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The Atlanta Journal Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter wrote that Atlanta Falcons right tackle Lamar Holmes is likely "on a short leash."

It will likely only be a matter of time before Holmes is on the bench. He allowed a combined 76 hurries, hits and sacks, which is absolutely terrible. The only reason he will be a starter is because Sam Baker is now out for the year. The Falcons expected their offensive line to be better this season, but with Holmes inserted as a starter, Matt Ryan's stock decreases.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

19 Aug, 11:13 PM

Update: NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports via a source involved that Marcus Gilbert's new pact is for $30 million over five years.

Gilbert has start 34 out of 35 games for the Steelers since being drafted in 2011. This new deal will lock him up through the 2019 season and he will be an important part of Pittsburgh's offensive line for the next several years.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

19 Aug, 10:59 PMSource

Michael Crabtree is next up for a 49ers contract extension, reports NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

Crabtree missed 11 games last year, so there is injury concern surrounding him. It is thought that the two parties will be able to come to an agreement, but it could be an incentive laden deal. This is something to keep an eye on as we get closer to the start of the season.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

19 Aug, 10:57 PMSource

Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt (stinger) returned to practice Tuesday.

Stingers usually aren't serious injuries and that was the case with Britt. He only missed two practices and should be fine going forward. He will look to be a big part of the Rams passing game this year.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

19 Aug, 10:27 PM

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Jets CB Dexter McDougle will undergo surgery on the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Wednesday.

This will officially mark the end of McDougle's rookie season. He was slated for a special teams role this year, but that will have to wait until he is healthy during next year's campaign.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

19 Aug, 10:20 PMSource

Arian Foster (hamstring) participated in Texans' practice on Tuesday.

The veteran running back is still battling a hamstring injury but appears close to ramping up activity as we get closer to week one of the NFL regular season. He is a risky pick in fantasy leagues, but if he can stay healthy, he could mimic his previous glory years. Still, it is a gamble that I'd be hesitant to make in the first two rounds.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

19 Aug, 10:19 PMSource

Bills CB Mario Butler did not participate in practice Tuesday.

Butler is unlikely to make the Bills final roster and he isn't doing himself any favors by not being able to practice. He has appeared in just one NFL game during his career.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

19 Aug, 10:17 PM

Rams T Rodger Saffold (neck) returned to practice Tuesday.

Saffold has a decent shot at returning this week against the Browns, but even if he is held out of game action another week, he will be fine for the start of the season.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

19 Aug, 10:13 PMSource

Jibreel Black was waived by the Buccaneers today with an injury settlement.

Black suffered some type of foot injury and will be out for the year. He'll look to find a roster spot with another team next season.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

19 Aug, 10:12 PMSource

Andre Johnson (hamstring) participated in Texans' practice on Tuesday.

Johnson has had issues with his hamstring this summer, but it doesn't seem to be anything major. He should be able to participate in the majority of practices going forward as he gears up for week one against Washington.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

19 Aug, 10:08 PMSource

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