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[May 29, 2014]  May 27 (The Sports Xchange) - On the first day of organized team activities, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee was helped off the practice field by trainers after suffering a knee injury.

The extent of the damage was unknown, coach Jason Garrett told reporters.

While Lee left Tuesday's practice, quarterback Tony Romo was back on the field throwing passes and working on handoffs just six months after undergoing back surgery.

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Johnny Manziel did not spend his Memorial weekend in Cleveland with his head buried in the playbook. Instead, Johnny Football hit the road to Las Vegas for a busy few days that was documented on social media sites.

Manziel, the No. 22 overall pick in the NFL Draft earlier this month, returned from the extended weekend and reported Tuesday for the start of organized team activities after the rookie took advantage of a break in the schedule for a brief vacation.

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As the Kansas City Chiefs began OTA sessions on Tuesday, thoughts in the Chiefs Nation were not of the 84 players on the field for the first practice. Instead, the focus was on two absent defensive starters and a quarterback that was present but still does not have a new contract.

Missing were outside linebacker Justin Houston and cornerback Brandon Flowers. No explanations were available for their no-show status at the beginning of the voluntary practices.

Quarterback Alex Smith ran the first-team offense, but negotiations on a contract extension with the Chiefs do not appear to be making progress.

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The Baltimore Ravens signed first-round pick C.J. Mosley to a four-year rookie contract on Tuesday.

The linebacker from Alabama was the No. 17 overall pick in the NFL Draft earlier this month.

The contract includes a fifth-year team option and expected to be worth about $8.78 million, including a 4.7 million signing bonus, according to

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Second-year running back Giovani Bernard opened the Cincinnati Bengals' organized team activities on Tuesday atop the depth chart.

Rookie second-round draft pick Jeremy Hill, who signed a contract on Monday, was listed behind Bernard as the second-team running back.

Both were placed ahead of returning veteran BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who started 33 games the past two seasons for the Bengals.

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Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has not complied with the NFL's mandate that he undergo psychological testing before he can resume playing and says he does not care to do so.

"I don't think I need that," Pouncey said Tuesday after the Dolphins finished their first session of organized team activities.

Pouncey was one of three Miami players involved in the bullying case with former Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin last year.

The All-Pro center, Richie Incognito and John Jerry could receive suspensions from the league before the start of the 2014 season.

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San Diego wide receiver Malcom Floyd was back with the Chargers for OTAs on Tuesday after suffering a serious neck injury in Week 2 of last season that left his football future in doubt.

"I'm cleared for contact," said Floyd, an 11-year pro who has more than 4,000 receiving yards and 25 career touchdowns. "I'm cleared for everything."

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When organized team activities began for the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, changes on defense went beyond new players fitting into their spots and veteran Shea McClellin moving from defensive end to linebacker.

Cornerback Tim Jennings found himself playing a new spot as well.

The two-time Pro Bowl corner moved to nickel-back for passing downs and first-round draft choice Kyle Fuller played the left cornerback position.

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The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent tight end Kevin Greene and linebacker Chase Thomas after waiving offensive tackle Luke Marquardt and linebacker Morgan Breslin on Tuesday.

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The Miami Dolphins signed offensive linemen Sam Longo and Michael Philipp and defensive tackle Micajah Reynolds. All three players participated in last week's minicamp.

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Defensive end Will Clarke, a third-round draft pick, signed his rookie contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Of the team's eight draft choices, only first-round pick Darqueze Dennard was unsigned as of the start of organized team activities Tuesday morning. (Editing by Julian Linden)

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