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Rams acquire star CB Ramsey from Jaguars

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LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Rams acquired star cornerback Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday night in exchange for two first-round picks and a fourth-rounder.

Jacksonville gets first-round picks from the Rams in 2020 and 2021, and a fourth-round pick in 2021.

Ramsey is one of the NFL's elite defensive backs, earning two Pro Bowl selections in three seasons with Jaguars. The fifth overall pick in the 2016 draft has nine career interceptions, but his tumultuous tenure is Jacksonville is over one month after he requested a trade.


Titans bench Mariota, to start Tannehill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Titans are making a change at quarterback in hopes of salvaging their season.

Tennessee will start Ryan Tannehill at quarterback instead of Marcus Mariota on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the change.


NFL: Preseason concussions up 44 percent

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) The NFL says the number of concussions in exhibition games this year rose to 49 from 34 in 2018, an increase of 44% and a setback in efforts to reduce brain trauma.

"We have more work to do," said Dr. Allen Sills, the league's chief medical officer, at the owners' meetings Tuesday.


Browns QB Mayfield slowed by hip injury

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Baker Mayfield will have extra time to prepare for the unbeaten Patriots. He needs it.

Cleveland's quarterback was limited during Tuesday's practice with a hip injury sustained on a scramble in the second half on Sunday against Seattle. Mayfield was hurt when he made a spin move and got hit in the third quarter.


Rams send CB Peters to Ravens for Young

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday for linebacker Kenny Young and an undisclosed pick in the 2020 draft.

Peters has been a starting cornerback for the Rams since they acquired him from Kansas City before last season, taking on important assignments against opponents' top receivers. The two-time Pro Bowl selection has five interceptions in 22 games since joining Los Angeles.


Bears star DT Hicks on IR, may return

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have put Pro Bowl defensive tackle Akiem Hicks on injured reserve, the latest blow on the injury front for a team trying to keep up in the NFC North.

Hicks suffered an elbow injury Oct. 6 against the Oakland Raiders. Coach Matt Nagy had suggested Hicks might return this season and putting him on IR allows the Bears to bring him back in eight weeks.


Patriots bring back veteran TE Watson

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The Patriots have signed tight ends Ben Watson and Eric Tomlinson and released quarterback Cody Kessler.

New England announced the moves on Tuesday. Watson rejoins the team less than a week after being released. Tomlinson joins the Patriots after stints with the Eagles, Texans, Jets and Giants. He played three games with the Giants this season before being released last month.


Steelers DE Tuitt to miss rest of season

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to dig their way out of an early season hole without defensive end Stephon Tuitt.

The team placed Tuitt on injured reserve on Tuesday, two days after Tuitt tore a pectoral muscle in the first quarter of a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers . The six-year veteran was in the midst of his best season, racking up 3+ sacks and six tackles for loss in just over five games for a defense that ranked among the NFL leaders in sacks (third) and takeaways (second), one of the few bright spots during a 2-4 start.


Cowboys DE Crawford done for season

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford is set to undergo season-ending hip surgery for an injury that bothered him through the offseason.

Crawford, who will go to injured reserve, tried to play through the issue early this season. The eighth-year pro was active for the first two games and had his only sack in Week 2 at Washington.


Saints DB Williams suspended 2 games

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Saints defensive back P.J. Williams has been suspended two games for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

The league said in a statement Tuesday that Williams is suspended immediately and will be available to return to the Saints after the club's Week 8 game against Arizona.

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