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09/02 Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham will sit out the team's final preseason game
Source: Brad Wilbricht via SCOUT.com

Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham will not make the trip to Denver to play in the team's fourth and final preseason game. Gresham missed all of the offseason while recovering from back surgery and then injured his hamstring during training camp. He did not play in any preseason games. While his role is still undefined, he is expected to make the team, much in part due to the fact the C... [Read More]
09/02 Jaguars QB Blake Bortles 'is playing with a lot of good poise right now'
Source: Charlie Bernstein via SCOUT.com

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has vastly improved this preseason. His head coach Gus Bradley attributes this to his to his poise and preparation. "I think Blake is playing with a lot of good poise right now," Bradley said. "He looks to me like he's very well-prepared [and] he understands what he needs to do." ... [Read More]
09/02 Packers WR Jeff Janis 'hasn't fully won over his quarterback yet'
Source: Bill Huber via SCOUT.com

Green Bay Packer wide receiver Jeff Janis "hasn't fully won over his quarterback yet." This is why he has fallen behind rookie Ty Montgomery for the WR3 spot. Aaron Rodgers spoke about Janis's inconsistency and struggles. "Jeff will have some great days and some days where mentally he's making too many mistakes," Rodgers said. "The talent and athleticism is there. We just need to see from all thos... [Read More]
09/02 Saints QB Drew Brees 'has a great comfort level with' WR Brandon Coleman
Source: New Orleans Saints via Twitter

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman has earned the trust of his quarterback Drew Brees. Brees reportedly "has a great comfort level with" Coleman. Coleman started ahead of Marques Colston in the Saints' third preseason game and projects to be the team's WR2 this season. ... [Read More]
09/02 Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews could be named starter in Miami
Source: Barry Jackson via miamiherald.typepad.com

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Rishard Matthews could be named a starter this season. In the Dolphins' third preseason game, Matthews started ahead of Kenny Stills. Matthews could very well surpass both Stills and Greg Jennings. Matthews has had an excellent summer and has done a complete 180. He went from demanding a trade and being on the roster bubble to saying he's, "glad I'm here for another y... [Read More]
09/02 Dolphins TE Dion Sims viewed as a starter by HC Joe Philbin
Source: Barry Jackson via miamiherald.typepad.com

Miami Dolphins tight end Dion Sims has quietly developed into a very good player. So good that his head coach Joe Phibin views him as a starter along with Jordan Cameron. There have even been some reports that Sims has been the better of the Dolphins TEs this summer. Sims is very likely to be the lone tight end on rushing downs and will contribute in the passing game as well. ... [Read More]
09/02 Giants WR Victor Cruz is 'very much in doubt' for Week 1
Source: Mike Clay via Twitter

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is "very much in doubt" for Week 1. The injury hindering him is a calf injury. It is not his surgically repaired knee or even the same leg. Still, it could come from overcompensating for the injured knee in training camp. He is questionable at best for the season opener. However, he's trending toward doubtful. ... [Read More]
09/02 There is growing concern Bills RB LeSean McCoy won't be ready Week 1
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy may not be ready for the season opener after all. Head coach Rex Ryan has said he's cautiously optimistic, but doubts are beginning to surface. A source told ESPN's Josina Anderson that McCoy isn't close to full speed and there's no way he'll be in football shape by Week 1. Ryan has also expressed some doubts. "Well we certainly expect him to be ready to go,... [Read More]
09/02 Bills QB Matt Cassel expected to be released by Saturday
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Cassel is expected to be cut by the team by Saturday. Cassel has been outperformed by both Tyrod Taylor and E.J. Manuel this summer and it hasn't been all that close. Releasing Cassel would save the team $4.75 million in cap space. His release is not guaranteed but very probable at this point. ... [Read More]
09/02 Bills QB E.J. Manuel expected to backup Tyrod Taylor
Source: Vic Carucci via Twitter

Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel has earned the QB2 job behind starter Tyrod Taylor. Manuel has performed well this preseason, completing 66.7 percent of his passes with a TD-to-INT ratio of 4-to-0. He also has strong support from general manager Doug Whaley, who selected him in the first round in the 2013 draft. He will be the primary backup this season and will starter if Taylor falters. ... [Read More]
09/02 Redskins RB Matt Jones not injured, team's just being cautious
Source: Mike Jones via washingtonpost.com

Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones has been held out of back-to-back practices. However, head coach Jay Gruden insists it is only the team being cautious and allowing him to rest. "Obviously, when he gets the ball he runs very, very hard," Gruden said of the 6-foot-2, 231-pound third-round pick. "He just needed a little bit of extra time, a little extra treatment room, but there's no inj... [Read More]
09/01 Raiders waive WR Kenbrell Thompkins
Source: Chris McClain via SCOUT.com

The Raiders have waived wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins. Thompkins was once a very promising undrafted rookie in New England. This is only his third NFL season but he finds himself cut from his second team. Still, he's young and will likely catch on somewhere. ... [Read More]
09/01 Bengals release WR Denarius Moore
Source: Bengals Insider Staff via SCOUT.com

The Bengals have released wide receiver Denarius Moore. There was hope reuniting with offensive coordinator Hue Jackson would revive his career, clearly that was not the case. This is what BengalsInsider.com had to say about the situation, "(The Bengals) Terminated the contract of fifth-year wide receiver Denarius Moore, releasing him to free agency. Moore signed with the Bengals as an unrestricte... [Read More]
09/01 Panthers cut WR Jarrett Boykin
Source: Brandon Croce via SCOUT.com

The Carolina Panthers have released wide receiver Jarrett Boykin. He has been a major disappointment since coming over from Green Bay. When the Panthers traded for Kevin Norwood, it made Boykin expendable. He is now eligible to sign with any team that will have him. ... [Read More]
09/01 Saints waived/injured WR Nick Toon
Source: Scott Alexander via SCOUT.com

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Nick Toon (ankle) has been waived/injured by the team. This mean he will have to clear waivers and will then go on season ending I.R. for the Saints. Once he is healthy, the two sides will likely agree on a buyout or he'll just be waived completely. This will allow him to sign on with another team. However, he will not play a snap for New Orleans in 2015. ... [Read More]
09/01 Ravens TE Maxx Williams expected to be ready for Week 1
Source: Jamison Hensley via espn.com

Baltimore Ravens tight end Maxx Williams missed last week's preseason game with an undisclosed injury. However, his head coach John Harbaugh says it's nothing major and they're just being cautious. He should be ready for Week 1. "He's got an issue that we just can't get him banged around," Harbaugh said. "He's practicing, so he should be there for Denver. We just want to protect him from the bump... [Read More]
09/01 Federal judge Richard Berman expects a decision this week in Patriots QB Tom Brady's case
Source: Albert Breer via Twitter

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can expect a decision from federal judge Richard Berman no later than Friday. This comes directly from Berman. Regardless of what the ruling is, there's a good chance there will be an appeal especially if Brady loses. Which would likely result in Brady suiting up Week 1 against the Steelers. ... [Read More]
09/01 Browns QB Johnny Manziel dealing with tendinitis in his elbow
Source: Fred Greetham via SCOUT.com

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel believes his elbow injury is just tendinitis. He says it's something he's dealt with since college. "I think the past couple days, (the arm) has made good progress to get back to where it needs to be. It's really something I've dealt with every football season since (Texas) A & M," Manziel said. "I think it's just a little bit of elbow/ forearm, som... [Read More]
09/01 Jaguars TE Julius Thomas will undergo surgery on Wednesday
Source: Charlie Bernstein via SCOUT.com

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is scheduled to have surgery on his injured finger tomorrow. He is expected to miss 4-5 weeks from the day of the surgery. Marcedes Lewis and Clay Harbor will start in his absence. He projects to be the TE1 and primary red zone target when he returns. ... [Read More]
09/01 Packers WR Randall Cobb believes he'll be ready Week 1
Source: Bill Huber via SCOUT.com

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb believes he'll be ready to go Week 1 after spraining an AC joint in his shoulder. "I don't plan on missing a game," Cobb said. "I'm doing everything in my power to get back before then … It bothers me, obviously. It is an injury still. I think it will be something that'll be fine." ... [Read More]
09/01 Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has minor ankle injury
Source: Nick Athan via SCOUT.com

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce avoided serious injury on Monday. He reportedly has a minor ankle sprain and it has nothing to do with his surgically repaired knee. This is what Nick Athan of WarpaintIllustrated.com had to say on the matter, "He's going to be fine. Slight ankle sprain as Andy Reid stated today. My take is if this was a game week, he'd probably not be 100% but would have... [Read More]
09/01 Seahawks RB Robert Turbin has high-ankle sprain
Source: Rob Rang via SCOUT.com

Seattle Seahawks running back is dealing with a high-ankle sprain. This injury tends to linger and could possibly force him to miss sometime. Luckily he does have some time to recover. The injury could explain why they brought in Fred Jackson for a meeting. The team clearly has no faith in Christine Michael. ... [Read More]
09/01 Cardinals WR Michael Floyd catching 'soft passes'
Source: Kent Somers via Twitter

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd was catching "soft passes" today. He reportedly looked comfortable doing so. There is optimism that he will be ready to play Week 1 after undergoing surgery to repair three dislocated fingers that pierced through the palm of his hand. He projects to be a starter. ... [Read More]
09/01 Bears WR Alshon Jeffery's injury beginning to cause concern
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been sidelined with a "mild calf strain". However, the injury is beginning to cause some concerns. We really don't know what the injury is since it turns out head coach John Fox is a liar. We learned that with the Kevin White injury. On top of that, Fox is being very evasive when questioned about Jeffery.This is a situation that needs to be monitored... [Read More]
09/01 Titans RB David Cobb in walking boot
Source: Greg Arias via SCOUT.com

Tennessee Titans running back David Cobb is in a walking boot and continues to rehab his calf injury. He remains week to week and is not looking good for Week 1. He is still considered questionable, however, he may be leaning more on the side of doubtful at this point. Bishop Sankey is projected to be the starter with Antonio Andrews behind him, assuming Cobb is sidelined. ... [Read More]
09/01 Steelers WR Antonio Brown restructures contract
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has restructured his contract. He allowed the team to convert $2 million of his 2016 salary into a signing bonus. Next season will be a contract year for Brown. This season he's only set to make $8 million despite being the most productive wideout in the league. However, he made it clear that he would not holdout. ... [Read More]
09/01 Dolphins OT Branden Albert will start Week 1 barring setback
Source: Eric Roddy via SCOUT.com

Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Branden Albert will be in the starting lineup Week 1 barring a setback. It was recently reported he could miss the first few weeks but that no longer appears to be the case. Albert starts at left tackle and protects Ryan Tannehill's blindside. He's a former Pro-Bowler and a much needed piece on the Dolphins offensive line. ... [Read More]
09/01 Jets TE Jace Amaro placed on I.R. with torn labrum
Source: Connor Hughes via SCOUT.com

New York Jets tight end Jace Amaro has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn labrum in his shoulder. Amaro was originally hurt in the team's first preseason game and had reportedly been having a very difficult time recovering. The team was already reportedly down on the second-year tight end. ... [Read More]
09/01 Cardinals RB Chris Johnson 'should be playing on Thursday'
Source: Josina Anderson via Twitter

Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson is expected to make his team debut in their fourth and final preseason matchup. ESPN's Josina Anderson reports "Chris Johnson will get reps today during team drills and "should be playing on Thursday.'" ... [Read More]
09/01 Falcons WR Roddy White to resume at least some activity next week
Source: Bill Shanks via SCOUT.com

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White had his elbow scoped last week. He is expected to resume practicing next week, although, it may be on a limited basis. He is expected to be in the starting lineup Week 1. It's as good sign that he'll be able to practice for a full week after having the procedure so recently. ... [Read More]
09/01 Jaguars TE Clay Harbor expected to step in for Julius Thomas
Source: Charlie Bernstein via SCOUT.com

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is expected to miss about 4-5 weeks after undergoing hand surgery. Clay Harbor is expected to step into Thomas' role and lineup along with Marcedes Lewis is the Jags two-tight end base formation. ... [Read More]
09/01 Panthers WR Devin Funchess returned to practice Tuesday
Source: Brandon Croce via SCOUT.com

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess left practice Monday after re-aggravating a hamstring injury. Fortunately, he returned to practice on Tuesday and appears to be okay. With Kelvin Benjamin out for the season with a torn ACL, the Panthers are going to need him. Funchess is now the projected WR1 in Carolina. ... [Read More]
09/01 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta placed on the reserve/PUP list
Source: Aaron Wilson via SCOUT.com

Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has officially been placed on the reserve/PUP list. Pitta will miss the first six games of the season. However, there is a very strong chance he misses more. It's even possible he's played his last game in the NFL. ... [Read More]
09/01 Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders expected to play Week 1
Source: Chad Jensen via SCOUT.com

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is fully expected to be ready to play Week 1. Sanders returned to practice Monday after missing more than three weeks with a hamstring injury. However, he'll be suiting up when the Broncos kickoff their season. He is expected to start on the outside and slide into the slot in three-wide sets. ... [Read More]
09/01 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has best day of practice Monday
Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter via myajc.com

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury, had his best day of practice on Monday. He was more active than he had been and his head coach Dan Quinn is very excited. "That was encouraging for us," Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. "To see him go and move. We'll take it to the next step (on Tuesday) … He caught it well out of the backfield. He ran... [Read More]
09/01 Giants WR Victor Cruz not sure he'll play Week 1
Source: Ebenezer Samuel via nydailynews.com

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is no longer certain he'll be able to suit up week one. He's dealing with a calf strain and he may not be healthy enough to play in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Cruz says the goal is to play, but he's not sure he can. "Nothing's been set in stone in terms of playing that first week or not playing that first week," he said. "I'm still exci... [Read More]
09/01 Browns QB Connor Shaw placed on injured reserve
Source: Fred Greetham via SCOUT.com

Cleveland Browns quarterback Connor Shaw has been placed on season ending injured reserve after breaking his thumb on his throwing hand. He underwent surgery in August and is expected to be fine for the 2016 season. Shaw had been competing for the QB3 job in Cleveland. ... [Read More]
09/01 Colts WR T.Y. Hilton completed the league's concussion protocol
Source: Phillip B. Wilson via SCOUT.com

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has completed the league's concussion protocol and is expected to be cleared for Thursday according to ESPNs' Britt McHenry. However, it remains to be seen if he will actually play. Even if he was fully healthy, the starters may be sitting out the team's final preseason game. ... [Read More]
09/01 Patriots acquire WR Jalen Saunders from the Saints
Source: Chris Simoneau via SCOUT.com

The New England Patriots have acquired wide receiver Jalen Saunders from the New Orleans Saints. Saunders has been more of a return specialist than anything else. However, the Pats are losing WRs at a rapid pace. Saunders could see some playing time, at least early on in the season. Saunders was on the roster bubble in New Orleans. ... [Read More]
09/01 Panthers acquire WR Kevin Norwood from the Seahawks
Source: Brandon Croce via SCOUT.com

The Carolina Panthers acquired Kevin Norwood from the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2017. Norwood will help fill out one of the shallowest WR corps in the NFL. They lack any depth now that Kelvin Benjamin is out for the season. Norwood's role is undefined at the moment. ... [Read More]
09/01 Lions RB Joique Bell is still the RB1 in Detroit
Source: Kyle Meinke via mlive.com

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell was activated off the PUP list and immediately began taking reps with the first team. Despite the emergence of rookies Ameer Abdullah and Zach Zenner, Bell is still the primary ball carrier in Detroit. He says he feels much better than he expected. "I did everything with the ones," Bell said. "I was limited, as far as reps, but I did everything. Everything f... [Read More]
09/01 Jets RB Chris Ivory 'is the unquestioned starter'
Source: Zach Braziller via nypost.com

New York Jets running back is the unquestioned starter on the team. His performance and usage during the preseason and training camp pretty much confirms this. One of the big men that clears the way for him, Willie Colon, loves the way Ivory plays. "We plan to be physical. That's the only way we're going to be successful, if we're physical and we set the tone and we kind of lead the way," Colon sa... [Read More]
08/31 Raiders waive RB Trent Richardson
Source: Chris McClain via SCOUT.com

The Oakland Raiders have waived running back Trent Richardson. He was dreadfully bad in Indianapolis and carried it over to Oakland. He averaged just 2.8 yards per carry this preseason and predominantly ran against third-team defenses. After being cut by the Raiders, Richardson has hit rock bottom. ... [Read More]
08/31 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker returned to practice Monday
Source: Adam H. Beasley via miamiherald.com

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker returned to practice today and the team is cautiously optimistic he'll be able to suit up in the season opener. He is still in the process of recovering from a procedure on his foot in June to replace a screw in his foot. Head coach Joe Philbin just wants to get him reps and see where he's at. "We've got to get him some reps," Philbin said. "Get him use... [Read More]
08/31 Chiefs TE Travis Kelce leaves practice with a leg injury
Source: Nick Athan via SCOUT.com

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce left practice today with a leg injury. The extent of the injury is unknown, however, he was able to walk off under his own power. He did not return to practice. Kelce missed all of 2013 and underwent microfracture surgery in his knee. ... [Read More]
08/31 Steelers Kicker Garrett Hartley placed on season-ending I.R.
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Garrett Hartley's season is over. He has been placed on season-ending injured reserve after suffering a severe hamstring injury in the team's third preseason game. The Steelers traded a sixth-round pick for Josh Scobee, who will be the team's starting kicker moving forward barring injury or a meltdown. ... [Read More]
08/31 Jaguars TE Julius Thomas expected to need surgery, which will cause him to miss 4-5 weeks
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is now expected to require surgery on a tendon in his finger. The surgery will force him to miss 4-5 weeks. He will seek out a second opinion but as of now his availability for the start of the season does not look good. ... [Read More]
08/31 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has his four-game suspension upheld
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has had his four-game suspension upheld. His appeal never really had much of a chance. The suspension is for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He reportedly failed multiple drug tests for marijuana. ... [Read More]
08/31 Redskins WR DeSean Jackson will be ready for the season opener
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been dealing with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder. There was some concern that he could be in danger of missing the season opener. ESPN's Britt McHenry reports that D-Jax will be ready to go Week 1. This is very good news for a Redskins team that could really use some. ... [Read More]
08/31 Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders returns to practice
Source: Chad Jensen via SCOUT.com

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders returned to team drills today. He had been sidelined with a hamstring injury. While he was a bit limited, it's still a very good sign that he's back on the field. He is fully expected to be ready for Week 1. ... [Read More]
08/31 Lions RB Joique Bell activated from PUP list
Source: Nate Caminata via SCOUT.com

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell has finally been activated off the PUP list. Bell has missed all of the offseason, training camp and preseason while recovering from Achilles' and knee procedures. He projects to step in Week 1 as the team's primary ball carrier. Bell also missed all of camp last year with injury and stepped in Week 1. ... [Read More]
08/31 Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is in the league's concussion protocol
Source: Phillip B. Wilson via SCOUT.com

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is in the leagues concussion protocol. He suffered a concussion in the Colts' third preseason game. He will have two weeks to recover before the start of the regular season. While he should be ready for Week 1, you never really know for sure with concussions. ... [Read More]
08/31 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston dealing with a sprained ankle
Source: Justin Pawlowski via SCOUT.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is dealing with a sprained ankle. Although initial reports were that Winston's ankle was fine after the team's most recent preseason game, it was apparent to anybody watching that he was at least somewhat injured. The ankle is impacting his play on the field. He should be fine by Week 1. ... [Read More]
08/31 Giants WR Victor Cruz says the team is just being cautious with him
Source: Rick Laughland via SCOUT.com

New York Giants wide receiver says the swelling has gone down in his calf and he's fine. He says the Giants are simply being cautious. He is unlikely to play in Thursdays final preseason came but is expected to be ready for the season opener. ... [Read More]
08/31 Panthers WR Devin Funchess re-aggravated his hamstring on Monday
Source: Joe Person via Twitter

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess reportedly "aggravated the hamstring injury that's bothered him throughout preseason." He's very questionable for the team's final preseason game on Thursday. However, the team is hopeful and optimistic he'll be ready for the season opener. ... [Read More]
08/31 Jaguars WR Marqise Lee compared to an 'albino tiger at the zoo' and not in a good way
Source: Hays Carlyon via jacksonville.com

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee has been such a rare participant in practice that his offensive coordinator Greg Olson has called him out on his rare appearances. "He's to me like the albino tiger at the zoo," Olson said. "You get there and if you're lucky enough to get him to come out of the cage and see him, it's a good day. I've only seen him three times [in practice] since I've... [Read More]
08/31 Browns WR Terrelle Pryor is not in a make-or-break situation Thursday
Source: Mary Kay Cabot via cleveland.com

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is expected to make his preseason debut this Thursday. Although head coach Mike Pettine really wants to see him in action, he stated that if he can't play, it won't necessarily mean he'll be cut. "I don't want to say make or break,'' said Pettine. "I'm not going to deal with an absolute, saying he has to play, but we want to see him out there. I can't... [Read More]
08/31 Patriots QB Tom Brady and NFL made no progress in court, a decision is expected by Wednesday
Source: Chris Simoneau via SCOUT.com

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met in court today in front of U.S. District Judge Richard Berman today. Nothing was accomplished and the hearing was over in less than five minutes. The two sides have reached no sort of agreement. A decision is expected to be handed down by Wednesday. ... [Read More]
08/31 Bills QB Tyrod Taylor named starter in Buffalo
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been named the Week 1 starter according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer. Taylor has edged out Matt Cassel for the starting job. He has very little experience and is considered more of a runner than passer. Taylor has been the most impressive Bills QB this summer. ... [Read More]
08/31 Steelers acquire K Josh Scobee from Jaguars
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

The Pittsburgh Steelers have acquired kicker Josh Scobee from the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Steelers desperately need a healthy kicker. This preseason, they have already lost Shaun Suisham to a torn ACL and Garrett Hartley to a hamstring injury. It remains to be seen if Scobee will be the starter once Hartley recovers from his hamstring issue. ... [Read More]
08/31 Lions acquire TE Tim Wright from Buccaneers
Source: Justin Pawlowski via SCOUT.com

The Detroit Lions acquired tight end Tim Wright from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This is the second time in as many years that the Bucs have traded Wright. Wright is pure pass-catching TE. This deal reportedly has nothing to do with Eric Ebron not living up to expectations. ... [Read More]
08/31 Redskins QB Kirk Cousins named the starter in Washington
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been named the Week 1 starter. Robert Griffin III's future is now very much in doubt. This is not an injury situation, although, RG3 was allegedly dealing with a concussion issue. The coaching staff just thinks Cousins is the better option. ... [Read More]
08/31 Bills release RB Fred Jackson
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

The Buffalo Bills have released running back Fred Jackson. He has been a long-time staple in Buffalo and this comes as somewhat of a surprise. Especially when you consider he recently signed a contract extension and performed very well in Saturday's preseason game. Jackson is 34 years old but was projected to be the RB2. ... [Read More]
08/31 Packers WR Randall Cobb has history on his side to play Week 1
Source: Bill Huber via SCOUT.com

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is in danger of missing Week 1 with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder. However, our very own Bill Huber from Packer Report wrote an excellent article explain why Cobb will be ready for Week 1. His research points to Cobb being active when the season kicks off. That game is 14 days away. For a recent comparable, Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson suffere... [Read More]
08/31 Cowboys QB Tony Romo 'light years ahead' of 'where he was 12 months ago'
Source: Rainer Sabin via dallasnews.com

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo hasn't participated in offseason activities the past few seasons, however, he was a full participant this season. Now his QBs coach Wade Wilson says he has made a ton of progress from this time last year. "I think he's ready. I think he's light years ahead," Wilson said. "I never anticipated him to do all of the OTAs and the offseason stuff. But he was so into ... [Read More]
08/30 Ravens RB Buck Allen in HC John Harbaugh's doghouse
Source: Jamison Hensley via espn.com

Baltimore Ravens running back Buck Allen got his first shot to fill in for Lorenzo Taliaferro this week. Allen is now the primary backup in Baltimore while Taliaferro is out with a knee injury. With his first opportunity, he fumbled on the goal line and his head coach John Harbaugh is clearly frustrated. "You have to hold on to the football," Harbaugh said. "It's just not possible to put runners ... [Read More]
08/30 Rams RB Tre Mason questionable for Week 1
Source: Nate Latsch via SCOUT.com

St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason suffered a hamstring injury in the first quarter of this weekend's playoff game. His head coach Jeff Fisher said it's a mild strain but he is questionable for Week 1. "Tre has a mild hamstring strain," Fisher said. "So we'll evaluate it. We don't know how long that's going to be. He's a quick healer. It appears to be mild at this point. It will be unlikely th... [Read More]
08/30 Cardinals RB Chris Johnson forced to sit out again
Source: Brad Wilbricht via SCOUT.com

Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson was not able to make his team debut in Sunday night's game. He was once again forced to sit out with a hamstring injury. Johnson is expected to make the roster but the coaching staff would really like to see him get out on the field. His status is up in the air for the Cardinals fourth and final preseason game. ... [Read More]
08/30 Bears WR Kevin White placed on reserve/PUP list
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White has officially been placed on the reserve/PUP list. He underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his shin and now will officially miss the team's first six games of the season. However, there is no guarantee he'll be ready to play once he's eligible to return or at all this season. ... [Read More]
08/30 Steelers K Garrett Hartley doubtful for season opener with hamstring injury
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Garrett Hartley suffered a hamstring injury in Saturday's preseason game. This is the second kicker the Steelers have lost to injury this preseason. When head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about Hartley's availability for Week 1, he stated that "it doesn't look positive". There are only so many kickers out there. Look for the Steelers to add one after cuts. ... [Read More]
08/30 Lions RB Joique Bell is 'in good shape right now'
Source: Michael Rothstein via espn.com

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell has been sidelined while recovering from minor knee and Achilles' surgeries. However, his head coach Jim Caldwell says he's looking good and it sounds like he should be ready for the season opener. He missed all of training camp last year as well. "One of the things about return-to-play protocol is they give him the kind of load that he's going to experience... [Read More]
08/30 Packers WR Randall Cobb avoids disaster, questionable for Week 1
Source: Bill Huber via SCOUT.com

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb had an x-ray taken of his injured shoulder and it came back negative. The injury is significant but not disastrous. As of now he is considered questionable for Week 1. There is a strong chance he can't suit up for the opener. Cobb recounted the injury in detail. "I just caught the ball and was going down to the ground, and I had a guy land on top of me... [Read More]
08/30 Colts RB Vick Ballard dealing with another hamstring issue
Source: Phillip B. Wilson via SCOUT.com

Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard is back on the injury report. He is dealing with yet another hamstring injury and this one is more serious than the hamstring injury he sustained early in camp. It is becoming more and more likely Ballard has taken his last snap in a Colts uniform. Many around Indy are pulling for this guy. This is what Colts Blitz's Phillip B. Wilson has to say on the... [Read More]
08/29 Ravens WR Steve Smith ejected from Saturday's game
Source: Staff via SCOUT.com

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith was ejected from Saturday's preseason game. The always fiery wideout got into an altercation with Redskins defensive back Chris Culliver. Tension began to rise when Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson slammed WR Kamar Aiken on his head. So, Smith does what he always does. He burned the defense for a 63-yard touchdown, threw up a 95-yard half and violentl... [Read More]
08/29 Falcons and WR Julio Jones agrees to five-year extension
Source: Bill Shanks via SCOUT.com

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has agreed to a five-year extension with the team. The deal is reportedly worth $71.25 million with $47 million guaranteed. Jones has separated himself as the clear WR1 in Atlanta. A.J. Green is next up for a big extension. ... [Read More]
08/29 Rams RB Tre Mason leaves Saturday's game with a hamstring injury
Source: Nate Latsch via SCOUT.com

St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason was forced out of Saturday's game with a hamstring issue. He was spotted on the sideline with his right hamstring iced up and he did not return. The extent of the injury is not yet known. However, initial reports are that it's not overly serious. ... [Read More]
08/29 Browns RB Duke Johnson suffers a concussion
Source: Fred Greetham via SCOUT.com

Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson made his long awaited debut on Saturday after dealing with a hamstring issue. He promptly suffered a concussion and was forced out of the game. He has a chance to be a major factor in the Browns' offense but can't stay on the field. He will have to pass the league's concussion protocol before he can get back on the field. ... [Read More]
08/29 Bills WR Marquise Goodwin suffers rib injury
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was forced out of the team's third preseason game with a rib injury. Head coach Rex Ryan says that Goodwin may have a few broken ribs. This is bad news for a fringe wideout fighting to prove he deserves snaps. ... [Read More]
08/29 Packers WR Randall Cobb injures shoulder in Saturday's game
Source: Bill Huber via SCOUT.com

Green Bay Packers wide receiver injured his shoulder attempting to make a catch during the first series of the team's third preseason game. He immediately went to the locker room and the extent of the injury is not yet known. The Packers cannot afford to lose Cobb. Jordy Nelson will already miss the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL. ... [Read More]
08/29 Dolphins OT Branden Albert may be out until Week 3
Source: Adam Caplan via Twitter

Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert may not be ready to play until Week 3. Prior to this report by Adam Caplan, all reports said he was expected to be ready for Week 1. Perhaps there was a development. An already shaky Dolphins offensive line is really relying on Albert to return to Pro-Bowl form. ... [Read More]
08/29 Titans RB David Cobb in danger of missing Week 1
Source: Greg Arias via SCOUT.com

Tennessee Titans running back David Cobb is looking very questionable for Week 1 with a calf injury Jim Wyatt tweeted he's considered week to week. Cobb was originally considered a favorite to win the starting job. However, Bishop Sankey sits firmly atop the depth chart and Cobb isn't even guaranteed to beat out Antonio Andrews for the RB2 spot. ... [Read More]
08/29 Saints RB Khiry Robinson dealing with an undisclosed injury
Source: Mike Triplett via espn.com

New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson missed an entire week of practice with an undisclosed injury. Nonetheless, the injury is believed to be minor and he is fully expected to suit up Week 1. The Saints may be relying on him as C.J. Spiller is predictably out with a knee injury. His status for the season opener is very much in question. ... [Read More]
08/29 Jaguars TE Julius Thomas looking good for Week 1
Source: Ryan O'Halloran via Twitter

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas has been dealing with a hand issue and is considered to be in danger of missing the season opener. However, things are beginning to look favorable for his Week 1 availability. Head coach Gus Bradley stated that "everything points to" Thomas being ready for one. If nothing else, he's trending in the right direction. ... [Read More]
08/29 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman still sidelined with a hamstring issue
Source: Bill Shanks via SCOUT.com

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman will not participate in tonight's preseason game against the Miami Dolphins. He has been dealing with a hamstring issue. Although he was well ahead of Tevin Coleman in the battle for the Falcons' RB1 job prior to injury, Coleman will get the start and has the opportunity to gain ground on Freeman. As of now, Freeman is projected to be the starter ahead... [Read More]
08/29 Jaguars RB Denard Robinson has a shot to be the Week 1 starter
Source: Charlie Bernstein via SCOUT.com

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson has impressed this preseason and has a real shot to start Week 1. T.J. Yeldon was named the starting back not long after the Jags drafted him in the beginning of the third round, however, he has been badly outplayed by Robinson. The feel around the team is that Robinson could now start the season ahead of Yeldon. Robinson was a college quarterback... [Read More]
08/28 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will not be cleared for Saturday's game
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was reportedly cleared for action. However, now it turns out he has not been cleared by an independent doctor and is still in the concussion protocol. He will not be able to play against the Ravens Saturday as originally expected. This will leave the door open for Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins to make an impression on their coaching staff. The two ... [Read More]
08/28 Buccaneers WR Mike Evans feels good enough to play in this weekend's game
Source: Roy Cummings via tbo.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has been shut down for the remainder of the preseason with a minor hamstring injury. However, he says he feels good enough to play this weekend but the team is just playing it smart. I think it's smart,'' said Evans. "There's no reason to risk it. I've already proven myself. And this way I can just try to get back for Week 1 of the regular season.''... [Read More]
08/28 Panthers WR Devin Funchess will sit out tonight's game
Source: Brandon Croce via SCOUT.com

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess will not play in tonight's preseason game. He has been dealing with a hamstring injury. Although there was hope he'd be able to go, the team is going to play it safe. With Kelvin Benjamin done for the year, they cannot afford to take any risks with Funchess. ... [Read More]
08/28 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will sit out the remainder of the team's preseason games
Source: Clarence E. Hill Jr. via star-telegram.com

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant just returned to practice this week after missing extended time with a hamstring injury. There was some hope that he would be able to go in the team's third preseason game. Nevertheless, today Jerry Jones says Bryant will sit out and we won't see him this preseason. "I'm not so sure we're satisfied that it's necessary for him to extend that [hamstring] that... [Read More]
08/28 Cardinals RB Chris Johnson returns to practice
Source: Brad Wilbricht via SCOUT.com

Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson returned to practice Friday. He is returning from a hamstring injury, which cost him his team debut in last week's preseason game. His status for this weekend's game remains up in the air. He is batting with rookie David Johnson for the RB2 job. D. Johnson looked very good in the Cards' second preseason game. ... [Read More]
08/28 Raiders RB Latavius Murray garners praise from OC Bill Musgrave
Source: Scott Bair via csnbayarea.com

Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray has earned a ton of praise this summer. He has stepped up as the team's RB1 and no one has spoken higher of him than offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave. "He's made very positive impressions," Musgrave said. "He has been working a lot on his hands so he can be a good receiver out of the backfield, because we don't want a guy that's going to be a liabil... [Read More]
08/28 Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's pass-protection struggles are exaggerated
Source: Eric D. Williams via espn.com

San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon's issues in pass protection have been well documented. However, RBs coach Ollie Wilson doesn't believe they're accurate. Sure, he's still learning but Wilson is not concerned with his ability to pass block. "I know this: When he matches up, he'll put his head in and strike somebody," Wilson said. "He's a big-bodied guy, and he's long, so he keeps peop... [Read More]
08/28 Titans RB David Cobb has an injured calf and did not travel with team
Source: Greg Arias via SCOUT.com

Tennessee Titans running back David Cobb has suffered a calf injury and will not play in the team third preseason game. As a matter of fact, Cobb did not even travel to Kansas City. Bishop Sankey is the heavy favorite to be the starter. However, this is another injury issue for Cobb and it could drop him behind Antonio Andrews on the depth chart. This is a missed opportunity for Cobb. ... [Read More]
08/28 Browns WR Terrelle Pryor on track to play Saturday
Source: Jared Mueller via SCOUT.com

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is on track to play Saturday after missing the first-two preseason games with a hamstring injury. Pryor needs to play if he's going to secure a roster spot. His head coach Mike Pettine has made that very clear as of late. "We know he's a project," Pettine said. "We want him to continue to get better … It is a projection and we have less informa... [Read More]
08/28 49ers TE Vernon Davis promised larger role in the offense this season
Source: Chris Biderman via SCOUT.com

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis was promised a larger role in the offense this season. He saw a massive drop off in production in 2014. In 2013, he caught 84 passes for 850 yards and 13 touchdowns. Then last season he totaled just 26 receptions, 245 yards and two TDs. The 49ers not only want to involve Davis more, they need to. Their team and offense are in a transition period and they... [Read More]
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