The rookie running back was back on the field at Cowboys practice Monday in Oxnard, California, after missing last week's preseason opener against the Los Angeles Rams with a hamstring injury. Cowboys trainers had taken things slowly with the fourth-overall pick, hoping to avoid any major issue that could come with worsening a hamstring injury.
In a backfield that also features Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris, Elliott is expected to take the lion's share of the carries and contend for Rookie of the Year. He'll have the benefit of running behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, and with no reason to rush him back, he should be good to go once he does hit the field for Dallas.
Other injury news we're tracking on Monday:
- Rookie defensive tackle and first-round draft pick Sheldon Rankins went down with an undisclosed injury after getting hurt during a goal-line drill in Saints practice Monday. Trainers could be seen examining his lower leg before he was carted off the field.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that that Rankins suffered a broken fibula during Monday's practice. Rapoport adds that Rankins is expected to undergo surgery next week.
- Karlos Williams is ready to roll in Buffalo.
The Bills announced that the second-year running back passed his physical and will participate in Monday's practice. Keep in mind that Williams -- who experienced quite the offseason -- is still facing a four-game ban to start the year for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Williams started camp on the team's active/non-football illness list after showing up 20 pounds overweight. The power back acknowledged in June that he tacked on the extra heft while tending to -- and eating with -- his wife during her pregnancy. A noble gesture, unless you're the Bills.
The Bills got plenty of production out of Williams last season, as the rookie plowed for 517 yards and seven rushing touchdowns on just 93 carries. He isn't likely to match those numbers after the suspension, but Buffalo still has plans for their short-yardage hammer.
- Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs returned to the practice field Monday for the first time since tearing his Achilles last season.
"Darth Sizzle is back," Suggs said in a statement after practice. "It felt great to be back on the field with the team, there is nothing like it. Didn't get to do too much today as I am working my way back. I will speak with the media when I am fully back practicing."