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Injury roundup: Arian Foster starts camp on PUP list

Arian Foster signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins last week, but he won't be on the field for the start of training camp.

The Dolphins announced Friday morning that Foster was one of five players who will begin workouts on the physically unable to perform list.

It's interesting that Foster would start on the sidelines after the running back insisted last week he was healthy. This seems like a more of a precautionary move for Miami. After all, Foster is a soon-to-be 30-year-old back coming off an Achilles injury, with a history of soft-tissue injuries.

Still, Foster must prove he's healthy enough to start the season on the field. He has a shot to see a significant amount of snaps alongside Jay Ajayi and play a key role in the passing game.

The Dolphins also placed two corners, Xavien Howard and Bobby McCain, on the PUP list, along with running back Damien Williams and linebacker Zach Vigil.

Here are other injuries we are monitoring Friday:

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (ankle) and wideout Marqise Lee (hamstring) did not take part in practice Friday. Yeldon was reportedly limping around the locker room Thursday because of an issue with new cleats. No better time than training camp to break those in.
  1. Orlando Scandrick will soon head back to the field for the Dallas Cowboys, according to a tweet from ESPN's Josina Anderson. Scandrick is coming off ACL and MCL injuries.

The Cowboys placed Rolando McClain and Randy Gregory on reserve/did not report, Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones told reporters. McClain has yet to report to camp after missing his flight this week and Gregory is in rehab.

The Cowboys also announced running back Lance Dunbar, defensive lineman Maliek Collins, defensive end Benson Mayowa and tight end James Hanna will be placed on the PUP list. In addition, the Cowboys placed running back Darren McFadden, linebacker Jaylon Smith and linebacker Damien Wilson on the non-football injury list.

  1. The Baltimore Ravens' misfortune with tight ends might be continuing. Crockett Gilmore is headed for an MRI after injuring his hamstring in practice.
  1. Julio Jones participated in individual drills, but sat out the rest of practice, the Atlanta Falcons announced. Coach Dan Quinn said Jones will be full-go in a day or so after suffering an undisclosed minor injury Thursday.
  1. The Buffalo Bills placed wide receiver Marcus Easley, defensive end Shaq Lawson, wide receiver Sammy Watkins and defensive tackle Kyle Williams on the PUP list. The Bills also moved linebacker Manny Lawson and wide receiver Kolby Listenbee to the non-football injury list. The team placed defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, defensive back Jonathan Dowling, offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson and running back Karlos Williams on the non-football illness list, too.

Regarding Lawson, general manager Doug Whaley told reporters the linebacker suffered an "upper body injury" while working out prior to camp. The GM said there's no timetable for Lawson to return at the moment.

  1. Denver Broncos defensive lineman Sylvester Williams will have his shoulder examined while defensive lineman Phillip Taylor will undergo an MRI on his left knee, coach Gary Kubiak announced.
  1. Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson left practice early with an apparent left arm injury. Coach Mike Zimmer quelled concerns about the wideout's health after practice: "He made a great catch and it wasn't his left hand or wrist, I can tell you that. I don't think it's anything concerning, but they're taking a look at it."

The Vikings placed defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis and tight end Rhett Ellison on the PUP list. The team also placed quarterback Taylor Heinicke on the non-football injury list as well as offensive guard Mike Harris on the non-football illness list.

  1. The Detroit Lions announced they have moved safety Don Carey and linebacker DeAndre Levy to the non-football injury list.
  1. The Oakland Raiders placed running back Roy Helu on the reserve/injured list and will be releasing him.
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