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MORE CAMP BUZZ: July August 2 News and Notes

Bills closing book on Schobel -- 10:39 a.m.

The Buffalo Bills have decided to move on without OLB/DE Aaron Schobel.

"Aaron has been contemplating retirement for the past seven months, but we are at the point where we are moving forward and have informed his agent of our plans," general manager Buddy Nix said Monday morning.

"Aaron has been a very good player for the Bills and we wish him and his family the best, but there comes a point where we have to move forward and that point is today. We are focusing on the team's best interests," Nix added.

But even with that announcement, the team has not said whether they will be releasing the veteran defender.

Schobel, who is signed through 2013, is currently on the Reserve/Did Not Report list. Schobel had a $2 million roster bonus due five days after the start of free agency, but he could only get it by taking a team physical, a source said. Schobel's base salary for 2010 is $6.025 million with $4 million of it guaranteed.

-- Adam Caplan

Jags close to signing first-rounder -- 9:23 a.m.

Although negotiations seemed to be going nowhere a few days ago between the Jacksonville Jaguars and first-round pick DT Tyson Alualu, things picked up over the last 24 hours. In fact, Alualu has told his agent, Ken Zuckerman, that he just wanted to "sleep on it" before making his final decision.

Barring anything unforeseen, Alualu will sign a deal worth a maximum of $28 million with $17.5 million guaranteed, a source said. Other deals of the contract weren't immediately known, but the 10th player selected overall in the first round of last year's draft, WR Michael Crabtree (San Francisco 49ers), signed a six-year deal worth a maximum of $32 million with $17 million guaranteed. The last year of that deal can void provided Crabtree meets minimum playing time requirements in one season and meets other parameters.

-- Adam Caplan

WR to visit Rams -- 9:10 a.m.

Former University of Missouri WR Danario Alexander is on his way to visit the St. Louis Rams, a source confirmed. The Rams showed interest in veteran WR Terrell Owens recently, so their interest in the athletic Alexander shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

-- Adam Caplan

August 1 News and Notes Eagles defensive training camp overview --10:28 p.m.

End depth -- This team really had problems with depth at this position last year, but that's not the case this time around. They are actually a legit five-deep and have depth on both sides. Any time you can have your first-round pick (Brandon Graham) and veteran Darryl Tapp running with the second-team defense, you're probably going to be able to have a very deep rotation. And that was the problem last year, Philadelphia's starting ends, Juqua Parker and Trent Cole, looked to wear down as the season progressed.

Graham is bigger than expected (278 lbs) and is as advertised. He's a relentless player with very strong hands. His ability to keep his pad level low makes it very difficult for taller offensive tackles who can't move quickly enough and to get their hands on him. The one issue, and you could see this during Saturday's practice, is he tends to get caught up in the wash against the run because of his less than ideal arm length. This was something that personnel sources said to watch out for when looking at Graham's progress. Still, you can see why they are so high on him. He's probably a lot stronger than first thought and has a variety of pass rush moves.

The interior of the defensive line is solid with starters Mike Patterson and Brodrick Bunkley, but the top backup jobs are up for grabs. Third-year DT Trevor Laws, who has been a disappointment in his first two seasons, has gotten off to a good start. He looks noticeably faster. Third-round pick DE/DT Daniel Te'o-Nesheim looks to have a good chance to handle the inside track on the nickel pass-rushing role. His quickness is quite evident. More ...

-- Adam Caplan

Eagles feel the pain in practice -- 4:14 p.m.

The Philadelphia Eagles were missing two injured starters for Sunday's morning practice (WR DeSean Jackson and MLB Stewart Bradley). They now have many others sidelined.

RB Mike Bell appeared to grab his hamstring during a pass route during the second practice. Starting CB Asante Samuel was carted off, but walked off the cart under his own power. G Max Jean-Gilles, who was filling in for starting LG Todd Herremans (Active-PUP), left with an injury.

-- Adam Caplan

Revis skips run, appears ready to hold out -- 3:30 p.m.

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, locked in a contract dispute with the team, skipped a conditioning test hours before players were to report to training camp Sunday.

The All-Pro is not considered a holdout unless he misses the afternoon team meeting that opens camp in Cortland, N.Y. The Jets confirmed Revis' absence.

Revis is to make $1 million in the fourth year of his six-year rookie deal, but he wants to be the league's highest-paid cornerback. Oakland's Nnamdi Asomugha holds that distinction, signing a three-year, $45.3 million extension last offseason.

-- AP

Moreno carted off field with leg injury -- 12:59 p.m.

Denver Broncos second-year RB Knowshon Moreno was carted off during Sunday's morning practice after suffering a right hamstring injury. The team wants to expand his role, so he needs to get in as much practice time as possible. He missed the first week of training camp last year and also missed time due to a grade-2 MCL sprain.

Veteran RB Correll Buckhalter, who dealt with various ankle injuries last season, injured his back during the early practice today. The injury caused temporary numbness, but that issue has subsided. Denver is down to Kolby Smith, who missed a lot of time last year due to an ankle injury, and three other untested backs.

-- Adam Caplan

Jackson, Bradley held out of Eagles' practice -- 12:59 p.m.

The Philadelphia Eagles received an injury scare during Saturday's afternoon practice when starting WR DeSean Jackson went down. But as it turned out, he has a minor lower back strain, and his status is day-to-day. Jackson, who was held out of Sunday's morning practice, is probably one of the toughest players on the team despite his wiry build.

Starting MLB Stewart Bradley (hamstring) also didn't practice Sunday, but his injury is considered minor. LB Omar Gaither filled in.

-- Adam Caplan

Seahawks set to sign one first-rounder, but not the other -- 11:17 a.m.

Seahawks draft choice Earl Thomas has agreed to a five-year contract with $12.32 million guaranteed and a maximum value of $21.1 million, Thomas' agent told The Associated Press late Saturday night.

But not everything was perfect on Pete Carroll's first day running Seattle's preseason: Sixth-overall pick Russell Okung remained unsigned.

Peter Schaffer, Okung's agent, had been hopeful Seattle's replacement for retired left tackle Walter Jones would be on the field Saturday. Schaffer said if it didn't happen, ''it won't be for a lack of effort on our part.'' Full story.

-- AP