NFL PLAYER NEWS
Colts' Andrew Luck reportedly retires, Jacoby Brissett new starting quarterback
According to ESPN, quarterback Andrew Luck "has informed the Colts he is retiring from the NFL."
WOW, just two weeks before the regular season it appears the Colts' franchise quarterback wants to step away from the football field. According to Schefter, Luck was "mentally worn down, and now checking out". The Colts reportedly are ready to roll with Jacoby Brissett as their new starter.
If Luck is officially retired, the 29-year old will finish his Indianapolis career with 171 passing touchdowns in 86 total games.
Colts release running back D'Onta Foreman
The Indianapolis Colts have placed running back D"Onta Foreman on waivers after an injury settlement.
Foreman will need at least four months to recover from a biceps injury so realistic expectations are for the 23-year old to reappear with another team by training camp.
In 11 career games, Foreman has produced 326 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on 85 attempts.
Texans' Lamar Miller (knee) carted off the field in the first quarter
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller was forced to leave Saturday's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys after suffering a left knee injury.
Miller took a hit directly to the left knee after a handoff and is likely done for the season. Look for Duke Johnson to take over the lead role and start.
Our models currently project Johnson to produce 681 scrimmage yards and 4.6 total touchdowns on 109.1 touches.
Lions' LB Jarrad Davis (leg) leaves on cart Friday
Detroit Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis (leg) was carted off the field during Friday's game against the Buffalo Bills.
Davis hurt his leg when it was rolled up by a teammate and could miss regular-season time.
He made 100 tackles and had 6 sacks in 16 games last season.
Washington coach Jay Gruden 'impressed' with Derrius Guice
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he was "impressed" with running back Derrius Guice's preseason debut on Thursday against the Atlanta Falcons.
Guice ran for 44 yards on 11 carries and Gruden said he wanted to get him the ball. "Wanted to give him quite a few touches. ..I think it was a productive night for him," Gruden said.
Our models project Guice to run for 743.9 yards and 4.1 touchdowns on 162.3 carries.
Cowboys 'very optimistic' Ezekiel Elliott ends holdout by Week 1
Dallas Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones remains "very optimistic" that the team will get a deal done with running back Ezekiel Elliott ahead of Week 1.
Jones says a deal can happen fast, coming together in just hours. Despite the positivity, Jones did also say that he does not expect an agreement to be reached soon because "there is not a lot of activity" going on between the two sides right now. Elliott is currently back in Cabo San Lucas continuing his training and workouts alongside Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk.
Elliott is still projected as numberFire's preseason RB4 with 1,879.2 total yards and 13.2 touchdowns in 2019.
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