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7/25/2014 Malcolm Smith, LB Smith watched Friday's first practice for SEattle on the sidelines.

Analysis: Smith underwent ankle surgery in the spring and is still recovering.
7/25/2014 Kam Chancellor, S Startling left tackle Russell Okung and Chancellor were both spectators as the Seattle Seahawks began training camp.

Analysis: Okung and Chancellor are both recovering from surgeries in the offseason, but coach Pete Carroll said Friday that both are close to returning to practice. Chancellor had hip surgery, while Okung had a procedure on his foot. Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith was also watched Friday's first practice after ankle surgery in the spring.
7/25/2014 Russell Okung, T Okung and strong safety Kam Chancellor were both spectators as the Seattle Seahawks began training camp.

Analysis: Okung and Chancellor are both recovering from surgeries in the offseason, but coach Pete Carroll said Friday that both are close to returning to practice. Chancellor had hip surgery, while Okung had a procedure on his foot.
7/25/2014 Rob Gronkowski, TE Gronkowski ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage Friday. He didn't cut sharply, run hard at defensive backs or participate in 11-on-11 drills.

Analysis: The oft-injured tight end for the New England Patriots is practicing at training camp but not ready for full activity as he continues his recovery from knee surgery. He's not even sure he'll play in the season opener Sept. 7. "I'm preparing myself to my max ability right now for the first regular game," Gronkowski said, dripping with sweat after Friday's workout.
7/25/2014 Mike Pouncey, C NFL offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey have been sued by three people who say the twin brothers attacked them at a Miami Beach nightclub. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on behalf of Ricquan James, Niya Pickett and Brentley Williams. They are seeking more than $15,000 in damages.

Analysis: According to the lawsuit, the Pounceys harassed James with homophobic remarks and physically attacked him July 12. The lawsuit says Pickett was beaten when she tried to intervene and Williams was injured when the Pounceys threw James and Pickett out of the club. The Pounceys' attorney has said the brothers were not involved in any altercation.
7/25/2014 Maurkice Pouncey, C NFL offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey have been sued by three people who say the twin brothers attacked them at a Miami Beach nightclub. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on behalf of Ricquan James, Niya Pickett and Brentley Williams. They are seeking more than $15,000 in damages.

Analysis: According to the lawsuit, the Pounceys harassed James with homophobic remarks and physically attacked him July 12. The lawsuit says Pickett was beaten when she tried to intervene and Williams was injured when the Pounceys threw James and Pickett out of the club. The Pounceys' attorney has said the brothers were not involved in any altercation.
7/25/2014 Darius Johnson, WR Atlanta waived Johnson, announcing the move Friday.

Analysis: Johnson made a surprising contribution last season after star receiver Julio Jones went down with a season-ending injury. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Johnson played in 10 games with two starts, making 22 catches for 210 yards and one touchdown. He was signed as a college free agent before the 2013 season.
7/25/2014 Ty Walker, WR The Vikings signed Walker on Friday.

Analysis: Friday spent time with Green Bay's and Seattle's practice squads last year.
7/25/2014 Andy Cruse, WR Minnesota signed Cruse on Friday.

Analysis: Cruse spent time on Houston's practice squad last season.
7/25/2014 Chase Ford, TE Minnesota placed Ford on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp.

Analysis: Ford is in a cast with a broken left foot and will be out indefinitely.
7/25/2014 Andrew Sendejo, S Minnesota placed Sendejo on the physically unable to perform list to open camp.

Analysis: Sendejo is dealing with nagging lower-back and ankle problems.
7/25/2014 Captain Munnerlyn, CB Minnesota placed Munnerlyn on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp.

Analysis: Munnerlyn has a minor hamstring injury.
7/25/2014 Cecil Shorts III, WR Shorts left the team's first training camp practice with a tight hamstring. Coach Gus Bradley says trainers pulled Shorts for precautionary reasons late in Friday's two-hour workout.

Analysis: It's the latest injury issue for Shorts, who missed most of organized team activities with a calf injury and hasn't made it through a full season in three years. He missed six games with a hamstring injury in 2011, missed two games because of a concussion in 2012 and sat out the final three games in 2013 with a groin injury that slowed him all season.
7/25/2014 Bobby Felder, CB The Buffalo Bills have signed cornerback Bobby Felder on Friday.

Analysis: Felder entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2012 with the Minnesota Vikings and has spent time on the practice squads of Minnesota and Tampa Bay. He had 12 career interceptions in college at Nicholls State.
7/25/2014 Ryan Tannehill, QB Tannehill dropped at least three snaps during the first practice Friday. The first time he threw long, he misfired deep to Mike Wallace - a frequent occurrence last year - but they later connected on a 40-yard throw that brought a cheer from spectators.

Analysis: Tannehill predicted mistakes will be cleaned up quickly, and like all teams in July, the Dolphins are optimistic about their playoff chances. Owner Stephen Ross said anyone not expecting to make the playoffs shouldn't be in the league.
7/25/2014 Andy Levitre, G Levitre is starting training camp on the non-football injury list after having an appendectomy the day before the Titans reported.

Analysis: Coach Ken Whisenhunt joked Friday that Levitre came up with the worst excuse for getting out of the running test that he's seen. Levitre had surgery Thursday and wrote on Twitter that the procedure went great and that he can't wait to get back on the field.
7/25/2014 Jon Beason, LB Beason says he is hopeful he can play in a preseason game for the New York Giants. Beason has been sidelined since breaking a bone in his right foot and incurring ligament damage in June. The 29-year-old Beason is running on an underwater treadmill, is active in the weight room, and he's eager to get back on the field. But he says he won't do anything foolish and suffer a setback in his recovery.

Analysis: Beason was acquired last October and his first game was the sixth straight loss for the Giants to open the season. But they went 7-3 the rest of the way, and the defense that had struggled before he arrived finished eighth in the NFL overall.
7/25/2014 Andre Johnson, WR Johnson is back with the Houston Texans, saying he reported to camp simply because he loves the game.

Analysis: The star receiver had skipped offseason workouts and mandatory minicamp after wondering in May whether Houston was "still the place for me." The 33-year-old Johnson, whose 1,407 yards receiving in 2013 ranked second in the AFC, rejoins a team that is looking to bounce back from a disastrous 2-14 season.
7/25/2014 Jason Babin, LB Babin is practicing with the New York Jets a day after signing a two-year deal. The 34-year-old Babin is expected to be a pass-rushing specialist. He was wearing No. 58 on Friday and listed as a linebacker, though he has also played defensive end.

Analysis: Babin signed Thursday after agreeing to terms Wednesday, shortly before the team reported for training camp at SUNY Cortland. Babin had a team-leading 7 1/2 sacks last season for Jacksonville and was released in the offseason. He has 62 1/2 career sacks in 10 NFL seasons, including a personal-best 18 in 2011 with Philadelphia. He was a first-round draft pick by Houston out of Western Michigan in 2004 and also has played for Seattle, Kansas City and Tennessee.
7/25/2014 Marshawn Lynch, RB Lynch is not expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks' training camp according to close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson.

Analysis: Appearing on NFL Network on Thursday night, Robinson said he spoke with Lynch and Seattle's star running back plans to hold out of the camp that begins Friday. At dispute is Lynch's contract. Lynch can make up to $5.5 million this season in base pay and roster bonuses. It's the third year of a four-year contract Lynch signed with Seattle before the 2012 season.
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