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Jets QB Wilson cleared to face Steelers

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Zach Wilson is back under center for the New York Jets.

Coach Robert Saleh announced Wednesday the second-year quarterback will make his season debut at Pittsburgh on Sunday "if all goes well this week" at practice, six weeks after having knee surgery.

"Absolutely, yeah," Saleh said.


Saints rest Winston, expect him to play

LONDON (AP) New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston said he's preparing to start in the NFL's first international game this year after being held out of practice on Wednesday with a back injury that has plagued him all season.

"They told me I wasn't practicing. It wasn't my choice," Winston said. "I'm preparing like every week - preparing to play."


Belichick: QB Jones still day to day

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) If Mac Jones can't play Sunday for the Patriots visit to Green Bay, veteran backup quarterback Brian Hoyer will start in his place.

But Bill Belichick is still leaving open the possibility that his second-year quarterback will be ready to go.


CB-needy Bills sign veteran Rhodes

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills reinforced their injury-thinned secondary by signing veteran cornerback Xavier Rhodes to the practice squad on Wednesday.

Rhodes, an All-Pro in 2017, has nine seasons of NFL experience, including the previous two years with the Indianapolis Colts. He had three interceptions in 29 starts with the Colts, and was not re-signed after his contract expired in March.


Browns still unsure of Garrett's status

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns defensive end Myles Garrett stayed home to rest and recover from injuries suffered in a car crash as his status for Cleveland's game on Sunday at Atlanta remains in doubt.

Garrett was not at the team's facility Wednesday, two days after the All-Pro rolled over his Porsche in a single-car accident on a rural road near his home. He suffered a sprained shoulder, strained biceps, cuts and bruises in the wreck.


Giants lose WR Shepard to ACL tear

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Veteran wide receiver Sterling Shepard tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on the New York Giants' final offensive play in their loss to the Dallas Cowboys, coach Brian Daboll said Tuesday.

Daboll had indicated after Monday night's game that the injury to New York's leading receiver was serious.


Chargers WR Guyton to IR for torn ACL

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers placed wide receiver Jalen Guyton on injured reserve and claimed outside linebacker Derrek Tuszka off waivers on Tuesday.

Tuszka made his first NFL start for the Tennessee Titans in last week's win over the Las Vegas Raiders, getting two tackles. Tuszka was a seventh-round pick by Denver in 2020 and also played for Pittsburgh and Tennessee.


Bears place WR Pringle on IR due to calf

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears receiver Byron Pringle will miss at least four games because of a calf injury after the team placed him on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Pringle left in the first quarter of Sunday's win over the Houston Texans, after catching one pass for 11 yards. He has two receptions for 33 yards after signing with Chicago in the offseason.


Tomlin, Steelers in no mood to panic

PITTSBURGH (AP) There are plenty of people concerned with the Pittsburgh Steelers offense, including a significant chunk of the players whose job it is to make it go.

Don't count coach Mike Tomlin among them.


Lamb's TD catch rallies Dallas by Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) CeeDee Lamb was angry with himself in the second quarter after dropping a wide-open pass and costing the Dallas Cowboys a possible touchdown. It was just embarrassing.

The star receiver more than made up for it with the game on the line, making a one-handed TD catch with 8:30 to play to cap a go-ahead drive that gave the Cowboys a 23-16 win over the New York Giants on Monday night.

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