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  • Tarpinian released by Texans on deadline to cut roster to 75

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have cut 11 players, including linebacker Jeff Tarpinian, and placed rookie linebacker Reshard Cliett on injured reserve on the deadline to reduce rosters to 75 players. Tarpinian appeared in…

  • Saints place Spencer on injured reserve, trim roster to 75

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints placed veteran linebacker Anthony Spencer on injured reserve while meeting an NFL requirement for rosters to be trimmed to 75 by Tuesday afternoon. The Saints also put…

  • Raiders to go with Howard at right tackle

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — With less than two weeks before the Oakland Raiders’ season-opener, Austin Howard doesn’t have much time to ease into his role as the team’s starting right tackle. The job became Howard’s…

  • Patriots ready for Brady or no Brady

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided sometime…

  • Weatherspoon set to play, Minter promises big season

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Inside linebacker is supposed to be the weak link in an otherwise strong Arizona Cardinals defense. Coach Bruce Arians begs to differ. So does Kevin Minter, who is slimmed down and…

  • Chargers run game still struggling despite offseason moves

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Chargers were determined to fix their woeful running game this offseason. They climbed the draft board to secure standout Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. They revamped their offensive line, which…

  • Bills cornerback McKelvin begins light workouts on sideline

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin has finally parked the small push cart he’s been using to keep weight off his injured right ankle. The next step: Riding a stationary bike.…

  • McFadden on board if Dallas replaces Murray by committee

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Darren McFadden wants to be one of the replacements for NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray. If he is one of two, or even three, running backs trying to match the production…

  • Steelers bumpy preseason leaves plenty of questions

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers began the preseason with little drama and few questions. Now there’s more than plenty of both heading into the exhibition finale against Carolina. Wide receiver Martavis Bryant will miss…

  • Ex-Bills RB Fred Jackson meeting with the Seahawks

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — After being released by the Buffalo Bills, running back Fred Jackson is looking for an opportunity to reunite with former teammate Marshawn Lynch in Seattle. Jackson traveled to Seattle to meet…

  • Underdog Sherels solidifying his role with Minnesota Vikings

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Every year, Marcus Sherels shows up to Minnesota Vikings training camp with his roster status firmly on the bubble. He’s a 5-foot-10 cornerback in a league full of 6-foot-3 receivers.…

  • Browns cut tackle Phil Taylor, former first-round pick

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns cut big Phil Taylor and swallowed his beefy contract. A first-round pick in 2011, Taylor was released Tuesday by Cleveland in a surprising move that included the Browns having…

  • Case Keenum wins job as Rams backup QB

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — When the Rams pulled off their blockbuster trade of Sam Bradford to the Eagles for Nick Foles back in the offseason, they also sent a seventh-round pick to the Texans to…

  • Browns’ Manziel says sore elbow improving, no surgery needed

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has dealt with a sore right arm since before he lifted the Heisman Trophy. Manziel, who hasn’t thrown a pass in practice since Aug. 23 because of…

  • Titans nose tackle Sammie Hill has new injury in right knee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee nose tackle Sammie Hill has a new injury in the same right knee, and coach Ken Whisenhunt says the Titans are talking to doctors trying to decide if the lineman…