NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee safety Johnathan Cyprien will miss the season with a torn left ACL, and a person with direct knowledge of the visit says Eric Reid will be among the safeties working out for the team in its search for a potential replacement.

Reid will work out for the Titans on Friday.

Cyprien left practice Wednesday after hurting his left knee during a noncontact play. He grabbed at his knee and then walked to the locker room with trainers, waiving off a cart. Cyprien, who signed a four-year deal last season, started 10 games after dealing with an injured hamstring.

The Titans have Kendrick Lewis, 30 and with his fourth team, and Demontre Hurst among the other options at safety on the roster. Reid and Kenny Vaccaro, who played the last five seasons in New Orleans, are among veteran safeties currently unsigned.

Reid, one of the players who knelt during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality, has been out of work since playing out his contract with San Francisco. Reid said in March that he does not plan to protest during the anthem this season if signed by a team.

BROWNS: Starting right guard Kevin Zeitler will miss several weeks of training camp because of a calf injury.

Zeitler, 28, did not practice a day after being hurt and walking off the field with a trainer.

GIANTS: The agent for receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had a long conversation with the team’s assistant general manager.

Zeke Sandhu of Elite Athlete Management and Kevin Abrams of the Giants talked for almost two hours on the patio overlooking the team’s practice fields as Beckham and teammates held a morning workout.

Giants co-owner John Mara said last week the team was going to start negotiations on a new contract for the 25-year-old Beckham. He will make $8.5 million this season in the fifth and final season of his rookie deal. The three-time Pro Bowler has said he wants to be among the NFL’s highest-paid receivers.

Beckham missed most of last season after breaking an ankle in early October. He has shown no side effects in training camp and his quickness and speed seem to be the same.

SEAHAWKS: Holdout safety Earl Thomas reiterated he wants to be traded if the Seahawks aren’t willing to offer him a contract extension.

Thomas explained the reasoning behind his ongoing holdout in a long post on The Players’ Tribune. Thomas has skipped Seattle’s entire offseason program and missed the first week of training camp.

Thomas said his holdout is entirely based around securing his long-term future with his current contract set to expire at the conclusion of the 2018 season.

CHARGERS: The Chargers placed cornerback Jason Verrett on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon.

The Chargers also placed rookie tight end Austin Roberts on injured reserve and signed receiver Marcus Peterson and cornerback Channing Stribling.

After Verrett was a Pro Bowl selection in 2014, he subsequently missed all but five games over the past two seasons with knee injuries. He was back to full strength this season until he tore his Achilles last week while running in a conditioning test before training camp began.

Roberts injured his knee on the first day of training camp.

Peterson most recently played for the Indoor Football League’s Iowa Barnstormers. Stribling was on three NFL practice squads last season.


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