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Alshon Jeffery doesn’t think he’s behind after shoulder injury

In Thursday’s game against the Bills, Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery ran an out route on a 3rd-and-12 play that wound up falling short of conversion after quarterback Carson Wentz completed a pass to tight end Zach Ertz. If Wentz was looking for Jeffery, he probably didn’t find him because Jeffery was supposed to run [more]

Sean McVay experiments with assistant calling plays

When you’ve been around the game as long as guys like Bruce Arians and Sean McVay, it’s good to delegate a little play-calling responsibility. Oh, wait, that’s only half right, since Arians was the head coach at Temple when McVay was born. Still, the Rams rookie head coach let offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur call plays [more]

Michael Bennett: It was “emotional” to get support from Justin Britt

When Michael Bennett said the national anthem protests of certain players would only gain traction if white players were with them, he couldn’t have known it would trigger a bit of a movement of its own. First, Eagles defensive end Chris Long put his arm around the shoulder of teammate Malcolm Jenkins, while Jenkins held [more]

Alvin Kamara shines for the Saints, who have some other running backs

That running back the Saints added this offseason to complement Mark Ingram had a great night. Not Adrian Peterson, the other one. Via Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints rookie Alvin Kamara continues to show flashes and is giving plenty of reason to expect he’ll have a significant role in the offense this year. [more]

Who wins the NFC East?

With the regular season approaching quickly, it’s time to eat the low-hanging fruit when it comes to fashioning the PFT Live question of the day. We’ll be asking which team will win each division, beginning with one of the more competitive divisions in football: The NFC East, a division captured by the Cowboys in 2016. [more]

Bills wish Anquan Boldin the best

Anquan Boldin played for several NFL teams. He retired on Sunday from the team with which he spent the least amount of time. “We respect Anquan’s decision to retire from the NFL,” Bills G.M. Brandon Beane said in a release. “We appreciate the time he gave us over the past two weeks. He is one [more]

Chargers OT Tyreek Burwell injures hand

Chargers offensive tackle Tyreek Burwell left in the first half of Sunday night’s game against the Saints. When he returned to the sideline, his right hand was heavily wrapped in a club. Burwell started in place of left tackle Russell Okung, who returned to practice on a limited basis last week as he works his [more]

Takkarist McKinley has one QB hit in debut

The Falcons, who had 34 sacks last season, used the 26th overall pick on Takk McKinley to help their pass rush opposite Vic Beasley. In his preseason debut, McKinley showed he plans to do just that. McKinley entered Sunday’s game in the third quarter and got a quarterback hit in limited action as the Falcons [more]

Anquan Boldin leaves Bills camp, says he’s retiring

The Bills were hoping they could get away with a wide receivers room lacking “divas” by virtue of having at least one veteran presence among them. But that guy walked out the door Sunday. According to Jim Trotter of ESPN, wide receiver Anquan Boldin has left Bills camp today, and has informed the team he’s retiring. [more]

Bucs claim Marquis Lucas off waivers from Falcons

The Buccaneers claimed first-year offensive tackle Marquis Lucas off waivers from the Falcons as the team continues to churn the roster at that position. Tampa Bay waived rookie tackle Austin Albrecht, who signed Saturday. Rookie tackle Cole Gardner was waived Saturday with an injury designation. The Bucs are without linemen Demar Dotson and Kevin Pamphile, [more]

Brandon Williams plays “really well” as he continues transition to CB

Brandon Williams has not played cornerback long, converting from running back his senior season at Texas A&M. The Cardinals made him a third-round choice last year, and he started three games last season. Williams isn’t likely to push Justin Bethel for the starting job opposite Patrick Peterson, but he has stayed ahead of veteran Tramon [more]

Javon Hargrave exits game with concussion

Steelers defensive tackle Javon Hargrave left Sunday’s game with a concussion, the team announced. Pittsburgh selected Hargrave in the third round of the 2016 draft out of South Carolina State. He played in 15 games as a rookie, making 27 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. Hargrave added eight tackles and a sack in [more]

Washington activates Jordan Reed off PUP

Washington activated Jordan Reed from the physically unable to perform list Sunday after he passed a physical. The Pro Bowl tight end missed training camp with an injury to his left big toe. Reed said last week he expected to return before Washington’s third preseason game against the Bengals. He has worked on the side, [more]

Seahawks signing OT Tyrus Thompson

Left tackles don’t grow on trees, which is why Pete Carroll used the words “broken-hearted” when announcing George Fant will miss the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Fant, 25, started 10 games last season and would have started this season. The Seahawks used Rees Odhiambo at left tackle after Fant left the game [more]

Roberto Aguayo starts on wrong foot with Bears, missing 49-yard FG

Roberto Aguayo‘s stay in Chicago might prove shorter than he had hoped. The kicker started on the wrong foot with his new team, missing a 49-yarder at Arizona on Saturday night. “I just jumped on it,” Aguayo said, via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune. “I didn’t contact it as good as I wanted to.” [more]

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