Keenan Allen is dealing with an ankle injury, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Schefter says the injury is “not considered serious,” so it sounds like this could be nothing to get too concerned about. Allen will likely miss the rest of the preseason in an effort to ensure he’s ready to go for Week 1, but we’ll track his status over the next several days. This could knock Allen’s ADP down slightly, especially for those in leagues that are drafting early.
Antonio Brown (feet) is close to practicing.
Brown is currently warming up a bit ahead of the Raiders’ preseason game tonight versus the Cardinals, and he’s apparently close to returning to the practice field. Expect AB to return to practice sometime late next week at the latest. With his helmet issue now in the past and his feet close to 100%, you don’t have to worry about Brown’s Week 1 status if you’re drafting early.
Daurice Fountain suffered a dislocated and fractured ankle, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
This is tough to hear, and Rapoport says Fountain will have surgery right away after the injury was just recently suffered in today’s practice. Fountain is almost certainly headed for injured reserve, and we wish him the best of luck on surgery and rehab.
Daurice Fountain suffers non-contact injury in practice.
This is terrible luck for Fountain, who is entering his second NFL season after being selected in the fifth round of last year’s draft. We’ll update you as more information becomes available, but the cart is out and it sounds like it might be a long-term injury for Fountain.
Landry Jones has signed with the XFL.
After getting released by the Raiders earlier this year, Jones has become the first quarterback to sign with the XFL. Jones spent six years in the NFL, mostly as a backup with the Steelers, and he set Big 12 records in passing yards, passing touchdowns, and completions during his college career at Oklahoma. Jones might be the XFL’s best quarterback in its first season.
The Colts are expected to make a decision on their Week 1 quarterback next weekend.
Colts head coach Frank Reich said: “You have to be able to make a call and move from there whether we’re full speed with Andrew [Luck] after that third preseason game or if at that point we are going with Jacoby [Brissett].” Indianapolis plays their third preseason game on Saturday, August 24, and teams get more into their Week 1 preparation after that third week of the preseason. Because the Colts are extremely confident in their backup Brissett, they are apparently prepared to rally around him to open the season if Luck doesn’t make enough progress to be a practice participant at that point. At least this timeline will give most people a better idea of Luck’s status ahead of fantasy drafts.
The Buccaneers claimed Emanuel Hall.
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians loves guys that can fly, so Tampa Bay should be a great spot for Hall. The undrafted rookie will now look to crack the 53-man roster, but he would probably do well to land and stick with the Bucs’ practice squad.
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