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#NFL News and Notes - August 17, 2010

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#NFL News and Notes - August 17, 2010

New York Giants 31, New York Jets 16

Giants quarterback Eli Manning suffered a 3-inch gash to his forehead...Giants undrafted rookie wide receiver Victor Cruz had a 3-touchdown debut...Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw showed that he was 100% on Monday night.

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez overcame an early interception to lead a 14-play touchdown drive...Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes wanted to show the coaches that he was focused...Jets cornerbacks Antonio Cromartie and Kyle Wilson played well in the first half.

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New England Patriots defensive end Ty Warren's season-ending injury has created an opportunity for Mike Wright to crack the starting lineup, writes Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald.

Buffalo Bills linebacker Chris Ellis is turning heads at his new outside linebacker position.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat White is not changing positions, head coach Tony Sparano said on Monday.

Baltimore Ravens rookie long-snapper Morgan Cox isn't breathing easier now that he's the only snapper on the roster.

Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick Maurkice Pouncey was working at center with the first-team offensive line on Monday, reports Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

After injuring his thumb in the pre-season opener, Cleveland Browns third-round quarterback Colt McCoy should be able to play Saturday night against St. Louis.

A trio of Cincinnati Bengals could make an immediate impact, writes Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Indianapolis Colts safety Jamie Silva has a torn ACL and will miss the 2010 season.

Tennessee Titans running back Javon Ringer is off to a good start in his bid to be Chris Johnson's top back-up, writes Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard appears entrenched as the starter.

Houston Texans second-round running back Ben Tate suffered two lower legs in the pre-season opener.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles' role in the offense remains undefined.

Denver Broncos first-round quarterback Tim Tebow is not concerned with his throwing motion, reports Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post.

San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman got the majority of snaps with the first-team defense in his first training camp practice.

Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell and tight end Zach Miller are developing some chemistry in the passing game, reports Steve Corkran of the Oakland Tribune.

As he approaches 30, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant is no longer relying on his physical talent, writes Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times.

The San Francisco 49ers signed running back Brian Westbrook to a one-year deal and traded AWOL defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer to the Seahawks for a sixth-round pick.

Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt wants to see a sense of urgency from his players this week, reports Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic.

St. Lous Rams second-round offensive tackle Rodger Saffold injured his back during Monday's practice.

After his concussion on Saturday night, Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant needs to be cleared by a neurologist before he can return to practice.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin returned to practice on Monday, but declined to speak to reporters.

Detroit Lions second-year starters DeAndre Levy and Louis Delmas returned to practice yesterday.

The Chicago Bears back-up quarterback quandary is a cause for concern, writes Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is temporarily sidelined with a bruised quadriceps.

Washington Redskins running back Willie Parker moved up the team's depth chart.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin is out to prove he has staying power, writes Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News.

New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove wants to be part of something special with the Saints.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris hopes to know who the starting strong safety will be by the third pre-season game.

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution previews the joint practices today between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots.

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is trying to be "chump-proof" in 2010.

Today's NFL birthdays: Bears running back Garrett Wolfe (26), Lions long-snapper Don Muhlbach (29) and defensive end Corey Williams (30), Texans safety Eugene Wilson (30), Chiefs defensive end Dion Gales (25), Giants linebacker Alex Hall (25), Eagles linebacker Akeem Jordan (25), Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle El (31), Chargers rookie linebacker Mike Nixon (27), Seahawks safety Kennard Cox (25), Buccaneers offensive tackle James Lee (25), and 49ers kicker Ricky Schmitt (25).

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