David Wilson (neck burner) undergoing tests
David Wilson | NYG
(July 29, 2014 4:25 PM EDT)
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.
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Seahawks TE McCoy injures Achilles' Tuesday
Anthony McCoy | SEA
(July 29, 2014 3:51 PM EDT)
Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy was carted off the field with a right Achilles' injury Tuesday.
It's believed to be torn. McCoy tore his opposite Achilles' last May and missed the season. He's missed 30 games due to injury since being drafted in 2010. McCoy was the favorite for No. 3 tight end duties behind Zach Miller and Luke Willson.
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Colts sign RB Phillip Tanner
Phillip Tanner | IND
(July 29, 2014 3:38 PM EDT)
Colts signed RB Phillip Tanner.
With Vick Ballard tearing his Achilles', Trent Richardson nursing a sore hamstring, and freshly-signed RB Davin Meggett going down in practice, the Colts needed depth behind Ahmad Bradshaw. Tanner, 26 next month, has 56 career carries for 149 yards (2.7 YPC) and two scores. He'll compete for a spot.
Arian Foster missing time at Texans camp
Arian Foster | HOU
(July 29, 2014 3:26 PM EDT)
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."
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David Wilson exits practice with neck burner
David Wilson | NYG
(July 29, 2014 3:18 PM EDT)
David Wilson left Tuesday's training camp practice early with a neck burner.
A "burner" or "stinger" is an injury to the nerves in the neck or shoulder that produce a stinging sensation. Obviously, with Wilson, this is a major concern and not something to take lightly. Following practice, coach Tom Coughlin said "we were all praying" Wilson wouldn't suffer any setbacks. This qualifies as one. Recovery time can range, but WIlson won't be cleared to return until he's experiencing zero neck pain. We'll update Wilson when the Giants do.
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Dolphins UDFA TE Hoskins impressing at camp
Gator Hoskins | MIA
(July 29, 2014 3:10 PM EDT)
According to the Palm Beach Post, undrafted rookie TE Gator Hoskins has "emerged" at camp and the team may be forced to keep him.
Coach Joe Philbin said he'll likely keep three-to-five tight ends. Charles Clay sits atop the depth chart, while the remainder of the pecking order is unsettled. Others in the mix are Michael Egnew, Dion Sims, and rookie Arthur Lynch. Egnew's spot is likely in the most danger, as he hasn't done much of anything in his two seasons. Hoskins is a "move" tight end and is worth monitoring in deeper Dynasty leagues with Charles Clay in the final year of his contract.
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Cardinals C Sendlein (calf) to miss 3 weeks
Lyle Sendlein | ARZ
(July 29, 2014 2:34 PM EDT)
Cardinals C Lyle Sendlein will be sidelined three weeks with a calf injury.
Ted Larsen will handle pivot duties while he's out. If Sendlein's injury lingers into the season, second-year LG Jonathan Cooper has experience at center. Paul Fanaika and Earl Watford could then man the guard spots. Sendlein is a strong run blocker and has started all 16 games in five of the past six seasons.
PFT: Gordon barely tested positive for drugs
Josh Gordon | CLE
(July 29, 2014 2:21 PM EDT)
A source informed Profootballtalk that suspended WR Josh Gordon's failed drug test barely generated a positive, and it would have been a negative had luck been on Gordon's side.
Gordon was summoned for a urine sample. Those samples are split into two bottles, one marked "A" and the other "B." It's completely random which one is marked "A" and which is labeled "B." "A" is tested first, and if it generates a positive test, then "B" is tested. The limit is 15 nanograms-per-milliliter. Gordon's "A" bottle showed a concentration of 16 ng/ml, while his "B" registered a 13.6 ng/ml. The result was a failed test. If urine sample handlers would have by chance marked the "A" bottle "B" and the "B" bottle "A," then Gordon would be free to play. Gordon is appealing the ban, and his hearing will be held on Friday. There seems to be a decent chance he wins.
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Jon Beason (foot) sprinting on treadmill
Jon Beason | NYG
(July 29, 2014 1:59 PM EDT)
Giants MLB Jon Beason (foot) was seen sprinting on a treadmill off to the side of training camp practice Tuesday.
Beason is just six weeks into his 12-week timetable, but appears to be making substantial progress. He wants to play in preseason games. We doubt the Giants will push him out there for meaningless exhibition snaps, but Beason sounds like he's on track for the opener. He remains on the active/PUP list.
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Redskins could give up on rookie OT Moses
Morgan Moses | WAS
(July 29, 2014 1:27 PM EDT)
The Washington Post leaves the door open for the Redskins to possibly cut third-round OT Morgan Moses.
Beat writer Mike Jones does write that it would be "hard to see them giving up on a third-round pick this quickly." But Moses is having trouble adjusting to the speed and strength of NFL pass rushers. Tom Compton has outplayed Moses as the No. 3 tackle behind starters LT Trent Williams and RT Tyler Polumbus. Moses' name was brought up as a potential first- or second-rounder before going 66th overall to Washington. He may be a weekly scratch in year one.
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