Washington wide receiver Michael Westbrook has been suspended for tonight's exhibition game at Miami and fined $10,000 for attacking teammate Stephen Davis during Tuesday's practice.
The incident also has cost Westbrook whatever chance he had of being in the starting lineup when the team opens the regular season against Carolina on Aug. 31, according to team sources.
Team President John Kent Cooke said Westbrook's outburst "is behavior that will not be tolerated by this franchise." Cooke said he still wanted Westbrook on the team. "But he's going to have to have to make amends for that kind of behavior."
Coach Norv Turner said he would meet with Westbrook Saturday morning. Westbrook's representatives said the wide receiver would make a formal apology to the team Saturday.
Teammates said they were unaware of a problem between Westbrook and Davis, but Westbrook's agent, Stephen Zucker, said otherwise.
"There has been words between the two of them for the last two seasons," Zucker said.
-- The NFL fined Carolina linebacker Lamar Lathon $20,000 for his hit to the face mask of Kansas City quarterback Rich Gannon in last Thursday's exhibition game.
-- Upset that his twin brother, Sam Manuel, was cut by the San Francisco 49ers, tight end Sean Manuel has quit the team. Sean, who was expected to make the final 53-man roster this weekend, walked out yesterday. His linebacker brother, Sam, was released Tuesday.
"It was emotionally draining," Sean Manual said. "It was like a death."
-- St. Louis offensive lineman Gerald Perry, who was late showing up for training camp and is facing suspension for steroid use, was released after he walked out of a team meeting.
-- Cincinnati plans to place left tackle Kevin Sargent on the physically unable to perform list, which would sideline him for the first five games.
-- Denver signed free-agent cornerback Tim McKyer and waived veteran linebacker Godfrey Myles.
Compiled from Washington Post, Associated Press and Cincinnati Enquirer.