A parade of major injuries already has begun just two days into NFL training camps.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin tore his right ACL during practice Saturday and could miss the season.
Maclin went down at the end of a non-contact drill and appeared to be in pain while he was on the ground for several minutes. He was helped onto the cart and needed assistance getting off it and going into the team’s practice facility.
‘‘Appreciate all the love and support twitter fam . . . sad day but I have setbacks my entire life. Minor setback for a MAJOR comeback! #birdgang,’’ he wrote on Twitter.
Philadelphia was in its second full practice under new coach Chip Kelly. The first practice with pads is Sunday.
Maclin is headed into his fifth season with the Eagles. He led the team with 69 catches for 857 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta dislocated his hip in practice, underwent surgery and will miss the 2013 season ESPN reported, citing a league source.
After practice, a somber coach John Harbaugh said, ‘‘Dennis has a dislocated hip. We'll have to take a look at that and see exactly what it is. It’s a serious injury. He is going to be out for a while. He will not be in the Denver game and we’ll just have to play it from there to see how long it goes.’’
Pitta was carted off the field after colliding with safety James Ihedigbo in the back of the end zone vying for a pass from Joe Flacco. The receiver lay prone for several minutes before the cart arrived.
Pitta was preparing for his fourth season with Baltimore. The 6-foot-4-inch, 245-pounder caught 61 passes for 669 yards and seven TDs last season.
Browns offensive tackle Ryan Miller was hospitalized after sustaining a concussion during a one-on-one blocking drill. The 6-7, 320-pounder was released Saturday night from the Cleveland Clinic. Until getting word that Miller had movement in his extremities and was responsive, several of the Browns were worried Miller may have suffered a devastating injury.
He was carted from the field at the team’s indoor facility and taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Panthers rookie guard Edmund Kugbila was carted to the locker room after injuring his right hamstring early in practice. Coach Ron Rivera said the extent of the injury is unclear.
Raiders receiver Andre Holmes was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. Holmes, who was signed by the Patriots to the practice squad in January but was waived May 10, will be eligible to return to the Raiders Sept. 30. He will be allowed to participate in all preseason practices and games. He played seven games for Dallas last season . . . The Eagles signed former New Hampshire wide receiver David Ball to the 90-man roster. The 29-year-old Ball played for Kelly at UNH, and broke Jerry Rice’s Division 1-AA record for touchdown receptions. Ball spent time in training camp with Chicago and the New York Jets in 2007-08 . . . The Colts put linebacker Pat Angerer (right foot surgery) and defensive end Fili Moala (right knee surgery) on the physically unable to perform list . . . Wide receiver Percy Harvin will get a second opinion on his sore hip next week in New York, and Seattle coach Pete Carroll said the range for treatment is still unknown. He said Harvin could be back in a couple of weeks, or surgery may be the solution to solve the discomfort.