PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE NFL : Dolphins' Roby Is Sidelined Again

Associated Press

Reggie Roby, the NFL's top punter, suffered a ruptured left Achilles' tendon during the Miami Dolphins' final regular-season game last season, then suffered torn cartilage in his left knee on his first punt during Monday night's victory at Cleveland.

Roby will undergo arthroscopic surgery today and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks. At least five replacement punters will get a look this week, including former Ram Dale Hatcher.

Defensive tackle Danny Noonan, waived Monday by the Dallas Cowboys, was claimed by the Green Bay Packers off the waiver wire.

The Kansas City Chiefs signed defensive end Darren Mickell, who was taken during last month's supplemental draft, and released holdout wide receiver Stephone Paige. Paige, a 10-year veteran and the Chiefs' fourth all-time leading receiver, never joined the team in training camp and was one of 10 unsigned players who asked a court in Minneapolis to declare them total free agents.

Because he had a fever, wide receiver Floyd Turner of the New Orleans Saints did not undergo surgery as planned to repair the broken bone in his left thigh suffered when he returned a punt during Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

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