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Colts' Johnson burns former team in win

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HOUSTON (AP) Matt Hasselbeck and Andre Johnson showed Thursday night that sometimes old guys can shine in what is certainly a young man's league.

The 34-year-old Johnson caught two touchdown passes from the 40-year-old Hasselbeck, the second for 2 yards in the fourth quarter, to help the Indianapolis Colts beat the Houston Texans 27-20.

"You get over the age of 30 they kind of count you out," Johnson said. "But we proved to people that we could still play."


Dolphins fire DC Coyle, promote Anarumo

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Kevin Coyle's replacement as the Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator wasn't ready to explain Thursday how he's going fix what's wrong.

"I found out about an hour ago that I got this job," Lou Anarumo said. "It's a little bit early to say."


Former NFL coach Infante dies at 75

MIAMI (AP) Lindy Infante, the hard-luck former coach of the Green Bay Packers and the Indianapolis Colts, died Thursday. He was 75.

Infante's wife, Stephanie, told The Associated Press that he died in St. Augustine after a lengthy illness.


49ers LB Brooks out after sister's death

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks left the team this week after his sister, Krsunthia Brooks, died of lupus, according to the player's agent Greg Williams.

Ahmad Brooks will not be available when his team plays the New York Giants on Sunday.


Falcons' White happy after Quinn meeting

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White returned to the team Thursday and said he was encouraged about his role following a meeting with coach Dan Quinn.

The receiver said he missed Wednesday's practice to be with his mother, who had surgery.


Raiders LB Aldon Smith pleads not guilty

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Prosecutors in Northern California say Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has pleaded not guilty to hit and run, drunken driving and vandalism.

Santa Clara County District Attorney spokeswoman Cynthia Sumida said Wednesday that Smith's attorney entered the not guilty pleas on his client's behalf Sept. 29.


Cutler not 100 percent but ready to go

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) All around him, Jay Cutler sees teammates going down.

There is at least some positive news on the injury front for the Chicago Bears. Their quarterback is healing.


Packers WR Jones limited by hamstring

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Playing receiver for the Green Bay Packers is increasingly becoming a painful job.

Davante Adams remains out of practice with a sprained left ankle. Randall Cobb is limited with a right shoulder injury.


Steelers' pass rush revived under Butler

PITTSBURGH (AP) Mike Tomlin isn't one to mince words.

While meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers during organized team activities this spring, Tomlin pointed to the 51 sacks the defense produced the previous time the franchise won the Super Bowl in 2009.


Fix improves QB Mariota's statistics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota's rookie season is off to an even better start now after a statistical correction improved his passer rating and completion percentage.

The Titans announced Thursday that the Elias Sports Bureau corrected an incomplete pass on the first offensive play of Tennessee's opening 42-14 win at Tampa Bay by changing the scoring.