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Justin Forsett says he’s still Ravens’ starting RB after ‘trial separation’

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett said he will start in Sunday’s opener against the Buffalo Bills after coming back from what he humorously described as a trial separation.

Forsett, the Ravens’ leading rusher the past two seasons, confirmed Wednesday that his brief release from the team was part of a roster maneuver and said he has returned to his spot with the first-team offense.

“I’ll be lining up there as the starter as of now,” Forsett said. “It’s my job to go out there and try to dominate and make it clear for them.”

“I tried not to follow it, just because it was everywhere for so long,” Palmer said on a conference call with Patriots reporters. “I go back and you follow what the rule book says and you go about your business and you work, and if they tell you not to do it and then you get busted, and what happens happens, then you suffer the consequences.

Palmer and the Cardinals host the Patriots on Sunday night in the season-opening game for both teams. Jimmy Garoppolo will start at quarterback for the Patriots, with Brady serving a four-game NFL suspension as part of Deflategate penalties.

When Palmer was asked on the conference call if it was his perception that rules were broken, he said, “I don’t know, to be honest. Supposedly the balls went somewhere when they weren’t supposed to go there. There was humidity, or not enough humidity, or altitude or whatever it was. I don’t know. I didn’t follow the story. As soon as it came on, I just turned it off because I was so sick of hearing about it.

“Whatever the league comes down upon, and whatever ruling they make is what they make. You don’t have much of a decision after that. You can fight it for a little bit, but after a while, you just have to abide by what they say.”

Mularkey said he’s pleased with Henry’s work.

The fragile relationship between police and African-Americans is in deep crisis, anecdotally and statistically, and when Kaepernick expressed his awakening by refusing to stand for the national anthem, he and any peers considering similarly expressing themselves learned how society will respond to their citizenship and dissent: by using a playbook of distortion and misdirection as old and predictable as the Packer sweep.

Injury roundup: Arian Foster starts camp on PUP lis

Here are other injuries we are monitoring Friday:

1. Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (ankle) and wideout Marqise Lee (hamstring) did not take part in practice Friday. Yeldon was reportedly limping around the locker room Thursday because of an issue with new cleats. No better time than training camp to break those in.

2. Orlando Scandrick will soon head back to the field for the Dallas Cowboys, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Scandrick is coming off ACL and MCL injuries.

3. The Baltimore Ravens’ misfortune with tight ends might be continuing. Crockett Gilmore is headed for an MRI after injuring his hamstring in practice.

4. Julio Jones participated in individual drills, but sat out the rest of practice, the Atlanta Falcons announced. Coach Dan Quinn said Jones will be full-go in a day or so after suffering an undisclosed minor injury Thursday.

5. The Buffalo Bills placed wide receiver Marcus Easley, defensive end Shaq Lawson, wide receiver Sammy Watkins and defensive tackle Kyle Williams on the PUP list. The Bills also moved linebacker Manny Lawson and wide receiver Kolby Listenbee to the non-football injury list. The team placed defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, defensive back Jonathan Dowling, offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson and running back Karlos Williams on the non-football illness list, too.

Regarding Lawson, general manager Doug Whaley told reporters the linebacker suffered an “upper body injury” while working out prior to camp. The GM said there’s no timetable for Lawson to return at the moment.

6. Denver Broncos defensive lineman Sylvester Williams will have his shoulder examined while defensive lineman Phillip Taylor will undergo an MRI on his left knee, coach Gary Kubiak announced.

7. Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson left practice early with an apparent left arm injury. Coach Mike Zimmer quelled concerns about the wideout’s health after practice: “He made a great catch and it wasn’t his left hand or wrist, I can tell you that. I don’t think it’s anything concerning, but they’re taking a look at it.”

8. The Detroit Lions announced they have moved safety Don Carey and linebacker DeAndre Levy to the non-football injury list.

9. The Oakland Raiders placed running back Roy Helu on the reserve/injured list and will be releasing him.

Bengals cornerback Adam Jones couldn’t fully enjoy his offseason — not if the team’s white-knuckle playoff loss to the Steelers was on tape somewhere near by.

“We kicked they ass the whole game; that’s all I can say,” Jones said Thursday, via ESPN.com. “And it hurt me to my heart that we let it go like that.

“(But) it’s over with. It’s in the past.”

Jones added: “We’re going to be motivated anyway because we want to get out of the first round. So whoever it’ll be, when we get there, hopefully we can take out all our frustration and anger on the field, and keep it on the field and win the game. We’ll see.”

While this won’t necessarily be a popular opinion, seeing a player like Jones so driven and committed to bringing the Bengals another round deeper into the playoffs makes us appreciate head coach Marvin Lewis even more. We ask coaches to build a culture and bring along players that other coaches could not or did not, and Jones is a shining example of what Lewis was able to over his time in Cincinnati.