Around NFL training camps: Aug. 10

Updated: August 11, 2008, 12:44 PM ET
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GREEN DAY TO DAY (8:46 p.m. ET)

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Texans running back Ahman Green will likely sit out Houston's preseason game against New Orleans this week with a pulled groin, but coach Gary Kubiak said Sunday the injury isn't serious.

Green was hurt on the Texans' first offensive play in Saturday night's 19-16 preseason win over Denver.

"It doesn't look severe," Kubiak said. "We're pretty fortunate there. I'm going to list him as day to day right now. If we were in the regular season playing, we'd push it harder and try to get him back quicker. Right now, we'll be smart. The chances of him playing this week, though, I would think would be very slim."

Green, who signed with Houston as a free agent in March 2007, is Houston's No. 1 running back and missed all or part of 10 games last season with a bone bruise in his left knee. The 31-year-old Green had impressed the coaching staff so far in training camp.

Kubiak said the Texans could sign another running back as early as Monday to fill the gap left by Green at practice. Houston cut running back Mike Bell on Friday to make roster room for offensive tackle Torrin Tucker, who was signed after Ephraim Salaam underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee.
-- The Associated Press

KING DONE FOR SEASON (8:42 p.m. ET)
St. Louis Rams cornerback Justin King's rookie season is over before it started after he tore a ligament in his left big toe in Saturday night's preseason opener against Tennessee.

The injury will require season-ending surgery.

"He said it was just a fluke deal and said he got it trapped under a guy's foot or stepped funny and rolled over it," coach Scott Linehan said.

King will be placed on injured reserve. The fourth-round draft choice from Penn State had made a strong early impression in camp and was working as the team's third cornerback against Tennessee.

Thought to be more of a raw prospect than an instant contributor, King proved to be more ready for game action than originally thought. He was playing regularly in the team's nickel package against the Titans before coming out with about 2 minutes left in the first quarter.
-- The Associated Press