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Bengals rookie DE Joseph Ossai will have knee surgery that will conclude his season.

Cincinnati will be without Ossai, a third-round pick who was a breakout star throughout training camp and in the team’s first preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tom Brady was sacked by Ossai in his preseason debut.
With the Bengals, he was a steady presence, and they had great expectations for him in 2021.
In 29 games, the 21-year-old had 11.5 sacks, two interceptions, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, three pass breakups, 165 tackles, and 30 tackles for a loss.
Spence has played in the NFL for four seasons, three of which he spent with the Buccaneers before joining the Washington Football Team for the 2019 season.
In 2020, he signed with the New Orleans Saints, but due to a ruptured ACL, he missed the full season.
The 27-year-old re-signed with the Saints this summer, but was released after his first preseason appearance.
Spence has 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, two pass breakups, 37 tackles, three tackles for a loss, and sixteen quarterback hits in 41 career games.

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Cameron Smith, a linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings, has announced his retirement one year after undergoing open heart surgery.

Cameron Smith, a reserve linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings, has “taken the heartbreaking decision to retire from the NFL,” he said on Instagram on Wednesday night. Smith had open heart surgery last year.
Last August, Smith, 24, had surgery to treat an enlarged heart after a false positive COVID-19 test revealed a genetic abnormality.
He was set to return in 2021 after missing the 2020 season.
Smith got a few snaps in Minnesota’s preseason opener on Saturday before leaving with a concussion in the second quarter.
“Football has been such a huge part of my life for the past 18 years,” Smith wrote in the post.
“It has given me innumerable friendships, great memories, and priceless lessons that I will remember for the rest of my life.”
Last year, when I had open heart surgery, I struggled a lot with what I was asking my body to do in order to play this incredible game.
Finally, I’ve determined that I’ve been asking too much of it.
“I have made the painful choice to retire from the NFL after great consideration and extensive discussion with my friends and family.”
“I know this change will be difficult, but I am thrilled to approach this next chapter of my life with the same passion and determination as I did football,” Smith wrote in his post. Smith was drafted by the Vikings in the fifth round out of USC in 2019.

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Cameron Smith, a linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings, has announced his retirement one year after undergoing open heart surgery.

Cameron Smith, a reserve linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings, has “taken the heartbreaking decision to retire from the NFL,” he said on Instagram on Wednesday night. Smith had open heart surgery last year.
Last August, Smith, 24, had surgery to treat an enlarged heart after a false positive COVID-19 test revealed a genetic abnormality.
He was set to return in 2021 after missing the 2020 season.
Smith got a few snaps in Minnesota’s preseason opener on Saturday before leaving with a concussion in the second quarter.
“Football has been such a huge part of my life for the past 18 years,” Smith wrote in the post.
“It has given me innumerable friendships, great memories, and priceless lessons that I will remember for the rest of my life.”
Last year, when I had open heart surgery, I struggled a lot with what I was asking my body to do in order to play this incredible game.
Finally, I’ve determined that I’ve been asking too much of it.
“I have made the painful choice to retire from the NFL after great consideration and extensive discussion with my friends and family.”
“I know this change will be difficult, but I am thrilled to approach this next chapter of my life with the same passion and determination as I did football,” Smith wrote in his post. Smith was drafted by the Vikings in the fifth round out of USC in 2019.

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Cameron Smith, 24, of the Minnesota Vikings, has announced his retirement from the NFL after missing the 2020 season due to heart surgery.

Cameron Smith was a fifth-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2019, and the linebacker has announced his retirement from the league after more than two years.
Smith, 24, played in the Vikings’ preseason game against the Denver Broncos on Saturday but was forced to leave due to a concussion.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE FOXNEWS.COM SPORTS COVERAGE On Wednesday, he announced his retirement on Instagram.
“Football has been such an important part of my life for the past 18 years.”
It has given me innumerable friendships, great moments, and priceless lessons that I will remember for the rest of my life.
Last year, when I had open heart surgery, I struggled a lot with what I was asking my body to do in order to play this incredible game.
Finally, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve been asking it to do too much,” he posted on Instagram.
“I have made the painful choice to retire from the NFL after great consideration and extensive discussion with my friends and family.”
I know it won’t be easy, but I’m looking forward to tackling this new chapter of my life with the same zeal and dedication that I put into football.
I am grateful for, and will always treasure, the numerous chances that football has provided me.
“I appreciate all of my friends, family, the entire Vikings organization, USC, Athletes First, and everyone who has supported me along the way,” Smith said. Smith recorded eight tackles in five games this season.
He spent the year 2020 recovering from open-cardiac surgery to correct a congenital heart abnormality discovered after testing positive for coronavirus.

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Teven Jenkins is said to have had successful back surgery, so let’s talk about what that means.

On a day when I thought finding good news would be like finding a needle in a haystack, I’m happy to report on a positive development.
Teven Jenkins, the Bears’ left lineman, underwent successful back surgery, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, who is reporting from Chicago.
And in this video sample, he explains what that news means: From @NFLTotalAccess: #Bears LT Teven Jenkins underwent successful back surgery today, putting him on the shelf permanently.
What that implies pic.twitter.com/Y65CkgwZwW — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 18, 2021 Being immersed in Chicago and having access to General Manager Ryan Pace and Head Coach Matt Nagy allows Rapoport to provide some additional insight and perspective that comes with equal parts lucky timing and proximity.
To begin with, the background information on Jenkins’ back troubles, which the team was aware of throughout the pre-draft process.
Second, it’s crucial to note that these difficulties aren’t always those that arose prior to the draft.
Finally, the opinion that surgery today will “fully resolve this condition.” Overall, this is a favorable step in Jenkins’ case.
And after a day like today, I’ll take it.
Jenkins will be out indefinitely, with Jason Peters, a 39-year-old nine-time Pro Bowler, in line to take over and keep the team together in the short term.
Rapoport, on the other hand, is hedging his bets.
It’s worth noting because Rapoport is (1) reporting from Chicago and (2) mentions his conversations with Nagy and Pace regarding the situation.
To put it another way, Rapoport’s suggestion of rookie Larry Borom and free agent Elijah Wilkinson as options isn’t a fluke.
Please don’t misunderstand what I’m saying.
Everything appears to be in place for Peters to start at left tackle.
That is the most logical course of action.
But it’s difficult not to get the impression from Rapoport that the team likes Borom as a player.
Especially when Rapoport stated that Borom weighed 40 pounds less than his playing weight at Missouri.
Perhaps the front office and coaching staff see Borom as a long-term sleeper candidate for the job.
That may be useful if Jenkins is unable to give it his all as quickly as the club anticipates.
Rapoport doesn’t offer any lyrical reminiscences about Wilkinson.
Yet, it’s possible that putting it out there that he’s a starting option has piqued the interest of two depth alternatives.
Mind you, I wouldn’t call this insignificant.
There’s always something to be gained by dangling the carrot.
It’s beneficial to have options.
Publicly expressing confidence in internal depth possibilities (and garnering them repetitions) could also be beneficial.
Because it’d be wonderful to have some viable alternatives in case things don’t work out with Peters.
Keep in mind that the 39-year-old hasn’t played a full 16-game season since 2018.
So asking a guy who hasn’t been involved in organized team football practices this summer for a complete 17-game season is overwhelming.
Even if things with Peters go well, we’re still concerned about Germain Ifedis’ position.
With a hip flexor issue, Chicago’s starting right tackle is still on the PUP List.
Finally, the Bears find themselves in an unpleasant scenario.
Still, I suppose things could be a lot worse.

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Despite a foot issue, Carson Wentz is expected to play in Week 1 for the Colts.

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, both Colts quarterback Carson Wentz and All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson are expected to play against the Seahawks in Week 1 as they recuperate from recent foot injuries.
Both Wentz and Nelson were expected to be out for five to twelve weeks after undergoing comparable procedures, according to the team.
On August 2, Wentz had surgery, while Nelson had surgery on August 3.
The Colts want to have a clearer idea of both players’ rehabilitation condition once they pass the two-week post-surgery mark, according to ESPN.
In Wentz’s absence, Sam Ehlinger, a sixth-round rookie, and Jacob Eason, a fourth-round pick in 2020, are splitting first-team snaps in practice.
In Wentz’s absence, head coach Frank Reich had earlier stated that Eason was in the “driver’s seat” to be the starter.
After being traded from the Eagles in the summer, Wentz is in his first training camp with the Colts.
Once the Eagles selected him with the No. 1 overall pick, he spent the first five years of his career in Philadelphia.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft
Nelson is the number one.
In each of his first three seasons, he has been awarded first-team All-Pro and has appeared in the Pro Bowl.
In his NFL career, he has yet to miss a game.
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After knee surgery, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is ‘doing amazing.’

Odell Beckham Jr. claimed his medically repaired left knee is “feeling terrific” ahead of the start of the 2017 NFL season. On the eve of training camp, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said his surgically repaired left knee is “feeling amazing.”
On October 25, Beckham Jr tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The 28-year-old had surgery to correct the damage caused by the accident and is optimistic about the start of the new NFL season on September 9.
“Everything is in wonderful shape.”
For being eight and a half to nine months pregnant,
On Sunday, Beckham Jr added, “I’m doing extremely well in all the progressions.”
Beckham Jr., who was injured last season and missed the final nine games and playoffs, would not specify whether he would be ready for the season opener against Kansas City on September 12th.
“For now, we’re simply running our race,” he explained.
“I feel like I’ve been caught up in this question in the past.”
I’m just not in the mood for it right now.
On October 25, the Cleveland Browns wide receiver tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. “It’ll be whenever I’m ready to get back on the field,” he said.
We’ll be ready to go as soon as the team, the docs, and my team have cleared everything.
“I’m not sure when that is, Week 1, Week 17, I’m not sure.”
The Browns, who are coming off an 11-5 season and their first postseason win since 1994, will hold their first practice of training camp on Wednesday.
In seven games in 2020, Beckham Jr caught 23 catches for 319 yards and three touchdowns.
After being picked 12th overall by the New York Giants in 2014, the three-time Pro Bowl selection has had five seasons with 1,000 yards.

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After ankle surgery, Saints WR Michael Thomas will miss games.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is anticipated to miss the start of the 2021 season after undergoing ankle surgery.
In June, Thomas allegedly had surgery to mend ligaments in his ankle.
According to Rapoport, the recovery time for the surgery is recommended to be four months.
Thomas, 28, has been one of the most productive wide receivers in the NFL since his debut in 2016.
With 149 receptions in 2019, he set the NFL record with 510 catches in just 70 career games.
Thomas has made three Pro Bowl appearances and has been named to two All-Pro teams.
The Saints have made the playoffs in each of the last four seasons, but Sean Payton’s club could have a difficult year in 2021.
Quarterback Drew Brees announced his retirement after the 2020 season, leaving Taysom Hill and Jamies Winston as the two front-runners for the starting job in Week 1.
In Week 1 of the 2021 season, New Orleans will host the Packers.
The game will begin at 4:25 p.m.
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