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NFL notebook — July 25

Associated Press

Newly released surveillance photos show former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez holding what authorities say appears to be a gun, shortly after his friend was shot to death.

The photos taken from Hernandez’s home surveillance system are contained in more than 100 pages of court records released Thursday in Attleboro, Mass.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, whose body was found June 17 near Hernandez’s home.

An affidavit says the pictures show Hernandez in his basement holding a gun not long after Lloyd was killed. The surveillance was cut off within minutes.

Other photos show what authorities say is Hernandez in his living room before Lloyd’s killing also holding what they believe is a gun.

Police say Lloyd was killed with a .45 caliber gun, but it has not been recovered.

Ryan gets extension

Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension.

Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said that the deal was being finalized as Ryan led the offense through practice Thursday on the first day of training camp.

A source says Ryan’s extension is for $103.75 million, with $59 million guaranteed. The source says Ryan will average $20.75 million during the first three years of the extension. The source spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the terms of the deal had not been announced.

Ryan, 28, is entering the sixth and final season of his original rookie contract and will earn a $10 million salary.

Ryan, the NFL’s No. 3 overall draft pick of 2008, last season was invited to the Pro Bowl for the second time. He completed 68.6 percent of his passes, tops in the NFL.

More signings

Denver’s top draft pick, Sylvester Williams, signed a four-year, $7.6 million deal Thursday, completing an unlikely path from 19-year-old factory worker to NFL riches at 24. Williams’ deal includes a $3.9 million signing bonus and another $2.2 million in guarantees. … The Minnesota Vikings signed first-round draft pick defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. One of three first-round selections for the team in April, Floyd was an All-SEC player at Florida. … The Chicago Bears signed veteran defensive lineman Jamaal Anderson to a one-year contract with defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis deciding to retire rather than report to training camp. Drafted eighth overall by Atlanta in 2007, the 6-foot-6, 280-pound Anderson has started 48 of 77 games played in six seasons with the Falcons (2007-10), Indianapolis (2011) and Cincinnati (2012). … The Oakland Raiders signed first-round pick cornerback D.J. Hayden to a contract before the first training camp practice. It still has not been determined whether Hayden will be able to participate in practice right away after he underwent offseason abdominal surgery. … The New York Giants signed first-round draft pick offensive tackle Justin Pugh and his Syracuse teammate, quarterback Ryan Nassib, a fourth-rounder. … The Green Bay Packers signed top draft pick defensive end Datone Jones and safety Ryan McMahon. … Offensive tackle Eric Winston, 29, says he has agreed to a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

Cutting ties

The Indianapolis Colts cut tight end Weslye Saunders, one week after he was suspended by the NFL for eight games for violating the performance enhancing drugs policy, and signed outside linebacker Daniel Adongo, a 6-foot-5, 257-pound Kenyan rugby player who has played for national youth teams. … The Jacksonville Jaguars cut tight end Kyler Reed and safety Chris Banjo, making room for receiver Cole McKenzie and place-kicker Adam Yates. … The New York Jets placed running back Mike Goodson on the reserve-did not report list as the players arrived for training camp. Goodson, signed in the offseason, was arrested on drug and weapons possession charges in May along with a friend in New Jersey. The case was sent to a grand jury last month.

Still hurting

Right tackle Andre Smith was back with the Cincinnati Bengals for the start of training camp on Thursday, but couldn’t practice because of a calf injury. Smith was the only player who missed all of the team’s offseason workouts and a mandatory minicamp while attending to personal matters. Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was cleared to fully participate in the first practice. … The Houston Texans placed running back Arian Foster and safety Ed Reed on the physically unable to perform list a day before their first practice of training camp. Reed is recovering from surgery to repair a partly torn labrum on April 30. Foster strained his right calf early in organized team activities and didn’t practice again, but the team said then that he should be ready for training camp. Receiver DeVier Posey also was placed on the physically unable to perform list. He’s recovering from an Achilles tendon injury suffered in Houston’s playoff loss. … Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker is out another four to five months after a third surgery on his right knee. Carriker was placed on the active physically unable to perform list. He tore the quad tendon in his knee early last season. The Redskins also released safeties Jordan Bernstine and Devin Holland.


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