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NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Friday, July 29

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Lovie Smith's plan for Derek Stingley Jr. may come to fruition in time for the 2022 season.

The Houston Texans head coach told reporters Friday that Stingley (foot) should be ready for Week 1. The LSU product is recovering from a Lisfranc injury that limited his 2021 season to just three games.

Stingley's health was seemingly the only question about the 21-year-old coming into the 2022 NFL Draft, but the Texans were confident enough to select him with the No. 3 overall pick. A consensus All-American cornerback as a freshman, Stingley's college career was plagued with injuries the following two seasons. The rookie was limited for the extent of the Texans' offseason program.

On the night the Texans drafted Stingley, Smith told the rookie he plans on lining him up against every team's No. 1 wide receiver. In the early days of training camp, veteran CB Steven Nelson says Stingley's potential is "through the roof."

Houston opens the season at home versus the Indianapolis Colts.


  • Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is hoping wide receiver Marquise Brown (hamstring) can return to practice sometime next week.
  • Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde suffered a hip/glute injury during Friday's practice, per the team. Hyde is still being evaluated, but Rapoport reported the injury is considered relatively minor.
  • Chicago Bears center Lucas Patrick injured his right hand in camp, coach Matt Eberflus said, and there is no timetable for his return. Second-year tackle Teven Jenkins is "day-to-day" and working through something with trainers, Eberflus added. The team also announced it had removed defensive lineman Sam Kamara from the physically unable to perform list.
  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver Anthony Schwartz is "day-to-day" with a left knee strain, per coach Kevin Stefanski.
  • Dallas Cowboys defensive back Quandre Mosely passed his physical Friday, per the NFL transaction wire.
  • Denver Broncos linebacker Christopher Allen pass his physical Friday after being placed on the PUP list earlier this week, per the NFL transaction wire.
  • Detroit Lions rookie running back Greg Bell (back/hip) and tight end Devin Funchess (groin) won't practice Friday, coach Dan Campbell said. The Lions coach also told reporters that the team will be "smart with" starting RB D'Andre Swift, monitoring his usage in camp to make sure he's healthy enough through the season.
  • Green Bay Packers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) will come off the non-football injury list on Friday, per coach Matt LaFleur. Linebacker Randy Ramsey and offensive tackle Rasheed Walker also passed their physicals Friday, per the NFL transaction wire.
  • The Las Vegas Raiders announced Friday that they have placed linebacker Kyler Fackrell on the reserve/injured list.
  • Los Angeles Chargers defensive lineman Andrew Brown is dealing with an ankle injury and is considered day-to-day, per coach Brandon Staley. Brown was seen in crutches after practice on Friday.
  • New England Patriots center David Andrews and punter Jake Bailey passed their physicals Friday, per the NFL transaction wire.
  • New Orleans Saints tight end and part-time quarterback Taysom Hill suffered a ribs injury after getting hit during Thursday's practice, head coach Dennis Allen said. Hill is expected to miss some time due to the injury.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool injured his shoulder Friday, head coach Mike Tomlin told the media. Tomlin added that the receiver is being evaluated to determine how severe the injury is. Defensive back Levi Wallace and tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) also missed practice while dealing with injuries.
  • San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead suffered an MCL sprain during practice and is expected to miss a few weeks, head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters.
  • Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf told reporters that his foot is all good to go after having surgery on it in January. Seahawks safety Jamal Adams broke his finger in practice this week, but is expected to be back practicing with a club and will wear a cast during games, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Rapoport added that if Adams needs surgery for the injury, this would wait until the next offseason.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Sadarius Hutcherson passed his physical Friday, per the NFL transaction wire.
  • Washington Commanders guard Trai Turner is dealing with a quad injury. Coach Ron Rivera said they're "going to be careful" with the veteran's injury.


  • The Arizona Cardinals announced the signing of defensive lineman Christian Ringo and defensive tackle Antwaun Woods. The team released defensive lineman Matt Dickerson and tight end David Wells in a corresponding move.
  • The Carolina Panthers announced the signing of cornerback Duke Dawson on Friday.
  • The Cleveland Browns have claimed defensive back Jovante Moffatt off waivers from the Jets.
  • The Detroit Lions have signed offensive tackle Darrin Paolo and waived linebacker Natrez Patrick, per the NFL transaction wire.
  • The Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of defensive tackle Caveon Patton and the release of defensive end Bryan Cox Jr.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars are signing kicker Elliott Fry, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported, per a source. The team later confirmed the move, also announcing it had waived kicker Andrew Mevis.
  • The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free agent running back Austin Walter, the team announced Friday.
  • The Los Angeles Rams have signed running back Trey Ragas, per the NFL transaction wire. The team also announced it has waived/injured running back Xavier Jones.
  • The New England Patriots have signed wide receiver Josh Hammond, per the NFL transaction wire. The team confirmed the news Friday afternoon.
  • The New York Jets waived linebacker Javin White following the signing of veteran Kwon Alexander.
  • The San Francisco 49ers announced the signing of defensive lineman Tomasi Laulile.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the signing of tight end Bug Howard. The Bucs also waived punter Sterling Hofrichter, per the NFL transaction wire.
  • The Tennessee Titans announced the signing of defensive back Shakur Brown.


  • Former Dallas Cowboys safety Kavon Frazier announced his retirement in a tweet Friday. Frazier was drafted in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Cowboys, and also spent time with the Dolphins, Bengals, and Raiders.
  • Veteran defensive tackle Derek Wolfe has decided to retire from football after 10 years in the NFL, the Denver Broncos announced. Wolfe won Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos.
  • The Seattle Seahawks announced that offensive lineman J.R. Sweezy has signed a one-day contract with them to allow him to retire as a Seahawk. Sweezy spent five of his eight NFL seasons in Seattle.
  • Longtime Washington defensive lineman Ryan Kerrigan announced he is retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons.

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