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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott working on the side    Sat Jul 31, 07:35 PM

Updating an ongoing story, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) took part in individual drills Saturday, July 31, but did not throw once again, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

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  Vikings | Kellen Mond tests positive for COVID-19    Sat Jul 31, 05:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kellen Mond (illness) tested positive for COVID-19, a source said Saturday, July 31. As a result, QB Kirk Cousins will not practice as a precaution after being deemed a close contact. The team will be without three quarterbacks for Saturday's night practice as Minnesota performs contact tracing.

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  Jets | Zach Wilson struggles in first practice    Sat Jul 31, 02:39 PM

New York Jets QB Zach Wilson completed 1-for-7 passes in the red zone during team drills Friday, July 30, and he clearly struggled in his first NFL practice, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. Wilson completed 3-for-8 with an interception and threw a few others that nearly were picked off in the rest of practice, but Vacchiano noted it should be expected since Wilson is a rusty rookie quarterback who hadn't practiced in 43 days. To the contrary, Wilson completed a 50-yard pass to rookie WR Elijah Moore, which excited the team.

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  Colts | Brett Hundley signed by Indy    Sat Jul 31, 02:03 PM

Free-agent QB Brett Hundley (Cardinals) was signed an undisclosed contract Saturday, July 31, with the Indianapolis Colts.

Footballguys view: Hundley comes to the Colts because they are without starter Carson Wentz due to a foot injury suffered in practice this week. Wentz may miss the early part of the regular season and that means Jacob Eason will be their starter. Behind Eason, Hundley competes with guys like Sam Ehlinger and UDFA Jalen Morton to establish the depth chart.

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  Bills | No progress on Josh Allen extension talks    Sat Jul 31, 08:17 AM

There has been no recent progress toward a contract extension between the Buffalo Bills and QB Josh Allen, according to NFL Network's Kim Jones. Both sides could agree to shelve discussions until after the season if no deal has been reached by Aug. 15.

Footballguys view: Allen is in line to become one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league. He's waiting for a new deal just like other first-round QBs from his class (2018) Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson. The Bills are likely waiting for the other two in order to structure Allen's deal. They picked up his fifth-year option and have Allen under control through the 2022 season, but the sooner they sign him the better as his price is just going to keep going up.

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  Vikings | Irv Smith showing chemistry with Kirk Cousins    Fri Jul 30, 10:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith has shown better chemistry with QB Kirk Cousins through the first three days of training camp than Cousins did with former Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph. Vikings reporter Judd Zulgad believes this could result in a big season for Smith. Zulgad said, 'There has been talk about how much of a factor the recently signed Dede Westbrook might be as the third wide receiver. But it's much more likely that if someone other than Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen put up significant numbers, it will be Smith.'

Footballguys view: Smith is in for a breakout season if he finally plays up to his potential. Rudolph is gone to the Giants, and Smith now gets to be that third target in the passing game behind Jefferson and Thielen. He's a mid-range TE2 with upside for Fantasy GMs.

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  Giants | Sean Mannion worked out    Fri Jul 30, 07:15 PM

Free-agent QB Sean Mannion (Vikings) worked out for the New York Giants Friday, July 30.

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  Patriots | Surgery for Jarrett Stidham    Fri Jul 30, 06:50 PM

New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham (back) underwent back surgery Wednesday July 28, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: Stidham is expected to be sidelined for about 12 weeks. The Patriots have Cam Newton and Mac Jones as potential starters in 2021. Newton could win the job to begin the regular season but Jones was their first-round pick and can be their quarterback of the future.

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  Colts | Carson Wentz may need surgery    Fri Jul 30, 06:03 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) is expected to miss the entire preseason and may need to undergo surgery, according to sources.

Footballguys view: He hopes to play through the injury, but he likely would miss regular season time if he undergoes surgery. Stay tuned. Jacob Eason will start if Wentz misses time.

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  Colts | Carson Wentz to meet with specialist    Fri Jul 30, 03:35 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) is scheduled to meet with a foot specialist in the near future, according to sources. The team will have a firmer timetable after the visit.

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  Giants | Daniel Jones struggles on Day 3 of camp    Fri Jul 30, 02:15 PM

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones' performance on Day 3 of training camp was 'brutal,' according to NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt. Jones struggled to show any chemistry with this top receivers, especially WR Kenny Golladay. While Rosenblatt acknowledged it is too early in camp to be negative, he wrote, 'There wasn't really anything positive to take away from Jones' performance.'

Footballguys view: It's Day 3 of camp, not the third preseason game of the year. Jones is in a make-or-break year, and it would be nice to hear better things coming out of Giants camp. It sounds like he's struggling mightily but has a chance to turn things around (as much as he can) before the start of the regular season.

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  Colts | Carson Wentz undergoing tests    Fri Jul 30, 12:48 PM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) is undergoing tests Friday, July 30, on his injured foot, and the team is awaiting a firm diagnosis before proceeding.

Footballguys view: Some reports say the team isn't concerned, but they didn't show concern about Andrew Luck until they announced he was retiring. We'll be on the edge of our seats waiting for follow up news on this developing situation.

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  Colts | Carson Wentz idle    Fri Jul 30, 11:36 AM

Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) is out of practice Friday, July 30, due to an undisclosed foot injury.

Footballguys view: Wentz is out indefinitely for further examination to determine the severity of the injury and next steps. This could be a very serious development for the Colts, one that has them looking at veteran quarterbacks in a trade or even wooing Philip Rivers to come out of retirement. If you're drafting today, bump Wentz out of your quarterback rankings and think twice before taking Jonathan Taylor in the first round.

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  Jets | Zach Wilson terms    Fri Jul 30, 09:46 AM

Updating previous reports, New York Jets QB Zach Wilson received a four-year, $35.1 million fully guaranteed deal. The deal includes a $22.9 million signing bonus and a fifth-year team option. The Jets got the offset language they wanted in the contract, which reduces what they'd have to pay Wilson if they cut him and he signs somewhere else. And Wilson will get his entire signing bonus paid within 15 days instead of having some of it deferred to 2022.

Footballguys view: This situation seemed absurd, so it's no surprise that it was resolved quickly. We're looking forward to seeing and hearing how Wilson is doing in camp and which of his receivers he is targeting the most frequently and accurately.

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  Jaguars | Jake Luton ready to practice    Thu Jul 29, 06:43 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Jake Luton was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, July 29.

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  Cardinals | No practice for DeAndre Hopkins    Thu Jul 29, 05:01 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, July 29, because of a minor injury, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott limited Thursday    Thu Jul 29, 04:51 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) was scheduled to be a limited participant in practice Thursday, July 29.

Footballguys view: This injury is considered minor. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Prescott could resume throwing in two to three days.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers agrees to reworked deal    Thu Jul 29, 04:42 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers agreed to terms on a restructured contract with the Packers Thursday, July 29, according to a source. Terms of the reworked deal were not disclosed.

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  Jets | Zach Wilson, NYJ agree to contract    Thu Jul 29, 03:58 PM

New York Jets first-round draft choice QB Zach Wilson agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Jets Thursday, July 29, according to a source. The deal includes a fifth-year option, but financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott has slight shoulder strain    Thu Jul 29, 11:37 AM

Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) has a slight shoulder strain that the team is optimistic he'll return in a few days from.

Footballguys view: This sounds like a minor injury but it's a situation to watch. The Cowboys offense was not the same when Prescott went down last year, and that was with Andy Dalton at quarterback. With Dalton gone to Chicago, guys like Ben DiNucci, Cooper Rush and Garrett Gilbert will get more time.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson, Gus Edwards on COVID list    Wed Jul 28, 07:35 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson and RB Gus Edwards were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, July 28.

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  Ravens | Baltimore signs Kenji Bahar    Wed Jul 28, 07:24 PM

Free-agent QB Kenji Bahar (Ravens) signed with the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday, July 28. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Patriots | Jake Dolegala ready for another stint with NE    Wed Jul 28, 04:57 PM

Free-agent QB Jake Dolegala (Packers) was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots on Wednesday, July 28.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott dealing with muscle pull    Wed Jul 28, 04:04 PM

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (arm) was diagnosed with a muscle pull after leaving practice early due to arm soreness Wednesday, July 28. Multiple sources noted Prescott was removed for precautionary reasons.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott exits practice early    Wed Jul 28, 03:47 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (arm) did not finish practice Wednesday, July 28, after experiencing soreness in his right arm. While he is undergoing further evaluation, the team has not expressed any concern about his long-term status.

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  Jets | NY Jets to take a look at veteran QBs    Wed Jul 28, 02:32 PM

Free-agent QBs Josh Johnson and Sean Mannion are scheduled to work out for the New York Jets on Thursday, July 29.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson tests positive for COVID    Wed Jul 28, 01:18 PM

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (illness) tested positive for COVID-19 recently, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

Footballguys view: Jackson will have to go into the COVID protocol and will miss time in training camp and the preseason. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the league is "now going through science." While the Ravens are without their franchise quarterback, Trace McSorley and Tyler Huntley are getting more work.

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  Texans | Deshaun Watson at practice    Wed Jul 28, 11:45 AM

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is participating in practice Wednesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: Watson got snaps at safety and running back...and then he got some fourth-string QB reps. Texans coach David Culley said Watson is behind because he missed offseason workouts and needs as many reps as possible. It's just another sign that Watson will never play for the Texans again (most likely) as the NFL continues the investigation into his 22 instances of sexual misconduct.

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  49ers | Trey Lance's deal is done    Wed Jul 28, 11:04 AM

San Francisco 49ers first-round pick QB Trey Lance agreed to a four-year, $34.1 million fully guaranteed contract Wednesday, July 28. All first-rounders receive fifth-year options.

Footballguys view: Lance is the future of the 49ers, and that future may happen sooner rather than later. He's a perfect fit for the Shanahan system and can use his legs as a weapon ala rookie Josh Allen or Cam Newton. Jimmy Garropolo seems to be the leader for the starting QB job but a strong performance from Lance in training camp and the preseason could change that.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson idle    Wed Jul 28, 09:55 AM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is out of practice Wednesday, July 28, due to a case related to COVID-19. Jackson had a test flagged by NFL officials, and they're waiting to see the results.

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  Packers | Blake Bortles released    Tue Jul 27, 05:51 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Blake Bortles was released Tuesday, July 27.

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  Packers | Jake Dolegala waived    Tue Jul 27, 05:36 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Jake Dolegala was waived Tuesday, July 27.

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  49ers | No QB competition in San Francisco    Tue Jul 27, 02:59 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will take the starter's reps in practice and won't face an 'open competition' for the job from Trey Lance, according to comments made by head coach Kyle Shanahan on Tuesday, July 27.

Footballguys view: Just because Garoppolo won't face an open competition doesn't mean he can't lose the starting job in training camp and the preseason. Garoppolo is on a short leash if he does win the job as the team paid a king's ransom to move up for Lance at the no.3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. Lance is clearly the QB of the future and that future may be here sooner than some think. Stay tuned.

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  Broncos | Denver QBs to split reps evenly for now    Tue Jul 27, 01:48 PM

Denver Broncos QBs Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater are expected to get an equal number of reps during training camp until a decision is made on which one will be named the starter, according to comments made by head coach Vic Fangio on Tuesday, July 27.

Footballguys view: It's a 50-50 battle between Lock and Bridgewater...at least that's what the team wants to push. Bridgewater may be the preferred quarterback as the team feels they can win a lot of games with him as their starter. Lock has higher upside, but he's not as good as Bridgewater based on what he did last year compared to what Bridgewater has done during his career. We'll see if Lock, in this totally 50-50 competition (wink), can impress more than Bridgewater and finally play up to the potential he's briefly flashed (mainly in 2019) as a pro.

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  Bears | Justin Fields draws praise from head coach    Tue Jul 27, 01:17 PM

Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields 'clearly did his homework' and has 'really impressed' with the progress he has made since the end of offseason workouts, according to comments made by head coach Matt Nagy on Tuesday, July 27.

Footballguys view: Fields is competing for the starting quarterback job with Andy Dalton. The 2021 first-round pick knows how to go through his progressions and will do his best to find the right target. He's smart and accurate, plus Fields can pull the ball down and run when need be. We'll see if the rookie can win the job to begin the regular season.

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  Jets | Zach Wilson absent    Tue Jul 27, 12:01 PM

New York Jets first-round pick QB Zach Wilson is absent from training camp Tuesday, July 27.

Footballguys view: No worries here. Wilson is the only draft pick who has not signed yet. When he gets his rookie deal done, Wilson will be there and be in line to start from Week 1. New Jets coach Robert Saleh merely said, "When the (contract) gets done, it gets done."

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers reports    Tue Jul 27, 10:01 AM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers arrived at training camp Tuesday, July 27.

Footballguys view: The Rodgers drama this offseason had Packers fans on the edge of their seat, and it had Broncos fans getting hopeful. In the end, Rodgers returns for one more season and then things will be reassessed before 2022. This is his "last dance" (most likely) with Green Bay, and it could end with a run at the Super Bowl.

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  Bengals | No limitations for Joe Burrow    Mon Jul 26, 10:38 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) has been cleared to all practice drills and will participate in team drills during practice, according to head coach Zac Taylor.

Footballguys view: Burrow is good to go in practice. However, the Bengals are wisely shutting him down in the preseason. We won't see Burrow in game action until the Bengals open their season in Week 1.

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  Seahawks | Seattle works out several players    Mon Jul 26, 08:44 PM

Free-agent CB Holton Hill (Vikings), CB Jayson Stanley (Seahawks) and QB Sean Mannion (Vikings) recently worked out for the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Packers | More movement in Aaron Rodgers saga?    Mon Jul 26, 03:53 PM

Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and the team are reportedly close to an agreement that would bring him back to Green Bay for at least this season, according to multiple sources via ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers likely to play in 2021    Mon Jul 26, 01:22 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has reportedly indicated to 'people close to him' that he intends to play this season, according to sources via NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: This ties in with "The Last Dance" picture of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen that both Rodgers and Davante Adams posted to their Instagram feeds over the weekend. It now seems that Rodgers is back for one more season in Green Bay as they refuse to trade him despite receiving calls about the superstar quarterback. Adams cut off contract talks and has one year left on his contract now before hitting free agency in 2022. It seems like this could be "The Last Dance" for Rodgers and Adams in Green Bay this season. Stay tuned.

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  Bengals | Joe Burrow likely to chill until opener    Mon Jul 26, 12:21 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) isn't likely to play until the start of the season as a precaution, according to team president Mike Brown.

Footballguys view: That sounds about right. Burrow is not even a year from when he injured his knee as a rookie in 2020. The Bengals are wise to basically shut him down until the start of the regular season. He tore his MCL and ACL back in Week 11 of the 2020 season but says that his knee is 100 percent for training camp. Burrow will be out there working in camp, but he's going to be absent during the preseason games.

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  Texans | Deshaun Watson available    Mon Jul 26, 08:40 AM

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson can be landed in a trade, but the asking price is at least three first-round draft picks.

Footballguys view: Things are getting more interesting in Houston with Watson reporting to camp. The team has been listening to offers for some time. Watson was respectful when he reported to camp but reiterated he didn't want to be in Houston. His legal issues will have to be resolved before he plays for another team if and when he is traded. Earlier reports have indicated that Watson is not going to settle out of court, meaning his availability for 2021 - and perhaps even 2022 - is in question. Stay tuned.

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  Texans | Deshaun Watson officially reports    Sun Jul 25, 04:33 PM

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson officially reported for the start of training camp Sunday, July 25, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Watson was subject to $50,000 per day in fines if he failed to report to camp. He is still seeking a trade, but no deal is imminent at this point.

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  Bengals | Joe Burrow avoids injured lists    Sun Jul 25, 02:02 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) was not placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list or the Active/Non-Football Injury list before the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: This isn't a big surprise based on Burrow's participation in OTAs, but still great news for the Bengals, who should have an improved offense with the addition of Ja'Marr Chase to the wide receiver group and Riley Reiff and Jackson Carman on the offensive line.

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  Cowboys | Cooper Rush to be limited    Sun Jul 25, 01:42 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Cooper Rush (back) will not throw during team drills Sunday, July 25, because of a back issue.

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  Texans | Deshaun Watson reporting to camp    Sun Jul 25, 11:57 AM

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson will report to training camp Sunday, July 25, in order to avoid being fined $50,000 per day for not appearing, according to a source. However, he still wants the club to trade him.

Footballguys view: Watson is basically forcing the NFL and the Texans hand with this move. The commissioner has not placed him on the exempt list during this investigation, which would allow Watson to get paid, but not play until being reinstated from the list. That could mean that their internal investigation has found no evidence of serious wrongdoing, but the NFL also might have been waiting to make a decision on the exempt list until they had to, and now they do. If Watson reports to camp, then the assumption will be that the NFL isn't going to take any discipline against him at this time, which would open the door to him being traded, provided that the NFL basically cleared him the way they did Tyreek Hill after conducting an internal investigation into accusations of child abuse. Basically this move could speed up the timeline of resolution of this situation, which increases Watson's fantasy value, but it is unclear who is going to take the decisive step and exactly when it will happen.

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  Cowboys | Cooper Rush unable to finish practice    Sat Jul 24, 06:56 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Cooper Rush (back) left practice early Saturday, July 24, because of back tightness, according to a source. The injury is not considered serious.

Footballguys view: Rush is battling with Garrett Gilbert and Ben DiNucci to back up Dak Prescott this year. No matter who wins, the Cowboys season will be lost if Prescott goes down again.

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  Vikings | Two work out for Vikings    Sat Jul 24, 06:27 PM

Free-agent WR Tommylee Lewis (Saints) and undrafted free-agent QB Jackson Erdmann (St. John's) recently worked out for the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Steelers | Dwayne Haskins busy at practice    Fri Jul 23, 09:38 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins saw a lot of reps in practice Friday, July 23, and is expected to see a lot of work in the Hall of Fame Game, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Footballguys view: Haskins could unseat Mason Rudolph as the backup quarterback and potential 2022 starter with a good camp and preseason. He had garnered some praise with his play this spring and could surprise with a fresh start.

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