NFL rumors: Latest off-season news on free agency, trades, more

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

We are halfway through the NFL preseason, and teams are now preparing for their "dress rehearsal" Week 3 games. Action gets started on Thursday, with the Atlanta Falcons facing the Miami Dolphins and the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Dallas Cowboys.

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.

• New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis will undergo "cleanup" knee surgery that will keep him out indefinitely, reports ESPN's Mike Reiss. Lewis sustained a torn ACL in November.

• Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said injured defensive end J.J. Watt should return from back surgery "sooner rather than later," reports Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

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• Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon practiced with the first-team offense for the first time on Sunday, reports ESPN's Pat McManamon.

• Baltimore Ravens defensive end Elvis Dumervil has returned to practice after undergoing off-season foot surgery, reports Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

• Free-agent defensive lineman Henry Melton announced on Instagram that he has signed with the Denver Broncos.

• The Philadelphia Eagles have signed linebacker Stephen Tulloch to a one-year, $3 million deal, reports Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

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• The NFL has removed the "probable" category from injury reports, according to ESPN's Kevin Seifert.

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