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  • National Football League roundup (Reuters)

    (The Sports Xchange) - New York Jets first-round safety Calvin Pryor sustained a concussion in practice, coach Rex Ryan confirmed on Sunday. Ryan said the rookie was injured in a special teams drill on Saturday while blocking on a kick return. "Pryor now will go through the protocol, so it is a concussion," Ryan said, according to the New York Daily News. "Apparently it was on a kick when we were doing a kick return drill and he was blocking and the returner kind of got knocked into him and kind of just hit him right. It's one of those things. ...

  • NFL roundup: Jets' Pryor has concussion (The SportsXchange)

    New York Jets first-round safety Calvin Pryor sustained a concussion in practice, coach Rex Ryan confirmed Sunday.

  • Quarterback Johnny Manziel's day at Browns camp (The Associated Press)

    SEEING JOHNNY: Fans simply can't get enough of Johnny Football. BEING JOHNNY: On the field, it was a tougher day for Manziel. JOHNNY'S SHOES: Manziel took the field in a pair of bright yellow Nike cleats before he switched into some less-vibrant orange ones. Browns coach Mike Pettine said players must wear team-issued gear.

  • Browns LB Mingo hoping bigger is better in Year 2 (The Associated Press)

    Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo is banking on bigger being better after a rookie year that started fast and then sort of fizzled. As the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, Mingo made an instant impact for the Browns, flying all over the field and registering a sack in each of his first three games. ''Last year, I learned a lot of lessons - stuff that you can't draw on the board,'' Mingo said Sunday. With a new coaching staff in place, Mingo is also adapting to new responsibilities in a revamped defense.

  • Panthers sign RB Whittaker, S Nelson (The Associated Press)

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- The Panthers announced they have signed running back Fozzy Whittaker and safety Tom Nelson.

  • Peterson says he's the best, but debate will go on (The Associated Press)

    Patrick Peterson says the debate over who is the best cornerback in the NFL will go on and on and his opinion will never change: He is the best. Peterson has jousted with Seattle's Richard Sherman over which is the best at the position. Speaking at the Arizona Cardinals' training camp on Sunday, Peterson also mentioned two others ''in the conversation,'' Joe Haden of Cleveland and Darrelle Revis of New England. It's just going to make all four of us play that much better and that much harder.'' Peterson, entering his fourth NFL season, said he has been told he won't return punts or play on offense this season - and that will help him focus entirely on his cornerback job.

  • Bills DE Williams focusing on wins, not production (The Associated Press)

    Mario Williams is not big on accolades, honors or reminders of how impressive the star pass-rusher was in his second season with the Buffalo Bills. ''I don't hold on to anything from last year,'' Williams said, a few days into training camp. ''I've just got to come out here and get better.'' It's difficult to fathom how much better Williams can get after leading Buffalo with 13 sacks - one short of matching a career best - and contributing to a defense that had a franchise-record 57 sacks. What troubles Williams in assessing a year in which he earned his third Pro Bowl selection is how little of a dent he made in the Bills' overall success.

  • Patriots cut WR Greg Orton, sign 2 other WRs (The Associated Press)

    The New England Patriots have released wide receiver Greg Orton two days after he suffered a leg injury. Orton was taken off the practice field on a cart Friday just two days after signing as a free agent. He was on the practice squads of Denver for part of the 2011 season and all of the next season and of the Patriots from Dec. 31 to May 22. The Patriots also say they've signed wide receivers Brian Tyms and Cole Stanford.