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- Arizona Cardinals rookie OL Nick Leckey
is unable to participate in rookie workouts until his school year is over.
In addition rookie LB Karlos Dansby (groin) worked out at the team's rookie
camp Monday, May 17, after sitting out most of the previous minicamp with a
- Atlanta Falcons have officially waived
LB J.R. Johnson and RB Dee Brown. In addition the team has signed rookie
free agent QB Bill Whittemore (Kansas), rookie free agent WR Chris Curd
(Pittsburgh) and rookie free agent RB Zack Abron (Missouri). Terms of the
contracts were not disclosed.
- Cincinnati Bengals starting QB Carson Palmer took about 65 percent of the team's offensive snaps during practice
Tuesday, May 18, while QB Jon Kitna and rookie Casey Bramlet received the
rest of the practice reps.
- Cincinnati Bengals have signed
undrafted rookie free agent WR Jay Chapman (St. Augustine, N.C.) to a
one-year contract. Financial terms were undisclosed.
- Green Bay Packers are scheduled to be
meeting with free agent QB Kerry Collins (Giants) on Tuesday, May 18.
- Indianapolis Colts CB Joseph Jefferson
missed practice Monday, May 17, to be with his wife, who was in labor
delivering the couple's first child.
- Jacksonville Jaguars 2004 first-round
selection, WR Reggie Williams, was absent from practice Tuesday, May 18, and
will miss all but the final week of passing camp due to the NFL rule that
forbids rookies to participate in team practices (other than minicamp)
before their college class graduates.
- Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard
(abdomen), who sat out practice Tuesday, May 18, may need to undergo surgery
to assist in his treatment of Crohn's disease, an incurable intestinal
- Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams
refused to discuss whether he was in violation of the NFL's substance abuse
policy on Tuesday, May 18. "No one in the NFL can talk about anything
regarding the substance-abuse program," Williams said.
"League-wide, it's a confidentiality thing."
- Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress
did not attend the team's offseason voluntary workouts Tuesday, May 18.
- Pittsburgh Steelers have signed rookie
C/LS Drew Caylor to a three-year deal with a signing bonus of $56,000.
Caylor, one of the Steelers' two 2004 sixth-round draft picks, will receive
annual minimum base salaries of $230,000 (2004), $305,000 (2005) and
- San Diego Chargers have held out DE
Adrian Dingle (knee), RB LaDainian Tomlinson, OG Toniu Fonoti and OLT
Courtney Van Buren (knee) from drills at the team's voluntary workouts this
week. In addition OL Phil Bogle, who recently had arthroscopic knee surgery,
is expected to be sidelined at least two weeks.