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NFL probes Winston groping allegation

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The NFL is investigating an allegation that Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has denied the allegation on his social media accounts.

The Buccaneers acknowledged the allegation Friday and released a statement saying they are in the "process of obtaining further information regarding today's media report. We take these matters seriously and are fully supportive of the investigation that is being conducted by the NFL."

The NFL also released a statement saying that it has reached out to Uber to request more information.

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Cards give Fitzgerald 1-year extension

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Larry Fitzgerald has signed a contract to return to the Arizona Cardinals for a 15th season, if he decides to play at all.

The one-year extension announced Friday with arguably the most popular player in Cardinals franchise history does not mean Fitzgerald will play football next season. Only that if he does, it will be with the only team he has known since he entered the league.

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Jags list RB Fournette as questionable

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars could be without running back Leonard Fournette at winless Cleveland on Sunday.

Fournette has been hampered by an ankle injury and did not practice Friday after being limited the previous two days. He was listed as questionable on the injury report. Fournette ranks third in the AFC with 629 yards rushing in just seven games. He missed one game because of the ankle and another because he violated an undisclosed team rule.

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Cardinals QB Gabbert to start vs. Texans

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Blaine Gabbert will get his first start for the Arizona Cardinals when they play the Texans in Houston on Sunday.

Coach Bruce Arians announced the decision after Friday's practice.

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Seahawks QB Wilson has jaw realigned

RENTON, Wash. (AP) After playing a Thursday game, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson spent his extended break getting his jaw back in alignment.

Wilson said Friday that he had to wear a specialized mouthpiece in the days after Seattle's 22-16 win over Arizona to put his jaw back in proper alignment. Wilson said he underwent X-rays and there was no fracture but a hit from Karlos Dansby required Wilson to limit the amount of speaking and eating he could do.

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Concussed Rivers practices, iffy to play

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is listed as questionable for Los Angeles' game against Buffalo on Sunday due to a concussion.

Rivers is still progressing through the NFL's concussion protocol after he reported symptoms of a head injury on Monday.

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Bengals' Burfict not fined for ejection

NEW YORK (AP) Jets cornerback Buster Skrine was fined $48,620 for his illegal hit on Tampa Bay receiver DeSean Jackson last week and Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict wasn't fined after his ejection against Tennessee for pushing away the arm of an official who tried to break up a sideline scuffle.

Burfict wasn't fined for his late hit out of bounds two plays earlier, either.

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Lions DE Ansah out again vs. Bears

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have ruled out defensive end Ezekiel Ansah against the Chicago Bears because of a back injury.

Detroit determined Ansah and running back Dwayne Washington would be inactive at Chicago after they didn't practice for a third straight day. Ansah also missed the previous game, a win over Cleveland. Washington is out with a hip injury.

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Chiefs' Hali, Ford ruled out vs. Giants

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chiefs pass rushers Tamba Hali and Dee Ford have been ruled out Sunday against the New York Giants, while defensive lineman Allen Bailey was also ruled out for their struggling defense.

Wide receiver Albert Wilson was also ruled out Friday for the third straight game with a bad hamstring.

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Raiders likely without Amerson vs. Pats

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders will likely be without cornerback David Amerson when they play Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Mexico City on Sunday.

Amerson, who has missed the past two games with a foot injury, sat out practice again Friday and worked with a trainer on the sidelines. The fifth-year veteran will travel to Mexico but is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

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