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KC signing newly reinstated WR Gordon

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs are signing former All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was recently reinstated by the NFL after violations of its policies on substance abuse and performance-enhancing substances.

Gordon's agents, Eric Dounn and Matt Leist, confirmed that Gordon was headed to Kansas City on Monday and planned to sign on to the practice squad. The expectation is he will join the active roster as soon as he's up to speed.

"Time to get to work," Gordon tweeted later Monday with a link to the Chiefs' account.


Panthers won't place RB McCaffrey on IR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have decided not to place running back Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve while he recovers from a strained hamstring.

Had McCaffrey been placed on IR he would have missed at least three games under NFL rules.


Chiefs' Reid released from hospital

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chiefs coach Andy Reid was released from the hospital Monday after he felt ill and was taken by ambulance to be treated for dehydration following their 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers the previous day.

Chiefs spokesman Ted Crews said that Reid was "in great spirits" and that he planned to visit the practice facility later in the day or Tuesday. In the meantime, the Chiefs spent the day breaking down film and going through their normal Monday meetings with coordinators Steve Spagnuolo, Eric Bieniemy and Dave Toub in charge.


Giants LB Martinez done for season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants leading tackler Blake Martinez is going to miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left leg.

He was injured on the opening series of the Giants' 17-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday and had to be helped off the field. Coach Joe Judge confirmed the injury happened without contact as the inside linebacker chased running back Cordarrelle Patterson on an short pass.


Jaguars ship CB Henderson to Panthers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Cornerback CJ Henderson is the latest first-round draft pick to get shipped out of Jacksonville.

The winless Jaguars traded the ninth overall selection in 2020 to the undefeated Carolina Panthers in exchange for journeyman tight end Dan Arnold on Monday. The deal also includes a swap of draft picks, with Jacksonville getting Carolina's third-rounder in 2022 and the Panthers receiving a fifth-rounder from the Jaguars.


Broncos lose WR Hamler to torn left ACL

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Broncos speedy second-year receiver KJ Hamler will miss the rest of the season with a torn left ACL.

Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that the Broncos' second-round selection in the 2020 NFL draft tore his ACL and "some other stuff" in the first half of the Broncos' 26-0 win over the New York Jets on Sunday.


Cowboys LB Neal out, DE Gregory returns

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys are missing players because of COVID-19 protocols for the third consecutive game to start the season, with linebacker Keanu Neal and defensive end Bradlee Anae sidelined for the home opener against Philadelphia on Monday night.

Neal and Anae aren't among the inactive players for the Cowboys because they're on the COVID-19 reserve list. Defensive tackle Justin Hamilton and tight end Jeremy Sprinkle were brought up from the practice squad as COVID-19 replacements.


Bucs looking to fix lethargic run game

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) When Tom Brady scrambles three times and is your leading rusher, the running game clearly is not working the way it should.

That's just one of the things the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to fix after losing for the first time this season.


Seahawks facing season-defining stretch

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Throughout the moments when it seemed the Seattle Seahawks were headed for a downfall over the past decade, they've found a way to navigate those potential tipping points into their favor.

Only three weeks into the season, the Seahawks are at another one after Sunday's 30-17 loss at Minnesota, the second straight loss for Seattle. And this moment feels different than the past.


Bills' attack finds swagger in rout

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills safety Micah Hyde might have been speaking for the entire team and fan base in assessing Josh Allen and the offense's sudden return to dominance.

"That's the offense we know and love," Hyde said, following a 43-21 win over the Washington Football Team.

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