Fowler finally back with Jags’ defense
The Associated Press
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have removed defensive end Dante Fowler from the physically unable to perform list.
Fowler missed the first two weeks of training camp while recovering from a shoulder injury sustained late last season.
Coach Doug Marrone says “we will work him back in there. I am excited to see him. He’s put in a lot of work and (we get to) see him on the field, see what he can do.”
It’s a big year for Fowler, the third overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. The former Florida standout is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He has 12 sacks in the last two seasons, plus two more in the AFC championship game at New England.
Los Angeles Rams
IRVINE, Calif. — The Los Angeles Rams placed backup cornerback Kevin Peterson on injured reserve after he injured his knee in Los Angeles’ preseason opener.
The Rams also signed defensive tackle Lord Hyeamang on Saturday.
Peterson is a former undrafted free agent who played in six games for the Rams last season, emerging as a solid depth player in his second NFL season. He made his first NFL start in the NFC West champions’ season finale, and he intercepted two passes from San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo.
Peterson was in the midst of a strong training camp with the Rams, but he was hurt during their loss at Baltimore on Thursday.
New York Jets
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis has been suspended by the NFL for the first game of the regular season without pay for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Pierre-Louis was arrested and charged in January with several misdemeanors, including possession of marijuana, after a traffic stop in suburban Kansas City. In March, he reached a plea deal in which the marijuana possession charge would be dropped if he completes a one-year probation.
Pierre-Louis, signed by the Jets during the offseason, can return to the active roster Sept. 11. He is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games, but has been sidelined by an undisclosed injury and didn’t play against Atlanta Friday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans have added two defensive backs and dropped two others after their preseason opener.
Tennessee announced Saturday they agreed to terms with Kenneth Durden and Trey Caldwell and waived cornerbacks Joseph Este and Jarell Carter.
Durden spent last season on Oakland’s practice squad after going undrafted out of Youngstown State.
Kansas City Chiefs
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have placed offensive lineman Dillon Gordon on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, while running back Charcandrick West returned to the practice field following a concussion.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Coach Jon Gruden was a winner in his return to the sideline for Oakland when the Raiders got a touchdown pass from Connor Cook in a 16-10 victory over the Detroit Lions on Friday night.
Gruden was welcomed back warmly to the Coliseum for his first game here as Raiders coach since beating the Jets in a playoff game Jan. 12, 2001. Owner Mark Davis lured Gruden back to the sideline with a 10-year contract worth a reported $100 million following a disappointing six-win season under Jack Del Rio.