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