Philadelphia Eagles: In the aftermath of the Boykin trade, the Eagles have taken a hit at cornerback as sixth-round pick JaCorey Shepherd has torn his ACL. Shepherd was expected to take on at least some of the role that Brandon Boykin played in the slot for the Eagles. In other injury news, linebacker Kiko Alonso will miss the preseason opener due to a concussion he suffered last week.
The Steelers have lost the dependable Shaun Suisham for the year. They’ll now rely on the much less dependable Garett Hartley. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers may have lost veteran kicker Shaun Suisham for the entire year after he suffered a knee injury in their opening preseason game. Suisham has been a reliable kicker for the Steelers, and replacing him won’t be easy. To replace him, the Steelers have signed veteran Garrett Hartley. The Steelers also added veteran wide receiver David Nelson. Wrapping up a busy week for the Steelers is the future of Antonio Brown, as his agent Drew Rosenhaus is traveling to Pittsburgh to work on a new deal for him. However, early rumors are that the Steelers won’t be giving in on that front.
San Diego Chargers: The city of San Diego has submitted a stadium proposal that is sure to be denied. The proposal places a majority of the financial burden on the Chargers and the NFL, which guarantees it will fail. However, the point of the proposal was to show that the city can meet the deadlines that have been set for for the necessary votes to approve a new stadium deal.
San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers have finally had enough of Aldon Smith. Smith was released from the team after being arrested for the fifth time in his career. This time it was for drunken driving, hit and run, and vandalism. There are also rumors that Smith got into a fight with quarterback Colin Kaepernick before leaving the team, but those reports have been denied.
The Bucs have locked up Lavonte David for the next few years. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs have reached a new deal with linebacker Lavonte David. David will make just over $10 million per year. That makes him the fifth, highest-paid linebacker in the NFL.
Washington Redskins: The Redskins have hit their first setback with rookie Brandon Scherff. Due to his discomfort at right tackle, Scherff has been moved to right guard. The problem is that the Redskins now have nowhere to stick Spencer Long, whom they had wanted to hold that starting right guard spot. This may result in Long being available for a trade.
That’s all from me, Addicts. I know there will be a few games played Thursday night, and there is surely some news coming from those. That news will be included in next week’s edition.