Arian Foster
Report: Texans RB Arian Foster could miss first eight games of 2015
Arian Foster, RB, HOU
8/4/2015
News: Texans running back Arian Foster is expected to miss the first eight games of the season because of a 'major' groin injury, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Foster suffered the groin injury during Monday's practice and hobbled off the field during a play. The injury, which may require surgery, could land him on the PUP list to begin the season. Foster dealt with multiple injuries in 2014, including a groin injury that forced him to miss two games.

The veteran ran for 1,246 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014 with 327 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns. 

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DeMarco Murray
Eagles RB DeMarco Murray sidelined by hydration issue
DeMarco Murray, RB, PHI
8/4/2015
News: Eagles running back DeMarco Murray was forced to miss the first day of team drills on Sunday because of poor hydration levels, coach Chip Kelly said per the Philadelphia Inquirer.

"We did a hydration status test and he was a little bit high and obviously when you see guys that are high from a hydration standpoint, then you kind of pull them back a little bit because that's when they are susceptible for an injury," Kelly said.

"He's probably the most conditioned athlete on our team, but if you don't drink the requisite amount of water and electrolytes and have them in your system, it doesn't matter how fit you are," Kelly said of Murray. "Especially the weather - that was a big factor for us, too. We have had back-to-back, and going into three, 90-degree days. . . .You don't want to lose a guy in the first day."

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Pierre Thomas
Report: RB Pierre Thomas to visit Texans
Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
8/4/2015
News: The Texans could be in the market for a running back now that Arian Foster could be dealing with an injury. Veteran free agent Pierre Thomas is reportedly going to visit with Houston, according to NFL Network. 

He is expected to workout for the team on Wednesday. Thomas spent his entire career in New Orleans where he ran for 3,745 yards and 28 touchdowns in eight seasons. 

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Duke Johnson
RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) falling behind at Browns camp
Duke Johnson, RB, CLE
8/4/2015
News: Browns rookie running back Duke Johnson missed practice again Tuesday with a hamstring injury, and the team's coaching staff is being to appear frustrated with his absence, per ESPNCleveland.com.

"It's just disappointing that a guy we're counting on being a big part of what we do, to lose him at this formative time of what we're getting done … he'll have a lot of catch-up work to do," Browns coach Mike Pettine said. 

Johnson, a third-round pick out of Miami, is expected to be a big part of the Browns' run-heavy offense and a part of their special teams - if he can get on the field. 

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Eddie Lacy
Packers RB Eddie Lacy leaves practice with foot issue
Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
8/4/2015
News: Packers running back Eddie Lacy left practice Tuesday with what the team is labeling as a foot issue, per ESPN.com. 

"Eddie had some foot soreness," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "They just pulled him out there near the end."

The Packers had said they wanted to limit Lacy's workload, but during the first few days of camp, he had taken the majority of reps. Veteran James Starks is Lacy's backup. 

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Doug Martin
Lovie Smith: Doug Martin will be Buccaneers lead back
Doug Martin, RB, TB
8/3/2015
News: Doug Martin will be the number one running back for the Buccaneers this season, coach Lovie Smith said on Monday. 

"We talked about being able to establish the run," Smith said, per TampaBay.com. "Doug will be the lead guy doing that, so it's very important that we open up some holes and let him do his thing."

Martin had 494 rushing yards and two touchdowns in 11 games last year. 

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Michael Dyer
Raiders RB Michael Dyer making an impression
Michael Dyer, RB, OAK
8/3/2015
News: Running back Michael Dyer entered Raiders camp as an undrafted free agent, but he has been turning heads with impressive efforts thus far, per ESPN.com.

Dyer has stepped into the role of No. 2 back that was supposed to be filled by Trent Richardson, who has yet to participate in camp. Dyer, whose off-field troubles overshadowed his career at Alabama and Louisville, has taken advantage of the extra snaps.

"I think Michael's done a nice job developing from what we saw in the spring to now," Oakland coach Jack Del Rio said. "He's more comfortable, he's more accountable, more dependable in special teams units and the offense. Every now and then he'll pop through there and show some of that speed that he has, so I think he's off to a nice start."

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Matt Jones
Redskins RB Matt Jones suffers knee injury Sunday
Matt Jones, RB, WAS
8/2/2015
News: Redskins running back Matt Jones is being evaluated after sustaining a knee injury during Sunday's practice, reports The Washington Post.

Jones was a third-round draft pick in the 2015 draft and is expected to compete for the starting running back role.

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LaVance Taylor
Chiefs waive RB LaVance Taylor; sign RB Darrin Reaves
LaVance Taylor, RB, KC
8/2/2015
News: The Chiefs parted ways with one running back and signed another Sunday. The team announced it waived running back LaVance Taylor, while signing running back Darrin Reaves.
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John Conner
Bills FB John Conner suffers hamstring injury
John Conner, RB, BUF
8/2/2015
News: Bills fullback John Conner will probably be out for a week after sustaining a hamstring injury, reports the team's official website.

Conner suffered the injury during Sunday's practice. Conner has rushed for 108 yards on 27 carries during his six-year career.

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