CINCINNATI (AP) — Andre Smith had to go the other way when he walked into the Bengals' locker room for the start of training camp. In his latest incarnation in Cincinnati, the offensive tackle was...
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive tackle Kawaan Short is active and will play against the Saints on Monday night despite being listed as doubtful with a calf injury.
Short was upgraded to questionable on Sunday after making progress in his rehab.
Carolina kicker Graham Gano will miss his second straight game with a knee injury, meaning Chandler Catanzaro will again handle kicking duties.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals' bad injury situation got worse on Wednesday when starting left tackle D.J. Humphries was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.
The move leaves rookie center Mason Cole as the only remaining member of the offensive line that began the season, and he took over late in the preseason when starter A.Q. Shipley went down with a season-ending knee injury. Guards Mike Iupati and Justin Pugh are on injured reserve and tackle Andre Smith was released.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals put offensive tackle Jake Fisher on injured reserve with a back injury Thursday and brought back Andre Smith for his third stint in Cincinnati.
Fisher filled in for injured left tackle Cordy Glenn during a 35-20 loss to the Browns on Sunday and got hurt, leaving the Bengals (5-6) with no depth on the line. Glenn, who also has a back injury, hasn't practiced this week as Cincinnati gets set to host Denver (5-6).
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The overall struggles of the Arizona Cardinals have cleared the way for opportunities for the youngest players on the roster.
Add Korey Cunningham to the list of 2018 draftees who are playing big roles for the team.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — In the wake of another embarrassing loss, the beleaguered Arizona Cardinals have released two starters — right tackle Andre Smith and cornerback Bene Benwikere.
Coach Steve Wilks also said Monday that linebacker Josh Bynes (thumb) and kicker Phil Dawson (hip) were placed on injured reserve.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert will miss his third straight game while dealing with a knee injury.
The Steelers made Gilbert inactive for Thursday night's game against Carolina. Matt Feiler will start in place of Gilbert.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is optimistic that three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen will play Sunday against the Redskins after participating in his third straight day of practice.
Olsen is listed as questionable on the injury report, but Rivera says he's looking ready after missing three games with a broken foot. Rivera says Olsen took more reps than normal Friday and "he ran around really well, so we're pretty excited about it."
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals starting right tackle Andre Smith has been declared out for Sunday's game against the Rams in Los Angeles.
Smith injured his elbow in last Sunday's season-opening loss at home to Washington. John Wetzel will move into Smith's spot.
Defensive lineman Olsen Pierre also has been declared out with a toe injury.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have signed free-agent running back Kenjon Barner from the Philadelphia Eagles to a one-year contract.
Financial terms were not available Friday.
Barner is expected to compete as a third-down back and returner. A day earlier, the Panthers placed third-down back Fozzy Whittaker on injured reserve with a knee injury.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — General manager Marty Hurney felt he needed to upgrade team speed after the Panthers failed to win the NFC South the last two seasons.
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina junior linebacker Andre Smith is entering the NFL draft.
The school announced Smith's decision on Sunday. The Jacksonville, Florida, native made 14 starts at middle linebacker before suffering a season-ending injury in September against Louisville.
Smith ranked seventh in the Atlantic Coast Conference at 8.7 tackles per game in 2016. He had 21 tackles in two games this season and also had a 73-yard interception return against California in the opener.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's injury situation is getting worse.
The school says three starters — linebacker Andre Smith, offensive tackle William Sweet and receiver Thomas Jackson — are out for the season due to injuries. That's according to Thursday's injury report ahead of Saturday's game against rival Duke.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals signed offensive lineman Andre Smith on Thursday to shore up a line depleted in free agency.
Smith played right tackle for seven seasons in Cincinnati before going to Minnesota last season. He missed most of the season with a triceps injury that required surgery.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills began restocking their defensive line depth by agreeing to sign Ryan Davis.
Listed at 6-foot-2 and 260 pounds, Davis has primarily played as a backup defensive end over five NFL seasons. He was an undrafted free agent out of Bethune-Cookman and played his first four NFL seasons with Jacksonville before spending last year in Dallas.
Overall, Davis has 11 sacks, an interception and three forced fumbles in 47 career games.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's struggling offensive line has been handed another setback, with an upcoming absence for left guard Alex Boone.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Jake Long was just waiting for that call from an NFL team, confident his right knee was healthy again and thus frustrated to be out of action.
The Minnesota Vikings, with both a former coach and quarterback of Long's as a bonus, finally checked in on the other end of the line.
"I know the type of player that I am, and I've still got a lot of football left," Long said Tuesday after his first practice with the team, taking most of his turns at left tackle.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have lost another starting offensive lineman, with right tackle Andre Smith scheduled for surgery on his triceps muscle.
Coach Mike Zimmer said that Smith will have the procedure performed Tuesday on his right arm and be placed on injured reserve, likely ending his season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been listed as doubtful for the game against Houston because of a groin injury.
Diggs didn't practice this week in preparation for Sunday, when the Vikings (4-0) host the Texans (3-1). The injury to Diggs, who leads the team with 25 receptions and 372 yards, was first reported after practice on Sept. 30. He played three days later against the New York Giants, but the Monday night game gave him one less day to recover.