Jadeveon Clowney LB HOU 1 day ago

Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney hopes to return by Aug. 17 after undergoing microfracture surgery in December, according to NFL.com. Clowney was placed on the physically unable to perform list, but the team is optimistic he will be ready for the season.

Stephen Hill WR CAR 1 day ago

The Carolina Panthers waived wide receiver Stephen Hill on Sunday after he was diagnosed with a torn ACL, according to ESPN.com. Hill suffered the injury during practice Saturday and had to be carted off the field.

Sam Bradford QB PHI 1 day ago

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford, who suffered his second torn ACL in as many seasons last year, is no longer wearing a knee brace and expects to play in the team's first exhibition game, according to the Philadelphia Enquirer. If Bradford is healthy, he is expected to start over Mark Sanchez this season.

Martavis Bryant WR PIT 2 days ago

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant requires a minor procedure for an elbow infection, and he will be sidelined for the next 10 days, according to Fox Sports. Given the timeline, Bryant is in danger of missing the team's first preseason game, which will come Aug. 9 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Carson Palmer QB ARI 2 days ago

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has been cleared for all drills ahead of the opening of training camp Saturday, according to Fox Sports 910 Phoenix. Palmer missed a majority of last season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee in October, but head coach Bruce Arians announced that Palmer will not be restricted in any way during training camp. “He’s totally cleared,” Arians told AZCentral.com. "Once he went through minicamp with flying colors … he’ll get his normal reps. It’ll pretty much be no different than we’ve done it in the past. We’ll see where he’s at and what he needs in each game. Same thing with (backup) Drew (Stanton). I know they can play on Sundays, but they still have to be game-speed ready." Palmer threw for 1,626 yards and 11 touchdowns before suffering the injury in Week 9.

Devin Smith WR NYJ 2 days ago

New York Jets rookie wide receiver Devin Smith could miss the regular-season opener against the Cleveland Browns because of broken ribs he suffered in practice Friday, according to NFL Network. The team had already indicated that Smith was expected to miss a majority of training camp due to the injury, but his absence may be delayed even further. Selected in the second round of this year's draft, Smith is part of a big offensive makeover for the Jets this season under new head coach Todd Bowles, who also brought in Chan Gailey as the team's new offensive coordinator. In addition to Smith, the Jets traded for wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Chicago Bears, while also adding running backs Stevan Ridley and Zac Stacy, the former of whom is recovering from a torn ACL. Smith's absence is likely to move Jeremy Kerley to the No. 3 wide receiver spot behind Marshall and Eric Decker.

LeGarrette Blount RB NE 2 days ago

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount passed his conditioning test and returned to practice in full pads Saturday, according to ESPN. Blount was placed on the non-football injury list to open training camp after reportedly failing his conditioning test. He needed to run 20 50-yard sprints in under eight second each, and he only did 12. Blount is in line to be the starter this season after Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley left in free agent this offseason, though Blount is suspended for the first game of the regular season because of a violation of the league's substance abuse policy. The suspension stemmed from an arrest last August for marijuana possession, back when he was with the Pittsburgh Steelers. His legal case was resolved in December, but the league's punishment remains in tact, allowing Jonas Gray and Brandon Bolden to likely get additional work in Week 1.

Devin Smith WR NYJ 3 days ago

New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith will miss the majority of training camp after suffering broken ribs on Friday, according to NFL.com. Smith, who the team selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft in April, was being held in the hospital overnight as a precaution, but the injury is not believed to be a long-term concern.

Paul Richardson WR SEA 3 days ago

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson was placed on the physically unable to perform list Friday as he continues to recover from a knee injury, according to 710 ESPN Seattle. Richardson suffered a knee injury during the team's playoff run last January and is without a timetable for return.

Joique Bell RB DET 3 days ago

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell is currently without a timetable for his return as he continues to recover from injuries to his knee and Achilles, according to the Detroit Free Press. Bell is said to be slightly ahead of schedule in his recovery, but the team will make sure he is fully healthy before removing him from the Physically Unable to Perform list. "I'm not sure how long it's going to take," head coach Jim Caldwell said. "I do know one thing -- that he's coming along quickly and we'll see what the doctor says. The doctors take a look at them, they make a determination of when they can go and we go from there. From a schematic standpoint, he understands and knows how to run the ball. He knows the system, and we're just majorly concerned right now with obviously getting him healthy. And he's well on his way to that." The 28-year-old compiled 912 total yards with eight touchdowns last season and is expected to lead the team's backfield in 2015.