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Saturday's NFL training camp injury and roster news

The 2020 regular season is just around the corner, and NFL Network has you covered with wall-to-wall training camp coverage each day starting at 10 a.m. ET. Follow along here as we keep up with all the news, injuries and transactions of the day.

  • Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith, who's made seven straight Pro Bowls, did a simple restructure on his contract, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Saturday. The restructure consisted of converting $8.9 million of salary to a signing bonus and added a year to the deal that automatically voids, creating about $7 million in 2020 cap room.
  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is set to return to practice on Saturday, coach Brian Flores told the media. Fitzpatrick missed Friday's practice due to undisclosed personal reasons. The Dolphins announced they have signed safety Nate Holley, the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie in 2019. The Kent State product collected 100 tackles, a sack and interception for the Calgary Stampeders last year. Holley was released by the Stampeders earlier this week to pursue NFL opportunities and came away from his Miami workout Saturday with a new contract.
  • Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert, who's dealing with a hairline fracture of his thumb, could be back at practice next week, Pelissero reported. However, there is no time table nor further details on Phily tight end Zach Ertz, who's dealing with an upper body injury. Pelissero added that with Ertz likely seeking a raise following huge extensions for tight ends George Kittle and Travis Kelce, erring on the side of caution with any injury is probably in the cards.
  • Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb cleared the concussion protocol and will practice Saturday, coach Kevin Stefanski said. Chubb has been out since taking a big hit from linebacker Mack Wilson on Monday. Stefanski said cornerback Kevin Johnson is out of the hospital and does not need surgery after suffering a lacerated liver Wednesday. He is week to week. Punter Jamie Gillan will return to practice Saturday after being out for two days with an illness. Defensive end Myles Garrett told reporters he will partake in team drills Saturday. He's been relegated to individual drills since returning to practice earlier this week from a hamstring injury.
  • Baltimore Ravens assistant head coach/receivers coach David Culley said that quarterback Lamar Jackson was getting a rest day on Saturday and that safety Earl Thomas not practicing following a fight on Friday was an organizational decision that head coach John Harbaugh would address, per The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec. Wide receiver Antoine Wesley will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, Pelissero reported. After spending last year on Baltimore's practice squad, the 2019 undrafted free agent was having a strong camp prior to his injury.
  • Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay said running back Darrell Henderson sustained a soft tissue injury and did not finish practice, NFL Network's Steve Wyche reported. McVay said he did not know the severity of the injury, Wyche added.
  • The Seahawks' mock game Saturday was cut short after defensive end Branden Jackson was knocked unconscious by a helmet-to-helmet hit. Seattle coach Pete Carroll told reporters Jackson, who was loaded onto a backboard and into an ambulance, has feeling in his extremities. Also from Carroll: running back Chris Carson is currently away from the team to attend a funeral in Georgia, defensive tackle Poona Ford (calf) is expected to return to practice Monday, and pass rusher Bruce Irvin is being held out because of a "slight hip flexor" injury.
  • Free-agent running back Theo Riddick, who missed all of the 2019 season with a shoulder injury, is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders, Pelissero confirmed via a source. Riddick, 29, last saw the field in 2018 -- his last season with the Lions -- when he recorded 40 carries for 171 yards in 14 games. Pelissero later reported that the team is also signing linebacker Kyle Emanuel, who retired from the NFL in April 2019 after spending four seasons with the Chargers. Pelissero noted that a handful of teams were interested in Emanuel, but the former fifth-round pick felt he could win in Las Vegas.
  • The Chicago Bears are planning to sign kicker Cairo Santos, Pelissero reported, per an informed source. He added that the deal will likely get done Monday after he passes COVID protocols. Santos, 28, made just 4 of 9 field goals last year with the Titans but has converted at an 80.6 percent clip over six seasons. Coach Matt Nagy told reporters earlier in the day that star wide receiver Allen Robinson came out of Friday's practice with an ailing ankle but should be OK. Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks is day to day with a quad issue.
  • Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn told reporters on Saturday morning that running back Todd Gurley would be limited in practice, as would Pro Bowl center Alex Mack. Rookie second-round defensive lineman Marlon Davidson would also be held back due to a knee strain that Quinn added he didn't believe would affect Davidson in the long-term. The team also announced it signed offensive tackle Ka'John Armstrong on Saturday, the team announced.
  • The New York Jets announced the signing of safety Anthony Cioffi on Saturday and the subsequent release of tight end Connor Davis. The team also announced the activation of tight ends Ryan Griffin and Daniel Brown, along with linebacker Avery Williamson, who are each practicing on Saturday.
  • Jets linebacker Patrick Onwuasor went down chasing down tight end Ross Travis. It was a non-contact fall and Onwuasor left with a knee injury. Running back Josh Adams also left practice with a hamstring issue and defensive end John Franklin-Myers (groin) was held out, per team writer Ethan Greenberg. Jets coach Adam Gase said he hopes to see rookie wideout Denzel Mims (hamstring) back at practice in the coming days.
  • Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia did not get into specifics in regards to injuries, but said rookie running back D'Andre Swift and running back Bo Scarborough would not be returning to practice Saturday.
  • Coach Matt Nagy told reporters earleir in the day that star wide receiver Allen Robinson came out of Friday's practice with an ailing ankle but should be OK. Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks is day to day with a quad issue.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars announced they have signed tight end Matt Flanagan and waived/injured tight end Charles Jones.
  • The New England Patriots are hosting free-agent kicker Nick Folk with the intention of signing him Monday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Folk was with the team for seven games last season. The Pats announced they have signed tight end Paul Quessenberry and defensive tackle Xavier Williams and released tight end Alex Ellis and defensive tackle Darius Kilgo.
  • 49ers defensive tackle D.J. Jones did not practice Saturday and is in the concussion protocol, coach Kyle Shanahan said. Jones, who was having a strong 2019 campaign before going on injured reserve with an ankle injury, is competing for a starting spot on San Francisco's D-line.

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