The 49ers are bringing free agent WR Tavon Austin in for a workout and hope to sign him to a contract.
Austin has been an inefficient player during his career but the 49ers are desperate for speed after losing WR Deebo Samuel to injury. If Austin does end up signing in San Francisco, he will compete with Jalen Hurd, Trent Taylor and rookie Brandon Aiyuk for targets behind elite TE George Kittle. None of the 49er pass catchers outside of Kittle profile as a consistent fantasy starter.
The Colts activated WR T.Y. Hilton from the NFI list on Wednesday after he passed a physical.
Hilton was on the NFI list due to a minor hamstring issue. Now that he is active he can begin practicing with the team and developing a rapport with new QB Philip Rivers. The pair's chemistry will be crucial as Hilton looks to bounce back from a disappointing 2019 season.
Bengals WR John Ross left training camp on Wednesday after learning both his son and his son's mother tested positive for COVID-19. He is expected to go on the reserve/COVID list.
Ross is putting family first here and it is hard to blame him in light of the news. He will go on the reserve/COVID list due to him being in close proximity to people known to have tested positive. Ross will have to pass through the league's new testing and treatment protocol whenever he decides to return to the team. If Ross's absence extends into the regular season, it could mean additional snaps for rookie WR Tee Higgins.