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Broncos owner, HOF inductee Bowlen dies

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) On a cool night in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, 2016, John Elway thrust the Lombardi Trophy into the air and hollered, "This one's for Pat!"

It came 18 years after Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen had declared, "This one's for John!" following the franchise's first Super Bowl championship, a 31-24 win over Green Bay in San Diego after Elway helicoptered his way into NFL immortality in his fourth shot at a title.

Elway called it the greatest moment of his Hall of Fame career, and he was determined to return the favor after rejoining his beloved Broncos as Bowlen's general manager and vice president of football operations in 2011.

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Texans drop pursuit of Pats exec for GM

HOUSTON (AP) The Texans have dropped their pursuit of Patriots executive Nick Caserio for their vacant general manager's job, and New England has withdrawn the grievance it filed against Houston.

Texans owner Cal McNair released a statement Friday saying the Texans would no longer seek interviews with Caserio.

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Ex-TE Winslow to be retried on 8 counts

VISTA, Calif. (AP) Former pro football player Kellen Winslow Jr. will be retried after a jury convicted him of raping a homeless woman but failed to agree on eight other criminal charges, including the rape of a 54-year-old hitchhiker and an unconscious teen in 2003, California prosecutors said Friday.

Assistant District Attorney Dan Owens said at a hearing in San Diego County Superior Court that five women who testified against Winslow at the first trial will be back on the witness stand at a second trial set for September.

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Landry: Browns' new drama 'a non-issue'

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) Jarvis Landry's not worried about the Browns bickering.

The splashy wide receiver said Friday he doesn't believe recent harsh comments quarterback Baker Mayfield made about disgruntled running back Duke Johnson will affect chemistry for a Cleveland team dealing with high expectations.

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Lions waive TE Roberts after trade nixed

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions waived tight end Michael Roberts after trying to trade him to the New England Patriots.

The Lions say trade conditions put Roberts back on the team's roster before they took him off it for the second straight day.

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Cowboys TE Gathers gets 1-game drug ban

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers has been suspended for the first game in 2019 for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

The decision Friday came about 10 months after the former Baylor basketball player was arrested on a marijuana possession charge. The arrest came just before the final cuts of the preseason last year, but he still made the roster.

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Chargers coach Lynn busy between camps

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Anthony Lynn has a busy stretch ahead before the Los Angeles Chargers report to camp on July 24.

While many in the NFL try to relax in the five weeks between minicamp and training camp, Lynn plans on getting his family foundation off the ground as well as open a new school in Africa.

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Bears sign third-round pick Montgomery

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have signed third-round draft pick David Montgomery.

The running back from Iowa State was the first player taken by the Bears after they traded up with New England to grab him at No. 73 overall. Chicago had previously traded away its first and second-rounders.

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Chiefs K Butker extended 5 years to 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs signed kicker Harrison Butker to a five-year contract extension Thursday, locking up the former Panthers practice squad player through the 2024 season.

The 23-year-old Butker was signed away from Carolina during the 2017 season, when Cairo Santos went on injured reserve. The former seventh-round draft pick wound up kicking so well he earned the full-time job, and the Chiefs released Santos the following year.

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Colts CB Moore receives 4-year extension

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) All Kenny Moore II needed was a chance. Now the Indianapolis Colts cornerback has a starting job and a lucrative new contract.

Less than three years after entering the league as an undrafted rookie, Moore was rewarded by the Colts with a four-year deal that will keep their top three cornerbacks together through 2021.

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