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• Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was suspended for the season opener against the Titans for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Bowe was pulled over for speeding in a Kansas City suburb on Nov. 10, and was arrested after police found a black bag containing his wallet, driver's license and two containers of suspected marijuana. He later pleaded guilty to amended charges of defective equipment and littering, and his attorney said there was no admission of guilt for the marijuana charge, which was dismissed. Bowe issued a statement through the NFL Players' Association shortly after the suspension was announced in which he apologized for having to miss the Titans game on Sept. 7. Bowe remains eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.

• Browns coachMike Pettine has set Tuesday as his target date. That's when he will say whether Brian Hoyer or rookie Johnny Manziel is the starting quarterback for the season opener against the Steelers.

• Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims is expected to miss three months following surgery scheduled for Saturday on his right ankle. The third-round pick out of West Virginia was injured during Tuesday's practice.

• Rookie Blake Bortles will get his first opportunity with the first-team offense this week. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said Bortles will get repetitions with the starters in practice this week and will play about a quarter with them during Friday's preseason game at Detroit.

• Bears tight endZach Miller has been placed on season-ending injured reserve because of the foot injury he suffered in Thursday's 20-19 preseason victory over the Jaguars.

• Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders was hospitalized after a single-car accident on his way to the practice facility. The fourth-round pick out of Oklahoma was taken to a hospital and was being monitored there as a precaution.

• A memorabilia dealer has counter-sued Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown for $1 million in a dispute over his 1964 NFL championship ring.

Brown filed a lawsuit in New York against Lelands.com and Leland's Collectibles Inc. The lawsuit said the ring was stolen from Brown's Cleveland home in the late 1960s and sought to block Lelands' sale.

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