Aug 16 2018 - Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu was waived by Tampa Bay with an injury designation. Tu'ikolovatu was a seventh-round draft choice of the Buccaneers in 2017 out of USC. The 6-1, 320-pounder was placed on injured reserve just before the start of the 2017 season.
Aug 16 2018 - Drew Iddings, DT Drew Iddings signed with Tampa Bay. Iddings has never appeared in an NFL game since he signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in May 2016. The 6-foot-6, 290-pound Iddings also has been on the rosters of the New Orleans Saints and Carolina, spending the 2017 season on injured reserve with the Panthers.
Aug 16 2018 - Colin Kaepernick, QB Colin Kaepernick will not be considered as a candidate for Denver's backup job, team GM John Elway said. "I said this a while ago: Colin had his chance to be here. We offered him a contract. He didn't take it," said Elway, per the team's official website. "As I said in my deposition -- and I don't know if I'm legally able to say this -- he's had his chance to be here. He passed it." The legal reference related to Kaerpernick's collusion grievance against the NFL. Kaepernick filed the grievance under the collective bargaining agreement against the NFL in October, accusing all 32 owners of colluding against signing him to an NFL contract.
Aug 16 2018 - Andrew Trumbetti, LB Andrew Trumbetti was released by the Bears on Thursday. Trumbetti, who was waived with an injury designation, had signed with the club at the end of April.
Aug 16 2018 - Tanner Carew, LS Tanner Carew signed with the Bears on Thursday. Carew, who spent the previous four seasons at Oregon, signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks before he was released last month.
Aug 16 2018 - Philip Rivers, QB Philip Rivers will see his first preseason action against the Seahawks, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn told reporters Thursday, per the Los Angeles Daily News. Rivers, 36, threw for 4,515 yards with 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 16 games last season for the Chargers (9-7), who failed to qualify for the playoffs for the seventh time in eight years.
Aug 16 2018 - Joey Bosa, DE Joey Bosa remained away from practice and will sit out the team's second preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday. Bosa has been sidelined since suffering a left foot injury during practice on Aug. 7. At the time, the injury was described as "nothing serious."
Aug 16 2018 - Dez Bryant, WR Dez Bryant visited the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. Bryant arrived at the team's facility accompanied by his agent, Kim Miale, Cleveland.com reported, citing a league source. The three-time Pro Bowl selection has been without a team since the Dallas Cowboys released him in mid-April in a salary dispute. Bryant told the team's in-house broadcasting team that he likes the city and thought he would look good wearing the orange uniform of the Browns -- the same color he wore collegiately at Oklahoma State.
Aug 16 2018 - Antwione Williams, LB Antwione Williams pleaded guilty to reckless driving last month. Williams was arrested in May and charged with suspicion of drunken driving, careless driving and speeding, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, which learned of the arrest Thursday. The DWI and speeding charges were dropped when Williams pleaded guilty to the reckless driving charge on July 26, the newspaper reported.
Aug 16 2018 - Sam Darnold, QB Sam Darnold will get the start for the New York Jets in their second preseason game at the Washington Redskins on Thursday night. Darnold, the No. 3 overall pick in this year's NFL Draft, will look to build on an impressive professional debut, when he finished 13 of 18 for 96 yards and a touchdown in a 17-0 win over the Atlanta Falcons last week. Jets coach Todd Bowles acknowledged after the preseason opener that he faces a "tough decision" on who will be the starter for Week 1.
Aug 16 2018 - Doug Baldwin, WR Doug Baldwin ran sprints during individual drills Thursday, multiple media outlets reported. Baldwin has been sidelined since the end of last month with a knee injury that has been an issue since the start of training camp. The Athletic reported that Baldwin was running sprints by himself Thursday, while station KIRO-7 observed that Seattle's leading receiver "looks sharp" while going through individual drills.
Aug 16 2018 - Brittan Golden, WR Brittan Golden learned of a small tumor in his mouth during a recent physical for the New York Giants. Golden had worked out for a few teams this offseason after spending the previous five years with the Arizona Cardinals. Although he did not latch on with the Giants, he was alerted to a health situation that took on greater importance than just employment. Per Golden, the Giants' medical staff set up the Texas native with doctors in Houston to have a biopsy. Golden received good news upon learning of the results. "The good news was it is a benign tumor, so, it's not cancerous, which is the greatest thing in the world," Golden said. "The really bad news is that I'm gonna have to have surgery, probably we're gonna have to do it next week. That way the sooner the better, so at most I think I'll be out, for, like, four to six weeks."
Aug 16 2018 - Delanie Walker, TE Delanie Walker had to exit Thursday's practice after suffering an undisclosed injury, multiple media outlets reported. Walker was hurt after making a catch during joint workouts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He limped off the field while talking with team trainers. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel told reporters that Walker was being evaluated for the injury, but added that he may not provide an update as to the ailment, which observers speculated was to his foot or toe.
Aug 16 2018 - Ben Roethlisberger, QB Ben Roethlisberger is out of concussion protocol, according to a published report Thursday. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Roethlisberger is fine, two days removed from exiting practice after a collision with Marcus Gilbert as the offensive tackle was blocking linebacker Keion Adams.
Aug 16 2018 - Matthew Stafford, QB Matthew Stafford's wife didn't take too kindly to the comments of Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey in a recent interview with GQ. Ramsey didn't hold back in the monthly men's magazine when discussing several NFL quarterbacks, namely calling Buffalo Bills rookie Josh Allen "trash" and Atlanta Falcons star Matt Ryan as "overrated." Stafford appeared to get off easy by the 23-year-old Ramsey, who labeled the Lions quarterback as "straight," and while not "the best quarterback out there ... he do what he gotta do." Stafford's wife, Kelly, took issue with GQ as to why it interviewed Ramsey in the first place. "Can someone tell me why @GQ is interviewing @jalenramsey?" she wrote on Instagram. "I understand ESPN ... but not GQ ... there is nothing 'GQ' about him. Just seems like a complete waste of time and space."
Aug 16 2018 - Danny Trevathan, LB Danny Trevathan said he feels that the recent actions of teammate Roquan Smith will lead to more holdouts in the future. Smith, who was the eighth overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, ended his 29-day holdout earlier this week when he signed his rookie contract with the Bears. The former Georgia star received a four-year, $18.4 million contract with $11.5 million guaranteed. Per multiple media outlets, Smith was able to negotiate into his contract that the Bears can only void his future guarantees for an on-field suspension of three or more games and for a post-play suspension of two or more contests. "I'm proud, because he made a decision and stuck with it," Trevathan said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. "I'm more proud ... it's going to lead to more people doing that. It was big for him to do that. It was tough. I know he wanted to get here with his team, and a lot of people were saying, 'Oh he needs to get there' and a lot of other (stuff). You've just got to focus on you sometimes. You only get one chance to do that and I told him, 'Do it the right way -- your heart will never lead you wrong. Do the job and then get here so we can win some games.'"
Aug 16 2018 - Travis Frederick, C Travis Frederick opted to play it safe after receiving a number of stingers in practice over the last few days. Frederick contacted neck and spine specialist Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles to make sure he was not dealing with a more severe injury. "Specifically because stingers deal with your neck, and that's something I think is a pretty important part of your body," the four-time Pro Bowl center said, per ESPN. "So I just made sure I was safe for the long term."
Aug 16 2018 - A.J. Green, WR A.J. Green isn't letting his 30th birthday slow him down. Green, who celebrated the milestone on July 31, is at least five years older than any other wide receiver in Bengals' training camp. Despite being the elder statesman of the group, Green insists he has more in the tank. "I ain't an old man," Green told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "I've always got juice. I've had it for a long time. I'm not going anywhere any time soon. ... I feel good. I'm one of the oldest guys, but I run the most of anybody in practice and I feel great. I put a lot into my body on and off the field that really gets me ready for the next day."
Aug 16 2018 - Alex Okafor, DE Alex Okafor was diagnosed with a sprained ankle and a bone bruise on his knee after undergoing an MRI, multiple media outlets reported. Per reports, Okafor is considered week-to-week after sustaining the injury during practice on Wednesday. He was able to limp off the field under his own power, per reports.
Aug 16 2018 - Dion Lewis, RB Dion Lewis is looking to make noise in Music City while playing for the Tennessee Titans, but the running back appeared to be left with a sour tune after departing from the New England Patriots. Lewis is coming off a career-best 896-yard rushing season to go along with 32 receptions for 214 yards and nine total touchdowns in 2017 with the Patriots. The 5-foot-8 Lewis was allowed to walk by New England before signing a four-year, $20 million contract with the Titans. "I'm happy with the decision, and this is the decision I would've made even if they did offer," Lewis told the Boston Globe. "If they wanted me, they could've had me. But obviously, they didn't want me, they didn't think I was good enough to be there. I just had to move on and do what's best for me."