James never lost consciousness, and his pulse and blood pressure
remained good, said the person on condition of anonymity.
The 320-pound James took part in the two-hour workout in muggy,
80-degree weather and became woozy at his locker. The practice was
the second of the day on the third day of training camp.
Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene confirmed that James was taken
to a hospital but said the team would have no further comment until
James started 14 games for Miami last year after signing as an
unrestricted free agent. He spent his first four seasons in the NFL
with the Carolina Panthers.
The 36th overall pick in last April's draft, Ruud finished as
the all-time leading tackler in Nebraska history with 432. Ruud
will likely compete with Shelton Quarles at middle linebacker and
add depth for an aging Tampa Bay linebacker corps.
Frye's signing leaves wide receiver Braylon Edwards, the No. 3
overall pick, as the Browns' only unsigned rookie. The club opens
its first training camp under new coach Romeo Crennel on Friday.
Frye's agent, Eric Metz, said he only had to finalize language
on the deal and that Frye was expected to sign his first pro
contract late Wednesday night.
"I'm real excited," said Frye, who played at Akron. "I can't
wait to get in there. I've been a Cleveland Browns fan my whole
life and this is a perfect situation for me."
White has already missed three practices, and the longer he is absent, the lower on the depth chart he might fall. The Falcons had initially expected the wide receiver to compete for a starting job, but that likelihood has diminished with each absence.
"Every day that Roddy misses now, the chance of [him starting] becomes less and less," coach Jim Mora told the paper. "If he was here I'd be able to evaluate him but he's not. Hopefully he gets here soon but if he's missing practices, he's not going to start for sure."
White sits behind wideout Dez White on the depth chart, but the pecking order is not set yet, as the Falcons have opted for full competition for each position.
Philadelphia Eagles: With veterans scheduled to report to training camp on Monday, the agent for Corey Simon reiterated what he'd said more than three months ago -- that Simon would not sign the Eagles' franchise tender or attend camps.
Roosevelt Barnes, Simon's agent, simply told the Philadelphia Daily News "no" when asked whether there had been any progress or change in Simon's plans for camp.
Simon told the paper he had "no comment" on the situation.
If Simon refuses to sign the Eagles' 1-year, $5.13 million franchise tender and sits out the season, Simon would forfeit the $5.13 million and remain Eagles' property.
In other news, the Eagles agreed to terms with
second-round draft pick Reggie Brown of Georgia, who's expected to
challenge for the No. 4 wide receiver role.
The 6-foot-1, 197-pound Brown earned all-SEC honors his senior
year, leading the Bulldogs with 53 catches for 860 yards and six
TDs. The 24-year-old Brown was a two-year starter at Georgia and
finished his career with 144 catches, 12 TDs and 2,008 yards
Ellison started 31 starts games during his career at Missouri
and tallied 171 tackles and 6.5 sacks. He was a first-team All-Big
12 selection as a senior, when he had 60 tackles, 2.5 sacks and
four quarterback pressures.
Fincher was a three-year starter at Connecticut and a defensive
leader on the 2004 team that went 8-4 and defeated Toledo 39-10 in
the Motor City Bowl.
Fincher averaged nearly 12 tackles per game last season for the
Huskies and was named All-Big East Conference. He finished the
season with a career-high 140 tackles (56 solo), seven pass
deflections, two interceptions, five forced fumbles, a pair of
sacks and a fumble recovery.
The Saints, who open training camp Friday, did not disclose
financial terms with Fincher, the third draft pick to agree to a
contract with the Saints.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder, who played at UCLA, was the team's
sixth-round draft pick. He had 84 career receptions and 1,547
yards, and averaged 22 yards on 67 kickoff returns.
Hayden, a cornerback from Illinois, was expected to report to
report Wednesday afternoon to the team's camp, said his agent,
"He's happy with the deal, and he's ready to go,'' Smith said.
The Colts' other signings in the last hours before the training
camp opening included center Rob Hunt and linebacker Tyjaun Hagler,
both fifth-round picks, and seventh-round pick Anthony Davis, a
running back from Wisconsin.
The Colts on Tuesday reached a contract agreement with
first-round draft pick Marlin Jackson, a cornerback from Michigan.
Jackson's five-year contract is worth nearly $7 million, his agent
Miller was one of the Jets' two second-round picks; kicker Mike Nugent, the other second-rounder, remained unsigned.
The Jets, who traded their first-round pick, open camp Thursday.
Miller, 5-foot-10, 202 pounds, was considered a potential
first-round pick but his stock fell when he was arrested for
disorderly conduct a week before the draft. He was the 57th overall
Miller had 13 interceptions in three seasons at Clemson. The
Jets also plan to use him as a kick returner.
White will receive a $420,000 signing bonus. The UCLA running
back is expected to be used as a versatile H-back in Redskins coach
Joe Gibbs' offense.
The Redskins have yet to sign first-round draft picks Carlos
Rogers and Jason Campbell. Players report for training camp Sunday.
In other news, the NFL fined the Redskins
$45,000 Wednesday for violating practice squad rules in 2004.
During a Nov. 12 practice, the Redskins used one more practice
squad player than they were allowed, leading to the fine.
Kansas City Chiefs: Punter Dustin Colquitt, the Chiefs' third-round draft pick, has signed with the team along with
two other draft picks: cornerback Alphonso Hodge, a fifth rounder
and quarterback James Kilian, a seventh-rounder.
The three agreed to terms on Tuesday.
Roby, a third-round draft pick and 68th overall, set Indiana
records with 170 career receptions for 2,524 yards and 12
Roby was the team's eighth draft pick to agree to a contract.
Tennessee waived seven undrafted free agents -- running backs
Corey Larkins and Charles Anthony, tight end Ellis Debrow,
defensive ends Alton Wright and Karlton Neal, safety Jamacia
Jackson and wide receiver Jason Anderson.
Bullocks, a safety from Nebraska, agreed to a four-year
contract, said general manager Mickey Loomis.
Bullocks set a Big 12 record with 10 interceptions in 2003 as
sophomore, then left Nebraska after his junior season.
Fincher was a three-year starter at linebacker for Connecticut
and averaged 12 tackles per game last season.
Paymah, the 76th overall pick in this year's draft, started the
final 24 games of his college career at Washington State.
Mattos, who was signed by the Broncos in January, was previously
with the San Diego Chargers.
The Seahawks signed four more
draft picks, including third-round selections David
Greene, a quarterback from Georgia, and LeRoy Hill, a linebacker
All agreed to multi-year contracts.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.