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Former Titans F Bironas killed in crash

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night after a car accident near his home, according to police.

Metro Nashville Police said Bironas, 36, lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. less than a mile from home. Police said in a statement on the department website that his SUV was speeding when it went off the road and hit a line of trees before coming to a stop upside down in a culvert.

Bironas was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Police said there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs at the scene.

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Estimated 7K fans trade in Rice jerseys

BALTIMORE (AP) More than 7,000 fans showed up to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Ravens players during a two-day event at Baltimore's home team officials said Saturday.

The Ravens handed out 5,595 new jerseys before running out before midday Saturday, then issued more than 2,400 vouchers for fans to pick up their jerseys once new shipments arrive in October.

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Bears WRs Marshall, Jeffery questionable

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears star receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery were listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the New York Jets while four starters were ruled out.

Marshall (ankle) and Jeffery (hamstring) were limited participants in Saturday's workout. Both played through their injuries last week in a win at San Francisco after getting hurt in the season-opening loss to Buffalo.

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Jets WR Decker questionable vs. Bears

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Wide receiver Eric Decker is listed as questionable and cornerback Dee Milliner doubtful for the New York Jets' game Monday night against the Chicago Bears.

Decker, dealing with tightness in his right hamstring, was limited in practice Saturday after sitting out the previous three days. The Jets' leading receiver with nine catches for 137 yards and a touchdown will likely be a game-time decision for the game at MetLife Stadium.

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Concussions a concern in Welker's return

DENVER (AP) Wes Welker's receiving stats over a productive NFL career are impressive. Still, there's another set of numbers associated with him that cannot be ignored: three concussions, nine months.

Cleared to play following his third diagnosed concussion since November, the Broncos receiver will get back in a game Sunday, when Denver travels to Seattle for a Super Bowl rematch. Welker's suspension for testing positive for amphetamines in the offseason was cut in half when the NFL and the union agreed to a revamped drug policy.

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Raiders backup QB Schaub out vs. Pats

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The Oakland Raiders listed backup quarterback Matt Schaub as out Sunday at New England.

The team issued a release Saturday saying Schaub won't play but it's not injury related.

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Goodell: Too much wrong, starts with me

NEW YORK (AP) More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.

The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered resigning.

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Vikings sign WR to replace Simpson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed receiver Charles Johnson off the Cleveland Browns' practice squad to replace Jerome Simpson.

The Vikings announced the move Saturday, two days after they cut Simpson after learning of another arrest this summer. The roster decision left the Vikings thin at receiver, and coach Mike Zimmer hinted Friday that they were in the market to address depth at the position.

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Petition filed to protect Peterson's son

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Authorities in Minnesota filed a petition Friday seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

In the petition, Hennepin County Human Services asked a judge to block Peterson from using corporal punishment or physical discipline on the boy. It also would block unauthorized or unsupervised contact, and require Peterson to complete a parenting assessment.

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Cards put LB Abraham on season-ending IR

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) A severe concussion has ended John Abraham's season, and perhaps his career.

Arizona placed the 15-year NFL veteran on injured reserve on Friday.

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