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Elliott gets another reprieve, can play

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NEW YORK (AP) Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was granted another legal reprieve Tuesday night in the running back's fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations.

A New York federal judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking the league's suspension, clearing Elliott to play Sunday at San Francisco.

U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty's ruling came five days after a federal appeals court overturned a Texas court's injunction that had kept Elliott on the field.

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NFLPA, owners hold 'constructive' talks

NEW YORK (AP) NFL players and owners held an unusual meeting Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session both sides termed positive and productive.

What was not discussed at any length was the divisive topic of the national anthem that has caught the attention of President Donald Trump.

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Giants' Rodgers-Cromartie has ban lifted

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The Giants have ended their suspension of veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for insubordination.

Team officials announced Tuesday that Rodgers-Cromartie was reinstated to the active roster after missing the team's game against Denver on Sunday night.

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Jags apologize to military for protest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have apologized to local military leaders for demonstrating during the national anthem in London last month.

Jaguars President Mark Lamping sent a letter to the director of military affairs and veterans in Jacksonville saying the team was "remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration on foreign soil has had on the men and women who have or continue to serve our country." The letter was forwarded to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Monday and available via his public email.

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Seahawks G Joeckel to miss 4-5 weeks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seahawks guard Luke Joeckel is expected to miss at least four to five weeks after having surgery on his knee.

Joeckel started the first five games of the season for Seattle while working back from a torn ACL sustained last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Joeckel signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks in March and was eased back into a full workload during the offseason.

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Tomlin doesn't see Bryant as distraction

PITTSBURGH (AP) Mike Tomlin isn't worried about Martavis Bryant's state of mind. Last the Pittsburgh Steelers coach checked, his mercurial wide receiver was too busy catching two passes and helping out in the run game during a potentially season-turning victory over Kansas City to get worked up over his role in the offense.

Asked Tuesday if he was concerned over reports that Bryant requested a trade earlier in the season , Tomlin shrugged his shoulders.

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Panthers press on with Kuechly injured

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers are faced with the difficult task of replacing three-time All-Pro Luke Kuechly for the third time in three seasons, the

Only this time they don't have A.J. Klein to fill in at middle linebacker.

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Bills sign former Bears WR Thompson

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have restocked their injury-thinned offense by signing receiver Deonte Thompson.

Thompson has five-plus seasons of NFL experience and had 11 catches for 125 yards and a touchdown with Chicago before being released by the Bears last week. Thompson played his first two seasons with Baltimore and then had no catches in playing one game for Buffalo in 2014.

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Packers sign QB Evans to practice squad

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers have signed rookie quarterback Jerod Evans to the practice squad after Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken right collarbone against Minnesota.

The Packers announced Evans' signing Tuesday. The 6-foot-3, 232-pound Evans originally was signed as an undrafted rookie by the Philadelphia Eagles out of Virginia Tech on May 12 but was placed on injured reserve four days later and later released.

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Jaguars waive K Myers, sign Lambo

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have parted ways with kicker Jason Myers, waiving him two days after he hooked two 54-yard field goals in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

The Jaguars (3-3) replaced Myers with free agent Josh Lambo. Lambo made 54 of 64 field goals (81.2 percent) and 70 of 78 extra points (89.7 percent) in two seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers cut Lambo in September and went with rookie Younghoe Koo, who has since been released.

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