PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Easgles have chosen one former LSU punter over another.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Eagles cut former LSU punter Brad Wing, who was competing with Donnie Jones — another former LSU punter — for the team’s starting nod.
The Eagles also released tight end Derek Carrier, defensive end Eddie McClam, tackle Nic Purcell, defensive end/outside linebacker Isaac Remington, tight end Will Shaw, defensive tackle Daryell Walker, cornerback Eddie Whitley, long snapper James Winchester and wide receiver and punt returner Nick Miller.
Brown out for season with torn ACL: In East Rutherford, N.J., New York Giants free safety Stevie Brown will miss the regular season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that he hurt in Saturday’s preseason overtime loss to the Jets.
The 27-year-old Brown, who led the Giants with eight interceptions last season, was placed on injured reserve on Sunday.
“I feel badly for him,” coach Tom Coughlin said in a conference call.
“He played well for us last year and prepared himself well for this season. We’re definitely going to miss him. We’ll continue, because that’s what we do.”
For now, it leaves the Giants without the starting safeties from a year ago, with strong safety Antrel Rolle still out with a sprained ankle.
LONERGAN AMONG CUTS: In Lake Forest, Ill., the Chicago Bears released veteran safety Tom Zbikowski and defensive end Kyle Moore, along with 12 other players.
A Notre Dame product and a third-round pick by Baltimore in the 2008 draft, Zbikowski has appeared in 64 games with 25 starts over five seasons with the Ravens from 2008 to 2011 and Indianapolis in 2012.
Moore spent his first two seasons with Tampa Bay and the past two with Buffalo, making seven starts last year.
The moves were announced on Sunday. The Bears also released receiver Devin Aromashodu, running back Curtis Brinkley, defensive tackle Eric Foster, offensive tackle A.J. Lindeman, center P.J. Lonergan of LSU, safety Derrick Martin, tight end Gabe Miller, tight end Leonard Pope, defensive tackle Brent Russell, linebacker Patrick Trahan, punter Tress Way and linebacker Lawrence Wilson.
LEINART SIGNS: In Orchard Park, N.Y., free agent quarterback Matt Leinart signed with the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Leinart fills an immediate need at Buffalo’s injury-depleted quarterback position. The Bills later added quarterback Thaddeus Lewis in a trade that sent linebacker Chris White to Detroit. Undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel also is on the roster.
Kevin Kolb left the Bills’ game Saturday against Washington because of concussion-like symptoms and first-round pick EJ Manuel is out for the rest of the preseason with a left knee injury.
Leinart, the 2004 Heisman Trophy at Southern California, was drafted by Arizona in the first round in 2006. After four seasons with the Cardinals, he spent 2011 with Houston and last year with Oakland.
Lewis spent the last two seasons with Cleveland. He started the Browns’ 2012 regular-season finale against Pittsburgh, completing 22 of 32 passes for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
SANCHEZ DAY-TO-DAY WITH SHOULDER INJURY: In New York, the New York Jets said quarterback Mark Sanchez is “day-to-day” with an injured right shoulder that will sideline him for the preseason finale against Philadelphia on Thursday night.
The team did not announce the nature or severity of the injury, suffered in the Jets’ 24-21 overtime victory over the Giants on Saturday night. Sanchez had an X-ray after the game on the shoulder, which apparently revealed no fractures, and an MRI exam Sunday to determine if there’s any damage. The Jets’ announcement indicated that Sanchez likely does not have a season-ending injury.
Sanchez, who appeared in good shape to beat out rookie Geno Smith for the starting job, left late in the fourth quarter when he took a hard hit in the shoulder from Marvin Austin after throwing a pass.
WHARTON SIGNS: In Charlotte, N.C., the Carolina Panthers signed free agent offensive lineman Travelle Wharton.
Wharton played the first eight seasons (2004-11) of his NFL career with the Panthers after being selected by the team in the third round of the 2004 draft. Wharton signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012 before suffering a knee injury and missing the season.
Wharton started all 99 games he played for the Panthers.
JONES RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL: In Pittsburgh, Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones has been released from the hospital after being treated for a chest injury.
The team said Sunday that tests were negative, but did not say what tests the first-round pick from Georgia underwent or whether he’ll play in the preseason finale Thursday at Carolina.
Jones was hurt when he fell on the ball at the end of a third-quarter interception that was overturned against the Kansas Chiefs. He was on the turf for several minutes but walked off on his own power. He was wheeled out of Heinz Field on a stretcher late Saturday night.
Pittsburgh opens the season Sept. 8 at home against Tennessee. Jones has been sharing time with Jason Worilds at right outside linebacker.
CRIBBS RELEASED: In Alameda, Calif., kickoff return specialist Josh Cribbs was released by the Oakland Raiders on Sunday in a wave of team cuts.
Cribbs had knee surgery in the offseason and signed with the Raiders after eight seasons with the Cleveland Browns. But the 29-year-old struggled to regain his speed in training camp. He also fumbled a kickoff in Friday’s preseason loss to the Chicago Bears.
Cribbs’ contract was terminated by the Raiders, leaving him free to sign with any team.
Also released were: linebackers Keenan Clayton and Eric Harper, fullback Jon Hoese, wide receivers Sam McGuffie, Tray Session and Isaiah Williams, guard Andrew Robiskie, cornerback Cory Nelms and defensive tackle Myles Wade.
ELEVEN PLAYERS WAIVED: In Flowery Branch, Ga., Atlanta waived 11 players after losing a third straight preseason game.
The Falcons announced Sunday they have cut tight end Tim Biere, fullback Devonte Campbell, linebacker Nick Clancy, tight end Colin Cloherty, quarterback Seth Doege, defensive end Cam Henderson, offensive tackle Jeff Nady, running back Donald Russell, safety Troy Sanders, center Matt Smith and defensive end Brandon Thurmond.
All were undrafted players, and Cloherty was the only one with NFL experience.
RECEIVER ORTON WAIVED: In Englewood, Colo., receivers Greg Orton and Quincy McDuffie were waived/injured Sunday as the Denver Broncos got a jump start on the first round of cuts by waiving 11 players.
Orton spent the past two seasons on Denver’s practice squad. The former Purdue player was having a good training camp and had a shot at making the roster when he sprained an ankle during the team’s stadium scrimmage on Aug. 3 and never returned to action.
McDuffie hoped to challenge for a spot as a returner, but the speedster from Central Florida was hampered by a troublesome hamstring.
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