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NFL briefs

October 17, 2009

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Chiefs’ Page practices; lineman Albert ailing

Kansas City, Mo. — Chiefs safety Jarrad Page has practiced for the first time all week, but left tackle Brandon Albert was held out another day and may not be ready for Kansas City’s game at the Washington Redskins.

Coach Todd Haley said Friday that Albert was making progress and that he was not ready to rule him out. Page has been battling a shoulder injury.

Albert has been wearing a boot on his left ankle since he was hurt in the second half of last week’s loss to Dallas.

Albert was replaced in the Dallas game by Wade Smith, a journeyman backup.

Ex-Rams RB Bryant dies at age 58

Los Angeles — Cullen Bryant, who spent 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Rams, was a running back on their 1980 Super Bowl team and fought the NFL’s trading rules to remain in town, has died. He was 58.

Unknown to his family, Bryant had been under a doctor’s care when he died Tuesday at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo., said his sister-in-law, Wanda E. Bryant.

She did not supply other details.

Bryant was the Rams’ second-round draft pick in 1973. He played with the team until 1982, was with the Seattle Seahawks in 1983 and 1984 and returned to the Rams for his last pro season in 1987.

Ravens’ Lewis fined

Owings Mills, Md. — The NFL fined Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis $25,000 on Friday for two separate plays, including a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco.

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