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Cards fire OC McCoy after blowout loss

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have dismissed offensive coordinator Mike McCoy a day after the team was blown out at home by the Denver Broncos on national television.

The team said in a statement Friday quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich will take over the job for a club that is 1-6 and has the worst record in the league.

Coach Steve Wilks is to discuss the move later in the day.

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CB Ramsey quiet with Jaguars slumping

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The NFL's loudest trash talker has little to say after consecutive lopsided losses.

Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey delivered a repeat performance Thursday from his postgame news conference that followed a 40-7 loss to Dallas four days earlier.

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Ailing Jets DC Rodgers returns to work

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Kacy Rodgers missed being around the players and coaches the most while not knowing when he'd feel well enough to be back.

A health scare sidelined the New York Jets defensive coordinator for two games - a tense few weeks for Rodgers, who was medically cleared and returned to work this week on a full-time basis.

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Raiders fined $20K over injury report

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have been fined $20,000 for not downgrading guard Kelechi Osemele to out for a Week 5 game.

A person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday that the team violated the league's injury report policy by not moving Osemele from questionable to out. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL has not announced the fine.

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Saints WR Ginn to IR with knee issue

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have placed veteran receiver Ted Ginn Jr., who has been struggling with knee soreness, on injured reserve.

Ginn has played in four games this season, catching 12 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns, but has regularly appeared on New Orleans' official injury report since early in Week 2.

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Cowboys WR Williams suspended 3 games

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams has been suspended three games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, a ban he will serve while on injured reserve because of lingering issues from offseason surgery for a broken right foot.

The league said Thursday the suspension will be in effect Sunday when the Cowboys visit Washington. After Dallas' open week and a home game against Tennessee, the final game of the ban will be Nov. 11 at Philadelphia.

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Browns CB Gaines out with concussion

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Stopping the NFL's top-ranked passing offense got more daunting for the Browns.

Starting cornerback E.J. Gaines will miss Sunday's game at Tampa Bay because of a concussion, further challenging a Cleveland defense also without Pro Bowl linebacker Joe Schobert, who could be out several weeks with a hamstring injury.

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Vick's father gets 5-year jail sentence

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) The father of former pro-football star Michael Vick has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a drug ring.

News outlets report 56-year-old Michael Dwayne Boddie was sentenced Wednesday, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin in June.

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Bengals put CB Russell on active roster

CINCINNATI (AP) With their secondary depleted by injuries, the Bengals signed cornerback KeiVarae Russell off the practice squad Thursday for an upcoming game in Kansas City.

Russell was the Chiefs' third-round pick in 2016. He's played in 13 games for Cincinnati over the past two seasons. The Bengals needed another cornerback with Darqueze Dennard sidelined by a shoulder injury suffered during a 28-21 loss to the Steelers.

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Dolphins' Tannehill out 2nd game in row

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) With Ryan Tannehill ruled out of Sunday's game against Detroit, Brock Osweiler will get another start at quarterback, and the Miami Dolphins' super sub is optimistic he can deliver a successful encore to the most prolific game of his career last week.

But then Osweiler is always optimistic, even when he's playing lousy.

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