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49ers RB Joe Williams is out until at least Week 1 with a fractured rib.

He suffered the injury in San Francisco's second preseason game. On Sunday, coach Kyle Shanahan left open the possibility Williams would go on injured reserve, where he also spent his entire rookie year. Before the injury, Williams was getting outplayed by Raheem Mostert and Jeremy McNichols, among others. We suspect the ship has already sailed on Williams succeeding for the Niners.
Aug 19 - 9:14 PM

Cowboys SS Xavier Woods is in danger of missing Week 1 with a hamstring injury.

It sounds like a severe strain. Woods was one of Dallas' bright spots in the secondary last season, earning significant snaps at safety and sometimes slot corner. He was a sixth-round pick out of Louisiana Tech in the 2017 draft.
Aug 19 - 5:32 PM

Bears TE Adam Shaheen is believed to have escaped Saturday night's injury with a low ankle sprain.

If so, it would give Shaheen an outside shot to play in Week 1. Shaheen's injury looked gruesome on the field and he had to be carted off. With Dion Sims out lately due to a concussion, Shaheen has been working as the Bears' first-team "Y" tight end with Trey Burton in the catch-first "F" tight end role.
Aug 19 - 5:20 PM

Markus Wheaton (hamstring) remained sidelined at Sunday's practice.

A strained hamstring has kept him out for the past two weeks. Obviously this injury won't help Wheaton's already-slim chances of cracking the 53-man roster. Philadelphia's receiving corps is about as banged up as you can get with Wheaton, Nelson Agholor (lower body) and Alshon Jeffery (shoulder surgery) all sidelined.
Aug 19 - 4:57 PM

Chargers placed CB Jaylen Watkins on injured reserve with a torn ACL.

Watkins will miss the rest of the year after tearing his ACL in Saturday's preseason game against the Seahawks. It's a tough blow for a secondary that already lost Jason Verrett to a torn Achilles. The 26-year-old is headed for free agency after this year.
Aug 19 - 4:47 PM

Browns CB E.J. Gaines was carted off with a right knee injury at Sunday's practice.

It looked to be serious as Gaines was seen grabbing his right knee in pain following an incomplete pass intended for Jarvis Landry. He was down for several minutes before being carted off. Now playing for his third team in three years, Gaines could be facing a lengthy absence. He's coming off a good year that saw him earn PFF's No. 24 coverage grade out of 121 qualifiers at cornerback.
Aug 19 - 4:34 PM

Bills waived/injured Cory Carter.

Carter tore his ACL in Friday night's preseason game at Cleveland. Assuming he goes unclaimed, Carter will either revert to I.R. or the Bills will release him with an injury settlement. Colton Schmidt is locked in as Buffalo's punter.
Aug 19 - 4:31 PM

Lions signed S Marcus Cromartie.

To clear a roster spot for him, the Lions cut S Stefan McClure. Cromartie spent time with three organizations last year but only saw the field once. He's just a camp body.
Aug 19 - 4:21 PM

Rex Burkhead (knee) returned to practice on Sunday.

The Patriots just had a walkthrough on Sunday, but it's still an encouraging sign. It was reported last week that Burkhead is dealing with a slight tear in his right knee, though it sounds like he'll be able to play through it. Burkhead should play a vital role in New England's backfield committee this season and merits consideration as an RB2/3 in fantasy.
Aug 19 - 4:14 PM

An MRI on Cowboys RG Zack Martin's left knee came back clean.

Martin hyperextended his knee in Saturday's preseason game against Cincinnati, though luckily he was able to avoid a serious injury. In addition to his hyperextended knee, the 27-year-old has also been diagnosed with a bone bruise. According to Cowboys beat reporter David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, Martin "could" be back in time for the team's season opener in two weeks. Having Martin back healthy will be a huge boost to Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys' running game.
Aug 19 - 4:13 PM

Cardinals DT Robert Nkemdiche (foot) didn't practice on Sunday.

He exited Friday night's preseason game against the Saints with a foot injury, though coach Steve Wilks doesn't see it as a major concern. The 2016 first-rounder is hoping for a fresh start this year after falling out of favor with the Cardinals' previous coaching regime.
Aug 19 - 3:41 PM

Free agent RB Adrian Peterson will visit the Redskins on Monday.

Orleans Darkwa and Jamaal Charles worked out for Washington on Sunday. The Redskins are desperate for healthy bodies at running back following injuries to Derrius Guice (ACL), Samaje Perine (ankle) and Byron Marshall (ankle). Peterson looked like he was on his last leg in 2017, averaging a pedestrian 3.39 yards per carry over 10 games for New Orleans and Arizona. Obviously Peterson is a big name and a likely Hall of Famer, though at this point in his career, it's doubtful the 33-year-old would be an upgrade on current starter Rob Kelley.
Aug 19 - 3:16 PM

Cardinals coach Steve Wilks expects LB Deone Bucannon (knee) to resume practicing this week.

Bucannon has been out the past few weeks with a hyperextended knee. The Cards are hopeful the linebacker will be ready for Week 1 against Washington.
Aug 19 - 2:55 PM

Falcons OG Ben Garland is out with a "strain."

The Falcons haven't given any specifics, including what body part Garland strained, though the injury is expected to keep him out for at least a week. That means we probably won't see him in Saturday's dress rehearsal at Jacksonville. The eight-year vet earned PFF's No. 7 run-blocking grade among guards last season.
Aug 19 - 2:54 PM

Chargers CB Jaylen Watkins suffered a torn ACL in Saturday's preseason game against the Seahawks.

It's been a rough summer for L.A.'s secondary with Jason Verrett (Achilles) and now Watkins both going down with season-ending injuries. Prior to Saturday's injury, the 25-year-old had been having a strong camp. Watkins only signed a one-year deal with the Bolts, so he'll be back on the market next offseason.
Aug 19 - 2:49 PM



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