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Eagles' Wentz has sore back, status iffy

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carson Wentz is sidelined with a back injury, but two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press the Eagles quarterback hasn't been ruled out for Philadelphia's game at the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

Both people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team hasn't made any definitive determination, pending further evaluation and testing.

"Carson has a little bit of back soreness, a little tightness, so we're going to rest him today, continue to evaluate him and make sure he's good," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said. "Sometimes he just gets a little sore, a little tight. Just going to rest him today and evaluate him further."


Jackson still Ravens' QB, Flacco backup

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) As he worked diligently for more than a month to return from a potentially dangerous hip injury, Joe Flacco watched the Baltimore Ravens flourish without him.

Now that he's healthy, Flacco must adjust to a role he's never experienced during his 11-year NFL career: backup quarterback.


NFL won't pay for surveillance video

IRVING, Texas (AP) Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the NFL won't pay for video evidence in cases involving domestic violence, and he defended the league's handling of those investigations.

Speaking after owners held their annual winter meeting, Goodell said the NFL's approach to dealing with domestic violence is "extraordinary" and that the league has some of the highest standards of any organization.


Las Vegas to host 2020 NFL Draft

DALLAS (AP) The NFL draft is heading to Las Vegas for 2020.

It almost certainly will arrive before the Raiders do.


Bills hold RB McCoy out of practice

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Don't count out LeSean McCoy just yet.

Though the Bills running back missed practice Wednesday to nurse a sore left hamstring, McCoy told The Associated Press there's a chance he'll play in Buffalo's home game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.


Tannehill expected to play on sore ankle

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is expected to play Sunday at Minnesota despite a right ankle injury that sidelined him briefly during last week's win over New England.

Tannehill was limited in practice Wednesday, but jogged and said his ankle is improving. Coach Adam Gase said Tannehill will play barring a setback.


Saints release Marshall, claim TE Swoope

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have released veteran receiver Brandon Marshall, who had not been active on game day since signing one month ago.

Marshall's release made room on the roster for tight end Erik Swoope, whom New Orleans has claimed off of waivers from Indianapolis.


Bears slot CB Callahan out for season

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have placed cornerback Bryce Callahan on injured reserve because of a broken left foot.

Coach Matt Nagy says Callahan will need surgery. He was hurt in Chicago's 15-6 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night.


Home teams announced for London, Mexico

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL will stage four games in London and one in Mexico City next season, with the Jaguars, Chargers, Rams, Raiders and Buccaneers serving as hosts.

When the games will be played and who the opponents will be won't be announce until the spring, when the league schedule for 2019 is released.


Cousins feels responsible for OC change

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) When the Minnesota Vikings went all-in on Kirk Cousins as their long-sought franchise player last spring, they paired him with a new offensive coordinator considered to be part of the current wave of up-and-coming quarterback developers and innovative play-callers putting a strong imprint on the NFL.

The partnership with John DeFilippo that had so much potential lasted nine months.

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