Abram, Simmons among 2nd-year players poised for breakouts
Instead, the rookie safety injured his shoulder in the season opener and didnt play again last season. Now Abram is one of several second-year players poised for a breakout season in 2020. While Abrams season was cut short because of an injury, Tennessee first-round defensive tackle Jeffrey Simmons started late because of one. Simmons recovered in time to play nine games of the regular season and three playoff games. He showed flashes as a rookie with 59 catches for 680 yards and five TDs despite substandard quarterback play from Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges.
Former Colts receiver Chester Rogers signs with Dolphins
MIAMI Wide receiver Chester Rogers signed with the Miami Dolphins, providing a reinforcement at a position where two players earlier opted out for the season. Rogers started 22 games in 2016-19 with the Indianapolis Colts. He has 111 career receptions for 1,221 yards and five touchdowns. Miami earlier signed receiver Ricardo Louis. Receivers Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns opted out because of the coronavirus.
The Latest: Lions activate Golladay from COVID-19 list
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Detroit Lions have activated wide receiver Kenny Golladay from the reserve/COVID-19 list. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. ___Louisville has paused workouts for mens and womens soccer, field hockey and volleyball after 29 members of those programs tested positive for COVID-19. Team members who have not tested positive or been identified through contract tracing may be permitted to return to on-campus workouts on Aug. 10. He is the second Browns guard to opt out, following Drew Forbes.