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Elway: QB Kaepernick passed on Broncos

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) John Elway might find himself in the market for a veteran backup quarterback soon, yet there's one man who won't be getting a call: Colin Kaepernick .

"Colin had his chance to be here," Elway said Thursday when asked if the former San Francisco 49ers QB would be an option if he decides Case Keenum's backup isn't already on Denver's roster.

"We offered him a contract. He didn't take it," Elway said. "And as I said at my deposition (in Kaepernick's collusion lawsuit against the NFL) - and I don't know if I'm legally able to say this - but he's had his chance to be here. He passed."

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Brady 19 of 26, Foles strains shoulder

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady shook off the rust of a long layoff and then found time to shake hands with Nick Foles, six months after they met in the Super Bowl.

Brady moved the Patriots with ease in their rematch against the Eagles, with a little help from running back James White. Foles left with a shoulder injury after giving up a strip sack that led to Ja'Whaun Bentley's scoop and score, but the reigning Super Bowl MVP stuck around to get his long-awaited congratulations from the reigning NFL MVP after New England's 37-20 win Thursday night.

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Darnold shaky, throws INT in first start

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Limited playing experience in high school and college makes Sam Darnold appreciate every game, even if it's just the preseason.

The third overall pick made his first exhibition start for the New York Jets on Thursday night and showed some of the growing pains of a rookie quarterback by throwing an interception , taking two sacks and having a couple of balls batted out of the air.

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Browns, Bryant plan for second meeting

CLEVELAND (AP) Dez Bryant and the Browns are still in the courtship phase. Their future together is uncertain.

The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and his agent, Kim Maile, met with team officials at the Browns' headquarters in Berea, Ohio, on Thursday. The sides got to know each other better, and they are expected to meet again Friday to discuss a potential contract for Bryant with Cleveland.

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Rodgers throws TD in only series

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The ovation moved Aaron Rodgers to tears.

The Green Bay Packers fans showed their appreciation with the two-time NFL MVP about to take his first snaps at Lambeau Field in almost a year. Once he got behind center, Rodgers needed just one drive to look right at home back in Titletown.

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3 Eagles stay off field for anthem

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Philadelphia Eagles defensive backs Malcolm Jenkins and De'Vante Bausby remained in the tunnel during the national anthem before the Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots, a week after raising their fists in protest in the exhibition opener.

Defensive lineman Michael Bennett remained in the locker room Thursday night, NBC Philadelphia reported on Twitter . A picture tweeted by the station showed Jenkins and Bausby bowing their heads as they looked out toward the field.

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Gruden calls off Raiders' final practice

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Jon Gruden called off practice Thursday, ending his first training camp back with the Oakland Raiders a day earlier than originally planned.

No reason was given for the change, which caught a few people by surprise. A DJ who plays music during the workouts was setting up his equipment as usual and a handful of fans showed up, only to be turned back at the security gates.

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Giants WR Beckham's ankle looking strong

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Odell Beckham Jr. looks as if he has fully recovered from ankle surgery.

The New York Giants star receiver sounds like it, too.

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Bears' Trubisky meshing with newcomers

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Matt Nagy read off the numbers almost like the winning lottery ticket: 12-80-10.

The Chicago Bears coach is hoping the offense can strike it rich this season with the additions of receiver Allen Robinson (No. 12) and tight end Trey Burton (No. 8), to pair with young quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (No. 10).

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Titans' Jackson picks 2, flips vs. Bucs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee cornerback Adoree Jackson was flipping for joy after a couple of interceptions defending Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and the rest of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The 18th pick overall in 2017 by the Titans, Jackson celebrated picking off a pass to DeSean Jackson Thursday in a one-on-one drill with a flip. With few people on the far side of the field watching, Jackson made sure to flip again after intercepting a pass intended for Tampa Bay tight end O.J. Howard.

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