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NFL Notes: Ezekiel Elliott, Rams, Steelers, Vikings

Ezekiel Elliott

  • The Dallas Cowboys announced Wednesday that RB Ezekiel Elliott is not practicing for the second straight day after he was involved in a “minor car accident” on Sunday night and suffered a head injury.
  • According to Jane Slater of NFL Media, Elliott will workout off to the side of practice Wednesday as a precaution.

Rams

Rams franchise CB Trumaine Johnson told reporters that he understands that the team wants to see how he performs in Wade Phillips’ defensive scheme before getting serious about a long-term extension.

“But so far, so good, man,” Johnson said of the situation, via Alden Gonzalez of ESPN. “I like it. I like it here. I like the defense. I’m trying to pick Wade Phillips’ brain every day. He’s won a Super Bowl, he’s been to the playoffs. You’re talking about a Hall of Fame coach. So it’s cool right now, man. Just being around my teammates also, that I’ve been around a couple of years now, it’s been fun.

“Overall, you always want a long-term deal,” Johnson said. “But right now, my focus is here, with these OTAs. We have until July 15, so I’m going to let my agent handle the business side and I’m just going to handle the football side.

Steelers

  • Ed Bouchette reports that Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt underwent surgery on his hand and is not practicing with the team right now.
  • According to Bouchette, the injury is not expected to affect him during the regular season.

Vikings

  • Tom Pelissero reports Vikings new RB Latavius Murray is still sporting a walking boot on his surgically repaired ankle but is still expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
  • According to Ben Goessling, Michael Floyd‘s one-year contract with the Vikings includes a $1.16M base salary, and per-game roster bonuses worth up to $250K.

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