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Rookie RB dislocated shoulder vs. Pats

Philadelphia Eagles: Running back Bruce Perry will miss
his rookie season after dislocating a shoulder in a preseason
game against the Patriots.

Coach Andy Reid said Sunday that Perry will most likely have
surgery and "he'll be out for the season."

Perry, who was in the running to be a backup behind
Brian Westbrook and Correll Buckhalter, caught three passes in Friday's
loss to the Patriots.

A seventh-round draft pick, Perry agreed to a four-year contract
last month. At Maryland, he ranked fourth on the all-time rushing
list despite missing parts of two seasons with injuries. Last
season, he ran for 713 yards and nine touchdowns in nine games.

Reid also said safety Quintin Mikell's sprained ankle will not
require surgery, and he may return in two or three weeks.

Also, Philadelphia signed free agent defensive tackle
DeMarco McNeil, a 6-1, 301 pound rookie from Auburn, and released receiver Yardon Brantley.

Miami Dolphins: Wide receiver Kendall Newson, who was contending for playing time, went down in the first quarter Saturday with what appears to be an Achilles tendon injury.

With offseason acquisition David Boston (knee) already out for the season, and starters Chris Chambers and Derrius Thompson
resting sore hamstrings, the game was a chance for the younger
receivers to step forward and make strides.

The injuries at receiver have accelerated the Dolphins' interest
in signing someone from the outside.

"If the right guy or two becomes available, then we would do
whatever we have to in order to improve our team," coach Dave Wannstedt said.

Ronald Bellamy, who spent most of last season on the developmental squad, increased his stock with four catches for 72 yards.

"He has been a real encouragement to us," Wannstedt said.
"You like to see a player like that have success. He has made the
commitment to being a good football player."

Cornerback Alphonso Roundtree had surgery after injuring his ankle against the Jags. No timetable was announced for his return.

San Francisco 49ers: Fullback Fred Beasley could be sidelined until the season opener Sept. 12 against the Falcons with a high left ankle sprain.

Beasley left San Francisco's 33-30 exhibition loss to the
Raiders in the first quarter. A Pro Bowl player last season, Beasley was hurt blocking upfield on a carry by Kevan Barlow when defensive tackle Ted Washington fell on him.

Coach Dennis Erickson said the Niners likely will add someone to the roster in Beasley's absence.

Fullback Jasen Isom, on the practice squad most of last season until being activated in early December for the final three weeks, is another option. He could return soon from a sprained right knee. He practiced at training camp last week before getting hurt.

Second-year tight end Kevin Ware might even get a shot at
fullback, a position he played during college at Washington.

Starting quarterback Tim Rattay, meanwhile, probably won't throw at all this week as he continues to nurse his painful forearm.

Rattay didn't play Saturday and probably won't get in a game
until San Francisco's third exhibition game at Minnesota on Aug.
27.

Safety Dwaine Carpenter has a sprained left knee and will be sidelined for a couple of weeks. The injury is not as serious as
the team feared and Erickson expects him back before the end of the
preseason.

Buffalo Bills: Defensive tackle Oliver Gibson was waived.

Gibson, a nine-year NFL veteran, was competing for a backup job. He spent the last five seasons with Cincinnati, where he was a four-year starter.

New York Jets: Cornerback Ray Mickens hurt his knee during practice and underwent an MRI exam to determine the
extent of the injury.

Coach Herman Edwards said the results would be available Monday. Mickens, going into his ninth season, is a valuable member of the secondary. He started 14 games last season when Donnie Abraham injured his shoulder, grabbing two interceptions and making 75 tackles.

In another injury setback, backup quarterback Brooks Bollinger won't practice this week and is out for Saturday's game at
Indianapolis with a sprained right knee. Ricky Ray, signed from the
CFL in the offseason, becomes the backup.

The Jets signed running back/kick returner Keith Burnell and released punter Brian Simnjanovski.

Burnell was signed to New York's practice squad in September after a college career at Virginia Tech and Delaware. In 34 college games, Burnell ran for 1,718 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Simnjanovski punted once for 13 yards in a 23-13 exhibition loss at New Orleans on Friday night.

New England Patriots: A slimmed down Matt Light practiced with the offensive line Sunday for the first time since undergoing an emergency appendectomy in June.

Listed by the team as 305 pounds, the left tackle confirmed that he lost "a lot of weight" after the surgery, and some reports
have indicated he lost 25 pounds.

The team placed Light on the active physically unable-to-perform list before the start of training camp on July 29. He has spent all of camp participating in a conditioning and rehabilitation program,
and was cleared to practice Sunday.

The bulk of practice snaps in his absence went to Adrian Klemm, the second-round draft choice out of Hawaii in 2000.

Klemm started Friday night's preseason opener against the
Philadelphia Eagles, a 24-6 New England victory, and played more
than three quarters, but was assessed two penalties for lining up
in an illegal formation.

Atlanta Falcons: Defensive end Patrick Kerney sprained his right knee in practice when a lineman rolled on his leg.

Coach Jim Mora said it wasn't a serious injury. Kerney had the knee packed in ice and missed the last half of the practice.

Kerney, a six-year veteran, ranks eighth on the Falcons' career
list with 34 sacks. The team gave him an $8.5 million signing bonus
on Oct. 11, 2002 as part of a new seven-year contract potentially
worth $40 million.

He has started 66 consecutive games, including two playoff
appearances, but could miss his second straight preseason game when
Atlanta hosts the Vikings on Friday night. He dressed but
didn't play at Baltimore because of a strained groin.

Houston Texans: Reserve running back Jason Anderson suffered a broken right fibula in the game Saturday and will be out indefinitely. Capers said the team would bring in three running backs to look at on Monday but declined to name them.

Starting offensive guard Zach Wiegert, who has been out with an inflamed left elbow, is expected to return to practices this week.

Punter Chad Stanley will be held out of practice for a few days with an inflamed knee.