AP source: Gordon hires attorney, plans defense (Yahoo Sports)
Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL. Facing an indefinite suspension for marijuana use, Cleveland's talented wide receiver has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing with the league this week, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Suh, who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman win an appeal for a suspension in 2012, will be with Gordon in New York on Friday, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks.
Manziel's college jersey up for auction (Yahoo Sports)
One of the jerseys Johnny Manziel wore during his Heisman Trophy-winning season at Texas A&M will be auctioned off this week. The No. 2 jersey, with an estimated value of $100,000, was worn for six games in 2012 by Manziel, the dazzling quarterback who became the first freshman to win college football's most prestigious award. It will be up for auction online starting on Aug. 6 through the National Sports Collectors Convention. Manziel is in his first NFL training camp with the Browns.
Vikings hire Wells, Kaplan to help in Kluwe talks (Yahoo Sports)
The Minnesota Vikings have hired the attorney who investigated the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal and another who played a prominent role in the fight for marriage equality to help in settlement talks with former punter Chris Kluwe. Ted Wells, whose investigation in Miami found that guard Richie Incognito and two teammates engaged in persistent harassment of lineman Jonathan Martin, and Roberta Kaplan, who argued successfully in front of the Supreme Court last year that a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional, were retained on Tuesday. The Vikings issued a 29-page summary of a report earlier this month that found no merit in that claim, but it did confirm Kluwe's accusation that special teams coach Mike Priefer made anti-gay remarks during practice. The Vikings suspended Priefer for the first three games of the coming season, but Kluwe has threatened to sue the team if it does not release the full 150-page report.
Man facing charges for urinating on Modell's grave (Yahoo Sports)
Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine. ''Everyone who has buried a loved one has the right to believe that their final resting place will be treated with respect,'' Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said in a written statement. Art Modell died in 2012 at the age of 87.
Romo skips full-pad session for 1st time at camp (Yahoo Sports)
The Dallas Cowboys are taking it easy with Tony Romo's back. Romo sat out a competitive practice for the first time at training camp Tuesday, although coach Jason Garrett said it wasn't because of any setbacks from surgery for a herniated disk in late December. Garrett said the Cowboys are making daily decisions on workload, and Romo is in on them as well. Romo said after the practice that camp was going as planned.
Harris passes physical, will return to practice (Yahoo Sports)
The last of the Denver Broncos' defensive starters who missed the Super Bowl has been cleared to return to practice. Cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who tore his left ACL in the playoffs and underwent surgery after the season, passed his physical and was taken off the PUP list Tuesday. Second-year pro Kayvon Webster has been getting the bulk of the first-team snaps during the absence of Harris, who will ease back into the mix, doing individual and 7-on-7 drills at first. Harris' ligament wasn't completely torn when he got hurt against San Diego and the Broncos are optimistic he'll be able to return to the starting lineup by the season opener Sept. 7 against Indianapolis and resume his role as a leader on Denver's defense.
Jets' Pryor sits out, Amaro limited at practice (Yahoo Sports)
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Jets rookie safety Calvin Pryor sat out practice while he recovers from a concussion, although coach Rex Ryan says the first-round pick is ''making strides.''
Seattle's McCoy goes down with Achilles injury (Yahoo Sports)
Tight end Anthony McCoy left Seattle Seahawks practice on Tuesday after being helped to a cart and the team fears he could have a serious Achilles injury to his left leg. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said the initial diagnosis is that McCoy's injury is significant and that it's on the opposite leg of a previous torn Achilles that cost him all of last season. McCoy injured the Achilles on his right leg during offseason workouts before the 2013 season. Left guard James Carpenter (calf) and linebacker Bobby Wagner (hamstring) were both pulled out of drills on Tuesday after feeling discomfort.
Cardinals center Sendlein out with calf injury (Yahoo Sports)
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says center Lyle Sendlein will be sidelined three weeks because of a calf injury. Sendlein hurt his left calf during the team's first practice in pads Monday.
Seattle signs NFLPA president Eric Winston (Yahoo Sports)
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks have added depth to their offensive line by signing NFLPA president Eric Winston, and adding cornerback Terrell Thomas and wide receiver Randall Carroll.