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Ex-NFL OL Incognito arrested for threats

This undated photo provided by the Scottsdale Police Department shows former NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito. Authorities say Incognito has been arrested on charges he threatened to shoot employees of a funeral home. Scottsdale, Ariz., police say Incognito is being held on suspicion of misdemeanor charges of threats and disorderly conduct. Incognito was at the funeral home Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, to make arrangements for his father, who died last weekend. (Scottsdale Police Department via AP)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) ��� Former NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito has been arrested on charges he threatened to shoot employees of a funeral home, authorities said Tuesday.

Police in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale said Incognito was being held on suspicion of misdemeanor charges of threats and disorderly conduct.

It was unclear if Incognito had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

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Browns expect WR Gordon to practice soon

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns coach Hue Jackson expects wide receiver Josh Gordon will be on the practice field "very soon."

Gordon returned to the team Saturday following a three-weeks-plus absence connected to his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The former Pro Bowler has only been allowed to attend meetings and watch from the sideline since returning. He may need to be cleared by the NFL before he can practice.

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Panthers LT Kalil undergoes knee surgery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers left tackle Matt Kalil has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis.

The team said Kalil traveled to Florida on Monday for a second opinion on his knee from Dr. James Andrews and the decision was made to have the procedure.

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Falcons to sit healthy Jones, Freeman

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman are healthy and practicing at full speed again this week but will be held out for the third straight preseason game when the Atlanta Falcons visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday.

Coach Dan Quinn said the team decided during the offseason not to play Jones, a two-time All-Pro receiver, and Freeman, a former Pro Bowl running back, in exhibitions, so it's likely neither will suit up until Atlanta opens the regular season Sept. 6 at Philadelphia.

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Ex-Giants WR Cruz retires, joins ESPN

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has retired.

In making the announcement Tuesday, the 31-year-old Cruz said he plans to join ESPN as an NFL analyst. Cruz will contribute to variety of shows and make his ESPN debut Wednesday.

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Titans, WR Matthews agree to extension

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a contract extension with wide receiver Rishard Matthews through 2019.

The Titans announced the deal Tuesday.

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Broncos QB Lynch on roster bubble

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph said former first-round pick Paxton Lynch was "obviously motivated" by his demotion to third-string quarterback last week "and that's a good sign. He's upset and he should be upset."

Lynch might not have enough time to channel that frustration and salvage a roster spot.

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Marrone takes dig at Pederson's critique

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) With a straight face and a shoulder shrug, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone provided a subtle response to being criticized in Doug Pederson's new book.

In Pederson's book released Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles coach ripped Marrone's decision to take a knee at the end of the first half of the AFC championship game. Jacksonville led New England 14-10 with 55 seconds remaining and two timeouts, but Marrone called for Blake Bortles to run out the clock and head to the locker room. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Jacksonville was the first team last season to take a knee with that much time remaining in the first half.

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Panthers WR Moore cited for driving 113

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera says rookie wide receiver D.J. Moore has "chastised" after the first-round draft pick from Maryland was cited for driving approximately 113 mph in a work zone in Interstate 77 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The speed limit is 65 mph.

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Redskins sign 4-time All-Pro RB Peterson

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have signed four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.

The team announced the deal Monday after meeting with Peterson. Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa also visited the Redskins the past two days after several injuries at the position, with the team opting to sign Peterson and De'Veon Smith.

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