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WR Bryant set to visit Browns Thursday

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) Dez Bryant's going to meet with the Browns. Depending on how things go, he could stay awhile.

The free agent wide receiver has scheduled a visit with Cleveland on Thursday, and the anticipated stopover could lead to the three-time Pro Bowler signing with a team craving more playmakers.

Bryant, who released by the Dallas Cowboys in April after eight seasons, has shown previous interest in joining the Browns. Last week, Bryant posted on Twitter that he intended to speak with the team and a Browns spokesman confirmed the sides will talk later this week.


Eagles QB Wentz's Week 1 status unclear

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carson Wentz expects to participate in 11-on-11 drills next week, but it's uncertain whether he'll be ready for the season opener.

The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 6. Wentz's goal since having surgery last December to repair a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee has been to be ready for that game.


'Skins surprisingly release CB Scandrick

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins made a surprise move three weeks into training camp by releasing veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick.

Scandrick signed a two-year deal with Washington in March after being cut by the Dallas Cowboys and had been practicing with the first-team defense. Coach Jay Gruden on Tuesday said the play of second-year cornerback Fabian Moreau, sixth-round pick Greg Stroman, undrafted free agents Danny Johnson and Ranthony Texada and supplemental draft pick Adonis Alexander played into the decision.


Browns warn Callaway to avoid trouble

CLEVELAND (AP) Rookie wide receiver Antonio Callaway has been warned by the Browns to run straight routes off the field.

Callaway, who came to Cleveland with a troubled background, was cited last week for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license.


Newly signed Smith practices with Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Roquan Smith wore a smile on his face, and a Chicago Bears uniform for the first time since training camp started.

The Bears on Tuesday got a first look at their first-round round draft pick 30 days after he was supposed to report with rookies for camp. Both sides quickly sought to put the stalemate in the past.


Dolphins WR Parker misses practice again

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins fourth-year wide receiver DeVante Parker has a hand injury that as kept him out of training camp practice for two days in a row.

"Right now we're going to be going week to week," head coach Adam Gase said of Parker's status Tuesday. "I mean right now he wouldn't be able to catch the ball. So we'll just keep evaluating that and we just need to make sure that we're keeping him in great shape and when they tell us that he's good to go we'll have him ready to go."


Giants RB Barkley considered day to day

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Saquon Barkley stood and watched, for the most part, resting his strained left hamstring as the New York Giants practiced against the Detroit Lions on Tuesday.

"He's day to day," Giants coach Pat Shurmur said.


Raiders Pro Bowl LT Penn off PUP list

NAPA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have activated tackle Donald Penn off the physically unable to perform list.

Penn took part in practice Tuesday, his first since injuring his right foot in Week 15 last season.


RB Johnson encouraged by contract talks

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Even though he says he's not paying that much attention to it, David Johnson says he's "very encouraged" about ongoing contract talks between his agent and the Arizona Cardinals.

"They said they're going to continue to talk and hopefully we can get a deal done soon," he said.


Marrone not worried with Fowler, Ngakoue

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone believes defensive ends Dante Fowler and Yannick Ngakoue can coexist in the same locker room, in the same meeting room and even in the same huddle.

They probably only have to do so for another five months.

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