The New York Giants got a scare yesterday when wide receiver Plaxico Burress was taken off the field during their first practice session.

The injury was diagnosed as a hyperextended knee, and the Giants' major offseason acquisition was back on the field for the team's afternoon practice.

"I just sucked it up and went back out there to see if I could get through the day, and I made it," Burress said. "It's still a little sore. It will probably be sore the next week or two. But it's not anything serious that will stop me from practicing."

* RAVENS: Baltimore is waiting to hear what action the NFL will take against cornerback Samari Rolle because of his domestic violence case.

Rolle, the team's top free agent signing on defense this offseason, agreed to probation and anger management counseling nearly four months ago to settle assault charges, making him subject to disciplinary action by the league.

Rolle was arrested after an altercation with his wife in Brentwood, Tenn., on Feb. 15. Danisha Rolle was treated and released from a local hospital for a cut over her left eye.

* COWBOYS: Nine-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Larry Allen didn't participate in the opening practices of the Cowboys' training camp. After failing the team's conditioning test on Friday, the left guard was placed on the physically unable to perform list. . . .

First-round picks Demarcus Ware and Marcus Spears agreed to five-year contracts late last night after missing the first day of training camp. The two defensive ends were expected to sign their deals and be on the field in time for today's practice.

* EAGLES: Defensive end Jerome McDougle is expected to miss at least four weeks while recovering from a gunshot wound, the team said. The Eagles said he will remain in the hospital for another five to seven days after undergoing surgery.

* BROWNS: As Kellen Winslow Jr. slowly heals from a serious motorcycle accident, Cleveland's front office is offering to restructure Winslow's contract, allowing him to recoup some of his financial losses.

* PANTHERS: Running back Stephen Davis, recovering from microfracture surgery on his right knee, was unable to practice when the Panthers opened training camp.

* CHIEFS: Guard Will Shields missed practice with back trouble. Shields, a 10-time Pro Bowl guard and 13-year veteran, debated during the offseason about whether to retire or play one more year.

* TEXANS: Houston signed first-round pick Travis Johnson, a defensive end out of Florida State. Johnson signed a five-year contract reportedly for around $10.2 million and was in camp to watch the second of two-a-day practices.

* SAINTS: Cornerback Mike McKenzie's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said that McKenzie and the Saints agreed to a deal worth about $22 million for the next five seasons.

* PACKERS: Green Bay signed first-round draft pick Aaron Rodgers. The quarterback out of California missed the first two days of camp.