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NFL sideline protests had been a fading issue. A few players still kneel or raise a fist during "The Star-Spangled Banner," but the regular season began three weeks ago. Fans are watching the games, tracking their fantasy players, betting the point spreads. While Colin Kaepernick's continued unemployment after kneeling out national anthems last season remains a debate, p…

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Here's a look at stories form around the NFL on Wednesday, Sept. 6. 1. The Tampa Bay at Miami game was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. The Category 5 Hurricane bearing down on southern Florida prompted the NFL to postpone this week's Dolphins-Buccaneers game until Week 11, which was both teams' bye week. They'll now play 16 consecutive games. The Miami Herald not…

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NAPA, Calif. – Khalil Mack wanted nothing to do with this story. He refused to be interviewed for it. Sandy Mack, his father, at first liked the idea of meeting me down in Fort Pierce, Fla., where Khalil is from. Then Sandy stopped returning text messages and voicemails. Khalil Mack gave the impression he’d rather shower with asbestos bodywash and stir three t…

The Buffalo Bills will not use their franchise tag on Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd, and he will become a free agent. The Bills tried to sign Byrd to a multiyear extension over the weekend but couldn't make enough headway to feel comfortable that the franchise tag would've made a difference. The Bills still can re-sign Byrd. Other teams aren't allowed to negotiate with Byr…