>>Bears Suspend, Fine Bennett
Tight end Martellus Bennett has been suspended indefinitely by the Bears after an altercation in practice the day before.
General manager Phil Emery says the team "made a decision to fine and suspend Martellus Bennett for an undetermined length of time," though he wouldn't specify the amount of the fine.
On Monday, Bennett was taken to the ground Monday with a grab to the shoulder by rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller. The play occurred during a full-pad scrimmage when players are not supposed to be taken to the ground. Bennett responded by getting up, grabbing the first-round draft pick and slamming him to the ground.
Emery wouldn't go into specifics about why the decision was made, saying only, "He was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team."
Neither Emery nor coach Marc Trestman would characterize it as making an example of Bennett, who has been involved in several practice scrapes this training camp, and a few last year, as well.
>>Packers' Barclay Suffers Serious Knee Injury
(Green Bay, WI) -- Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Don Barclay suffered a potentially serious knee injury during practice on Tuesday. The "Green Bay Press-Gazette" reports Barclay tore his right ACL. Head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed he hurt his knee but the team has yet to reveal an official diagnosis. Barclay has made 18 starts since joining the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2012.
>>Snyder Defends Redskins Name Again
(Undated) -- Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is defending the team's nickname once again. Snyder tells ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that he doesn't have to bow to pressure to change the nickname because it isn't disparaging to Native Americans. He instead believes the term is of honor and respect. Snyder adds that the team was named to honor its first coach, William Henry "Lone Star" Dietz. He also points out that former president of the National Congress of American Indians and chairman of the Blackfeet Nation Walter "Blackie" Wetzel had a hand in designing the team's logo.
Several politicians have called on Snyder to change the name, including Senator Harry Reid and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. President Barack Obama has previously stated that if he was the owner of the team, he'd think about making a change. Tuesday, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley said it's "probably time" for the Redskins to change the nickname. The team plays its home games at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.