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  Cowboys | Dallas being conservative with Dak Prescott    Tue Aug 3, 02:00 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) has not experienced any kind of setback with his shoulder injury, but head coach Mike McCarthy and the training staff have decided to be a 'little more conservative with the rehab' upon further reflection. As such, Prescott will not play in the Hall of Fame game on Thursday, Aug. 5.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. With the Hall of Fame Game, the Cowboys will be playing this week and there's no need to put Prescott out there for an exhibition game. If all continues well with his rehab, then perhaps Prescott will play in a game or two the rest of the preseason.

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  Colts | Jacob Eason to be busy in preseason opener    Tue Aug 3, 01:49 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Jacob Eason is expected to play about two quarters against the Carolina Panthers in the teams' preseason opener on Aug. 15, according to head coach Frank Reich.

Footballguys view: The Colts have to give Eason a lot of work. He's in line to be the starter with Carson Wentz out for the start of the regular season. Eason is a big-bodied pocket passer with a big arm and say-it-don't-spray-it accuracy. The Colts insist they are not interested in trading for a veteran (like Nick Foles) but that sentiment could change if Eason doesn't look good in the preseason.

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  Rams | Matthew Stafford avoids serious injury    Tue Aug 3, 01:23 PM

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) is dealing with a swollen thumb after X-rays on his injury came back negative Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Footballguys view: Great news for the Rams here. Stafford will likely miss a few days of practice but nothing more. John Wolford will get some more work while Stafford is down.

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  Texans | Deshaun Watson update    Tue Aug 3, 01:02 PM

Updating an earlier report, Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (foot, ankle) was looked at by the trainers Monday, Aug. 2, for a foot or ankle injury. He was held out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, due to the lingering injury.

Footballguys view: The Texans were in pads for the first time on Tuesday. They didn't want to get Watson hurt, so they held him out of practice. This injury could linger a little longer while the team figures out what they must do with him.

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  Texans | Deshaun Watson not at practice    Tue Aug 3, 10:28 AM

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is not on the field for the first day of padded practices Tuesday, Aug. 3.

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  Rams | Matthew Stafford injures thumb Monday    Mon Aug 2, 08:18 PM

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) injured his thumb as he hit on a helmet near the end of practice Monday, Aug. 2. Stafford did not resume throwing, but head coach Sean McVay told reporters he expects his quarterback to be OK.

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  49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo locked into starting role for now    Mon Aug 2, 07:46 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is 'too good of a player' and has played 'too good of football' to not take the starting job into Week 1, according to comments made by head coach Kyle Shanahan on Monday, Aug. 2.'I think that would be pretty tough to do so I'm not trying to put that pressure on Trey (Lance). Jimmy has played too good of football. He is too good of a player and Trey's trying to learn everything right now and soak it all in. So that's why I'd be very surprised if he was able to (overtake him),' Shanahan told reporters Monday.

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  Colts | Indy sticking with its quarterback room for now    Mon Aug 2, 07:13 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Jacob Eason is expected to receive the bulk of snaps during training camp and the preseason after general manager Chris Ballard reportedly ruled out a trade for Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles, Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew, Las Vegas Raiders QB Marcus Mariota or any other veteran quarterback 'at this time.'

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  Vikings | Minnesota signs Case Cookus    Mon Aug 2, 05:48 PM

Free-agent QB Case Cookus (Broncos) signed with the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Aug. 2. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Danny Etling claimed    Mon Aug 2, 05:26 PM

Former Seattle Seahawks QB Danny Etling was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Aug. 2.

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  Jaguars | Two players placed on COVID list    Mon Aug 2, 04:43 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB C.J. Beathard and S Jarrod Wilson were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Aug. 2.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock, Teddy Bridgewater still even    Mon Aug 2, 02:50 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock and QB Teddy Bridgewater are competing for the starting quarterback job, and head coach Vic Fangio said neither quarterback has taken the lead at this point. Lock and Bridgewater will continue to evenly split snaps during practice over the next few days.

Footballguys view: After five practices, with no pads on, things have been fairly close. Bridgewater had a bad day on Saturday (three interceptions) and Lock had a bad day last Thursday (no completions in team drills until final drill), but for the most part things are even. The team's preseason games will likely decide the starter as there's been little separation in practice. The offense will run the ball early and often in 2021. Who wins the QB job will determine a pecking order at wide receiver. If Lock is the starter, that's better for Courtland Sutton. If Bridgewater wins the job that's better for Jerry Jeudy. Stay tuned.

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  Vikings | Cole McDonald worked out    Mon Aug 2, 02:08 PM

Free-agent QB Cole McDonald (Cardinals) worked out for the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Aug. 2, according to a source.

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  Football Team | Two players considered day-to-day    Mon Aug 2, 01:39 PM

Washington Football Team DT Jonathan Allen (hamstring) and QB Kyle Allen (ankle) are considered day-to-day because of injuries.

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  Vikings | Case Cookus to join Minnesota    Mon Aug 2, 01:33 PM

Free-agent QB Case Cookus (Broncos) is expected to sign with the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

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  Colts | More on Carson Wentz    Mon Aug 2, 12:45 PM

Updating previous reports, Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) had an old injury, potentially in high school, where he unknowingly suffered a broken foot. A piece of bone has broken off from that original injury.

Footballguys view: Wentz (foot) will miss five to 12 weeks after deciding to undergo foot surgery. The team went back-and-forth on the decision for Wentz to have surgery, and a 12-week absence means Wentz would get into action around October. Adjust all Colts fantasy players accordingly as this is bad news for their offense.

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  Colts | Carson Wentz out 5-12 weeks    Mon Aug 2, 12:19 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) will miss five to 12 weeks after deciding to undergo foot surgery. Head coach Frank Reich said they went back and forth with it all weekend, but they determined surgery was the correct option.

Footballguys view: The Colts have 2020 fourth-round pick Jacob Eason as their starter right now with Wentz down for the beginning of the regular season. Rookie Sam Ehlinger will get some opportunity to do more as well. At this time, the Colts have not shown interest in adding a veteran quarterback while Wentz is out. Josina Anderson reports the Colts have had "no substantive point-to-point talks" for Bears QB Nick Foles. Most think if the Colts do make a move, it would be for Foles given his history with head coach Frank Reich.

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  Vikings | Minnesota puts three QBs on COVID list    Sun Aug 1, 11:44 PM

Minnesota Vikings QBs Kirk Cousins, Nate Stanley and Kellen Mond were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, Aug. 1.

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  Giants | NYG to try out two players    Sun Aug 1, 05:23 PM

Free-agent TE Tommy Stevens (Panthers) and WR Andy Jones (49ers) are scheduled to work out for the New York Giants.

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  NFL | Jake Rudock retires    Sun Aug 1, 04:27 PM

Free-agent QB Jake Rudock (Dolphins) has decided to retire from professional football, according to sources.

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  Chargers | KJ Costello joins Chargers    Sun Aug 1, 04:23 PM

Undrafted free-agent QB KJ Costello (Mississippi State) signed with the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Aug. 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Seahawks | Danny Etling let go    Sun Aug 1, 03:44 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Danny Etling was waived Sunday, Aug. 1.

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  Vikings | Jackson Erdmann to work out again    Sun Aug 1, 03:28 PM

Undrafted free-agent QB Jackson Erdmann (St. John's) is scheduled to work out for the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Aug. 2, according to a source.

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  Colts | No surgery for Carson Wentz yet    Sun Aug 1, 02:56 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) plans to avoid surgery at this point and will rehab his injured foot over the next few days, according to a source. Wentz has a chance to play Week 1 if he can make progress with rehab.

Footballguys view: This plan doesn't usually avoid surgery in the long run, but it can allow a team to have full availability of a player for part or all of a season. Mobility is important to Wentz's game, so while this could get 17 games played back in play for him, it is still a development that diminishes his fantasy outlook. A local report by beat writer Mike Chappell indicates that the Colts are still mulling over their options, so this may not be the last update we get on the team's decision on the plan of care for Wentz.

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  Vikings | Case Cookus to work out    Sun Aug 1, 02:22 PM

Free-agent QB Case Cookus (Broncos) is scheduled to work out for the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Aug. 2, according to a source.

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  Patriots | Jarrett Stidham to start on PUP list    Sun Aug 1, 12:51 PM

New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham (back) will start the season on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list and will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season.

Footballguys view: The Patriots don't need Stidham with Mac Jones in tow, but this does decrease the possibility that Newton would be available in a trade to a quarterback needy team if Jones runs away with the quarterback competition.

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  Vikings | Case Cookus may join Vikings    Sun Aug 1, 12:28 PM

Free-agent QB Case Cookus (Broncos) is a candidate to sign with the Minnesota Vikings in the near future, according to sources.

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  Vikings | Nate Stanley deemed close contact    Sun Aug 1, 11:02 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Nate Stanley is unable to practice as a precaution after being deemed a high-risk close contact of QB Kellen Mond (illness), who tested positive for COVID-19. Stanley will need to quarantine for at least five days since he is not fully vaccinated.

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  Seahawks | Sean Mannion headed to Seattle    Sat Jul 31, 09:25 PM

Free-agent QB Sean Mannion (Vikings) reportedly agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, July 31.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott working on the side    Sat Jul 31, 07:35 PM

Updating an ongoing story, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) took part in individual drills Saturday, July 31, but did not throw once again, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

Footballguys view: We can't be sure if this absence will be days or weeks. It will give Ben Dinucci, Garrett Gilbert, and Cooper Rush a chance to assert themselves as the backup quarterback. We haven't moved Prescott down in rankings significantly, but it will give us pause if he can't suit up during the preseason.

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  Vikings | Kellen Mond tests positive for COVID-19    Sat Jul 31, 05:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kellen Mond (illness) tested positive for COVID-19, a source said Saturday, July 31. As a result, QB Kirk Cousins will not practice as a precaution after being deemed a close contact. The team will be without three quarterbacks for Saturday's night practice as Minnesota performs contact tracing.

Footballguys view: This is a reminder that covid is going to affect player availability again this season. Unvaccinated players will be subject to a longer absence than vaccinated players, although we may not learn that a player is unvaccinated until the length of his absence is announced. Teams may go back to carrying an emergency quarterback on the practice squad to avoid what happened to Denver last year when they had to start Kendall Hinton.

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  Jets | Zach Wilson struggles in first practice    Sat Jul 31, 02:39 PM

New York Jets QB Zach Wilson completed 1-for-7 passes in the red zone during team drills Friday, July 30, and he clearly struggled in his first NFL practice, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. Wilson completed 3-for-8 with an interception and threw a few others that nearly were picked off in the rest of practice, but Vacchiano noted it should be expected since Wilson is a rusty rookie quarterback who hadn't practiced in 43 days. To the contrary, Wilson completed a 50-yard pass to rookie WR Elijah Moore, which excited the team.

Footballguys view: Wilson is going to be the starter no matter how he performs in training camp, but you hope to see improvement as camp goes on. The Carolina Panthers defense might be a good one to target in Week 1 DFS lineups and a last round draft pick for streamers.

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  Colts | Brett Hundley signed by Indy    Sat Jul 31, 02:03 PM

Free-agent QB Brett Hundley (Cardinals) was signed an undisclosed contract Saturday, July 31, with the Indianapolis Colts.

Footballguys view: Hundley comes to the Colts because they are without starter Carson Wentz due to a foot injury suffered in practice this week. Wentz may miss the early part of the regular season and that means Jacob Eason will be their starter. Behind Eason, Hundley competes with guys like Sam Ehlinger and UDFA Jalen Morton to establish the depth chart.

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  Bills | No progress on Josh Allen extension talks    Sat Jul 31, 08:17 AM

There has been no recent progress toward a contract extension between the Buffalo Bills and QB Josh Allen, according to NFL Network's Kim Jones. Both sides could agree to shelve discussions until after the season if no deal has been reached by Aug. 15.

Footballguys view: Allen is in line to become one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league. He's waiting for a new deal just like other first-round QBs from his class (2018) Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson. The Bills are likely waiting for the other two in order to structure Allen's deal. They picked up his fifth-year option and have Allen under control through the 2022 season, but the sooner they sign him the better as his price is just going to keep going up.

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  Vikings | Irv Smith showing chemistry with Kirk Cousins    Fri Jul 30, 10:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith has shown better chemistry with QB Kirk Cousins through the first three days of training camp than Cousins did with former Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph. Vikings reporter Judd Zulgad believes this could result in a big season for Smith. Zulgad said, 'There has been talk about how much of a factor the recently signed Dede Westbrook might be as the third wide receiver. But it's much more likely that if someone other than Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen put up significant numbers, it will be Smith.'

Footballguys view: Smith is in for a breakout season if he finally plays up to his potential. Rudolph is gone to the Giants, and Smith now gets to be that third target in the passing game behind Jefferson and Thielen. He's a mid-range TE2 with upside for Fantasy GMs.

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  Giants | Sean Mannion worked out    Fri Jul 30, 07:15 PM

Free-agent QB Sean Mannion (Vikings) worked out for the New York Giants Friday, July 30.

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  Patriots | Surgery for Jarrett Stidham    Fri Jul 30, 06:50 PM

New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham (back) underwent back surgery Wednesday July 28, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: Stidham is expected to be sidelined for about 12 weeks. The Patriots have Cam Newton and Mac Jones as potential starters in 2021. Newton could win the job to begin the regular season but Jones was their first-round pick and can be their quarterback of the future.

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  Colts | Carson Wentz may need surgery    Fri Jul 30, 06:03 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) is expected to miss the entire preseason and may need to undergo surgery, according to sources.

Footballguys view: He hopes to play through the injury, but he likely would miss regular season time if he undergoes surgery. Stay tuned. Jacob Eason will start if Wentz misses time.

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  Colts | Carson Wentz to meet with specialist    Fri Jul 30, 03:35 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) is scheduled to meet with a foot specialist in the near future, according to sources. The team will have a firmer timetable after the visit.

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  Giants | Daniel Jones struggles on Day 3 of camp    Fri Jul 30, 02:15 PM

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones' performance on Day 3 of training camp was 'brutal,' according to NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt. Jones struggled to show any chemistry with this top receivers, especially WR Kenny Golladay. While Rosenblatt acknowledged it is too early in camp to be negative, he wrote, 'There wasn't really anything positive to take away from Jones' performance.'

Footballguys view: It's Day 3 of camp, not the third preseason game of the year. Jones is in a make-or-break year, and it would be nice to hear better things coming out of Giants camp. It sounds like he's struggling mightily but has a chance to turn things around (as much as he can) before the start of the regular season.

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  Colts | Carson Wentz undergoing tests    Fri Jul 30, 12:48 PM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) is undergoing tests Friday, July 30, on his injured foot, and the team is awaiting a firm diagnosis before proceeding.

Footballguys view: Some reports say the team isn't concerned, but they didn't show concern about Andrew Luck until they announced he was retiring. We'll be on the edge of our seats waiting for follow up news on this developing situation.

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  Colts | Carson Wentz idle    Fri Jul 30, 11:36 AM

Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) is out of practice Friday, July 30, due to an undisclosed foot injury.

Footballguys view: Wentz is out indefinitely for further examination to determine the severity of the injury and next steps. This could be a very serious development for the Colts, one that has them looking at veteran quarterbacks in a trade or even wooing Philip Rivers to come out of retirement. If you're drafting today, bump Wentz out of your quarterback rankings and think twice before taking Jonathan Taylor in the first round.

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  Jets | Zach Wilson terms    Fri Jul 30, 09:46 AM

Updating previous reports, New York Jets QB Zach Wilson received a four-year, $35.1 million fully guaranteed deal. The deal includes a $22.9 million signing bonus and a fifth-year team option. The Jets got the offset language they wanted in the contract, which reduces what they'd have to pay Wilson if they cut him and he signs somewhere else. And Wilson will get his entire signing bonus paid within 15 days instead of having some of it deferred to 2022.

Footballguys view: This situation seemed absurd, so it's no surprise that it was resolved quickly. We're looking forward to seeing and hearing how Wilson is doing in camp and which of his receivers he is targeting the most frequently and accurately.

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  Jaguars | Jake Luton ready to practice    Thu Jul 29, 06:43 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Jake Luton was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, July 29.

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  Cardinals | No practice for DeAndre Hopkins    Thu Jul 29, 05:01 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, July 29, because of a minor injury, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott limited Thursday    Thu Jul 29, 04:51 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) was scheduled to be a limited participant in practice Thursday, July 29.

Footballguys view: This injury is considered minor. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Prescott could resume throwing in two to three days.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers agrees to reworked deal    Thu Jul 29, 04:42 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers agreed to terms on a restructured contract with the Packers Thursday, July 29, according to a source. Terms of the reworked deal were not disclosed.

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  Jets | Zach Wilson, NYJ agree to contract    Thu Jul 29, 03:58 PM

New York Jets first-round draft choice QB Zach Wilson agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Jets Thursday, July 29, according to a source. The deal includes a fifth-year option, but financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott has slight shoulder strain    Thu Jul 29, 11:37 AM

Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) has a slight shoulder strain that the team is optimistic he'll return in a few days from.

Footballguys view: This sounds like a minor injury but it's a situation to watch. The Cowboys offense was not the same when Prescott went down last year, and that was with Andy Dalton at quarterback. With Dalton gone to Chicago, guys like Ben DiNucci, Cooper Rush and Garrett Gilbert will get more time.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson, Gus Edwards on COVID list    Wed Jul 28, 07:35 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson and RB Gus Edwards were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, July 28.

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