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Date Player
7/31/2015 Tony Romo, Dal, QB
Romo missed the second full practice of training camp Friday because of a sty in his left eye. A sty is a painful lump that forms on the eyelid and usually disappears in a couple of days.

Analysis: The team said Romo would be re-evaluated for Saturday's workout. The aging 35-year-old is coming off his first full offseason of work since 2012 after sitting out spring practice the past two years following back surgeries.
7/31/2015 Bashaud Breeland, Was, CB
On a tumultuous day for Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland, the second-year player was suspended by the NFL on Friday, nearly a year after being cited for marijuana possession, then was carted off the field because he got injured in practice.

Analysis: Breeland went down to the ground a couple of hours after the league announced that he had been suspended for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. NFL spokesman Randall Liu said Breeland will serve his suspension in the first week of the regular season, when Washington hosts the Miami Dolphins, whether he is healthy or injured.
7/31/2015 Earl Thomas, Sea, S
Thomas is starting training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

Analysis: Thomas had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder during the offseason and was in uniform but just a spectator when the Seahawks opened training camp Friday.
7/31/2015 Matt Forte, Chi, RB
Forte was asked this week if he was disappointed new general manager Ryan Pace said no when he asked for an extension. "Like I've said plenty of times both sides have to want to do it," he said. The Bears did not.

Analysis: Now, at age 29, the four-year deal he signed in 2012 is set to expire. He enters his eighth season not knowing if his time in Chicago is winding down, if he will be suiting up for another team in 2016. Forte insisted he has put whatever disappointment he felt in the spring behind him. "The NFL is production-based," he said. "You produce, you get rewarded."
7/31/2015 Devin Smith, Pit, CB
Smith has a partially punctured lung, as well as broken ribs, and is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks.

Analysis: Smith was injured at practice Friday while making an impressive catch, and the team announced he would miss the majority of the remainder of training camp. The Jets confirmed Saturday that Smith also has the lung injury, but said it wouldn't affect the timetable for wide receiver's return.
7/31/2015 Bobby Wagner, Sea, LB
Wagner, Michael Bennett and Kam Chancellor all took different approaches Friday to show displeasure with their contract situations with the Seattle Seahawks.

Analysis: Wagner and Bennett said they considered holding out but decided to show and avoid paying a fine of up to $30,000 per day. Wagner was an All-Pro last season despite missing five games with a painful toe injury and has been Seattle's starting middle linebacker since being a second-round pick in 2012.
7/31/2015 Kam Chancellor, Sea, S
Chancellor, Michael Bennett and Bobby Wagner all took different approaches Friday to show displeasure with their contract situations with the Seattle Seahawks.

Analysis: Chancellor said nothing other than with his actions, by holding out from the start of training camp and potentially incurring fines of $30,000 per day. Chancellor's hold out is due to his displeasure with the compensation in his contract signed prior to the 2013 season that will pay him $4.5 million for the 2015 season.
7/31/2015 Michael Bennett, Sea, DE
Bennett, Kam Chancellor and Bobby Wagner all took different approaches Friday to show displeasure with their contract situations with the Seattle Seahawks.

Analysis: Never shy about speaking his mind, Bennett used his words to convey unhappiness. Bennett and Wagner said they considered holding out but decided to show and avoid paying a fine of up to $30,000 per day.
7/31/2015 Louis Murphy, TB, WR
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed Murphy on the active/non-football injury list with an ankle injury that will sideline him for the start of training camp.

Analysis: Coach Lovie Smith also said Friday that defensive tackle Akeem Spence has a back injury that will prevent him from practicing. Spence was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list.
7/31/2015 James Jones, NYG, WR
The New York Giants have reached a contract agreement with Jones.

Analysis: Entering his ninth NFL season, Jones had 73 catches for 666 yards and six touchdowns with the Oakland Raiders in 2014.
7/31/2015 Shaq Richardson, Ari, CB
The Arizona Cardinals have signed Richardson, who played collegiately at Arizona.

Analysis: Richardson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers last year and spent most of the season on the practice squad before being released on Oct. 15. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in February but was released on April 21.
7/30/2015 Lamar Holmes, Atl, T
The Atlanta Falcons have placed offensive tackle Lamar Holmes on the physically unable to perform list after he sustained another foot injury. The move was announced Thursday, the day before the first practice of training camp under new coach Dan Quinn.

Analysis: A third-round draft choice in 2012, Holmes has played in 21 games with the Falcons, including 19 starts. But foot problems have hampered his progress. Holmes had surgery and played in only one game as a rookie, and he missed most of last season with a foot injury.
7/30/2015 Sheldon Richardson, NYJ, DT
Richardson is facing legal troubles after being charged Thursday in St. Charles County, Missouri, with resisting arrest and traffic violations on July 14 - just two weeks after his NFL-issued four-game drug suspension.

Analysis: According to a release issued by the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Richardson was driving at "exceedingly high rates of speed" on Interstate 64 in "what appeared to be a road race." In the police incident report, an officer stated that Richardson took off at speeds as high as 143 mph. Richardson eventually exited the car, along with two adult passengers and a 12-year-old boy.
7/30/2015 Greg Little, Cin, WR
The Bengals signed Little on Thursday at the start of training camp, giving him a second chance to show he can catch the ball consistently.

Analysis: The former Browns star signed with Cincinnati last season when injuries depleted the receiving group. He played in six games and had only six catches for 69 yards. He didn't catch a pass during a first-round playoff loss at Indianapolis.
7/30/2015 Keith Rivers, Dal, LB
Rivers has decided to retire rather than report to training camp with the Dallas Cowboys.

Analysis: Coach Jason Garrett said he spoke with the 29-year-old Rivers about two hours before the team boarded a flight Tuesday for California. The Cowboys placed Rivers on the reserve/retired list before the first camp workout Thursday. He signed with Dallas in March and went through offseason workouts.
7/30/2015 Jason Pierre-Paul, NYG, DE
The New York Giants finally have spoken with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul about his injuries. Giants general manager Jerry Reese said Monday morning in a radio interview that "it was a personal conversation, and I want to keep it private between him and I."

Analysis: Reese said on WFAN in New York that he also has spoken to Pierre-Paul's agent. Pierre-Paul has yet to sign his franchise tag tender, worth $14.8 million for 2015. Should he wind up on the non-football injury list once he signs it, the Giants would not be liable to pay him as long as he is on that list.
7/30/2015 Tim Jennings, Chi, CB
Jennings pleaded guilty to reckless driving stemming from an arrest in Georgia in January.

Analysis: Karla White, office manager of the Gwinnett County Recorder's Court clerk in Georgia, said Thursday that Jennings was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and must complete a substance abuse program. He paid a $1,147 fine.
7/29/2015 Jeremy Mincey, Dal, DE
Mincey is expected to end a brief holdout over a contract extension by participating in practice Sunday at training camp.

Analysis: Dallas coach Jason Garrett said Mincey would get lighter work after missing the first three days of camp, including the first padded practice Saturday.
7/29/2015 Ryan Kerrigan, Was, LB
Kerrigan has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the Washington Redskins on the eve of training camp.

Analysis: The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Kerrigan ranked second in the NFC last season with a career-high 13.5 sacks.
7/29/2015 Gosder Cherilus, Ind, T
A person familiar with the visit tells The Associated Press that free-agent offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus is meeting with the Buffalo Bills to determine their interest in signing him.

Analysis: The visit takes place three days after the 31-year-old was released by the Indianapolis Colts, and as the Bills prepare to open training camp in suburban Rochester on Friday.
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