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Cowboys release Sam from practice squad

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IRVING, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.

Sam was signed to Dallas' practice squad on Sept. 3, four days after he was among the final cuts by the St. Louis Rams at the end of the preseason.

The Rams drafted Sam late in the seventh round of the NFL draft in May. The former SEC defensive player of the year at Missouri was pick No. 249 out of 256.

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Spiller may return in 2014, Tanner signs

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Running back C.J. Spiller's season in Buffalo isn't over just yet. And the Bills restocked their banged-up offensive backfield by signing Phillip Tanner on Tuesday.

The Bills kept their options open with Spiller by placing him on the reserve injured/designated to return list, a day after he had surgery to repair a collarbone injury. The designation means Spiller would have the chance to resume practicing in six weeks, and return to action two weeks later, when the Bills travel to play Oakland on Dec. 21.

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Jets sign WR Kerley to 4-year extension

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have signed reliable wide receiver Jeremy Kerley to a four-year contract extension.

Kerley, a fifth-round draft pick in 2011, was due to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. The move, announced by the team Tuesday, comes three days after the Jets completed a deal to acquire Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional draft pick.

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Steelers score 3 TDs in 1:13, top Texans

PITTSBURGH (AP) The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season.

Good one week and lousy the next, Pittsburgh managed to be both in a 30-23 victory over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday night.

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McCoy to start if Griffin isn't healthy

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) If Robert Griffin III is completely ready, he'll start for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys next Monday night.

If he's not, Colt McCoy - rather than Kirk Cousins - will be Washington's quarterback.

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Pettine not benching Hoyer for Manziel

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns coach Mike Pettine brought a shovel to work, not a sledge hammer.

While disappointed in his team's overall effort in an ugly 24-6 loss at Jacksonville on Sunday, Pettine is not planning to bench starting quarterback Brian Hoyer for rookie Johnny Manziel.

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Panthers release longtime DB Godfrey

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers announced they've released longtime defensive back Charles Godfrey and signed guard Chris Scott.

Godfrey joined the Panthers as a third-round draft pick in 2008 and played in 82 games with 75 starts.

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NFL creates Sportsmanship Award

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has created a Sportsmanship Award that will be voted on by the players and presented to the winner on the eve of the Super Bowl.

The award will be part of the NFL Honors show in which The Associated Press presents its major league awards, including MVP and Coach of the Year.

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Eagles' Sproles, Kendricks back on field

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Back from a bye, the Philadelphia Eagles added some reinforcements.

Running back Darren Sproles and linebacker Mychal Kendricks were among the injured players who practiced on Tuesday, though their status is uncertain for Sunday's game at Arizona.

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Hernandez trial still tracking for May

BOSTON (AP) Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez remains on track for a May trial on two murder charges.

His lawyers and prosecutors agreed Tuesday to another pre-trial hearing on Nov. 25 during a brief court appearance in Suffolk Superior Court.

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