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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.

Dick MacPherson, 86, Dies; Revived Football at Syracuse

He brought a team mired in mediocrity to the Sugar Bowl and was named coach of the year.

A Plane for the Patriots? How About Two?

The team posted a drawing on Twitter of two Boeing 767 wide-body jets adorned with the Patriots’ colors and logo.

Jay Cutler Says Goodbye to Retirement and Hello to New Teammates

Cutler, who had season-ending shoulder surgery in December, practiced for the first time with the Dolphins. He is reuniting with Coach Adam Gase.

Chargers Receiver Tyrell Williams Seizes His Opportunity

After showcasing his talent with quarterback Sean Mannion at a pro day at Oregon State, Williams, who played at a Division II school, earned a shot at the N.F.L.

Jets Lose Receiver Quincy Enunwa for the Season to a Neck Injury

Enunwa, projected as the No. 1 pass catcher on a team with a lot of young players at the position, has a bulging disk that will most likely require surgery.

Keeping Score: Jay Cutler Is Consistent. Just Not Consistently Good.

Year in, year out, Cutler puts up almost the same numbers. Unfortunately, those numbers are always slightly below average.

On Facebook, N.F.L. Spouses Share Tips and Harrowing ‘What Ifs’

In an invitation-only group, wives grapple with issues from finding a home in a new city to living with a player’s debilitating concussive injuries.

With Open Arms, LaDainian Tomlinson Leads Hall of Fame Inductees

Tomlinson, the 2006 N.F.L. M.V.P., received several standing ovations during a speech that promoted inclusion. He said, “Football is a microcosm of America.”

Marshawn Lynch Is Making Presence Felt During Raiders’ Training Camp

After coming out of a one-year retirement, Lynch has already created an aura of excitement among fans.

First N.F.L. Concussion Payments Are Approved, but Some May Miss Out

Nearly 88 percent of retired players have registered for the money, which is expected to exceed $1 billion. But the window for others to apply closes Monday.

Is 40-Year-Old Tom Brady as Good as 30-Year-Old Tom Brady?

Tom Brady, one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, turned 40 on Thursday, but he is showing few signs of decline.

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