Player Notes

  • Cole Beasley (groin) back at practice Tuesday
    Cole Beasley (groin) returned to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He wasn't a full participant, but it's still a step in the right direction and a sign that he should be ready well in advance of Week 1. After leading the Cowboys with 833 receiving yards in 2016, Beasley took a big step back last year, managing just 314 yards on 36 catches. The seventh-year slot receiver doesn't carry much fantasy importance. 59 minutes ago
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  • Hawks Rashaad Penny 'will be ready' in Week 1
    Coach Pete Carroll said Seahawks first-round RB Rashaad Penny (finger) "will be ready" for Week 1.

    Advice: Carroll definitively stated that both Doug Baldwin (knee) and Penny would be ready for the Seahawks' season opener in Denver. Carroll continued that Penny would "have a chance" to play in Seattle's preseason finale next Thursday, too. Despite being limited, it's a terrific sign the first-rounder returned to practice in pads Tuesday. Assuming Penny is declared active in Week 1, he'll still be working behind Chris Carson. Today, 3:45 pm
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  • Fournette to see more work on third downs?
    Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said the team is working to get Leonard Fournette more involved on third downs this year.

    Advice: Fournette was an effective pass-catcher last year, delivering 36 catches for 302 yards on 48 targets. He occasionally ceded passing-down work to T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant, but based on Marrone's comments, there's less chance of that happening in 2018. "He seems to be doing a good job," said Marrone. "It’s a little bit different on third down, schematically what we do. He’s just getting himself comfortable with that." Fournette reportedly dropped 15 pounds this offseason and is hoping his new, lighter physique will make him more versatile. He's a safe investment as an RB1. Today, 3:19 pm
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  • Kai Forbath to work out for Jets on Wednesday
    Free agent K Kai Forbath will work out for the Jets on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Jets just claimed Jason Myers off waivers from the Seahawks, but apparently the team is open to bringing in competition. Forbath sunk 32-of-38 field goals with a long of 53 yards last season but was cut by Minnesota Monday after losing his starting job to fifth-round rookie Daniel Carlson. It doesn't look like the Jets are counting on Cairo Santos, who has missed most of training camp with a groin injury. Today, 3:03 pm
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  • Baldwin will 'for sure' be ready for Week 1
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Doug Baldwin (knee) will "for sure" be ready for Week 1 against the Broncos.

    Advice: Carroll has a penchant for being overly optimistic when it comes to injuries, but this time, we actually believe him. Baldwin began ramping up his activity last week, which included sprinting, and should be all systems go for the Seahawks' opener in Week 1. As the top option in a thin receiving corps, Baldwin should be among the league leaders in targets this year. The 29-year-old carries WR1 upside. Today, 2:37 pm
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  • Bears TE Adam Shaheen out with sprained foot
    Bears TE Adam Shaheen has been diagnosed with a sprained right foot.

    Advice: He suffered the injury in Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos. Shaheen avoided the dreaded high-ankle sprain (which had been the Bears' initial fear), though an MRI showed damage to his right foot. He didn't fracture anything but there's still no timetable for his return. Free-agent signing Trey Burton could be close to an every-down player if Shaheen's absence stretches into the regular season. Today, 2:34 pm
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  • Saints part ways with WR Josh Huff
    Saints waived WR Josh Huff.

    Advice: The Saints also cut ties with S Rickey Jefferson, who tore his ACL in Friday's preseason game against Arizona. Huff hasn't logged an NFL snap since 2016 and is facing a two-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse and personal conduct policies. Drafted as a third-round pick out of Oregon in 2014, the 26-year-old has yet to become an NFL difference-maker. Today, 2:31 pm
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  • Eli Rogers suspended for substance abuse
    NFL suspended Steelers WR Eli Rogers one game for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

    Advice: Rogers was likely to begin the year on the PUP list anyway as he works back from an ACL tear. Even in deeper leagues, the 25-year-old carries no fantasy significance. Today, 1:55 pm
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  • D.J. Moore cited for speeding in Charlotte
    Panthers first-round WR D.J. Moore was cited for driving 113 mph in a work zone on August 10.

    Advice: Moore was pulled over around 3 AM on Interstate 77 in Charlotte. The posted speed limit was 65 mph. The rookie was reportedly "chastised" by coach Ron Rivera, but seemed genuinely remorseful and owned up to his mistake in front of teammates and coaches. He's due in court in October. Today, 1:51 pm
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  • Jets claim Jason Myers off waivers
    Jets claimed K Jason Myers off waivers from the Seahawks.

    Advice: The Jets made room for him by cutting injured WR Jonah Trinnaman. Myers was cut Monday after losing the starting kicker job to Sebastian Janikowski in Seattle. His main competition in New York will come from Texas A&M alum Taylor Bertolet. The Jets are expected to move on from Cairo Santos, who has missed most of the summer with a groin injury. Today, 1:33 pm
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  • Carlos Henderson wants to return to Broncos
    Broncos WR Carlos Henderson told GM John Elway he wants to return to the team.

    Advice: Henderson met with Broncos officials Tuesday at the team's practice facility. The 23-year-old missed the first month of camp while tending to a personal matter and the Broncos didn't seem too pleased about his absence. Per Mike Klis of 9News Denver, the Broncos will take a few days to "do their homework" before deciding whether or not to reinstate Henderson. The Louisiana Tech alum will likely be assessed a hefty fine for going AWOL. He could be headed to the Broncos' practice squad. Today, 1:19 pm
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  • Tyrell Williams nursing a sore foot
    Tyrell Williams sat out Tuesday's practice with a sore foot.

    Advice: Coach Anthony downplayed the injury, suggesting his absence was merely precautionary. "He’s going to be okay," said Lynn. "He’s had a good camp and we don’t want any setbacks." The 26-year-old deep threat has made his presence felt with 1,787 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns over the past two seasons, but could take a step back this year with 2017 first-rounder Mike Williams ready to assume a bigger offensive role. Today, 12:42 pm
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  • Adrian Peterson could play on Friday night
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden is aiming for Adrian Peterson to play in Friday's preseason game against the Broncos.

    Advice: Peterson impressed Tuesday at his first Redskins practice, drawing praise from Gruden, who said the 33-year-old looked to be in "fantastic physical shape." Obviously Peterson is still learning Gruden's offensive scheme but if the veteran can "get up to speed," he could see a handful of reps in Friday night's dress rehearsal. At worst, the 33-year-old will share a committee role with Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine (when healthy). Today, 12:33 pm
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  • Donnel Pumphrey said hamstring is 100 percent
    Donnel Pumphrey said his hamstring is back to "100 percent."

    Advice: Pumphrey said he'll resume practicing when the team returns from Thursday's preseason game in Cleveland. The 23-year-old finds himself squarely on Philadelphia's roster bubble. At running back, the Eagles' only roster locks are Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement and veteran Darren Sproles. Today, 12:00 pm
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  • Dalvin Cook could play Friday vs. Seahawks
    Dalvin Cook (knee) could make his preseason debut Friday against the Seahawks.

    Advice: Cook has yet to appear in any preseason games but it sounds like he could see action in Friday night's dress rehearsal. "We're looking forward to possibly seeing him out there," said OC John DeFilippo. There have been rumblings that Cook could work in a committee with Latavius Murray this year, though the 23-year-old FSU product is still the back to own in Minnesota. Today, 10:57 am
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  • Josh Gordon to resume practicing 'very soon'
    Browns coach Hue Jackson said Josh Gordon will resume practicing "very soon."

    Advice: Gordon has been working off to the side since his arrival at Browns training camp last weekend, but could be cleared to practice as soon as Saturday. Obviously he won't partake in Thursday night's preseason game against the Eagles. Jackson reiterated Tuesday that the plan is to have Gordon "up and running" for Week 1 against Pittsburgh. "He's definitely excited to be back," said teammate Tyrod Taylor. "He's ready to get back on the field and we're ready to see him back out there." Today, 10:54 am
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  • Jamaal Williams (ankle) returns to practice
    Jamaal Williams (ankle) returned to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Williams took some handoffs from a trainer at Monday's session but was back in full pads on Tuesday. The second-year back sprained his ankle in last week's preseason game against Pittsburgh, but obviously the injury wasn't anything serious. With Aaron Jones suspended for the first two games, Williams will open 2018 as the Packers' lead ball-carrier. He's in the RB3 discussion. Today, 10:23 am
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  • Pederson: Foles will play a half on Thursday
    Coach Doug Pederson said Nick Foles (shoulder) will play "about a half" during Thursday's preseason game versus the Browns.

    Advice: Foles exited last week's game early with a strained shoulder but will suit up with the starters Thursday for an entire half. LT Jason Peters and RB Darren Sproles have officially been ruled out. With Jay Ajayi nursing a lower body injury, Wendell Smallwood and Matt Jones are expected to be the only active running backs against the Browns. Either way, this is terrific news for Foles as he appears ready to go for Week 1 if Carson Wentz (knee) is held out. Today, 8:27 am
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  • Saints officially cut ties with Terrance West
    Saints released RB Terrance West.

    Advice: West signed with the Saints in June but fell behind others in the backfield during camp competition. He totaled seven carries for 36 yards (5.1 YPC) during his preseason stint. His release propels Jonathan Williams into likely goal line work during Mark Ingram's four-game suspension. Trey Edmunds could also compete for carries behind Alvin Kamara, with Boston Scott and Shane Vereen filling in on passing downs. Today, 7:51 am
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  • Titans extend Rishard Matthews through 2019
    Titans signed WR Rishard Matthews to a one-year, $7.75 million contract extension through 2019.

    Advice: This keeps him in Tennessee through his age-30 season. Matthews had been sidelined throughout camp for undisclosed reasons held from the media, but it now appears that "minor injury" was merely a holdout. He eclipsed 50 yards just once over the Titans' final six games after returning from a hamstring injury last season, but remains only one year removed from posting a 65-945-9 receiving line with Marcus Mariota. If there is no injury concern moving forward, he should immediately jump back on the radar as a confident selection in the mid-rounds of fantasy drafts. Today, 6:06 am
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