- lst round pick Jason Verrett scales back workouts with defense on Wednesday…not involved any contact work at all…has run routes with WRs but not involved in any hitting…Question whether he is ready to suit up and play this weekend with 49ers without any tackling drills….NFL preseason tickets-tough sell…Stub Hub-fans selling tickets for final exhibition game at home with Arizona for $6.55….Forbes Magazine, rating NFL teams values, say Chargers franchise is ranked only 26th with value of 995M…Team made 39.9M profits last year before taxes.
- Cardinals sign FA-DT-Ike Sopoaga-ex 49er.
- TE-Tony Gonzalez says he would consider coming out of retirement during the season if Falcons have a need…S-Zeke Motta-Sprained Neck-out 6W.
- Rookie RB-Lorenzo Taliaferro impressive in camp-late round pick from Coastal Carolina.
- CB-Leodis McKinney-slow to recover from hip issues-now has groin injury.
- Name Byron Bell as starting LT-replacing retired Jordan Gross.
- WR-Josh Morgan elevated to starting job with lst offense.
- DT-Geno Atkins-knee injury-cleared by doctors to play in preseason games.
- Brian Hoyer named starting QB…Johnny Manziel says he is not ready-will learn a lot as a backup.
- CB-Morris Claiborne says he wants to start this weekend despite ongoing shoulder woes.
- Release DE-Greg Latta-Purdue..Hot rookie WR-Jordan Norwood-gone for year torn ACL.
- DT-Nick Fairley says his weight has gone from 295-to-315 after surgery for sleep apnea issue.
- Place rookie TE-Colt Lyerla on IR with knee problems….Veteran LB-Nick Collins retires-never fully recovered from neck injury 2011 season.
- DE-Jadeveon Clowney undergoing concussion tests after running into TE during joint workouts with Broncos.
- Colts trade for RB-David Fluellen-Toledo from the Eagles.
- Sign FA-FB-Eric Kettani-Chiefs.
- Rookie RB-De’Anthony Thomas hobbling with hamstring.
- Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says team may carry all 3-QBs on roster…Cassell-Bridgewater-Ponder….LB-Chad Greenway-out wrist injury.
- Big money FA-S-Jairus Byrd cleared start this weekend-coming off off-season back surgery.
- QB-Eli Manning continues to struggle in practice with finding WRs in new West Coast offense….awful in games so far.
- Coach Rex Ryan says he doesn’t care about criticism from Bengals over blitz calls in preseason games…”My job is to get my team ready-don’t care about other team:
- CB-DJ Hayden-last year’s first round pick, begins running drills on side with trainers to test ailing foot….MRI on FB-Marcel Reece comes back clean-no fracture.
- Eagles trade for Carolina RB-Kenjon Barner-former Oregon Duck-reunited with Coach Chip Kelly…Eagles acquire rookie K-Cody Parkey from Colts.
- Steelers shocked with drug arrest of top two RBs – Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrett Blount-possession of 20-grams marijuana.
- Rams RT-Roger Saffold cleared by doctors to start this weekend.
- Veteran OT-Alex Boone holdout moves into 5th week-club not going to trade him unless they get good draft pick.
- LB-Marcus Smith-first workout-1 handed interception taken back for TD.
- Bucs release WR-Lavelle Hawkins.
- DT-Barry Cofield ailing again-groin…..CB-Tracy Porter misses workouts with hamstring.