Foles, offense sharp as Eagles beat Steelers (Yahoo Sports)
This was more like last year's Eagles. Nick Foles threw one touchdown pass and led Philadelphia's starting offense to three first-half scores in a 31-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. ''I feel we're improving every week,'' Foles said. ''We have to keep moving forward.'' Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both played one day after they were arrested for marijuana possession shortly before Pittsburgh (1-2) traveled to Philadelphia (1-2).
Manziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start (Yahoo Sports)
On one knee and far from the action, quarterback Johnny Manziel leaned on his orange helmet and watched. As Browns starter Brian Hoyer worked with Cleveland's first-team offense during 11-on-11 drills Thursday, Manziel, for now relegated to the second string, observed from the side. Failing to make any magic happen in his first two NFL preseason games and unable to close the gap enough to beat out Hoyer, Manziel will begin the season as Cleveland's No. 2 quarterback, matching his uniform number. ''Obviously I didn't want this to be the outcome,'' Manziel said.
Loose sod at new Levi's Stadium removed (Yahoo Sports)
The San Francisco 49ers were working to re-sod the field at new Levi's Stadium on Thursday, a day after a public workout was cut short and moved to the regular practice fields because players were slipping. San Francisco hosts the San Diego Chargers at the $1.2 billion stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. PDT, and the team has said it expects to have the field ready in time. ''The 49ers organization would like to apologize to any fans who were inconvenienced by today's practice ending early,'' the team said Wednesday. ''We have determined the appropriate measures necessary to have the field ready for Sunday and look forward to hosting the San Diego Chargers.'' Coach Jim Harbaugh moved his team out of the stadium Wednesday about an hour into the practice.
Chiefs' Charles back to practice in limited role (Yahoo Sports)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jamaal Charles returned to Chiefs practice Thursday for the first time since hurting his foot last week, though he's unlikely to play in Saturday night's preseason game against Minnesota.
Adrian Peterson misses 2nd day of Vikings practice (Yahoo Sports)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Adrian Peterson missed Minnesota Vikings practice for the second straight day, but the team does expect the star running back to make the trip to Kansas City this weekend.
AP Source: Chiefs LB Mays to have wrist surgery (Yahoo Sports)
The banged-up Kansas City Chiefs suffered another blow Thursday when linebacker Joe Mays was told he would need surgery on the wrist he injured last weekend at Carolina. Mays, who was expected to start alongside Derrick Johnson at inside linebacker, will likely have the procedure later this week, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not revealed the surgery. Mays signed a $6 million, two-year contract with the Chiefs in the offseason, and he was being counted on to replace the departed Akeem Jordan. Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles returned to practice Thursday after missing a week with a foot injury, though he is not expected to play against Minnesota.
Colts owner's trial on DWI charges postponed (Yahoo Sports)
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay's trial on two misdemeanor charges stemming from a March traffic stop has been postponed for two months. Irsay's trial had been scheduled for next week, but Hamilton County court records show it's been rescheduled for Oct. 30.
Redskins' RG3 stands by latest social media post (Yahoo Sports)
Robert Griffin III on Thursday stood by his latest retort against naysayers and said he has no plans to shut down his social media presence, pointing out that ''there are 1.1 million people on Twitter'' interested in what he has to say. Griffin regularly rebuffs doubters on Twitter and Facebook, but the Washington Redskins quarterback's latest words were more defiant than usual.
DT Brockers ready to return for Rams (Yahoo Sports)
Michael Brockers doesn't know all the technical jargon for what kept him out of much of training camp. The third-year defensive tackle suffered a high right ankle sprain in early August just prior to the St. Louis Rams first scrimmage Aug. 2. ''Maybe get all the first quarter reps maybe, and try to show what I can do and show that I can push off this ankle and put as much pressure as I can on it and be as dominant as I want to be.'' Rams coach Jeff Fisher said after Thursday's practice that Brockers likely will get more work because of the team's depth at the position. Aaron Donald, the 13th-overall pick in the 2014 draft, is slotted as the No. 2 right tackle behind Brockers.
Chiefs send OG Johnson to Bucs for S McCray (Yahoo Sports)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chiefs have acquired safety Kelcie McCray from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for offensive guard Rishaw Johnson in a move that should bolster depth for both teams.