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    Lions prep for return of Schwartz with Bills

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions welcome back former coach Jim Schwartz for this week’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Schwartz, now the defensive coordinator in Buffalo, coached the Lions the past five seasons, leading them to their first postseason berth in 12 years in 2011 before two losing seasons resulted in his... [Read More]

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    NFL roundup: Concerns persist about Palmer’s shoulder

    Injured Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer missed practice Wednesday to visit a specialist about a nerve problem in his throwing shoulder. Palmer hoped to return for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, but that now appears iffy. Coach Bruce Arians had said that Wednesday would be a key day to determine whether Palmer might... [Read More]

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    Texans must shock Cowboys, Romo with full Wattage

    HOUSTON — The Houston Texans’ winning record is in jeopardy because their schedule gets much tougher in their next three games. After visiting Dallas on Sunday, they return home for a Thursday night game against Indianapolis, their first confrontation against an AFC South opponent. Then, the Texans travel to Pittsburgh for a Monday night... [Read More]

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    Bears eager to reboot with healthy team

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. — When Jared Allen walked back out onto the practice field at Halas Hall Wednesday after losing 15 pounds due to pneumonia, it signaled a reboot to a season that hasn’t really begun for him. The same is true for any number of Chicago Bears who have been missing games and... [Read More]

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    Hot Colts must overcome off-field distractions

    INDIANAPOLIS — There have been an eventful few days since the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Tennessee Titans 41-17 at Lucas Oil Stadium last Sunday. First, backup wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers was arrested for DUI early Monday morning. Rogers, who had off-field issues in college at Tennessee and didn’t last long with Buffalo in his... [Read More]

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    Orton makes quick impression on Bills teammates

    ORCHARD PARK, N. Y. — After only one practice with Kyle Orton in place of EJ Manuel as the starting quarterback, rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins recognized a difference in the offense’s efficiency. “We just had a different approach to practice,” Watkins said Wednesday after a workout where Orton was the first-stringer and EJ... [Read More]

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    Dolphins in bye week, ponder inconsistencies

    DAVIE, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins have a 2-2 record heading into the bye week and are tied atop the AFC East with New England and Buffalo. Predictably, they’re happy to have a share of the division lead, but not happy about having two losses. What makes the bye week more tolerable is last... [Read More]

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    Fortune telling: Steelers’ season could be on line vs. Jags

    PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are faced with an early fork in the road. Win Sunday’s road trip against the 0-4 Jacksonville Jaguars and last week’s stunning loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can be considered a blip on the radar. But lose to a second consecutive winless team? That could be a fatal... [Read More]

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    Falcons’ offensive line in disarray again

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — For the second year in a row, the Atlanta Falcons are playing musical chairs along the offensive line. Center Joe Hawley (right knee) and right tackle Lamar Holmes (right foot) were lost for the season and placed on injured reserve. The team previously lost starting left tackle Sam Baker to... [Read More]

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    Average Joe? Browns’ Haden struggling to justify contract

    BEREA, Ohio — Veteran safety Donte Whitner, the leader of the defense in his first year with the Cleveland Browns, said cornerback Joe Haden should expect to be tested by the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in Nashville after Haden was beaten on critical plays in each of the first three games. Antonio Brown of... [Read More]