PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE NFL : Browns Place Turner on Injured List
The Cleveland Browns placed Eric Turner, a safety from UCLA who was the second draft pick overall, on injured reserve with a stress fracture in his upper left leg. He will be out at least a month.
The San Diego Chargers made it official, announcing that quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver was traded to the Atlanta Falcons, reportedly for a fourth-round draft choice. Tolliver had been beaten out for the job by second-year man John Friesz.
General Manager Bobby Beathard reportedly is interested in Washington quarterback Stan Humphries, whom he drafted for the Redskins three years ago.
Linebacker Seth Joyner and defensive end Clyde Simmons of the Eagles ended their holdouts, each signing three one-year contracts. Joyner led the Eagles with 132 tackles last year and had 7 1/2 sacks. Simmons has had 23 1/2 sacks the past two seasons and is third on Philadelphia’s career sack list. Defensive tackle Jerome Brown and offensive tackle Matt Darwin remain holdouts.
Dexter Manley, in his first practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, lined up as a tight end on the scout squad. Across from him was Ray Seals, the starting left defensive end who probably will become a backup when Manley learns Tampa Bay’s system. “Who’s Ray Seals?” said Manley, who was cut by Phoenix and claimed off waivers by the Buccaneers. “He has the starting job? I’ll get it. Trust me.”