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Raiders CB Smith faces assault charge

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister's boyfriend last month, Los Angeles prosecutors said Thursday.

The 30-year-old Smith is scheduled to be arraigned next month on assault and battery charges, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Prosecutors say Smith beat his sister's boyfriend and then stomped on the man's head in Pasadena on July 4. Court documents said Smith inflicted "serious bodily injury."

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Marrone: Jaguars have QB competition

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Blake Bortles' career in Jacksonville could be nearing an end.

Coach Doug Marrone opened up the team's quarterback job after Bortles' latest inconsistent performance Thursday night, giving Chad Henne a chance to start.

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RB Lynch evasive on anthem questions

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time in training camp and avoided questions regarding his decision to sit during the national anthem before last week's preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Not long after the Raiders broke camp following their final practice, Lynch spoke briefly about his charity work in Oakland including an upcoming backpack giveaway for needy children, a business forum for youths he recently held and his thoughts on playing in the Coliseum this week.

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Long supports Jenkins during protest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Chris Long, the Philadelphia defensive end who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem before the Eagles' exhibition game Thursday night against Buffalo.

Jenkins stood with his right fist raised in the air as he's done since last season. Long was to his right with his left arm on Jenkins' shoulder.

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Dolphins' Cutler debuts as Ravens roll

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Jay Cutler's night started by getting an ovation from Miami Dolphins fans just for taking the field, and ended with him giving a shout-out to Mark Bowen.

That's the surgeon who fixed his right shoulder after his season with the Chicago Bears ended last December.

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Foot shelves Colts C Kelly indefinitely

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly will have surgery on his injured foot and will be out indefinitely.

Coach Chuck Pagano made the announcement Thursday, the final day of training camp.

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Goodell: Reinstating Gordon not on table

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Josh Gordon's return to the Browns from an NFL suspension remains uncertain.

The former Pro Bowl wide receiver hasn't played in the regular season since 2014. He was due to return from a four-game suspension at the start of last season before being banned indefinitely last year for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy.

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Eagles CB Darby impressive in debut

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Of all the high-profile players making debuts in a new uniform, Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby was most impressive.

Darby intercepted former teammate Tyrod Taylor's pass and returned it 48 yards and also broke up two passes in his first game since Philadelphia acquired him from Buffalo last week, and the Eagles beat the Bills 20-16 on Thursday night.

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Browns' Jackson clarifies anthem remarks

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns coach Hue Jackson said comments he made earlier in the week about players protesting during the national anthem were misconstrued.

Jackson was criticized - most notably by Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe - for appearing to discourage his players for displaying any form of protest prior to games. Jackson wanted to the focus to remain on football, saying "I would hope we don't have those issues."

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Bucs give to Confederate statue removal

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The three major professional sports teams based in the Tampa Bay area say they have "dedicated funds" to help remove a Confederate monument from the city.

The NFL's Buccaneers, NHL's Lightning and Rays of Major League Baseball issued a joint statement Thursday saying they're working with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce because they're "recognizing that this monument does not reflect the values of our community."

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