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NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Friday, Aug. 12

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Drake London hauled in a nice 24-yard reception on the first drive of his first NFL preseason game Friday night against the Detroit Lions, but unfortunately that spelled the end to his evening.

London sustained a minor knee injury and is OK, NFL Network's Bridget Condon reported. Head coach Arthur Smith had no update after the game, stating that he would know more tomorrow.

Selected eighth overall in the 2022 NFL Draft, the USC product was the top wide receiver taken.

The broadcast showed trainers looking at London's right leg and he went into the medical tent. When London emerged from the tent, he still had his helmet on, which is usually a good sign, but nonetheless his night was over and the severity of his injury is to be determined.


  • WR Andrew Baccellia left Friday's game versus the Bengals due to an ankle injury and did not return.
  • QB Brandon Allen was taken out of the preseason opener to evaluate him for a possible concussion.
  • TE Mitchell Wilcox is out of the game with a left ankle injury.
  • Center Nick Harris was carted off the field Friday with a right knee injury. Head coach Kevin Stefanski said Harris will have an MRI on his knee Saturday.
  • QB Zach Wilson left the Jets' preseason opener midway through the second drive due to a knee injury. In his postgame news conference, head coach Robert Saleh said there's no update yet on Wilson's injury, and he will be getting an MRI Saturday to assess his knee.


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