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Redskins name Keenum Week 1 starting QB

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Case Keenum, Colt McCoy and Dwayne Haskins entered training camp in consideration for the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback job.

Keenum won the job, with coach Jay Gruden saying Sunday the veteran would start Week 1 at the Philadelphia Eagles.

It's not that Keenum dominated during his first offseason, training camp and preseason games with Washington. With McCoy's lingering leg injury and Haskins adjusting to the NFL game, Keenum's experience - and availability - won out.

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Luck finds cost of football too pricey

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck was unique.

He loved football. He loves life even more.

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K Walsh to compete for Falcons' job

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) With just a few days left in the preseason, the Atlanta Falcons have brought in former Pro Bowler Blair Walsh to compete for their kicking job.

Walsh was at practice Sunday and will get a shot at beating out Giorgio Tavecchio, who has made only four of eight field goal attempts in exhibition games.

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Veteran S McDonald released by Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) Veteran safety T.J. McDonald, who started 14 games for the Miami Dolphins last season, has been released.

McDonald, a six-year veteran with 75 career starts, was due to make $5 million this year. He spent two seasons with the Dolphins but fell behind safeties Reshad Jones and Bobby McCain on the depth chart this summer under new coach Brian Flores.

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Pats' Thomas nearing return from injury

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Demaryius Thomas says he's close. He can feel it.

"I can feel it certain days and certain days I can't," the veteran wide receiver said Sunday. "It's a thing that I feel when I play. I've still got it. I know I've got it. I've touched it here, but other days it bothers me."

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QB Newton expected to practice 'soon'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects injured quarterback Cam Newton to return to practice "pretty soon," without giving a timetable.

Rivera remains "cautiously optimistic" that Newton, who remains in a walking boot, will be ready for the Sept. 8 regular season opener against the Los Angeles Rams.

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Texans RB Miller has serious knee injury

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Deshaun Watson didn't get the longer preseason look he wanted against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Houston Texans couldn't get their quarterback off the field fast enough, especially after running back Lamar Miller sustained what coach Bill O'Brien called a serious knee injury on the second play.

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Raiders put RB Martin on IR, add Liuget

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have placed running back Doug Martin on injured reserve and signed former Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget.

The team also announced Sunday it has signed linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams and released long snapper Andrew DePaola.

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Pats TE Kendricks suspended for opener

Patriots tight end Lance Kendricks has been suspended without pay for the first game of the season for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse.

Kendricks' suspension leaves the Patriots further depleted at the position. Benjamin Watson will miss the first four games of the season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancers and four-time All-Pro Rob Gronkowski retired after last season.

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Brees has TD in lone drive, Saints win

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Drew Brees got in, marched down the field and got out.

It was a breezy preseason debut for Brees, who threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas to cap his only drive, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the New York Jets 28-13 on Saturday night.

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