The preseason and training camps are now in full swing for every NFL team. That means a few of the remaining veterans are being signed, sometimes to replace players who went down with injuries. Week 2 of the preseason kicked off last night, but there are plenty of news and rumors tidbits to get to. With that in mind, here are all the NFL latest news and rumors you need to know.
Watt to miss regular season games?
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is recovering from offseason back surgery, and while he was going to miss the preseason, the Texans expected to have him back for the start of the regular season. Now, that me not be the case.
According to ESPN's Ed Werder, Watt may not be ready to play until Week 3:
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) August 19, 2016
Watt, who has yet to miss a regular season game in his career, had 76 tackles with 17.5 sacks and three forced fumbles last season.
Chargers, Bosa talking again
Joey Bosa is the last player drafted who is still unsigned, and negotiations between him and the San Diego Chargers have picked up after almost a month of not talking, according to Jarrett Bell of USA Today:
Maybe a compromise is close. People on both sides of the dispute with knowledge of the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports that there have been talks between parties this week. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the negotiations.
That the two sides are speaking – Bosa is represented by Brian Ayralt of CAA; Chargers negotiator Ed McGuire is backed by team president John Spanos -- suggests a measure of progress in itself after a significant stretch of silence early in training camp.
San Diego got Bosa with the No. 3 overall pick in the draft, and he is slated to sign a four-year, $26 million contract with a team option for a fifth year. However, the two sides disagree about how soon Bosa will receiver his $17 million signing bonus.
Panthers not concerned about Olsen's injury
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen missed his third straight practice on Thursday with a back injury, but head coach Ron Rivera says he isn't worried about the injury:
“It’s nothing to be concerned about,” Rivera said,. “Greg’s a veteran guy. He’s seeing the doctors. He’s just going to continue and he’ll be back on the football field.”
Olsen caught 77 passes for 1,104 yards and seven touchdowns last season.Back to the NFL Newsfeed