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Foot shelves Colts C Kelly indefinitely

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly will have surgery on his injured foot and will be out indefinitely.

Coach Chuck Pagano made the announcement Thursday, the final day of training camp.

Kelly was injured during a joint practice with the Detroit Lions last week and did not play in Sunday's preseason opener.

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Goodell: Reinstating Gordon not on table

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Josh Gordon's return to the Browns from an NFL suspension remains uncertain.

The former Pro Bowl wide receiver hasn't played in the regular season since 2014. He was due to return from a four-game suspension at the start of last season before being banned indefinitely last year for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy.

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Browns' Jackson clarifies anthem remarks

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns coach Hue Jackson said comments he made earlier in the week about players protesting during the national anthem were misconstrued.

Jackson was criticized - most notably by Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe - for appearing to discourage his players for displaying any form of protest prior to games. Jackson wanted to the focus to remain on football, saying "I would hope we don't have those issues."

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Bucs give to Confederate statue removal

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The three major professional sports teams based in the Tampa Bay area say they have "dedicated funds" to help remove a Confederate monument from the city.

The NFL's Buccaneers, NHL's Lightning and Rays of Major League Baseball issued a joint statement Thursday saying they're working with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce because they're "recognizing that this monument does not reflect the values of our community."

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Lynch gets chance to win Broncos QB job

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Paxton Lynch now gets his chance to seize the starting quarterback job for the Denver Broncos.

Lynch has gotten the bulk of the work with the first-team offense this week and will start Saturday's exhibition game against the San Francisco 49ers as the Broncos look for either Lynch or last year's starter Trevor Siemian to emerge in the competition.

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49ers LB Foster limited by hurt shoulder

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster has a mild AC joint sprain in his surgically repaired right shoulder.

Foster was held out of contact during practice Thursday with the Denver Broncos because of the injury. The team says the injury is not related to the torn rotator cuff that Foster had an operation on before the draft.

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C Britt, Seahawks agree to extension

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks center Justin Britt signed a multiyear contract extension Thursday that will keep the anchor of the offensive line in place beyond the 2017 season.

Coach Pete Carroll said early Thursday that the sides were "really close" to finalizing a deal for Britt and the team announced later in the day that the deal was finished. It's believed to be a three-year deal and takes away any concern that Britt would leave after this season when his rookie contract expires.

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Ex-Pats NT Lester Williams dies at 58

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots say former nose tackle Lester Williams, who started in the franchise's first Super Bowl appearance during the 1985 season, has died. He was 58.

The team says Williams died at home on Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama. It did not give other details.

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Rookie Webb in mix for Giants backup QB

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The fight for the New York Giants' backup quarterback job is taking on a new dimension.

Heading into the preseason opener, veterans Geno Smith and Josh Johnson seemed to be dueling for the job as Eli Manning's understudy with third-round draft pick Davis Webb expected to be given a year to learn coach Ben McAdoo's system as the No. 3 quarterback.

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Browns, Hall of Fame bid to host draft

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Cleveland Browns aren't anywhere close to being Super Bowl-ready.

However, they believe they're prepared to host the NFL draft.

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