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|7/21/2014||Dezmon Briscoe, WR||The Dallas Cowboys signed Briscoe on Monday.
Analysis: Briscoe was a sixth-round pick by Cincinnati in 2010 and landed on Tampa Bay's practice squad after getting released. He played in 18 games over two seasons with the Buccaneers and seven games with Washington in 2012 before spending last season on injured reserve.
|7/21/2014||John Jenkins,||The New Orleans Saints have placed Jenkins on the physically unable to perform list just days before the start of training camp.
Analysis: Jenkins has not practiced this offseason because of a pectoral injury. A third-round pick out of Georgia in 2013, Jenkins played regularly as a rookie. He appeared in all 16 games with five starts and was credited with 21 tackles, including two for losses. He also was credited with a pair of quarterback hits.
|7/21/2014||Keelan Johnson, S||Johnson, a first-year safety, was arrested early Saturday following a confrontation with officers outside a bar in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe, home of Arizona State University. Johnson played in 49 games for the school.
Analysis: Eagles spokesman Derak Boyko said the team is disappointed in Johnson's arrest but is still trying to gather the facts.
|7/21/2014||Marcell Dareus, DT||Dareus has been excused from training camp to deal with what coach Doug Marrone called personal matters. Marrone provided the update after practice Monday, in the latest twist in Dareus' troubled offseason. Dareus was scheduled to return to camp in suburban Rochester later in the day.
Analysis: Dareus reported to camp on Friday, but was placed on the active/non-football injury list after failing a conditioning test on Saturday. Dareus must pass the test before he can be cleared for practice. It's the latest setback for the 2011 first-round draft pick. He faces drug possession charges in Alabama after being arrested in May. Four weeks later, Dareus was charged with reckless endangerment after crashing his 2012 Jaguar during an alleged car race outside Buffal
|7/21/2014||Reese Wiggins, WR||The Detroit Lions have claimed Wiggins off waivers.
Analysis: Wiggins was released by the New England Patriots last week. He had 26 receptions for 372 yards and four touchdowns last year at East Carolina and caught 80 passes for 1,012 yards and eight touchdowns over three seasons.
|7/21/2014||Leon Hall, CB||Hall was among nine players placed on the physically unable to perform list Monday by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Analysis: Hall tore his right Achilles tendon on Oct. 20. It was his second such injury in three years.
|7/21/2014||Geno Atkins, DT||Atkins was among nine players placed on the physically unable to perform list Monday by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Analysis: Atkins missed seven games and the Bengals' one playoff game last season after undergoing surgery on his right knee. He was injured on Oct. 31 at Miami and was not expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
|7/21/2014||Johnny Manziel, QB||Manziel is No. 2 on Cleveland's depth chart but No. 1 as the NFL's top-selling jersey.
Analysis: The league said Monday the rookie quarterback's No. 2 jersey outsold all others from April 1 to July 17 on NFLShop.com. The Browns drafted the former Texas A&M star with the No. 22 pick. He'll enter his first training camp as Brian Hoyer's backup.
|7/21/2014||David Wilson, RB||Wilson has been cleared for contact work after recovering from neck surgery.
Analysis: Wilson said the doctors gave him permission to return with no restrictions. "I can play regular football with no special equipment, no medication, or anything else," he said. The 2012 first-round draft pick appeared in only five games last season. He has largely been a fantasy bust so far for the Giants.
|7/21/2014||Chris Snee, G||The veteran guard told the New York Giants on Monday that he is retiring.
Analysis: Snee met with coach Tom Coughlin, who also is his father-in-law, then said he was ending his NFL career after 10 seasons. He has had two hip surgeries and now is most troubled by right elbow and wrist problems. He sat out minicamp last month but indicated he expected to play this season.
|7/21/2014||Nathan Williams, LB||The Bills have released linebacker Nathan Williams.
Analysis: Williams is now a free agent.
|7/21/2014||Ramses Barden, WR||The Bills have released receiver Ramses Barden.
Analysis: Barden was previously a bust with the Giants.
|7/21/2014||Naaman Roosevelt, WR||The Buffalo Bills have shuffled their roster by signing Roosevelt and defensive tackle Landon Cohen.
Analysis: Roosevelt rejoins the Bills after spending the 2010 and 2011 seasons in Buffalo. He's a University at Buffalo product and split the past two seasons on the Lions and Cleveland Browns practice squads.
|7/21/2014||Landon Cohen, DT||The Buffalo Bills have shuffled their roster by signing Cohen and receiver Naaman Roosevelt.
Analysis: Cohen has five years of NFL experience, dividing last season between Dallas and Chicago. He was drafted by Detroit in the seventh round in 2008. Cohen reunites with former Lions coach Jim Schwartz, who is in his first season as Buffalo's defensive coordinator.
|7/20/2014||Marcell Dareus, DT||Dareus has been excused from training camp to deal with what coach Doug Marrone called personal matters.
Analysis: Marrone provided the update after practice Monday, in the latest twist in Dareus' troubled offseason. Dareus was scheduled to return to camp in suburban Rochester later in the day. Dareus reported to camp on Friday, but was placed on the active/non-football injury list after failing a conditioning test on Saturday. Dareus must pass the test before he can be cleared for practice.
|7/20/2014||Nate Byham, TE||The New England Patriots have signed Byham.
Analysis: The 26-year-old Byham spent the past two seasons with Tampa Bay after his first two seasons with San Francisco. Byham has 11 catches for 83 yards and one touchdown in 29 games since the 49ers drafted him out of Pittsburgh in the sixth round in 2010. Last season, he had three catches for 38 yards in four games with the Buccaneers.
|7/20/2014||Jo-Lonn Dunbar, LB||Authorities say two professional athletes have been arrested after fighting outside a Miami Beach nightclub. Dunbar and NBA free agent Donte Greene were arrested early Sunday outside Dream Nightclub in South Beach. Thayer says the athletes got into a fight with each other outside the club.
Analysis: Thayer says Dunbar and Green each face charges of battery and disorderly conduct. Miami-Dade County jail records did not show either man in custody Sunday afternoon. Details about the bonds they posted were not immediately available.
|7/19/2014||Marcell Dareus, DT||Dareus won't be ready for the start of training camp after he was placed on the active/non-football injury list.
Analysis: The move was made Saturday, a day before the Bills hold their first practice in suburban Rochester. The team did not say why he was placed on the list. It's the latest setback for Dareus, who is already dealing with two off-field legal matters. In early May, Dareus was arrested in Alabama and charged with possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Four weeks later, he crashed his 2012 Jaguar into a tree and was charged with reckless endangerment.
|7/19/2014||Kamaal McIlwain, CB||The Buffalo Bills have signed receiver Tori Gurley and McIlwan.
Analysis: McIlwan has yet to play in an NFL game since breaking into the league in 2011. He was cut by Kansas City before the start of last season. Both players participated on a tryout basis in Buffalo's mandatory minicamp last month.
|7/19/2014||Tori Gurley, WR||The Buffalo Bills have signed Gurley and defensive back Kamaal McIlwan.
Analysis: The free agent signings were announced Saturday, a day before the Bills open training camp in suburban Rochester. The 6-foot-4 Gurley had one catch in three games with the Cleveland Browns last season. He has spent time with several teams since breaking into the NFL in 2011 as an undrafted free agent with Green Bay.
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