The Tennessee Titans placed tight end Jonnu Smith on the active/PUP list to begin training camp, per Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com.
The Titans also placed DT Jurrell Casey on the list with a knee injury as well as kicker Ryan Succop, and placed DT Jeffrey Simmons on the non-football injury list. Smith is still recovering from a torn MCL suffered in December and has not practiced yet this offseason. It's unfortunate for a player who was expected to take a step forward in the Titans' offense with Delanie Walker coming off an injury as well and getting up in age. The Titans' official website is already considering Smith questionable for Week 1 against the Browns. If Smith is placed on the reserve/PUP list after the preseason, he would miss the Titans' first six games. Walker is currently the No. 12-ranked TE by 4for4 in standard formats while Smith is outside the top 50.
The Buffalo Bills have placed RB Frank Gore on the Non-Football Injury list to begin training camp, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Gore is far past the stage of his career where he has earned the ability to skip some practices at training camp, as this is move is likely just to give Gore some rest and keep him as fresh as possible for the season. He is fully expected to be ready for the start of the season and is among a group of running backs competing for looks in Buffalo including LeSean McCoy, T.J. Yeldon and rookie Devin Singletary.
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman will miss about three weeks due to a thumb injury, per Adam Schefter and Field Yates of ESPN.
Edelman held his youth camp over the weekend and was wearing a brace over his thumb. Schefter points out it is unclear if he suffered a break or sprain of his thumb while catching a pass. In any event, Edelman will miss some time and there's a good chance he will not play in the Patriots' preseason opener on August 8th against the Detroit Lions, though he may not have played even if he was healthy, as starters tend to see very little playing time in the first preseason game. With Edelman out, Schefter and Yates expect more practice reps for receivers such as first-round pick N'Keal Harry, Phillip Dorsett, Braxton Berrios, Dontrelle Inman and Maurice Harris.