NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Thursday, July 28

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Antonio Gandy-Golden has decided to retire from football after two seasons in the NFL.

Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera announced Thursday that Gandy-Golden will be returning to school to finish his education instead of continuing his playing career.

A fourth-round pick by Washington in 2020, Gandy-Golden produced just one catch for three yards during his two seasons. His career highlight was a 22-yard run during his rookie season. The former Liberty standout had 150 receptions for 2,433 yards and 20 touchdowns in his two collegiate seasons. Listed at 6-foot-4, 223 pounds, Gandy-Golden was early in his transition to tight end this season but the project ends during the first week of training camp.

Gandy-Golden's immediate absence brings opportunity in Washington with starting TE Logan Thomas still on the PUP list recovering from a knee injury. John Bates, Sammis Reyes and rookies Cole Turner and Curtis Hodges will be duking it out for a roster spot.

Roster moves

  • The Arizona Cardinals have removed the addendum from quarterback Kyler Murray's new contract that mandated he complete four hours of independent study each game week, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday night.
  • The Atlanta Falcons signed defensive back Henry Black and cut tight end Brayden Lenius.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals announced the signing of free agent running back Jacques Patrick Thursday.
  • The Dallas Cowboys announced the signing of wide receiver KaVontae Turpin and the release of fullback Nick Ralston.
  • The Detroit Lions signed tackle Darrin Paulo and waived linebacker Natrez Patrick, the team announced.
  • The Green Bay Packers signed receiver Ishmael Hyman.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs are signing veteran defensive end Carlos Dunlap to a one-year deal worth up to $8 million, Rapoport reported Thursday, per a source. The Chiefs also waived tight end Mark Vital, per the NFL transaction wire.
  • The New York Giants signed linebacker Austin Calitro and waived linebacker Justin Hilliard.
  • The New York Jets are signing linebacker Kwon Alexander to a one-year deal, Rapoport reports. Alexander has previously played for the Buccaneers (where he was a Pro Bowler in 2017), the 49ers and the Saints. He played in 12 games last season for New Orleans, tallying 50 tackles and 3.5 sacks.
  • The Seattle Seahawks are signing wide receiver DK Metcalf to a three-year, $72 million extension, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Thursday.
  • The Tennessee Titans announced the signing of wide receiver Terry Godwin and the release of WR Juwan Green.

Injuries

  • Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Thursday that offensive tackle D.J. Humphries has not been practicing with the team because he's been sick.
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Devon Williams passed his physical Thursday, per the NFL transaction wire, Williams was on the non-football injury list earlier this week.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals announced they had placed running back Elijah Holyfield on the reserve/injured list on Thursday.
  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver Anthony Schwartz left Thursday's practice with a left knee injury. The team announced he will be reevaluated further.
  • Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup told reporters Thursday that he will miss Week 1 as he works his way back from the torn ACL injury he suffered Week 17 of last season.
  • The Indianapolis Colts activated defensive tackle Eric Johnson from the non-football injury list. Head coach Frank Reich also told the media that defensive tackle DeForest Buckner has been limited in practice as he deals with a back injury, and the lighter workload is precautionary.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars backup quarterback C.J. Beathard (groin) is day-to-day, coach Doug Pederson said.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs placed defensive tackle Cortez Broughton on the reserve/physically unable to perform list Thursday, per the transaction wire, after being waived with a failed physical diagnosis.
  • Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that safety Jamal Adams did not practice Thursday because he was getting his hand checked out. Adams has had multiple surgeries on the hand in the past for dislocated fingers. Carroll said characterized Adams as "really upset" and "really concerned" when he left practice.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen suffered a left knee injury during practice and was carted off the field. Head coach Todd Bowles told reporters that the severity of Jensen's knee injury currently is unknown.
  • Washington Commanders center Chase Roullier have been activated off the active/physically unable to perform list, the team announced.

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