Cowboys cut DT McCoy
The Cowboys released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on Tuesday, a day after he suffered a season-ending leg injury.
McCoy tore his right quadriceps muscle while engaging defensive tackle Antwaun Woods during a drill in the Cowboys’ first padded practice of training camp Monday.
The injury waiver means the Cowboys will pay only the $3 million signing bonus on the three-year, $18 million contract McCoy signed as a free agent during the offseason.
McCoy, 32, was the first of four significant additions that Cowboys made on their defensive line in free agency. He and Dontari Poe were expected to help fill the middle, while pass rushers Aldon Smith and Everson Griffen were added to make things easier for DeMarcus Lawrence on the outside.
Browns RB Chubb out with concussion
Browns Pro Bowl running back Nick Chubb was put in concussion protocol after he suffered a head injury while being tackled during the team’s first fully padded practice.
Chubb, who finished second in the NFL last season with 1,494 yards, was taken down Monday by a high tackle by second-year linebacker Mack Wilson.
Flores, Pearson finalists for Hall of Fame
Two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Tom Flores and standout wide receiver Drew Pearson are finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2021.
Flores, the first Hispanic coach in the NFL, had a 105-90 career record with the Raiders and Seahawks. He took the Raiders to Super Bowl victories in 1981 and 1984.
An undrafted free agent, Pearson played his entire 11-year career with the Cowboys, making three All-Pro teams.
Vikings add ex-Illini LB Nickerson
The Vikings signed linebacker Hardy Nickerson. Nickerson played three seasons for the Bengals, appearing in 37 games and making nine starts. He was undrafted in 2017 out of Illinois, where he played for his father, thendefensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson Sr.