Matt Elam
Ravens place Matt Elam on IR
Matt Elam, SS, BAL
6:25 PM
News: Ravens safety Matt Elam will miss the 2015 season after he was placed on injured reserve Monday, reports ESPN. Elam suffered a torn biceps during training camp and will need surgery.
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Victor Cruz
Giants WR Victor Cruz remains hopeful of being ready by opener
Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
5:36 PM
News: 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."

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E.J. Gaines
Rams place cornerback E.J. Gaines on injured reserve
E.J. Gaines, CB, STL
5:35 PM
News: Rams cornerback E.J. Gaines will miss the 2015 season after being placed on injured reserve, the team announced Monday. Gaines recently underwent surgery to repair a Lisfranc foot injury
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Travis Kelce
Chiefs TE Travis Kelce leaves practice Monday due to leg injury
Travis Kelce, TE, KC
5:32 PM
News: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce left practice Monday due to a leg injury, according to The Kansas City Star.

Kelce walked off the field under his own power, but the extent of the injury is unknown. Trainer Rick Burkholder said the team will have an update on Kelce’s condition Tuesday.

Kelce had a breakout season in 2014, totaling 67 catches for 862 yards and five touchdowns. He is expected to play a key role again in the Chiefs' passing game.

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Emmanuel Sanders
Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders participates in team drills
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN
5:19 PM
News: 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.
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Chris Owens
Lions place CB Chris Owens on IR, release eight players
Chris Owens, DB, DET
5:00 PM
News: The Lions placed cornerback Chris Owens on injured reserve Monday. They also released tight end Deon Butler, quarterback Garrett Gilbert, receiver Vernon Johnson, running back Desmond Martin, defensive tackle Roy Philon, cornerback Jocquel Skinner, cornerback R.J. Stanford and defensive end Erik Williams.
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Julius Thomas
Caldwell: Julius Thomas getting second opinion, might need surgery
Julius Thomas, TE, JAC
4:37 PM
News: Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said tight end Julius Thomas is getting a second opinion Tuesday on his broken index finger, which has kept him out since mid-August.

Caldwell said if Thomas needs surgery, then he will miss a few weeks at the start of the season.

ESPN reports Thomas is expected to need surgery and will miss 4-5 weeks, according to a source.

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Martavis Bryant
NFL upholds four-game suspension for Steelers WR Martavis Bryant
Martavis Bryant, WR, PIT
3:29 PM
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. 

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Barkevious Mingo
Browns LB Barkevious Mingo (knee) returns to practice
Barkevious Mingo, OLB, CLE
2:48 PM
News: Less than a month after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo returned to practice Monday, per Ohio.com.

Mingo participated in drills, but is not expected to play in the team's final preseason game. Browns coach Mike Pettie was optimistic, however, that Mingo could play in the regular season opener on Sept. 13. 

"I think that target is still up in the air, but it could be for the opener," he said. 

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T.Y. Hilton
Colts WR T.Y. Hilton suffers concussion
T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
2:01 PM
News: 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. 

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