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[September 18, 2017]  (The Sports Xchange) - Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons left the team on Sunday and missed the club's season-opening contest against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Timmons was reportedly angered by something on Saturday and left the team. The Dolphins located Timmons on Sunday but haven't disclosed what led to his actions.

The 31-year-old Timmons was one of the club's inactives Sunday to halt a streak of playing in 101 consecutive games. Undrafted rookie Chase Allen started in his place.

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Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen left Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills with a broken right foot.

Olsen, an 11th-year pro, went out in the second quarter, and spent the rest of the game on crutches. There is no timetable for his return to action.

Olsen made one catch for 10 yards in the first quarter Sunday. He had two receptions for 18 yards in the opener.

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The Denver Broncos lost rookie left tackle Garett Bolles to a lower left leg injury during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys.

Bolles, the 20th overall pick of the 2017 draft, had to be carted off the field after apparently having the leg rolled in traffic during a running play.

The Cowboys also were hit hard by injuries, particularly at the cornerback position.

First, rookie cornerback Chidobe Awuzie left in the first quarter because of a hamstring injury and did not return. During the second quarter, cornerback Nolan Carroll sustained a concussion and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Midway through the second quarter, Broncos wide receiver Bennie Fowler left the game after landing on his head while trying to make a diving catch near the goal line.

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Cleveland rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer was sidelined with a migraine midway through the second quarter. Kevin Hogan, a second-year player from Stanford, entered and orchestrated a scoring drive.

Kizer returned later in the game.

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Contract talks of a new five-year extension for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly are being slowed down by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Jones has slowed down, if not impeded, negotiations aimed at an extension for Goodell, sources familiar with those talks told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.

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"If not for Jerry, this deal would be done," one person familiar with the contract negotiations told ESPN this weekend.

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was inactive for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers because of a knee injury.

Backup Case Keenum started for the Vikings and went 20 of 37 for 167 yards in a 26-9 loss to the Steelers.

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The Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars wore a "One Florida" helmet decal on Sunday after Hurricane Irma heavily damaged the state last week.

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The Los Angeles Rams were without starting cornerback Kayvon Webster against the Washington Redskins.

Webster suffered a shoulder injury during the Rams' win last week against Indianapolis. He did not practice during the week and was listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

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Three Chicago Bears players left the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of injuries and did not return.

Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski left with a pectoral muscle injury, offensive tackle Tom Compton departed because of a hip injury and right guard Josh Sitton was forced out by a ribs injury.

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The Philadelphia Eagles' secondary suffered more setbacks as starting safety Rodney McLeod and backup safety Jaylen Watkins both left Sunday's game against the Kansas City because of hamstring injuries. Neither returned to the game.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander left the game against the Chicago Bears in the second quarter with a hamstring injury.

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Washington Redskins running back Rob Kelley exited the game against the Rams with a rib injury. Kelley initially was designated as questionable to return in the second quarter, but did not play in the remainder of the game.

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