>>Bears Wilson Breaks Collarbone, Out Indefinitely
Chicago Bears second-year wide receiver Marquess Wilson is out indefinitely after breaking his collarbone in practice on Monday.
Wilson was injured while diving for a pass in a scrimmage. Coach Marc Trestman said it's too soon to know how long the seventh-round draft pick from Washington State will be out.
Wilson is vying for the No. 3 wide receiver spot behind Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, and appeared to be leading, according to Trestman.
Eric Weems, Josh Morgan, Armanti Edwards, Michael Spurlock, Chris Williams, Dale Moss and Josh Bellamy are the other wide receivers trying to secure a roster spot.
>>Bennett, Fuller Scuffle During Bears Practice
(Bourbonnais, IL) -- Bears coach Marc Trestman cut Monday's practice short after a heated altercation between veteran tight end Martellus Bennett and rookie first-round pick Kyle Fuller. The scuffle took place during a red-zone drill. Multiple teammates attempted to intervene to calm things down.
>>Giants RB Wilson Not Expected To Play Again
(East Rutherford, NJ) -- The NFL career of New York Giants running back David Wilson is likely over. The Giants have placed him on injured reserve with a neck injury and announced that doctors have advised the 23-year-old to stop playing football. Wilson had spinal fusion surgery in January after injuring his neck in Week Five last season. He was cleared for full contact on July 21st but was injured again in practice.
In a team news release, Wilson says "I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me. I lived my dream and now I have a chance to dream another dream and live that, too." The Virginia Tech product rushed for 504 yards and five touchdowns in 21 games over two seasons, including six starts.
>>Bengals Lock Up Dalton With Six-Year Deal
(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Cincinnati Bengals are locking up quarterback Andy Dalton with a six-year contract extension through 2020. NFL.com reports the deal is worth 96-million-dollars with playoff escalators that could boost the total value to 115-million. Dalton says it's great to have his future secure.
The TCU product has been the team's starter since being selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Dalton has led Cincinnati to a 30-and-18 record and three straight playoff appearances, but the Bengals have lost in the wild card round each time.
>>Broncos' Ball Has Appendix Removed
(Denver, CO) -- Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball is on the mend after having an emergency appendectomy on Monday. The "Denver Post" reports Ball is expected to be ready for the Broncos' regular-season opener on September 7th against the Indianapolis Colts. Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson split the first-team offense in practice. Ball is doubtful for all four the Broncos' preseason games. He rushed for 559 yards and four touchdowns in his rookie campaign last season.
>>Manziel Takes First-Team Reps With Browns' Offense
(Berea, OH) -- Quarterback Johnny Manziel [[ man-ZELL ]] is taking reps with the Cleveland Browns first-team offense. Cleveland.com reports Manziel replaced Brian Hoyer for Monday's entire practice working with the Browns starters. First-year head coach Mike Pettine [[ PET-in ]] says it "is all part of the plan," and the two signal-callers are expected to jockey back-and-fourth with the first-team on a day-to-day basis. Hoyer is expected to start Saturday night's preseason opener in Detroit, but nothing has been made official. In the opening team period, "Johnny Football" completed a 40-yard pass to wideout Travis Benjamin, and then was intercepted in the second period by safety Jim Leonard.