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Serpico, officers rally for Kaepernick

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NEW YORK (AP) A former New York City police officer, whose claims of police corruption in the 1970s were chronicled in an Al Pacino movie, joined dozens of current and former officers Saturday at a rally in support of getting quarterback Colin Kaepernick a job in the National Football League.

The former San Francisco 49ers player became a controversial figure last year after he refused to stand for the national anthem in what he called a protest against oppression of people of color.

He opted out of his contract in March and became a free agent, but so far, no NFL teams have signed him for the upcoming season.

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Dolphins sign ex-Bengals LB Maualuga

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Linebacker Rey Maualuga has signed with the Miami Dolphins, who put wide receiver Isaiah Ford on injured reserve.

Maualuga gives the Dolphins some needed linebacker depth, especially after rookie Raekwon McMillan was lost for the season with a knee injury in Miami's first preseason game.

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Jags to have Fournette, Lee for opener

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Rookie running back Leonard Fournette expects to be ready for Jacksonville's season opener. So does receiver Marqise Lee.

Fournette and Lee spoke Saturday for the first time since being sidelined by injuries a week ago and expressed confidence they would play in the Sept. 10 opener at Houston.

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Marrone still undecided on Jaguars QB

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone isn't quite ready to name Chad Henne his starting quarterback.

Or Blake Bortles, for that matter.

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Giants QB Manning ready to face Browns

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) For the past two seasons, Eli Manning has felt a little awkward heading into the New York Giants' preseason opener.

It has nothing to do with the football. It's the lack of it that has bothered the two-time Super Bowl MVP.

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Mariota's TD helps Titans edge Panthers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown pass and the Tennessee Titans earned a 34-27 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers on Saturday.

The Titans (1-1), who were held to just three points last week against the New York Jets, scored on their first three possessions against Carolina, with help from one long drive and two Panthers turnovers.

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Seahawks LT Fant suffers torn ACL

SEATTLE (AP) Seahawks left tackle George Fant suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in Friday night's preseason game against Minnesota and is likely done for the season.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said after the 20-13 victory that Fant has a significant injury that will require surgery.

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Zuttah back to Ravens after March trade

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have signed center Jeremy Zuttah, who returns to the team that traded him to San Francisco in March.

Zuttah started every game last year and made the Pro Bowl as an alternate. He was dealt to the 49ers so Baltimore could save salary-cap space and move up 12 spots in the sixth round of the NFL draft.

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Seahawks DE Bennett sits during anthem

SEATTLE (AP) Michael Bennett was alone in sitting. He wasn't alone in support from his teammates.

Bennett sat on the Seahawks' bench before Friday night's preseason game against Minnesota, the second straight week he remained seated while the "Star-Spangled Banner" was played.

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Long supports Jenkins during protest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Chris Long, the Philadelphia defensive end who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem before the Eagles' exhibition game Thursday night against Buffalo.

Jenkins stood with his right fist raised in the air as he's done since last season. Long was to his right with his left arm on Jenkins' shoulder.

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