August 29, 2013

NFL Notebook: Denver's seen enough of Flacco

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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, second from left, throws a pass during a lighthearted workout on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier on Wednesday. The Chargers play their final preseason game on Thursday against the San Francisco 49ers.

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"I'm going to keep showing the coaches what I can do good and keep getting better at the things that I'm not doing so good at, and that's something that I can clean up on and get better at," Pryor said. "That's the thing, I'm definitely not all the way there in terms of the playbook and in terms of just being a quarterback out there. I'm learning still. Don't get me wrong, I can lead if I was called upon to do it. I'm just out there getting better and trying to get in synch with the guys."

BROWNS: Cleveland was awarded rookie linebacker Eric Martin on waivers from New Orleans and waived second-year cornerback Trevin Wade.

Coach Rob Chudzinski. opted to rest the majority of his starters Thursday night in the final exhibition game against the Chicago Bears.

Backup quarterback Jason Campbell is expected to start instead of Brandon Weeden.

COWBOYS: Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff says there is no issue with his hamstring, meaning a setback that will cost him at least the first six games is related to a groin that was surgically repaired eight months ago.

Ratliff spoke at the team's kickoff luncheon, a day after being put on the physically unable to perform list. He never answered questions from reporters during training camp in Oxnard, Calif., where Coach Jason Garrett said he was sidelined by a hamstring injury sustained in the precamp conditioning test and lingering issues with his groin.

The team put him on the reserve list as part of cutting the active roster to 75 players, and Ratliff can't play until Oct. 20 at Philadelphia. He was out the first four games last year with an ankle injury and then sat the final six with the groin problem.

Ratliff, who turns 32 on Thursday, had sports hernia surgery in December.

"Absolutely I'm disappointed," Ratliff said in a rare and brief interview. "But everyone knew what the issue was way beforehand. Everyone knew what it was since last year. I'm not going into much more detail other than that. It's for sure it's not a hamstring tweak. So that's all I have to say about it."

When asked why he didn't do his rehabilitation at the team's Valley Ranch headquarters, Ratliff responded, "Good question." He wouldn't elaborate.

JETS: New York signed former Green Bay backup quarterback Graham Harrell.

Harrell passed his physical in time to join the Jets for the preseason finale against Philadelphia on Thursday night. The former Texas Tech star spent the last three seasons as a backup to Aaron Rodgers, and was 2 of 4 for 20 yards in four regular-season appearances.

JAGUARS: Jacksonville signed veteran cornerback Will Blackmon and waived rookie cornerback Marcus Burley.

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