RENTON, Wash. (AP) — In the grand scheme of things, serving as the backup to Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is mostly meaningless.
A year ago, Wilson took every snap in the regular...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have placed reliever Juan Nicasio on the 10-day injured list with a strained left groin.
Manager Gabe Kapler says Nicasio's strain is "pretty mild."...
Segura, Kingery, Arano put on IL by Phillies
DENVER (AP) — Shortstops Jean Segura and Scott Kingery and reliever Victor Arano were placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Titans’ Pro Bowl lineman Jurrell Casey placed on IR
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have placed four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jurrell Casey on injured reserve, their second defensive starter lost for the season in as many weeks.
Titans waive WR Williams after big drop against Buffalo
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have waived wide receiver Nick Williams after he dropped a potential touchdown pass in a 13-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
The Titans on Tuesday promoted linebacker Robert Spillane from the practice squad to their active roster and had waived both Williams and quarterback Austin Davis. The Titans also altered their practice squad by adding linebacker Nigel Harris and removing offensive lineman Coleman Shelton.
Marcus Mariota starting with Titans’ backups hurt, learning
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is starting this weekend against the Eagles, no matter how limited his injured right hand might be.
Mariota is Tennessee's best option with backup QB Blaine Gabbert in the concussion protocol. Austin Davis just joined the Titans and has been given a crash course in the Titans' offense but is still learning the playbook.
Titans add QB Austin Davis with injuries to Mariota, Gabbert
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added a quarterback with Marcus Mariota dealing with an injured elbow and backup Blaine Gabbert in the concussion protocol.
The Titans made a flurry of moves Tuesday agreeing to terms with veteran quarterback Austin Davis. They also placed offensive lineman Kevin Pamphile on injured reserve to create a roster spot after he started the last two games.
Info, please: MLB tells teams scouting cards OK for pitchers
No need to call them cheat sheets.
Major League Baseball has told teams that it's perfectly OK for pitchers to carry the kind of scouting cards that umpire Joe West confiscated from Philadelphia reliever Austin Davis on the mound this weekend.
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said he'd been informed the cards were legal. They are, provided they don't delay games, MLB advised clubs in clarifying the policy.
Umpire confiscates Phillies pitcher’s cheat sheet
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitchers can't have a cheat sheet — at least for now.
Veteran umpire Joe West confiscated a card from Phillies reliever Austin Davis in the eighth inning of Philadelphia's 7-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
Hendricks, Baez lead Cubs past Phillies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Even with a little extra help, which was ruled illegal, the Phillies couldn't stop the Cubs offense.
Kyle Hendricks pitched six strong innings, Javier Baez notched his NL-leading 99th RBI and star third baseman Kris Bryant doubled and had two hits in his return from the disabled list to lead Chicago past Philadelphia 7-1 on Saturday night.
Manuel tosses 3 TDs as Raiders topple Seahawks 30-19
SEATTLE (AP) — E.J. Manuel made a strong bid to stick around in Oakland. Austin Davis did the same to find himself a home likely somewhere other than Seattle.
Manuel threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns in the competition to be Oakland's backup QB, and the Raiders closed out the preseason with a 30-19 win over the Seahawks on Thursday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Blake Swihart doubled into the Red Sox bullpen to score Eduardo Nunez in the 13th inning and Boston beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Monday night to move a season-high six games ahead of the New York Yankees in the AL East.
Boston announced after the game it had acquired Ian Kinsler from the Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
Santana leads Phillies to comeback win over Padres
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The surprising Philadelphia Phillies took a circuitous route to their latest victory.
Carlos Santana homered and drove in four, Cesar Hernandez had a two-run double and the Phillies overcame a four-run first-inning deficit to beat the San Diego Padres 11-5 on Friday night.
Seahawks bring back backup QB Austin Davis
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have brought back another arm for the beginning of their offseason program, re-signing quarterback Austin Davis.
The Seahawks also signed free agent linebacker Paul Dawson, while exclusive rights free agents center Joey Hunt, defensive end Branden Jackson and long snapper Tyler Ott signed their tenders. Seattle made the moves at the beginning of its offseason workout program Monday.
Los Angeles — As the clock approached the final minute and Michigan began to empty its bench, walk-on freshman forward C.J. Baird's hands began to sweat.
He knew as soon as redshirt sophomore center Austin Davis checked in with 1:25 left against No. 7 seed Texas A&M, he likely was next.
Seattle Seahawks free agency capsule
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: TEs Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson; Gs Luke Joeckel, Matt Tobin and Oday Aboushi; RB Eddie Lacy; DT Sheldon Richardson; Ss Bradley McDougald and DeShawn Shead; LBs Michael Wilhoite, Terence Garvin and Dewey McDonald; WR Paul Richardson; K Blair Walsh; DE Marcus Smith; CB Byron Maxwell; QB Austin Davis.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DE Dion Jordan; CB Justin Coleman; RBs Mike Davis and Thomas Rawls.
UM’s Teske more aggressive but still has work to do
Ann Arbor — Backup sophomore center Jon Teske entered late in the first half against Central Michigan on Monday night and injected some life into Michigan and shifted momentum.
Teske played 10 minutes, well above the 3.1 he averaged in 20 games last season, had two blocks, a steal and four points, all on free throws. And most importantly, he played more aggressively. That has been his focus in the offseason — get aggressive and earn more playing time as Moritz Wagner's backup.
Duke looks for 5-0 start when Blue Devils host No. 14 Miami
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke is flirting with its best start in more than a decade after three straight wins against power-conference opponents. Things get tougher with a Friday night visit from No. 14 Miami.
Duke looks for 3-0 start in visit from reeling Baylor
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke knows the danger of looking past against an opponent with a poor record and some befuddling losses — a team like Baylor.
Not long ago, the Blue Devils were the ones being looked past.
Duke plays host to the Bears on Saturday hoping to earn its first 3-0 start since 2014.
Veteran DT Ahtyba Rubin among Seahawks final roster cuts
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks released veteran defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin, backup quarterback Trevone Boykin and fullback Marcel Reese as part of their roster moves to reach the 53-man limit on Saturday.
Seattle announced the moves several hours after the NFL deadline of 4 p.m. ET for rosters to be set. The cuts included wide receiver Kasen Williams and cornerback Pierre Desir after both had been standouts in training camp.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Missing a bowl game for the first time at Duke left center Austin Davis in an offseason funk — and brought an edge to the start of preseason practice.
"I think the attitude's different — I think we're coming in here with something to prove," Davis said Monday after the Blue Devils' first workout of camp. "A lot of the guys are young guys, and I think we've all grown up this summer."
Seahawks move on without Kaepernick in the fold
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Doug Baldwin completely understood why the Seattle Seahawks brought Colin Kaepernick in for a visit.
He also understands why Austin Davis, and not Kaepernick, was signed as the latest backup quarterback option for the Seahawks.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seahawks' search for some depth at quarterback has led them to journeyman Austin Davis.
Seattle released Jake Heaps to make room on the roster for Davis, who was signed Monday after spending time with the Rams, Browns and Broncos.
The 28-year-old Davis will be added to the backup competition with Trevone Boykin, last year's No. 2 behind starter Russell Wilson.
Broncos rule out Ward, Green, Derby for KC showdown
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Broncos' narrow path to the playoffs grew even more precarious Friday when their leading tackler and top two tight ends were ruled out for this weekend's game against the Chiefs .
The Broncos (8-6) could see their playoff hopes evaporate with a loss to the Chiefs (10-4) on Christmas night.
Peters active for Chiefs-Broncos but 3 KC starters out
DENVER (AP) — Cornerback Marcus Peters is active for Kansas City's game at Denver on Sunday night, but fellow Chiefs starters Dee Ford, Jaye Howard and Jeremy Maclin are out.
Peters is dealing with a hip injury that limited him in practice during the week. Howard also has a hip injury, Ford a strained hamstring and Maclin a pulled groin.
Other Chiefs inactives: quarterback Tyler Bray, cornerback Steen Nelson, tight end Ross Travis and O-lineman Mike Person.
CB Sean Smith out for Raiders for showdown vs. Broncos
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith is inactive for the game against the Denver Broncos with an injured left shoulder.
Smith left last week's game with the injury and was limited during the week before being declared inactive on Sunday night. The other players inactive for Oakland are quarterback Connor Cook; cornerback Antonio Hamilton; offensive linemen Matt McCants and Vadal Alexander; tight end Ryan O'Malley; and defensive tackle Stacy McGee.
Latimer inactive for Broncos as he recovers from concussion
DENVER (AP) — Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer was inactive Monday night against Houston as he recovers from a concussion.
The third-year player out of Indiana was hurt on Oct. 13 in San Diego. Latimer has three catches for 22 yards this season.
Left tackle Russell Okung was in the starting lineup after leaving the game in San Diego in an ambulance due to a concussion.
Ware misses 4th straight game as Broncos face Chargers
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Denver outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware will miss his fourth straight game due to a broken right arm when the Broncos play the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night.
Also inactive for the Broncos are quarterback Austin Davis, safety Justin Simmons, cornerback Lorenzo Doss, guard Connor McGovern, outside linebacker Ty Sambrailo and tight end Jeff Heuerman.
Trevor Siemian a spectator at Broncos practice Wednesday
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Trevor Siemian got the day off but only as a precaution.
Rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch ran the Denver Broncos' offense at practice Wednesday with Austin Davis also getting some work in while Siemian watched from the sideline and gave his bruised left shoulder another day to heal.
"With what we did today, I think the other guy needed all of the reps," coach Gary Kubiak said. "Trevor didn't need those reps."
Broncos will go with 2 QBs with zero pro passes
DENVER (AP) — By selecting recently acquired veteran Austin Davis as their third quarterback Thursday night, the Denver Broncos headed into the NFL kickoff against the Carolina Panthers with two QBs who had zero pass attempts as a pro.
Trevor Siemian, whose only snap as a rookie last season, was a kneel-down, won the starting job last month and rookie Paxton Lynch is his backup.
Broncos cut QB Mark Sanchez
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Mark Sanchez, Denver's biggest offseason acquisition, didn't make the roster Saturday, saving the Broncos $3.5 million and a seventh-round draft pick. Sanchez quickly agreed to a deal with the Dallas Cowboys.
The Broncos brought in Austin Davis on a one-year deal to mentor starter Trevor Siemian and rookie Paxton Lynch, neither of whom have ever thrown a pass in the NFL regular season.
Davis was recently released by the Cleveland Browns.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — He's now RG4.3.
Trying to revive a once soaring career that crashed badly in Washington, quarterback Robert Griffin III believes he has a leg up — two of them actually — over the competition to win Cleveland's starting job.
As the Browns prepared to open training camp Friday under first-year coach Hue Jackson, Griffin gave his assessment of the QB field.
"There's only one of us that runs 4.3," he joked, noting his blazing time in the...