One player's status was clarified Tuesday as the regular-season opener countdown reached single digits. But another player could be on the move before Week 1 gets underway if negotiations go smoothly over the next week.
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One player's status was clarified Tuesday as the regular-season opener countdown reached single digits.
But another player could be on the move before Week 1 gets underway if negotiations go smoothly over the next week.
Ezekiel Elliott training with Marshall Faulk during holdout
The Cowboys star is staying in shape by working out with the Hall of Fame running back in Mexico, and while Faulk acknowledged Elliott is in prime shape, he admitted training isn't the same as seeing in-game action.
"His fitness is great, but playing in games is different," Faulk told ESPN . "My job is to close that gap with putting him in active game situations. The only thing we can't simulate is the contact."
It remains unclear if Elliott will extend his holdout into the regular season even though the Cowboys reportedly offered to make him the league's second-highest paid rusher, which would net him an average salary between $13.125 and $14.375 million.
Jadeveon Clowney making jump to Dolphins?
Miami is rumored to be interested in trading for the Texans linebacker, who reportedly already met with Dolphins coach Brian Flores and other members of the organization. But Clowney, who has yet to sign his one-year tender worth $15.967 million and recently parted with longtime agent Bus Cook, reportedly prefers the Seahawks or Eagles as his potential destination.
Still, the Miami Herald further noted the Dolphins and Texans had "re-engaged" to explore a possible trade and that the Dolphins "consider themselves the leader in the sweepstakes to land the pass rusher."