BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson proved in the first half that he was capable of throwing the football as well as running with it.
After that, the Baltimore Ravens rookie quarterback got back to what he does best — much to the delight of his offensive line.
Jackson ran all over the Oakland Raiders, finishing with 71 yards rushing and a touchdown to carry the Ravens past the Oakland Raiders 34-17 on Sunday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have released defensive back Cyrus Jones.
New England announced the move Saturday, ending Jones' second stint with the team.
A second-round pick by the Patriots in 2016, he was released at the end of training camp and signed by the Baltimore Ravens as a practice squad player.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Receiver T.Y. Hilton is one of five Colts starters sidelined Thursday night against the Patriots.
Hilton is sitting with chest and hamstring injuries. Tight end Jack Doyle is also out with a hip issue, along with running back Marlon Mack (hamstring), tackle Denzelle Good (personal matter) and cornerback Kenny Moore II (concussion).
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cyrus Jones was sure his tenure with the Patriots was over when he was cut at the end of training camp earlier this month.
New England chose to sever ties with the cornerback and return man, a second-round pick in 2016, after an underwhelming two-year tenure.
It included fumble issues and a right knee injury that caused him to miss the 2017 season.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Veteran running backs Mike Gillislee and Brandon Bolden headed the list of cuts as the New England Patriots got down to the NFL's 53-player limit.
Gillislee, signed as a restricted free agent before last season, ran for 383 yards and five touchdowns in nine games.
HOUSTON (AP) — New England receiver Michael Floyd is inactive for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Atlanta Falcons.
Floyd, who was claimed off waivers in mid-December after Arizona released him following a DUI arrest, is inactive for the second straight game. Floyd sat out the AFC championship game to make room on the roster for Danny Amendola, who returned from an ankle injury.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots will have a healthy complement of receivers for their AFC championship game matchup with the Steelers.
Receiver Michael Floyd, acquired in December following an ankle injury to Danny Amendola, is listed as inactive for Sunday's game. Rookie Malcolm Mitchell returns to the active list after missing last week's divisional-round win over Houston with a knee issue.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Under Bill Belichick, the Patriots have become masters at culling more diamonds than duds from the NFL draft.
This summer was no exception despite New England drafting without a first-round pick as part of its "Deflategate" punishment.
New England picked Alabama cornerback and punt returner Cyrus Jones in the second round. Then, a few rounds later they went with another Southeastern Conference-tested prospect, Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When the Ravens and Patriots have met in New England in recent years, it has usually been a close affair.
In the six games the Ravens have played at Gillette Stadium since coach John Harbaugh took over in 2008 they are 2-4, with their four defeats coming by average of four points. That includes a 35-31 loss in the division round of the playoffs in 2015.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (13-5)
New faces: TE Martellus Bennett, WR Chris Hogan, OL Jonathan Cooper, LB Barkevious Mingo, CB Cyrus Jones, OL Joe Thuney, QB Jacoby Brissett.
Key losses: DE Chandler Jones, DT Akiem Hicks, DT Dominique Easley, WR Brandon LaFell.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Despite not having a first-round draft choice as a penalty in the Tom Brady "Deflategate" case, the New England Patriots have a group of rookies already opening eyes at training camp.
It starts with cornerback Cyrus Jones.
"I'm not one to grade people, I'm not coach (Bill Belichick). But I can just tell, the kid's an athlete," fellow cornerback Logan Ryan said of Jones, the 60th pick — and New England's first — in the 2016...