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Originally published August 23, 2014 at 7:52 PM | Page modified August 23, 2014 at 10:41 PM

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Rams’ Bradford reinjures knee in exhibition game

St. Louis Rams starting quarterback Sam Bradford reinjured his surgically repaired left knee in the first quarter of an exhibition game against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night.


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CLEVELAND — St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford reinjured the left knee he had surgery on last season and the Rams had four other starters hurt in a 33-14 exhibition win over the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night.

Bradford went down after being hit by Browns defensive lineman Armonty Bryant in the first quarter. Bradford grimaced in pain before walking gingerly to the sideline.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said he thought Bradford hyperextended his knee, but will wait for more tests.ESPN.com reported that Bradford’s ACL was not damaged.

Johnny Manziel was sacked twice by Rams rookie Michael Sam, who punctuated the first takedown by mimicking Manziel’s “money” sign.

Other games

Titans 24, at Falcons 17

Julio Jones broke two tackles on a 52-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan as Atlanta built a big early lead before rookie Bishop Sankey’s late scoring run lifted Tennessee.

Texans 18, at Broncos 17

Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders found their rhythm after an early miscue, connecting for two long touchdowns in the final 67 seconds of the first half. Broncos receiver Wes Welker suffered a concussion after taking a hit to the head.

Vikings 30, at Chiefs 12

Matt Cassel made a winning return to Arrowhead Stadium, throwing for 152 yards and a touchdown.

At Dolphins 25, Cowboys 20

Orleans Darkwa ran in from 1 yard with 1:45 left and Miami rallied from two scores down in the final minutes to beat Dallas.

Buccaneers 27, at Bills 14

Josh McCown directed two first-half touchdown drives and defensive tackle Clinton McDonald returned a fumble for a score.

Saints 23, at Colts 17

Drew Brees went 9 of 15 for 128 yards with two touchdown passes and no interceptions.

At Ravens 23, Washington 17

Joe Flacco’s final throw was a touchdown pass, providing a positive ending to an uneven performance by the Ravens’ first-team offense. For Washington, Robert Griffin III concluded his horrid outing with an interception.

Notes

• Nose tackle B.J. Raji tore his biceps in the Green Bay Packers’ exhibition win over the Oakland Raiders and will miss the season.

• Bills defensive tackle Alan Branch was arrested for drunken driving in upstate New York.



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