The NFL has suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte\’ Stallworth for the entire 2009 season. The suspension means the Browns don\’t have to release him and suffer a sizable hit to their 2009 salary cap and they will get a credit on this year\’s cap for the $745,000 base salary. Stallworth has responded on his Twitter page since the news broke.
The Cardinals have ruled out a handful of players for tonight\’s game, including wide receiver Early Doucet (shoulder) and tight end Anthony Becht (hamstring). Rookie running back Beanie Wells (ankle sprain) is doubtful.
Bob Labriola from Steelers.com has listed his six players to watch in tonight\’s preseason opener versus Arizona.
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Dale Lolley has a story on second year running back Rashard Mendenhall who says he doesn\’t feel there will be any lingering effects from the shoulder injury that ended his seeason early in 2008.
Chuck Finder, from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has an update on the 2006 visit by Steelers players to the Pennsylvania State Police\’s Greensburg barracks. Retired Maj. Frank Monaco, the Plum police chief and ex-commander of the barracks says there was no criminal activity or violations at all.
Jim Wexell has an insider view of how a few roster battles are breaking down thus far in training camp.