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Manziel makes return to practice field

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) Except for sporting a tighter haircut under his orange helmet, Johnny Manziel looked pretty much the same.

He scrambled from defenders and zipped passes. He talked to his coaches after plays, and joked around with Browns teammates during water breaks.

Manziel is back on the football field, where he built his Johnny Football reputation and where he must now prove he belongs. His comeback - day-to-day - is ongoing.


Suh present for first OTA with Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins attendance is on the rise. Ndamukong Suh showed up for practice Tuesday.

The $114 million defensive tackle drew attention for his absence from offseason training sessions in recent weeks, but he was on the field with the rest of his new teammates for the Dolphins' first organized team activity.


Sam: Priority is helping Alouettes win

MONTREAL (AP) Michael Sam says his priority is helping the Montreal Alouettes win, not making history as the first openly gay player in the Canadian Football League.

Sam signed a two-year deal with the Alouettes last week.


911 caller said DE McDonald was drunk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A 911 caller says NFL defensive end Ray McDonald is drunk in a recording that led to his arrest on suspicion of assaulting a woman holding the couple's baby at his home in Northern California.

In the audio released Tuesday, a woman identifies herself as the mother of the alleged victim. She says in the call at 3:41 a.m. PDT Monday that she wasn't at McDonald's Santa Clara home but that her daughter told her to call police.


Many stars missing at Seahawks camp

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Russell Wilson, Jimmy Graham and Cliff Avril were absent for personal reasons. Michael Bennett and Bruce Irvin were just absent.

And Marshawn Lynch? Well, no one expected him around anyway, since this is the way the Seattle Seahawks' star running back handles voluntary offseason workouts.


Kaepernick sorry for insensitive post

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has apologized for a post on social media Tuesday that referenced flood-ravaged Houston, where San Francisco opens the preseason Aug. 15.

Kaepernick had posted on Twitter and Instagram earlier Tuesday a photo of submerged cars and this message: "I warned you the (hash)7torms Coming !!! (hash)Houston. Kaepernick's jersey number is 7.


RG3 looks relaxed as Redskins begin OTAs

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Robert Griffin III was noticeably more relaxed when he reported for the Washington Redskins voluntary workouts.

Maybe it has something to do with him being named Washington's starting quarterback, or that he became a father since the season ended. Or it could be a little of both.


Titans QB Mariota adapting to pro level

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota never had to worry about huddling up to call plays at Oregon - he and the Ducks simply glanced to the sideline for what to run next.

Now with the Tennessee Titans, it's up to Mariota to huddle up his teammates and call a play only he has received from the sideline. The play can be as short as three words or as long as 11.


Star LB Houston absent from Chiefs' OTAs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs kicked off the third phase of the offseason workout program Tuesday with the first set of voluntary organized team activities missing nine players.

The biggest name absent from the practice field didn't come as a surprise.


Jaguars DE Clemons skips start of OTAs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars are without another defensive lineman.

The latest one has nothing to do with an injury.



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