McCarron getting second opinion
Buffalo coach Sean McDermott said that the tests on quarterback AJ MCCARRON’s injury were “not totally conclusive” and that he will be getting another medical opinion before determining how to proceed. Even if McCarron’s injury proves to be less serious than initially feared, there are better fantasy options available.
Washington to host Adrian Peterson on visit
Depleted by injuries at the running back position, Washington will host veteran running back ADRIAN PETERSON on a visit today. JAMAAL CHARLES and ORLEANS DARKWA visited on Sunday. Peterson said in… More May that he’s back to full health, but it remains to be seen if he can deliver fantasy value should the team decide to add him to the roster. Less
Cowboys get good news on Martin injury
Dallas Cowboys right guard ZACH MARTIN underwent an MRI on Sunday that revealed no significant damage to the four-time Pro Bowler’s left knee. Martin suffered a hyperextension of the knee in Saturday night’s preseason game but, fortunately, avoided serious damage. EZEKIEL ELLIOTT owners can exhale.
Source: Dallas Morning News
Burkhead back at practice with Patriots
New England running back REX BURKHEAD returned to practice on Sunday after missing four straight practices and Thursday night’s preseason game. With rookie SONY MICHEL out with a knee injury, Burkhead… More remains the favorite to open the season as the Patriots’ starting running back. Of course, one can never be certain with the Patriots. Less
Gordon returning to Browns
Cleveland wide receiver JOSH GORDON returned to the Browns over the weekend as he continues to work his way back from various mental health related issues. Gordon can attend meetings and… More conditioning sessions but he has not yet been medically cleared to practice. It’s not yet known if he will play in Thursday’s preseason game against Philadelphia, but the team is hopeful that he will be ready for the season opener on September 9th against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Less
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Wentz returns to full-team drills
Philadelphia quarterback CARSON WENTZ is back to participating in full-team, 11-on-11 drills with the Eagles. Wentz returning to full-team drills is a big step in his recovery and a good indication… More that he remains on track to start the season opener. While nobody is confirming his exact status, Wentz certainly seems to be trending in the right direction. Less
Colts turn down second-round pick for Brissett
While he likely won’t be on many fantasy rosters, the Indianapolis Colts seem happy to have backup quarterback JACOBY BRISSETT on their roster. The Seattle Seahawks reportedly offered a second-round pick for Brissett, with the Colts declining the offer.
Source: Indianapolis Star
Hawks' Carson fumbles first chance to finish RB battle
Things had been going swimmingly of late for Seattle running back CHRIS CARSON, who has looked great while rookie RASHAAD PENNY fell solidly behind him on the depth chart. Penny is… More now sidelined for the remainder of the preseason with a finger injury, but Carson failed to capitalize on having the position to himself on Saturday, losing a fumble at the goal line that led to a Chargers recovery and touchback. Carson did look impressive otherwise, but the fumble will keep this from going down as any kind of job-deciding outing. Less
Raiders' Warren runs wild again
Previously unheralded Raiders running back CHRIS WARREN III posted a second straight highly impressive preseason game on Saturday, finishing with 110 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. Granted, the Raiders… More and opposing Rams both rested many of their frontliners, and there does not appear to be a path to anything more than RB3 duties for Warren at present, with veterans MARSHAWN LYNCH and DOUG MARTIN cemented into place at the top of the depth chart. But Warren may be forcing his way onto the roster even so. Less
Cowboys believe Martin injury is not serious
Dallas guard ZACK MARTIN, an All-Pro and key cog in the team's strongest unit, left Saturday's preseason game against Cincinnati with a knee injury, but various team officials (including owner Jerry… More Jones) appear optimistic that the injury will not prove to be anything like season-ending. The general belief is that Martin merely hyperextended the knee. He will undergo an MRI on Sunday to confirm as much. Less
Source: Dallas Morning News
Wentz cleared for 11-on-11 drills
Eagles quarterback CARSON WENTZ, working his way back from a torn ACL and LCL suffered last December, has been medically cleared for 11-on-11 team drills and will step up his practice… More participation accordingly -- welcome news after backup NICK FOLES left Thursday's preseason game with a minor shoulder injury. Wentz has not yet been cleared for contact, and his status for Week 1 remains uncertain, but he appears on track to play at least the vast majority of the upcoming season. Less
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
McCarron breaks collarbone in preseason matchup
Buffalo quarterback A.J. MCCARRON reportedly suffered a hairline collarbone fracture in Friday night’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. With McCarron out for an indefinite amount of time, the battle for the starting job likely becomes a face-off between rookie JOSH ALLEN and NATHAN PETERMAN.
Rookies shine in Cardinals preseason game
The future could be in good hands in Arizona with rookie quarterback JOSH ROSEN teaming up with rookie wide receiver CHRISTIAN KIRK. The duo connected on a touchdown in Friday’s preseason game against New Orleans and both had solid performances.
Hyde leads Cleveland running game
On a night in which the passing game was underwhelming, Cleveland running back CARLOS HYDE led the Browns rushing attack against the Buffalo Bills in preseason action. Hyde ran for 64… More yards with an impressive 7.1 yards per carry average in just under a half of action. The Browns backfield is crowded, but Hyde could lead the way. Less
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
McCaffrey off to great start in preseason action
The Carolina Panthers have talked about getting second-year running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY more touches in 2018. If Friday night’s preseason game is any indication, it looks like the Panthers are following the script. McCaffrey had a 71-yard touchdown run while rushing five times and catching four passes on five targets.