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New York Jets waive former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps

The Jets waived Jake Heaps and signed journeyman NFL quarterback Josh Johnson on Thursday.

New York Jets waive former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps

Journeyman college quarterback Jake Heaps had a rough day in his final practice with New York, throwing four interceptions. The Jets waived Heaps and signed journeyman NFL quarterback Josh Johnson... Read more »

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Morning links: Utes are the Pac-12's 'X factor,' Sarkisian apologizes, Lions with Utah connections are banged up

All of Utah's conference contests on list of top games; ex-BYU quarterback sorry for drunken episode; Van Noy, Ansah, Ngata are hurt. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Lions coach says former BYU, current Detroit LB Kyle Van Noy out for extended period

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell told reporters Kyle Van Noy's latest injury is "not one of those injuries where it takes a couple weeks. It's going to be a little bit." Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Wagner, Louks or Sorensen: Which local tie's pro first topped this week's NFL action?

Bobby Wagner scored his first professional touchdown, Corbin Louks had his first career catch and score and Daniel Sorensen registered his first sack. Whose top play was superior? Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Morning links: Alex Smith struggling; ex-Aggie Wagner finds new fortune; Burks on 'bounce back' list

Former Utes quarterback 'trying to do too much'; Seattle linebacker unchanging despite wealth; Jazz guard expected to have big year. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Rock On: Sarkisian runs afoul of BYU honor code

Also, so much for the bond between ex-Utes. With friends like this... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Injury woes again plaguing former BYU linebacker, current Detroit Lion Kyle Van Noy

On Sunday, Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said an injury Kyle Van Noy suffered about a week ago is "increasingly getting a little bit worse." Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Amy Donaldson: Hall of Famer Carter's 'fall guy' advice appalling, proves NFL needs outside help

Cris Carter told NFL rookies at a symposium in 2014 that they needed to get a "fall guy" to take the blame for their bad behavior. Maybe seeking mentors from outside the sport would bring... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Local NFL notes: Broncos claim former Ute Jake Murphy off waivers, Cowboys waive Reggie Dunn

The constant stream of NFL transactions during the preseason included two former University of Utah players on Thursday, as Denver claimed tight end Jake Murphy off waivers and Dallas waived Reggie... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Sorensen brothers have shared experiences in football, faith, family

Brad Sorensen and his little brother Daniel are pulling for each other to make NFL rosters this fall. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Former Utah tight end Jake Murphy waived by Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals cut former University of Utah tight end Jake Murphy on Wednesday, then signed wide receiver Michael Bennett in a corresponding move. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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'Deflategate' judge says Brady suspension in jeopardy

Tom Brady might have reason to practice more intensely after a judge made clear Wednesday that the New England quarterback's four-game suspension for underinflated footballs is in jeopardy. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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EIi Manning not looking to be the NFL's top paid quarterback

Eli Manning didn't ask the New York Giants to make him the NFL's highest-paid quarterback. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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AP sources: Brady, Goodell meet but 'Deflategate' unresolved

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met Tuesday to discuss settling the "Deflategate" legal case but were unsuccessful, two people familiar with the case... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Morning links: Ex-Cougar Lasike still turning heads in Arizona; Gary Andersen, OSU featured; former Ute Plouffe wins gold

Running back, rugby star is making noise in Cardinals' camp; Beavers expected to struggle in 2015; ex-Utah forward helps carry Canada to Olympic berth. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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American Fork native, Super Bowl champ Jordan Devey traded to 49ers

Jordan Devey’s NFL career is bringing him closer to his hometown. The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday they have acquired the offensive tackle from the New England Patriots in exchange... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Rowe, Vigil or Beck & Collie: Who had the best weekend performance in pro football action?

Former Ute Eric Rowe and ex-Aggie Zach Vigil each played well in their first NFL action in the first full week of preseason action, while John Beck threw a touchdown to former BYU teammate Austin... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Amy Donaldson: NFL Pro Bowler's decision to return sons' participation trophies misguided

James Harrison posted a picture of participation trophies earned by his two young sons on Instagram, along with an explanation as to why he was returning them. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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'Next Gen Stats' offer new insights for NFL fans and coaches

As Richard Sherman sprints side-by-side with Calvin Johnson, who is running faster? When Luke Kuechly collides with DeMarco Murray, who has more momentum? And which NFL players run slower in the... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Tom Brady and Roger Goodell in court for 'Deflategate'

Here are the latest developments in a federal court hearing in football's "Deflategate" scandal, with the NFL, the players' union and superstar quarterback Tom Brady at odds about a four game... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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Morning links: BYU part of Big 12 self-help guide; Reilly trying to stick with Jets; Utes, Cougars on 'All-Name Team'

ESPN writer thinks BYU and Boise State are best fits for Big 12 expansion, former Ute working to keep NFL dreams alive, Athlon Sports highlights some of the best names in college football. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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Morning links: Hill one of country's most intriguing QBs; Smith Sr. goes out in style; RSL, SKC best MLS rivalry?

BYU signal caller makes Top 25 list; former Ute set to retire from NFL after 2015 season; MLS showdown set for Wednesday Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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Jets' Geno Smith out 6-10 weeks after punched by teammate

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith will be sidelined at least 6-10 weeks with a broken jaw after being punched by teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali in the locker room Tuesday morning. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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Twitter huddles with NFL to tackle audience challenge

Twitter is huddling with the National Football League as it tackles the challenge of attracting a broader audience to its short messaging service. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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Ravens WR, former Utah standout Steve Smith to retire after this season

Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith, one of 12 players in NFL history with 900 catches, says he will retire after this season — his 15th in the league. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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