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NFL news: Tom Brady injury, Von Miller arrested

Tom Brady sent a scare through New England on Wednesday afternoon.

Tom Szczerbowski

The NFL world held its collective breath when word got out that Tom Brady had hit the field, clutching his knee at Patriots practice on Wednesday. Brady was taken away in a helicopter, and it didn't take long for video of the injury to spread across the Internet.

New England has yet to give definitive word on Brady's injury, but the panic has already spread. For a team that will already be without every major contributor to their receiving core from 2012, the Patriots cannot afford to lose Brady. The entire landscape of the conference is hinging on an injury update. For now, it appears the injury is not serious.

Some other NFL news happened on Wednesday as well. Here's what you may have missed.

Von Miller arrested for failure to appear in court, per report

Von Miller was arrested on Sunday for failure to appear in court after a series of traffic violations last fall. A warrant for Miller's arrest has been out since January. A background check at a gun store revealed the warrant and Miller was arrested only to be released on $1,000 bail. Miller is set to begin serving a four-game suspension for a violation of league policy when the regular season gets underway.

Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar suspended four games

Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar has been suspended for the first four games of the NFL season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs. Dunbar says he mistakenly took something that prompted the failed test but that he would not appeal the suspension.

49ers Demarcus Dobbs suspended one game for substance abuse

49ers defensive end and tight end Demarcus Dobbs has been suspended for the first game of the 2013 season after violating the league's policy on substance abuse, according to Ian Rapoport. Dobbs has recorded five career tackles and never registered a reception in his NFL career.

Dolphins terminate contract of kicker Dan Carpenter

The Miami Dolphins announced Wednesday that they have terminated the contract of kicker Dan Carpenter. Carpenter was battling with rookie Caleb Sturgis for the team's starting kicker job. Sturgis, a rookie out of Florida, went 2-for-2 in his preseason debut agains the Jaguars, including a 58-yard field goal. Four of his six kickoffs went for touchbacks as well.

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