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Steelers-Titans off to Monday or Tuesday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have at least one more day to see if the team's coronavirus outbreak is under control before their game with the Steelers is rescheduled for Monday or Tuesday.

Only one new positive test result came back Wednesday, a day after the Titans had three players and five team personnel test positive for COVID-19. More daily test results are upcoming.

The league announced the postponement from Sunday afternoon on Wednesday.

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Saints star WR Thomas back at practice

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints top receiver Michael Thomas returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since injuring his ankle in New Orleans' season-opening victory over Tampa Bay on Sept. 13.

While Saints coach Sean Payton has yet to say if Thomas is on schedule to play this Sunday at Detroit, the fifth-year receiver ran through drills with a noticeable bounce in his step during the brief portion of practice open to reporters.

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NFL threatens bans for mask violations

The NFL is threatening teams with possible suspensions for sideline personnel, including coaches, who do not properly wear face coverings during the pandemic.

Forfeiting draft picks also could be among disciplinary measures for failing to comply with league/players' union protocols.

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Washington DE Young may miss Week 4

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Rookie edge rusher Chase Young could miss Washington's game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, and perhaps more, after suffering a groin injury in a Week 3 loss at Cleveland.

Young, the No. 2 overall pick, did not practice Wednesday. He instead spent time working out to the side and riding a stationary bicycle.

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Bills CB Norman returns to practice

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman practiced in full uniform Wednesday in the first week he is eligible to be activated off the injured reserve list.

Coach Sean McDermott didn't provide any update on whether Norman would be available to play Sunday, when the Bills (3-0) travel to face the Las Vegas Raiders (2-1).

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Chiefs CB Sneed out, DT Jones uncertain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs learned shortly before kickoff last week that offensive lineman Andrew Wylie had been taken to the hospital for a suspected case of appendicitis, leaving them even more short-handed for a high-profile Monday night matchup with the Baltimore Ravens.

Mike Remmers stepped into the lineup and the Chiefs' sizzling offense never missed a beat.

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Gruden: Players going maskless a mistake

Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden said several of his players made a mistake when they didn't wear masks or practice social distancing during a charity event that violated league and local COVID-19 rules.

About 10 players attended the fundraising event held Monday night by teammate Darren Waller's foundation to raise money intended to help young people overcome drug and alcohol addiction.

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NFLPA requests outlawing turf fields

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Fifteen NFL teams play their home games on artificial turf. Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter wants to see that number reduced to zero.

The NFL Players Association president cited the league's official injury reports from 2012-2018 to state his case that natural grass fields provide a much lower risk for injuries, compared to artificial surfaces, during practices and games.

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49ers begin week with Mullens at QB

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers began a second straight week of practice with Nick Mullens at quarterback in place of injured starter Jimmy Garoppolo.

Garoppolo missed practice Wednesday with a sprained ankle suffered in Week 2 and his status for Sunday night's game against Philadelphia remains in doubt.

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Jets WR Crowder, T Becton questionable

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman will be sidelined a second straight game because of a sprained left ankle.

The speedy receiver was ruled out, as expected, on Wednesday for the Jets' home game Thursday night against Denver. Perriman was injured during New York's loss to San Francisco on Sept. 20.

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