lafayette in 2011, the Ragin’ Cajuns have finished each season the same way. Back in the Big Easy again, the Cajuns (8-4) will…

  • 1 thing even Rahm can’t fix: Da Bears

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel traded Washington politics for the City of Big Shoulders because here, at least, he figured he could actually fix things. The Chicago Bears were not on his list. “There are…

  • RT Eric Winston quickly settling in with Bengals

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Right tackle Eric Winston sat out most of the season, waiting for a team to give him another chance. He finally got it with the Bengals, and he’s settling right in. Winston…

  • Broncos dig into their deep linebacker corps

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Aside from Von Miller, Denver’s once-deep linebacker corps has been reduced to four guys playing their first NFL season and an undrafted third-year pro who’s started just five games. Steven Johnson,…

  • Washington’s Moss fined $22K for abusive language

    NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss was fined $22,050 by the NFL on Friday for language deemed “abusive and insulting” directed at game officials. Moss was ejected from the Redskins’ 24-13…

  • Chiefs’ Bowe questionable for Steelers with flu

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe missed his third straight day of practice with the flu Friday and is questionable for Sunday’s pivotal game at Pittsburgh. The Chiefs (8-6) would not…

  • O-line comes together for Patriots

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England offensive line, maligned through the early weeks of the season, has rebounded to do a terrific job protecting the team’s 37-year-old prime asset. Quarterback Tom Brady contributed to…

  • Young Jaguars piecing together key building blocks

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley stepped to the center of a raucous postgame locker room and started screaming out names. Blake Bortles. Marqise Lee. Telvin Smith. Chris Smith. Ryan Davis. Abry…

  • Arians: Stanton might back up Lindley vs Seahawks

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Bruce Arians says quarterback Drew Stanton might suit up against Seattle on Sunday night but would not start. At best, Arians said, Stanton could back up starter Ryan Lindley.…

  • Giants’ rookie class highlights year

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It has definitely been a disappointing season for the New York Giants, evidenced by their 5-9 record that will have them missing the NFL playoffs for a third straight season.…

  • Seahawks lock up Cliff Avril with extension

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are continuing efforts to keep core players from reaching free agency, signing defensive end Cliff Avril to a four-year extension on Friday worth up to $28.5 million. Avril’s…

  • Coach: ‘Very confident’ Newton starts vs. Browns

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he’s awaiting final clearance from team physicians before officially naming Cam Newton the starter for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. That clearance is expected to…

  • Bills RB Spiller activated

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have activated running back C.J. Spiller from injured reserve. Spiller returned to the active roster Friday after missing the last eight weeks due to a broken collarbone.…