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NFL Report / Scores, news and notes

>Monday's preseason game

N.Y. Giants 41, Chicago 13: Brandon Jacobs scored on an 18-yard run and the Giants cashed in on big special teams plays in a preseason victory that was marred by the loss of starting cornerback Terrell Thomas to a major knee injury. Thomas torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee with 22 seconds left in the first half in a collision with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. ACL injuries are usually season ending.


>Around the league

Cleveland Browns: The team reached agreement with Pro Bowl offensive tackle Joe Thomas on a seven-year contract extension. Agent Peter Schaffer told the Associated Press on Monday night that the sides had been working on the deal for some time and that he was pleased that Thomas will have long-term security with the Browns. Schaffer would not provide financial terms of the deal.

Denver Broncos: Coach John Fox has seen enough to name Kyle Orton his starting quarterback. What he hasn't determined is who's No. 2. Fox said Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn have two more preseason games to win the job as Orton's primary backup.

Minnesota Vikings: Defensive tackle Kevin Williams missed Monday's practice with a foot injury and the team has sent him to see a specialist to help determine the severity of his condition. "The fact that he's had trouble pushing off lets us know that it's more serious than we thought originally," coach Leslie Frazier said.

New England Patriots: Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth pleaded no contest to a charge of simple assault on Monday to resolve a case in which he was accused of touching a waitress' breast while having drinks with friends at a Washington hotel. If he stays out of trouble over the next 18 months and completes 160 hours of community service, prosecutors will drop the charge entirely. Haynesworth, who was recently traded from the Washington Redskins to the Patriots, appeared in D.C. Superior Court.

Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers signed veteran offensive lineman Trai Essex to a one-year contract. Essex, an unrestricted free agent, spent the first six seasons of his career with the Steelers. He started five games in 2010 for the defending AFC champions.

San Diego Chargers: Coach Norv Turner says inside linebacker Stephen Cooper will have surgery on a torn biceps muscle and be out for two to three months. Turner also says wide receiver Patrick Crayton has bone spurs in an ankle and will have arthroscopic surgery. He's expected to be out 10 days to two weeks.

San Francisco 49ers: Frank Gore isn't happy about the lack of progress in his talks with the team over a contract extension. The two-time Pro Bowl running back said Monday that negotiations are "going slow" and he expects 49ers management to step up and work out a new deal before the regular season begins against Seattle on Sept. 11. He declined to comment about whether he would request a trade if there wasn't an extension in place by the opener.

St. Louis Rams: The longest tenured Rams player, long snapper Chris Massey, was released. The nine-year veteran was a seventh-round draft in 2002. The 32-year-old Massey lost out Monday to rookie Jake McQuaide.

Tennessee Titans: Wide receiver Kenny Britt will meet today with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his arrests during the lockout. Britt says he is praying that nothing happens as far as discipline once he meets with Goodell. Britt was arrested twice in New Jersey and surrendered himself on two arrest warrants in Tennessee for giving inaccurate information on driver's license applications.

Washington Redskins: Coach Mike Shanahan said he won't announce a starting quarterback for the regular season until "right before" the Sept. 11 opener against the New York Giants. That means two more weeks of suspense as Rex Grossman and John Beck compete the No. 1 job.

Compiled from News and wire service reports.