Training camps are now in full swing, and several are filling out their rosters by signing veteran free agents. The first weekend of the preseason also comes to a conclusion tonight with the San Francisco 49ers hosting the Houston Texans. Here's all the latest news and rumors you need to know:
Rams to offer Fisher extension
The Los Angeles Rams haven't had a winning season since 2003, and even though head coach Jeff Fisher hasn't won more than seven games in a season during his four years in LA, they're looking to give him an extension, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter:
The Los Angeles Rams are trying to wrap up contract extensions for coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead before the regular season kicks off, league sources said.
Sources said both sides want to get deals done, and both sides believe that will happen. The Rams do not want Fisher to head into this season with it being the last on his contract.
Fisher has compiled a 27-36-1 record in four seasons with the Rams, going 7-8-1, 7-9, 6-10 and 7-9. His expectations for this team are higher than that.
Fisher is hoping to lead the Rams to their first playoff appearance since 2005.
Wentz injury latest
The Philadelphia Eagles announced that rookie quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a hairline fracture in his ribs that is expected to keep him out for the remainder of the preseason.
"Carson felt some discomfort and soreness as we began this morning's practice. We decided to limit him throughout the remainder of practice and, as a precaution, sent him for a CT scan after practice. The scan revealed a hairline fracture in his ribs," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said in a statement. "We do not know an exact timetable for his return, but we hope to have him back before the end of the preseason.
"I think it was the next-to-the-last play of the game. He got hit pretty hard on the right side, stayed down on the ground for a while. [He's] just sore. Bothered him to throw a little bit."
Wentz is believed to have suffered the injury on this play:
Philly had planned to essentially redshirt Wentz this season, keeping him as their third-string quarterback behind Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel. That means that Wentz may not see the field again this year because of the injury.
Jaguars offer contract to Beatty
Offensive tackle Will Beatty was released by the New York Giants in February, but he won't be out of a job much longer. Tom Rock of Newsday reports that Beatty worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday, and they offered him a contract:
I'm told a healthy Will Beatty worked out for Jags yesterday and was offered a contract. He and reps are mulling the offer.— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) August 13, 2016
The Eagles have also been in contact with Beatty since Lane Johnson received his 10 game suspension.Back to the NFL Newsfeed