Texans Football

Former Texans running back D'Onta Foreman was claimed off waivers by the Colts on Tuesday.

Kareem Hunt has learned there's only one way to avoid trouble.

"Lay low," he said.

The suspended Browns' running back said Monday that a recent off-field incident, which led to police questioning and raised team concerns, served as a reminder of his public profile and provided another wake-up call in his journey to become a better person.

"I'm going to learn from everything and not make the same mistake again," he said. "Definitely learning from it."

Hunt, who will serve an eight-game NFL suspension for past violent altercations — in one case, shoving and kicking a woman — before he plays in a meaningful game for his hometown team, spoke to reporters for the first time in training camp and first time since his involvement in an argument with a friend outside a Cleveland bar in July.

Hunt wasn't arrested or charged, but the incident prompted a strong message from Browns coach Freddie Kitchens and general manager John Dorsey.

Colts claim Foreman off waivers

The Colts claimed running back D'Onta Foreman off waivers from Houston.

He was cut by the Texans on Sunday after coach Bill O'Brien expressed displeasure with Foreman, Houston's third-round pick in 2016 out of Texas.

The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Foreman logged 85 carries for 326 yards and two scores and caught eight passes for 111 yard and one touchdown in two seasons with Houston.

Indy made room on the roster by cutting recently signed running back Keith Ford.

The Colts also could be without starting defensive end Jabaal Sheard indefinitely. Sheard hasn't practiced since July 25 because of an injured knee.

McCaffrey expects more touches, fewer plays

The Carolina Panthers hope less means more for Christian McCaffrey in 2019.

Offensive coordinator Norv Turner wants to increase McCaffrey's touches this season while reducing the number of plays he's on the field after the running back racked up a franchise-record 1,965 yards from scrimmage.

"He told me he was going to give me the ball more and that's music my ears. I got excited," McCaffrey said.

The 23-year-old McCaffrey had 1,098 yards rushing on 219 carries and 867 yards receiving on 107 receptions in 2018 — the most ever in a single season by an NFL running back — and earned second-team All-Pro honors.

It came during a season where McCaffrey rarely left the field when the Panthers had the ball.

Sanders, Sutton scuffle at Broncos camp

Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton, the Denver Broncos' top two receivers and SMU alumni, got into a heated exchange and scuffle during practice Monday.

Guard Ronald Leary eventually led Sutton, a second-year pro, away from Sanders, a 10-year veteran who's making his way back from a torn Achilles tendon.

"Obviously it's not good. It can't happen, shouldn't happen," coach Vic Fangio said. "But you've got to be able to react to these things and handle them the right way."

That started with Fangio halting practice and gathering his team to admonish everyone to pick up the tempo after a slow start and to address the tussle between Sanders and Sutton.

Safety Kareem Jackson said Fangio "just made them kiss and make up. So, it was all right after that. I'm sure they're fine."

Source: Bills' Waddle out for season

A person with direct knowledge of the injury confirmed to The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle has a torn right quadriceps and is expected to miss the season.

Earlier in the day, coach Sean McDermott said only that Waddle would miss practice a day after hurting his quadriceps. ESPN first reported the severity of the injury.

Waddle was hurt Sunday while working with the third-string offense and was unable to place any weight on his right leg while being loaded into cart.

Jets acquire OL Lewis from Ravens

The New York Jets acquired offensive lineman Alex Lewis from the Baltimore Ravens for a conditional seventh-round pick in next year's NFL draft.

The deal is pending a physical. Lewis recently was taken off the Ravens' physically unable to perform list with a shoulder injury.

He started 10 games at guard last season for the Ravens and also can play tackle, giving the Jets added depth on the offensive line.

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