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Chargers withdraw offer to top pick Bosa

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SAN DIEGO (AP) Joey Bosa's holdout turned ugly Wednesday when the San Diego Chargers pulled their contract offer to the first-round draft pick and said they'll restructure a new deal that would reflect him playing less than a full season.

Bosa has missed all of training camp as his agents and the team wrangle over how much of his $17 million signing bonus he'll get up front, as well as offset language in the case he gets cut.

The Chargers were counting on the former Ohio State star to help bolster their pass rush and bring some excitement to a season that could be pivotal to their future in San Diego.

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Giants' Mara defends K Brown's extension

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) A visibly shaken Giants owner John Mara said Wednesday he was fine with the NFL's suspension of placekicker Josh Brown for one game, despite allegations Brown abused his ex-wife as many as 20 times prior to the Giants signing Brown to a two-year extension last spring.

"Based on the facts that were placed in front of us, we're comfortable with our decision to re-sign Josh and the league's suspension," Mara said in an emotional address to the media while his team practiced. "The easiest thing for us to do would be to get a new kicker. We're trying to be fair to Josh. The easiest thing would be to say, `Terminate him, get rid of him.' We're trying to do the right thing. It's not always easy."

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Bridgewater: Of course I'll play Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is on track to play this weekend in the first game at the team's new stadium.

"Of course," was Bridgewater's answer, with a big smile, when asked if he's expecting to take the field on Sunday for the opener at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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Kaepernick ready to make preseason debut

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Colin Kaepernick is on track to make his first appearance of the preseason for San Francisco on Friday night against the Green Bay Packers after his tired shoulder made it through a full week of practice without any limitations.

"Everything has been going great," Kaepernick said Wednesday. "Everything has been going as planned. I'm excited to get back out there Friday."

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Redskins acquire C Stork from Patriots

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins acquired center Bryan Stork from the New England Patriots on Wednesday for an undisclosed draft pick.

Stork appeared in 21 games the past two seasons, but started just six in 2015 after spending time on the physically unable to perform list with concussion and neck issues. The 25-year-old started the Super Bowl for New England two seasons ago.

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Jets QB Smith still Fitzpatrick's backup

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith is still No. 2 for the New York Jets.

After previously being vague about the situation a few days ago, coach Todd Bowles said Smith will play after starter Ryan Fitzpatrick in the preseason game against the Giants on Saturday night.

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Rivera confident Short will get new deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Coach Ron Rivera says defensive tackle Kawann Short is "too important a player" for the Panthers not to sign him to a long-term contract.

Short has one year remaining on his rookie deal. He's outperformed his current contract, recording 11 sacks last season while being named NFC Player of the Month twice.

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Chiefs cut veteran WR Williams, S Brown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs released veteran wide receiver Mike Williams and safety Stevie Brown on Wednesday.

Neither had played much during training camp and the preseason.

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Cowboys WR Bryant concussed at practice

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant will miss the next preseason game after suffering a concussion in practice.

Coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday that Bryant was hurt a day earlier when the receiver's head hit the shoulder pads of safety Barry Church. Garrett says Bryant was held out of the rest of that practice and will not play Thursday night at Seattle.

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Brady OK to play after scissors mishap

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady is ready to play after cutting his right thumb with scissors in a "silly accident" before the Patriots' preseason game against the Bears last week.

Brady said Tuesday he missed the first two practices this week for personal reasons, but that he's available and ready to play when New England visits Carolina on Friday.

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