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With JJ Watt out, Texans face big void that could prove a big boost for rest of mediocre AFC South

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The biggest defensive star in the Lone Star state is out. That's a void for the Houston Texans as big as, well, J.J. Watt's persona....

Fantasy football players must now deal with an added challenge: the bye weeks

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Fantasy football players must now deal with an added challenge: the bye weeks. That means replacing top players in your lineups, starting with those from Seattle and Green Bay, where the Packers looked better on offense last week....

The way some teams butcher time management makes you wonder how they get to the stadium on time

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Imagine driving down a highway with no signs. No speed limit indicators. No exit alerts....

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was fined $48,620 by the NFL on Friday for his unnecessary roughness foul on New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard last week

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was fined $48,620 by the NFL on Friday for his unnecessary roughness foul on New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard last week....

Browns coach Hue Jackson said the team has moved on from troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon, who announced Thursday he's entering rehab

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- The Browns have personal compassion for Josh Gordon. They're done with him professionally....

A year ago, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley noticed the tempo and energy among his players increase as their first practice at Allianz Park neared an end

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LONDON (AP) -- A year ago, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley noticed the tempo and energy among his players increase as their first practice at London's Allianz Park neared an end. That effort preceded the Jaguars' first win in three appearances at Wembley Stadium, a 34-31 victory over the Buffalo Bills....

A person familiar with J.J. Watt's condition said the Houston Texans' star defensive lineman had back surgery Thursday and it is expected to miss the rest of the season

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HOUSTON (AP) -- A person familiar with J.J. Watt's condition said the Houston Texans' star defensive lineman had back surgery Thursday and is expected to miss the rest of the season....

Receiver A.J. Green followed his disappointing game with a dominating one _ 173 yards and a touchdown _ and a Bengals defense that was inspired by Vontaze Burfict's return clamped down on the Miami Dolphins for a 22-7 victory on Thursday night

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- For most of the game, A.J. Green piled up more yards than the entire Miami Dolphins offense in a virtuoso performance. As an encore, he thrilled the crowd by juggling some Florida citrus....

Dez Bryant missed medical appointments and team meetings over two days away from the Dallas Cowboys because coach Jason Garrett said the star receiver was trying to avoid bad news about his injured right knee

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Dez Bryant appeared in the locker room Thursday and seemed to be in a good mood, which was more than the Dallas receiver could say for the first two days of the week....

Linebacker Vontaze Burfict was active Thursday night for the Cincinnati Bengals' game against the Miami Dolphins

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Linebacker Vontaze Burfict was active Thursday night for the Cincinnati Bengals' game against the Miami Dolphins....

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