James Washington lost 12-15 pounds in the offseason.
On the television broadcast for Pittsburgh’s preseason game against Kansas City, Steelers reporter Missi Matthews says that Washington lost 12-15 pounds from last year by working on his dad’s farm during the offseason. Washington is basically built like a running back, but he does look slimmer this year, and losing the weight should help him feel better and move better. He’s having another really nice game tonight so far, following up last week’s outstanding performance. Veteran Donte Moncrief is currently starting at receiver for the Steelers and did tonight alongside JuJu Smith-Schuster, but Washington looks to have the confidence—and has the talent—to be a major factor for his team’s passing attack in 2019.
Jonathan Williams (chest) is out for the rest of today’s preseason game.
This is unfortunate for Williams as he looks to make the Colts roster, but hopefully the injury isn’t too serious and he can play in the team’s third and fourth preseason games.
The Eagles have waived Braxton Miller.
Philly needed room for Josh McCown on the roster, so Miller will likely pass through waivers unclaimed and become a free agent. The former Ohio State quarterback faced very long roster odds with the Eagles, but we’ll see if he can get a chance to stick around somewhere over the next couple weeks.
The Raiders have waived Jordan Lasley.
Lasley was waived by the Ravens earlier this summer, so he’ll now be on his third team after being drafted in the fifth round of last year’s draft. In his second NFL season, Lasley shouldn’t have much trouble finding interest around the league.
Antonio Brown (feet) returned to practice.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr says Brown “did everything” in the team’s walkthrough, so it sounds like the All-Pro is at full strength or very close to it. It’d be nice to see Brown get some live reps in Oakland’s third preseason game, but you can safely lock AB in as a solid second-round pick in 2019 fantasy drafts.
Marqise Lee (knee) has been taken off the PUP list.
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone says that Lee will be practicing today. Lee is nearly 12 months removed from his serious knee injury suffered last season, and he’ll now work himself back into the offense with new quarterback Nick Foles. If Lee gets up to speed quickly, he could become the go-to target for Foles, but for now he should probably start most fantasy leagues on the waiver wire.
The Jaguars signed Elijah Hood.
It’s nice to see Hood sign after he was cut by the Panthers to clear a roster spot the day he reported to training camp there. The 2017 seventh-rounder will look to put some good play on film as he attempts to make Jacksonville’s 53-man roster.
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