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Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall Avoid Major Injuries

Beckham and Marshall, both receivers, were hurt during a preseason loss to the Browns in Cleveland. Beckham sprained an ankle, while Marshall hurt a shoulder.

Square Feet: A Bold, Expansive Vision for Canton’s Pro Football Hall of Fame

The ambitious expansion project is in a new category of sports-focused, mixed-use developments that are appearing around the country.

Odell Beckham Jr. Leaves Giants’ Game With Ankle Sprain

Beckham, the superstar receiver, left the game against the Cleveland Browns after sustaining a hit to his left leg.

Roger Goodell Said to Be in Line for New Five-Year N.F.L. Contract

League owners appear satisfied enough with Commissioner Roger Goodell’s stewardship of the league to give him an extension.

Anquan Boldin Says Social Strife Prompted His N.F.L. Exit

The 14-year veteran, who has caught 82 touchdown passes in his career, said the events in Charlottesville, Va., led him to reassess his priorities.

After a Path Full of Obstacles, Deon Simon Is Rising With the Jets

A defensive tackle’s darkest moments came when he was dealing with a severe knee injury and academic issues as a high school senior.

National Anthem Protests Continue in N.F.L. Preseason

“Charlottesville was the tipping point for me,” said Seattle’s Michael Bennett, one of several players who have used the anthem to make a statement.

Sunday Routine: How Michael Strahan, Television Host, Spends His Sundays

Mr. Strahan is enjoying his last few idle Sundays — strolling in Central Park and driving in N.J. — before he resumes his gig with “Fox N.F.L. Sunday.”

Sorrow and Scrutiny After a Teenager’s Death at Football Practice

While his Long Island community grieves, experts question the safety of a practice drill that led to the death of a high school student.

Raiders Cornerback Sean Smith Charged With Assault

Prosecutors in Los Angeles said Smith beat his sister’s boyfriend last month in Pasadena, Calif. He faces assault and battery charges.

To Hit a Passer and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’: Devon Kennard’s Two Sides

The Giants’ linebacker has created a vibrant book club on Instagram, drawing fans and fellow readers.

In Browns’ Quarterback Competition, a Vote for Experience

Joe Thomas, who has a lot in his Pro Bowl career, expects Brock Osweiler will start the season opener over DeShone Kizer.

N.F.L. and Players Union Trade Accusations in Ezekiel Elliott Case

The league accused the players union of “spreading derogatory information to the media” about the accuser. The union responded by calling the league’s charge “a lie.”

Replace Ezekiel Elliott? The Cowboys Can’t

Elliott is impossible to replace. As a rookie last season, he rushed for 1,631 yards, the most in the league, including seven games over 100 yards.

Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott Appeals N.F.L. Suspension

Elliott, a Dallas running back who led the league in rushing last season, was suspended for six games after an N.F.L. probe into a domestic-violence allegation.

Roger Goodell Tries to Balance ‘Different Viewpoints’ in Anthem Protests

Goodell, the N.F.L. commissioner, took questions from fans in Arizona and explained “that people do have rights, and we want to respect those.”

Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem at Raiders’ Preseason Game

Lynch, who was retired when Colin Kaepernick knelt in protest during the anthem last season, was not available to comment after the game, but he has expressed support for Kaepernick’s decision.

Bills Trade Sammy Watkins and Get Jordan Matthews From Eagles

Buffalo dealt Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby, continuing the roster overhaul under General Manager Brandon Beane and the new coach, Sean McDermott.

Titans’ Eric Decker Will Face Jets but Not Look Back

The receiver, whom the Jets released in the off-season, said of playing his old team on Saturday night, “I don’t worry about that stuff.”

Texans Look for an Edge at a Luxury Camp in the Mountains

At training camp at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, the Houston Texans are enjoying cooler weather — and the amenities aren’t bad, either.

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