Mike Mayock just came over to us with a statement, that Antonio Brown is not in Raiders camp over frustration with his helmet issue. Mayock said the Raiders have been supportive but have exhausted options. They need to know, per Mayock, “if he’s all-in or all-out.” - Scott Bair, NBC sports bay area
It's down to Keenum and rookie Dwayne Haskins because Colt McCoy (leg) isn't expected to be ready for weeks. Haskins will need a strong third preseason game to receive the start Week 1, but even if he doesn't get the starting nod, we should see plenty of Haskins in 2019. Keenum is nothing more than a veteran bridge quarterback and the Redskins view Haskins as their franchise quarterback. - per ESPN’s Adam Schefter
Browns WR Antonio Callaway has been suspended 4 games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Callaway has already unsuccessfully tried to appeal the ban. Callaway has been running behind WR Rashard Higgins in training camp. Higgins will open the season as Cleveland's #3 WR.
Raiders WR Antonio Brown is threatening to walk away from football unless he can wear his preferred helmet, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Brown claims the new helmet makes it harder to catch the ball. He tried to convince league officials to let him wear his old helmet during a 2-hour conference call on Friday. According to Schefter, “a decision could come as early as next week.”
The Athletic's Mark Kaboly reports that Jaylen Samuels has been a "significant part of the offense" so far in Steelers camp.
Samuels' role comes as James Conner has apparently been handled with kid gloves in an effort to keep him healthy and fresh. Per Kaboly, Samuels has been OC Randy Fichtner’s "Christmas toy that he didn’t learn to play with until the following year." Kaboly reports Samuels has been used both as the backup running back and an offensive weapon who can "can line up just about everywhere." Regardless of Conner's usage, Samuels is sounding like someone who could have standalone fantasy value in PPR leagues.
It's a shocker as some were expecting Foreman, a former Doak Walker Award winner at Texas, to push Lamar Miller for top billing in Houston's backfield. Longtime beat reporter John McClain of the Houston Chronicle believes the Texans were unsatisfied with Foreman's "work habits," noting that coach Bill O'Brien "wasn't happy" with what he had seen from him in training camp. Foreman's departure leaves Houston extremely thin at running back with Josh Ferguson, Karan Higdon, Buddy Howell and Taiwan Jones among names vying for backup duties behind Miller. Foreman, who barely played last year following a 2017 Achilles tear, should land on his feet quickly.
A.J. Green was carted to the locker room with an apparent left foot injury Saturday.
It appears to be a legitimate injury, as Green was on crutches leaving the facility. Green talked with team doctors on the sideline before standing up, punching the bench, yelling in frustration, and then hopping on a cart to head inside. Green has never had any issues with his left foot in the past, as both previous toe injuries were to his right foot. Either way, we hope Green has avoided anything serious here. He was poised for a rebound year in coach Zac Taylor's offense. We'll provide an update when one is available.