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Chargers acquire quarterback Cardale Jones from Bills for conditional draft pick

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Rams rookie receiver Cooper Kupp could become a starter

IRVINE >> Cooper Kupp checked in for training camp Wednesday, and a Rams staffer handed him a dorm key, a wristband, a team handbook and, just maybe, a starting job. It’s been a dizzying ascent for Kupp, who walked off a high school...

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