Hanna has developed into a solid No. 2 tight end behind Jason Witten. He signed a three-year deal as a free agent to remain with the Cowboys in the offseason. In four seasons he has 33 catches for 286 yards and has started 29 games.
With Hanna out, that helps the chances of Gavin Escobar and Geoff Swaim of finalizing a spot on the 53-man roster. Escobar is returning from a torn Achilles late last season, while Swaim has had a solid camp, although he dropped two passes in the preseason opener against the Los Angeles Rams.
Rookie receiver Chris Brown suffered a broken foot in Monday’s practice that will require surgery. Brown was taken off the practice field Monday on a cart. Depending on the severity of the surgery, Brown is looking at a recovery period of six to eight weeks, which means he could see his rookie season end before it really begins.
LATROBE, Pa. — It’s rare to see Ben Roethlisberger faking a handoff and bolting toward the basketball hoop. But Sunday’s practice was about as rare as it gets.
Players filtered into the Saint Vincent College gymnasium after heavy rains and lightning made the outdoor fields untenable.
Coach Mike Tomlin said the players got a “natural bone.”
“Sometimes, God’s with em,'” Tomlin said. “We worked above the neck. These are always valuable days for us. We find ways to make it productive to them.”
“I’m very disappointed I’m not able to compete in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, as I was really looking forward to defending my title,” Williams said in a statement to the tournament. “My shoulder inflammation continues to be a challenge, but I am anxious to return to the court as soon as possible.”
Elliott last practiced on Aug. 2. He has increased his rehab work over the last few days. Elliott did not play in the preseason opener against the Los Angeles Rams, but he went through a long running session in pregame warm-ups and was dressed in full pads for the game.
Walker, entering his eighth NFL season, had 33 tackles and two sacks in 15 regular-season games as a reserve for the Broncos in 2015. He was penciled in on the Denver depth chart as the starting right defensive end, replacing Malik Jackson, who left as a free agent for Jacksonville during the offseason.