Roundup: Flores espera Fins 'Drake de volta por semana 1


Miami Dolphinsrunning backKenyan Drakewas spotted with a walking boot on his right foot at Wednesday’s practice.

Drake sat out of the joint practice with theTampa Bay Buccaneers, butDolphinscoach Brian Flores said he’s hopeful that the running back will be ready for the opener.

Drake told ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe that the injury is “nothing crazy,” and he doesn’t anticipate it to hinder his season.

It’s unclear at this stage how long the injury could keep Drake out of practice, or whether theDolphinsare simply being cautious with the running back.

Drake has been splitting carries with second-year backKalen Ballage. Any significant time missed by Drake would give Ballage the backfield edge heading into the season opener.

Other news we’re monitoring around the league on Wednesday:

1.Cleveland Brownswide receiverOdell Beckhamhas sat out team drills the past couple days with a minor hip injury, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday. Beckham has been working in individual drills and should be full go soon.

2. TheNew York Giantsclaimed punterJohnny Townsendoff waivers from theOakland Raiders. The team also signed defensive backTerrell Sinkfield.

3. TheLos Angeles Chargerssigned tight endBen Johnsonand waived linebackerJosh Corcoran.

4.San Francisco 49ersdefensive endNick Bosa(ankle)was reportedly out of a walking bootand working with trainers. QuarterbackC.J. Beathard(thumb), who sat out practice Tuesday, and defensive backJimmie Ward(collarbone), who’s been sidelined for two months, practiced.

5. QuarterbackDanny Etling, who was released by thePatriotson Tuesday, was claimed by theAtlanta Falcons. Etlinghad been working at wide receiverin training camp after playing quarterback on New England’s practice squad last year.

6. TheTampa Bay Buccaneerssigned formerBearsreceiverEmanuel Hall. A UDFA out of Missouri, Hall signed with Chicago following the draft. TheBearswaived him on Tuesday.

7.Chicago BearsguardCody Whitehairleft Wednesday’s practice with a finger injury.Bearscoach Matt Nagy said after practice that Whitehair will “be fine.”


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