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September 27, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid is getting another shot in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers have signed the free agent safety known for his pregame protests to a one-year contract. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney says it was a “football decision.” Reid filed an official grievance letter with the NFL last fall alleging that team owners and the league colluded to prevent his employment due to his protest activities.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have released wide receiver Rishard Matthews, whose production had dipped significantly this season. Matthews has just three receptions for 11 yards after catching over 50 passes for the Titans each of the previous two seasons. Titans general manager Jon Robinson says Matthews had asked to be traded or released.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor has returned to practice after sustaining a concussion and losing his starting job. Taylor practiced today after being cleared from the NFL’s concussion protocol. He got injured during the first half of last week’s game against the New York Jets and rookie Baker Mayfield came off the bench and led the Browns to their first win since 2016. If he’s healthy, Taylor is expected to be Cleveland’s No. 2 quarterback for Sunday’s game at Oakland.

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Tomorrow’s opening session of the Ryder Cup will be missing some of golf’s big names. Phil Mickelson will be sitting it out, for the first time since his first appearance in 1995. U.S. captain Jim Furyk also left out Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson for the morning fourball matches. On the European team, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson will miss the first session

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Jim Courier is finished as captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team after eight years in the job. The U.S. Tennis Association announced today that Courier is “stepping down,” less than two weeks after the Americans lost to host Croatia 3-2 in the Davis Cup semifinals. The United States had a 10-8 record in World Group play since Courier was appointed in October 2010, twice making it as far as the semifinals. The country’s most recent Davis Cup title came in 2007.

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