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Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin makes 49ers' 53-man roster
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who had a tumultuous departure from the Miami Dolphins last October amid a bullying scandal, made the 49ers when the team trimmed its roster to the NFL's 53-man limit on Saturday....

Rams cut Michael Sam, 1st openly gay player drafted in the NFL

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone....

12-time Pro Bowler Champ Bailey and rookie Michael Sam among NFL's notable cuts

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For the first time in his career, Champ Bailey was told he isn't good enough....

Saints include 12-time Pro Bowl CB Bailey, veteran WR Meachem, both kickers among final cuts

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints included 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, veteran receiver Robert Meachem and both kickers among their final preseason roster cuts Saturday....

Fisher: Sam was never a distraction in training camp, cut was simply a football decision

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he was in Michael Sam's corner from the start and that having the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team was no distraction at all in training camp....

Kris Durham, Mikel Leshoure among cuts for Detroit Lions
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Wide receiver Kris Durham and running back Mikel Leshoure were among 22 cuts by the Detroit Lions on Saturday as they trimmed their roster to the 53-man limit....

Aldon Smith apologizes to 49ers, fans after receiving 9-game suspension from NFL

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has apologized to the organization and its fans after receiving a nine-game suspension from the NFL for a series of off-field legal issues....

Appeal denied, Vikings WR Jerome Simpson gets 3-game ban from NFL for substance abuse

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, his second such punishment in three seasons....

'Football' family: Johnny Manziel proud of Texas A&M's Kenny Hill after record performance

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Johnny Manziel's ready to hand off his nickname. Or at least share it....

Wilson throws TD pass in brief cameo as Seahawks lose exhibition finale 41-31 to Raiders

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Russell Wilson and Seattle's first-team offense needed just four plays to show they are ready for the regular season....

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