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Tuesday'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.

  • Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green is expected to return to practice Wednesday, coach Zac Taylor said during his appearance on Inside Training Camp Live. The 32-year-old wideout has been held out of practice for the past week as a precautionary measure after tweaking his hamstring Aug. 17. The team later announced the signings of free agent center Frederick Mauigoa and defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie. In corresponding moves, receiver Damion Willis and guard Clay Cordasco were waived.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles signed free-agent tight end Tyrone Swoopes and waive/injured receiver Robert Davis. Swoopes spent the last three years with the Seahawks. The Eagles also reengaged on contract talks with tight end Zach Ertz, which makes sense after George Kittle and Travis Kelce got huge deals, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source.
  • The Arizona Cardinals and safety Budda Baker agreed to a four-year, $59 million extension with $33.1 million guaranteed, per Rapoport.
  • Los Angeles Chargers receiver Mike Williams is expected to miss two to four weeks with his shoulder injury, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per an informed source.
  • Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young says his hip is close to 100%. He spoke to reporters after his second consecutive day of practice after a long stretch away to rest the ailment.
  • The Chicago Bears have signed kicker Cairo Santos and wide receiver Alex Wesley, the team announced. They also placed tight end Darion Clark on injured/reserve and waived wideout Trevor Davis. Wide receiver Anthony Miller returned to full team drills after having offseason shoulder surgery.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed wideout Spencer Schnell, the team announced. He played in one game for Tampa Bay in 2019 prior to spending a portion of the 2020 offseason with the Buccaneers.
  • The Baltimore Ravens have signed punter Johnny Townsend and wideout DeAndrew White, the team announced.
  • The New York Jets announced they have signed running back Pete Guerriero and waived safety Anthony Cioffi. Linebacker Tarell Basham suffered an ankle injury in practice Tuesday. Basham will undergo a precautionary MRI on the ankle he injured in practice, but the initial belief is it's just a sprain, Pelissero reported, per an informed source. Wideout Lawrence Cager is being checked out for a knee injury after he came down awkwardly late in practice, coach Adam Gase told reporters. Wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee) is expected to return to practice Saturday.
  • The Los Angeles Rams signed linebackers Daniel Bituli and Derrick Moncrief and waived linebacker Bryan London and quarterback Josh Love. Sean McVay later announced the team had no update on running back Darrell Henderson (mild hamstring) and is considering safety Taylor Rapp (knee) "day-to-day."
  • The San Francisco 49ers announced their signing of tight end Erik Swoope. San Francisco also waived running back Salvon Ahmed. The team also held workouts Tuesday for receivers with familiar names on tap. Among them are former Raiders and Steelers WR Johnny Holton, former Bears first rounder Kevin White, former Broncos WR River Cracraft and former Falcons WR Justin Hardy, Rapoport and Pelissero reported, per sources informed.
  • Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters linebacker Cam Smith had a successful surgery on his heart. After testing positive for COVID-19, Smith found out that he was born with a bicuspid aortic valve that needed surgery to be fixed.
  • The Buffalo Bills waived nose tackle Niles Scott, per the league's transaction wire.
  • Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Marquis Haynes is in concussion protocol, coach Matt Rhule said. He added that linebacker Tahir Whitehead took a vet's day off.
  • The Cleveland Browns announced they have claimed rookie pass rusher Curtis Weaver. The Dolphins recently waived the fifth-round pick with the intention of putting him on injured reserve, per Pelissero. Instead, he'll get a shot in Cleveland. The Browns also placed safety Grant Delpit on injured reserve. The fellow rookie is out for the year with a torn Achilles. Another problem in the defensive backfield could exist with starting cornerback Greedy Williams, who injured his shoulder. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Williams is still being evaluated.
  • Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Mike Pennel has been suspended for the first two games of the season, Pelissero reported Tuesday via the waiver wire. The suspension is for violating the NFL policy on substances of abuse, Pelissero reported. Pennel played eight games for the Super Bowl champions last year with no starts.
  • Defensive end Joel Heath, who was previously cut by the Denver Broncos, was reinstated to the team's roster and placed on the reserve/opt-out list, Pelissero reported.
  • Cornerback Shakial Taylor, who was previously cut by the New York Giants, was reinstated to the team's roster and subsequently placed on the reserve/opt-out list, per Pelissero. The additions of Taylor and Heath bring the list of NFL players opting out to 69. Pelissero added that both players opted out the same day they were cut and thus get to collect the stipend/salary advance. The Giants are expected to sign cornerback Brandon Williams, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. Williams is visiting the Giants and must go through COVID-19 testing protocols before signing.
  • The New Orleans Saints signed defensive back Kemon Hall, per the wire
  • The Las Vegas Raiders announced they have signed free-agent defensive end Sharif Finch and, in a corresponding move, waived DE Ade Aruna.
  • The Miami Dolphins signed linebacker Trent Harris, per the wire.

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