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  • Bengals QB Andy Dalton leaves after 1 series with sore neck

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Quarterback Andy Dalton scored on a keeper that completed Cincinnati’s opening drive against the Chicago Bears on Saturday night, then left the game as a precaution because of a sore neck. Dalton…

  • Manuel excels in Bills’ 43-19 preseason win over Steelers

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rex Ryan said it’s finally time to select the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback. And the decision won’t be an easy one. And that’s just the way the Bills coach wanted…

  • Packers’ Randall Cobb leaves game with shoulder injury

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Receiver Randall Cobb has left the Packers’ preseason game Saturday night against the Philadelphia Eagles with a shoulder injury. Cobb appeared to be favoring his right arm after landing on…

  • Dolphins center Mike Pouncey leaves game with knee injury

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has left his team’s exhibition game with a knee injury, further scrambling their offensive line situation. Pouncey departed in the first quarter Saturday against the…

  • Rookies Abdullah, Zenner filling in nicely for Lions

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions rookie running backs Ameer Abdullah and Zach Zenner have made good impressions so far in training camp in the absence of last year’s starter Joique Bell. Bell has…

  • Jets’ 1st-rounder Leonard Williams leaves with knee injury

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets first-round draft pick Leonard Williams has left the team’s preseason game against the Giants with a knee injury and is questionable to return. It wasn’t immediately certain…

  • Falcons announce 5-year contract extension for Julio Jones

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers. The deal, announced by…

  • Steelers-Bills Stats

    Pittsburgh 11 8 0 0—19 Buffalo 13 10 13 7—43 First Quarter Buf_Jackson 1 run (Carpenter kick), 12:24. Pit_D.Williams 1 run (D.Williams run), 10:41. Buf_Clay 67 pass from Manuel (run failed), 8:42. Pit_FG Hartley 28,…

  • Aaron Murray gets chance to shine in Chiefs preseason game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The nerves were obvious when the Chiefs’ Aaron Murray rolled to his left late in the first half Friday night, looked downfield and threw a perfect pass — right to…

  • Bills’ Gilmore hurts shoulder; Steelers’ Hartley injured

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills starting cornerback Stephon Gilmore will not return after hurting his right shoulder in a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday. The Bills also announced that tests…

  • NFL Calendar

    Sept. 5 — Clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players by 4 p.m. EDT. Sept. 6 — Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction expires at noon…

  • Jaguars’ Branch to miss ‘significant time’ with knee injury

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jaguars defensive end Andre Branch will miss “significant time” early in the season after spraining a knee ligament. Coach Gus Bradley made the announcement Saturday, one day after Branch was injured…

  • Cardinals take on Raiders, Saints host Texans on Sunday

    A look at what to expect in Sunday night’s preseason games (all times EDT): ___ TEXANS AT SAINTS, 4 p.m. Brian Hoyer gets his first chance to validate Houston coach Bill O’Brien’s decision earlier this…

  • Stafford, Bortles shine as Lions beat Jaguars 22-17

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Matthew Stafford didn’t even need Calvin Johnson to carve up the Jacksonville Jaguars. Stafford completed 11 of 15 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Lions beat the Jaguars…

  • Smith sharp as Chiefs rout Titans 34-10 in preseason game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs’ Alex Smith knows exactly how much weight Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota feels as the first-round pick tries to turn around the fortunes of Tennessee. He was in a…