CB Dee Milliner cleared for Jets camp
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Cornerback Dee Milliner
, who has been battling an Achilles' injury, was cleared
to take part in the team's practices at training camp, which begins Thursday, per ESPN.com.
Milliner, the ninth overall pick in 2013, is fighting for a backup spot on the Jets. He played in just three games last season before the injury.
Packers place four on PUP list on eve of camp
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The Packers announced they have placed four players
on their Physically Unable to Perform (PUP)/non-football injury list, including second-round pick Quinten Rollins
, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Rollins, a cornerback taken with the 62nd pick, is on the non-football injury list, meaning his injury occurred outside of team activities. The other players on the PUP list are receiver Ricky Collins, running back John Crockett and linebacker Mike Neal.
Browns say rookie CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu will sit out 2015
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Browns coach Mike Pettine said the team plans to have cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
, their seventh-round pick, sit out
the 2015 season as the player recovers from a serious knee injury he suffered at the end of his college career, per Cleveland.com.
Ekpre-Olomu was considered a first-round pick before tearing his ACL and dislocating his knee during practice for the college football playoffs. The recovery period is 7-10 months.
"Players that have had this injury before, it's rare that you would return that season,'' Pettine said. "Given our depth, we're very comfortable with him sitting out. That's just one that we felt it was a low-risk, high-reward move when we took him in the seventh round."
Bears rookie WR Kevin White (shin) on PUP list
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Bears rookie wide receiver Kevin White
is on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to start training camp with a shin injury
john Fox has stated that he wants the seventh overall selection in the 2015 draft to improve his "cardio" before he returns to action.
It has been speculated that White isn't progressing as well as hoped. Quarterback Jay Cutler said in June that White was battling for the No. 4 receiver role.
Jets G Willie Colon, RB Stevan Ridley shelved with knee issues
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The Jets have placed guard Willie Colon
and running back Stevan Ridley
on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list for the start of training camp, per NJ.com. Both are sidelined with knee injuries
They can be activated at any time during camp, but must be back in action for the opener or they will be forced to miss the first six regular season games.
Jaguars put RB Storm Johnson on active/non-football illness list
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Running back/returner Storm Johnson
has been placed by the Jaguars on the active/non-football illness
list, the Florida Times-Union
The team has not revealed the nuture of the problem, but it arose during activities off the field.
Johnson did miss some time this offseason with a back injury.
CB Alfonzo Dennard sent packing by Cardinals
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Under three months after claiming veteran cornerback Alfonzo Dennard
off waivers, the Cardinals have released him
Dennard, who was waived by the Patriots in mid-May before his pick-up by Arizona, played in 29 games for New England over the past three seasons.
Cardinals place TE Jermaine Gresham (back) on PUP list
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In an expected move, the Cardinals have announced that they have placed veteran tight end Jermaine Gresham
on the Physically Unable to Perform
Gresham underwent back surgery in July. If he is not ready to play by the start of the regular season, he will lose six games.
Report: Redskins sign extension with OLB Ryan Kerrigan
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The Redskins have agreed to a five-year extension
with outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan
worth $57.5 million, a source has told NFL.com Insider Ian Rapoport.
Kerrigan, who is rehabbing from a knee injury, has averaged 62 tackles over four seasons with Washington and compiled a career-high 13.5 sacks in 2014.
Report: Panthers WR Stephen Hill cited twice at traffic stop
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Panthers wide receiver Stephen Hill
was cited Tuesday for possession of drug paraphernalia
after a traffic stop in Concord, N.C., per the Charlotte Observer
He was also cited for failure to wear a seatbelt.
The team has yet to comment on the situation with Hill, who has had a disappointing career. He did not play last season for Carolina after two poor years with the Jets.