Falcons RB Devonta Freeman getting closer to 100 percent
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(12:04 pm ET) Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury, was an active participant at practice Monday, an encouraging sign for a player who was thought to be the team's starter, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Freeman hurt his hamstring on Aug. 6 and has not played in any of the team's preseason contests. It's not clear if Freeman will play in the team's final game Thursday. 

"He ran it well today," Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. "Limited reps, but it was awesome to see him."


Report: Seahawks to sign ex-Bills RB Fred Jackson
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(9:35 am ET) One day after surprisingly being released by the Bills, veteran running back Fred Jackson is headed to the Seahawks, where he will serve as Marshawn Lynch's primary backup, per NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport. 

Lynch and Jackson are old friends, and his addition in Seattle's backfield gives the Seahawks a solid pass-catcher and experienced presence, seemingly spelling the end of Christine Michael's time with the team. 


Report: Raiders part ways with running back Trent Richardson
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2015) The Raiders released running back Trent Richardson on Monday, sources told ESPN.com. The former first-round pick rushed for 519 yards on 159 attempts last season.

Lions place CB Chris Owens on IR, release eight players
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2015) 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.

Steelers place K Garrett Hartely on IR among Monday's moves
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2015) The Steelers made a slew of roster moves Monday, including placing offensive tackle Mike Adams on the PUP list to begin the season.

Pittsburgh also placed cornerback Senquez Golson and kicker Garrett Hartley on injured reserve, which means both players will miss the 2015 season.

Tight end Cameron Clear, defensive end Niko Davis and tight end Ray Hamilton were all waived/injured.

The Steelers also released G Miles Dieffenbach, WR Kenzel Doe, WR C.J. Goodwin, RB Braylon Heard, DE Joe Kruger, DT Joe Okafor, OL Collin Rahrig, CB Jordan Sullen, OT Kevin Whimpey and S Ian Wild.


Lions activate RB Joique Bell, DT Haloti Ngata
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) The Lions activated two of their most important players Monday, removing running back Joique Bell from the physically unable to perform list and removing defensive tackle Haloti Ngata from the non-football injury list, per the team's website. 

Bell was recovering from knee and Achilles surgeries, while Ngata was dealing with hamstring issues. Both players practiced Monday and are expected to be ready for the team's season opener. 


Bills release veteran RB Fred Jackson
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) In a somewhat surprising move, the Bills released running back Fred Jackson as part of their roster trimming on Monday, just days after the veteran returned from a hamstring injury and looked sharp, per the Buffalo News

Jackson was scheduled to make $2.35 million this season. Jackson had been with the Bills since 2006, and although he only had one 1,000-yard rushing season (in 2009), he was always a valuable resource out of the backfield. 

Jackson figures to draw attention from several running-back needy squads in the next few days. 


Browns don't rule out signing Ray Rice with Johnson injury
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/30/2015) With rookie running back Duke Johnson dealing with a concussion, Browns coach Mike Pettine didn't rule out signing veteran back Ray Rice to help the team's backfield situation, per Cleveland.com. 

Johnson has no timetable for his return, so Pettine, on a conference call, said "if we have to add a back, we'll look at the list of guys that are available," when asked about reaching out to Rice. 

Rice has not played since 2013, missing all of last season while under suspension for a domestic violence incident with his wife. The Ravens terminated his contract after the issue. 


Browns RB Duke Johnson dealing with concussion
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2015) Browns running back Duke Johnson had to exit Saturday's preseason game after suffering a concussion, reports Cleveland.com. It was Johnson's first preseason game after dealing with a hamstring injury.

"Hopefully he'll be in the protocol and we can get him back as soon as possible," coach Mike Pettine said. "If you had to say the biggest downer of the night, that would be it."


Rams RB Tre Mason suffers strained hamstring
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2015) Rams running back Tre Mason sustained a hamstring strain during Saturday's preseason game, reports BleacherReport.com.

Mason was able to walk out of the locker room on Saturday without any issues and the team expects him to be ready for the season opener.


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