Chargers place RG Clary (hip) on active/PUP
Jeromey Clary | SD
(July 23, 2014 4:12 PM EDT)
Chargers placed RG Jeromey Clary (hip) on the active/PUP list.
Clary underwent offseason hip and shoulder surgeries and was still on crutches last month. There have been rumblings he may not be ready for the opener and could open the season on reserve/PUP, which would keep him sidelined the first six weeks. Rookie Chris Watt will handle starter's reps in Clary's place.
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Chargers cut former 2nd-round ILB Mouton
Jonas Mouton | FA
(July 23, 2014 4:10 PM EDT)
Chargers waived ILB Jonas Mouton.
After releasing 2009 first-round pick OLB Larry English on Tuesday, the Bolts let go of their 2011 second-rounder in Mouton. They cut him with a failed physical designation. Mouton is coming off a torn ACL and spent two of his three seasons in San Diego on I.R. He should be nearing 100 percent. Mouton doesn't play special teams and can't stay healthy, a recipe for career failure.
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Sidney Rice hangs up cleats at 27 years old
Sidney Rice | SEA
(July 23, 2014 3:59 PM EDT)
Sidney Rice has retired from the NFL after 7 seasons.
Rice is just 27 years old, and theoretically should be in the prime of his career. But Rice has missed a total of 31 games in his seven seasons. He's reportedly retiring because of a history of concussions. Rice was knocked out a number of times in his playing career and also was trying to return from a torn ACL. What once looked like a promising career after an 83-catch, 1,312-yard, 8-touchdown 2009 season with the Vikings has ended in sad fashion. Rice caught a total of 243 passes for 3,592 yards and 30 scores. He went to one Pro Bowl.
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Cardinals place Tyrann Mathieu on active/PUP
Tyrann Mathieu | ARZ
(July 23, 2014 3:38 PM EDT)
Cardinals placed FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) on the active/PUP list.
Joining him is DT Alameda Ta'amu (knee). Mathieu said earlier in the month that he's running at 60-70 percent coming off ACL and LCL reconstruction. He's about eight months removed from the injury. Coach Bruce Arians has conservatively forecasted Mathieu's return at October 1 (Week 5).
49ers send ILB Navorro Bowman to active/PUP
Navorro Bowman | SF
(July 23, 2014 3:26 PM EDT)
49ers placed ILB Navorro Bowman (knee) on the active/PUP list.
As expected. Bowman is going to be sidelined throughout camp and the entire preseason. He's unlikely to return until Week 9, following San Francisco's Week 8 bye. Michael Wilhoite is the favorite to open the season in Bowman's starting spot next to Patrick Willis. Bowman shredded his ACL and MCL in the playoffs.
Bears FS Conte (shoulder) opens camp on PUP
Chris Conte | CHI
(July 23, 2014 3:22 PM EDT)
Bears placed FS Chris Conte (shoulder) on the active/PUP list.
Conte had shoulder surgery in April and is now behind the eight ball after a horrific 2013 season. Rookie Brock Vereen will take the first-team reps while Conte is sidelined. Ryan Mundy and Adrian Wilson will handle strong safety.
Bears RG Kyle Long day-to-day with infection
Kyle Long | CHI
(July 23, 2014 3:19 PM EDT)
Bears RG Kyle Long will be sidelined at the beginning of training camp with a viral infection.
He'll be reevaluated next week. Long started all 16 games as a rookie last season and went to the Pro Bowl. He and RT Jordan Mills are both entering their sophomore campaigns and really helped solidify an offensive line that had been a major problem area for years in Chicago. Long's arrow is pointing straight up.
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Von Miller (knee) cleared for limited action
Von Miller | DEN
(July 23, 2014 2:59 PM EDT)
Broncos SLB Von Miller (knee) has been cleared for limited work, and will avoid opening camp on the active/PUP list.
The Broncos will ease Miller back in after he tore his right ACL in Week 16. The Broncos will keep him away from contact until the third preseason game, at the earliest. Barring setbacks, Miller will be on the field for the opener. He slimmed down in the offseason and is fully committed to a bounce-back season. With DeMarcus Ware opposite him, Miller should easily post double-digit sacks.
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Broncos place CB Chris Harris on active/PUP
Chris Harris | DEN
(July 23, 2014 2:55 PM EDT)
Broncos placed CB Chris Harris (knee) on the active/PUP list.
Harris is about six months removed from partially tearing his ACL, and estimated he was at 80-85 percent health two weeks ago. He's scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews in the near future. Harris is expected to return at some point during camp and be ready to roll for Week 1. Harris will man the slot.
Bears work out FAs TE Beckum, G Austin
Travis Beckum | FA
(July 23, 2014 2:43 PM EDT)
Free agent TE Travis Beckum worked out for the Bears on Wednesday.
Chicago also had G Thomas Austin in for the tryout. Beckum, the 100th overall pick in the 2009 draft, spent three months on the Seahawks' roster over winter, but was cut before OTAs. He hasn't been the same since tearing his ACL when the Giants won their last Super Bowl. Beckum is nearing the end of the road.
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