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Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy was carted off the field with an Achilles' injury Tuesday.

McCoy tore his opposite Achilles' last May and missed the 2013 season. He's missed 30 games due to injury since being drafted in 2010. McCoy is the favorite for No. 3 tight end duties behind Zach Miller and Luke WIllson.
Jul 29 - 3:51 PM

Colts signed RB Phillip Tanner.

With Vick Ballard tearing his Achilles', Trent Richardson nursing a sore hamstring, and freshly-signed RB Davin Meggett going down in practice, the Colts needed some depth behind Ahmad Bradshaw. Tanner, 26 next month, has 56 career carries for 149 yards (2.7 YPC) and two scores. He'll compete for a spot.
Jul 29 - 3:38 PM

Arian Foster is sidelined at Texans camp with what is believed to be a hamstring injury.

Although the Texans insist Foster's injury is "minor," it's pretty troubling he's already missing time after battling hamstring woes over the years. "He’s dealing with something," coach Bill O’Brien said. "He’ll be fine. He’ll be back. It’s a minor deal. You know, it’s a long season. He’ll be out there."
Jul 29 - 3:26 PM

David Wilson left Tuesday's training camp practice early with a neck burner.

A "burner" or "stinger" is an injury to the nerves in the neck or shoulder that produce a stinging sensation. Obviously, with Wilson, this is a major concern and not something to take lightly. Following practice, coach Tom Coughlin said "we were all praying" Wilson wouldn't suffer any setbacks. This qualifies as one. Recovery time can range, but WIlson won't be cleared to return until he's experiencing zero neck pain. We'll update Wilson when the Giants do.
Jul 29 - 3:18 PM

According to the Palm Beach Post, undrafted rookie TE Gator Hoskins has "emerged" at camp and the team may be forced to keep him.

Coach Joe Philbin said he'll likely keep three-to-five tight ends. Charles Clay sits atop the depth chart, while the remainder of the pecking order is unsettled. Others in the mix are Michael Egnew, Dion Sims, and rookie Arthur Lynch. Egnew's spot is likely in the most danger, as he hasn't done much of anything in his two seasons. Hoskins is a "move" tight end and is worth monitoring in deeper Dynasty leagues with Charles Clay in the final year of his contract.
Jul 29 - 3:10 PM

Cardinals C Lyle Sendlein will be sidelined three weeks with a calf injury.

Ted Larsen will handle pivot duties while he's out. If Sendlein's injury lingers into the season, second-year LG Jonathan Cooper has experience at center. Paul Fanaika and Earl Watford could then man the guard spots. Sendlein is a strong run blocker and has started all 16 games in five of the past six seasons.
Jul 29 - 2:34 PM

A source informed Profootballtalk that suspended WR Josh Gordon's failed drug test barely generated a positive, and it would have been a negative had luck been on Gordon's side.

Gordon was summoned for a urine sample. Those samples are split into two bottles, one marked "A" and the other "B." It's completely random which one is marked "A" and which is labeled "B." "A" is tested first, and if it generates a positive test, then "B" is tested. The limit is 15 nanograms-per-milliliter. Gordon's "A" bottle showed a concentration of 16 ng/ml, while his "B" registered a 13.6 ng/ml. The result was a failed test. If urine sample handlers would have by chance marked the "A" bottle "B" and the "B" bottle "A," then Gordon would be free to play. Gordon is appealing the ban, and his hearing will be held on Friday. There seems to be a decent chance he wins.
Jul 29 - 2:21 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason (foot) was seen sprinting on a treadmill off to the side of training camp practice Tuesday.

Beason is just six weeks into his 12-week timetable, but appears to be making substantial progress. He wants to play in preseason games. We doubt the Giants will push him out there for meaningless exhibition snaps, but Beason sounds like he's on track for the opener. He remains on the active/PUP list.
Jul 29 - 1:59 PM
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