Cow­boys cut DT McCoy

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The Cow­boys re­leased de­fen­sive tackle Ger­ald McCoy on Tues­day, a day after he suf­fered a sea­son-ending leg in­jury.

McCoy tore his right quadri­ceps mus­cle while en­gag­ing de­fen­sive tackle Ant­waun Woods dur­ing a drill in the Cow­boys’ first padded prac­tice of train­ing camp Mon­day.

The in­jury waiver means the Cow­boys will pay only the $3 mil­lion sign­ing bonus on the three-year, $18 mil­lion con­tract McCoy signed as a free agent dur­ing the off­sea­son.

McCoy, 32, was the first of four sig­nif­i­cant ad­di­tions that Cow­boys made on their de­fen­sive line in free agency. He and Don­tari Poe were ex­pected to help fill the mid­dle, while pass rush­ers Al­don Smith and Ever­son Grif­fen were added to make things eas­ier for De­Mar­cus Lawrence on the out­side.

Browns RB Chubb out with con­cus­sion

Browns Pro Bowl run­ning back Nick Chubb was put in con­cus­sion pro­to­col after he suf­fered a head in­jury while be­ing tack­led dur­ing the team’s first fully padded prac­tice.

Chubb, who fin­ished sec­ond in the NFL last sea­son with 1,494 yards, was taken down Mon­day by a high tackle by sec­ond-year line­backer Mack Wilson.

Flores, Pear­son fi­nal­ists for Hall of Fame

Two-time Su­per Bowl-win­ning coach Tom Flores and stand­out wide re­ceiver Drew Pear­son are fi­nal­ists for the Pro Foot­ball Hall of Fame’s class of 2021.

Flores, the first His­panic coach in the NFL, had a 105-90 ca­reer record with the Raiders and Sea­hawks. He took the Raiders to Su­per Bowl vic­to­ries in 1981 and 1984.

An un­drafted free agent, Pear­son played his en­tire 11-year ca­reer with the Cow­boys, mak­ing three All-Pro teams.

Vik­ings add ex-Illini LB Nick­er­son

The Vik­ings signed line­backer Hardy Nick­er­son. Nick­er­son played three sea­sons for the Ben­gals, ap­pear­ing in 37 games and mak­ing nine starts. He was un­drafted in 2017 out of Illi­nois, where he played for his fa­ther, then­de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Hardy Nick­er­son Sr.

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