"He has in every way met our expectations," head coach Marvin
Lewis said at a press conference announcing the deal. "I know he's
excited to be here, be part of Cincinnati and part of the Bengals'
Dalton is 30-18 as a starter with the Bengals, who drafted the
quarterback in the second round in 2011.
The extension can be worth up to $115 million if Dalton reaches
performance escalators tied mostly to playoff performance.
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New York Giants running back David Wilson will be placed on
season-ending injured reserve after being advised not to play
football by his surgeon.
"David has diffuse cervical stenosis," said Dr. Russell Warren in a
team-issued "We let David know that by playing, he would be putting
himself at risk for more episodes like last week or perhaps
something more serious."
Wilson suffered a burner during the Giants' July 29 practice.
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Former Green Bay Packers great Brett Favre will be inducted into the
team's Hall of Fame and have his No. 4 retired in 2015.
Favre will be honored during a ceremony on Saturday, July 15, 2015
and the uniform No. 4 that he wore for the Packers from 1992-2007
will be retired.
"It's more than a dream come true," Favre said via teleconference.
"It is time to come back. I think this will be a great event."
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel took first-team reps for
the first time and wide receiver Josh Gordon returned to practice.
Manziel is competing with Brian Hoyer for the starting quarterback
job. The former Heisman Trophy winner previously only took snaps
with the second unit on offense.
Manziel completed a 40-yard pass to wide receiver Travis Benjamin on
his first play in drills. Manziel later threw an interception.
The Browns claimed offensive tackle Michael Bowie off waivers from
the Seattle Seahawks.
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is not expected to start the
team's exhibition opener Thursday against the San Diego Chargers.
Romo had his largest workload of training camp on Sunday after
taking consecutive days off to rest his surgically-repaired back.
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski missed practice, but
it was a scheduled rest day at the outset of joint workouts with the
Washington Redskins in Ashburn, Va.
Head coach Bill Belichick said there was no setback for Gronkowski,
who has been limited in practice as the team monitors his recovery
from offseason surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was happy to have a brief chance
to talk to his Patriots counterpart Tom Brady, who started five Super
Bowls and won three.
"He was saying that he's been in the same offense for 15 years, which is
astounding," said Griffin, who is learning the second offense of his
three NFL seasons.
"That's amazing. ... He said this is only my third year and ... I have a
lot of football left in me. That's good coming from a guy like him."
The Redskins waived injured wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr. He is the son
of Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice.
Rice Jr. tore the labrum in his left shoulder Thursday and requires
surgery. If he clears waivers, the team can place him on injured
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Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson fractured his clavicle
during practice. The team did not place a timetable for his return.
The Bears drafted Wilson in the seventh round last year. He had two
catches and played 76 snaps in 2013.
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Atlanta Falcons rookie defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman did not break
his right hand during a fight with teammate Joe Hawley on Sunday.
After the fight, Hageman left the field. According to ESPN, a source
said there were discussions about Hageman possible having a hairline
fracture in his wrist. However, an X-ray revealed no break. The Falcons
listed the injury as a bruise.
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Charges against Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward were dropped in exchange
for community service.
Ward had been charged with misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace
charges for allegedly throwing a glass mug at a female bartender at a
Denver strip club in May.
Broncos running back Montee Ball underwent an appendectomy but is
expected to be ready for the regular-season opener against the
Indianapolis Colts, according to ESPN.
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Safety Mike Mitchell passed his physical and was activated from the
physically unable to perform list in time for practice with the
Mitchell missed nine days of training camp recovering from a groin
injury. (Editing by Gene Cherry)
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