Wide receiver Brandon Stokley dislocated his left shoulder during practice for the American Bowl in Japan and could be sidelined up to four weeks.

Stokley, who caught Peyton Manning’s record-setting 49th touchdown pass last year, might miss Indianapolis’ regular-season opener against Baltimore on Sept. 11.

“It’s going to be tight, it sounds like,” Colts coach Tony Dungy said in Tokyo.

As Manning’s third option last season, Stokley caught 68 passes for 1,077 yards and 10 touchdowns.


Jamal Lewis’ return to the Ravens has hit a snag over technicalities regarding his probation on a federal drug conspiracy charge.

The former All-Pro running back was released Tuesday from an Atlanta halfway house. He was expected to report to the Ravens on Thursday, but his attorney, Jerome Froelich, said Lewis has to meet with his probation officer in Atlanta.


Disgruntled All-Pro receiver Terrell Owens isn’t faking a groin injury, Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid says.

Owens left the morning practice after injuring his left groin Thursday and did not return for the team’s afternoon workout in Bethlehem, Pa.

“It’s a legitimate injury,” Reid said. “This guy would never do that. He’s not that type of guy. He would never go in that direction.”


Safety Mike Minter was taken off the field after practice with his left knee heavily wrapped in ice.

Carolina coach John Fox said Minter sprained his knee, but added the extent of the injury will not be known until possibly today.

The injury occurred during live goal-line drills late in Spartanburg, S.C.


Video coordinator Dave Hack was shaken up after lightning struck near where he was working atop a tower during Miami’s afternoon practice in Davie, Fla.

Hack, who has worked in the team’s video department for 32 years, was treated and not seriously injured. He was not hospitalized.


Injury-prone defensive lineman Courtney Brown dislocated his left elbow and is expected to miss five weeks.

Brown was injured toward the end of a play during a practice that was moved indoors because of rain.

Coach Mike Shanahan said X-rays showed no breaks and an MRI revealed no structural damage.


Seattle traded cornerback Kris Richard to Miami for defensive end Ronald Flemons.

Richard, a third-round draft pick in 2002, spent his first three seasons with the Seahawks as a backup and special teams player.


Wide receiver Anquan Boldin’s nose was broken in practice, but he’s expected to return before the regular season begins.

Last year, he tore his right knee Aug. 10, had arthroscopic surgery and missed six games before returning. After coming back, he had 56 catches for 623 yards.


Tennessee finally swapped contract proposals for top draft pick Adam “Pacman” Jones, and general manager Floyd Reese called the move the first real step in their negotiations.

“It’s not where we want it to be, but it’s not completely off the wall, so we can work with it,” Reese said without elaborating on details.

of the proposal.

Agent Michael Huyghue sent over an offer for the cornerback, and Reese said he responded. Jones, the sixth pick overall and the first defensive player taken in the draft, now has missed seven days and 11 practices.

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