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Preseason Week 1 NFL-wide headlines

Luck, Wentz, and did Eric Reid pull that Titans safety gig?

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After sitting out the 2017 season, Andrew Luck is scheduled to play against the Seahawks on Thursday.
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  • The Tennessee Titans have acquired former New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro to replace injured strong safety Johnathan Cyprien, who tore his ACL. Apparently, per Ian Rapoport, the Titans were set to bring in Eric Reid, but after after multiple flight cancellations, they felt they needed to pounce on Vaccaro who had other suitors calling. Last season, neither Cyprien nor Vaccaro had impressive PFF grades, Cyprien scored a 56.8, and Vaccaro had a 50.3.
  • The Browns traded 2016 first round pick Corey Coleman to Buffalo in exchange for a 2020 7th pick, leaving depth questions regarding the Browns WR2 spot. Buffalo is hoping the underachieving Coleman will add depth to their otherwise thin receiving corps, where Coleman will battle Zay Jones to be the Bills second receiver behind Kelvin Benjamin. Coleman represents yet another draft day miss for the Browns and their tormented fan base.
  • This week the Los Angeles Rams will scrimmage with and play a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, and apparently the Ravens will finally have the services of 6X Pro Bowl guard, Marshal Yanda. Yanda missed most of last season with an ankle injury and had began training camp on the PUP list, with a physical pending.
  • After losing free agents receivers Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola, and waiving Jordan Matthews, the New England Patriots partly replenished the position by signing former Bronco/Jet/Titan Eric Decker. Last year he had 54 catches for 563 yards, a far cry from his heyday in Denver, but Decker still has good size and may prove to be a useful piece for Tom Brady.
  • Apparently the Arizona Cardinals dodged one with the news that LB Deone Bucannon’s knee has no structural damage. He did suffer a hyperextension, but should be good to go prior to the start of the regular season.
  • As Carson Wentz continues to work his way back to the Philadelphia Eagles’ huddle, he has been held out of 11-on-11 drills for the last five practices. Apparently after the 1st practice, which Wentz participated in, Head Coach Doug Pederson saw an alarming amount of large bodies rolling around Wentz and decided that a more controlled environment would better for Wentz. Pederson emphasized that despite his decision, there have been no setbacks so far.
  • Speaking of injured quarterbacks, Andrew Luck has been working his way back and participating in Indianapolis Colts practices. He is scheduled to play in the Colts first preseason game with the Seattle Seahawks next week.
  • Apparently Richard Sherman fell hard during the San Francisco 49ers’ Friday’s practice and left the field when his hamstring tightened up. He joined rookie receiver Dante Pettis who has been out with a groin.

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