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Cowboys’ Bryant out 4 to 6 weeks

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    Dez Bryant of the Cowboys suffered a high ankle sprain on the next-to-last play of the day.
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SAN ANTONIO » Cowboys rookie receiver Dez Bryant could miss the rest of training camp after the first-round draft pick suffered a high right ankle sprain near the end of practice yesterday. The team said he will be out four to six weeks.

Bryant became entangled with cornerback Orlando Scandrick while trying to catch a pass that was thrown behind him on the next-to-last play of the day. It quickly became apparent that something was wrong.

Bryant didn’t immediately get up, and when he finally did gingerly get to his feet while taking his helmet off, he took only a step before falling back to the turf. Bryant was reaching for his ankle and grimacing in obvious pain. Two trainers who checked on him helped him off the field.

Though the Cowboys have an extended camp with five preseason games because of their game in Canton, Ohio, next weekend, the injury could keep Bryant from playing until the regular season. The last preseason game is at home Sept. 2, which is five weeks away. The season opener is Sept. 12 at Washington.

After Bryant had been evaluated by doctors, the team announced in a camp update more than two hours after practice that he would be out the extended time.

Scandrick said right after practice that he initially thought Bryant was OK because the receiver "started to get up."

While Scandrick said Bryant had tweaked an ankle a couple of days ago, coach Wade Phillips said the receiver wasn’t being bothered by any ankle issues before practice yesterday.

Phillips said Scandrick did nothing wrong on the play that Bryant got hurt while trying to catch a pass from backup quarterback Jon Kitna.

"(Scandrick) made a play on the ball. That’s what we expect," Phillips said. "The ball was thrown behind the guy."

Foxworth done for year

The Ravens’ Domonique Foxworth suffered a season-ending knee injury a day before the first full-team practice of training camp.

At Thursday’s noncontact orientation practice, the Ravens’ best cornerback tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee without being touched.

"I feel a ton of emotions, but the biggest one I’m feeling is I’m letting people down," said Foxworth, who is wearing a large brace on his right leg. "I know everyone is excited about this team and excited about this season … from the fans and the entire organization … I feel like I let a bunch of people down."

 

SIGNINGS AND STUFF

CARDINALS » Signed LB Daryl Washington to a four-year contract.

BILLS » Signed LB Donovan Woods.

PACKERS » Signed OT Bryan Bulaga.

TEXANS » Agreed to terms with CB Kareem Jackson and RB Ben Tate.

DOLPHINS » Signed DE Charles Grant.

VIKINGS » Signed RB Toby Gerhart to a four-year contract.

JETS » Signed coach Rex Ryan to a two-year contract extension and general manager Mike Tannenbaum to a five-year contract through the 2014 season. Signed WR Laveranues Coles to a one-year contract.

EAGLES » Traded LB Joe Mays to the Broncos for RB J.J. Arrington and a 2012 conditional draft pick.

STEELERS » Agreed to terms with C Maurkice Pouncey on a five-year contract.

RAMS » Agreed to terms with QB Sam Bradford on a six-year contract.

49ERS » Signed OL Anthony Davis and OL Mike Iupati to five-year contracts and S Taylor Mays and LB Navorro Bowman to four-year contracts.

REDSKINS » Signed OT Trent Williams to a six-year contract.

 

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