American Football - Mingo set to miss Browns' opener

Rookie outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo is unlikely to play in the Cleveland Browns' regular-season opener on September 8 against the Miami Dolphins as he continues recovering from a bruised lung.

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Barkevious Mingo (R) from Louisiana State University stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Cleveland Browns as the sixth overall pick in the 2013 Draft (Reuters)

Mingo, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, hasn't been allowed to practice in two weeks. He was injured August 15 in a preseason game against the Detroit Lions and spent 48 hours in the hospital.

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Erratic place-kicker Mason Crosby has restructured his contract with the Green Bay Packers.

Yahoo Sports first reported the adjustment, which reduces Crosby's base salary this season to $800,000, down from the scheduled $2.4 million base.

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The New York Jets have signed quarterback Graham Harrell to increase their options at a position where no sure thing has emerged in pre-season.

Harrell was cut by Green Bay earlier this week after the Packers decided to go with Vince Young as their backup quarterback. The 28-year-old Harrell went unclaimed on waivers Tuesday and the Jets signed him.

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Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett could be relocating before the start of the regular season.

Bennett, who attended Vanderbilt and reunited with his college quarterback when the Bears acquired Jay Cutler, has been dealing with a concussion for nearly one month. He was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice but isn't yet fully cleared.

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