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Steelers | Looking to Lighten the Load for RB Harris? (Tue Aug 9, 03:59 PM)     [jump to this story]

Chiefs | Juju Smith-Schuster the Chiefs' top WR target? (Tue Aug 9, 12:40 PM)     [jump to this story]

Saints | Jameis Winston's foot not a big deal (Tue Aug 9, 08:46 AM)     [jump to this story]


  Raiders | Las Vegas works out 3 RBs    Tue Aug 9, 11:22 PM

Free-agent RBs LeVante Bellamy, Quay Holmes and Brenden Knox worked out for the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Footballguys view: The Raiders are looking to see what's out there. This seems like a move to update their emergency list. If they need to, the Raiders could go back and sign any one of these backs.

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  49ers | Trey Lance might play in preseason opener    Tue Aug 9, 11:02 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance might play in the preseason opener, but head coach Kyle Shanahan is still thinking about it. 'I don't know. I haven't totally thought about it yet,' Shanahan said on Tuesday, Aug. 9. 'Right now, my gut is exactly what I said. That could change after these two practices and what we see out there, but I'd definitely like to get him out there this week.'

Footballguys view: Lance needs all the work he can get. A top-3 pick in the 2021 NFL draft, Lance spent most of his rookie season learning the system on the bench behind Jimmy Garoppolo. Now, the team has turned over the reins of the offense to the second-year pro. Lance is talented but needs reps, so the team might play in the preseason opener while most starting quarterbacks don't play in that game.

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  Steelers | Chase Claypool back at practice    Tue Aug 9, 10:43 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool (shoulder) returned to practice on Monday, Aug. 8.

Footballguys view: Claypool missed about a week of practice with the shoulder injury which Mike Tomlin called a 'day-to-day' injury. The outcomes for Claypool this season vary greatly. He has upside, but with a new quarterback (most likely Mitchell Trubisky most of the season) we'll see if Claypool can bounce back from a disappointing 2021 season. We like drafting Claypool in the WR40-50 range.

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  Lions | Jeff Okudah 'lights out' in camp    Tue Aug 9, 10:31 PM

Detroit Lions CB Jeff Okudah (Achilles) has been 'lights out' and 'CB1 easily all camp long,' according to Jeff Risdon of Lions Wire on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

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  Broncos | Shoulder issue for Courtland Sutton    Tue Aug 9, 09:00 PM

Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (shoulder) is currently dealing with a shoulder injury.

Footballguys view: Sutton has struggled in practice against CB Pat Surtain. When it's CB Ron Darby covering him, Sutton can look like the Broncos version of Randy Moss. However, his high-wire act as a receiver means he'll come crashing down hard at times. The Broncos already lost WR Tim Patrick (knee) for the season to an ACL injury. They'll monitor Sutton closely as he deals with this minor shoulder problem.

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  Broncos | Ronald Darby day-to-day    Tue Aug 9, 08:55 PM

Denver Broncos CB Ronald Darby (chest) is considered day-to-day because of a chest contusion.

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  Seahawks | Jordyn Brooks not ready to practice    Tue Aug 9, 08:51 PM

Seattle Seahawks LB Jordyn Brooks (hamstring) has been able to participate in walkthroughs but is not ready to practice at this point, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

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  Texans | Darius Anderson suffers serious injury    Tue Aug 9, 08:50 PM

Houston Texans RB Darius Anderson (knee) suffered a season-ending knee injury during practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, and had to undergo immediate surgery, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Anderson was going to be hard-pressed to make the final roster for the Texans, but he could've been an option on the practice squad. The Texans have Marlon Mack as their lead back, and veteran Rex Burkhead gives them a change-of-pace option behind him. We also like rookie RB Dameon Pierce, and he's competing to work himself into the mix this season.

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  Seahawks | L.J. Collier may return soon    Tue Aug 9, 08:02 PM

Seattle Seahawks DE L.J. Collier's (elbow) elbow injury is not considered serious, and he could return to practice in the near future.

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  Seahawks | Tyreke Smith dealing with injury    Tue Aug 9, 07:59 PM

Seattle Seahawks DE Tyreke Smith (hip) is dealing with a hip injury, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

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  Seahawks | Ryan Neal may miss extended time    Tue Aug 9, 07:57 PM

Seattle Seahawks CB Ryan Neal (ankle) has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain and could be sidelined for an extended period of time.

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  Seahawks | Geno Smith to start preseason game    Tue Aug 9, 07:52 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Geno Smith is currently the leading candidate for the starting quarterback job and will start the first preseason game, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Footballguys view: The Seahawks are having a quarterback competition between Smith and Drew Lock. Smith is the leader right now, and we'll see if Lock can change their mind before the start of the regular season.

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  Seahawks | Artie Burns leaves practice    Tue Aug 9, 07:22 PM

Seattle Seahawks CB Artie Burns (groin) left practice early Tuesday, Aug. 9, because of groin injury.

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  Broncos | JaQuan Hardy to work out    Tue Aug 9, 07:21 PM

Free-agent RB JaQuan Hardy (Eagles) is scheduled to work out for the Denver Broncos, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Undrafted out of Tiffin in 2021, he signed with the Cowboys and spent a year with them. Hardy was just released by Dallas before the start of training camp. He's a big back who can live between the tackles.

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  Dolphins | Adam Shaheen traded    Tue Aug 9, 06:53 PM

Miami Dolphins TE Adam Shaheen was traded to the Houston Texans Tuesday, Aug. 9, in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round draft choice. The Texans will also receive a 2023 seventh-round draft choice in the trade.

Footballguys view: A second-round pick out of Ashland in the 2017 NFL draft, Shaheen never played up to his potential with the Bears. He was traded to the Dolphins in 2020 and ended up signing a two-year extension. Now under head coach Mike McDaniel, Shaheen's skill set just doesn't fit what the Dolphins want to do. We'll see if he can earn a depth spot with the Texans.

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  Texans | Houston acquires Adam Shaheen    Tue Aug 9, 06:26 PM

Miami Dolphins TE Adam Shaheen was acquired by the Houston Texans Tuesday, Aug. 9, in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round draft choice. The Texans will also receive a 2023 seventh-round draft choice in the trade.

Footballguys view: The Texans add another body at the tight end position, and it will be interesting to see if Shaheen - a big body receiving tight end - can finally play up to his potential. At this time, Pharaoh Brown and Brevin Jordan are the top two tight ends on the Texans' depth chart.

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  Rams | Sean McVay receives extension    Tue Aug 9, 06:26 PM

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said he signed a contract extension with the Rams during the offseason.

Footballguys view: McVay said that the Rams will officially announce his extension when a new deal with GM Les Snead is also done. There were plenty of conversations about whether or not McVay would soon retire or head off to be a TV analyst. Instead, it looks like the Rams have locked down their man for the foreseeable future.

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  Rams | Jalen Ramsey takes part in practice    Tue Aug 9, 06:22 PM

Los Angeles Rams CB Jalen Ramsey (shoulder) participated in team drills during practice Tuesday, Aug. 9.

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  Rams | Matthew Stafford practices Tuesday    Tue Aug 9, 06:16 PM

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford (elbow) participated in team drills during practice Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Footballguys view: That's good news for the veteran quarterback. Stafford is dealing with an elbow injury that Rams head coach Sean McVay called 'rare' and the team is managing his workload in training camp.

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  Saints | Marcus Davenport passes physical    Tue Aug 9, 06:15 PM

New Orleans Saints DE Marcus Davenport (finger) passed his physical Tuesday, Aug. 9, and has been activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

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  Steelers | T.D. Moultry on injured reserve    Tue Aug 9, 06:13 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers LB T.D. Moultry (undisclosed) was reverted to the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Aug. 9, after he cleared waivers.

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  Falcons | Bryce Rodgers moved to IR    Tue Aug 9, 06:02 PM

Atlanta Falcons DT Bryce Rodgers (undisclosed) was reverted to the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Aug. 9, after he cleared waivers.

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  Saints | Two players on injured list    Tue Aug 9, 06:01 PM

New Orleans Saints LB D'Marco Jackson (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Aug. 9. CB Dylan Mabin (undisclosed) was reverted to the Reserve/Injured list after clearing waivers.

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  Saints | New Orleans signs T.J. Carter    Tue Aug 9, 05:58 PM

Free-agent DT T.J. Carter (Rams) signed with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, Aug. 9. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Colts | John Hurst receives injury settlement    Tue Aug 9, 05:56 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR John Hurst (undisclosed) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Aug. 9, after the two sides reached an injury settlement.

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  Cardinals | Nate Brooks removed from roster    Tue Aug 9, 05:52 PM

Arizona Cardinals CB Nate Brooks was waived Tuesday, Aug. 9.

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  Packers | Green Bay works out four running backs    Tue Aug 9, 05:36 PM

Free-agent RB Kalen Ballage (Steelers), RB Jaylen Samuels (Cardinals) and Stevie Scott (Broncos) recently worked out for the Green Bay Packers. The team also worked out undrafted free-agent RB Calvin Turner (Hawaii).

Footballguys view: The Packers have a great duo at the top of the depth chart with Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon. Behind them, there are talented players but guys like Kylin Hill and Patrick Taylor have been banged up. The Packers are just updating their emergency list here with these workouts.

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  Jaguars | Jawaan Taylor has missed practices    Tue Aug 9, 05:23 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars OT Jawaan Taylor (hamstring) has missed some practices because of a hamstring injury but is expected to be back on the field in the near future, according to ESPN.com's Michael DiRocco.

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  Cowboys | Jeremy Sprinkle returns to practice    Tue Aug 9, 05:17 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jeremy Sprinkle (Achilles) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 9.

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  49ers | Emmanuel Moseley sidelined    Tue Aug 9, 04:46 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB Emmanuel Moseley (hamstring) has missed the last two practices because of hamstring injury but may return to practice next week.

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  Cowboys | Two on sidelines Tuesday    Tue Aug 9, 04:45 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Will Grier (groin) and CB Trevon Diggs (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 9.

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  Cowboys | CeeDee Lamb receives day off    Tue Aug 9, 04:42 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb was held out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, because of a scheduled day off.

Footballguys view: Nothing to see here people. Lamb is getting a maintenance day before the Cowboys travel for a joint practice against the Broncos on Thursday.

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  Jets | Chris Glaser signs with Jets    Tue Aug 9, 04:30 PM

Free-agent OG Chris Glaser (Chiefs) signed with New York Jets Tuesday, Aug. 9. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived OT Parker Ferguson and DE Hamilcar Rashed.

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  Chargers | Andrew Trainer waived/injured    Tue Aug 9, 04:23 PM

Los Angeles Chargers OT Andrew Trainer (undisclosed) was waived/injured Tuesday, Aug. 9.

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  Chiefs | Rashad Fenton back on field    Tue Aug 9, 04:21 PM

Kansas City Chiefs CB Rashad Fenton (shoulder) was cleared to practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, and has been activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

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  Panthers | C.J. Saunders dealing with injury    Tue Aug 9, 04:18 PM

Carolina Panthers WR C.J. Saunders (undisclosed) is currently sidelined because of a lower body injury.

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  Panthers | Ian Thomas injured Tuesday    Tue Aug 9, 04:16 PM

Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas (ribs) injured his ribs during practice Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Footballguys view: It's always something with Thomas, or at least it feels like he's always banged up. In minicamp, Thomas had a high-ankle sprain. Now, he's got a ribs injury to deal with. Earlier this offseason, Thomas signed a three-year, $16 million extension. With Thomas potentially missing time, second-year pro Tommy Tremble will get more time.

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  Titans | Tennessee makes roster moves    Tue Aug 9, 04:11 PM

Free-agent S Elijah Benton (Jets) signed with the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, Aug. 9. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived CB Kenneth George Jr. and waived/injured S Michael Griffin II (undisclosed).

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  Chiefs | Danny Shelton joins Kansas City's roster    Tue Aug 9, 04:09 PM

Free-agent DL Danny Shelton (Giants) signed an undisclosed contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

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  Browns | Jakeem Grant may have torn Achilles    Tue Aug 9, 04:04 PM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Jakeem Grant (Achilles) is believed to have suffered a torn Achilles tendon during practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, but is scheduled to undergo more test to confirm the diagnosis, according to sources.

Footballguys view: An Achilles' injury would be a season-ender for the veteran receiver. He was trying to make the Browns as a reserve receiver and special teams player this year.

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  Steelers | Looking to Lighten the Load for RB Harris?    Tue Aug 9, 03:59 PM

Mark Kaboly, from The Athletic, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers may be looking to lighten the workload for RB Najee Harris. Steelers RB coach Eddie Faulkner wants Harris to be off the field for seven extra snaps per game than in 2021.

Footballguys view: Reports about Benny Snell indicate he could be getting a bit more short-yardage and goal-line carries. Harris is the centerpiece of what the team wants to do on offense, but he can't do it all. Expect Snell to give him a breather from time to time. Undrafted rookie RB Jaylen Warren has been building some buzz as well.

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  Commanders | Sam Mills III canned    Tue Aug 9, 03:26 PM

Washington Commanders defensive line coach Sam Mills III was fired Tuesday, Aug. 9. Defensive line assistant Jeff Zgonina was promoted to replace Mills.

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  Cardinals | Cortez Davis gets deal done with Arizona    Tue Aug 9, 03:18 PM

Free-agent CB Cortez Davis (Hawaii) signed an undisclosed contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

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  Browns | Jakeem Grant could have serious leg injury    Tue Aug 9, 03:09 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Jakeem Grant (leg) was carted off the field after suffering an apparent left leg injury at practice Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Footballguys view: It's an unfortunate injury for the quick veteran receiver. Grant was trying to make the team as a reserve receiver and special teams option.

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  Jaguars | EJ Perry back to Jacksonville    Tue Aug 9, 02:22 PM

Free-agent QB EJ Perry (Jaguars) signed an undisclosed contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday, Aug. 9. QB Kyle Sloter was released to make room for him on the roster.

Footballguys view: Perry was undrafted out of Brown University this year, and he initially signed with the Jaguars after the draft. He was released with a non-injury designation in late July but now finds himself back with the team. Perry is an athletic quarterback, and that skill set makes him worth monitoring but only if you play in crazy deep dynasty formats.

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  Browns | Jordan Kunaszyk catches on with Cleveland    Tue Aug 9, 02:12 PM

Free-agent LB Jordan Kunaszyk (Commanders) signed an undisclosed contract with the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday, Aug. 9. LB Silas Kelly (undisclosed) was waived with an injury designation to make room for him on the roster.

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  Cowboys | Brett Maher back with Dallas    Tue Aug 9, 01:52 PM

Free-agent PK Brett Maher (Saints) signed an undisclosed contract with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, Aug. 9. PK Jonathan Garibay was waived to make room for him on the roster.

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  Falcons | Tyler Allgeier buried on depth chart    Tue Aug 9, 01:28 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tyler Allgeier was listed as the eighth running back on the team's initial depth chart Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Footballguys view: There's nothing more ridiculous than putting a rookie running back who may end up taking over in the backfield as no.8 on the initial depth chart. Allgeier should begin his rookie season working in tandem (but behind) Cordarrelle Patterson. As the season goes on, Allgeier could see his role grow. Don't be too dismayed that the team puts him so deep on this initial depth chart when we all know he's likely to be the no.2 back in 2022.

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  Cardinals | Arizona has big plans for Rondale Moore    Tue Aug 9, 01:18 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR Rondale Moore, who has repeatedly heard from head coach Kliff Kingsbury that he can expect to be more fully utilized across the offense this season, is also being hailed as a game changer who can give fits to opposing defense, according to receivers coach Sean Jefferson.'We've played him outside and we've played him inside, so he's gotten work at both the X and the H inside. You're going to see him in a bunch of positions, even in the backfield, coming out of the backfield. He's one of those guys who can do it all. He's quick, he's very sure-handed. He can separate in the break area, make guys miss after the catch. ... The offense is totally wide open for what he can do for us this year,' Jefferson said.

Footballguys view: The offense should have plans for a player like Moore. The second-year pro might be one of the most explosive players on the team...which is full of explosive players. Moore begins year two as a starting option opposite Marquise Brown. We'll see how A.J. Green is worked into the mix again, and then we'll see how things shake up at the position when DeAndre Hopkins returns from his six-game suspension. We like drafting Moore in the WR45-55 range.

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  Chiefs | Justin Watson set to take off?    Tue Aug 9, 01:09 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Justin Watson is a precise route-runner that the team's quarterbacks - including Patrick Mahomes - love throwing to, according to Peter King of NBC Sports.

Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick out of Pennsylvania in the 2018 NFL draft, Watson was buried on the depth chart with the Buccaneers to start his pro career. Watson signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs over the offseason, and he's looking like a player to watch as we get through camp and the preseason. Fantasy GMs in super deep dynasty formats have been monitoring Watson - even though he has not done much in the pros - due to his skilled route running and consistent hands.

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