Titans receiver O.J. Murdock took his own life, police say

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Tennessee Titans reserve receiver O.J. Murdock died of an apparent suicide, Tampa, Fla. police say.

Police spokeswoman Andrea Davis said officers found the 25-year-old Murdock inside his car Monday morning with what appeared to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

The car was parked in front of Middleton High School, where Murdock attended school.

He was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he later died.

Murdock did not report to training camp over the weekend because of what the team said at the time was a personal issue.

REDSKINS: Washington couldn’t make it through four training camp practices without suffering major injuries.

Starting left guard Kory Lichtensteiger underwent arthroscopic surgery Monday to remove loose particles from his right knee and is expected to be out until the Sept. 9 opener at New Orleans.

Also, backup inside linebacker Jonathan Goff is out for the year after tearing his right ACL during practice July 28.

GIANTS: Projected starting cornerback Terrell Thomas has left the training camp to have his surgically repaired right knee re-examined in New York.

Coach Tom Coughlin said that Thomas reported swelling in his right knee early Monday morning and he was sent to the Hospital for Special Surgery to have it examined.

FAVRE FUTURE: Brett Favre made his living as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.

Now he serves as an assistant coach. Or receiver. Or film editor. Or anything else he thinks needs to be done to make Oak Grove High School a better football team.

Favre is beginning his coaching career in humble surroundings – as the offensive coordinator of a 1,500-student high school near his home in southern Mississippi.

The three-time MVP retiring from the NFL in 2010.

COWBOYS: Running back Felix Jones was one of three Cowboys who has not been cleared to practice after failing the team’s conditioning test at the beginning of training camp, according to ESPN.com.

Safety Brodney Pool and receiver Andre Holmes, both of whom are expected to compete for key roles, also flunked the test.


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