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Bears, Rams, Packers Notes; Legal Trouble Plaguing NFL Stars

 width=>>Bears Place Two On PUP

(Bourbonnais, IL) -- The Bears will be down two safeties when they take the field today for the start of training camp. Chris Conte and Craig Steltz were placed on the physically unable to perform list for medical reasons. Conte is coming off of shoulder surgery and is expected to be out for the first preseason game against the Eagles. Steltz was expected to be ready for camp following offseason groin surgery, but also landed on the PUP list.

 width=>>Rams Hold First Full Training Camp Practice Today

(Earth City, MO) -- The Rams are set to hold their first full practice of training camp today at Rams Park. Veterans arrived in camp yesterday while the rookies have been on hand working out since Tuesday. The Rams will open the preseason on Friday, August 8th at home against the New Orleans Saints.

 width=>>Packers Report To Camp Today

(De Pere, WI) -- The Packers report to training camp today at St. Norbert College. The first practice will be held tomorrow. Green Bay begins preseason play August 9th against the Titans. In other team news, the Packers signed linebacker Korey Jones and released linebacker Shaun Lewis.

>>Packers Could Play In London

(Green Bay, WI) -- The Packers could play a game in London in the future. Team president Mark Murphy said yesterday the NFL wants to see the Packers play in London and he would be excited to see it happen. Murphy added the Packers would not be willing to give up a home game because "it's too important to the community."

>>Reggie Wayne Arrives To Training Camp In Style

(Anderson, IN) -- After being cleared to practice, Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne was back to his usual tricks when arriving to camp yesterday. After traveling to camp via helicopter last year, the 35-year-old Wayne decided to top yesterday that by arriving in an IndyCar driven by professional driver Ed Carpenter. Wayne is coming off a torn ACL suffered in week seven last season and will be entering his 14th season in the NFL, all with the Colts.

 width=>>Ravens' Rice Suspended Two Games

(New York, NY) -- The NFL is suspending Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for two games without pay following his offseason arrest on assault charges. Head coach John Harbaugh says the team knew the suspension was coming.

Even though Rice avoided prosecution after he was charged with assaulting his now-wife, Janay, at an Atlantic City casino in February, the NFL said he violated the league's personal conduct policy. Rice is also being fined an additional game check. He will be eligible for reinstatement following the season-opening games against the Bengals and Steelers.

>>Report: Lynch To Holdout

(Seattle, WA) -- The Super Bowl champs might have their first bit of controversy on their hands. Former Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson and close friend of Marshawn Lynch said on the NFL Network the running back was planning to hold out. ESPN confirmed the report. Lynch has two years left on the four-year deal he signed and wants more guaranteed money this season. He didn't go to any of Seattle's voluntary workouts this offseason, but did show up at the mandatory minicamp. Seattle's first day of training camp is Friday.

>>Falcons, White Reach Extension

(Flowery Branch, GA) -- The Atlanta Falcons are rewarding wide receiver Roddy White with a contract extension. The two sides have agreed on a four-year deal that will keep the 32-year-old under contract through the 2018 season. NFL.com reports the pact is worth 30-million-dollars with escalators. White was entering the final season of a six-year, 48-million-dollar deal. The four-time Pro Bowler dealt with a high ankle sprain for the bulk of last season, but still managed to catch 63 passes for 711 yards and three scores in 13 games.

>>49ers' Aldon Smith Says He's Remained Sober

(Santa Clara, CA) -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith says he has remained sober since he was arrested for DUI last September. The "Sacramento Bee" reports Smith expects to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell soon to discuss his situation. He pleaded no contest to three weapons charges and DUI this offseason, and will spend 11 days in jail. Smith missed five games immediately following his arrest to check into a rehab facility, but the league has yet to address or levy any penalty.

>>Ravens' Ross Suffers Torn Achilles

(Owings Mills, MD) -- Baltimore Ravens cornerback Aaron Ross is dealing with a torn Achilles. He was hurt during Thursday conditioning testing. Ross is a former first-round pick of the New York Giants and won two Super Bowls with the G-Men. He played in the first four games last season before the Giants placed him on injured reserve with a back problem.

>>Browns' Gordon To Appeal Suspension

(Berea, OH) -- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is appealing his one-year suspension from the NFL for a failed drug test. ESPN reports Gordon will appeal in a meeting with league officials on August 1st. The 23-year-old ran into more off-the-field trouble earlier this month when he was arrested and charged with DWI in North Carolina. Gordon led the NFL in receiving yards last season with more than 16-hundred-yards despite being suspended the first two games of the season due to another drug policy violation.

>>Jags' Blackmon Arrested For Pot Possession

(Tulsa, OK) -- Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon is facing more legal trouble after being arrested Wednesday night in Oklahoma for pot possession. A Tulsa television station reports police stopped him for a traffic violation and smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Police searched the car and found marijuana, taking Blackmon into custody. The former Oklahoma State star has since posted bail and been released. Blackmon is already serving an indefinite suspension for repeated violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He was previously arrested twice for drunk driving. Jacksonville drafted him fifth overall in 2012.

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