News and Notes 7/30

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Ross Cockrell suffers serious injury

Cornerback Ross Cockrell just signed a two-year deal with the Panthers this off season, but his first season as a Panther was short-lived as he suffered a serious leg injury yesterday in practice. So serious that the Panthers ended practice after the injury happened.

The injury turned out to be a leg fracture, which is obviously serious and will result in him missing the whole season. With Daryl Williams already suffering a serious injury for Carolina this has been a less than ideal start to training camp.

Broncos suffer a pair of injuries

Yesterday at practice Garett Bolles suffered a scare when he had to leave practice after being hit in the chin. He was then evaluated for a concussion, but the good news from Denver is that he passed the concussion tests he took.

The other injury that happened for Denver was linebacker Brandon Marshall. Marshall suffered a wrist injury, although coach Vance Joseph said the injury was not serious.

These are two important players for Denver so seeing them get dinged up was concerning but it appears the Broncos have dodged some bullets.

Vikings extend one of their best weapons

The Vikings have invested a lot of money on the offensive side of the ball this off season, most notably Kirk Cousins.

They put even more money into the offense by giving Stefon Diggs a five-year extension for $72 million, with $40 million of it being guaranteed.

Diggs has yet to have a 1,000 yard season in the NFL, but he is a very reliable target when he gets the ball thrown to him and he is coming off of a career-high 8 touchdowns last season.

Diggs and Adam Thielen make for one of the best wide receiver duos in the league and getting Diggs locked up was of course a good decision as the Vikings are in a Super Bowl window.

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