Monday August 17th, 2015

After one week of preseason play, NFL training camps are in full swing. Attention turns toward final roster cuts, developing rookies and settling the depth charts.

As always, there are still moves to be made, especially when unfortunate injuries strike. Several teams, such as the New York Giants, St. Louis Rams and others have already lost players for the season.

Elsewhere, teams expecting to contend will look to plug any surprising weaknesses and teams seeking a turnaround will see what improvements are possible.

So, what’s the latest on these teams and players? Check back often as we update below with the latest scoops on transactions, injury news and rumors.

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Aug. 17

• New York Jets receiver Brandon Marshall said quarterback Geno Smith “did nothing wrong” in the incident where he was punched in the face by IK Enemkpali, who was later released. Over the weekend, Smith said he was feeling “great” and already throwing after having jaw surgery.

• Dallas Cowboys first-round draft pick and cornerback Byron Jones sustained a left shoulder injury on Sunday, but initials reports indicated the injury is not expected to be serious. Jones had season-ending surgery on the shoulder last season, his last at UConn.

• The Buffalo Bills signed cornerback Ellis Lankster on Monday, the sixth former New York Jets player the Bills have signed since hiring Rex Ryan as head coach. The Bills waived first-year cornerback Lavelle Westbrooks.

• The Washington Redskins signed tight ends D.J. Williams and Ernst Brun on Sunday. In corresponding moves, the Redskins placed tight ends Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen on injured reserve, and waived/injured running back Silas Redd Jr.

• The New Orleans Saints released tight end Alex Smith after signing him nine days ago, reports The Times-Picayune’s Evan Woodbery.

• Buffalo Bills receiver Percy Harvin told The Buffalo News that two former teammates with the Seattle Seahawks, receivers Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin, “acted like kids” in Seattle.

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