Colt Lyerla could be moved to fullback?
Colt Lyerla | GB
(August 19, 2014 10:47 PM EDT)
Packers TEs coach Jerry Fontenot believes TE Colt Lyerla (knee, injured reserve) could eventually be moved to fullback.
Fontenot believes the move would "certainly (seem) to fit his wheelhouse." It's bizarre to hear of a 6-foot-4 tight end with 4.61 speed potentially being moved to fullback, but it's a moot point for 2014, as Lyerla will miss the entire season. There's a chance Lyerla will be riding the pine for another team, as he's been exposed to waivers after being waived/injured on Tuesday.
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Gonzalez: Despite temptation, I'm retired
Tony Gonzalez | FA
(August 19, 2014 10:30 PM EDT)
Although he admits there will be "temptation" to return, Tony Gonzalez insists he's retired.
Gonzalez acknowledges he's already been contacted about a comeback. "The temptation would be there, but I don't know what the gain would be,'' Gonzalez said. "I've always wanted a ring. ... But I'd be a mercenary to come in and get a Super Bowl ring, play with a team for, what, six, seven weeks?" Settling in nicely to his new role as a pundit for CBS Sports, Gonzalez has predicted the Broncos will go undefeated this season.
Jerry Hughes has been 'overwhelming presence'
Jerry Hughes | BUF
(August 19, 2014 10:15 PM EDT)
According to WGR 550 Buffalo, Bills RE Jerry Hughes has been an " overwhelming presence for the majority of camp."
Coming off a 10-sack, breakout campaign, Hughes drew similar plaudits for his play in the offseason program. Headed into the final year of his rookie contract, Hughes is going to make himself a ton of money if he can improve on or repeat his 2013.
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Eagles acquire RB/KR Barner from Panthers
Kenjon Barner | PHI
(August 19, 2014 9:52 PM EDT)
Eagles acquired RB/KR Kenjon Barner from the Panthers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2015.
The pick is likely contingent on Barner making the 53-man roster. Barner was on the outs in Carolina, but played for Eagles coach Chip Kelly at Oregon, and offers some badly needed depth at running back. His acquisition could be curtains for Chris Polk in Philly if Polk can't get healthy. Polk has missed the majority of camp with a hamstring injury. A 2013 sixth-rounder, Barner managed only six carries across eight games. He missed time with a foot issue.
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'Real good chance' Brandon Lloyd makes team?
Brandon Lloyd | SF
(August 19, 2014 9:42 PM EDT)
According to's Ian Rapoport, there's a "real good chance" Brandon Lloyd cracks the 49ers' 53-man roster.
Per Rapsheet, the mercurial Lloyd is "fitting in," and has "bonded" with Anquan Boldin. Lloyd would be no better than the 49ers' No. 4 receiver, but is sounding like he could be a nice piece of depth one year after sitting out of the league. Lloyd has no fantasy value.
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No settlement talks in Josh Gordon appeal
Josh Gordon | CLE
(August 19, 2014 9:36 PM EDT)
Profootballtalk reports there have been no settlement talks in the Josh Gordon case.
It's now been over two weeks since Gordon's appeal was heard, but the sides have yet to come to the bargaining table. They still could, but it would seem to grow less likely by the day. Absent a settlement, Gordon is looking at an all-or-nothing proposition (16 games if the ruling is upheld, zero if it's not). Reports from last week suggested the case should be settled before the end of this week.
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Nick Collins officially announces retirement
Nick Collins | FA
(August 19, 2014 9:27 PM EDT)
Free agent S Nick Collins has officially announced his retirement.
Now 31, Collins hasn't played since Week 2 of the 2011 season, when he suffered what was ultimately a career-ending neck injury. A three-time Pro Bowler, Collins hangs up his cleats with 21 career picks to his name.
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Report: Bills sale entering its 'final stage'
Ralph Wilson | BUF
(August 19, 2014 9:09 PM EDT)
The Associated Press reports the sale of the Bills is entering its "final stage."
Per the AP, potential buyers must submit their formal bids in "about two weeks." A new owner is expected to be named by October. The team appears highly likely to remain in Buffalo.
Associated Press
Malcom Floyd 'runaway' MVP of Bolts camp
Malcom Floyd | SD
(August 19, 2014 8:41 PM EDT)
The Union-Tribune San Diego calls Malcom Floyd the "runaway" MVP of Chargers camp.
The UTSD gave Floyd the same designation for OTAs and minicamp. Going on 33 and coming off a season where he was limited to two games by a severe neck injury, Floyd isn't going to be a fantasy dynamo, but is worth monitoring as a WR5/6. Even if Floyd returns to his vintage form, the Bolts are going with a run-heavy offense, and featuring Keenan Allen in the passing game.
Union-Tribune San Diego
DAL's Demarcus Lawrence will miss 3-6 games
Demarcus Lawrence | DAL
(August 19, 2014 8:32 PM EDT)
Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (broken foot) remains on crutches, and expected to miss the first 3-6 games of the season.
Lawrence's late-July injury required surgery. The Cowboys could desperately use a sooner-than-expected return from their second-round pick, but would be jeopardizing his NFL future by rushing him. Dallas' pass rush is going to be futile all season, but particularly in September.
Dallas Morning News