Training Camp Roundup: Sept. 3

posted on 31 Oct 2013 09:22 by iunola8dm2f
CARDINALS' BROWN EJECTED FOR BUMPING OFFICIAL (10:44 p.m. ET)Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Elton Brown was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and ejected after bumping an official on the final play of the first half Thursday night against the Denver Broncos.The contact with the official appeared inadvertent. Brown apparently was carrying his argument toward an opposing player when he bumped into referee Mike Carey.Brown is listed as a backup guard on the Cardinals depth chart.-- The Associated PressSAINTS' MILLER KNOCKED OUT OF GAME (9:27 p.m. ET)Saints tight end Billy Miller was helped off the field because of an apparent injury to his lower right leg during New Orleans' preseason finale against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night.Miller was unable to put any weight on his right leg after the injury, which occurred while he ran a pass route as quarterback Joey Harrington was hollister-france being sacked. Sitting on a trainer's table, he covered his face and was consoled by several teammates, including Jeremy Shockey and Reggie Bush.Miller, in his 10th season, played in 15 games for the Saints in 2008, starting five. He had 45 catches for 579 yards and one touchdown.The Saints' only remaining healthy tight ends are Shockey, Buck Ortega and Martrez Milner.-- The Associated PressBEARS RB JONES LEAVES WITH ANKLE INJURY (8:59 p.m. ET)Chicago Bears running back Kevin Jones has left Chicago's preseason finale against the Cleveland Browns with a left ankle injury.Jones left after taking a late hit from Cleveland's Marcus Benard after a 6-yard gain on the second play of the Bears' second possession Thursday night.It was not clear if the hit was when the injury occurred.Jones had carried seven times for 25 yards, running for 19 on Chicago's first drive to set up a field goal by Robbie Gould.-- The Associated PressBROWNS BENCH QUINN AND ANDERSON (8:24 p.m. ET) The Cleveland Browns held Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson out of the lineup against the Chicago Bears on Thursday, adding another twist to their quarterback competition.Instead, they went with second-year pro Brett Ratliff on Thursday night.Quinn and Anderson, locked in a stiff race for the starting job, were in uniform but not expected to play. So instead of a final audition, the preseason finale was looking like a night off for them.The two have split time this preseason with near-equivalent statistics.Quinn is 21 for 31 with 225 yards in two starts while Anderson is 15 of 26 with 207 yards in one.Anderson was 7 of 11 with 77 yards, but made two questionable throws and got taken down on a sack that killed a possible scoring drive.The Browns held out Pro Bowl nose tackle Shaun Rogers and linebacker David Bowens, linebacker Titus Brown and offensive lineman Rex Hadnot. The Bears were without cornerback Charles Tillman, who's recovering from back surgery, along with defensive lineman Israel Idonije (hamstring), tight end Kellen Davis (hamstring) and defensive end Henry Melton (foot).foot-- The Associated PressNO PUP LIST FOR VINATIERI (11:39 a.m. ET) Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri passed his team physical Wednesday, clearing him to return to practice and preventing him from starting the season on the physically unable to perform list.Vinatieri had been nursing a hip injury but now appears ready to resume kicking.-- ESPN NFL Insider Adam SchefterBRONCOS CRAM FOR FINALE (7:55 a.m. ET)The Denver Broncos will play for the second time in four days when they take on Arizona in their preseason finale Thursday night."We crammed everything we could cram into two days [of preparation]," Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said Wednesday after the team's final walk-through before the Cardinals game. "You kind of see what your guys are capable of learning real fast. There are some new little things we have to do based on what they do but our guys adapted to it well," he said.The Broncos (0-3) are coming off a 27-17 loss Sunday to Chicago. Kyle Orton, the passer McDaniels obtained from Chicago in a trade, suffered a gash and dislocation of the index finger on his passing hand when he struck a defender's helmet during a follow-through. With Orton's backup, Chris Simms, still nursing a left ankle sprain, rookie Tom Brandstater will start against Arizona.Besides Orton and Simms, the Broncos will be without wide receivers Brandon Marshall (suspension) and Jabar Gaffney (thumb), guard Chris Kuper (ankle), and defensive end canada goose parka Le Kevin Smith (unspecified injury). Rookie running back Knowshon Moreno practiced for the first time this week since spraining his knee Aug. 14, but McDaniels indicated the team's top draft pick won't play to try to ensure his readiness for the Sept. 13 regular-season opener at Cincinnati.-- The Associated PressFAVRE WELCOME SIGHT FOR ROMO (7:55 a.m. ET)While the sight of Brett Favre playing for the Vikings rankles many Wisconsin natives, Tony Romo doesn't mind. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback is for all quarterbacks, or any other athletes, hanging around as long as they can, wherever they can."I've gotten used to it now," Romo said Wednesday. "You see him with the Jets last year, you see him with the Vikings this year. The thing that people don't realize is you don't just get chances to play in the National Football League because, I mean, you have to be a good player. He's one of the best to ever play the game."Romo won't get to see Favre play, and Favre is just as unlikely to see Romo, when the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings meet in the preseason finale Friday night.The Cowboys have seen enough from Romo this summer to know he's ready for the regular season. Although Favre might benefit from more playing time with his new teammates, coaches won't risk an injury to their soon-to-be 40-year-old newcomer and will sit him.Romo will still make the trip and certainly will find time before the game to hang out with Favre, whose best days with the Green Bay Packers came while Romo was growing up in Burlington, Wis.-- The Associated Press