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    Zach Wilson took the field at MetLife Stadium for the first time since last season and put together another solid practice. That’s promising news for the New York Jets and their second-year quarterback. Wilson was unofficially 12 of 19 including four drops by receivers for 100 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the scrimmage. The practice was a leadup to the Jets’ first preseason game next Friday night at Philadelphia. New York also hosted free agent offensive tackle Duane Brown, who attended the practice.

      Matthew Stafford downplayed the significance of his elbow injury after showing just how little it’s holding him back in practice with the Los Angeles Rams. Stafford participated extensively in the Rams’ latest workout at UC Irvine on Saturday, making deep throws and building chemistry with his teammates in what was likely his most extensive work of training camp. Afterward, Stafford said his right elbow condition is merely “irritating,” and not a threat to his ability to lead the Super Bowl champions’ title defense. Coach Sean McVay raised eyebrows Thursday when he said Stafford’s injury was “abnormal” for a quarterback.

        The rebound the Minnesota Vikings are seeking on defense won’t amount to much without a consistent effectiveness by Dalvin Tomlinson and Harrison Phillips at the interior positions. They're run-stoppers first. They'll need to provide a pass-rushing presence, too. The current NFL demands more from interior defensive linemen than simply plugging a gap. Phillips came to Minnesota after leaving Buffalo as a free agent. Tomlinson made his Vikings debut in 2021.

        A pair of open mat nights — the first scheduled for Sunday — will introduce female wrestlers in the Davenport Community School District to a new girls wrestling program that will be open to students at Davenport Central, North and West high schools during the upcoming school year.

        Ava Jones, a top-100 prospect who was struck by a car two days after committing to the Iowa women’s basketball program, is nearing a return to her home state of Kansas.

        The Missouri Valley Conference will hold its preseason women’s basketball tipoff event in the Quad-Cities this September, both to split the event from the men's because of the growth of the sport in the conference and to show its commitment to the Quad-Cities.

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        CEDAR FALLS — Professor Amy Nielsen of the University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Special Education will be part of a cohort of 36 higher education professionals from across the country participating in the Emerging Leaders Program put on by the American Association of State Colleges an…

        Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne feels like he's finally back. It took Etienne getting leveled during a live tackling drill in training camp for him to feel like he's completed his return from a foot injury that ended his rookie year last August. Safety Andre Cisco dropped Etienne on the opening play of a lengthy stretch of live reps. Etienne easily could have stepped out of bounds. But the second-year pro wanted — and maybe needed the contact. He insists he enjoyed it. It had been a long time in the making.

        Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris has been slowed by a foot injury during his second training camp with the Steelers. But the injury has allowed Harris an opportunity to pause from the daily on-field training camp practice grind and expand his leadership role.

        Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt participated in team drills for first time in three days after demanding a trade. Hunt is the final year of a two-year, $12 million deal he signed two years ago, but is asking for a long-term extension. The 27-year-old has been productive during his three seasons for Cleveland. But he missed nine games last season with calf and ankle injuries. Hunt’s situation adds more drama for the Browns, who are waiting to see how quarterback long Deshaun Watson will be suspended for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Hunt was not made available to speak with the media.

        Dehydration is one of the biggest concerns during football camps in the summer, and the New York Giants saw its effects on new center Jon Feliciano. The 30-year-old veteran developed dehydration on the second day of practice and missed four days. The former Buffalo Bill talked about the incident Sunday for the first time. He said the dehydration set in after practice. He went into a cool tub immediately and went for an IV, but the medical personnel had trouble finding one. Cramping ensued and the pain was so intense, he did a lot of screaming.

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