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Colts' Reich tests positive for COVID-19

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WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich will miss the start of training camp after testing positive for COVID-19, general manager Chris Ballard announced Monday.

Ballard said Reich's test results came back late last week and the fourth-year coach, who is fully vaccianted, has been asymptomatic. It's still unlikely Reich will return to the practice field until early next week.

In Reich's absence, the Colts plan to split coaching duties between new offensive coordinator Marcus Brady, defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and special teams coordinator Bubba Ventrone. Reich will continue to participate through video calls.


Chung still waiting to meet with Goodell

Former NFL player and coach Eugene Chung is still waiting to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding an anti-Asian comment he says a team made about him during a job interview this year.

Chung said on a conference call Monday the league never told him why a requested meeting with Goodell was not arranged nor how the NFL's investigation was conducted.


Texans QB Watson plans to report to camp

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.


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.


Stafford invigorated by new scenery

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) Matthew Stafford has had four months to acclimate himself to the Los Angeles Rams, but the fresh start he has after 12 seasons with the Detroit Lions definitely hit home Sunday.

Instead of reporting to the Lions' hotel in Dearborn, Michigan, Stafford glanced to his left and saw the Pacific Ocean in the distance as Rams quarterbacks and rookies reported.


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.

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