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Aug
17

Cardinals sign free agent RB Chris Johnson to one-year deal

Free agent running back Chris Johnson has found a home in Arizona. There are a handful of former big-name vets out there and Johnson was the first to get picked up. The deal is for one year and worth $2 million. With David Johnson dealing with a hamstring injury and Ellington's laundry list of past injuries, the Cardinals felt Johnson was a necessary add.

Aug
17

Cardinals RB David Johnson back at practice in a limited fashion

Cardinals running back David Johnson has returned to practice after suffering a Grade 2 hamstring injury early in training camp. However, he was reportedly very limited. Johnson was penciled in as the RB2 behind Ellington. Now that Chris Johnson is in Arizona, D. Johnson's role is in question.

Aug
18

Cardinals RB David Johnson was a full participant in practice

Cardinals running back David Johnson has returned to being a full participant in practice today. He has missed almost all of training camp with a hamstring injury. Since the injury, Andre Ellington has looked explosive and the team has signed big-name free agent Chris Johnson. D. Johnson's role remains up in the air.

Aug
18

49ers WR Jerome Simpson suspended six games for violating the leagues substance-abuse policy

49ers wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended six games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. This is the third time Simpson has been suspended for the same offense. He will be eligible to return Week 7.

Aug
18

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd has stitches removed

Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd had the stitches removed from his injured hand. Floyd had broken three fingers that pierced through the palm of his hand. His Week 1 status is still up in the air. However, it appears he is on track to at least have a strong chance of being ready for the season opener. Floyd projects to be a starting wideout in Arizona. This is a situation to monitor closely, which will likely go right up to the final week before the regular season begins.

Aug
20

Cardinals RB Chris Johnson is a 'really good fit' according to Carson Palmer

Cardinals running back Chris Johnson is participating in the team's camp after signing a free agent contract. The deal has created a lot of buzz both around Arizona and in the fantasy world. It remains to be seen how he fits in the Cardinals' system. However, quarterback Carson Palmer has no doubts about how Johnson will fit in. "I've played against him a number of times, seen too many highlights against the teams I've played on," Palmer said. "I think it's a really, really good fit for him. This is the kind of scheme that he can get put in certain situations where he has a mismatch. We have a bunch of guys outside you've got to worry about and you've got to worry about him splitting the gap and taking it all the way. He's done that a number of times."

Aug
21

Redskins acquire TE Derek Carrier from 49ers for conditional fifth-round pick

The Washington Redskins have acquired tight end Derek Carrier from the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers will receive a conditional 2017 fifth-round pick. Carrier became a necessary acquisition after the Redskins placed both Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen on injured reserve this past week.

Aug
23

Cardinals RB Chris Johnson could miss the remainder of preseason

Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson pulled his hamstring on Thursday and could miss the remainder of the team's preseason schedule. The timetable for Johnson's return is one to two weeks. Of course, hamstring injuries do have a tendency to linger. CJ2K's role is still completely up in the air. He could be the RB2 or cut from the team by the time the season starts.

Aug
24

Cardinals RB Chris Johnson upgraded to day-to-day

Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson has been sidelined since last week with a hamstring injury. He was originally expected to miss 1-2 weeks, however, he's been upgraded to day-to-day. This is very good news for Johnson who will now be playing catch up with rookie David Johnson, who impressed in the team's second preseason game. CJ2K's status for this week's game is still very questionable.

Aug
24

Rams RB Todd Gurley cleared for team drills

St Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley has finally been cleared for team drills. He will still have a yellow cap on, which is similar to a red jersey, meaning he can't be hit. While head coach Jeff Fisher is very excited, he still insists the team is going to take it very slow with Gurley. They will be cautious and you will not see him in preseason. He also has no idea if Gurley will be ready for Week 1. "Todd Gurley has been cleared for practice, so that's good news," Fisher said. "Now we're going to progress him slowly, but he'll be able to participate in the 7-on-7 and the team drills. Up to this point, he's just been participating in the 1-on-1's. So we'll take it slow, but it's going to be fun to get him on the practice field … No. No, we don't have the intention of doing that (playing him in preseason). We're just going to slowly increase his reps and see how he progresses. He may need a day off here and there, but it's good news. Dr. (James) Andrews was really pleased with his progress, so he's cutting him loose. He'll be with a brace. He'll have to continue to wear the brace … He's excited. He's really excited. He had a blast in the warm-ups last night. Then his fun stopped when the game started because he wanted to play, but he understands the situation that he's in."