The Raiders parted ways
with wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins
on Monday, a source told NBCSports.com. Thompkins caught six passes for 53 yards in two games last season.
Giants WR Victor Cruz remains hopeful of being ready by opener
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Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz
remains sidelined with a calf injury and has yet to be cleared to jog. However, the veteran wide receiver is still hopeful he will play in the season opener
and hopes to practice next week.
"I think we're just being careful, cautious with it," Cruz said, per ESPN.com. "Calves are tricky. Once they feel healed and once they feel OK, you can go out here and mess it up again. So you want to make sure that it's fully healed and fully recovered once you step back out there on the field.
"Not that I haven't been able to [jog] but they don't want me to right now. They just want me to sit down and let it heal, let it repair itself and things like that."
Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders participates in team drills
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Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders
was able to partake in team drills
Monday for the first time in two weeks, the team announced. Sanders had not been able to be a full participant at practice because of a hamstring injury.
Bengals waive two players Monday
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The Bengals waived wide receiver Tevin Reese
on Monday. They also waived/injured fullback Mark Weisman, who will revert to injured reserve
if he is not claimed on waivers.
Seahawks trade WR Kevin Norwood to Panthers
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The Seahawks traded wide receiver Kevin Norwood
to the Panthers on Monday in exchange for
an undisclosed 2017 draft pick.
Norwood caught nine passes for 102 yards as a rookie last season.
NFL upholds four-game suspension for Steelers WR Martavis Bryant
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News: Martavis Bryant
will be suspended
for the first four games of the season, as the player's appeal was denied Monday, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Bryant violated the NFL's substance-abuse policy, and his absence will leave the Steelers short-handed as they open the season next Thursday without Bryant and star running back Le'Veon Bell, who will also be serving a substance-abuse suspension.
"We are disappointed in Martavis’ actions that has led to his four-game suspension," Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said. "It is a disappointment to our entire organization as well as our fans, but we will continue to support Martavis during his suspension. It is very unfortunate his actions have put our team in this situation to begin the year, but we are confident he will learn from his mistake and return in excellent shape in Week 5."
Bryant had a breakout campaign in the second half of last season, grabbing 26 catches for 549 yards and eight touchdowns.
Colts WR T.Y. Hilton suffers concussion
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Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton
suffered a concussion
in Saturday's preseason contest and is currently in the league's protocol, per ProFootballTalk.com.
Hilton reported symptoms of a concussion during the games, and he was evaluated by team doctors. The league will have the clear the Colts' No. 1 receiver in order for him to take the field in Week 1.
The Bengals have waived
receiver Denarius Moore
, whom they picked up in the offseason in an attempt to add more speed to their receiving corps, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Moore was expected to click with Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, his former coach with the Raiders, under whom he caught 97 passes for 1,436 yards in 2012-13. But Moore struggled in camp and caught just one pass in the preseason.
The move puts veterans Greg Little and Brandon Tate in a better position to hang on to a roster spot.
Lions release injury-prone WR Ryan Broyles
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The Lions are finally cutting ties
with receiver Ryan Broyles
, whose three-year stint with the team was marred by injury, per MLive.com.
Broyles had asked for his release two days ago after playing sparingly during the preseason. A second-round pick in 2012, Broyles tore his ACL in his rookie season and then ruptured his Achilles' tendon in 2013.
Last season, Broyles had just two catches for 34 yards, playing in just 34 snaps all year.
Packers' Randall Cobb not worried about shoulder injury
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Despite leaving Saturday's preseason game with a shoulder injury, Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb
said he's not concerned
with any long-term issues with the injury, reports the team's official website.
"I don't think it will be [a long-term thing]," Cobb said. "We're just taking it day by day right now. We'll find out more [Sunday]."