Less than 24 hours after he was arrested in an alleged domestic dispute with his wife, Chad Johnson has been released by the Dolphins. The news was first reported by Fox Sports' Jay Glazer.

The Dolphins issued a one-sentence press release Sunday night simply stating, "The Miami Dolphins terminated the contract of WR Chad Johnson, the team announced today."

On Saturday night, Johnson was arrested after he allegedly head-butted his wife, Evelyn, when she became upset after reportedly finding a receipt for the purchase of condoms in his car. 

FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski did not take part in Sunday's light practice in shorts and shells at Patriots training camp. Instead, the star tight end worked out on conditioning bikes and then ran with other injured players on the lower practice field while the team practiced. 

Gronkowski was in a baseball cap and sweatpants on a stair-stepping machine before heading down to get cardio work. Coach Bill Belichick did not offer any update following Sunday evening's practice. 

FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick was tight-lipped about any possible contact with free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress. 

"We work out a lot of players," Belichick said. "We just try to know who's available out there. We work and talk to a lot of guys, give them physicals and all that. I'm not going to comment on any of them individually."

FOXBORO -- Sporting a heavy black brace on his surgically repaired right knee, Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins returned to Patriots practice on Sunday afternoon for a workout in shorts and shells. Mankins played with a torn left ACL in the Super Bowl loss to the Giants. 

"I knew I needed to be here as one of the older guys on the line, just to help out the younger guys, lead by example, stuff like that," Mankins said. "My job is to play football, so I'm going to do everything possible to get back on the field as soon as possible."

The Patriots will work out Plaxico Burress on Sunday, per a report from ESPN. Last year with the Jets, the 35-year-old wide receiver caught 45 passes for 612 yards in his first season since serving 22 months in jail for a 2008 gun charge. The 6-foot-2, 226-pounder has also played for the Steelers and Giants, and is perhaps best known around New England as the guy who caught the game-winning touchdown pass in Super Bowl XLII to help the Giants knock off the Patriots.

Police say former Patriots and current Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was arrested Saturday night on a domestic violence charge after allegedly head-butting his wife, Evelyn Lozada, whom the wideout recently married.

According to Davie, Fla., police captain Dale Engle, Lozada confronted Johnson about a receipt she had found for a box of condoms and an argument ensued. When authorities arrived at the scene, Lozada reportedly had lacerations on her forehead. 

With one preseason game in the books, we've decided to take another stab at predicting the final 53-man roster.



Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Friday that “it doesn’t look very good” for linebacker Dane Fletcher in the wake of his knee injury in Thursday’s preseason opener against the Saints. Fletcher, who reportedly tore his ACL, was injured in the first quarter and was helped from the field.

FOXBORO – Let’s get one thing straight. These are not the 2007 Patriots. Why? Because these Patriots will go as far as their young defense takes them.

Absurd?



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FOXBORO -- We’ll let Saints tackle Jermon Bushrod handle the superlatives.