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Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, left, greets defensive back Akeem Davis before an NFL preseason football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

For Akeem Davis, NFL dreams could be realized this week

- The Washington Times

After a preseason in which Davis has had a chance to make his case, his final judgment is pending. One respite: The recent suspension of starting strong safety Brandon Meriweather for the first two games of the season should give Davis a greater chance of sticking.

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) passes against the New England Patriots in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Foxborough, Mass. The Panthers want fourth-year quarterback Cam Newton to throw more and run less as he continues to grow as an NFL quarterback. That's because they want the two-time Pro Bowler to stay healthy.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Cam Newton says he’ll be ready for season opener vs. Bucs

- Associated Press

Carolina’s fourth-year quarterback is recovering from a hairline fracture to what he described as multiple ribs, but is improving with each day. Newton was injured in Carolina’s preseason game Friday night against New England and hasn’t practiced since.

Indianapolis Colts guard Mike McGlynn (75) against the Arizona Cardinals during the fist quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Mike McGlynn signs with Chiefs day after release by Redskins

Associated Press

McGlynn, who was released by Washington on Tuesday, played for Chiefs coach Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2008-10. He spent one year with the Cincinnati Bengals and the past two seasons with the Indianapolis colts.

Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather (31) celebrates a big hit on San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) in the second quarter at FedExField, Landover, Md., November 3, 2013. (Preston Keres/Special for The Washington Times)

Brandon Meriweather to appeal two-game suspension

- The Washington Times

Meriweather was handed the punishment on Monday, two days after he hit Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith in the second quarter of the Redskins’ preseason game against the Ravens. Free safety Ryan Clark said he had already told DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, that Meriweather would be appealing.

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Abilene Christian quarterback Parker McKenzie tries to flip the ball forward over Georgia State defender Tevin Jones during the first half of an NCAA college football game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Atlanta. The pass was incomplete. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)

Georgia State snaps 16-game skid with 38-37 win

Associated Press

Wil Lutz kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left and Georgia State won for the first time as an FBS member, beating Abilene Christian 38-37 on Wednesday night.

The Georgia State marching band plays before the school's football team opens its NCAA college football season against Abilene Christian, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The first season major college football's champion will be decided by a playoff began Wednesday night in a mostly empty Georgia Dome, with one of the newest members of FBS taking on a team starting its second season in DIvision I. (AP Photo/Ralph Russo)

FBS season kicks off quietly with Georgia State

- Associated Press

The first season major college football's champion will be decided by a playoff began Wednesday night in a mostly empty Georgia Dome, with one of the newest members of FBS taking on a team starting its second season in Division I.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (34) runs from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Packers backup QB, Chiefs receiver bear watching

- Associated Press

Don't expect to see starting quarterbacks Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers take snaps. Do expect to see running backs Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy wearing baseball caps on the sideline.

Many ACC teams set to open with unproven QBs

- Associated Press

There's plenty of buzz around the Atlantic Coast Conference with the addition of a new team, the latest Heisman Trophy winner and the reigning national champion.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a fundraiser for the South Carolina Republican Party on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Perry is visiting South Carolina for both politics and football in the first state in the south to vote in the presidential primaries. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Perry says GOP Congress is key to solving problems

- Associated Press

Texas Gov. Rick Perry told South Carolina Republicans on Wednesday that it's important for the GOP to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues.

In this Aug. 16, 2014, photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) carries during an NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

- Associated Press

Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season.

West Monroe loses QB Belton for season

Associated Press

West Monroe junior quarterback Jon Randall Belton has a torn ACL in the same knee he injured in 2013 and will miss the season after surgery Wednesday.

This undated photo provided by the University of Southern California sports information office shows defensive back Josh Shaw. The university is investigating his story that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. Head football coach Steve Sarkisian said USC has received calls contradicting Shaw's detailed claims about his two high ankle sprains.  (AP Photo/University of Southern California)

USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

- Associated Press

Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.