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FOX Sports NFL Insiders give you the scoop on the latest news from around the gridiron. Check back here throughout the day for reports from Jay Glazer, Alex Marvez, Mike Garafolo and Peter Schrager.

Tuesday (Aug. 20)

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• Ex-Buffalo kicker Rian Lindell agreed to a contract Tuesday night with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team source told FOX Sports NFL Insider Alex Marvez. The Bucs want to provide competition for first-year kicker Derek Dimke, who is 5-for-5 on field goals in preseason games but has never appeared in a regular-season contest. (10:40 p.m. ET). Read more

•The Buffalo Bills announced the signing of free safety Jairus Byrd to a one-year franchise tender. According to FOX Sports NFL Insider Alex Marvez, the franchise tag tender was $6.9 million for Byrd. (9:31 p.m. ET)

•No final decision has been made on punishment for Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith after he swung a helmet at Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, but Smith will be suspended for at least the team's two remaining preseason games and one regular season game, according to FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer. (6:34 p.m. ET). Read more

•The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bringing in ex-Buffalo Bills kicker Rian Lindell for a tryout Thursday, a team source told FOX Sports NFL Insider Alex Marvez. Ex-Cowboys kicker David Buehler also will be trying out, FOX Sports first reported Monday. Veteran kicker Lawrence Tynes has missed almost the entire preseason for Tampa Bay because of a toe injury. Lindell was released Monday. (1:20 p.m. ET)

•An MRI on Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins' injured foot was negative, a source tells FOX Sports NFL insider Alex Marvez. Cousins, who was hurt Monday night against Pittsburgh, will be back for the Sept. 9 season-opener against Philadelphia and might play in Washington's preseason finale at Tampa Bay (12:58 p.m. ET).

Monday (Aug. 19)

•An exclusive video obtained by FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer shows an altercation where Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith swings his helmet at Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (6:30 p.m. ET). Watch video

•A source tells FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo Redskins QB Kirk Cousins suffered a mid-foot sprain to the Lisfranc joint in Monday's game against the Steelers. (3:51 p.m. ET). Read more.

•Barry Sanders also told FOX Sports NFL Insider Peter Schrager: "Adrian Peterson, in my opinion, is the best player in the NFL today at any position. I think that he will be the first running back to rush for 2000 yards multiple times in his career." (2:28 p.m. ET)

•The NFLPA is expected to file a grievance on behalf of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez because team did not pay an $82,000 workout bonus, FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo reports. (1:47 p.m. ET). Read more

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is listed as day to day after leaving Sunday's game against the Colts with a bruised heel, FOX Sports NFL Insider Peter Schrager reports. His status for Saturday's game against the Jets is uncertain. (11:43 a.m. ET)

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller facing possible six-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, source tells FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo. But suspension "could have been worse" at one point, source says. (10:22 a.m. ET). Read more

Jaguars will release WR Mohamed Massaquoi on Monday, a source told FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo. Massaquoi, a former second-round pick, signed a two-year deal with the team as a free agent in the spring. (8:31 a.m. ET)

Sunday (Aug. 18)

•Initial tests on Giants center David Baas indicate he suffered a sprained MCL in his knee in Sunday's preseason game against the Colts and will miss 3-6 weeks, sources told FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo. (10:54 p.m. ET)

•Jets DL/LB Quinton Coples will undergo a procedure on Tuesday to repair a right ankle injury, the team announced. Coples suffered a hairline fracture and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks, a source told FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo. (8:02 p.m. ET)

•Medical tests revealed Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey suffered a left foot sprain and wide receiver Wes Welker a mild right ankle sprain in Saturday's 40-10 loss to Seattle, FOX Sports NFL Insider Alex Marvez reports. There is no immediate timetable for their return but neither player is expected to miss significant playing time. (4:36 p.m. ET)

•Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller will miss the rest of the season after injuring his knee in Saturday night's preseason game, FOX Sports NFL Insider Alex Marvez reports. (11:20 a.m. ET). Read more

•Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel had a successful minor surgical procedure on his left knee early Sunday, Fox Sports NFL Insider Peter Schrager reports. He will not be on crutches and is expected to return to the field in 2 to 4 weeks. (9:59 a.m. ET). Read more

Tagged: Giants, Steelers, Texans, Richie Incognito, Antonio Smith, Broncos, Dolphins, Jaguars, Bills, Colts, Patriots, Redskins, Dustin Keller, Aaron Hernandez, Von Miller, Kirk Cousins, Jets, Buccaneers, Rian Lindell

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