INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Colt McCoy realizes every time he steps on an NFL field these days might be his last chance to play, so the Cardinals' 36-year-old backup quarterback got some friends and relatives out to Los Angeles this weekend when he became pretty sure he would have to fill in for Kyler Murray.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl return specialist Jakeem Grant Sr. was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after tests confirmed he tore his left Achilles tendon during practice.
Grant will miss the season, forcing the Browns to find another option to fix their lackluster return game.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jakeem Grant Sr.'s first season with the Cleveland Browns changed in an instant. It might be over.
The speedy wide receiver and return specialist likely tore his left Achilles tendon on Tuesday, a tough personal blow and another setback for Cleveland's return game which he was going to help turn around.
23. Arizona Cardinals (11-6)
LAST SEASON: The Cardinals looked like one of the best teams in the NFL through the first few months of the season, winning their first seven games and improving to 10-2.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Receiver A.J. Green is coming back to the Arizona Cardinals on a one-year deal.
The seven-time Pro Bowler played in 16 games last season, catching 54 passes for 848 yards and three touchdowns.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Gideon George had a career-high 27 points as BYU topped Northern Iowa 90-71 in the second round of the NIT on Saturday night.
Trevin Knell had 15 points for BYU (24-10). Te'Jon Lucas added 14 points and eight assists.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Christian Kirk spent the first part of his NFL career playing alongside some great receivers, maybe even a couple of future Hall of Famers.
He watched, listened and learned from each of them, first Larry Fitzgerald, then DeAndre Hopkins and eventually A.J.
ARIZONA CARDINALS (11-6)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Chandler Jones, WR A.J. Green, TE Maxx Williams, RB Chase Edmonds, LB Ezekiel Turner, P Andy Lee, S Chris Banjo, S Charles Washington, TE Darrell Daniels, G Max Garcia, DT Corey Peters, CB, Antonio Hamilton, TE Demetrius Harris, LS Aaron Brewer, CB Robert Alford, CB Kevin Peterson.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Braden Norris had 19 points as Loyola Chicago routed Northern Iowa 66-43 in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament semifinals on Saturday.
Norris made 4 of 6 3-pointers.
Marquise Kennedy had 13 points and six rebounds for Loyola Chicago (24-7).
ST. LOUIS (AP) — AJ Green had 17 points as Northern Iowa beat Illinois State 78-65 in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament quarterfinals on Friday.
Noah Carter added 16 points for the Panthers (19-10), while Trae Berhow chipped in 15.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — AJ Green scored seven of his 32 points in overtime to spark Northern Iowa to a 102-96 victory over Loyola Chicago on Saturday, wrapping up the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title for the Panthers.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — AJ Green had 21 points as Northern Iowa topped Indiana State 88-82 on Wednesday night.
Noah Carter had 19 points for Northern Iowa (17-10, 13-4 Missouri Valley Conference).
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — AJ Green had 21 points as Northern Iowa rolled past Missouri State 95-75 on Sunday.
Noah Carter had 17 points and eight rebounds for Northern Iowa (16-10, 12-4 Missouri Valley Conference), which earned its fourth straight home victory.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Noah Carter had 23 points and Northern Iowa edged Illinois State 72-70 on Tuesday night.
AJ Green added 20 points and six rebounds for the Panthers. Trae Berhow had 10 points and six rebounds for Northern Iowa (15-10, 11-4 Missouri Valley Conference).
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Roman Penn scored 18 points and Garrett Sturtz and Tucker Devries each posted double-doubles and Drake beat Northern Iowa 82-74 in overtime on Saturday night.
Penn made two foul shots to break a tie at 72 with 2:39 left in overtime and the Bulldogs (14-6, 5-2 Missouri Valley Conference) led the rest of the way.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — AJ Green scored 22 points, Noah Carter added 17 and Northern Iowa edged Southern Illinois 69-68 on Saturday night for its fifth straight win.
Green was 4 of 12 from the floor, made three 3-pointers and shot 11 of 12 from the line.