Archive for Friday, August 5, 2005

Owens not faking injury

Disgruntled All-Pro receiver has groin pull, still seeks new contract

August 5, 2005

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Disgruntled All-Pro receiver Terrell Owens isn't faking a groin injury, Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid says.

Owens left the morning practice after injuring his left groin Thursday and did not return for the team's afternoon workout.

"It's a legitimate injury," Reid said. "This guy would never do that. He's not that type of guy. He would never go in that direction."

Owens is hoping the Eagles will redo his contract. He's beginning the second season of a seven-year deal worth just under $49 million.

Denver Broncos

Broncos defensive lineman Courtney Brown dislocated his left elbow Thursday, a setback that is expected to keep him out three to six weeks.

Baltimore Ravens

Jamal Lewis' return to the Ravens has hit a snag over technicalities regarding his probation on a federal drug conspiracy charge. The former All-Pro running back was released Tuesday from an Atlanta halfway house. He was expected to report to the Ravens on Thursday, but his attorney, Jerome Froelich, said Lewis had to meet with his probation officer in Atlanta.

Indianapolis Colts

Wide receiver Brandon Stokley dislocated his left shoulder during practice for the American Bowl in Japan and could be sidelined up to four weeks.

Carolina Panthers

Safety Mike Minter was taken off the field after practice with his left knee heavily wrapped in ice. Minter sprained his knee.

Miami Dolphins

Video coordinator Dave Hack was shaken up after lightning struck near where he was working atop a tower during Miami's afternoon practice in Davie, Fla. Hack, who has worked in the team's video department for 32 years, was treated and not seriously injured. The strike hit about 40 minutes into a planned two-hour workout, the remainder of which was canceled.

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle traded cornerback Kris Richard to Miami for defensive end Ronald Flemons.

Arizona Cardinals

Receiver Anquan Boldin's nose was broken in practice, but he's expected to return before the regular season begins. Last year, he tore his right knee Aug. 10 and had arthroscopic surgery.

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