Both injuries serve as a potentially fatal blow for the league's second-worst run defense. Dansby was enjoying a Pro Bowl-caliber season while Sheard -- one of our summertime "Making the Leap" candidates -- had bloomed into an effective run-stopper with promising pass-rushing skills.
Ron Rivera on speaking to unvaccinated Washington players: 'I think we're getting the message across'
Following some one-on-one meetings with players, Washington head coach Ron Rivera Rivera is feeling better about his team's protection from the virus as of Saturday.
Training Camp Buzz: Lions QB Blough celebrates wife's Olympic run with teammates
Lions QB David Blough got the best birthday gift he could ask for when his wife, Melissa Gonzalez, advanced to the Olympic semifinals in the 400-meter hurdles Friday. Detroit HC Dan Campbell turned the event into a surprise watch party and recorded Blough's reaction.
Browns GM Berry amazed by Odell Beckham's return from ACL tear: 'He's like a freak of nature'
Odell Beckham Jr. wasted little time catching the eye of Browns brass during the first week of training camp. Cleveland GM Andrew Berry says the wideout's recovery is a huge credit to his focus and determination.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: We expect full stadiums for games this season
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told NFL Networks Judy Battista that he expects to see games played in full stadiums this season.
Roundup: Giants guard Shane Lemieux (knee) won't need surgery; Colts sign QB Brett Hundley with Carson Wentz on the mend
Just days after fearing the worst, the Giants have received positive news regarding a projected starter at a key position. Guard Shane Lemieux is expected to miss just a couple of weeks with a knee injury.
Justin Houston signing one-year deal with Ravens worth up to $4 million
Justin Houston's NFL career will see another year -- or at least another training camp. The veteran edge rusher is signing a one-year deal with the Ravens worth up to $4 million, Tom Pelissero reports.
Bears coach Matt Nagy acknowledges potential trade interest in third-string QB Nick Foles
Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy downplayed the notion Saturday that the club could trade quarterback Nick Foles, or at least his role in any such possibility.
Belichick: Patriots starting from scratch, but Cam Newton's 'our starting quarterback'
After spending a first-round pick on the QB position and increasing the rate of pay for veteran Cam Newton , the Patriots do not appear to have deviated from their assumed plan: start Newton, let Mac Jones develop, and see where the two are as the season progresses.
Byron Jones 'didn't mind' Xavien Howard's issue with deal: 'I understand what he's trying to do'
There's no tension at DOlphins camp between Xavien Howard and Byron Jones, according to the latter cornerback, who told reporters Howard's issues with their difference in pay has not soured their relationship.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott remains optimistic about shoulder strain: 'I know I'll be fine'
Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott remains undaunted after suffering a shoulder strain in his throwing shoulder on Wednesday, telling reporters on Friday, "I know I'll be fine."
Colts QB Carson Wentz to see foot specialist, might need surgery
Carson Wentz is slated to see a foot specialist. He then might be headed to the operating table. The Colts QB will pay a visit to Dr. Robert Anderson in the near future after suffering a foot injury Thursday, Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo report.
N'Keal Harry very open to remaining with Patriots: 'I've just been focused on helping this team win'
N'Keal Harry's July trade request signaled he likely wouldn't be long for New England. If you asked him about his desires Friday, he sure didn't sound like someone who wanted to be shipped out of town.