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CHICAGO — Alejandro Villanueva‘s emergence from the Soldier Field tunnel during Sunday’s national anthem surprised many members of the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source told ESPN. Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who served terms in Afghanistan, was the lone Steeler to appear despite an expectation from Saturday’s players-only meeting that the entire team would remain in
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To help you set your lineups and avoid starting a player who won’t take the field, we will post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their Sunday inactive lists before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks. Refresh often for the latest information. Wondering what
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Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell has signed a multiyear contract extension with the team. The deal was struck months ago, the Lions said. Caldwell, 62, had been in the final year of his contract and consistently has had to answer questions about whether he will return in 2018. Those questions included speculation about retirement
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Here is a look at some things to know as you bet the Week 3 games. All lines are courtesy of Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, and all games are on Sunday unless otherwise specified. Baltimore Ravens (-3.5, 39.5) vs Jacksonville Jaguars, 9:30 a.m. ET (London) Cleveland Browns (-1.5, 41) at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET
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METAIRIE, La. — The NFL’s 32nd-ranked defense will have a hard time fixing things in Week 3. The New Orleans Saints have ruled out rookie starting cornerback Marshon Lattimore (concussion) and veteran backup cornerback Sterling Moore (chest) for Sunday’s game at the Carolina Panthers. That leaves New Orleans with three cornerbacks on the roster who
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LONDON — Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Brandon Williams won’t play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars after not making the trip overseas because of a foot injury, coach John Harbaugh said Friday. Williams hadn’t practiced this week after leaving in the third quarter of last week’s game. Carl Davis is expected to replace Williams and make
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PHILADELPHIA — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Philadelphia Eagles‘ owner Jeffrey Lurie joined several players to learn more about the issues players are protesting by taking a closer look at the inner-workings of Philadelphia’s criminal justice system. Goodell and Lurie accepted a request from safety Malcolm Jenkins, receiver Torrey Smith and retired wideout Anquan Boldin
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