FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots won’t have primary running back Damien Harris when they host the Buffalo Bills on Monday night.
Harris has been dealing with an ankle issue and is...
New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, suffered an injury to his right leg in the second quarter of a 22-12 loss to the Miami Dolphins on...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have had trouble finishing off games at times this season. They got an assist from Mother Nature to help close out their biggest victory.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have placed running back Damien Harris and defensive lineman Beau Allen on injured reserve.
To fill the open spots on the 53-man roster, linebacker...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Damien Harris hardly saw the field for the Patriots last season. This year, that could change for the second-year running back.
HOUSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots are without two players on Sunday night against the Houston Texans because of an illness that swept through the locker room this week.
BALTIMORE (AP) — New England rookie receiver N'Keal Harry has been placed on the inactive list for Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New York Giants will face the Patriots' top-ranked defense in their Thursday night matchup without three of their top playmakers.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy missed Sunday night's game against Pittsburgh to be with his pregnant wife, who was in labor. Receiver Demaryius Thomas had a hamstring...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Najee Harris has been a presence in Alabama's backfield since he arrived as one of the nation's top recruits.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says freshman running back Trey Sanders is "out indefinitely" with a foot injury.
Saban said Saturday the injury will require surgery. He did...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots took their first step in upgrading their aging secondary and picked up a versatile edge rusher on a busy Day 2 of the NFL draft on Friday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In four years at Alabama, Damien Harris has shared the backfield with several runners who either have or will play in the NFL.
From Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake in 2015, to Bo Scarbrough the next two years, to his current running mates Najee Harris and Joshua Jacobs, the top-ranked Crimson Tide (14-0) have always had a variety of running threats to fuel their offense.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — They cheered Jalen Hurts as he picked up his diploma, and applauded his every big play this season.
Sometimes, Alabama fans gave the backup quarterback a nice hand for even stepping on the field — especially for his fifth game, which assured that he wasn't leaving, at least not right away.
So if he decides to leave Alabama after the playoffs, there probably would be no booing from Crimson Tide faithful.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama got quite a scare at the sight of starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on the ground clutching his right knee.
But the situation could have been worse — on multiple levels.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa heaved his first pass to a diving DeVonta Smith in the end zone for a touchdown.
The 30-yarder wasn't a replay of their winning connection in the national championship game, but it did set the stage for No. 1 Alabama's 45-23 victory over No. 22 Texas A&M on Saturday. The game was close for a while before turning into yet another Crimson Tide romp.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban isn't ready to answer the starting quarterback question, and frankly, he and his players are tired of hearing it.
For the record, Saban didn't say Monday whether it will be Jalen Hurts or Tua Tagovailoa starting for the defending national champions in the season opener Saturday night against Louisville in Orlando, Florida.
His players had no fresh insights on the topic either.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Georgia led the way with 12 players on the preseason coaches All-Southeastern Conference teams.
Alabama had 10 All-SEC picks and Auburn had nine on the teams released Thursday.
The defending national champion Crimson Tide had a league-high five first-team picks. That group includes left tackle Jonah Williams, center Ross Pierschbacher, tailback Damien Harris, defensive lineman Raekwon Davis and linebacker Mack Wilson.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Damien Harris bucked the trend of Alabama's recent starting tailbacks, who follow up big seasons with early departures for the NFL.
Instead, Harris opted to stick around for his senior season.
The decision gives the defending national champion Crimson Tide's already talented backfield a big boost, and provides Harris a chance to become the program's first three-time 1,000-yard rusher and maybe even breaking the career record.
ATLANTA (AP) — There's no mystery in what the Georgia and Alabama offenses do best: Run the ball.
Stopping them is harder to manage, though both defenses do that quite well, too.
No. 1 Clemson (12-1, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) vs. No. 4 Alabama (11-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference), Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. (ESPN)
LOCATION: New Orleans
Clemson: QB Kelly Bryant. The emergence of Bryant has helped push the Tigers back into the College Football Playoff. His numbers aren't as eye-popping as predecessor Deshaun Watson, but he's still completing more than 67 percent of his passes for 2,678 yards.
The Southeastern Conference doesn't have any football players putting up video game-style numbers.
There's Jalen Hurts and Jake Fromm but no Baker Mayfield. Nick Chubb, Damien Harris and Kerryon Johnson, but no Bryce Love. And if that keeps up there probably won't be much Heisman Trophy love either.
No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Georgia are loaded with talented players, but the teams divvy carries with multiple tailbacks and don't put up huge passing numbers.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (AP) — Damien Harris opened with a 75-yard touchdown run and No. 1 Alabama rode a fast start to a 41-9 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) had raced to a 17-0 start by midway through the first quarter before the Razorbacks (2-4, 0-3) managed to slow down the onslaught for a while.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Damien Harris and Alabama delivered a message on the first offensive play: They had no intention of becoming the weekend's latest upset victim.
Harris opened with a 75-yard touchdown run and the top-ranked Crimson Tide rode a fast start to a 41-9 victory over Arkansas on Saturday night.
Damien Harris has sacrificed some carries playing in Alabama's offense, and he is OK with that. The tailback said that doesn't hurt nearly as much as giving up one of his favorite snacks this summer.
"Honey Buns," he said, wistfully.
Harris opted to give up one of his favorite sugary snacks to help shed a few pounds before the season. He doesn't seem to mind nearly so much giving up some carries to 'Bama's other runners, including quarterback Jalen Hurts.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Nick Saban thinks his players have gotten too wrapped up in the constant talk in the media about how good they are.
And he shared just what he thinks about that after the top-ranked Crimson Tide struggled to put Texas A&M away in a 27-19 win on Saturday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — As if Alabama didn't have enough of an advantage over most opponents, the Crimson Tide isn't giving them any help.
The top-ranked Tide enters Saturday night's game with Mississippi riding a 30-quarter streak without committing a turnover. It's all part of coach Nick Saban's "process," supplying another mathematical edge for a team that typically already has more talent and depth.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Damien Harris ran for a career-high 151 yards and three touchdowns, Bo Scarbrough added two TDs and top-ranked Alabama routed Vanderbilt 59-0 Saturday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
Alabama (4-0) now has won 19 straight over the SEC East. Better yet, the Crimson Tide hasn't lost to Vanderbilt since 1984 or in Nashville since 1969. Both streaks were assured at the end of the first quarter with Alabama up 21-0 after the second of Harris' TDs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban challenged the top-ranked Crimson Tide to prove they knew how to not only win, but dominate an opponent for a full 60 minutes.
That, and a bit of motivation provided by the confident Vanderbilt Commodores , was all Alabama needed.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bo Scarbrough hasn't exactly picked up where he left off last season.
No. 1 Alabama's bruising tailback has dropped 15 pounds, is catching a few more passes and isn't piling up rushing yards nearly as rapidly. The 6-foot-2, 227-pounder still feels like his game has improved since last season ended with a fractured lower right leg in the national championship game against Clemson.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — At Alabama, the best players pull special teams duties. In fact, they embrace them.
It's nothing new.
And in the top-ranked Crimson Tide's opener, tailback Damien Harris made one of the biggest plays — and it didn't come on offense. He smothered a Florida State punt in the third quarter. Earlier, star safety Minkah Fitzpatrick blocked a field goal attempt.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Damien Harris doesn't believe Alabama's tailbacks will be bickering over carries, or lack of them.
Bo Scarbrough said they'll remain supportive of each other, even down to getting water for a fellow back.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M strong safety Donovan Wilson has been ejected for targeting.
Wilson appeared to deliver a hit to Alabama tailback Damien Harris's head on an interception return in the second quarter. Harris was trying to tackle linebacker Claude George in Alabama territory when he was hit. George had picked off a pass from Jalen Hurts.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama dropped 49 points on a nationally ranked team and Southeastern Conference challenger, then went out and did it again.
Now the Crimson Tide wants to keep rolling through another huge game. Alabama (7-0, 4-0 SEC) hosts No. 6 Texas A&M (6-0, 4-0) Saturday in what's not only a second straight Top 10 matchup but also a meeting with the biggest apparent threat in the Western Division.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It hasn't exactly been the kind of week-in-a-bubble Alabama coach Nick Saban would want before a Southeastern Conference game.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide has dealt with injury questions, a star player's arrest and backup quarterback Blake Barnett leaving the team leading up to Saturday night's game with Kentucky.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's running game has continued to roll along with considerable help from a running quarterback and a couple of freshmen backs.
If starting tailback Damien Harris can't return from a sprained right ankle, freshmen Joshua Jacobs and B.J. Emmons could play even bigger roles for the top-ranked Crimson Tide Saturday night against Kentucky.
Alabama coach Nick Saban said Monday that Harris remains "day to day" after going down on the opening series against Kent State.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama didn't miss a beat after tailback Damien Harris went down a couple of minutes into the game.
The youngsters made sure of it.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts completed the opening drive with a 20-yard touchdown run and fellow freshman Joshua Jacobs scored his first two career touchdowns in the top-ranked Crimson Tide's 48-0 win Saturday over Kent State.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama leading rusher Damien Harris sustained an apparent right leg injury against Kent State.
Harris was hurt on his fourth run of the opening drive Saturday for the top-ranked Crimson Tide. He was helped off the field without putting weight on his right leg.
A few minutes later, the sophomore was carted toward the locker room with his right ankle heavily wrapped.
Kent State (1-2) at No. 1 Alabama (3-0), 12 p.m. (SEC Network)
Line: Alabama by 44.
Series Record: Alabama leads 1-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Alabama coach Nick Saban faces his alma mater before resuming Southeastern Conference play.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Damien Harris was the answer to the second-biggest question facing Alabama's backfield on opening week: Who's the starting tailback?
While most of the focus was on the top-ranked Crimson Tide's quarterback competition, Harris grabbed the early edge in the battle of former five-star runners vying to replace Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry.