- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 11, 2009

From combined dispatches

Two more Philadelphia Eagles players went down during an injury-filled training camp.

Backup quarterback Kevin Kolb sprained a ligament in his left knee and former Pro Bowl defensive end Trent Cole sprained his left shoulder in practice Monday.

Kolb was injured early in the morning session. He walked to the sideline and was taken by cart to the locker room. Cole got hurt later in the session.

Both players will miss Thursday’s preseason opener against New England and are listed as day to day.

LIONS: Detroit will be without defensive end Jared DeVries this year.

DeVries left the practice field on a cart with a ruptured Achilles tendon that will require season-ending surgery.

Veteran defensive lineman Shaun Smith signed a $1 million, one-year deal soon after the Lions lost Devries.

CHARGERS: A Philadelphia man accused of shooting San Diego rookie Curtis Brinkley turned himself in to authorities.

Investigators say 23-year-old Anthony Peterson turned himself in Saturday. He is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and other charges.

Montgomery County (Pa.) District Attorney Risa Ferman says the July 10 shooting was a case of mistaken identity.

PANTHERS: Carolina receiver Steve Smith was carted to the locker room with a right shoulder injury, the latest blow to another key player in an injury-filled start to training camp.

X-rays were negative, but general manager Marty Hurney was uncertain how long the four-time Pro Bowl receiver will be out.

SAINTS: New Orleans placed tight end Dan Campbell on injured reserve, ending the 11-year veteran’s season.

BUCCANEERS: Tampa Bay receiver Antonio Bryant has a torn meniscus in his left knee that will sideline him for the remainder of training camp.

Bryant will undergo arthroscopic surgery.

RAMS: St. Louis will be without No. 1 wide receiver Donnie Avery for four to six weeks after the second-year player injured his foot during a scrimmage last week.

Avery was hurt Friday and has a stress fracture in his left foot, the team said. The injury could mean he’ll miss the first two regular-season games.

STEELERS: Pittsburgh, thin at center because of two injuries, signed former Arizona Cardinals center Alex Stepanovich.

The 6-foot-4, 296-pound Stepanovich was a fourth-round draft pick by the Cardinals in 2004 and spent three seasons with them before playing for Cincinnati in 2007 and Atlanta in 2008. He has played in 46 NFL games, making 34 starts.

JAGUARS: Jacksonville receiver Mike Walker is being held out of practice because of an ankle injury.

Walker injured his ankle during Saturday night’s scrimmage and was held out of practice Monday. Coach Jack Del Rio said Walker had minor swelling but should be back by the end of the week. Del Rio wasn’t sure Walker would play in next week’s preseason opener at Miami.

Running back Chauncey Washington (concussion), offensive lineman Drew Miller (foot) and linebacker Russell Allen (foot blister) also missed practice.

BENGALS: Cincinnati cut veteran running back Kenny Watson.

The eight-year veteran played in 10 games last season for the Bengals, sitting out the final four with a hamstring injury.

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