Steven Jackson RB ATL 18 Hrs1 Comment
Steven Jackson is out indefinitely with a left hamstring injury, but is expected to be ready for Week 1.
Speaking after Tuesday's practice, coach Mike Smith claimed he didn't believe the injury was serious, but was vague on Jackson's timeline, only saying he's expected to be ready for Week 1. It's not the same hamstring that cost S-Jax four games in 2013, but it's up for debate whether that's good or bad news. No matter how serious, it's a big blow for a player who had reportedly been looking "rejuvenated." It's a reminder that Jackson's advancing age (31) and recent health woes make him a dicey RB2 in fantasy leagues. Rookie Devonta Freeman is worth a late-round flier in all formats.
Michael Crabtree WR SF 18 Hrs
Colin Kaepernick believes Michael Crabtree is a "step or two quicker now" than he was last season as he recovered from his torn Achilles' tendon.
"He has a burst out of his routes," Kaepernick said. "He has burst when he catches the ball. (He) looks really good out there." We don't normally place much stock in "so-and-so looks much quicker this summer" reports, but it's actually believable in Crabtree's case, as he's now more than a year removed from the injury that cost him 11 games in 2013. Crabtree is primed for a big bounce-back campaign as he plays in a contract year.
Chris Harris DB DEN 18 Hrs
Broncos activated CB Chris Harris (knee) from the active/PUP list.
Harris was cleared by Dr. James Andrews on Monday, and passed his Broncos physical on Tuesday. Coming off a strong season for the AFC champions, Harris will man the slot, barring a setback.
Kelvin Benjamin WR CAR 19 Hrs
Kelvin Benjamin (knee) fully expects to be ready for the preseason.
Benjamin was diagnosed with a bone bruise on Monday. "I'm coming back even harder, 10 times harder," Benjamin said Tuesday. "I'm getting a lot of treatment, just get better." Carolina's first preseason game is in 10 days. Even if Benjamin ultimately sits that out, he should be ready to rock by the time the Panthers host the Chiefs on August 17.
Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 19 Hrs
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll commented on Marshawn Lynch's holdout Tuesday.
"I love this kid," Carroll said. "I hope he will figure it out and it will all make sense and it will come to a resolution somewhere." Carroll's relatively soft comments suggest the Seahawks may be willing to throw their running back a contract bone, but it almost certainly wouldn't be anything more than a symbolic gesture. Whatever the end game is, we fully expect Lynch to report before Week 1.
Patrick Peterson DB ARI 19 Hrs
Yahoo's Rand Getlin reports the Cardinals are "close" to an extension with Patrick Peterson.
ESPN reported in May that the sides were discussing a deal worth more than $60 million. Peterson has a shot at becoming the league's highest-paid cornerback, though we doubt he's able to top Richard Sherman's $40 million guaranteed.
David Wilson RB NYG 19 Hrs1 Comment
David Wilson will undergo tests after suffering a neck "burner" in Tuesday's practice.
NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reports the Giants "will be careful" with Wilson, which is probably the understatement of the century. It's extremely bad news for Wilson to be having any issues with his surgically-repaired neck so shortly after being cleared. If you're drafting early, take a late-round flier on Wilson at your own risk.
Anthony McCoy TE SEA 20 Hrs
Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy was carted off the field with an Achilles' injury Tuesday.
McCoy tore his Achilles' last May and missed the 2013 season. He's missed 30 games due to injury since being drafted in 2010. McCoy is the favorite for No. 3 tight end duties behind Zach Miller and Luke WIllson.
Phillip Tanner RB DAL 20 Hrs
Colts signed RB Phillip Tanner.
With Vick Ballard tearing his Achilles' last week, Trent Richardson nursing a sore hamstring, and freshly-signed RB Davin Meggett going down in practice, the Colts needed some depth behind Ahmad Bradshaw. Tanner, 26 next month, has 56 career carries for 149 yards (2.7 YPC) and two touchdowns. He'll compete for a spot.
Arian Foster RB HOU 20 Hrs1 Comment
Arian Foster is sidelined at Texans camp with what is believed to be a hamstring injury.
Although the Texans insist Foster's injury is "minor," it's pretty troubling he's already missing time after battling hamstring woes over the years. "He's dealing with something," coach Bill O'Brien said. "He'll be fine. He'll be back. It's a minor deal. You know, it's a long season. He'll be out there."