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Raiders WR Brown takes part in meetings

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Star receiver Antonio Brown returned to training camp with the Oakland Raiders on Monday, a day after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be "all in or all out."

Brown took part in meetings in Napa before the team broke camp, a person familiar with the situation said on condition of anonymity because the team didn't release details.

Brown didn't attend practice Sunday as he works to find a helmet that he's comfortable using and that meets safety standards set by the NFL and NFLPA. Brown lost a grievance last week seeking to use the Schutt Air Advantage helmet he has used throughout his career because it was too old to be certified as safe.


Pack's Rodgers expected to play Thursday

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Aaron Rodgers practiced on Monday after sitting out the Packers' second preseason game in Baltimore and being sidelined during practice Sunday with back tightness.

But the verdict is still out on whether the two-time MVP will make his preseason debut Thursday night against the Raiders in Canada.


Benson was driving at high rate of speed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Police said Monday they are still investigating the weekend motorcycle crash that killed former Texas Longhorns running back and NFL player Cedric Benson and a woman passenger.

According to police, witnesses said Benson was driving his BMW motorcycle at a high rate of speed through a curving, hilly section of the city Saturday night when he collided with a van that was attempting a left turn.


WR Stills objects to Jay-Z partnership

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick.

Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on the campaign that Kaepernick began by kneeling during the national anthem to bring attention to police brutality and racial division.


Dolphins' Flores mum on QB situation

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Choosing the Miami Dolphins' quarterback has become a close call, mostly because both candidates have been only so-so, and coach Brian Flores isn't ready to announce his decision.

He is not sure he'll be ready before the final exhibition game, either.


Pats' Gordon on non-football injury list

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Oft-suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon returned to the New England Patriots' practice field on Monday without pads and without saying when he might be able to play again.

Gordon was seen stretching on the field during the portion of the team's workout that was open to the media. In the locker room before practice, he declined a request for an interview.


Titans RB Henry back at practice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans running back Derrick Henry is back at practice for the first time since hurting his left calf on the opening day of Tennessee's training camp.

Henry took part in individual drills Monday as the Titans worked in their indoor practice field with the temperature feeling higher than 100 degrees. Henry then went inside the team's headquarters and did not speak to reporters after practice.


Rivera: backup QB job up for grabs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) While Cam Newton remains the clear-cut starting quarterback in Carolina, his primary backup remains largely uncertain.

Kyle Allen started the first two preseason games and appears to have the edge over third-round draft pick Will Grier, but the reality is neither QB has taken full advantage of his opportunities - and extra playing time - with Newton resting his shoulder.


Browns hoping erratic kickers improve

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns coach Freddie Kitchens isn't quite ready to give his kickers the boot.

Despite erratic performances - wide right, wide left, short, off the uprights - in training camp and exhibitions by incumbent Greg Joseph and rookie Austin Seibert, Kitchens said the team has no immediate plans to sign another kicker.


Titans K Succop, TE Smith off PUP list

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are getting kicker Ryan Succop and tight end Jonnu Smith back on the field and off the physically unable to perform list after each passed physicals.

The Titans announced the roster changes Monday.