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  • Chargers WR Brown sits again with sore calf

    July 30, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown missed another practice on Wednesday because of a sore calf.Brown is hoping for a rebound season, but he hasn't taken a rep since straining his left calf on Friday, the Chargers' second day of camp.

  • Raiders WR Streater bounces back from concussion

    July 30, 2014

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater made a quick recovery from the concussion he suffered early in training camp and is expected to be cleared for full contact for Thursday's practice.Streater didn't participate in any team work Wednesday and was limited to light duty wearing shorts and shoulder pads while the rest of the team worked out in full gear. He ran crisp patterns during passing drills and made a handful of nice catches after missing one practice after getting hurt over the weekend.

  • Bengals' Lewis-Harris suspended 2 games

    July 30, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Bengals cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris was suspended for two games Wednesday for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.Lewis-Harris can participate in preseason games and practices. He'll miss the first two games without pay and can return to the active roster on Monday, Sept. 15.

  • Lions RB Joique Bell enjoys homecoming at Wayne St

    July 30, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) - Joique Bell's winding path to the NFL began at Wayne State, where he starred on a small stage in the shadow of Detroit's skyline.Bell won the Harlon Hill Trophy as the NCAA Division II Player of the Year in 2009 after rushing for 2,084 yards and 29 touchdowns.

  • Jerry Jones: Brent out of rehab, NFL question next

    July 30, 2014

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says former defensive tackle Josh Brent is out of rehabilitation and could have his future with the NFL resolved before the team leaves training camp in California in two weeks.Jones said Wednesday from training camp that Brent was released from rehab this week.

  • Lloyd's film watching impresses 49ers teammates

    July 30, 2014

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin laughs - a big, hearty guffaw - and shakes his head.When asked about Brandon Lloyd, Boldin said no one could accurately mimic what the once and present 49ers receiver does while watching film.

  • Lions claim WR Payton off waivers from Buccaneers

    July 30, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Lions have claimed wide receiver Quintin Payton off waivers from Tampa Bay.Detroit made the move Wednesday, adding the undrafted rookie from North Carolina State two days after he was cut by the Buccaneers.The 6-foot-4, 212-pound Payton will get a chance to compete for a roster spot at a position led by Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate.

  • Maxwell ready for chance to start in secondary

    July 30, 2014

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell has waited patiently for his opportunity to excel in a secondary loaded with talent.After three years being buried in the depth chart, Maxwell is determined to prove he belongs.Maxwell is the favorite to replace Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond as the starting right cornerback in Seattle's defense. Maxwell took over as a starter late last season after Browner and Thurmond were suspended for violations of the league's substance-abuse policy.

  • Attorney: Ex-NFL player's domestic case closed

    July 30, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - An attorney for former NFL running back Larry Johnson says the player's Las Vegas domestic violence case is now closed after a judge determined he successfully completed community service and counseling requirements.Attorney Gregory Knapp says he appeared in court on Johnson's behalf Wednesday and provided documents showing that the 34-year-old former Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins star completed his sentence.

  • Captain Munnerlyn activated from PUP list

    July 30, 2014

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - Cordarrelle Patterson and Captain Munnerlyn made their training camp debuts for the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday after missing the first four days with injuries.Munnerlyn, the free agent cornerback from Carolina, was activated from the physically unable to perform list. He was on the list as a precaution because of a minor hamstring injury and eased his way back with a light practice on Wednesday.

  • Browns sign veteran S Jim Leonhard to contract

    July 30, 2014

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Cleveland has signed safety Jim Leonhard, making the Browns the fifth different NFL team in the nine-year veteran's career.The Browns confirmed the signing Wednesday after Leonhard wrote on Twitter that, ''It's official, I just signed my 8th NFL contract to become a part of the Cleveland Browns. (hash)dawgpound.''

  • Monroe anchors Flacco's blind side as Ravens LT

    July 30, 2014

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Eugene Monroe is right where he wants to be: anchoring the left side of the Baltimore Ravens offensive line.The Ravens hope he stays there a long time, as evidenced by the five-year, $37.5 million contract they gave him in March.

  • Marshall believes Cutler set for big season

    July 30, 2014

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) - Just five days into training camp Wednesday, Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall elevated quarterback Jay Cutler to an elite status usually reserved for Peyton Manning, Drew Brees or Tom Brady.Marshall first insisted during an interview with NFL Network that Cutler can be the MVP this season, and a few minutes later defended his belief, as well as the Bears quarterback.

  • NFL retirees lose round in concussion settlement

    July 30, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge has rejected an attempt by seven former professional football players to intervene in a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody issued an order in Philadelphia late Tuesday denying the NFL retirees' motion to intervene in the case.

  • Speedy rookie LB Shazier making quick impression

    July 30, 2014

    LATROBE, Pa. (AP) - Ryan Shazier grew up the football equivalent of a Rorschach test.Some coaches looked at Shazier's 6-foot-1 frame with plenty of room to grow and saw a defensive end. Others focused on his blazing speed and saw a safety.Not Shazier.

  • Rain can't dampen Harris' sprits upon his return

    July 30, 2014

    DENVER (AP) - The cold rain showers that drenched the Denver Broncos and 9,207 die-hard fans during a stadium practice Wednesday couldn't dampen Chris Harris Jr.'s spirits.The versatile fourth-year cornerback donned pads for the first time since injuring his left knee in Denver's playoff win over San Diego on Jan. 12 and was a limited participant the practice at Sports Authority Field.

  • Richardson tries to take next step with Colts

    July 30, 2014

    ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - Trent Richardson looks around training camp and sees a world full of opportunities.He has the full support of Colts general manager Ryan Grigson and big believers in Chuck Pagano, Andrew Luck and his offensive linemen.The path to playing time is clearing up, too, with Donald Brown off to San Diego and Vick Ballard out with a second straight season-ending injury. That leaves Ahmad Bradshaw, who is coming back from October neck surgery, and Richardson as the only proven running backs on the roster.

  • Lurie spreads the credit for Eagles' success

    July 30, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - While Chip Kelly gets plenty of accolades for taking the Philadelphia Eagles from worst-to-first in his first year in the NFL, owner Jeffrey Lurie spreads the credit.Lurie's decision to hire Kelly after firing Andy Reid following 14 seasons as coach quickly paid off when the Eagles won the NFC East title last year. But Kelly isn't a one-man show.

  • Jaguars heaping praise on 2nd-year S Cyprien

    July 30, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Safety Johnathan Cyprien was Jacksonville's best rookie last year.He was better than many veterans, too.A second-round draft pick from Florida International, Cyprien finished with 98 tackles, six passes defended, two forced fumbles and an interception.

  • Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension

    July 30, 2014

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo.The Pro Bowl left tackle signed an eight-year, $98 million extension Wednesday that pushes the total value of his deal to $110 million over 10 years, locking him up through 2023.

  • Packers sign GM Ted Thompson to extension

    July 30, 2014

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - With four NFC North titles and a Super Bowl victory in the past decade, Ted Thompson has had quite a run as Packers general manager.Thompson sees no reason to stop now, even as retirement age nears. The team announced after practice Wednesday the signing of Thompson to a multiyear contract extension.

  • Less zone-read for RG3 under Redskins coach Gruden

    July 30, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Robert Griffin III faked the handoff to Alfred Morris and took off down the left sideline, showing the burst of speed that helped him become the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2012.The crowd loved it. They haven't seen much of the zone-read during the first few days of Washington Redskins training camp, but here was proof that it's still a potent part of the playbook.

  • AP source: Colts checking Thomas' right quad

    July 30, 2014

    ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - Colts left guard Donald Thomas may have re-injured his right quad during Wednesday afternoon's practice. Thomas missed all but two games last season with a torn right quad.A person close to the situation said the Colts are checking the right quad, though a full diagnosis has not yet been made.

  • Arizona's Peterson relishes being highest-paid CB

    July 30, 2014

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Patrick Peterson is the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.Just ask him.Not only did he tweet out the terms of his new contract - five years, $70 million, $48 million guaranteed - he referred to himself as the highest-paid at his position at least five times in the Arizona Cardinals news conference announcing the new deal on Wednesday - twice before he was ever asked a question.

  • Fred Jackson signs 1-year contract extension

    July 30, 2014

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Fred Jackson has no plans of slowing down any time soon.The 33-year-old running back signed a one-year contract extension with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday, placing Buffalo's unquestioned leader on offense under contract with the Bills through 2015.

  • Jets rookie Amaro unfazed by rocky start to camp

    July 30, 2014

    CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Jace Amaro trudged his way from the field after a particularly rough practice and was met along the way by John Idzik.The New York Jets general manager gave the rookie tight end what amounted to a brief pep talk and then patted him on the back.

  • Chiefs QB Smith focusing on football, not contract

    July 30, 2014

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The moment when Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed.Sure, Smith politely answers every question about his uncertain future, but he also makes it clear that he would rather not.

  • Dolphins' credo on T-shirts after bullying scandal

    July 30, 2014

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Dolphins, rocked by a bullying scandal last season, are now wearing T-shirts bearing a credo of togetherness that was coined by the players.One by one some of the members of the offense and defense removed their shoulder pads Wednesday and changed into the new gray shirt. On the back was a list of 10 sayings bordered by the words ''I am a Miami Dolphin'' that encompass their approach to the upcoming season.

  • Develin's versatility could help Pats at tight end

    July 30, 2014

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Rob Gronkowski isn't ready for full-time activity. Michael Hoomanawanui has been sidelined the past two practices.The New England Patriots are short-handed at tight end so James Develin is getting another chance to show the versatility that has earned praise from coach Bill Belichick.

  • Chiefs' Murray says bro, 'Bachelorette' very happy

    July 30, 2014

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs rookie Aaron Murray was tied up in meetings Monday night, at the same time millions of people were tuning into ABC to see whether his brother would be popping the question.No worries. Murray knew months ago that his brother, Josh Murray, would be chosen by ''The Bachelorette'' Andi Dorfman on this season of the reality dating show.

  • Cowboys' Lawrence out 2-3 months with broken foot

    July 30, 2014

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Dallas Cowboys rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will miss at least two months after breaking his right foot in practice at training camp.Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that Lawrence would return to Dallas for surgery and miss eight to 12 weeks. The surgery is set for Thursday.

  • Wilson out indefinitely after injury on Tuesday

    July 30, 2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Giants running back David Wilson will not practice for the rest of the week and is out for Sunday's Hall of Fame game after suffering what the team called a ''burner'' in practice on Tuesday.Late in Tuesday afternoon's practice, Wilson took a short pass from backup quarterback Curtis Painter and ran with his head down into the back of reserve guard Eric Herman.

  • Steelers to retire Hall of Famer Greene's No. 75

    July 30, 2014

    LATROBE, Pa. (AP) - Joe Greene's No. 75 now belongs to the ages.The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday the team will retire the Hall of Fame defensive end's number during a game against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 2.Greene, the No. 1 overall pick in the 1969 NFL draft, helped Pittsburgh win four Super Bowls during his 13-year career as the heart of what became the ''Steel Curtain'' defense. The 10-time Pro Bowler was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1987.

  • Bills' Bradham suspended 1 game by NFL

    July 30, 2014

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Nigel Bradham is trying to stay upbeat even after learning he'll be suspended for the first game of the regular season for a year-old drug offense.The NFL announced on Wednesday that the Buffalo Bills linebacker will miss the start of the season because of a one-game suspension. Bradham said the suspension comes from a ticket he received last August for marijuana possession in suburban Buffalo.