Coach Tom Coughlin said Odell Beckham (hamstring) won't play Week 3 against the Texans.
"Not to my knowledge," Coughlin said. "Not with the team." Beckham remains sidelined at practice, and isn't expected to take any reps this week. Preston Parker will fill in as the Giants' No. 3 receiver in place of Jerrel Jernigan (foot, I.R.). Parker (6'/200) has just one catch since the 2011 season with the Bucs.
Stedman Bailey has been reinstated from suspension after the NFL and NFLPA agreed to an overhauled drug policy on Wednesday.
Bailey can return to the Rams' facility immediately and play in Sunday's Week 3 game against the Cowboys. Bailey has arguably the best pair of hands on the team and will be a welcome addition to a lackluster receiving group that isn't getting any production outside of Brian Quick. Bailey had a strong training camp and preseason. He'll be in the mix to start opposite Quick immediately.
Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick has been reinstated from suspension after the NFL and NFLPA agreed to an overhauled drug policy on Wednesday.
Scandrick hasn't practiced in a few weeks, so his status for Week 3 against the Rams is up in the air. But he's eligible to return to Valley Ranch immediately and begin practicing Wednesday. Scandrick is Dallas' best corner. He'll start opposite Brandon Carr in the base defense before moving to the slot in sub-packages.
Wes Welker, Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick, and Rams WR Stedman Bailey are all allowed to return to their teams immediately and play Week 3 after the NFL and NFLPA agreed to a new drug policy Wednesday.
All three players can return to their respective teams' facilities Wednesday morning and begin practicing with their clubs. Welker has already been cleared of his preseason concussion and should be back in the lineup Sunday against the Seahawks. The Broncos will have to see where Welker is at physically after he hasn't practiced with the teams for a few weeks, but we'd expect him to be out there at least in a limited role. He'll be on the WR2/3 map.
The NFL and NFLPA have officially agreed to an overhauled drug policy.
The two sides have agreed to "wide-ranging improvements" to their policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Among other things, the league will now test for HGH and start that process this season. The final details of the new agreement on the substance-abuse policy are still being worked out. The NFL announced Wes Welker, Orlando Scandrick, and Stedman Bailey can return to their teams immediately. A first positive test for steroids, HGH, stimulants or other banned substances will result in a four-game ban. A second violation is a 10-game suspension, while a third positive test will be a two-year ban.
The Washington Post's Mark Maske reports the Panthers are considering placing RE Greg Hardy on the exempt/commissioner's permission list.
It's the same tactic the Vikings used on Adrian Peterson. The Vikings are choosing to pay Peterson while he's away, but they reportedly have the option not to. With the firestorm that has hit the NFL regarding its off-field issues, it seems likely the Panthers are going to do something with Hardy. He was deactivated for Week 2, and the Panthers didn't miss a beat. Hardy's $13.116 million salary on the franchise tag is fully guaranteed.
The Rams have started sixth-round pick E.J. Gaines at left cornerback in each of their first two games.
Gaines hasn't been noticeably exposed yet, but that time may be coming against Dez Bryant this week. RCB bookend Janoris Jenkins has been frustratingly inconsistent throughout his career, supporting Dez's matchup at the Edward Jones Dome. Even if usual LCB Trumaine Johnson (MCL sprain) returns this week, it's likely he would be eased back into the lineup versus Dallas.
Coach Gus Bradley expressed frustration with Marqise Lee and the Jaguars' young receivers.
Bradley said the whole receivers unit had "far too many" mental errors against the Redskins in Week 2. "Are we asking too much. Is there too much in the game plan?" Bradley said. "We’re all in the NFL now. The demands we place on them, they have to be able to handle that." Bradley later singled out Lee as a player who needs to execute his assignment better. Allen Robinson missed the entire preseason. UDFA Allen Hurns knows the offense like the back of his hand. Once Cecil Shorts is healthy, we'd imagine he and Hurns are the starters.