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CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports the 49ers are "not interested" in trading holdout RG Alex Boone.

Per Maiocco, interested teams have inquired about Boone. The 49ers are holding firm. Either they're willing to cave in to Boone's demands soon, or they're simply willing to continue to not pay Boone as he sits at home. Boone doesn't count against the 90-man roster and won't for as long as he holds out. San Francisco will continue to trot out Joe Looney at right guard in the meantime.
Aug 20 - 5:58 PM

Cardinals signed DL Ryan McBean.

McBean, 30, was a fourth-round pick of the Steelers in 2007. He last played in 2011 with the Broncos. McBean spent 2012 on I.R. with a broken ankle for the Ravens before being out of the league in 2013. He's a roster long shot.
Aug 20 - 5:50 PM

Cardinals placed LE Darnell Dockett on injured reserve with a torn ACL, ending his season.

It was originally reported that Dockett tore both his ACL and MCL, but he only tore the ACL. Dockett will undergo surgery ASAP, as coach Bruce Arians wants his veteran presence on the sideline at games this season. The Cardinals have signed NT Isaac Sopoaga and DE Ryan McBean as defensive line insurance. Veteran Frostee Rucker and rookie Kareem Martin will fill the left end void.
Aug 20 - 5:48 PM

Bengals signed WLB Vontaze Burfict to a new four-year, $20 million contract through 2017.

Burfict was entering the final year of his three-year rookie deal, but was under team control through 2015. He gets a total of $7.6 million this season and is now one of the richest 4-3 outside 'backers in the league at $5 million annually. An undrafted gem out of Arizona State in 2012, Burfict has become a three-down difference maker for the Bengals. He's above-average, and near elite, both against the run and in coverage. Burfict is a shoo-in LB1 in IDP formats.
Aug 20 - 5:19 PM

Packers undrafted TE Colt Lyerla (knee) passed through waivers unclaimed and is now on injured reserve.

Lyerla injured his knee earlier in training camp and was waived/injured Tuesday. He's an intriguing talent who could have drawn some looks on waivers. Considering he wasn't signed as a priority undrafted free agent, it's not a surprise he wasn't scooped up by another team. Lyerla will "redshirt" as a rookie.
Aug 20 - 5:05 PM

Cardinals signed NT Isaac Sopoaga.

Sopoaga, 33 next month, gets the call after the Cardinals lost LE Darnell Dockett to a torn ACL earlier this week and struck out on free agent DE Brett Keisel. It's an underwhelming signing after Sopoaga struggled badly for the Eagles and Patriots last season before getting released by New England in March. He'll vie for snaps at nose tackle behind Dan Williams, who may play some end.
Aug 20 - 5:02 PM

Broncos WR/PR Jordan Norwood tore his ACL in Wednesday's joint practice with the Texans.

Norwood reportedly had a legitimate shot at making the 53-man roster as the Broncos' sixth wideout and punt returner. He caught 4-of-5 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown through two preseason games, but will now miss the year. Norwood, 28 next month, hasn't appeared in a regular season game since 2012.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 20 - 4:54 PM

Bucs CB Mike Jenkins will miss this weekend's third preseason game with a hamstring injury.

Jenkins hasn't practiced at all this week. He's yet to play a defensive snap this preseason, and his roster spot could be in danger. Jenkins figures to be competing for the No. 3 cornerback job behind Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks. The 29-year-old signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal in March.
Aug 20 - 4:47 PM

Coach Bill Belichick praised Brandon LaFell for his work on special teams.

Belichick has a fondness for players that can contribute in multiple areas. "I think he’ll be able to carve out a role for himself here," Belichick said. "It might be a big one, I don’t know, we’ll see." LaFell has also started to gel with Tom Brady in the passing game. But his main contributions might not show up in the box score this season. LaFell is battling for the No. 3 or 4 receiver spot.
Aug 20 - 4:13 PM

Rams waived/injured RB Isaiah Pead (torn ACL).

Pead tore his ACL while returning the opening kickoff last weekend against the Packers. If he clears waivers, he'll go to the Rams' injured reserve list. He's obviously out for the season, but the former second-round pick has two years left on his rookie contract. A claiming team would have him for 2015. For Pead's sake, it might be best to get claimed and get a fresh start in a new city.
Aug 20 - 3:57 PM

Falcons placed S Zeke Motta (neck) on reserve/PUP.

Motta suffered a cervical fracture in December. The special teamer and backup safety is expected to miss the entire season.
Aug 20 - 3:50 PM

Coach Mike Smith said he fully expects Steven Jackson (hamstring) to be ready for Week 1.

Jackson hasn't done much since injuring his hammy July 29. But Smith said there's a chance Jackson will play a few snaps in the preseason finale. Jackson doesn't necessarily need any exhibition work, but we'd feel more comfortable if he actually got on the field and took some handoffs. His ADP has been on the decline for weeks now. Jackson is currently going at the back of the seventh round in fantasy drafts. There's value there, but SJ39 is 31 years old and there's a real possibility his body has or will let him down permanently.
Aug 20 - 3:43 PM

Colts waived RB Phillip Tanner.

Tanner's roster spot is being taken by RB David Fluellen, who was acquired from the Eagles on Wednesday. Tanner rushed for a pitiful four yards on eight carries in two preseason games, fumbling once. He's a fringe talent.
Aug 20 - 3:40 PM

Dolphins second-year RG Dallas Thomas has graded out as Pro Football Focus' worst offensive lineman by a wide margin through the first two weeks of the preseason.

Practically handed a starting job at the onset of training camp, Thomas has been destroyed both as a pass protector and run blocker across 57 snaps. Coach Joe Philbin now admits Thomas isn't locked in as a starter. Rookie Billy Turner and free-agent addition Shelley Smith will both be given a shot.
Aug 20 - 3:35 PM

Chris Polk revealed he suffered a Grade 2 partial tear of his hamstring on the second day of Eagles camp.

He obviously hasn't practiced since, and won't play in Philly's regular season dress rehearsal. Polk admitted to feeling a "pop" in the hamstring, and plans to practice next week even if he's not fully recovered. The Eagles' trade for Kenjon Barner shows they're well aware their backfield is short on depth. Darren Sproles isn't really a ball-carrying option anymore. Michael Tucker and UDFA Henry Josey are next on the running back depth chart.
Source: CSN Philly
Aug 20 - 3:16 PM



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