The Seattle Seahawks have activated All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas from the physically unable to perform list, raising hopes he’ll be ready for the regular-season opener.
Seattle announced Thomas had passed his physical and been added to the active roster following practice on Wednesday.
Thomas started training camp on the PUP list after undergoing offseason surgery to repair the labrum in his left shoulder. Thomas was initially hurt in the NFC championship game but played in the Super Bowl with the injury. He underwent surgery shortly after the Super Bowl and was expected to be ready near the start of the season.
Backup Steven Terrell has been working at free safety early in training camp with Thomas out.
Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster has a groin injury, Coach Bill O’Brien said Wednesday after practice. O’Brien said Foster is still being evaluated, but he would miss time, although how much was unspecified.
Arizona Cardinals first-round draft pick D.J. Humphries has a hyperextended right knee. Humphries, an offensive tackle who was the 24th pick overall from Florida, slipped on the turf and limped off the field during Tuesday’s practice. Coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that Humphries could be out up to a week.
Buffalo Bills running back Boobie Dixon could miss up to a month after pulling a calf muscle, posing a setback in his bid to secure a backup job.
Former USC receiver Marqise Lee left Jacksonville Jaguars practice early Wednesday with a hamstring injury. Lee, who is still recovering from a left knee injury, tweaked his right hamstring midway through practice and didn’t return.
The San Francisco 49ers released cornerback Chris Cook, who underwent surgery in late October on a torn hamstring that prematurely ended his 2014 season and sent him to injured reserve.
The father of Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been denied bond after being charged with two counts of attempted murder in a shooting at a bar in Rock Hill, S.C.