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BENGALS: Tackle John Jackson, the team's oldest player, will have his heart checked at a hospital after two stress tests showed slightly abnormal results. Jackson, 37, is scheduled for an angiogram Monday at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

BRONCOS: The team signed wide receiver Ashley Lelie, its top pick. Lelie was the 19th overall selection from Hawaii.

BROWNS: Former Bucs draftee and practice squad running back Autry Denson signed a one-year contract with Cleveland, which still is waiting for first-round draft pick, William Green, to agree to terms and report to training camp.

CHIEFS: President/general manager Carl Peterson told the Kansas City Star negotiations with top pick Ryan Sims, a defensive tackle, reached an impasse about escalator and incentive clauses.

COLTS: Defensive tackle Larry Tripplett of Washington, the team's second-round pick, signed a four-year contract, leaving first-rounder Dwight Freeney, a defensive end from Syracuse, as the only draftee who is unsigned.

DOLPHINS: Missing from the opening day of drills was center Seth McKinney, a third-round pick from Texas A&M. He is the team's lone unsigned draft choice. Miami began talks with running back Ricky Williams about a new contract. Officials met for an hour with agents Leigh Steinberg, Jeff Moorad and Warren Moon, the former NFL quarterback. "I think we had fruitful discussions," Steinberg said.

JAGUARS: Last season, running back Fred Taylor missed all but two games with a severely torn groin. Injuries have kept him out of 24 games in his career. But he was trying to keep a positive attitude as camp opened. "Injury is always in the back of my mind," the fifth-year veteran said. "My job is to keep pushing it out."

JETS: After signing 12 veterans in the offseason, the team is eager to open camp today. Ex-Bucs Donnie Abraham and Steve White join former Bills linebacker Sam Cowart, who played at Florida State, on a revamped defensive roster. "Like a kid at Christmas, we get to open the presents and see what we have," general manager Terry Bradway said. "We created good competition at a lot of positions, but you can't have a perfect player at every position." Also, New York signed second-round choice Jon McGraw, the last of its five picks to agree to terms.

PATRIOTS: New England re-signed defensive lineman Riddick Parker and released linebacker Marty Moore.

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