New England Patriots OL Isaiah Wynn tears Achilles, will miss 2018 season
Isaiah Wynn being carted to the locker room.— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) August 17, 2018
Wynn was carted off during the Patriots’ preseason Super Bowl reboot against the Philadelphia Eagles. The former University of Georgia standout and first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft was playing right tackle when the injury occurred.
Eagles QB Nick Foles injures shoulder
The #Eagles say QB Nick Foles has a shoulder strain and is questionable to return.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 17, 2018
In that same game, Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles strained his shoulder. The Eagles had been slowly easing back projected starter Carson Wentz who tore his ACL in the Coliseum against the Los Angeles Rams in mid-December. It’s still early in the preseason, so it seems unlikely that head coach Doug Pederson would succumb to any pressure to accelerate Wentz’s return, for now.
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has finger surgery, to miss 3-4 weeks
#Seahawks first-round RB Rashaad Penny had successful surgery this morning at the hands of PA-based Dr Randall Culp, source said, fixing his pointer finger on the left hand. The hope is he’s ready by the opener.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 15, 2018
The Seahawks should have Penny back for their regular season opener following successful surgery on his pointer finger. Seattle is hoping that the rookie out of San Diego St. can add a dimension to an offense that hasn’t had an established ground game since the days of Marshawn Lynch.
Another element that may help the Seahawks resuscitate their ground attack might be the offseason acquisition of former first round selection D.J. Fluker. Apparently the Seahawks have been very impressed with the play of giant guard so far.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger goes down
Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger did not suffer a concussion in practice this week, per source. He had his helmet jarred loose when OT Marcus Gilbert was shoved into him. Roethlisberger is not playing tonight, but will play in Pittsburgh’s third preseason game.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 16, 2018
Ben Roethlisberger has cleared concussion protocol after a scare during the Steelers’ practice on Tuesday when he collided with OT Marcus Gilbert leaving the quarterback on the ground for several moments.
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker injured
6. TE Delanie Walker was removed from practice and didn't return. Mike Vrabel didn't say what the injury however. Jonnu Smith got the 1st team reps in Walker's place.— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) August 16, 2018
Walker left practice on Thursday with an undisclosed injury.
San Francisco 49ers sign RB Alfred Morris
The #49ers are signing veteran FA RB Alfred Morris, given their recent string of injuries at the position.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 13, 2018
Alfred Morris' 2 season averages with Kyle Shanahan— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) August 13, 2018
1,444 yards, 10 touchdowns, 4.72 yards per carry
SF loves Jet McKinnon & Matt Breida. But if Alfred Morris balls out a little in the preseason, it wouldn't be a shock if SF kept him. His running style fits Kyle's scheme
The 49ers recently signed former Washington standout RB Alfred Morris. Most recently, the running back played a limited role for the Dallas Cowboys. He should help serve a nice insurance policy for San Francisco, who will be looking to the diminutiv RBe Jerick McKinnon to carry a heavy load this season.
The Los Angeles Rams’ NFC West rivals, the 49ers have had plenty of players dinged up in camp and preseason so far, but expect them all back for the regular season. Among the wounded are tight end George Kittles (shoulder), running back Matt Breida (shoulder), and Solomon Thomas (concussion).
Seahawks to play Oakland Raiders in Wembley
The Seahawks and Oakland Raiders had been scheduled to meet in the new Tottenham Stadium in London this season. However due to ongoing construction, the game will be moved to the larger Wembley Stadium. Don’t they know you can play in a stadium during construction?
A handful of NFL players continued their call for equal treatment for all Americans despite continued twitter assaults from the president in the first week of preseason action. Before Thursday’s preseason game in Foxboro, Eagles safety and one of the faces of the movement, Malcolm Jenkins, donned a shirt that read, “you aren’t listening.”
Malcolm Jenkins taking the field at Gillette. Notice the shirt pic.twitter.com/qzRSAH1EIk— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) August 16, 2018
The regular season is now only 20 days away.