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7/25/2014 Drew Butler, P The Detroit Lions have signed free agent punter Drew Butler.

Analysis: Butler played 16 games with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 season. He had a net average of 37.8 yards on 77 punts for the Steelers.
7/25/2014 Josh Gordon, WR Gordon has reported to training camp as he awaits an appeal hearing with the NFL on a possible suspension.

Analysis: Gordon is scheduled to meet with the league on Aug. 1. He's facing an indefinite suspension for violating the substance abuse policy for at least the third time. Gordon was suspended for the first two games last season. He entered the league with a history of marijuana abuse after failing two drug tests in college. Gordon reportedly entered a rehab clinic following a recent DUI arrest in North Carolina.
7/25/2014 Vick Ballard, RB Ballard was carted off the field Friday with a lower left leg injury. Team owner Jim Irsay, making his first appearance at training camp, said Ballard would have an MRI.

Analysis: Ballard appeared to hurt his ankle on a pass play during Indy's afternoon practice. After initially limping, Ballard was taken to the locker room on a golf cart. He wasn't even hit on the play, and the Colts have not yet practiced in full pads.
7/25/2014 Bruce Irvin, LB Irvin's injury could linger into the regular season. He was placed on the physically unable to perform list to open training camp.

Analysis: Irvin had hip surgery in the spring and Carroll said it may take all of training camp before Seattle knows if Irvin will be ready for the season opener Sept. 4 vs. Green Bay.
7/24/2014 Chris Johnson, RB Johnson was a full participant at practice for the first time since joining the New York Jets after recovering from offseason knee surgery.

Analysis: Johnson signed with the Jets in April and said Thursday his right knee feels good. He had surgery to repair torn cartilage after playing with the injury most of last year. He ran for 1,077 yards, the second-lowest total of his career. He rushed for 2,006 yards in 2009 with Tennessee.
7/24/2014 Amobi Okoye, DT Dallas placed Okoye on the active non-football illness list.

Analysis: The former top 10 pick from 2007 is trying a comeback after being out of football last season.
7/24/2014 Ronald Leary, G Dallas placed Leary on the active/physically unable to perform list to start training camp.

Analysis: Leary started all 16 games at left guard in 2013.
7/24/2014 Anthony Spencer, DE The Cowboys have placed Spencer on the active/physically unable to perform list to start training camp.

Analysis: Spencer had a career-high 11 sacks in 2012 but played just the opener last year because of knee trouble that started in the offseason.
7/24/2014 Taylor Lewan, T The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with left tackle Taylor Lewan, making the 11th overall selection out of Michigan the last of this year's draft picks to reach a deal. The Titans announced the deal Thursday. The Titans report for training camp Friday.

Analysis: Lewan reportedly received a four-year deal worth $11.5 million with a signing bonus of $6.7 million. The 6-foot-7, 309-pound Lewan was an AP All-American and a two-time Big Ten offensive lineman of the year.
7/24/2014 Leon Hall, CB Hall was cleared to join the Bengals' first practice of training camp on Thursday, an encouraging sign for one of the NFL's top defenses.

Analysis: Hall tore his right Achilles tendon midway through last season, the second time he's sustained such an injury. He tore his left Achilles in 2011, but was back as the starter the following year. The 29-year-old cornerback says he'll be rusty in pass coverage, so that's the main thing he's working on early in camp.
7/24/2014 Ray Rice, RB Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Analysis: The six-year veteran was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a diversion program, which upon completion could lead to the charges being expunged. Rice met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last month after joining the diversion program. Goodell ultimately decided to suspend the running back for two games.
7/24/2014 Stanley Havili, RB Havili will open training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Indianapolis made the announcement on the day the full 90-man roster was to report to Anderson University. The first two practices are scheduled for Thursday.

Analysis: Havili was Indy's primary fullback last season after being acquired from Philadelphia in an offseason trade. He has played in 28 games, starting 10, and has rushed 13 times for 29 yards and one TD. He also has 25 catches for 171 yards.
7/24/2014 Billy Boyko, LB Carolina waived Boyko and center Jared Wheeler.

Analysis: The moves were done in order to make room for the signings of guard Fernando Velasco and center Kevin Matthews.
7/24/2014 Justin Blackmon, WR Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested in Oklahoma on a complaint of marijuana possession.

Analysis: Blackmon, a former standout at Oklahoma State, was arrested Wednesday evening in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond. Police say they noticed his sedan go around stopped traffic in an attempt to get into a turn lane.
7/24/2014 Jared Wheeler, C Carolina waived Wheeler and linebacker Billy Boyko.

Analysis: The moves were done in order to make room for the signings of guard Fernando Velasco and center Kevin Matthews.
7/24/2014 Demaryius Thomas, WR Thomas will miss the first few days of the Denver Broncos' training camp to attend the funeral of the grandmother who helped raise him in Georgia.

Analysis: Thomas attended the Broncos' team meeting Wednesday, a day after his grandmother died, and received permission from coach John Fox to leave for a few days. He's expected to rejoin his teammates Monday. Thomas' agent and the Broncos have exchanged proposals on a long-term contract that general manager John Elway wants to get done within the next two weeks so that it doesn't become a distraction.
7/24/2014 Kevin Matthews, C The Panthers have announced they have signed guard Fernando Velasco and Matthews, giving Carolina some experienced depth on the offensive line heading into training camp.

Analysis: Matthews is the son of Hall of Fame guard Bruce Matthews. He played in 14 games in 2012 but was cut last year in training camp by Washington.
7/24/2014 Josh Gordon, WR A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will have a hearing with NFL officials in New York on Aug. 1.

Analysis: Gordon was arrested this month on charges of driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was released on bail. The 23-year-old player was suspended for two games last season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He still led the league with 1,646 yards receiving.
7/24/2014 Fernando Velasco, G The Panthers have signed Velasco and center Kevin Matthews, giving them some experienced depth on the offensive line.

Analysis: Velasco has NFL experience, starting 11 games at center for Pittsburgh last season before suffering an Achilles injury. Velasco signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted rookie and spent his first two season on the practice squad. He moved into a starting role in 2012, starting 13 games at center and three at guard.
7/24/2014 Roddy White, WR The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a new contract with White. The Falcons announced the four-year extension Thursday. Terms haven't been released.

Analysis: White holds the team records for career receptions (685) and yards receiving (9,436). But he battled ankle and hamstring injuries last season, missing three games and ending his streak of 133 in a row. White did end the year on a hot streak, with 43 catches for 502 yards and two touchdowns over the final five games.
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