WR Brown again loses hel­met bid

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Raiders re­ceiver An­to­nio Brown re­port­edly lost a sec­ond grievance against the NFL re­gard­ing the use of an out­dated hel­met.

The NFL Net­work re­ported Sun­day that Brown had a hear­ing with the same ar­bi­tra­tor who presided over his first hear­ing re­gard­ing his hel­met.

Brown wanted a one-year grace pe­riod to con­tinue us­ing the same model of hel­met he’s used over the last 10 years.

ESPN re­ported that Brown is mov­ing ahead with a deal on an NFL-ap­proved hel­met.

Ac­quired from the Steel­ers in March, Brown showed up to train­ing camp with frost­bite on the bottom of his feet as part of a ther­apy mishap, fol­lowed by the hel­met is­sue.

Luck gets to keep money: The Colts have cho­sen not re­coup nearly $25 mil­lion from re­tired quar­ter­back An­drew Luck, ESPN re­ported Sun­day.

Luck could have had to re­pay $12.8 mil­lion pro­rated from a $32 mil­lion signing bonus when he inked a five-year extension in 2016. He also could have been or­dered to re­pay $12 mil­lion in ros­ter bonuses paid in March.

ESPN re­ported that the set­tle­ment was reached late last week.

Dur­ing his stun­ning an­nounce­ment Satur­day night, Luck ex­plained why he’s step­ping away at 29.

“For the last four years or so, I’ve been in this cy­cle of in­jury, pain, re­hab … and it’s been un­ceas­ing, un­re­lent­ing, both in sea­son and off sea­son,” he said “It’s taken my joy of this game away.”

Pats’ Gor­don will play: Pa­tri­ots re­ceiver Josh Gor­don was re­moved from the non-foot­ball in­jury list Sun­day and will play in the team’s fi­nal pre­sea­son game Thurs­day night against the Gi­ants.

Gor­don, 28, has had a his­tory of sus­pen­sions for vi­o­lat­ing the league’s sub­stance abuse pol­icy. He was sus­pended for the 2015 sea­son by the league and missed the en­tire 2016 sea­son while in re­hab.

Gor­don was con­di­tion­ally re­in­stated by the league from his lat­est sus­pen­sion on Aug. 16.

Red­skins name Keenum QB: Case Keenum was named the Red­skins start­ing quar­ter­back Sun­day by coach Jay Gru­den.

Keenum, 31, was ac­quired in March af­ter pass­ing for 3,890 yards with 18 touch­downs and 15 in­ter­cep­tions in 16 games with the Bron­cos in 2018.

Keenum is the lat­est vet­eran un­der cen­ter for the Red­skins. Alex Smith is out for the sea­son af­ter a grue­some leg in­jury in Novem­ber. Colt McCoy con­tin­ues to re­cover from a bro­ken leg suf­fered in De­cem­ber. The team also drafted Dwayne Hask­ins 15th over­all last spring.

Ex­tra points: Tex­ans RB La­mar Miller is out for the sea­son af­ter tear­ing an ACL on Satur­day . ... The Fal­cons brought in for­mer Pro Bowl K Blair Walsh to com­pete with strug­gling Gior­gio Tavec­chio.

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