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Texans QB Watson plans to report to camp

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HOUSTON (AP) Deshaun Watson plans to report to Houston Texans training camp Sunday, a person familiar with his decision told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The person added that the quarterback still wants to be traded and is reporting solely to avoid being fined.

Watson would have faced fines of $50,000 a day if he didn't report. Players were reporting for COVID-19 testing and meetings on Sunday with practice scheduled to begin on Wednesday.


Browns LB Owusu-Koramoah on COVID list

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah will miss the start of his first NFL training camp after being placed on the COVID-19 list Sunday,

The second-round pick from Notre Dame reported Saturday with the team's other first-year players and quarterbacks. Cleveland's first practice is Wednesday and the first one open to the public is Friday.


Vikings sign ex-Jags receiver Westbrook

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings signed former Jacksonville wide receiver Dede Westbrook on Sunday, adding some needed depth at the position and another option for a punt returner.

Westbrook's agency announced the news on Twitter. The product of Oklahoma, who was a fourth-round draft pick by the Jaguars in 2017, caught only one pass and played in just two games last year. He was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career, before a knee injury knocked him out of action for the second half of the schedule.


Beckham feels Browns can be 'special'

CLEVELAND (AP) Odell Beckham Jr. doesn't want to miss a single moment this season.

The star wide receiver believes he and his Cleveland Browns teammates are poised to do something big.


Titans' Dupree on PUP list, top pick out

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans will be missing a couple of key players acquired this offseason to fix their defense at the start of training camp.

The Titans placed outside linebacker Bud Dupree, running back Jeremy McNichols and offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo on the physically unable to perform list and put cornerback Caleb Farley and offensive lineman Aaron Brewer on the non-football injury list.


Steelers' Watt not focused on contract

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt is entering the final year of his contract. The two-time All-Pro said he never gave any thought to holding out in hopes of reaching a long-term deal.

"I love this team, I love all of the coaches and this staff here, and the players," Watt said. "I am excited for this season and that's why I'm here."


Chiefs open camp, put Watts on PUP list

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs kicked off training camp Saturday by placing veteran safety Armani Watts on the physically unable to perform list and moving rookie defensive end Malik Herring to the non-football injury list.

Watts sustained a foot fracture during offseason workouts in May and wasn't expected to be ready to practice when veterans report to training camp on Monday. Head coach Andy Reid said Friday that Watts is progressing well in his recovery but he didn't place a timetable on the safety's return to action.


4 in 5 NFL players have received vaccine

The number of NFL players in the COVID-19 vaccination process has reached 80%, with nine teams having 90% or more of their players in that category.

Dr. Allen Sills, the league's medical director, said Friday that nearly all Tier 1 and Tier 2 team employees - those who deal directly with players - have been vaccinated. Five teams are at less than 70% of players who have either received one vaccination shot or both. He is optimistic the number of vaccinated players will continue to rise as training camps open.


Jets S Maye on non-football injury list

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets placed safety Marcus Maye on the non-football injury list and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams on the physically unable to perform list Friday ahead of the team reporting for camp next week.

Defensive linemen Foley Fatukasi and Vinny Curry were also placed on the non-football injury list. Safety Ashtyn Davis and defensive linemen Jonathan Marshall and Kyle Phillips are also on the PUP list.


CB LeBlanc, LB Griffin sign with Miami

MIAMI (AP) Cornerback Cre'von LeBlanc signed a one-year contract Friday with the Miami Dolphins, who added depth to their secondary with the status of All-Pro cornerback Xavien Howard in question.

Howard was a no-show at mandatory minicamp, wants to renegotiate the contract he reworked two years ago, and might hold out when training camp starts next week.

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