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Redskins LB Galette out for season

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says outside linebacker Junior Galette will miss the entire season after tearing his left Achilles tendon.

Gruden discussed Galette's status on Thursday, a day after the pass rusher was injured toward the end of practice.

Gruden says Galette is scheduled to have surgery Friday.

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Manziel to miss final 2 preseason games

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Johnny Manziel's preseason is over, sacked by a stinging elbow.

Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday that Manziel, who has made strides in his second year in the NFL after a rough rookie season, will not play in Cleveland's last two exhibition games because of lingering soreness in his right elbow. The injury has bothered him for two weeks and is more serious than initially thought.

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Redskins say QB Griffin cleared to play

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Robert Griffin III evaded questions Thursday about when - or even if - he sustained a concussion in the Washington Redskins' second preseason game.

"You've got to talk to the people who report that stuff," Griffin said. "I don't report that stuff. I was in the locker room, taking a shower, getting ready to watch the rest of the game, so I don't know."

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Packers DT Guion handed 3-game drug ban

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The NFL suspended Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion without pay for the first three games of the regular season on Thursday, saying the eighth-year pro violated the league's policy on substance abuse.

The 28-year-old Guion was arrested near his home in Florida in early February on felony charges of drug and firearm possession. A traffic stop turned up three-quarters of a pound of marijuana, a handgun and a bag containing more than $190,000 in cash.

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Ryan: Manuel 'earned' start Saturday

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Don't count EJ Manuel out of the Buffalo Bills quarterback competition just yet.

After spending much of the previous two weeks working with the Bills' second- and third-stringers, Manuel will get his turn to start in Buffalo's third preseason game against Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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Elway: Peyton can't work like he used to

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The long-term benefit of getting Peyton Manning so much rest this summer is that he should be fresher in December.

The downside?

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Wilson: No concussion in NFC title game

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said Thursday he did not suffer a concussion in the NFC championship game against Green Bay, a day after comments in an article in Rolling Stone indicated Wilson may have suffered a head injury.

Wilson says that his comments were misunderstood and he did not have a head injury. Wilson took a big hit in the first half of the championship game from Green Bay's Clay Matthews following an interception. Wilson remained in the game and led Seattle's late comeback for a 28-22 overtime win over the Packers.

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Ravens S Hill signs 2-year contract

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Safety Will Hill has signed a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens.

The 25-year-old Hill is entering his first full season with Baltimore after starting the final eight games of 2014. He had 42 tackles, an interception and broke up four passes in 10 games.

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K Barth rejoins Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Kicker Connor Barth is back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being released by the Denver Broncos and re-signing with his old team.

Coach Lovie Smith reiterated Thursday he's always looking for ways to potentially improve the roster. Barth's return creates competition the remainder of the preseason for incumbent Patrick Murray.

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Texans QB Mallett misses practice

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Texans backup quarterback Ryan Mallett missed practice on Thursday for what coach Bill O'Brien called a personal issue.

Brian Hoyer was named the team's starter on Monday after competing with Mallett for the job. On Tuesday, Mallett expressed his anger and disappointment at losing the job, but said he was going to continue to work hard.

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