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Browns returning to QB Kizer as starter

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CLEVELAND (AP) After a week watching, Browns rookie DeShone Kizer is starting again.

The second-round pick will start Sunday against Tennessee.

The Browns (0-6) demoted an ineffective Kizer last week in favor of Kevin Hogan, who had provided a spark in previous relief appearances but threw three interceptions in a 33-17 loss to the Houston Texans. Kizer had thrown an NFL-high nine interceptions - four in the red zone - in his first five games, and coach Hue Jackson wanted him to spend a week on the sideline.


Cowboys, AT&T Stadium to host '18 draft

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL draft is headed for Dallas.

Well, for AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which the Cowboys call home. It's the first time the draft will happen in an NFL stadium.


Eagles DE Long donating season salary

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Chris Long is donating the rest of his year's salary to increase educational equality.

The Philadelphia Eagles' defensive end already gave up his first six game checks to provide two scholarships for students in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, he's using the next 10 to launch the Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign.


Elliott gets another reprieve, can play

NEW YORK (AP) Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was granted another legal reprieve Tuesday night in the running back's fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations.

A New York federal judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking the league's suspension, clearing Elliott to play Sunday at San Francisco.


Trump: NFL disrespecting America

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump is again criticizing the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem.

Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that the "NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem."


Redskins put K Hopkins on IR, sign Rose

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have put kicker Dustin Hopkins on injured reserve with a strained hip muscle and signed free agent Nick Rose to replace him.

The team announced the moves Wednesday.


Cards RB Peterson back in London a star

SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England (AP) Adrian Peterson is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his back-to-back trips to London. This time he's hoping to pile up the yards as well.

Peterson is back in Britain with the Arizona Cardinals less than three weeks after coming over with the New Orleans Saints. While the surroundings are familiar, the running back is in a much better mood after suddenly looking like the Peterson of old in his first game with the Cardinals (3-3).


NFLPA, owners hold 'constructive' talks

NEW YORK (AP) NFL players and owners held an unusual meeting Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session both sides termed positive and productive.

What was not discussed at any length was the divisive topic of the national anthem that has caught the attention of President Donald Trump.


Giants' Rodgers-Cromartie has ban lifted

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The Giants have ended their suspension of veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for insubordination.

Team officials announced Tuesday that Rodgers-Cromartie was reinstated to the active roster after missing the team's game against Denver on Sunday night.


Jags apologize to military for protest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have apologized to local military leaders for demonstrating during the national anthem in London last month.

Jaguars President Mark Lamping sent a letter to the director of military affairs and veterans in Jacksonville saying the team was "remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration on foreign soil has had on the men and women who have or continue to serve our country." The letter was forwarded to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Monday and available via his public email.

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