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Panthers | Carolina won't rush to name QB (Sat Aug 6, 02:30 PM)     [jump to this story]

Buccaneers | Mike Evans is day-to-day (Sat Aug 6, 02:07 PM)     [jump to this story]

Vikings | Irv Smith injury update (Sat Aug 6, 01:59 PM)     [jump to this story]


  Jaguars | Jacksonville works out two running backs    Sun Aug 7, 10:50 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars worked out free-agent RBs Scottie Phillips (Texans) and Dexter Williams (USFL) Saturday, Aug. 6.

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  Bears | C.J. Avery waived/injured    Sun Aug 7, 10:40 AM

Chicago Bears LB C.J. Avery (undisclosed) was waived/injured Sunday, Aug. 7.

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  Chiefs | DeAndre Baker released    Sun Aug 7, 10:26 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs released CB DeAndre Baker Sunday, Aug. 7, according to a league source.

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  Bears | Byron Pringle expected to be ready for regular season    Sun Aug 7, 09:57 AM

Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Byron Pringle (quadriceps) is expected to return from his quadriceps injury in time for the season opener, according to head coach Matt Eberflus.

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  Giants | Marcus McKethan out for season    Sun Aug 7, 09:40 AM

Updating previous reports, New York Giants OG Marcus McKethan (knee) will miss the entire 2022 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a scrimmage Friday, Aug. 5.

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  Bears | Byron Pringle to miss time    Sat Aug 6, 11:04 PM

Chicago Bears WR Byron Pringle (quadriceps) will miss 'a little bit' of time while dealing with a quadriceps injury, head coach Matt Eberflus said Saturday, Aug. 6.

Footballguys view: N'keal Harry is fitting in with his new team and he could end up with a core role in the Bears passing game, with Pringle as the main competition for a starting role outside.

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  Bears | Velus Jones sidelined    Sat Aug 6, 11:01 PM

Chicago Bears WR Velus Jones (undisclosed) missed his second straight practice Saturday, Aug. 6.

Footballguys view: Jones is competing for a big role in an undermanned passing game. He has some return game chops and can be used as a ballcarrier and on screens and plays designed to get the ball in his hands. He needs to get on the field to increase his chances of mattering for the Bears, and maybe in deep fantasy leagues.

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  Browns | Anthony Schwartz returns to practice    Sat Aug 6, 10:59 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Anthony Schwartz (knee) returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 6, after missing a week.

Footballguys view: Schwartz has the best deep speed of any of the Browns receivers. He should be an important tactical piece to stretch defenses in passing situations and a chunk play target off of play action.

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  Browns | Stephen Weatherly to the IR    Sat Aug 6, 10:55 PM

Cleveland Browns DE Stephen Weatherly (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Aug. 6.

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  Browns | Javon Wims activated    Sat Aug 6, 10:54 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Javon Wims (illness) was activated from the Active/Non-Football Illness list Saturday, Aug. 6.

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  Ravens | Devin Duvernay returns    Sat Aug 6, 10:51 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Devin Duvernay (thigh) returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 6, after missing time with a thigh injury.

Footballguys view: Good to see Duvernay get back out there for the Ravens. The speedy receiver is competing to be the no.2 receiver on the depth chart behind Rashod Bateman.

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  Bears | Javin White lands in Chicago    Sat Aug 6, 10:48 PM

Free-agent S Javin White (Jets) agreed to sign with the Chicago Bears Saturday, Aug. 6, according to a league source.

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  Broncos | Netane Muti nursing knee injury    Sat Aug 6, 10:44 PM

Denver Broncos OG Netane Muti (knee) is dealing with a knee issue, head coach Nathaniel Hackett said Saturday, Aug. 6.

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  Saints | Jerald Hawkins to the IR    Sat Aug 6, 10:42 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Jerald Hawkins (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Aug. 6, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Quad injury for Myron Mitchell     Sat Aug 6, 10:30 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Myron Mitchell (quadriceps) did not practice Saturday, Aug. 6, due to tightness in his quadriceps.

Footballguys view: Mitchell is buried on the depth chart, but he could make the team's practice squad again. He was undrafted out of UAB in 2021, but Mitchell spent most of his rookie season on the Vikings practice squad. He was signed to a reserve/futures deal early in 2022.

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  Commanders | Hamstring issue for Cole Turner    Sat Aug 6, 10:19 PM

Washington Commanders TE Cole Turner (hamstring) missed practice Saturday, Aug. 6, as a result of a hamstring injury.

Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick out of Nevada in the 2022 NFL draft, Turner is trying to win a spot on the 53-man roster. With Logan Thomas on the PUP list, John Bates is the primary tight end at the position in training camp. If healthy, Turner could be as high as the no.2 tight end on the depth chart if Thomas begins the regular season on the PUP list.

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  Cardinals | Rodney Hudson dealing with knee issue    Sat Aug 6, 10:17 PM

Arizona Cardinals C Rodney Hudson (knee) is battling a knee injury, head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Saturday, Aug. 6.

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  Cardinals | Kingsley Keke in COVID protocol    Sat Aug 6, 10:13 PM

Arizona Cardinals DE Kingsley Keke (illness) was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Aug. 6.

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  Vikings | Kene Nwangwu back on the field    Sat Aug 6, 10:10 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Kene Nwangwu (leg) returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 6.

Footballguys view: Nwangwu is a talented second-year back who is trying to earn the no.3 spot on the depth chart behind Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison.

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  Chargers | Donald Parham injures leg    Sat Aug 6, 10:03 PM

Los Angeles Chargers TE Donald Parham (thigh) was helped off the field by trainers during practice Saturday, Aug. 6, and left the facility with his left thigh wrapped.

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  Ravens | J.K. Dobbins could be re-evaluated Monday    Sat Aug 6, 06:57 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins (knee) could be re-evaluated Monday, Aug. 8, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

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  Browns | Kareem Hunt skipping team drills    Sat Aug 6, 05:18 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt skipped team drills during training camp practice Saturday, Aug. 6, according to a source.

Footballguys view: There are potential problems brewing between Hunt and the Browns. Hunt reportedly told the Browns to either pay him or trade him.

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  Rams | Matthew Stafford taking normal reps    Sat Aug 6, 05:09 PM

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford (elbow) appeared to be taking normal reps during individual and 7-on-7 drills during training camp practice Saturday, Aug. 6.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews sitting preseason opener    Sat Aug 6, 05:05 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson and TE Mark Andrews won't play in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 11.

Footballguys view: No worries here. Jackson and Andrews are a great combination for the Ravens and for Fantasy GMs. Neither one needs to play in the preseason opener.

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  Rams | Jalen Ramsey makes padded debut    Sat Aug 6, 03:54 PM

Los Angeles Rams CB Jalen Ramsey (shoulder) practiced in pads for the first time in training camp on Saturday, Aug. 6.

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  Buccaneers | Gio Bernard returns to practice    Sat Aug 6, 03:49 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Giovani Bernard (undisclosed) returned to practice on Friday, Aug. 5.

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  Cardinals | Kyler Murray returns to practice    Sat Aug 6, 03:47 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (illness) returned to practice on Saturday, Aug. 6, after missing five days due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Footballguys view: This was the team's plan. When Murray tested positive for COVID it was reported that he would miss a few days and be back on August 6th.

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  Giants | Marcus McKethan placed on IR    Sat Aug 6, 03:29 PM

New York Giants OG Marcus McKethan (knee) was placed on injured reserve on Saturday, Aug. 6, due to an unspecified anterior cruciate ligament injury.

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  Giants | Azeez Ojulari nearing return    Sat Aug 6, 03:04 PM

New York Giants LB Azeez Ojulari (hamstring) remains on the non-football injury list but could be activated in the next week, according to a source on Friday, Aug. 5.

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  Giants | Ricky Seals-Jones absent again    Sat Aug 6, 03:02 PM

New York Giants TE Ricky Seals-Jones (undisclosed) has missed six practices in a row due to an undisclosed injury, per Dan Duggan of The Athletic on Friday, Aug. 5.

Footballguys view: Seals-Jones was supposed to be the answer for the Giants after losing Evan Engram (Jaguars) in free agency. Instead, he's missed time due to an undisclosed injury. With rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger getting first-team reps, the team could decide to go in a different direction when Seals-Jones is healthy. Stay tuned to this battle in training camp and the preseason....if Seals-Jones can get out there.

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  Giants | Daniel Bellinger 'clearly the No. 1'    Sat Aug 6, 02:57 PM

New York Giants TE Daniel Bellinger 'was clearly the No. 1 tight end' during the team's scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 5, per Dan Duggan of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: Ricky Seals-Jones is missing time due to an undisclosed injury. That opens the door for Bellinger. It seems like the rookie is taking over at the position. He's not a mismatch nightmare, but Bellinger works hard to get open and has strong hands.

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  Giants | Darius Slayton running with the threes    Sat Aug 6, 02:51 PM

New York Giants WR Darius Slayton was working with the third-team offense in practice on Friday, Aug. 5, per Dan Duggan of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: Slayton is in danger of not making the 53-man roster. Reports indicated the Giants were shopping him around the draft but obviously didn't find any takers. Perhaps a chance of scenery would be best for both sides.

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  Chiefs | Devin Gray signing with KC    Sat Aug 6, 02:33 PM

Free-agent WR Devin Gray (USFL) is signing a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs after a recent workout, per his agent on Saturday, Aug. 6. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Gray has spent some time in the NFL, mostly with the Falcons (2018-2020) after he signed as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati. Last year with the Philadelphia Stars of the USFL, Gray started eight games, recording 25 receptions for 210 yards and two touchdowns. In the USFL title game, Gray caught 5-of-7 passes for 46 yards and one touchdown. He can contribute as a receiver and as a return man on special teams.

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  Panthers | Carolina won't rush to name QB    Sat Aug 6, 02:30 PM

The Carolina Panthers don't plan to name their starting quarterback until after the Friday, Aug. 19 preseason game, but could wait longer if none of the candidates separate themselves, according to head coach Matt Rhule on Saturday, Aug. 6. The top two candidates for the job are QBs Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold.

Footballguys view: Mayfield versus Darnold isn't a great card, but it's what the Panthers have. After making the move to acquire Mayfield via trade from the Browns, it would be a bit of a surprise if he doesn't end up winning the job. Whoever loses will be the primary backup with rookie Matt Corral working as a developmental quarterback.

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  Browns | Anthony Walker Jr. taken off NFI    Sat Aug 6, 02:17 PM

Cleveland Browns LB Anthony Walker Jr. (groin) was removed from the non-football injury list on Saturday, Aug. 6.

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  Browns | Michael Woods to miss some time    Sat Aug 6, 02:13 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Michael Woods II (hamstring) will miss 'some time' with an unspecified left hamstring injury, head coach Kevin Stefanski said on Saturday, Aug. 6.

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  Jets | Duane Brown visiting Jets    Sat Aug 6, 02:10 PM

Free-agent OT Duane Brown (Seahawks) is visiting the New York Jets and will attend the Green and White scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 6, per source.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans is day-to-day    Sat Aug 6, 02:07 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (hamstring) is day-to-day with an unspecified hamstring injury, head coach Todd Bowles said on Saturday, Aug. 6. 'He's sore,' Bowles said. 'He's day-to-day. He'll be fine, it's just a matter of when we put him out there.'

Footballguys view: Evans is a seasoned veteran who doesn't need a ton of work in training camp or the preseason. Expect the Buccaneers to take it easy on him and ease Evans back into action when his hamstring is feeling better.

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  Vikings | Irv Smith injury update    Sat Aug 6, 01:59 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (thumb) had ligament damage in his thumb, which led to his having surgery recently, head coach Kevin O'Connell said on Saturday, Aug. 6. O'Connell also noted that Smith has already switched from a hard cast to a softer one.

Footballguys view: O'Connell has previously said Smith should be ready for Week 1. Smith missed last year due to a knee injury, and this thumb injury is not as big of a setback. If healthy, Smith could perform like a TE2 with upside for Fantasy GMs. We're much more excited about the Vikings' passing attack with O'Connell running the show.

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  Saints | Kiko Alonso retires    Sat Aug 6, 01:44 PM

New Orleans Saints LB Kiko Alonso decided to retire on Saturday, Aug. 6, per source, just one day after signing with the Saints.

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  Raiders | Josh Jacobs sees action in HOF game    Sat Aug 6, 01:33 PM

Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs played two entire series and had seven touches (five carries, two receptions) that resulted in 44 yards (6.0 yards per carry) in the Hall of Fame game victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacobs played despite the Raiders sitting other key offensive starters, which raised some eyebrows. 'I always think it's good for backs to carry the ball in the preseason,' head coach Josh McDaniels said after Thursday's game. 'There's a lot of things that happen when you're getting tackled and hit that you can't simulate in practice. I think all our guys had the ball tonight. I think all our guys either caught it or were handed the ball and had to get tackled. We can't really simulate that or rep that in practice.'

Footballguys view: Jacobs is the top back, with Kenyan Drake as the receiving threat. Add in rookie Zamir White, and you can see how the Raiders are going to use a stable of backs this year. Adjust projections accordingly.

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  49ers | Niners sign two players    Sat Aug 6, 01:10 PM

Free-agent WR Willie Snead (Panthers) and OL Jordan Mills (Saints) signed one-year contracts with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, Aug. 6. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas progressing    Sat Aug 6, 01:08 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) took part in drills on Saturday, Aug. 6, for the first time since being activated off the active/physically unable to perform list. Thomas came away with no issues afterwards.

Footballguys view: Watch Thomas's ADP rise as the regular season gets closer, especially if the reports stay positive about his progress. It's been some time since Fantasy GMs could rely on Thomas as a fantasy starter, but at the right spot in your draft he could represent value.

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  Panthers | Marquis Haynes carted off    Sat Aug 6, 12:49 PM

Carolina Panthers DE Marquis Haynes (knee) suffered an unspecified left knee injury during practice on Saturday, Aug. 6, and had to be carted off the field.

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  Titans | Dylan Cole avoids serious injury    Sat Aug 6, 12:22 PM

Tennessee Titans LB Dylan Cole (undisclosed) avoided a serious injury during practice on Friday, Aug. 5, and should be back in a few days, per Paul Kuharsky.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady returns to practice    Sat Aug 6, 12:19 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (personal) returned to practice on Saturday, Aug. 6, after missing the previous two because of a day off and a personal matter.

Footballguys view: Brady is good to go. He only needs to get to the regular season and the games that count. Fantasy GMs are once again expecting Brady to be a top-5 fantasy quarterback.

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  Steelers | Kenny Pickett 3rd on depth chart    Sat Aug 6, 12:14 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Kenny Pickett is listed as the No. 3 quarterback on the team's first depth chart that was released on Friday, Aug. 5.

Footballguys view: The Steelers aren't handing Pickett anything. Pickett is behind Mitchell Trubisky (No. 1) and Mason Rudolph (No. 2) on the depth chart. He's struggled at times during camp, but the Steelers are developing him as a future starter with no pressure to start right now. If/when they're knocked out of playoff contention this year, Pickett could see the field to get some important experience to build on for the future.

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  Browns | Anthony Walker activated    Sat Aug 6, 11:51 AM

The Cleveland Browns activated LB Anthony Walker (undisclosed) from the Active/Non-Football Injury list Saturday, Aug. 6.

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  Browns | David Bell off PUP list    Sat Aug 6, 11:48 AM

The Cleveland Browns activated WR David Bell (foot) from the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Aug. 6.

Footballguys view: A third-round pick out of Purdue in the 2022 NFL draft, Bell has a nice size/speed combination. A minor foot injury caused him to miss the beginning of camp, and now the rookie is going to try and play catch up on the practice field. Some reports indicate he could be the frontrunner to replace Jarvis Landry as the team's slot receiver. Bell was reportedly a favorite of Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski throughout the draft process.

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  Bears | DeMarquis Gates signed    Sat Aug 6, 11:44 AM

The Chicago Bears signed free-agent DL DeMarquis Gates (USFL) Saturday, Aug. 6, according to a league source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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