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Steelers-Titans off to Monday or Tuesday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have at least one more day to see if the team's coronavirus outbreak is under control before their game with the Steelers is rescheduled for Monday or Tuesday.

Only one new positive test result came back Wednesday, a day after the Titans had three players and five team personnel test positive for COVID-19. More daily test results are upcoming.

The league announced the postponement from Sunday afternoon on Wednesday.

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Saints star WR Thomas back at practice

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints top receiver Michael Thomas returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since injuring his ankle in New Orleans' season-opening victory over Tampa Bay on Sept. 13.

The Saints, who visit Detroit on Sunday, have lost both games Thomas has missed, falling to 1-2 and into second place in the NFC South Division.

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NFL threatens bans for mask violations

The NFL is threatening teams with possible suspensions for sideline personnel, including coaches, who do not properly wear face coverings during the pandemic.

Forfeiting draft picks also could be among disciplinary measures for failing to comply with league/players' union protocols.

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Washington DE Young may miss Week 4

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Rookie edge rusher Chase Young could miss Washington's game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, and perhaps more, after suffering a groin injury in a Week 3 loss at Cleveland.

Young, the No. 2 overall pick, did not practice Wednesday. He instead spent time working out to the side and riding a stationary bicycle.

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Bills CB Norman returns to practice

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman practiced in full uniform Wednesday in the first week he is eligible to be activated off the injured reserve list.

Coach Sean McDermott didn't provide any update on whether Norman would be available to play Sunday, when the Bills (3-0) travel to face the Las Vegas Raiders (2-1).

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Chiefs CB Sneed out, DT Jones uncertain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs learned shortly before kickoff last week that offensive lineman Andrew Wylie had been taken to the hospital for a suspected case of appendicitis, leaving them even more short-handed for a high-profile Monday night matchup with the Baltimore Ravens.

Mike Remmers stepped into the lineup and the Chiefs' sizzling offense never missed a beat.

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Jets WR Crowder, T Becton questionable

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman will be sidelined a second straight game because of a sprained left ankle.

The speedy receiver was ruled out, as expected, on Wednesday for the Jets' home game Thursday night against Denver. Perriman was injured during New York's loss to San Francisco on Sept. 20.

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NFLPA requests outlawing turf fields

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Fifteen NFL teams play their home games on artificial turf. Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter wants to see that number reduced to zero.

The NFL Players Association president cited the league's official injury reports from 2012-2018 to state his case that natural grass fields provide a much lower risk for injuries, compared to artificial surfaces, during practices and games.

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Broncos to start QB Rypien against Jets

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Brett Rypien kept his head up when he went undrafted out of Boise State. He didn't get discouraged when he twice got cut by the Denver Broncos.

He didn't flinch when the Broncos valued Brandon Allen over him last year to serve as a backup to Joe Flacco and then Drew Lock.

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Falcons CB Dennard out at least 3 games

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have placed cornerback Darqueze Dennard on the reserve/injured list with a hamstring injury.

The loss of Dennard for at least three games deals another blow to the Falcons' depleted secondary.

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