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Dolphins release former Eagles high-priced CB Byron Maxwell

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Dolphins release former Eagles high-priced CB Byron Maxwell

DAVIE, Fla. — Cornerback Byron Maxwell has been released by the Miami Dolphins, who signed David Fales to reinforce depth at quarterback.

With Jay Cutler nursing cracked ribs, Fales is expected to back up Matt Moore in Thursday's game at Baltimore.

Fales was with the Dolphins in training camp and cut before the season. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2014, but has never thrown a pass in an NFL game.

Maxwell, a seven-year veteran, lost his starting job to rookie Cordrea Tankersley before Game 3 and had been inactive the past four weeks. His salary this season was $8.5 million, and his release frees up significant salary cap room.

Redskins: Banged up on short week vs. Cowboys
WASHINGTON — Washington coach Jay Gruden says there's a chance injured right guard Brandon Scherff can play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

Scherff sprained the MCL in his left knee and hurt his lower back during the Redskins' 34-24 loss at the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. Gruden says Scherff may be able to wear a brace and start against Dallas, which would be a big help for Washington's offensive line.

Left tackle Trent Williams continues to play with an injured knee that will likely require surgery at some point, center Spencer Long has knee and quadriceps tendinitis and right tackle Morgan Moses sprained both ankles.

Gruden will not overwork his team this week with the mounting injury concerns that include linebacker Preston Smith's groin, safety Stefan McClure's hamstring and rookie cornerback Fabian Moreau's hamstring.

Gruden expects cornerback Josh Norman (rib), safety Deshazor Everett (hamstring) and backup offensive lineman Tyler Catalina (concussion) to return to practice later in the week.

Raiders: Lynch's appeal of 1-game suspension denied
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Marshawn Lynch's appeal of his one-game suspension for shoving an official was denied Tuesday and the running back will miss Oakland's game this week at Buffalo.

Appeals officer James Thrash, who was appointed jointly by the league and the NFLPA, upheld the one-game ban without pay.

Lynch will not be allowed to be with the Raiders until Oct. 30.

Lynch was suspended for coming off the sideline during a scuffle in the second quarter and then shoving a game official during Oakland's 31-30 victory over Kansas City last Thursday night. The ban will cost him more than $100,000 in salary and per game roster bonuses (see full story).

Colts: Ex-linebacker Mathis accused of intoxicated driving
CARMEL, Ind. — Former Indianapolis Colts defensive star and current assistant coach Robert Mathis has been jailed on a preliminary charge of driving while intoxicated.

Police in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel say the 36-year-old Mathis was arrested on the misdemeanor charge early Tuesday after driving the wrong way on a one-way street and not signaling a turn.

Mathis retired as a player at the end of last season following a 14-year career with the Colts, during which he was named to the Pro Bowl six times. He holds the team's record with 123 sacks. Mathis is now on the Colts coaching staff as a pass rush consultant.

Colts spokesman Avis Roper says the team is aware of the arrest but didn't have immediate comment. Jail records didn't list an attorney for Mathis.

Ex-Eagle Byron Maxwell gets totally burned by Torrey Smith for 50-yard TD

Ex-Eagle Byron Maxwell gets totally burned by Torrey Smith for 50-yard TD

Sometimes when you open your mouth and say things, it comes back to bite you. That was the case on Thursday night when the Philadelphia Eagles took on the Miami Dolphins.

You may remember the Eagles traded cornerback Byron Maxwell to the Dolphins for some cap space and a bucket of crab fries back in 2016.

Welp with the Dolphins returning to Philly this week, Maxwell said he wanted to show the Eagles organization that they "messed up."

Maybe they did, maybe they didn't. But it was Maxwell who clearly messed up in the first quarter of tonight's preseason contest.

Maxwell lined up on Torrey Smith with the Birds at midfield in the first quarter. It's not entirely clear what happened next except for Smith catching a 50-yard touchdown and making it look easy.

Dolphins safety Reshad Jones and Maxwell clearly had some words after the botched play. There was clearly a coverage miscommunication. 

Watch the nice toss from Wentz below:

Eagles fans had some fun with it.

The Birds lead the Dolphins by a score of 7-0 midway through the 1st quarter at the time of this posting.https://twitter.com/Common__Curtesy/status/899653669527879682

Eagles-Dolphins practice 10 observations: Alshon Jeffery's big day

Eagles-Dolphins practice 10 observations: Alshon Jeffery's big day

Training camp is technically over, but the Dolphins are in town for two joint practices before Thursday's preseason game at the Linc.

The Eagles and Dolphins held a lengthy pre-solar eclipse practice under the full power of the sun on Monday morning into the afternoon.

Here are 10 observations from the joint session:

1. *Clears throat* injuries: Brandon Graham and Jordan Hicks left early on Monday. No word about Hicks yet, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Graham suffered a strained tricep that wasn't considered serious. With Graham inside, rookie Derek Barnett took first-team reps at left defensive end. And second-year player Joe Walker filled in for Hicks because Najee Goode wasn't practicing, either.

Barnett returned to practice on Monday after missing Sunday with what Doug Pederson called a "lower-body injury."

2. Plenty of notable folks came out to watch practice today: Charles Barkley, Marvin Harrison, Freddie Mitchell, Stephen Tulloch.

Tulloch, who spent last season with the Eagles, retired this offseason. He's enjoying his retirement but was happy to check out practice on Monday. He owes a lot to Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and Dolphins DC Matt Burke, the latter of whom was with Tulloch in Tennessee and Detroit also.

3. Carson Wentz got a ton of reps on Monday because the Dolphins didn't come all the way here to practice against themselves. He went to Alshon Jeffery a ton on Monday during 11-on-11s and 7-on-7s. Jeffery had one of his best days of the summer.

"He's very physical," Byron Maxwell said. "Getting off the line, you definitely need that too. Philadelphia, they've got three different receivers that can do different things. You've got [Torrey Smith] that can take you deep. Jeffery is a guy that can use his body well."

The best ball Wentz threw all day, though, came on a deep pass to Torrey Smith, who beat old friend Maxwell for a touchdown.

A couple plays later, Wentz hit Jeffery for a touchdown after Maxwell was beaten again. On that one, it looked like Maxwell might have expected safety help that never came.

4. Maxwell and Kiko Alonso had rough returns to their old practice fields. Maxwell was beaten for three touchdowns, two to Smith and one to Jeffery, while Alonso was beaten on a quick pass to Darren Sproles near the goal line.

5. If you were hoping to hear about fights or chippy play between the two teams on Monday, it didn't really happen. The closest it got was when Malcolm Jenkins and Kenny Stills jawed a little bit after a completed pass to Stills from Jay Cutler. Nothing came of it. Although, Jenkins is the odds-on favorite to get in a fight from the Eagles' defensive players. For the offense, Jason Kelce gets the nod.

6. Cutler had a pretty good day against the Eagles' defense. After practice, the quarterback who the Dolphins lured out of retirement said he feels pretty rested after joining the team late, looked like it. He was whizzing footballs into his receivers. He kept finding Jarvis Landry in the end zone during red zone work.

7. The Eagles ran a fake field goal on Monday! Donnie Jones took the snap from Jon Dorenbos and rolled right before hitting Brent Celek. It worked!

8. Nick Foles has looked really good since coming back from his elbow injury. It's almost shocking how much better than Matt McGloin he is. On Monday, he kept connecting with Trey Burton. That could be something to watch if Foles ever plays in a game this season.

9. Nelson Agholor made a great catch with a Dolphins defender blanketing him. It was probably the catch of the day.

10. Wentz's arm isn't showing any signs of fatigue after a long summer. He absolutely threw a rocket to Mack Hollins. The laser of a throw made a loud sound as it collided with Hollins, who went to the ground to catch it. It was a perfect throw where only Hollins could get it.

Stupid Observation of the Day: Yes, Kiko Alonso was of course rocking a crop top on Monday.