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    The Runners profile, highlighting an athlete in the Triad, is posted every Friday morning on the Running Shorts blog. Today, meet Greensboro's Emily Boles. 

      The Runners profile, highlighting an athlete in the Triad, is posted every Friday morning on the Running Shorts blog. Today, meet Greensboro's Christine Blythe.

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      Atlanta Falcons rookie receiver Drake London will likely be held out of practice this week because of a right knee injury, but the No. 8 overall pick isn’t expected to miss significant time. London was injured in the Falcons’ preseason opener at Detroit. He went out on the first series after catching a 24-yard pass. Coach Arthur Smith says London isn't likely to practice this week, including joint workouts with the New York Jets ahead of an Aug. 22 preseason game at the Meadowlands. It’s possible London won’t play against until the Sept. 11 regular-season opener against New Orleans.

      Nick Mullens completed 7 of 9 passes for 94 yards and one touchdown, and the Las Vegas Raiders beat the Minnesota Vikings 26-20 in a preseason game. The Raiders moved to 2-0 after a 27-11 win over Jacksonville last week in the Hall of Fame Game. Jarrett Stidham, who started at quarterback for Las Vegas, completed 10 of his 15 passes for 68 yards. He also ran for 16 yards on four carries, including a touchdown. Kellen Mond threw for 119 yards on nine completions, including two touchdowns, in the Vikings’ preseason opener. Sean Mannion finished 8 of 12 for 79 yards.

      Rodger Saffold is eager to focus his attention on taking over the Buffalo Bills starting job at left guard after missing the first two weeks of training camp with rib injuries sustained in a car accident. Saffold called it a traumatic experience in declining to go into much detail regarding the accident, in which he says no one was seriously hurt and occurred in Los Angeles last month. He didn't realize the extent of his injuries until he began working out at the team's facility last month. Saffold is a 13-year NFL veteran, and signed with Buffalo this offseason in having previously played under Bills new offensive line coach Aaron Kromer.

      The Green Bay Packers are getting some good news on their collection of players coming back from knee injuries. Packers coach Matt LaFleur says offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins, tight end Robert Tonyan and rookie wide receiver Christian Watson are coming off the physically unable to perform list. That will allow each of them to participate in workouts. LaFleur cautioned that “it's just like the next step in the process” and that they wouldn't be doing team drills yet.

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