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Alabama has secured four position groups with its 2023 class: Secondary, offensive line, quarterback and running backs. The majority of its 20 verbal commitments fall in there and little is expected to be added between now and the December signing period. There’s one group, however, that’s a…

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Geno Smith did little to distinguish himself in his battle with Drew Lock for Seattle’s starting quarterback job as the sloppy Seahawks fell 27-11 to the Chicago Bears in the second preseason game for both teams. The Seahawks had planned to start Lock but turned to Smith when Lock tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. That meant another opportunity for Smith, but his uninspired performance suggests Lock still has a chance to win the job. Smith finished 10 of 18 for 112 yards and was hampered by teammates’ mistakes while playing the first half. Second-year Bears quarterback Justin Fields made a brief appearance and led a field-goal drive.

The Cleveland Browns gambled when they signed Deshaun Watson, knowing he faced discipline from the NFL over sexual misconduct allegations brought against him by two dozen women in Texas. Now the Browns know they'll have to get through 11 games without him. Watson agreed to that suspension and a $5 million fine in a settlement with the league. Cleveland will turn to veteran Jacoby Brissett to start until Watson returns in December. They've expressed confidence in Brissett, but the Browns could explore bringing in another QB. San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo is a possible target.

Jared Bernhardt has traded in his stick for the pigskin. Just two years after being honored as the nation’s top college lacrosse player, Bernhardt is trying to make it as an NFL receiver with the Atlanta Falcons. If this were a lacrosse team, the 24-year-old Bernhardt would undoubtedly be one of their best players. He starred for five seasons at Maryland, where he helped the Terrapins to a national championship as a freshman and was honored with the sport’s version of the Heisman Trophy after his record-setting senior year. Now, he’s the longest of long shots on the gridiron.

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