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NFL roundup: Latest league news from Tuesday, Aug. 24

Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift is dealing with a groin injury that could keep him from being 100 percent for the season opener.

Coach Dan Campbell said Tuesday that he's concerned about Swift's conditioning with just under three weeks ahead of Week 1.

"We don't know if he's gonna be there," Campbell said, via Chris Burke of The Athletic. "We don't know, even if he is, how much we're going to get out of him."

The second-year pro is expected to get a heavy workload in practice Tuesday to test that conditioning, per Campbell.

Swift missed three games during his rookie campaign due to injury.

The shifty back is expected to split carries with Jamaal Williams this season. However, if Swift isn't full-go for Week 1, that workload for Williams would be larger than projected.


  • Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a serious Lisfranc injury in Monday night's preseason game, Rapoport reported. The designation officially marks the end of Etienne's rookie season. Etienne will undergo surgery, and could face a recovery timeline of a minimum of 12 weeks.
  • New Orleans Saints tight ends Nick Vannett is undergoing an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of a knee injury sustained in Monday night's preseason game, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Fellow TE Adam Trautman (foot/ankle) also left the game due to injury. Trautman's injury is not believed to be major but he'll still seek opinions, Rapoport added.
  • Buffalo Bills wideout Isaiah McKenzie suffered a shoulder injury in Tuesday's practice and is having an MRI to determine the severity of the injury, Rapoport reports. Bills defensive tackles Star Lotulelei and Vernon Butler and wide receivers Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis were placed on the reserve/COVID list. The designations come after training staff member tested positive for COVID-19, requiring several players to quarantine.
  • New York Jets left tackle Mekhi Becton left Tuesday's practice for precautionary reasons after a head-to-head collision, coach Robert Saleh told reporters. Becton is being evaluated for a head injury. Rookie cornerback Brandin Echols (hip) also left practice. The team placed defensive lineman Vinny Curry on the reserve/NFI list.
  • Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Andre Dillard (knee) is back in pads for Tuesday's joint practice with the Jets, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians says kicker Ryan Succop, who is vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Saturday's preseason finale in Houston. The team placed Succop on the reserve/COVID list and placed running back Troymaine Pope on injured reserve.
  • Tennessee Titans have placed running back Jeremy McNichols, linebacker Nick Dzubnar, and defensive lineman Anthony Rush on the reserve/COVID list.
  • Los Angeles Rams punter Corey Bojorquez has been activated off the reserve//COVID list.
  • The Arizona Cardinals placed defensive lineman Jack Crawford on injured reserve.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers activated safety Nasir Adderley off the reserve/COVID list.
  • The Miami Dolphins have placed Lynn Bowden on injured reserve.
  • The Green Bay Packers placed safety Will Redmond on injured reserve.
  • The San Francisco 49ers placed linebacker Mychal Kendricks on injured reserve.
  • Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Darron Lee was placed on injured reserve.
  • The New York Giants placed tight end Rysen John and Quincy Wilson on injured reserve.
  • Seattle Seahawks running back Travis Homer passed his physical and is expected to be activated from the PUP list.
  • The Chicago Bears placed safety Jordan Lucas and defensive tackle Mike Pennel on injured reserve.
  • Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Donnie Lewis cleared waivers and was reverted back to injured reserve.
  • New England Patriots offensive lineman Marcus Martin was placed on injured reserve.



  • The Houston Texans hosted defensive back Rasul Douglas and linebacker Tahir Whitehead on visits.
  • The Atlanta Falcons hosted quarterback Blake Bortles for a visit ahead of the team's signing of Josh Rosen.
  • Ex-Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins visited the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Rapoport reported. Atkins' visit, workout and physical all went well and there is believed to be real mutual interest between both parties, Rapoport added. Momentum on a possible deal could pick up around final roster cuts, the deadline for which is on Aug. 31.


  • The Houston Texans are trading cornerback John Reid to the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2023, Tom Pelissero reported.
  • The Green Bay Packers have traded cornerback Ka'Dar Hollman to the Houston Texans for a 2022 seventh-round pick, the team announced.


  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davion Davis has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the 2021 regular season for violating the league's policy on substance abuse, the team announced. Davis will be able to participate for the remainder of the preseason and will be eligible to return to the Browns' active roster on Monday, Sept. 20, following the team's Week 2 game in Houston.

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