NFL Player News
Giants' Ricky Seals-Jones: Misses third straight practice
Seals-Jones did not participate in Monday's practice, marking the third consecutive practice he's missed, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear if Seals-Jones is dealing with an injury, and he certainly has plenty of time to ramp into shape before the season begins, but his absence from practice is notable since he's in a competition for New York's starting tight-end role. The veteran came into camp with a slight inside edge for the gig, but the Giants also brought in ex-Texan Jordan Akins this offseason and selected Daniel Bellinger in the fourth round of the draft, and either player could pull ahead of Seals-Jones on the depth chart with a strong preseason.
Browns' Amari Cooper: Looked at by trainer
Cooper was attended to briefly by a trainer after catching a touchdown in red-zone drills during Monday's practice, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.
The trainer checked out Cooper's right ankle, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports, but the receiver walked to the sideline under his own power. Cooper remained on the sideline for the remainder of practice, and Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski did not provide an update.
Browns' Cade York: Connects from beyond 50
York was successful on all six field-goal attempts during Monday's practice session, Athony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.
York has been perfect over two kicking sessions, nailing all 12 attempts, including a 48-yarder Saturday and a 51-yarder Monday that split the middle of the uprights.
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Court date confirmed
Kamara's hearing regarding a battery charge has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Earlier Monday, Terrell reported that Kamara's imminent court date was pushed back another two months to October, the third time this hearing has been delayed. Kamara faces misdemeanor and felony battery charges for an incident in early February in Las Vegas. Until the legal process plays out, the NFL likely will wait to make a decision on any sort of punishment.
Cowboys' James Washington: Out 6-10 weeks with foot fracture
Washington will be sidelined 6-to-10 weeks due to the fractured foot he suffered at Monday's practice, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.
After he landed awkwardly on his right leg while attempting to come down with a deep ball on a go route, Washington required a cart to go to the locker room. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, it initially was feared that he may have sustained a Jones fracture in his right foot, but tests confirmed it's a metatarsal fracture. With Michael Gallup (knee) unlikely to be available Week 1, the Cowboys' receiving corps will be reliant on CeeDee Lamb, rookie Jalen Tolbert and tight end Dalton Schultz to begin the campaign.
Steelers' Najee Harris: Foot issue downplayed
Coach Mike Tomlin noted that Harris' foot got stepped on during Monday's practice, but the coach added that it "shouldn't be a major deal," Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Given Tomlin's comments, we'll consider Harris day-to-day for now. Next up for Pittsburgh's backfield reps in practice as long as Harris is sidelined or limited is Benny Snell, with Anthony McFarland, Jeremy McNichols and Mataeo Durant also in the mix.
Rams' Van Jefferson: Week 1 status TBD
When asked if he expects Jefferson (knee) to be available for Week 1 action, coach Sean McVay acknowledged Monday "that's up in the air right now," Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.
On Monday, it was revealed that Jefferson has "a little knee tweak" and will undergo "minor surgery" on Tuesday to address the issue. Though McVay noted that Jefferson's initial timetable for a return is a few weeks, the Rams expect to have a better feel for exactly when the wideout might return after they "see how the surgery goes." As long as Jefferson is sidelined, Ben Skowronek and Tutu Atwell, among others, figure to see added opportunities to push for early-season reps behind top WR options Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson. Moreover, Odell Beckham remains on Los Angeles' radar, but it's unclear when the free agent will be fully recovered from the torn ACL that he suffered in Super Bowl LVI.
Browns' Harrison Bryant: Strong start to camp
Bryant is off to a strong start in training camp and looks ready to handle a greater load in 2022, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports. "He's been a very good player for us since he got here," Cleveland tight ends coach T.C. McCartney said. "He does a lot of things that do not show up on the stat sheet necessarily, but we expect him to take the next step, as well."
Bryant hauled in a few short passes Monday and was on the receiving end of a deep ball from Deshaun Watson on Saturday. With the Browns moving on from Austin Hooper during the offseason, Bryant is expected to pick up extra playing time behind starter David Njoku. It was only two seasons ago as a rookie that Bryant outplayed Njoku and earned more playing time than him.
Browns' Jack Conklin: Will be eased into practice
Conklin did not participate in team drills Monday and will be gradually eased back to full practice sessions, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.
Conklin was activated off the active/PUP list Monday and was available for practice for the first time since suffering a season-ending knee injury in Week 12 last season. The Conklin news took a backseat to quarterback Deshaun Watson's six-game suspension, but the offensive tackle's health is of major concern because of the quarterback's absence for the first six games of the regular season. The Browns were always expected to run often behind a strong offensive line but will do so even more with Jacoby Brissett replacing Watson.
Jarren Williams: Cut with injury
Williams (hamstring) was waived with an injury designation by the Giants on Monday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.
Williams was let go after the Giants signed safety Jarrod Wilson in a corresponding move Monday. The 25-year-old cornerback initially re-signed with New York in March after he collected 18 tackles and one pass defended over six games during his second season with the team in 2021. Williams will now pass through waivers and, if he goes unclaimed, should revert to the Giants' injured reserve list this preseason.