AFC WEST MATCHUP FAC­ING FIRES

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - — The As­so­ci­ated Press

CALIF.» The NFL ALAMEDA, is keep­ing an eye on the wild­fires in north­ern Cal­i­for­nia and has been ex­plor­ing op­tions to move Sun­day’s game between the Raiders and Charg­ers if it be­comes nec­es­sary.

Michael Sig­nora, the NFL’s vice pres­i­dent of foot­ball com­mu­ni­ca­tions, said Thurs­day that the league is get­ting up­dates on the sit­u­a­tion from both teams and from city of­fi­cials in Oakland. Oakland, which is some 45 miles south of the fires, has been blan­keted by smoke.

If the NFL de­cides that con­di­tions in Oakland are too un­healthy to play Sun­day, the game could be moved to Levi’s Sta­dium in Santa Clara.

NFL gives to Mex­ico City earth­quake re­lief.

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YORK» The NFL and the Pa­tri­ots, Raiders and Steel­ers will to­gether con­trib­ute $200,000 to sup­port dis­as­ter re­lief ef­forts fol­low­ing last month’s earth­quake in Mex­ico City.

Landry lob­bies for Cut­ler.

FLA.» Dol­phins re­ceiver DAVIE, Jarvis Landry is crit­i­cal of fans who lob­bied for quar­ter­back Jay Cut­ler to be benched, say­ing they’re an em­bar­rass­ment to play­ers.

Cut­ler drew jeers while strug­gling through much of the Dol­phins’ 2017 home de­but, be­fore his fourthquar­ter touch­down pass to Landry helped beat the Ti­tans 16-10. The crowd chanted re­peat­edly for backup quar­ter­back Matt Moore.

Landry says it’s dis­re­spect­ful for fans to jeer a player who works hard, and they don’t un­der­stand the sit­u­a­tion.

Foot­notes.

Line­backer Alec Ogle­tree has agreed to a four-year con­tract ex­ten­sion with the Rams through the 2021 sea­son. … Ben­gals tight end Tyler Eifert will miss the rest of the sea­son with a back in­jury. … Ti­tans wide re­ceiver Rishard Matthews said he would be done play­ing foot­ball when asked on Twit­ter if he would ac­cept a fine or penalty if the NFL in­sti­tuted a new rule for the na­tional an­them, then he later deleted the tweet.

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