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WR Jones latest Falcon to miss practice

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Wide receiver Julio Jones, held out of practice with a calf injury, has joined the Atlanta Falcons' long list of injured players.

Running back Devonta Freeman (sore right knee), who missed last week's win over Carolina , and defensive ends Takk McKinley and Derrick Shelby, who have groin injuries, also did not practice Wednesday. Coach Dan Quinn says the three are day to day and have not been ruled out for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

Quinn did not mention Jones' injury when he spoke before practice. Jones was seen walking around the locker room during the period open to reporters.

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Jags RB Fournette expected to practice

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars expect running back Leonard Fournette to return to practice Wednesday, a step toward playing against AFC South rival Tennessee.

Fournette strained his right hamstring in the season opener at the New York Giants and missed last week's victory against the New England Patriots. It was the fourth game he's missed in two seasons, and the Jaguars (2-0) are undefeated without him.

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Mariota still dealing with numb fingers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota wakes up every morning hoping his injured right hand feels better.

Unfortunately for the Tennessee Titans quarterback, the weakness is still there, along with numbness and tingling in two fingers.

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Broncos' Keenum held out with sore knee

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Case Keenum said he'll be back directing Denver's offense Thursday after missing Wednesday's workout with a sore knee.

"I woke up Monday a little sore ," Keenum said. "I could have practiced today. I wanted to practice today, but they wouldn't let me. So, a good mental day, come back and be ready to go tomorrow."

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Browns WR Landry questionable vs. Jets

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns top receiver Jarvis Landry is questionable to play in Thursday night's game against the New York Jets because of a knee issue.

Landry, who has 12 catches for 175 yards in his first two games for Cleveland, has been limited during workouts this week and the team listed him as questionable on Wednesday's injury report.

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Texans blast educator for Watson comment

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans fired back Wednesday at an East Texas school superintendent who wrote: "You can't count on a black quarterback," in the comment section of an online news article where he was criticizing quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Lynn Redden is superintendent of the Onalaska Independent School District in the Piney Woods, about 75 miles north of Houston. In his post in the comment section of a story written by the Houston Chronicle and posted on Facebook, Redden referred to the last play of Sunday's game, in which Watson let the clock run down before completing a pass to DeAndre Hopkins in a 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

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Pats tempering expectations with Gordon

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Josh Gordon arrived at a Patriots' team facility that was abuzz with excitement about what he could potentially bring to their depleted receiving group.

There was also just as strong a sentiment in the building to keep any lofty expectations in check - at least for now.

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Bills RB McCoy denies abusing son

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy said allegations that he abused his 6-year-old son were "ridiculous" and being made by people attempting to further their own agendas.

"These people honestly have so much to gain by doing this," McCoy said after practice Wednesday. "But I'm not going to sit here and spend too much time even talking about it. It's crazy. It's ridiculous. Everything I do is for my little man, my son. And If I didn't care, I wouldn't be fighting for custody of my boy."

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Eagles bring back WR Matthews

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles turned to a familiar face to bolster their depleted receivers corps.

The defending Super Bowl champions signed wide receiver Jordan Matthews on Wednesday, reuniting him with close friend Carson Wentz in time for the quarterback's return from injury.

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'Sore' Rodgers gets ready for Redskins

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Aaron Rodgers channeled a fictional prize fighter to describe how he felt after playing the Minnesota Vikings.

"If you've seen (the movie) `Rocky III,' you know Clubber Lang has a prediction before the fight: `Pain,'" Rodgers said with a smile on Wednesday. "That's kind of what it felt like."

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