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Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis arrested in rape case

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis was arrested in Atlanta last week. He is accused of rape in an alleged incident in 2013, when he was a student at Georgia Tech.

Gotsis, the Broncos’ second-round pick in the 2016 draft, surrendered to Fulton County authorities on Wednesday. Gotsis, according to records as well as team sources, was then released after he posted a $50,000 bond. He has not yet been formally charged.

Police say the 6-foot-4, 287-pound Gotsis raped a 25-year-old woman on March 9, 2013. The woman reported last month, on Feb. 1, that she had been raped.

“We were recently informed of an investigation into an alleged incident involving Adam Gotsis that occurred in 2013 when he was in college,” the Broncos said in a statement on Monday. “Our organization was aware of his arrest on March 7, and it is our understanding that no determination has been made at this time as to whether any charges will be filed.

“The Broncos take an accusation of this nature very seriously and will continue to closely monitor the legal proceedings. This issue was promptly reported to the NFL as soon as we learned of it, and we will remain in communication with the league office regarding this matter.”

Gotsis’ attorney, Sara Becker, denied the allegations in a statement issued later on Monday.

“While we were disappointed to learn of the turn the investigation was taking, we steadfastly maintain that the allegations are false,” the statement read. “We will continue to advocate strongly for Adam’s innocence.”

Gotsis is a native of Melbourne, Australia, and came to the United States to play football at Georgia Tech. He played at the school from 2012 to 2015.

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Jacksonville Jaguars’ Leon Jacobs ruled out after injuring knee vs. Miami Dolphins

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Leon Jacobs suffered a right knee injury early in Thursday’s game against the Miami Dolphins and was ruled out for the rest of the night.

Jacobs, 24, has started two of the Jaguars’ three games and had two tackles entering Thursday. He has started 12 games since the Jaguars drafted him in the seventh round in 2018.

Jacobs was hurt on the seventh play of the game, a 7-yard run by Miami’s Myles Gaskin. Jacobs stayed on the ground for several minutes and was taken off the field on a cart.

Cassius Marsh, whom the Jaguars signed to a one-year deal in March, replaced Jacobs in the lineup.

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Seattle Seahawks’ Jamal Adams finds extra motivation against Dallas Cowboys

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Jamal Adams says he’ll have a little extra motivation when the Seattle Seahawks host the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

It isn’t because the All-Pro safety will be playing his hometown team for only the second time in his career. It’s because of something he’s heard through the grapevine back home.

“I’ve seen a couple things, they said I struggle in coverage, so I can’t wait,” a smiling Adams told reporters Thursday. “I got a little text from one of my buddies back home. He has the inside scoop on that. So, looking forward to it.”

Adams wouldn’t specify which Cowboy(s) said that or who relayed it to him.

“I can’t tell you that, man,” he said. “C’mon. I can’t give you the nuggets like that, man. I grew up with a couple guys who are still my brothers, best friends to this day. We talk every day, group messaging. What goes on in Dallas, it always comes back to me. I always find out the scoops. So just a little edge, a little chip on my shoulder to go out there and continue to do what I’m doing. Obviously, things happen. It’s part of the game. And hey, just looking forward to the matchup.”

Acquired in a blockbuster trade with the New York Jets this summer, Adams has been one of the Seahawks’ most active defenders through two games. He leads the team in tackles (22), sacks (2.0) and tackles for loss (3.5). But he hasn’t been perfect. Adams collided with cornerback Shaquill Griffin on one play in Week 1, leading to an easy touchdown for the Atlanta Falcons. He took the blame for one of the long completions from Cam Newton to Julian Edelman in Seattle’s win over the New England Patriots Sunday night.

While Adams has never been known as a ballhawk — he has two interceptions since entering the league in 2017 — he’s been good enough in coverage over his first three seasons to allow the fourth-lowest completion percentage (50.4%) among safeties as the nearest defender, according to NFL Next Gen Stats.

Adams is from the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb Lewisville, Texas, and attended Hebron High School, which is 31 miles from AT&T Stadium. He was a New York Giants fan growing up because his father, George, spent his first four NFL seasons with them. But the Cowboys were one of seven teams Adams would have welcomed a trade do while his future with the Jets was in limbo, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Adams made the comment about the text he received from his friend while praising the Cowboys’ wide receiver corps of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and rookie first-round pick CeeDee Lamb. Adams described Lamb as being “like a little brother to me.”

“We’ve got our hands full,” he said. “It’s going to be exciting. It reminds me of Atlanta in a sense of what type of explosion they have at receiver, if that makes sense. Not comparing them, but just saying that they have some explosive guys on their side that can make a lot of plays. So we have to do a good job of doing our thing and plastering them and covering them.”

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