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  • Kirk Cousins QB | ATL

    Falcons' Kirk Cousins: Medically cleared for camp

    Cousins (Achilles) is medically cleared for training camp but could have some "modifications" to his workload, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

    In other words, Cousins might not get as many reps as a starting quarterback typically would even though he doesn't have any limitations in terms of the types of activities he can do. The Falcons have two good options to handle first-team QB reps when Cousins is rested, as they still have Taylor Heinicke and drafted Michael Penix eighth overall. The latter development could make things rather interesting in Atlanta if Cousins doesn't look like his Minnesota self in his age-36 season ahead. The Falcons were undeterred by the Achilles' tear he suffered late last October, giving Cousins a four-year, $180 million contract with half the money guaranteed at signing.

  • Rams' Derion Kendrick: May have suffered ACL tear

    Kendrick injured his knee Wednesday and is feared to have suffered an ACL tear, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Kendrick started six of his 15 games in 2022 and 12 of 17 in 2023, logging 1,341 defensive snaps across two seasons after the Rams took him in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft. This will be a significant loss for the team's defense if testing confirms initial fears, even though the Rams signed CBs Darious Williams and Tre'Davious White this offseason. Williams already seemed locked in as a starter, while White is more of an unknown after suffering an ACL tear in 2021 and an Achilles' rupture in 2023 with the Bills. Apart from those two, Kendrick and slot corner Cobie Durant, the Rams don't have experienced starters or early draft picks in their CB room.

  • Elijah Moore WR | CLE

    Browns' Elijah Moore: Focused on WR

    The Browns will have Moore focus his preparation as a wide receiver after last season's hybrid role didn't work out, Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    In 2023, the team used Moore out of the backfield in addition to his duties as a wide receiver, but the coaches eventually abandoned the idea. He lined up 23 times in the backfield over the first five games (eight carries, 11 yards) then just six times over the final 12 games. It was clear the hybrid role hurt his production as both a runner and receiver. Moore enters 2024 re-energized and looking to become part of a productive wideout room that includes Amari Cooper and Jerry Jeudy. He'll compete with Cedric Tillman to become the primary third wideout.

  • Kobie Turner DT | LAR

    Rams' Kobie Turner: Dealing with groin issue

    Turner (groin) participated in the walkthrough portion of Rams practice Wednesday, but he didn't take part in any on-field work, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

    Turner is dealing with a groin issue according to head coach Sean McVay, but McVay said that the defensive lineman won't receive any injury designation and that the team "will be smart with him." The Rams begin their preseason at home against the Cowboys on Aug. 11 and Turner can be considered questionable for the time being. Turner is coming off recording 57 total tackles, including 9.0 sacks, while playing in all 17 regular-season games in his rookie campaign in 2023.

  • Devin Cochran OT | CIN

    Bengals' Devin Cochran: On roster bubble

    Cochran (knee) is listed as likely cut candidate following the conclusion of camp by Paul Dehner of The Athletic.

    Signed by the Bengals in 2022 as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Tech, Cochran spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad after failing to impress during his short playing time during the preseason. His 2023 season was cut short after he was placed on injured reserve in July with a knee injury. Now healthy, Cochran will have a chance to catch onto the Bengals' 53-man roster as a depth offensive lineman, though he faces an uphill battle as training camp gets underway.

  • Efe Obada DE | WAS

    Commanders' Efe Obada: Heads to PUP list

    Obada (lower leg) was placed on the active/PUP list Wednesday, Chick Hernandez of WUSA 9 reports.

    Obada suffered multiple lower leg fractures in late November, missing the final six games of the 2023 regular season after undergoing surgery. He is expected to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, but he'll require some additional time before he'll be able to practice in a full capacity at the Commanders' training camp.

  • Mekhi Blackmon DB | MIN

    Vikings' Mekhi Blackmon: Tears ACL in practice

    Blackmon (knee) sustained a torn ACL in the first practice of Vikings training camp Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Blackmon sustained the injury during 7-on-7 drills Wednesday, and after staying on the ground for several minutes, he walked off the field and into the Vikings' facility with trainers. It's a brutal blow for Blackmon, who played in 15 games as a rookie in 2023 and was expected to play a larger role in Minnesota's secondary alongside Shaquill Griffin and Byron Murphy this season. With Blackmon sidelined, Akayleb Evans is set to see increased work with the first-team defense at corner during training camp, while Andrew Booth and Jaylin Williams should both see additional opportunities in the secondary.

  • Lance Boykin CB | SEA

    Seahawks' Lance Boykin: Activated off PUP list

    Boykin (undisclosed) was activated off the active/PUP list Wednesday after passing his physical, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Boykin opened camp on the PUP list with an unspecified injury, but he appears to be healthy enough to return to practice. Boykin joined the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2023, and in his lone regular-season game in Week 4 against the Giants, he played two snaps on defense and eight on special teams without recording a tackle. Boykin is fighting for a roster spot at Seahawks training camp.

  • Julian Love SS | SEA

    Seahawks' Julian Love: Inks three-year extension

    The Seahawks signed Love to a three-year, $36 million contract extension Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    After spending the first four years of his career with the Giants, Love signed a two-year deal with the Seahawks in March of 2023. The 2019 fourth-round pick out of Notre Dame responded by recording a career-high 85 solo tackles (123 total), along with 10 total passes defended, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery across 17 regular-season games. With Jamal Adams (knee) signing with Tennessee on July 11, Love will enter 2024 as the starting strong safety for Seattle alongside free safety Rayshawn Jenkins.

  • Zack Bailey OG | ATL

    Falcons' Zack Bailey: Signs with Atlanta

    Bailey (back) was signed to the Falcons' 90-man roster ahead of training camp Wednesday, Terrin Waack of the team's official website reports.

    Bailey spent the 2023 season with the Chargers organization, ending the year on the team's injured reserve with a back injury, which he appears to have fully recovered from. He will now get another shot to prove himself with Atlanta, looking to earn a spot on the team's active roster as a depth option on the offensive line.

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