The Jaguars are confident tight end Julius Thomas will be ready by the season opener (Sept. 13 vs. Carolina) after he broke his index finger in the preseason opener Friday, according to The Florida Times-Union.
Wide receiver Justin Blackmon , who hasn't practiced or played since 2013 after being suspended for the third time for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, is unlikely to return to the Jaguars according to GM David Caldwell, per ESPN.com.
Mike Tomlin has announced that Steelers cornerback and second round pick Senquez Golson has undergone shoulder surgery. Though Tomlin did not give a timetable for his return, Golson is expected to lose his entire rookie season, per Pro Football Talk.
Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell dropped four pounds in the offseason and said he reported to camp at 2.9 percent body fat. Bell anticipates the lighter weight and low body fat will help with his quickness.