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August 31, 2015 - 2:50pm
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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson will be back in court in Missouri on Oct. 5 after pleading not guilty to resisting arrest and traffic charges.

Richardson's attorney entered the plea Monday on his behalf in St. Charles County, near St. Louis. Richardson was not present. A spokeswoman for the St. Charles County prosecutor's office says it isn't certain if a trial date will be set at the October hearing.

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August 31, 2015 - 2:41pm
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No. 20 Wisconsin has settled on a starting offensive line after a training camp filled with injuries.

Walker Williams will get the start at right guard when the Badgers face No. 3 Alabama on Saturday night. Hayden Biegel will start at right tackle.

Both players missed time in camp with head injuries. New coach Paul Chryst said both players will be a full go in practice.

Injuries have raised questions about...

August 31, 2015 - 2:18pm
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says he is getting closer to naming his starting quarterback but has not made a final decision.

Graduate transfer Everett Golson and junior Sean Maguire have been competing throughout camp.

Fisher said Monday during his press conference that, "If I knew right now I would tell our team before telling you. I feel comfortable with either guy."

The No. 10 Seminoles open...

August 31, 2015 - 2:08pm
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts coach Chuck Pagano says starting defensive lineman Art Jones is getting a second opinion on his injured left ankle.

Jones was injured on the first defensive series Saturday night at St. Louis and left the locker room in a walking boot. Pagano said Monday that the team was still waiting for additional information.

The 6-foot-3, 320-pound tackle was Indy's prized free agent signing in 2014. But a right ankle injury cost Jones...

August 31, 2015 - 1:46pm
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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Hugh Freeze says junior transfer Chad Kelly will be the team's starting quarterback against Tennessee Martin on Saturday, though the coach insisted Kelly's place atop the depth chart is not "set in stone."

Freeze said Monday that Kelly — the nephew of NFL Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly — will take the first snaps with the starters this week during practice. As long as he performs well, he'll take the first...

August 31, 2015 - 1:37pm
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill has named his son, redshirt freshman Brent Stockstill, his starting quarterback for the Blue Raiders' season opener against Jackson State.

Stockstill made the announcement Monday.

Brent Stockstill redshirted last season after he was 2 of 3 for 41 yards in the season opener. Austin Grammer threw for 2,557 yards and 17 touchdowns with 12 interceptions, and he also ran for 442 yards and...

August 31, 2015 - 1:34pm
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison, who injured his left knee in January and needed two surgeries to repair the damage, will play in Saturday's season opener against New Mexico State.

Coach Jim McElwain said Monday, "It's unbelievable what he's done."

Morrison left the Birmingham Bowl on a cart nearly eight months ago, an injury that reportedly included a torn ligament and meniscus damage. McElwain sounded less than...

August 31, 2015 - 1:34pm
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Safety Stevie Brown is back with the New York Giants.

The Giants re-signed Brown on Monday in a move to shore up a position that has been decimated by injuries.

Since training camp opened, rookies Landon Collins (knee), Mykkele Thompson (Achilles tendon), free agent Justin Currie (broken leg), and veterans Bennett Jackson (knee), Nat Berhe (calf), Cooper Taylor (foot), and Josh Gordy (hip) have been hurt....

August 31, 2015 - 1:31pm
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DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey says an MRI on his sore left knee was negative, clearing him to practice this week.

Pouncey took part in Monday's workout. He left the Dolphins' exhibition game Saturday against Atlanta when another player hit the side of his knee.

First-round draft pick DeVante Parker took part in practice for the first time since undergoing surgery on his left foot in June. It's uncertain whether he'll be...

August 31, 2015 - 1:16pm
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee freshman wide receiver Vincent Perry will miss the entire season with a knee injury.

Perry got hurt during practice last week and underwent arthroscopic knee surgery along with wide receiver Jason Croom on Friday. Jones announced the severity of Perry's injury Monday and also said Croom's potential return "could be three weeks, could be up to five weeks."

Jones also indicated there's a ":slight chance" senior safety...

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