Siemian not at practice again

  • Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian was again absent as the Broncos began practice Thursday, those in attendance reported.
  • Just as the Patriots passed on Brady six times, the Cowboys passed on Prescott four times.
  • Lynch, a first-round pick last April, said he is much more comfortable now than he was earlier in the season and has been taking extra practice reps even before Siemian’s injury.
  • Lynch’s numbers against the Falcons are misleading.
  • Cant wait for Broncos fans to call me a loser in my home stadium.

Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian was again absent as the Broncos began practice Thursday, those in attendance reported. Siemian is dealing with a sprained left foot suffered late in last Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs.
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Stephen Jones on not trading: You can’t just overpay for something

  • Jones said that any temptation to make a deal was tempered by how much they would have had to give up.
  • “You can’t just overpay for something even though you may want it and it may be tempting,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . “
  • There was one other major consideration: salary cap.
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  • Jones said he believes that the Cowboys have a good group of young players on defense that have played well this season and “who keep getting better.”

There have been moments in the past when the Cowboys have overpaid in terms of trade compensation or lavish contracts to bring players onto their team, but they didn’t do that before Tuesday’s trade deadline.
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Julio Jones expected to be a full participant in practice Wednesday

Julio Jones expected to be a full participant in practice Wednesday

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  • Via the team’s official website, coach Dan Quinn said that both his star wideout and running back Terron Ward would be limited in practice today, but should be full participants Wednesday.
  • Jones has been bothered by an ankle injury since the Week 3 preseason game against the Dolphins in Orlando.
  • Tom Brady played preseason games without NFL logo on helmet (264)
  • But full participation Wednesday would be a good sign for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is going to ease into the week, but should be ready by Sunday. Via the team’s official website, coach Dan Quinn said that both his star wideout and running back Terron Ward would be limited in practice today, but should be full participants Wednesday.
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Report: Brandon Spikes works out for Dolphins

Is Brandon Spikes back? The linebacker reportedly worked out for the @MiamiDolphins.

  • imodan says: Aug 3, 2016 12:17 PM superpatriotsfan says: Aug 3, 2016 11:41 AM
  • Jimmy G gonna beat your stink hole team too so realistically the fins don’t have a shot for years to come.
  • Week 17 NE will probably be resting it’s starters so Miami might win their annual version of a Super Bowl.
  • We’ll see if Miami decides to sign Spikes.
  • The NFL is letting Tom Brady play again after his cheating ways.

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When last we heard about linebacker Brandon Spikes, he was suspended for four games by the NFL last September in a move that didn’t actually cost him any time on the field since he was unsigned at the time and remained so through both the first four weeks and the rest of the regular season.


Report: Brandon Spikes works out for Dolphins

Leon Hall, former Bengals cornerback, visits Giants

Brandon Spikes worked out for Dolphins on Wednesday, @RapSheet reports

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  • The Giants could swoop in and snap up the veteran to solidify their defensive backfield first.
  • It’s Hall’s second visit with Big Blue, after a stop over in May.

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Leon Hall is gaining interest from around the NFL. A day after the Cincinnati Bengals acknowledged the sides had spoken, Hall is visiting with the New York Giants.


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Darron Lee, N.Y. Jets’ first-round pick, signs contract

.@nyjets sign first-round pick Darron Lee:  (via @RapSheet)

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  • The team confirmed the signing later that day.
  • Linebacker Darron Lee , the No. 20 pick in the 2016 draft, inked a deal with the Jets on Wednesday, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

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Darron Lee is officially a New York Jet. After months of contract negotiations, the 20th-overall pick in the 2016 draft has signed his deal.


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Kuechly, Benjamin cleared to practice

  • Benjamin missed all of last season after suffering a non-contact knee injury during training camp.
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  • The Panthers announced Wednesday that All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly and wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin have been cleared to practice when the team opens training camp.
  • The Panthers knew Kuechly would be sidelined for the team’s spring workouts but hoped to have him back in time for camp.
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The Panthers announced Wednesday that All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly and wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin have been cleared to practice when the team opens training camp. Kuechly had shoulder surgery after last season.


Kuechly, Benjamin cleared to practice