ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season.
Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr would be the starter for the foreseeable future ahead of Matt Schaub, who struggled in the preseason and has been hampered by a sore elbow.
"We've seen signs of Derek Carr's development from the day he stepped on campus here to where he is at right now," Allen said. "We've seen him grow by leaps and bounds and I think he's ready to accept the challenge."
ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams have signed 10 players to their practice squad. As expected, Michael Sam was not among them.
The Rams added two each at linebacker, offensive line, wide receiver and safety Monday, fortifying needy positions. Sam starred at defensive line for Missouri, but coach Jeff Fisher said the defensive line was the strongest group on the team.
IRVING, Texas (AP) Jerry Jones opened training camp with stories about how young his Dallas Cowboys were. He told a few thousand fans at the kickoff luncheon that many of those players faced an "uphill battle."
Not exactly Super Bowl talk from an eternally optimistic owner who has made such preseason predictions a few times.