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Players hoping "Deflategate" can usher in change

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Tom Brady is free and Ramon Foster can't help but laugh. Sorry, the irony is just a little too delicious....

Ellington has 70-yard touchdown catch, 49ers beat Chargers

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Colin Kaepernick donned a red cap and sneakers, offered a quick side hug to third-string quarterback Dylan Thompson, then took his spot on the sideline for the San Francisco 49ers' 14-12 win against San Diego on Thursday night....

Lockett's early TD sends Seattle to 31-21 win over Oakland

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SEATTLE (AP) -- If there was such an award, Seattle Seahawks rookie Tyler Lockett would be the clear MVP of the preseason....

Brady sits out after court victory, Giants top Patriots 12-9

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- A battle of reserves to end the preseason was fittingly decided by a backup kicker....

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Chris Boswell kicked four field goals and the New York Giants finished off the preseason with a 12-9 victory Thursday over the New England Patriots, who had already won a much larger victory earlier in the day....

Texans' Mallett forced into 21-14 preseason loss to Cowboys

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Backup Houston quarterback Ryan Mallett was forced into the game unexpectedly when third-stringer Tom Savage went out with an apparent shoulder injury in the fourth quarter of the preseason finale....

Chiefs beat Rams 24-17, finish preseason unbeaten

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs rested all of their regulars and still finished the preseason unbeaten....

Johnson helps Cardinals beat Broncos 22-20

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DENVER (AP) -- One veteran running back shook off the rust, the other failed to shake up his roster Thursday night when the Arizona Cardinals beat the Denver Broncos 22-20....

Fales throws for 2 TDs, Bears beat Browns 24-0

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CHICAGO (AP) -- David Fales made his case to be Chicago's third-string quarterback, throwing two touchdown passes, and the Bears closed out the preseason with a 24-0 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night....

Lions beat Bills 17-10 in preseason finale

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DETROIT (AP) -- TJ Jones boosted his chances of staying in Detroit, turning a short pass into a 64-yard touchdown to help the Lions beat the Buffalo Bills 17-10 Thursday night....