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NFL Roundup: Bryant gets ok to break curfew, Giants to activate Beckum

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had permission to be out past his mandated midnight curfew, ESPN Dallas reported Saturday.

The troubled Bryant has several guidelines he must follow from the team and his advisor, David Wells, because of his July arrest for domestic violence.

Bryant was seen at a Dallas nightclub Friday night celebrating his birthday, which is Sunday. A photo on Twitter claimed Bryant was with former Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West and free agent forward Josh Howard after midnight.

One of Bryant's conditions is that he cannot stay out past midnight. However, Wells confirmed that Bryant had permission to be out past his curfew.

"He had a security person there with him and some of his teammates were there too," Wells said Saturday.

The Cowboys play at the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night.

Wells said that Bryant arrived on time for a Saturday morning walkthrough practice and another source told ESPN Dallas that he was expected to participate in that session. Bryant is listed as questionable on the team's injury report with a sore hip.

Team officials were not available for comment regarding Bryant getting prior approval to be out past his curfew.

Bryant was arrested on a misdemeanor for an incident involving his mother. He was not available for comment.

Bryant has 41 catches for 488 yards with two touchdowns this season.

---The New York Giants confirmed Saturday they will activate tight end Travis Beckum from the physically-unable-to-perform list.

To make room for Beckum, the team waived offensive lineman Mitch Petrus.

The move was made because they were concerned about tight end Bear Pascoe's injured ankle.

The Giants host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

---Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen and defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins are questionable for Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints.

NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk reported that Allen did not practice Friday after hurting his hamstring Thursday and Jenkins practiced Saturday, even though he has a knee injury.

Also, wide receiver Mardy Gilyard (hamstring) and guard Danny Watkins (ankle) are ruled out. Cornerback Brandon Boykin (toe), tackle King Dunlap (hamstring) and defensive end Phillip Hunt (calf) are probable.

---The Philadelphia Eagles activated defensive tackle Mike Patterson from the reserve/non-football illness list and released linebacker Jason Williams, the team announced Saturday.

Patterson is eligible to play Monday night against the New Orleans Saints.

--- The Miami Dolphins signed safety Anderson Russell from the practice squad, it was announced today. The 6-0, 208 pound Russell signed with Miami on September 7,2011 and spent that season on the team's practice squad and was with the Dolphins throughout the 2012 preseason. Russell also played in two games with the Washington Redskins in 2010 after originally joining the team as undrafted college free agent. He attended Ohio State where he notched 38 career starts and six career interceptions. Russell was also a Big-Ten All Academic choice with the Buckeyes. Born May 20, 1987, Russell attended Marist High School in Atlanta, Georgia.

---The Green Bay Packers activated LB Frank Zombo from reserve/physically unable to perform. The transaction was announced Saturday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson. Zombo, a 6-foot-3, 254-pound third-year player out of Central Michigan, played in 18 games with nine starts for the Packers in 2010-11.
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