league is abuzz with position battles, injury news and rookies making an immediate

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With NFL training camps underway, the league is abuzz with position battles, injury news and rookies making an immediate impact. Each day, TSN.ca provides the latest rumours, reports and speculation from around the NFL beat. Mind Games Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey suffered a concussion in practice and will be out until he is cleared to return. Heyward-Bey is in his first season with the Steelers after spending last season with the Indianapolis Colts. He managed 29 catches for 309 yards and one touchdown in 16 games with the Colts in 2013. The former college standout - known for his speed - was drafted seventh overall by the Oakland Raiders in the 2009. The Steelers signed Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract in the offseason. While Heyward-Bey waits to be cleared, former undrafted free agent Derek Moye is expected to see added snaps. Moye caught two passes for 20 yards and one touchdown in seven games with the Steelers in 2013. Packing it in? On the same day rookie wide receiver Jared Abbrederis confirmed he tore his ACL in practice, fellow rookie Colt Lylerla was carted off the field with a leg injury in the Packers team scrimmage on Saturday. Abbrederis was a fifth-round pick in Mays draft and was expected to compete for the teams returning duties as well as offensive snaps. Lylerla, a heavily talented tight end with off-field issues, went undrafted before signing with the Packers. Lylerla was later spotted on crutches following the scrimmage. If healthy, Lyerla will compete with Andrew Quarless, Brandon Bostick, Ryan Taylor and Jake Stoneburner for snaps at tight end. Working His Way Up The Akron Beacon-Journal believes Johnny Manziel has "narrowed the gap" between himself and Brian Hoyer for the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback job. According to the Beacon-Journal, Manziel electrified the crowd attending the Browns team scrimmage on Saturday with his scrambling and playmaking ability. Manziel went three for seven in the passing game for 14 yards, while he struck runs of nine and five yards. Manziel took snaps exclusively with the Browns second-team offence on Saturday, however coach Mike Pettine said the coaching staff would look at mixing the first-round pick into the starting offence. Hoyer went completed seven passes on 11 attempts in the scrimmage for 56 yards. Super Returns? Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced on Saturday that safety Kam Chancellor is on the verge of returning to practice, while Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith is roughly a week away from returning. Chancellor, the Seahawks starting safety opposite Earl Thomas, is coming off hip surgery, performed in April. Smith, who appears set to work in a reserve linebacker role this season, had offseason ankle surgery. Both players should be ready when the Seahawks open the NFL regular season on September 4 against the Green Bay Packers. David Luiz Chelsea Jersey . 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NGolo Kante Jersey .com) - Al Horford collected 19 points and 16 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks held off a furious rally to beat the Detroit Pistons 106-103 on Friday night in a game between two of the NBAs hottest teams.NEWARK, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils signed defenceman Andy Greene to a long-term contract extension Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed The 31-year-old Greene, who has spent his entire eight-year NHL career with the Devils, had one year remaining on his current contract at $3.5 million. "No question, it was important for us to have Andy with us long term," said Lou Lamoriello, the Devils president and general manager. "Everyone knows how much Andy means to our organization. Hes our top defender. He carries the most time on the ice. Hes on the ice for power play, penalty killing. We have to find ways to get him off the ice. Thats how important he is. And hes a quiet leadeer, the way he handles the young defencemen.dddddddddddd Hes a pure Devil. Were the only team hes been with." Lamoriello and Greene wanted to get a new deal done before Greene reached free agency. "It never really entered my mind," Greene said. "I had one year left. After the season, Lou and I sat down and this is exactly what I wanted. I came in as a Devil and Im fortunate to continue my career as a Devil." Greene played in all 82 regular-season games last season, scoring a career-high eight goals and adding 24 assists as the Devils missed the playoff. He has 28 goals and 121 assists in his NHL career. The Michigan native played four seasons at Miami of Ohio. ' ' '

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