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KC signs CB Revis to shore up secondary

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs needed help in their leaky defensive backfield.

Darrelle Revis was ready to provide it.

So the AFC West leaders signed the seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback on Wednesday, a surprising midseason move involving a big-name player. Revis played for the New York Jets last season, but his massive salary cap number combined with a decline in performance led to his release in late February.

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Bills back to Taylor, bench Peterman

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Rather than risk another meltdown with the Bills still in the midst of the playoff race, coach Sean McDermott had little choice but to reverse course at quarterback.

Tyrod Taylor will start on Sunday when Buffalo (5-5) travels to play the Kansas City Chiefs (6-4).

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Cutler still in protocol, not ruled out

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler remains in the concussion protocol and is not practicing Wednesday, but he hasn't yet been ruled out of Sunday's game at New England.

Coach Adam Gase says he's taking the quarterback situation day to day. Matt Moore would make his second start of the season if Cutler doesn't play.

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Brady skips practice with Achilles issue

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sat out practice Wednesday with what the team says is an Achilles tendon injury.

Brady has started all 10 games this season for New England. He also has yet to miss a game because of an injury since 2008 when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opening game.

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Cut by Seattle, Freeney claimed by Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have added Dwight Freeney off waivers from Seattle.

Detroit acquired the 37-year-old Freeney on Wednesday, a day before hosting the Minnesota Vikings in a possibly pivotal game for the NFC North title.

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Falcons' Freeman may miss another game

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman remains on concussion protocol, threatening his status for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Freeman suffered the concussion on the second play of Atlanta's win over Dallas on Nov. 12 and missed last week's 34-31 win at Seattle.

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Ailing Jets' Forte uncertain for Sunday

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets running back Matt Forte remains sidelined with an ailing knee and is uncertain to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

Forte, who turns 32 on Dec. 10, missed the Jets' last game at Tampa Bay on Nov. 12 with swelling in his surgically repaired right knee.

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49ers to start Beathard vs. Seahawks

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The 49ers are planning to give rookie C.J. Beathard his fifth consecutive start Sunday against the Seahawks, Kyle Shanahan said.

That means Jimmy Garoppolo will likely be the backup for at least another week after being acquired in a trade with the Patriots at the Oct. 31 deadline.

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Reed among Redskins out vs. Giants

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Tight end Jordan Reed, defensive lineman Terrell McClain, center Chase Roullier and safety Montae Nicholson will miss the Washington Redskins' game against the New York Giants.

There might be other Redskins sidelined, too.

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Browns' Gordon practices for first time

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Wide receiver Josh Gordon practiced Wednesday with the Cleveland Browns for the first time since the 2016 preseason.

Gordon was conditionally reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this month after being suspended numerous times for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

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