Robert Griffin III fine after injury scare vs. Lions
ESPN's Britt McHenry reported that Washington QB Robert Griffin III is fine after leaving Thursday's preseason game vs. the Lions with a shoulder injury while also being evaluated for a concussion. RG3 may even be able to play in his team's third preseason game next week vs. the Ravens. But, he is currently undergoing the league's concussion protocol.
Still, it wasn't a good sight Thursday night as RG3 was battered and bruised behind a terrible Washington offensive line. They allowed three sacks and six QB hits on RG3's eight drop-backs. Expect to see Kirk Cousins and/or Colt McCoy starting multiple games this year, Griffin simply isn't going to hold up behind that line.
Senquez Golson surgery could cost him 2015 season
The Steelers may have lost rookie cornerback Senquez Golson for the year after he underwent surgery on his injured shoulder. Though the team acquired Brandon Boykin earlier this month, the Steelers are still holding out hope Golson is able to play in 2015.
Pittsburgh's biggest need this offseason was adding a playmaking defensive back. That's why they grabbed Golson with the 56th overall pick in the draft, and he was going to be given every opportunity to win a starting job as a rookie. Golson is a serious playmaker, who recorded 10 interceptions last year in the SEC.
Rex Ryan still not ready to name Bills starting QB
Bills head coach Rex Ryan said after Thursday night's second preseason game that he's decided not to name a starting QB until Week 1 against the Colts. This comes after Tyrod Taylor completed 7-of-10 passes for 65 yards and rushed four times for 41 yards in the Bills' second preseason game Thursday night.
He started and played the entire first half and played as well as any of the Bills QBs have this preseason. Taylor is competing with Matt Cassell and EJ Manuel for the starting spot, and it looks like this battle will go right down to the wire.
Cardinals lose Corey Peters for year
The Cardinals placed defensive tackle Corey Peters on Injured Reserve with a torn left Achilles' tendon, ending his season. Peters spent his first five seasons with the Falcons before signing a three-year, $10.5 million deal with the Cardinals in March. This is the second major Achilles injury for Peters, who tore the tendon in his right leg late in the 2013 season.
The Cardinals are looking for some stability along their line after losing Darnell Dockett in free agency. Xavier Williams and Alameda Ta'amu are likely to see more work with Peters out. The Cards will also look to fourth-round pick Rodney Gunter for a bigger role with Peters out.
Bills offer Marcell Dareus monster extension
The Buffalo News reports the Bills have offered Pro Bowl defensive tackle Marcell Dareus a six-year extension worth more than $90 million. However, Dareus is seeking more, and apparently is balking at this offer. He's due $8.06 million in the final year of his rookie deal.
Dareus is looking to top the contract that Tampa Bay gave defensive tackle Gerald McCoy recently. That was a seven-year, $95.2 million deal. If Dareus hits the market next year, he could be the prize of the 2016 free agency class.