Bucs linebacker Kendell Beckwith fractured his ankle in a car accident in Louisiana last week, putting his status for the start of the upcoming season in question.
General manager Jason Licht said that Beckwith had surgery Tuesday to repair his injured ankle, but did not yet know whether his timeline for recovery would extend into training camp or the regular season.
We’re very fortunate that it wasn’t life-threatening, Licht said. He’ll be out of OTAs and in training camp, we’ll have a better idea of how far along he is.
Brooks also said Oregon’s Royce Freeman and San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny would fill that need.
Brooks’ comments echo his sentiments from a year ago, when he told The Detroit News Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah were complementary backs and the Lions needed a crown-jewel type to lead the team’s backfield rotation.
The Lions finished last in the NFL in rushing, both yards per game and yards per carry, in 2017.
Coincidentally or maybe not given how ugly Bryant’s divorce from the Cowboys is becoming there is a television monitor in the background of the workout with the on-screen words Are the Cowboys a playoff team without Dez Bryant?
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Bryant was released for salary cap purposes on April 13 and quickly made it clear that his preference was to sign with another team in the NFC East and exact revenge on the Cowboys twice per year.
The salary-cap flush Redskins seemed like the most logical destination… until Thursday.
The Giants cut 12-year veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall, opening up a spot for a veteran in the wide receiver corps and an additional $5.1 million in cap space, possibly in anticipation of adding Bryant.
I have interest in everybody, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said when asked about returning Bryant’s interest. We do our film work and you never know.
Marshall, who missed the final 11 games last season with an ankle injury, failed a physical and only counts for $1.1 million in dead cap. Just one day earlier, Marshall posted to his social media account a message to Bryant that there was no room, but he quickly deleted it.