August 17, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) prior to their preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

Morning Headlines: Recapping Friday's NFL Preseason Action



Lions All-Pro WR Calvin Johnson appears to be in midseason form after nabbing five catches for 111 yards and a TD against the Ravens.


In NBA news, Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka has reached agreement on a four-year, $40-million plus contract extension


Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon caught four balls for 48 yards and a touchdown in his preseason debut Friday night.


Titans WR Kenny Britt could end up with a “short suspension.”


Bucs RB LeGarrette Blount suffered a knee injury in Friday night’s preseason game against the Titans, but was later seen walking around without ice or a brace on his leg.


The Chiefs signed franchise WR Dwayne Bowe to a one-year, $9.515 million contract.


Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill completed 11-of-23 passes for 100 yards in the Dolphins’ second preseason game Friday night against Carolina.


The Steelers have activated RB Rashard Mendenhall and NT Casey Hampton  from the PUP list. Mendenhall was at one point projected to miss all of the 2012 season after having offseason ACL surgery, and he still won’t be ready for Week 1 and could miss most of the Steelers’ September games.


Cowboys tailback Ed Wesley showed up 15 minutes late for a Friday walk-through practice on the last day of training camp, and the Cowboys decided to cut him.


The Steelers left tackle battle between Max Starks and Mike Adams is close to beginning once Starks is fully recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered seven months ago.


WR Deion Branch could be on the bubble in New England.


Steelers FB David Johnson and RB John Clay passed through waivers unclaimed and went on IR.


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