The absence of Smith in a crowded San Francisco linebacking room opens the door -- if it wasn't already broken down -- for rookie LB Reuben Foster, who has been showing out in the early goings of training camp. Expect Foster to start the season in Smith's stead next to NaVorro Bowman and Ahmad Brooks.
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy on Rams matchup: 'We're nobody's underdogs'
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy has found his motivational tactic for Sunday's game against the Rams. When presented with the game's spread, he replied, "we're nobody's underdogs."
Colts elevating RB Phillip Lindsay from practice squad for 'TNF' vs. former team Broncos
Phillip Lindsay's next stop in his once-unlikely NFL career comes in Indianapolis. He'll face a familiar team in his debut with his new team. The Colts are elevating Lindsay from their practice squad for Thursday night's game against the Broncos.
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Carson Wentz senses 'no panic' in Commanders despite 1-3 start to season
After an opening-week win, the Washington Commanders have lost three straight. Carson Wentz is asking everyone to remain calm.
Jared Goff aims to put Lions on winning path against familiar foe in Bill Belichick, Patriots
Detroit, the league's No. 1 offense, heads to New England this weekend for a date with a foe that is particularly familiar to one key player. Jared Goff said this week he and the Lions will be "ready" for Bill Belichick and the Patriots.
Packers' Aaron Rodgers wishes he had more time in London ahead of Giants game
While Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is stressing out about the schedule changes brought on by Green Bay's trip to London to face the Giants, his quarterback Aaron Rodgers has expressed his interest in being a tourist on the team's first trip to the United Kingdom.
Kyle Shanahan 'not that concerned' with George Kittle's lack of production: 'It'll take care of itself'
As 49ers fans and fantasy football owners alike wonder what's happening with TE George Kittle's role in the offense, head coach Kyle Shanahan stressed that a healthy Kittle will be the Kittle of old -- eventually.
Jerry Vainisi, general manager of Super Bowl-champion 1985 Bears, dead at 80
Former Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Vainisi, who helped construct the iconic 1985 Bears Super Bowl-championship squad, died on Tuesday at the age of 80, the team announced.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ribs) 'ready to roll' vs. Seahawks: 'I'm going to be out there'
Alvin Kamara didn't take the field for the New Orleans Saints in their Week 4 trip to London, but he's adamant that he'll be back in Week 5.
Ex-Cardinals WR Andy Isabella signing with Ravens practice squad
Wide receiver Andy Isabella is signing with the Ravens practice squad a day after he was waived by the Cardinals, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday.
Giants QB Daniel Jones (ankle) limited in Wednesday's practice
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was limited in the team's practice Wednesday after suffering an ankle injury in Week 4.
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