The move comes as starter Melvin Gordon's status remains up in the air. Gordon has been pushing to play after missing the last two weeks due to a knee injury. Promoting Pope suggests the team might play it safe and keep Gordon out another week.
Vikings QB Kirk Cousins tests positive for COVID-19, will miss preseason opener vs. Raiders
Vikings QB Kirk Cousins tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday's preseason game vs. the Raiders, the team announced on Friday.
Bucs WR Julio Jones picking up offense 'fairly quickly'
Newly signed Bucs WR Julio Jones details how quickly he's gotten up to speed with Tampa's offense.
Seahawks' Carroll praises growth of rookie RB Kenneth Walker III: 'I'm surprised he's so well-rounded'
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll gave a glowing review of rookie RB Kenneth Walker III ahead of Seattle's preseason opener vs. the Steelers.
Titans QB Malik Willis on preseason debut: 'A lot to learn from, a lot to look at on film'
Titans QB Malik Willis admits there's plenty of room for improvement following his preseason debut, but the rookie also displayed why he's such an intriguing prospect.
Bill Belichick on splitting play-calling duties in preseason opener: 'We're going through a process'
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick split offensive play-calling duties between Matt Patricia and Joe Judge in Thursday night's 23-21 loss to the New York Giants.
2022 NFL preseason, Week 1: What We Learned from Thursday's games
The New York Giants faced off with the host New England Patriots, while the Baltimore Ravens traveled to take on the Tennessee Titans to kick off Week 1 of the preseason.
Adam Shaheen trade to Texans off following failed physical; TE returns to Dolphins
Tight end Adam Shaheen, who had been traded to the Texans earlier this week, failed his physical in Houston and will be returned to the Dolphins.
Jets signing veteran OT Duane Brown to two-year contract following Mekhi Becton knee injury
The New York Jets have moved quickly to address their offensive line following Mekhi Becton's knee injury, signing veteran offensive tackle Duane Brown.
Tom Brady absent from Buccaneers practice for personal reasons, will not return until after Aug. 20
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady missed practice Thursday for personal reasons and will not return to the team until after the Bucs' second preseason game on Aug. 20, head coach Todd Bowles told reporters.
Patriots RB James White, Super Bowl LI hero, retiring after eight seasons in NFL
New England Patriots running back James White is retiring after eight NFL seasons. The hero of Super Bowl LI announced Thursday his decision to end his playing career.
NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Thursday, Aug. 11
Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters Thursday that QB Josh Allen will be among several starters sitting out on Saturday versus the Colts. Find out what other NFL news we're tracking this Thursday.