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  Steelers | Early exit for Pat Freiermuth on Tuesday    Tue Aug 3, 02:56 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth (shoulder) was unable to finish practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, and was later spotted icing his left shoulder.

Footballguys view: No idea of the severity just yet. Freiermuth has drawn a lot of "Baby Gronk" comparisons because of his size and strength combination, but we think he's actually more like former Steelers tight end Heath Miller. We'll see if the rookie from Penn State has to miss some time due to this shoulder injury.

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  Cardinals | Christian Kirk not practicing    Tue Aug 3, 02:39 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (undisclosed) has been nursing a minor undisclosed injury recently, but head coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters Tuesday, Aug. 3, that he expects Kirk back 'soon.'

Footballguys view: It's an undisclosed injury so who knows what's keeping Kirk out of action. If he's going to return soon as Kingsbury says then it must not be anything too major.

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  Jets | Elijah Moore rises up depth chart    Tue Aug 3, 02:30 PM

New York Jets WR Elijah Moore worked with the first team - ahead of Keelan Cole - on the first play of practice for the first time Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Footballguys view: The drumbeat continues. All offseason long we've heard nothing but good things about the rookie Moore coming out of Jets camp. He's working with the first team early in training camp and we're excited to see what he can do in the preseason.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen nowhere close to return    Tue Aug 3, 02:21 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen (knee) is 'weeks away' from being activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to comments made by head coach Matt Nagy on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Footballguys view: If he's 'weeks away' then that means Cohen is unlikely to return for training camp and the preseason. In fact, there's a chance that Cohen could begin the regular season on the PUP list. This means the Bears could lean on Damien Williams to do a little more when starter David Montgomery needs a rest.

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  Panthers | Keith Kirkwood injury update    Tue Aug 3, 02:11 PM

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers WR Keith Kirkwood (undisclosed) was released from the hospital and is doing well after he was taken off the practice field on a stretcher Tuesday, Aug. 3.

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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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  Falcons | Calvin Ridley feeling confident in foot    Tue Aug 3, 01:39 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley told reporters Tuesday, Aug. 3, that his surgically repaired foot is 'totally, definitely fixed.' Ridley added that his foot was not in good shape last season.

Footballguys view: Ridley was bothered by his foot injury for most of the 2020 season and that's why he had offseason surgery to repair it. What he was able to do on a bad foot (90 catches, 1,374 yards, nine touchdowns) is incredible in hindsight. This year with Julio Jones traded away Ridley is set to be targeted early and often in 2021.

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  Giants | Kenny Golladay's day cut short Tuesday    Tue Aug 3, 01:32 PM

New York Giants WR Kenny Golladay (leg) suffered an apparent left leg injury during practice Tuesday, Aug. 3. He immediately went to the sideline and then with trainers inside the team's facility for further evaluation, according to a source.

Footballguys view: We'll have to wait and see what's going on with Golladay before commenting further. The Giants no.1 receiver is there to help QB Daniel Jones in a make-or-break year for the young passer. We'll see what's going on with his leg when more information is revealed.

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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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  Chiefs | Tyreek Hill a no-go Tuesday    Tue Aug 3, 01:20 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (knee) did not take part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, due to knee tendinitis, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Footballguys view: Hill is getting some rest and the team might limit him in the preseason. Once the regular season hits, Hill should be back to his normal self. Hill is a late first-round pick in most formats, with a current ADP of WR2 (1.11) in 12-team PPR formats.

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  Falcons | Atlanta checks in on D'Onta Foreman    Tue Aug 3, 01:12 PM

Free-agent RB D'Onta Foreman (Titans) is trying out with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Footballguys view: Foreman is a big veteran back who runs with authority when healthy. The Falcons haven't made a move yet, so they might just be updating their emergency list here.

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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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  Panthers | Darius Clark carted off    Tue Aug 3, 11:19 AM

Carolina Panthers RB Darius X. Clark (undisclosed) was carted off the field at practice Tuesday, Aug. 3.

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  Panthers | Keith Kirkwood carted off    Tue Aug 3, 11:16 AM

Carolina Panthers WR Keith Kirkwood (neck) was carted off the field at practice Tuesday, Aug. 3. He had movement in his lower body and no pain in his neck.

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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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  Giants | Alfred Morris returns to NY Giants    Mon Aug 2, 11:56 PM

Free-agent RB Alfred Morris (Giants) signed an undisclosed contract with the New York Giants on Monday, Aug. 2.

Footballguys view: Morris is back with the Giants to give them veteran depth in the backfield. The Giants say there's a chance Saquon Barkley will be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. If he's not, then they could turn to Devontae Booker and Morris to run the rock.

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  Titans | Julio Jones makes early exit Monday    Mon Aug 2, 10:05 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Julio Jones (undisclosed) left practice early after falling awkwardly during practice Monday, Aug. 2.

Footballguys view: Although he did not return, head coach Mike Vrabel told reporters afterward that Jones was merely being rested for the rest of practice.

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  Falcons | Atlanta takes a look at four players    Mon Aug 2, 09:20 PM

Free-agent P Cameron Nizialek, WR Jonathan Adams, P Colby Wadman and P Matt Wile worked out for the Atlanta Falcons on Monday, Aug. 2.

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  Jets | Elijah Moore continues to impress    Mon Aug 2, 09:03 PM

New York Jets WR Elijah Moore has been 'unstoppable' through five days of training camp and 'one of the best players' over that span, according to DJ Bien-Aime II of the New York Daily News.'He's got the ability to play outside, inside, gadget, whatever you want to do. The reason why he's able to do that is because of his mental capacity, the young man is very smart. ... He knows all three positions at the receiver spot. And because of it and his ability to move around, he's gonna have a bright future,' head coach Robert Saleh said.

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  Cardinals | A.J. Green receives hefty praise from teammate    Mon Aug 2, 08:42 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR A.J. Green still 'has a lot in the tank' and is 'still in his prime,' according to teammate DeAndre Hopkins.'I probably haven't played with anyone of his caliber. ... I know you guys are probably going to take that run with it. ... The reason I say that, A.J. still has a lot in the tank. The other two (likely) Hall of Famers I played with (Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Johnson), I'd say, were at the end of their career. They taught me a lot, but I feel like A.J. is still in his prime,' Hopkins said.

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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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  Cardinals | Rondale Moore making big impression early    Mon Aug 2, 07:56 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR Rondale Moore has been nearly impossible to cover during the early part of training camp, according to Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki of the Cards Cover 2 podcast.

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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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  Chiefs | Evan Baylis suffers injury    Mon Aug 2, 06:37 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Evan Baylis (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during practice Monday, Aug. 2.

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  Ravens | Miles Boykin leaves early    Mon Aug 2, 06:16 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Miles Boykin (hamstring) left practice early Monday, Aug. 2, because of a hamstring injury.

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  Cardinals | Six off COVID list    Mon Aug 2, 05:50 PM

Arizona Cardinals OT Kelvin Beachum, C Rodney Hudson, WR Andy Isabella, OG Justin Pugh, WR KeeSean Johnson and WR Isaac Whitney were activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Aug. 2.

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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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  Raiders | Jalen Richard activated    Mon Aug 2, 05:37 PM

Las Vegas Raiders RB Jalen Richard was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Aug. 2. The team also waived RB Darius X. Jackson.

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  Chiefs | Chris Finke let go    Mon Aug 2, 05:34 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Finke (undisclosed) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Aug. 2, after the two sides reached an injury settlement.

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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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  Dolphins | Salvon Ahmed injured Monday    Mon Aug 2, 04:40 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Salvon Ahmed (undisclosed) left practice early Monday, Aug. 2, because of an undisclosed injury.

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  Bears | Dazz Newsome ready to practice    Mon Aug 2, 04:17 PM

Chicago Bears WR Dazz Newsome (shoulder) was activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Aug. 2.

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  Dolphins | Gabe Holmes joins Miami    Mon Aug 2, 03:48 PM

Free-agent TE Gabe Holmes (Colts) signed with the Miami Dolphins Monday, Aug. 2, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Dolphins | Miami signs two TEs    Mon Aug 2, 03:31 PM

Undrafted free-agent TE Sal Cannella (Auburn) and TE Kalif Jackson (Grambling State) signed with the Miami Dolphins Monday, Aug. 2. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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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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  Jaguars | Jamal Agnew activated    Mon Aug 2, 02:06 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jamal Agnew (undisclosed) was activated from the Active/Non-Football Injury list Monday, Aug. 2.

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  Chiefs | Groin injuries for two players    Mon Aug 2, 02:00 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Chad Williams (groin) and S Juan Thornhill (groin) are dealing with groin injuries, according to head coach Andy Reid.

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  Ravens | Marquise Brown expected to miss more time    Mon Aug 2, 01:53 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise Brown's (hamstring) hamstring injury is more serious than the team initially thought, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

Footballguys view: This is not the injury you want to see with a super fast and super quick receiver like Brown. Hamstring injuries can linger if not given time to rest. Brown has missed the last three practices because of the injury.

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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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  Titans | Two players ready to practice    Mon Aug 2, 01:32 PM

Tennessee Titans RB Jeremy McNichols (undisclosed) and OT Ty Sambrailo (undisclosed) were activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Aug. 2.

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  Saints | Dylan Soehner on injured reserve    Mon Aug 2, 01:27 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Dylan Soehner (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Aug. 2.

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  Vikings | Olabisi Johnson placed on IR    Mon Aug 2, 01:02 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Olabisi Johnson (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Aug. 2.

Footballguys view: Olabisi Johnson suffered a torn ACL in practice and is now lost for the season. It's bad news for a promising young player who was competing to be the no.3 receiver for the Vikings. Now, the team will turn to newly signed Dede Westbrook to fill that spot.

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  Vikings | Myron Mitchell on COVID list    Mon Aug 2, 01:01 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Myron Mitchell was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Aug.2.

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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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