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Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities....

Smith, Chiefs look sharp in 23-7 victory over Bears

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Alex Smith looked sharp in leading three scoring drives in the first half and the Kansas City Chiefs got a 23-7 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears on Saturday....

Tony Romo out with another back injury, no word on return

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Tony Romo is out with yet another back injury and it's unknown when he will return, although Dallas coach Jason Garrett says he expects his star quarterback to play this season....

Rodgers throws TD pass to lead Packers past 49ers 21-10

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- After just two drives, Aaron Rodgers is ready to begin the season for the Green Bay Packers. San Francisco coach Chip Kelly still needs a bit more time to figure out who his starting quarterback will be once the games count next month....

Roethlisberger sharp, Steelers top Saints 27-14

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Ben Roethlisberger has played only two series this preseason, which might be all he needs....

Josh Gordon shines in preseason debut for Browns

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Josh Gordon showed why the Cleveland Browns are so happy to have him back on the field....

Cousins finds rhythm against reserves as Redskins beat Bills

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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- In their first real chance to play together this preseason, Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins' offensive starters showed plenty of rust and then progress in a 21-16 victory against the Buffalo Bills on Friday night....

Brady sharp in preseason debut; Patriots top Panthers 19-17

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Tom Brady appeared to be in regular season form Friday night....

AP source: Chiefs safety Berry reporting to camp Sunday

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- All-Pro safety Eric Berry plans to report to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, giving him two weeks and one preseason game to prepare for the start of the regular season....

Romo gives Cowboys scare as Seattle rolls past Dallas 27-17

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Three plays were all it took for Dallas to get yet another injury scare surrounding Tony Romo....