Mar 1, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Louisiana State quarterback Jayden Daniels (QB01) talks to the media during the 2024 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Jayden Daniels will only throw at LSU’s pro day

More than 100 NFL coaches, general managers and other staff members are expected Wednesday at LSU’s pro day, but they will have a limited view of one of the day’s stars, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jayden Daniels.

NFL Network reported Daniels, a projected top five pick in next month’s NFL draft, will throw only and will not participate in any other drills. He did not throw at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this month.

Team officials also have been lured to Baton Rouge to see All-American Malik Nabers and fellow wide receiver Brian Thomas, who led the nation with 17 touchdown receptions. Both are expected to be picked in the first round.

Daniels, 23, completed 72.2 percent of his passes for 3,812 yards with 40 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2023. He also rushed for 1,134 yards and 10 scores.

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Sep 17, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Washington Commanders tight end Logan Thomas (82) lies in the end zone after scoring a touchdown as wide receiver Curtis Samuel (4) stands over him in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Commanders rule out TE Logan Thomas (concussion)

Washington Commanders tight end Logan Thomas will miss Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills due to a concussion, head coach Ron Rivera confirmed Friday.

Thomas was hit in the helmet by Broncos safety Kareem Jackson after catching a 4-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of a 35-32 Week 2 win at Denver. Jackson was ejected from the game but avoided a suspension.

Thomas, 32, started the first two games this season and caught six of 11 targets for 65 yards and a touchdown.

He has 170 catches for 1,571 yards and 13 scores in 80 career games (44 starts) with the Arizona Cardinals (2014), Buffalo Bills (2017-18), Detroit Lions (2019) and Washington.

Second-string tight end John Bates and backups Cole Turner and Curtis Hodges figure to see larger roles Sunday when the Commanders (2-0) host the Bills (1-1).

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Sep 17, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals safety K'Von Wallace (22) tackles New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) during the first half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) ruled out vs. 49ers

New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley has been ruled out of Thursday’s road game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a sprained ankle.

Giants coach Brian Daboll initially told reporters on Tuesday that Barkley would be a game-time decision against the 49ers (2-0). On Wednesday, the team’s injury report listed Barkley as out, along with offensive linemen Andrew Thomas (hamstring) and Ben Bredeson (concussion) as well as linebacker Azeez Ojulari (hamstring).

Barkley and Bredeson did not practice on Wednesday, while Thomas, Ojulari joined wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) and linebacker Micah McFadden (neck) in being limited. Robinson and McFadden are listed as questionable to face San Francisco.

Barkley, 26, hurt his right ankle during the Giants’ game-winning drive in a 31-28 road win over the Arizona Cardinals. He took a 2-yard carry up the middle and appeared to get his ankle caught under Arizona linebacker Krys Barnes with 1:08 left in the game.

Through two games, Barkley has rushed for 114 yards and one touchdown on 29 carries and caught nine passes for 41 yards and another score for the Giants (1-1).

Barkley missed time with ankle injuries in 2019 and 2021. His 2020 season was also cut short due to a torn ACL in Week 2.

Running back Matt Breida will receive increased playing time in the absence of Barkley. Breida, 28, carried the ball 54 times for 220 yards (4.1 yards per carry) in 17 games with the Giants last season.

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Aug 1, 2023; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants tight end Darren Waller (12) stretches during training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Facility.  Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ Andrew Thomas, Darren Waller trending in right direction

New York Giants left tackle Andrew Thomas and tight end Darren Waller appear to be trending in the direction to play Sunday at Arizona.

Both starters have been dealing with hamstring injuries but returned to practice Thursday and were on the field again Friday.

Thomas told head coach Brian Daboll he feels a “little bit better,” and Daboll said Waller “moved around good,” according to ESPN.

Thomas played 53 of the Giants’ 70 offensive snaps in the 40-0 loss to Dallas in Week 1. Waller was on the field for 38 snaps and caught three of five targets for 36 yards.

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Nov 24, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons (11) and New York Giants offensive tackle Andrew Thomas (78) in action during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Giants pick up fifth-year option on LT Andrew Thomas

The New York Giants exercised the fifth-year option for left tackle Andrew Thomas on Tuesday.

Thomas, 24, will earn a guaranteed salary of $14.175 million during the 2024 season.

He will earn a base salary of $5.02 million this upcoming season. He started 16 games in 2022 before sitting out the season finale.

Thomas has played in 45 games (44 starts) since being selected by the Giants with the fourth overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Dallas Cowboys defensive end Dorance Armstrong (92) sacks New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) in the second half. The Giants fall to the Cowboys, 23-16, at MetLife Stadium on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.

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Giants without OT Evan Neal, other key linemen at Dallas

Daniel Jones might be thankful for five capable blockers at Dallas on Thursday after the New York Giants released their final injury report for the afternoon game with the Cowboys.

Offensive tackle Evan Neal did not travel to Texas and is out with a knee injury along with center Jon Feliciano (neck), guard Joshua Ezeudu (neck) and guard Shane Lemieux (toe).

Top tackle Andrew Thomas is listed as questionable due to illness. Head coach Brian Daboll remained optimistic Thomas could be ready Thursday.

“There were no physical exertion practices (this week). We’ll just take it right up, as long as we can take it,” Daboll said of a decision on his starting front five.

in the first meeting with Dallas this season, Jones was sacked five times by the Cowboys. The Cowboys are on a record pace through 10 games with 42 quarterback sacks.

New York is also without tight end Daniel Bellinger (eye), cornerback Adoree Jackson (knee) and safety Fabian Moreau (oblique).

The Giants (7-3) have lost two of their past three games. The Cowboys (7-3) ruled out linebacker Anthony Barr (hamstring) and defensive linemen Tarell Basham and Johnathan Hankins are questionable due to illness.

Pass rushers Micah Parsons (knee, ankle) and Demarcus Lawrence (foot, illness) were limited Wednesday and officially listed as questionable.

Running back Ezekiel Elliott (knee) and cornerback Trevon Diggs (ankle) were full participants in practice Wednesday. They were removed from the injury report.

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Sep 18, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) warms up before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Saints’ Michael Thomas, Marshon Lattimore unlikely for ‘TNF’

Wide receiver Michael Thomas and cornerback Marshon Lattimore are not likely to play Thursday night for the New Orleans Saints due to injuries, according to

Thomas and Lattimore, along with wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Chris Olave, could progress enough by Wednesday to be considered game-time decisions against the Arizona Cardinals. But, according to the report, only Olave (concussion) is viewed as having a strong chance to play on the short week.

Starting tight end Adam Trautman is also expected to miss Thursday night’s game with an ankle injury.

At 2-4, the Saints are one game back of NFC South leaders Tampa Bay and Atlanta, who are 3-3.

Thomas (foot), Lattimore (abdomen), Landry (ankle) and Olave missed the Week 6 game with the Cincinnati Bengals. Without their top three receivers and quarterback Jameis Winston, the Saints lost 30-26, with running back Alvin Kamara leading the team with six receptions. Backup Andy Dalton had a long completion of 20 yards.

Marquez Callaway played a team-high 54 snaps in the loss while Keith Kirkwood, who wasn’t listed on the team’s pregame depth chart, played 51 snaps.

Trautman was injured during Sunday’s game. ESPN reported that Trautman dodged a serious injury but that it’s unlikely he’ll be able to play against the Cardinals. He had one catch for 8 yards against the Bengals.

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Oct 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; New Orleans Saints quarterback Andy Dalton (14) celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings during an NFL International Series game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Saints 28-25. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

QB Andy Dalton to start for Saints vs. Seahawks

Veteran quarterback Andy Dalton will start Sunday for the New Orleans Saints against the Seattle Seahawks, with Jamies Winston still battling injuries.

Winston hasn’t practiced all week due to back and ankle ailments.

Dalton started last week against the Minnesota Vikings in London, with the Saints losing 28-25. But the 34-year-old Dalton was 20-for-28 passing for 236 yards and a touchdown.

“I thought Andy did a nice job. He performed well in the game, and in the second half we got into a pretty good rhythm offensively,” coach Dennis Allen said Friday. “That’s why Andy’s here. He’s a proven vet.”

In his 12th season, Dalton has a 77-70-2 record as a starter with the Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and Saints.

Dalton won’t have Michael Thomas to throw to for the second straight week, with Allen declaring Thomas out with a foot injury. Fellow wideout Jarvis Landry was limited in practice this week with an ankle injury and is questionable, but Allen said he thinks Landry will play.

The Saints (1-3) and the Seahawks (2-2) met last season in Seattle, with the Saints winning 13-10.

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Sep 25, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA;  New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) throws the ball against the Carolina Panthers during the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Saints QB Jameis Winston, WR Michael Thomas miss practice again

For the second straight day, New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston and wide receiver Michael Thomas were unable to practice Thursday.

Their statuses do not bode well for the two starters playing in Sunday’s Week 5 game against the visiting Seattle Seahawks.

Both Winston (back, ankle) and Thomas (foot) missed the Saints’ Week 4 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in London with their respective injuries. Winston was reportedly playing through four fractured vertebrae before being sidelined.

Andy Dalton would be in line to start at quarterback again should Winston be unable to go against Seattle.

Offensive lineman Calvin Throckmorton (hip), defensive end Payton Turner (chest) and cornerback P.J. Williams (quadricep) were also non-participants in practice for the second consecutive day.

Running back Alvin Kamara (rib), who was inactive for the Week 4 game in London, was listed as a limited participant for the second day in a row.

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Sep 25, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) with the ball as Carolina Panthers cornerback Jaycee Horn (8) and linebacker Shaq Thompson (7) and safety Jeremy Chinn (21) defend in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Saints RB Alvin Kamara expects to return in Week 5

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara expects to return in Week 5 after sitting out last week, but quarterback Jameis Winston and star wideout Michael Thomas missed practice Wednesday.

All three missed last week’s loss to Minnesota in London. Kamara (rib) practiced Wednesday but was limited, while Winston (back/ankle) and Thomas (foot) are still ailing.

“Last week (against Minnesota) was kind of up in the air, didn’t go,” Kamara said Wednesday. “This week, I’m feeling great. Healthy. Ready to roll, so I’m going to be out there.”

The Saints need a spark — they’ve lost three in a row. And they need the five-time Pro Bowl running back to catch fire. Kamara has 100 yards rushing and zero touchdowns in two games.

Further, the Saints’ leading rusher in Week 4 — Latavius Murray — is now a member of the Denver Broncos, who signed the vet off the Saints’ practice squad earlier this week.

Andy Dalton continued taking first-team reps at quarterback Wednesday. Dalton threw for 236 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings in place of Winston.

“The only update is he’s still rehabbing and right now, the plan is, I want to get him healthy,” Saints coach Dennis Allen said of Winston. “We’ll see where he’s at. He’s getting better. We’re just trying to get him healthy.”

Thomas was off to a hot start, hauling in 16 catches for 171 yards and three TDs in three games. But he still has rehab left on his ailing toe.

Wide receiver Jarvis Landry (ankle) and tight end Taysom Hill, who scored a touchdown last week, were listed as limited in practice. Hill is also battling a rib injury.

The Saints (1-3) host the Seattle Seahawks (2-2) on Sunday.

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