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Tuesday's NFL training camp injury and roster news

The 2020 regular season is just around the corner, and NFL Network has you covered with wall-to-wall training camp coverage each day starting at 10 a.m. ET. Follow along here as we keep up with all the news, injuries and transactions of the day.

  • Miami Dolphins linebacker Vince Biegel, who logged 10 starts for the Fins last season, tore his Achilles during practice, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday. Biegel, who had previously played with the Packers and Saints, found his most success in 2019 with Miami, as he earned a starting role and provided 59 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 13 quarterback hits and seven tackles for loss.
  • Artie Burns' season is over before it even started. The Chicago Bears cornerback suffered a torn ACL in Tuesday's practice, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. Burns, 25, joined Chicago in the offseason after four seasons in Pittsburgh where he played in 58 games, starting 32. Burns was in position to compete for a starting CB job with second-round rookie Jaylon Johnson. Now the job is almost certainly Johnson's. Burns will be a free agent following the 2020 season.
  • Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green was held out of Tuesday's practice after tweaking his hamstring on Monday. Green was at Bengals practice, but was not wearing pads. Bengals coach Zac Taylor said he was holding Green out as a precautionary measure and that he doesn't expect him to participate in a scrimmage later this week. "I've seen him practice for two days," Taylor said. "Obviously he needs to develop that chemistry with the quarterback, but again nothing I'm concerned about right now." Taylor added that rookie receiver Tee Higgins (hamstring) was limited to individual work on Tuesday. Taylor had no update on safety Shawn Williams, who was reportedly carted off during practice. The Bengals also waived running back Rodney Anderson.
  • Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed to reporters that cornerback Robert Alford will miss up to six months with a torn pec. The team is still deciding whether to put Alford on season-ending IR. Receiver DeAndre Hopkins was again held out of practice Tuesday, as he continues to work through a hamstring injury, Kingsbury said. Defensive end Chandler Jones got a veteran's day off.
  • Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb is in concussion protocol, coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters. Chubb left practice early Monday after taking a hard hit from linebacker Mack Wilson. On Tuesday, Wilson was the one leaving practice early. The LB was carted off with a knee injury that an evaluation determined was a significantly hyper-extended knee, Garafolo and Rapoport reported Tuesday night. Wilson is expected to miss some time and further evaluations will provide clarity on just how much time he will miss.

The Browns also waived/injured defensive end George Obinna.

  • Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy's season has ended due to a ruptured quad tendon and it has also brought about his release by the Dallas Cowboys. McCoy has been released by the Cowboys via an injury waiver, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported via the transaction wire on Tuesday afternoon. In other Cowboys news, defensive lineman Dontari Poe passed his physical. Dallas took a chance on Poe, who is coming off a season-ending torn quadriceps, when they signed him back in March.
  • Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill returned to practice Tuesday after missing Monday's action.
  • New Orleans Saints guard Andrus Peat is sidelined with a broken thumb, Rapoport reported Tuesday. The veteran OL's timetable for return is unclear, but Peat has not been ruled out of New Orleans' season opener.
  • Rapoport reported Tuesday that Philadelphia Eagles defensive linemen Derek Barnett and Javon Hargrave, both of whom were held out of practice Monday, are dealing with an ankle sprain and pectoral injury, respectively. Rapoport said both players have a "realistic shot" at playing in Week 1 against Washington. Quarterback Kyle Lauletta was waived by Philly on Tuesday, per the transactions wire.
  • Los Angeles Rams safety Taylor Rapp did not practice Tuesday and had his right leg in a sleeve, NFL Network's Steve Wyche reported. Rams coach Sean McVay said Rapp was dealing with a knee issue.
  • Seattle Seahawks rookie linebacker Jordyn Brooks will miss practice for the second straight day with a groin issue, coach Pete Carroll told reporters. In other news, Seattle signed defensive tackle P.J. Johnson. The Seahawks claimed quarterback Danny Etling off waivers. The QB was released by the Falcons on Monday.
  • The Atlanta Falcons activated safety Jamal Carter from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • New York Jets cornerback Pierre Desir (hamstring), rookie receiver Denzel Mims (hamstring), defensive back Brian Poole (dehydration), linebacker James Burgess (back), defensive lineman Jabari Zuniga (quad) and receiver Braxton Berrios (personal reasons) sat out Gang Green's walk-through Tuesday. Jets coach Adam Gase also confirmed that receiver Vyncint Smith underwent core muscle surgery Tuesday and will miss five-to-eight weeks.
  • The Minnesota Vikings signed linebacker Hardy Nickerson Jr. and waived cornerback Marcus Sayles. The Vikings placed linebacker Quentin Poling on the reserve/injured list after he was previously on the waived/injured list.
  • Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Montravius Adams suffered a sprained toe in Tuesday's practice, per Rapoport.
  • The Las Vegas Raiders activated running back Rod Smith from the reserve/COVID-19 list and waived defensive back Ken Crawley.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars pass rusher Aaron Lynch is officially retired. The Jags signed the veteran back in May to add more depth at edge. He spent his last two season with the Chicago Bears. He is the second Jaguars defensive lineman to retire this week following Rodney Gunter on Sunday.
  • The San Francisco 49ers are working out safety Jonathan Cyprien this week. They also had former Bears starting center Hroniss Grasu in for a visit, Garafolo reported via the transaction wire.
  • The Detroit Lions waived running back Wes Hills, via the transaction wire.

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