NFL Player News

  • 49ers' Marquise Goodwin: Stars during training camp

    Goodwin was the 49ers' most consistent playmaker during training camp, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports.

    Goodwin not only impressed with his deep speed, but also his ability to get open underneath and make adjustments on catches. The offseason addition's skills were apparent during this week's joint practices with the Broncos, whose cornerbacks are arguably the league's best. As it stands, Goodwin is pegged as the Niners' No. 2 wideout, which seems conducive to him topping last year's career-best totals of 29 receptions for 431 yards and three scores.

  • Senquez Golson CB | PIT

    Steelers' Senquez Golson: Yet to practice since injury

    Golson (leg) is yet to practice since suffering from the injury, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Golson suffered from the leg injury in late July and has yet to return, but there has been no report of the exact severity of his injury. He should continue to be monitored on a week-by-week basis, but this ailment certainly doesn't help Golson's chances of making the Steelers' final roster.

  • Sean Davis SS | PIT

    Steelers' Sean Davis: Listed as starting strong safety

    Davis (shoulder) is listed as the team's starting strong safety for this week, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.

    Davis underwent offseason shoulder surgery back in May, and his presence on the Steelers' depth chart for this week indicates that the defensive back is ready to return. Davis is expected to hold onto that position for the start of the regular season, where he'll line up alongside fellow safety Mike Mitchell.

  • Raiders' Eddie Vanderdoes: Running with first-team defense

    Vanderdoes (knee) is still practicing with the first-team defense, The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Vanderdoes has been listed as a starter on the unofficial depth chart since day one. The 2017 third-round pick was dealing with a minor knee injury last week, but played in the Raiders' first preseason game against the Cardinals, recording one tackle.

  • Tyson Alualu DE | PIT

    Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Active in preseason opener

    Alualu (calf) was active for last Friday's preseason opener against the Giants.

    Alualu had been limited through offseason workouts due to a calf injury, but it appears as though he has put the ailment behind him. He recorded three tackles in Friday's contest.

  • Cam Newton QB | CAR

    Panthers' Cam Newton: Won't play this weekend

    Newton (shoulder) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans, ESPN's David Newton reports.

    Newton sat out team drills during the Panthers' joint practices with the Titans this week, so news that he won't play in Saturday's game is more of the same. The quarterback had his surgically repaired shoulder re-examined Friday, which could determine how Carolina manages his workload following Saturday's tilt. That being said, coach Ron Rivera said he'd be comfortable playing Newton in Week 1 even if he doesn't make any preseason appearances.

  • Julio Jones WR | ATL

    Falcons' Julio Jones: Won't play versus Steelers

    Jones (toe) will not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Steelers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Jones has been ramping up his practice activity lately, but with it only being the second exhibition contest, there's no need for him to suit up Sunday. At the moment, it remains to be seen whether Jones will get any game action prior to the regular season, but Atlanta's third preseason tilt would figure to be the most useful one for him to be involved in. As a result, his status should continue to be tracked in the upcoming week.

  • Lee Smith TE | OAK

    Raiders' Lee Smith: Returns to action

    Smith (ankle) was active for last Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

    Smith, who was plagued by an ankle injury for most of last season, served as one of the team's reserve tight ends Saturday and caught one pass for six yards. He's expected to play behind both Jared Cook and Clive Walford this season in Oakland.

  • Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Will play Sunday

    McKinley (shoulder) will play in Sunday's preseason game against the Steelers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    McKinley has slowly increased his practice reps and is apparently ready to go for the Falcons' second preseason game Sunday. The Falcons' 2017 first-round pick is expected to shore up their defensive front, and could possibly push for a starting role.

  • Raiders' Jon Feliciano: Returns to practice

    Feliciano (knee) has returned to practice, Eddie Paskal of the Raiders' official site reports.

    Feliciano was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list to open up training camp after suffering a knee injury during OTAs, but it appears, for the most part, he has put it behind him. Feliciano is expected to serve as the team's backup center this season.