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Raiders fire GM McKenzie after 7 seasons

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) From the moment Jon Gruden was brought back for a second stint as coach of the Oakland Raiders with a 10-year contract, general manager Reggie McKenzie's longevity in the position was in serious doubt.

That only eroded more with each departure of one of McKenzie's prized former draft picks and ended when he was fired Monday, less than two years after he was named the NFL's executive of the year.

With the Raiders unable to build off that breakthrough 12-win season in 2016 and McKenzie's recent drafts failing to generate many impact players, the move to cut ties with McKenzie was made after Oakland beat Pittsburgh 24-21 for its third win of the season.

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Seahawks WR Baldwin out with hip injury

SEATTLE (AP) The Seahawks will be without wide receiver Doug Baldwin for Monday night's game against Minnesota because of a hip injury that kept him out of practice all week.

Baldwin was listed as questionable on the final injury report, but did not participate in any practices leading into Monday's game and wasn't on the field during the traditional pregame warmups. It's the third game Baldwin has missed this season after missing a pair of games in September because of a knee injury.

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RB Fournette yelled at fan who used slur

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone says running back Leonard Fournette was responding to racial slurs while yelling at a fan in Nashville, Tennessee last Thursday night.

Fournette declined to address the accusation in the locker room Monday on the advice of his agent.

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Ekeler joins Gordon as hurt Chargers RB

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers didn't have much time to celebrate reaching double-digit wins for the first time in nine seasons.

While most teams get 24 hours to savor a victory, the Chargers spent about 24 minutes to revel in their 26-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals before preparations began for Thursday's pivotal AFC West matchup at Kansas City.

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Hurt toe may end 'Skins TE Reed's season

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed could be done for the season because of a strained toe muscle.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday that he thinks Reed was hurt on Mark Sanchez's high throw on his first pass of a 40-16 loss to the New York Giants a day earlier.

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Cooper trade paying off big for Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jerry Jones is getting praised for a football move.

There might not be a better way to explain the impact of the oft-criticized owner and general manager's bold trade for Dallas, sending a 2019 first-round pick to Oakland for receiver Amari Cooper with the Cowboys fading fast in the NFC East race.

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Patriots moving on from stunning loss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) More times than not, the sight of Rob Gronkowski approaching the end zone has signaled good things happening for the New England Patriots.

Yet there was the image of Gronkowski awkwardly crashing to the ground in a desperate attempt to prevent Kenyan Drake from crossing the goal line during Sunday's last-second 34-33 loss to the Dolphins .

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O'Brien defends Clowney's late penalty

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien on Monday defended Jadeveon Clowney and his late offside penalty that factored into Houston's 24-21 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, which ended a nine-game winning streak.

"He's an aggressive player and you never want to take away that aggressiveness," O'Brien said. "In that situation, he made a mistake, and I'm sure he'd be the first to tell you that. Andrew (Luck) did a good job on that play, and (Colts coach) Frank (Reich) did a good job of getting their guys coached up on it."

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Cards put DT Nkemdiche on IR due to knee

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals are placing defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Nkemdiche, the Cardinals' first-round draft pick (29th overall) in 2016, was injured in Arizona's 17-3 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

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Bills lose LB Milano due to broken leg

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills starting linebacker Matt Milano will miss the final three weeks of the season with a broken left leg, while the status of running backs LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory are considered more promising.

Milano had surgery for a broken fibula on Monday, a day after being hurt in a 27-23 loss to the New York Jets.

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