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Roundup: Packers kicker Mason Crosby returns to practice

The Green Bay Packers got their kicker back.

Longtime starter Mason Crosby returned to practice Saturday after a two-week stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Crosby, heading into Year 14, continues to be a key cog on Green Bay's special teams. He connected on 22 of 24 field goals in 2019, setting a career high with a 91.7 percent success rate.

In other Packers news, tight end Jace Sternberger was in attendance but not practicing. The second-year tight end has also been on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Green Bay announced it claimed wide receiver Travis Fulgham off of waivers from the Detroit Lions. Fulgham played in three games as a rookie for the Lions last year. The team also released cornerback Marc-Antoine Dequoy, TE James Looney and receiver Darrell Stewart.

Here is other news Around The NFL is following on Saturday:

  • Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones did not practice Saturday because of a groin injury, NFL Network's James Palmer reported. Defensive end Frank Clark, who missed practice Friday with a stomach virus, returned on Saturday.
  • San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead didn't practice Saturday. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Armstead is experiencing back stiffness but could return late next week. Wide receiver Jalen Hurd and tight end Jordan Reed were limited. New WRs Tavon Austin and J.J. Nelson participated after passing COVID-19 protocols this week. Shanahan deemed it too early to say whether WR Deebo Samuel, who's out with a Jones fracture, will be available for the season opener. "We're hoping for Week 1. Not counting on it," Shanahan said. The team also waived tight end Daniel Helm and waive/injured receiver Chris Thompson.
  • Bruce Miller, who last played for the 49ers in 2015, is making an NFL comeback. The Jacksonville Jaguars announced they have signed the 33-year-old fullback. Miller has been out of the league since he was arrested and charged with assault for allegedly attacking two men in September of 2016 and subsequently released by San Francisco, where he'd played a prominent role for five seasons. In a corresponding move, the team waived rookie FB Connor Slomka.
  • The Miami Dolphins activated guard Ereck Flowers off the reserve/COVID-19 list, and claimed defensive back Jeremiah Dinson off waivers from the Lions, the team announced. Flowers had been on the list since Aug. 2. The club also placed defensive tackle Brandin Bryant, who signed with the team Wednesday, on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien told reporters on Saturday that linebacker Duke Ejiofor injured his knee in practice and will be placed on injured reserve soon.
  • The Carolina Panthers hosted receiver Tommylee Lewis, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per the transaction wire.
  • The Cleveland Browns brought in veteran guard Ronald Leary and center Joey Hunt for a visit, per Pelissero, via the wire.
  • The Denver Broncos announced they have signed defensive tackle DeShawn Williams.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals announced they have signed free-agent defensive end Amani Bledsoe.
  • Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy told reporters right tackle La'el Colins will "miss some time" with an undisclosed injury. Reserve OT Cameron Erving also did not practice Saturday. McCarthy said he's dealing with an ailment that isn't expected to keep him out long-term.
  • The Seattle Seahawks waived defensive end Marcus Webb, per the wire.
  • The New York Giants announced they have signed defensive back Prince Smith, an undrafted free agent who was briefly with the Eagles.
  • The Atlanta Falcons activated fullback Keith Smith off the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • The New York Jets released linebacker Ahmad Gooden, and activated defensive back Shyheim Carter off the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Jets also announced the signing of tight end Connor Davis and, in a corresponding move, released safety Anthony Cioffi.
  • The Minnesota Vikings have signed running back Tony Brooks-James and waived offensive tackle Brady Aiello.
  • The New England Patriots waived receiver Quincy Adeboyejo as injured, the team announced.
  • Defensive tackles T.Y. McGill and Tanzel Smart visited the Bills, Pelissero reported, per the wire.

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