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Seattle Seahawks fall to Minnesota Vikings 25-19

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr. and backup wide receiver Brandon Zylstra each had touchdown receptions for Minnesota and the Vikings displayed depth and versatility in their passing game in a 25-19 exhibition victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night.
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ESPN documentary shows Rocky Bleier’s emotional return to Vietnam

Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969. What the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back didn’t have though was closure until a trip back there last year. Bleier’s visit to Vietnam is the subject of ESPN’s “The Return”, which debuts Tuesday at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN2. A shorter version began airing Saturday on “SportsCenter” as part of its weekly SC Featured series.
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Antonio Brown moves closer to return to practice for Raiders

Antonio Brown made it through a walkthrough practice for the Oakland Raiders with no issues with his frost-bitten feet and is expected to be a full participant in practice soon for the first time this summer. Coach Jon Gruden says he thinks Brown will be able to get back into practice before the Raiders play their third exhibition game next week against the Green Bay Packers.
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Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee practices for 1st time in nearly a year

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 3:09 p.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee is practicing for the first time since tearing three ligaments in his left knee last preseason. Lee took part in drills for the first time since getting carted off the field during the team’s third preseason game in 2018. His goal is to be ready for the Sept. 8 season opener against Kansas City.
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Giants may not have to worry about Eli Manning getting hurt anymore

For the first time in about a decade, the New York Giants seemingly don’t have to worry about Eli Manning getting hurt. In just two preseason games, first-round draft pick and heir apparent Daniel Jones has shown he can play in the NFL. Jones has stellar numbers and has already separated himself from Manning’s recent backups.
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QB Josh McCown joins Eagles, ends retirement

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed 40-year-old quarterback Josh McCown. McCown is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season. He provides insurance behind Carson Wentz. The Eagles already lost two quarterbacks in the first two preseason games. McCown was with the New York Jets the past two seasons.
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Matt Calkins: This year’s Seahawks team has been unusually quiet

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

This year’s subject of the HBO series “Hard Knocks” is the silver and black, and AB is reality-show gold. He has the potential to lead the sports headlines any time he opens his mouth, or really, anytime he leaves his house. This used to be the case for several Seahawks when they were the brashest, most mercurial team in the NFL. But now is there anyone you can picture piquing that kind of attention outside the lines?
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NFL conditionally reinstates Patriots WR Josh Gordon

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

The NFL has conditionally reinstated Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon. Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Gordon that on Sunday, Gordon can rejoin the team for meetings and conditioning and individual workouts. After that, according to a league statement, “Subject to appropriate progress on clinical care and other arrangements, he will be permitted to participate in team activities, including practice.”
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Seahawks’ Pete Carroll is the NFL’s oldest head coach. You wouldn’t know it by watching him.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Pete Carroll is starting his ninth season as coach of the Seattle Seahawks – two Super Bowl appearances, one championship, now two years into his first NFL rebuild – and coaching is maybe the one thing he takes more seriously than pickup basketball. And Carroll, 67, isn’t just the afternoon game’s mastermind; he’s a chucker, an elbow thrower, a real menace when chasing a loose ball.