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NFL Roundup: Foley out for season after shooting

NFL Roundup: Foley out for season after shooting

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SAN DIEGO - Chargers linebacker Steve Foley will miss the season after being shot by an off-duty police officer.

Foley was placed on the non-football injured reserve list on Monday, a day after he was shot near his suburban Poway home by an off-duty Coronado officer.

The outside linebacker, who was being counted on to help anchor the toughest run defense in the NFL, remained hospitalized in stable condition, according to his agent, David Levine.

"Our concern right now is for Steve's overall health and well-being," Chargers general manager A.J. Smith said in a statement. "Steves health needs to be his No. 1 priority. Football is secondary right now. Steve needs to focus on his recovery."

The Chargers will open the season next Monday night at Oakland.

HOUSTON - Ron Dayne signed with Houston on Monday, reuniting the free agent running back with new Texans head coach Gary Kubiak.

Dayne, the 1999 Heisman Trophy winner, was cut by the Denver Broncos on Saturday after entering training camp as the starting tailback. The signing of Dayne adds a veteran presence to complement Houston's two young running backs - rookie Wali Lundy and second-year player Vernand Morency. Texans' leading rusher Domanick Davis was placed on injured reserve on Saturday and will miss the entire season.

The 28-year-old Dayne, who left Wisconsin as the NCAA's career leading rusher, has 2,337 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns in the NFL. He had 53 carries for 270 yards in 10 games last season under Kubiak, then Denver's offensive coordinator.


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