Vikings DE Griffen on leave; team concerned about well-being

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen
has been sidelined indefinitely by an undisclosed situation that
has caused concern within the organization about his
well-being.
Griffen was ruled out on the pregame injury report against
Buffalo on Sunday because of what was listed as knee trouble. When
asked afterward… read more

Roethlisberger shines, Steelers hold off Buccaneers 30-27

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) It was not the way Ben Roethlisberger would
draw it up, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will take it.
In desperate need of a win, the two-time defending AFC North
champions capped a tumultuous week in which star receiver Antonio
Brown made headlines by shouting at an assistant… read more

First black starting QB reflects on changes in game, society

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Marlin Briscoe didn't want to be pigeonholed simply because of
stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in
college, and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and
leadership skills to be one in the pros.
Fifty years ago, during an era of massive social upheaval in the… read more

Winston"s suspension, Bucs not saying if he"s still No. 1

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can't avoid questions
about Jameis Winston's return much longer.
The young quarterback's three-game suspension for violating the
NFL's personal conduct policy officially ended after Monday night's
30-27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, however it's unclear if he's
coming back as the team's starter.… read more

Ex-NFL stars want to get paid but it"s lucky fan who does

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We take a brief break from the weekly angst over the roughing
the passer penalties in the NFL to talk cold, hard cash.
Anthony Prince got his money.
Eric Dickerson wants to get paid, too.
Prince isn't a big name like Dickerson, who leads a group of
Hall of Famers… read more

AP Was There: The first start for a black quarterback in AFL

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DENVER (AP) Marlin Briscoe had to demand a tryout to be
considered at quarterback when he was drafted by the Denver Broncos
in 1968. He ended up becoming the first black quarterback to start
in the American Football League.
Briscoe says he sees parallels with his experiences in how black… read more

Bucs mum on whether Winston will start with suspension over

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can't avoid questions
about Jameis Winston's return much longer.
The young quarterback's three-game suspension for violating the
NFL's personal conduct policy ended after Monday night's 30-27 loss
to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is unclear, however, if he's coming
back as the starter.
Ryan… read more


 
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