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DE Ford latest 49er ruled out vs. Jets

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have ruled out edge rusher Dee Ford for this week's game against the New York Jets.

Ford had been listed as questionable initially before being ruled out on Saturday for Sunday's game. The team also announced that offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu has been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster.

Ford got hurt in practice this week and joins All-Pro tight end George Kittle (knee) and star cornerback Richard Sherman (calf) as players sitting out this week for the Niners.


Raiders list Brown, Kwiatkoski doubtful

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) The Las Vegas Raiders could once again be without their top two right tackles for this week's game against New Orleans.

The Raiders listed starter Trent Brown and backup Sam Young as doubtful for Monday night's game against the Saints. Brown played one series of the opener before leaving with a calf injury and Young injured his groin later in the first half.


Lions place starting G Dahl on IR

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions will be without a starting offensive guard against Green Bay.

Detroit put guard Joe Dahl on injured reserve due to a groin injury Saturday, a day before playing the Packers on the road.


Star QBs in spotlight for Ravens, Texans

HOUSTON (AP) Baltimore's Lamar Jackson was torn when asked if he enjoys matchups such as Sunday's against the Houston Texans and fellow talented and mobile quarterback Deshaun Watson.

"That's a great quarterback we're going against (so) I say no, because of how dynamic he is, and our defense has to prepare for him," he said. "But (yes), you could say that. You could say that, yes."


Patriots in Seattle as rare underdogs

SEATTLE (AP) When Bill Belichick replaced Pete Carroll as head coach in New England 20 years ago, neither could have guessed two decades later they'd be viewed as two of the better coaches during that span.

Yet here they are, leading their teams into Sunday night's matchup between Belichick's Patriots and Carroll's Seattle Seahawks. It's a prime-time showcase featuring two of the league's premier franchises, directed by two of the league's most respected coaches.


Rams extend WR Woods for 4 years, $68M

LOS ANGELES (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says receiver Robert Woods has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth up to $68 million with the Los Angeles Rams.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Rams announced the deal Friday without revealing the financial terms.


49ers TE Kittle out with sprained knee

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers will be without All-Pro tight end George Kittle this week because of a sprained left knee.

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that Kittle won't make the trip to face the New York Jets on Sunday after hurting his knee during a season-opening loss to Arizona.


Cardinals HOF safety Wilson dies at 82

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Larry Wilson, a former Cardinals safety and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82.

Wilson died Thursday evening, according to a news release from the team.


Titans WR Brown out with knee injury

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown will miss Sunday's home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars with an injured knee.

Coach Mike Vrabel said Friday that rookie running back Darrynton Evans also will miss his second straight game with an injured hamstring.


Packers minus NT Clark against Lions

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay and Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark won't be available Sunday for their NFC North matchup at Lambeau Field.

The Lions' injury report released Friday listed Golladay out for Sunday's game as well as cornerback Desmond Trufant, guard Joe Dahl and tight end Hunter Bryant.

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