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NFL roundup: Latest league news from Tuesday, Aug. 17

Alfred Morris' run with the New York Giants came to an end Tuesday.

The Giants announced Morris was cut as the team gets down to 85 players on the roster.

The 32-year-old running back spent nine games in 2020 with Big Blue, rushing 55 times for 238 yards and a touchdown. With Saquon Barkley set to return, Morris was the odd man out in the backfield. The veteran saw two carries for negative-4 yards in the Giants' preseason opener against the New York Jets.

The Giants move forward with Barkley, Devontae Booker, Corey Clement, rookie Gary Brightwell, Elijhaa Penny and Sandro Platzgummer in the backfield.

Speaking of Barkley, the star RB took an encouraging step in his rehab on Tuesday, participating in seven-on-seven drills while wearing a red non-contact jersey, per The Athletic. It was Barkley's first reps with the team this summer.

New York also waived safety Chris Milton, waived/injured quarterback Clayton Thorson and placed cornerback Jarren Williams (quad) on injured reserve.


  • Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey sustained a slight groin strain during practice, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. The injury, which is not believed to be serious, occurred when Humphrey slipped on the turf during one-on-ones, Pelissero added.
  • Kansas City Chiefs pass rusher Frank Clark aggravated his hamstring during Tuesday's practice and will undergo an MRI, Pelissero reported, per a source. With three weeks left to recover until Week 1, Pelissero adds that there is optimism Clark will be ready. The team placed running back Elijah McGuire on injured reserve.
  • Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer provided an update on Justin Jefferson following the receiver's return to practice on Monday after being sidelined for a week with an sprained AC joint. "He's good. He feels good. I don't think he'll play in the game this week, but we'll see as it goes," Zimmer said before pausing and telling reporters with a wink, "Don't hold me to it." Zimmer also noted that linebacker Anthony Barr, who was on the practice field yesterday but did not practice, has "something he's dealing with" but did not get into specifics.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool did not suffer a significant injury in Tuesday's practice, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, per a source. The report comes after head coach Mike Tomlin said Claypool is being evaluated after the wideout went down at the end of practice with an apparent lower-body injury and was helped to the sideline. Garafolo adds that Claypool will have further tests for a complete diagnosis, but there's a huge sigh of relief in Pittsburgh.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles listed defensive end Derek Barnett (shoulder) as day-to-day. Receiver DeVonta Smith (knee) participated in team drills during the Eagles' joint practice with the Patriots, Garafolo reported. Smith participated in individual drills on Monday.
  • San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams did not practice due to knee swelling. He is considered day-to-day. Defensive back Emmanuel Moseley (hamstring) was held out of practice.
  • Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury says pass rusher Chandler Jones doesn't have a serious injury after missing practice Tuesday, but declared he won't play in Friday's preseason game. Markus Golden, who has missed the last two practices, will be a game-time decision on Friday, per Kingsbury.
  • The Dallas Cowboys placed fullback Sewo Olonilua (neck) and cornerback Reggie Robinson II (toe) on injured reserve.
  • Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson (shoulder) is considered day-to-day with a strain, per head coach Kevin Stefanski. The Browns coach also said wide receiver Ryan Switzer (foot) and tight end Stephen Carlson (knee) will need surgery.
  • Denver Broncos rookie cornerback Patrick Surtain II was held out of Tuesday's practice with soreness to a "lower extremity," according to coach Vic Fangio.
  • The Indianapolis Colts have placed defensive end Damontre Moore on injured reserve.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed guard Sadarius Hutcherson on injured reserve.
  • The Carolina Panthers placed Troy Pride on injured reserve.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tre Herndon is week-to-week with an MCL sprain.
  • The New York Jets placed offensive lineman Cameron Clarke (back) on injured reserve.
  • The Tennessee Titans placed defensive lineman Trevon Coley and defensive back Tedric Thompson on injured reserve. The Titans also waived/injured DB Maurice Smith.
  • The New Orleans Saints placed offensive lineman Kyle Murphy on injured reserve and defensive back KeiVarae Russell on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • The Miami Dolphins have placed wide receiver Allen Hurns (wrist) on injured reserve.
  • The Green Bay Packers placed tight end Isaac Nauta and wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins on injured reserve.
  • The Detroit Lions placed linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton on injured reserve.
  • The New England Patriots placed receiver Marvin Hall.

Roster signings

  • The Seattle Seahawks signed star safety Jamal Adams to a four-year, $70 million extension.
  • The Packers are re-signing quarterback Jake Dolegala according to his agent, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
  • The 49ers claimed defensive back Davontae Harris off waivers from the Ravens.
  • The Broncos signed running back Adrian Killins Jr..
  • The Saints are signing former first-round receiver Kevin White, Rapoport and Pelissero reported. White, 29, was released by the Niners on Aug. 11.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers signed linebacker Davin Bellamy.
  • The Buccaneers announced the signing of tackle Jake Benzinger.
  • The Cardinals have been awarded punter Ryan Winslow off waivers from the Packers.
  • The Lions signed quarterback Jordan Ta'amu.
  • The Raiders signed linebacker Te'von Coley.
  • The Titans signed safety Jamal Carter.


  • The Panthers traded tackle Greg Little to the Dolphins in exchange for a 2022 seventh-round pick.
  • The Giants traded cornerback Isaac Yiadom to the Packers in exchange for CB Josh Jackson, Pelissero reported.

Roster cuts

Free agent visits

  • With Greg Zuerlein (back) on the PUP list, the Dallas Cowboys are bringing in former Canadian Football League all-star kicker Lirim Hajrullahu for a workout, Pelissero reported. Hajrullahu spent time with the Panthers earlier this year and spent training camp last year with the Rams.

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