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Injured Colts safety is arrested

– Colts safety John Boyett was arrested early Monday in Indianapolis after he tried to run away from police.

According to the police report, the 23-year-old was upset he was not allowed into a downtown bar because he had too much to drink. The report said when an officer attempted to arrest Boyett, he ran. After he was caught, the report said, Boyett repeatedly argued that police could not arrest him because he “was a Colts player.”

Boyett faces charges of public intoxication, resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct.

The Oregon alum was Indy’s sixth-round draft pick in April but has not practiced because of injuries to both knees.

The injuries kept him out of all but one game last season, and he is now on the non-football injury list.

Also Monday, the Colts acquired Cam Johnson in a trade with San Francisco.

Indianapolis said it sent an undisclosed conditional draft pick to the 49ers. The Colts did not immediately announce a corresponding roster move.

The 6-foot-2, 268-pound linebacker was San Francisco’s seventh-round draft pick in 2012.

The trade came just a couple of hours after Indianapolis announced it signed rookie receiver Da’Rick Rogers to the practice squad and waived receiver Nathan Palmer with an injury settlement.

Bears get tight end

Chicago acquired tight end Dante Rosario from Dallas for a seventh-round pick in next year’s draft.

The Cowboys reported the deal on their website Monday.

Dallas picked up Rosario during the offseason, and he was among five tight ends on the team’s original 53-man roster.

RG3 to start

Washington coach Mike Shanahan said Robert Griffin III will be under center for the Monday night opener against Philadelphia. Griffin was cleared Thursday to play in Week 1 by his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews. However, Shanahan said at the time that Andrews also had unspecified concerns.

The coach said he addressed those concerns with Griffin and Andrews on Sunday. Shanahan declined to say what the concerns are: “You’ll have to trust us.”

Spencer sits out

Dallas defensive end Anthony Spencer still hasn’t returned to practice less than a week before the season opener. Spencer, the former Bishop Luers and Purdue standout, wasn’t on the field Monday. The seventh-year pro missed all of training camp. He had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee July 25.

Around the league

Green Bay signed Seneca Wallace just days after he was released by San Francisco, the Packers’ opening-game opponent. Wallace replaces B.J. Coleman as the backup for Aaron Rodgers. Coleman was released Monday. …

The New York Jets signed former Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn and expect him to back up rookie Geno Smith, who appears likely to start the opener against Tampa Bay. …

Oakland coach Dennis Allen said he will not disclose whether Terrelle Pryor or Matt Flynn will start the season opener at Indianapolis until game time for competitive reasons. …

Cleveland is bringing in Pro Bowl kickers Dan Carpenter and Billy Cundiff for tryouts today. The Browns don’t have a kicker less than one week before their opener against Miami. …

Cincinnati signed defensive tackle Geno Atkins to a five-year contract extension.

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