Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 29, 2011 @ 09:44:45 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
The Indianapolis Colts have activated QB Peyton Manning (neck) from the Physically Unable to Perform list. Manning can now start practicing with the team.

QB | Rhett Bomar | Free Agent | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings have waived QB Rhett Bomar, S Chris Adingupu, OL Conan Amituanai, TE Ed Barham, DB Simeon Castille, LB Jonathan Gilmore, WR Andre Holmes, LB Kyle O'Donnell, K Nate Whitaker and DT Colby Whitlock.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Detroit Lions worked in some of their no-huddle offense during the third preseason game and gave opposing teams just enough tape on it to cause concern for defensive coordinators this season. QB Matthew Stafford said the players did a great job stepping up and running the system and it's one they can implement at any time during games. "It's not something we have to talk about going out on a drive and say, 'Hey, we're going to be in hurry-up.' We just get into it and get out of it, then get back into it. Makes it tough on defenses," Stafford said.

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley is looking for the team to find success on offense. After three preseason games, the Chiefs are last in the NFL in scoring and yardage on offense; with the NFL season quickly approaching, they are running out of time to correct their issues.

QB Matt Cassel looks like he needs some work. He completed six of his 13 passes for 59 yards against the St. Louis Rams. In three preseason games, he has completed just 44 percent of his passes. "We've got to get him ready, too. I don't want you to think we're taking that aspect of it lightly, either. He's got to continue to get enough time to be ready when the season starts," Haley said of his quarterback. Cassel said he feels like he will be ready to play Week 1.

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford believes the team is becoming more comfortable in their new offensive system. "I just felt much better with our operation. I felt we were quicker in and out of the huddle. I felt like our communication was better at the line of scrimmage. I just felt like everything was almost normal in sent that everyone's kinda starting to jell," Bradford said. He also felt the offensive line did a great job in the team's third preseason game.

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The San Francisco 49ers need their offensive line to improve their level of play. QB Alex Smith was abused by the Houston Texans during the 49ers' third preseason game. He attempted just eight passes, but was sacked three times, hit five times and endured a pounding during the game. Head coach Jim Harbaugh said the team is going to look at what they are doing schematically, how they're doing it and with what players. "Those are really the only three things you have to focus on," Harbaugh said.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is pleased with how the team has played in training camp and preseason games. "I think our team is coming along," Romo said. Romo completed 15 of 20 passes for 141 yards against the Minnesota Vikings Saturday, Aug. 27.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was a little sore following the team's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts Friday, Aug. 26. He was sacked four times in the first half, and head coach Mike McCarthy said that was a negative that came out of the game. OLT Chad Clifton had trouble with Colts DE Dwight Freeney, who had two sacks. The Packers have allowed 123 sacks, tied for sixth highest in the league, since Rodgers took over as the starter in 2008. Rodgers has been sacked six times during the preseason this year.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said the team could not get into rhythm against the Detroit Lions Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Detroit Lions. "It was just a bad night all around," Brady said. Brady completed 12 of 22 passes for 145 yards with a touchdown and interception. Head coach Bill Belichick said the team didn't do anything very well, including the coaching staff.

QB | Mike Hartline | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have waived OG Josh Beekman, OT Casey Bender, WR Joe Horn, RB Devin Moore, CB Chip Vaughn and QB Mike Hartline. LB Cody Glenn (undisclosed) and DB Mike Newton (undisclosed) were waived/injured.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was 18 of 28 passing for 198 yards with two touchdowns and one interception against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 27.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb threw his first touchdown as a member of the Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 27. He tossed 11 of 20 passes for 205 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown to WR Larry Fitzgerald.

QB | Troy Weatherhead | Free Agent | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns have waived QB Troy Weatherhead, WRs Johnathan Haggerty and Juan Nunez, DLs Kyle Anderson and Jabari Fletcher, CB Darian Hagan, SS Brett Johnson and PK Jeff Wolfert.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub completed 16-for-24 passes for 180 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the San Francisco 49ers.

QB | Colin Kaepernick | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith completed just two of his six passes for 17 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Houston Texans. Rookie QB Colin Kaepernick wasn't much better, misfiring on 10 of his 16 pass attempts for just 52 yards, no TDs and one INT.

QB | Chad Henne | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Chad Henne went 10-for-13 with 175 yards and one touchdown in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has completed 25 of his 37 passes for 369 yards over his past two games.

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert completed just six of his 13 pass attempts for 52 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the third preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Thursday, Aug. 27.

QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed each of his first 11 passes in the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday, Aug. 27. He ended up 11-for-12 with 165 yards and two touchdowns.

QB | Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 22-for-42 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown in the first half of the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

QB | Dennis Dixon | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Following a serious injury to Pittsburgh Steelers QB Byron Leftwich (arm), QBs Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon are now fighting for the primary backup job to starter QB Ben Roethlisberger. The two had been competing for the third and final spot on the depth chart at the position.

QB | Jimmy Clausen | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers QB Jimmy Clausen (knee), OT Geoffrey Schwartz (hip) and LB Jon Beason (foot) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 27.

QB | Tony Pike | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers QB Tony Pike (elbow) recently underwent surgery on his elbow and will be out indefinitely.

QB | Jordan Palmer | Free Agent | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals have announced they have waived QB Jordan Palmer, WR Jamere Holland, LB Stephen Franklin, CB LeRoy Vann and FS Tom Nelson.

QB | Curtis Painter | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agents, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QBs Curtis Painter and Dan Orlovsky continued their roster battle in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Green Bay Packers. Painter completed 11-for-21 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns, while Orlovsky completed four of his nine attempts for 30 yards and a score. With the signing of free-agent QB Kerry Collins (Titans) this week, it appears the two youngsters are fighting for the No. 3 job.

QB | John Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals QB John Skelton (ankle) likely will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, because of an ankle injury.

QB | Andy Dalton | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden was pleased with the production of rookie QB Andy Dalton in the team's two-minute offense. "It showed he can manage the game. He does a great job knowing what the situation is and what's at stake and what we need for a first down. He's got a lot of freedom for a young kid and he's handling it well so far. He's off to a great start. Mentally he's seeing and doing what we're asking," Gruden noted.

QB | Bruce Gradkowski | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Cincinnati Bengals played just two quarterbacks -- Andy Dalton and Bruce Gradkowski -- Thursday, Aug. 25, in their third preseason game. It appears the team is considering entering the season with just two quarterbacks on roster. Backup QB Jordan Palmer appears to be the odd man out if they do keep three, as he has not played in the past two preseason games. QB Dan LeFevour would likely be the third option if the Bengals choose to retain three signal callers.

QB | John Beck | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has said he hopes either QB John Beck or QB Rex Grossman can separate himself in the battle for the starting quarterback job but neither did so during the third preseason game.


Running Back

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (ankle) did not play in the team's third preseason game due to an ankle injury. RB Justin Forsett started in his place.

RB | Leon Washington | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks look like they plan to use RB Leon Washington in a scat-back role on third downs this season.

RB | Javon Ringer | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
The Tennessee Titans remain hopeful RB Javon Ringer (hip) will be able to return to action in time for their Week 1 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ringer has missed time with a hip pointer and he would, health permitting, be the likely starter if RB Chris Johnson doesn't end his holdout.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) appears to have the same degree of hamstring injury as he did during the start of training camp, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak said everything was positive for Foster Sunday, Aug. 28. "He'll be day-to-day, but we feel like we're fortunate," Kubiak said.

Foster missed 12 days with the early hamstring problem and he now has two weeks to recover in time for Week 1. "Until he hops back out there, there's a concern, but it sounds like we're heading in the right direction," Kubiak said.

RB | Derrick Ward | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward is still running as the team's No. 2 back, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. RB Ben Tate, who has had a strong preseason, is running as the third-string running back. "There's going to be a lot of football played this week. I think they both bring something different to our football team, so I could see us playing three guys on gameday. Those things will pan themselves out," Kubiak said.

RB | Anthony Elzy | Free Agent | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills have waived DB Rajric Coleman, RB Anthony Elzy, P Reid Forrest, WR Paul Hubbard, CB Loyce Means and OL Isaiah Thompson.

RB | Joique Bell | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Joique Bell (knee) returned to action in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the Oakland Raiders. He posted 50 rushing yards with a touchdown on six carries, while adding 92 yards on two receptions.

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (knee) has six carries for just seven yards in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the Oakland Raiders, but he did manage to get into the end zone for the third time in as many games.

RB | Taiwan Jones | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring) made his preseason debut Sunday, Aug. 28, against the New Orleans Saints. Jones carried 13 times for 81 yards and a touchdown, while adding two receptiosn for 18 yards. "He did it," coach Hue Jackson said. "That's what I talk about. It's performance. What you do in practice needs to show up on the field, and that's what the young man did, and that's what I'm looking forward."

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones is comfortable with RBs Tashard Choice and DeMarco Murray in backup roles at running back. Jones thought Choice ran hard and with authority in the team's third preseason game, while noting Murray showed his ability to accelerate and catch the ball out of the backfield. "We've got a couple of young ones back there, but I'm certainly comfortable with those guys," Jones said of his running backs.

RB | Lorenzo Booker | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Lorenzo Booker (back) had an MRI, which revealed a disk out of place. He will receive treatment this week and should be ready for Week 1.

RB | Toby Gerhart | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (Achilles', ankle) did not play in the team's third preseason game.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was in midseason form Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Dallas Cowboys. Peterson ran 14 times for 81 yards and found sizable holes to run through during the game.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones rushed five times for 20 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown, against the Minnesota Vikings Saturday, Aug. 27.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (face) did not play Sunday, Aug. 28, against the New Orleans Saints. RB Michael Bush started in his place.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks may see some action in the team's final preseason game, but he will likely sit out. Starks has just three carries for 16 yards during the preseason, including just one during the team's third preseason game. "That's the coaches' decision what they want to do. I also had catches. As long as we came out with the win at the end of the day, that's all that matters," Starks said. The Packers, under head coach Mike McCarthy, have not traditionally run a lot with their top backs in the preseason.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (head) was held out of the team's preseason game against the New England Patriots Saturday, Aug. 27. Best suffered concussion-like symptoms from a hit he took in the second preseason game. He was able to go through some light workouts over the last week.

RB | Mike Bell | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions RB Mike Bell (illness) didn't play in the team's preseason game against the New England Patriots Saturday, Aug. 27.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews rushed 10 times for 69 yards, with a long of 48 yards, against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 27.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells had another solid preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, rushing for 63 yards on 10 carries against the San Diego Chargers.

RB | Baron Batch | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed RB Baron Batch (knee) on season-ending Injured Reserve. Batch, a seventh-round draft selection, suffered a knee injury during training camp.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore said he hopes to get a new contract before the beginning of the regular season.

RB | Rashad Jennings | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings (knee) suffered a knee injury during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27.

RB | Anthony Dixon | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore dressed and did not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Houston Texans. RB Anthony Dixon carried eight times for just 15 yards, while rookie RB Kendall Hunter had eight rushes for 40 yards.

RB | Deji Karim | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim (concussion) was sidelined for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Buffalo Bills.

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson had a bulk of the carries in the backfield in the first half in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jackson had 19 plays to just seven for RB C.J. Spiller until late in the first half.

RB | Jacquizz Rodgers | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers carried seven times for a game-high 38 yards in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also added two receptions for 12 yards.

RB | Marion Barber III | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) left the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Tennessee Titans due to a calf injury in the second quarter.

RB | Mike Goodson | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Goodson (foot), OL Lee Ziemba (head) and OT Jeff Otah (knee) participated in practice Saturday, Aug. 27.

RB | Cedric Benson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson has been excused from practice the next few days because he has to attend a trial stemming from an arrest in May 2010.

RB | Tim Hightower | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan indicated that RB Tim Hightower likely will be the starting running back to open the regular season.

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he hopes RB Ryan Torain (hand) and WR Brandon Banks (knee) will be able to play in the final preseason game. Torain participated in practice Saturday, Aug. 27, and Banks could practice in the next day or two.

RB | Dexter McCluster | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs RB Dexter McCluster had one rush for four yards in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the St. Louis Rams. He also added six receptions for 37 yards, and he was targeted a game-high six times.

RB | Delone Carter | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Delone Carter carried seven times for 27 yards in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Green Bay Packers. He was impressive for the second straight game.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant carried six times for a team-high 16 yards in the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Indianapolis Colts. He also added a six-yard reception.

RB | Alex Green | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (thigh) carried five times for eight yards in the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Indianapolis Colts.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns RB Brandon Jackson (toe) is expected to be sidelined a maximum of six weeks due to a turf toe injury. The good news is that the ailment does not require surgery.

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (leg) suffered a leg injury in practice Wednesday, Aug. 24. He was fully dressed during pre-game warmups Friday, Aug. 26, for the preseason game against the St. Louis Rams, and saw action on the team's second offensive series, so it appears his injury is not a concern.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (back) is not expected to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, because his back injury is not fully healed.

RB | Derrick Locke | Free Agent | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have released RB Derrick Locke, WR Terrance Turner, DT Marlon Favorite and LB Brandon Peguese.

RB | Bernard Scott | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Bernard Scott (hamstring) didn't show any problems with his previous hamstring injury during the team's preaseason game Thursday, Aug. 25, but he said following the game that he still is not 100 percent healthy. Scott rushed for 63 yards on six carries, including a 12-yard touchdown run. "He ran a power play on his touchdown and there's an unblocked guy standing right in front of him. He just cut it. The guy wouldn't have even pulled his flag in flag football; that's how quick it was," said offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.


Fullback

FB | Chris Massey | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers have signed free-agent LS Chris Massey (Rams). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Bernard Berrian | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Bernard Berrian needs to resume his role as a deep threat to help take some pressure off WR Percy Harvin working underneath and RB Adrian Peterson in the ground game. Berrian flashed some of that potential on a 49-yard touchdown catch in the team's third preseason game.

"Bernard Berrian is really the guy we like to see be able to do that for us. Michael Jenkins has that kind of capability as well but we're counting on Bernard to be able to make the type of plays he made on that first drive. If that does happen for us, we have a chance to be an explosive offense," head coach Leslie Frazier said. He seems to have chemistry with QB Donovan McNabb, which is something he didn't seem to have with QB Brett Favre.

Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is making it a point to make sure Berrian isn't forgotten like he was in previous seasons. While there was speculation Berrian may be a salary cap casualty, strong play and a restructured contract appear to make him a lock to make the team's final roster.

WR | Golden Tate | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Golden Tate did not see the field during the first half of the team's third preseason game. WR Ben Obomanu worked in the slot when the team was using three-receiver sets. This is raising questions on what Tate's role will be. Entering his second year, there were high expectations for him and he has failed to produce much of anything during the preseason.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers have some tough decisions to make at wide receiver, where they plan to keep six players. WRs Vincent Jackson, Malcom Floyd, Patrick Crayton and rookie Vincent Brown are locks to make the team. Seyi Ajirotutu, Richard Goodman, Bryan Walters and Kelley Washington (knee) are competing for the final two spots, and each player has made a strong case to stick. Washington has missed the past two weeks and his injury could linger into the season, which could make him a roster casualty.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) may return to practice as early as this week. He has been sidelined all of training camp. He will not play in the team's final preseason game and has yet to play in a preseason game after being in the league for three years.

WR | Brandon Tate | New England Patriots | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Brandon Tate (hamstring) returned to action, playing in the team's third preseason game. He had three catches for 41 yards. Tate could, however, be on the bubble to make the team. The Patriots are deep at receiver and he averaged just 13.5 yards per kickoff return against the Detroit Lions. He downplayed the kickoff rule change saying it isn't a big factor. Tate also noted he is focused on improving and trying to make the team.

WR | Paul Hubbard | Free Agent | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills have waived DB Rajric Coleman, RB Anthony Elzy, P Reid Forrest, WR Paul Hubbard, CB Loyce Means and OL Isaiah Thompson.

WR | Chad Ochocinco | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco has had a horrible preseason. He works his tail off, shows up every day and is as disappointed in his play so far as everyone else has been.

WR | Denarius Moore | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore made the start in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the New Orleans Saints, and he finished with three grabs for 23 yards.

WR | Derek Hagan | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan had six receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the New Orleans Saints. "The young man can play," head coach Hue Jackson said. "He's proven that, week in and week out. He's a veteran player. He works at it."

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (hand) was held out of the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Hue Jackson opted against playing Ford to prevent against further injury.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt (hamstring) should be ready to start Week 1 assuming he doesn't have any further setbacks with his hamstring injury that has bothered him since the start of training camp. Britt has not played in the preseason. Britt, who will not be suspended by the NFL, had a talk with head coach Mike Munchak and Munchak said he thinks the two are on the same page going forward. "We all know we can't have any more mishaps and we are just looking forward to getting him on the field now," Munchak said.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo said second-year WR Dez Bryant needs to keep getting better with the details on the field. Bryant, who caught five passes for 67 yards in the team's third preseason game, was Romo's top target in their last game because WR Miles Austin didn't play. "Otherwise he played really well and he'll get better each week," Romo said.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders rookie WR Denarius Moore started at wide receiver opposite Darrius Heyward-Bey in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the New Orleans Saints.

WR | Titus Young | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions rookie WR Titus Young (hamstring) made his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 27. He had one catch for 19 yards. A hamstring injury kept him out of the previous two preseason games.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb threw his first touchdown as a member of the Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 27. He tossed 11 of 20 passes for 205 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown to WR Larry Fitzgerald.

WR | Kenny Moore | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have released TE Vaughn Charlton, CB Kevin Dockery, WR Eric Greenwood and WR Kenny Moore. TE Miguel Chavis (undisclosed) was waived/injured.

WR | Joe West | Free Agent | Transaction
The St. Louis Rams have announced they have waived WRs Jared Jenkins and Joe West and TE Schuylar Oordt.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot) has started running Sunday, Aug. 28, and is participating in practice.

WR | Brett Swain | Free Agent | Transaction
The Green Bay Packers have announced they have released WR Brett Swain, TE Spencer Havner and OT Theo Sherman.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (neck) said after the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, that he is fine. "Yeah, I'm OK," Welker said. He was not wearing a brace or anything when meeting the media after the game.

WR | Patrick Carter | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Patrick Carter (knee) and OT Jake Long (knee) were each sidelined for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

WR | Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn (knee) made his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 17, against the Miami Dolphins. He hauled in one catch for 12 yards, and he also had 11 yards on a reverse.

WR | Donald Jones | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WRs Craig Davis (leg), Donald Jones (head), Roscoe Parrish (hamstring) and Naaman Roosevelt (ankle) were each unable to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

WR | Marcus Easley | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Marcus Easley got the start in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He posted five receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White hauled in eight receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown in the preseason loss Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

WR | Julio Jones | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones had five receptions for 59 yards in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It could have been a bigger night, as he got behind SS Troy Polamalu on a deep ball, but he dropped the pass in the end zone.

WR | Antonio Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown caught two long touchdown passes for QB Ben Roethlisberger in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Atlanta Falcons. He also set up a third score with a 51-yard return on the opening kickoff.

WR | Trent Guy | Free Agent | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have released WR Trent Guy, DTs Tommie Duhart and Louis Ellis and P Anthony Santella.

WR | James Hardy | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens WR James Hardy (hamstring), C Matt Birk (knee) and CB Chris Carr (hamstring) participated in practice Saturday, Aug. 27.

WR | Lee Evans | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Lee Evans (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 27, and was on the sidelines with a walking boot on his left foot.

WR | Justin Harper | Free Agent | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have waived WRs Justin Harper, Rod Bradley and Terrell Zachery, TE Jonathan Stupar, C Ryan Bartholomew, OL Oniel Cousins, OT Brady Bond, DT Cornell Banks and LB Anthony Leon.

WR | Steve E. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Steve E. Smith (knee) was limited during practice Saturday, Aug. 27, and believes he can play Week 1 if he does not have any setbacks. He did say his knee will not be fully healthy for another four to six weeks.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (illness) was limited during practice Saturday, Aug. 27.

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WRs Danario Alexander (knee), Danny Amendola, Donnie Avery (knee), Mardy Gilyard and Greg Salas each got a chance in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Kansas City Chiefs. Alexander had one grab for three yards, Amendola had two snares for 15 yards, Avery had two catches for 26 yards and he was targeted five times. Salas was also targeted five times, posting two grabs for 17 yards. Gilyard also managed three receptions for 18 yards while being targeted four times. Avery and Gilyard appear to have a leg up for jobs, especially over Alexander, who has battled chronic knee problems.

WR | Mike Sims-Walker | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Mike Sims-Walker post a six-yard touchdown on his only reception in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts FS Al Afalava (groin), CB Antoine Bethea (hamstring), WR Austin Collie (knee) and LB Cody Glenn (neck) were unable to play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Green Bay Packers.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez (hamstring) was not active for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Green Bay Packers.

WR | Jordy Nelson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson had team-highs with five receptions and 65 yards in the preseason win Friday, Aug. 26, against the Indianapolis Colts.

WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (knees), DL Lawrence Guy (concussion), SS Anthony Levine (concussion), DE C.J. Wilson (concussion) and LB Frank Zombo (shoulder) were unable to play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Indianapolis Colts. LB K.C. Asiodu and WR Antoine Smithson were both unable to suit up due to undisclosed reasons.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury,
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (knee) was inactive for the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Indianapolis Colts. He missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 24, due to a bruised knee. He was reportedly moving around fine, and it might just be a precautionary move. WR James Jones made the start in his absence.

WR | James Jones | Green Bay Packers | Injury,
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (knee) was inactive for the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Indianapolis Colts. He missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 24, due to a bruised knee. He was reportedly moving around fine, and it might just be a precautionary move. WR James Jones made the start in his absence.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) is expect to start the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

WR | Joseph Hills | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tennessee Titans have released WR Joseph Hills.

WR | Kevin Curtis | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with free-agent WR Kevin Curtis (Chiefs). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Terrance Turner | Free Agent | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have released RB Derrick Locke, WR Terrance Turner, DT Marlon Favorite and LB Brandon Peguese.


Tight End

TE | Martellus Bennett | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett (ankle) will be out two to four weeks as he recovers from a high ankle sprain. Bennett suffered the injury to his right ankle in the third quarter of the team's last preseason game.

TE | Randy McMichael | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers TE Randy McMichael (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during their third preseason game. He was wearing a walking boot after it, which was done as a precautionary measure.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) said it felt good to return to the field during the team's third preseason game. "It was like riding a bike again," Gates said. Gates didn't take long to make an impact, catching a 13-yard touchdown pass in the first half. He played about 20 snaps during the game. Head coach Norv Turner said he thought it was very good for Gates to get in some playing time. "He felt great. He obviously could've kept going," Turner said. Gates said he still has a lot of rust to work through.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez is a remarkable weapon for the Patriots. A few times each game, he finds himself with room to run after an utter mismatch with a defensive player.

TE | Brandon Myers | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders TE Brandon Myers (foot) and OT Stephon Heyer (triceps) were able to return for the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the New Orleans Saints.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) did not play in the team's third preseason game.

TE | Desmond Clark | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark's (knee) knee injury he suffered during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, is not believed to be a season-ending injury.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels racked up a game-high six receptions for 57 yards and a score in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It wasn't all good for Daniels, as he also lost a fumble.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow (ankle) made his preseason debut, but he didn't last long Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Miami Dolphins. He left in the second quarter due to an ankle injury, but he likely would have returned if it were a regular season game. "No big deal," Winslow said.

TE | Tony Moeaki | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki (knee) was able to play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the St. Louis Rams. He did not have any receptions, although he was targeted three times. Moeaki is still not 100 percent recovered from offseason knee surgery.

TE | Lance Kendricks | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams TE Lance Kendricks posted two receptions for 26 yards and a touchdown in the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Kansas City Chiefs. Kendricks has posted back-to-back impressive games, as he tries to supplant TE Michael Hoomanawanui (calf) for the starting job.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (glute) was in midseason form in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Indianapolis Colts, posting four receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown.

TE | Bo Scaife | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals TE Bo Scaife (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25, against the Carolina Panthers. He might be headed for the season-ending Injured Reserve list.

TE | Richard Quinn | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Denver Broncos have released TE Richard Quinn (knee) from Injured Reserve after the two sides reached an injury settlement.


Place Kicker

PK | Garrett Hartley | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said after the game Sunday, Aug. 28, that not using PK Garrett Hartley (hip) on extra points was a precaution. Payton said that he didn't think the injury was serious.

PK | Nate Kaeding | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers PK Nate Kaeding believes this year's training camp has been the best of his career. He said the day-to-day consistency has been there and he is feeling really comfortable on the field. "I just think it's a natural carry-over from the good work I was able to put in this spring and summer," Kaeding said. Of his five missed field goals last season, one came during a groin injury that caused him to miss a couple of games and three others came on tries of 50 yards or longer. Head coach Norv Turner said there are not any concerns over Kaeding's range of kicks, noting he was able to hit a 57-yarder in '08 and a 52-yard game-winner in '09. Kaeding is 10-of-19 on 50 yards or longer field goals in his career, but he has had better accuracy during training camp this year, which he is attributing to his focus. He said he spent time during the offseason working on longer field goals to become more comfortable with them.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Stephon Heyer | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders TE Brandon Myers (foot) and OT Stephon Heyer (triceps) were able to return for the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the New Orleans Saints.

OT | Chris Degeare | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings RB Lorenzo Booker (back) and OL Chris Degeare (concussion) were injured against the Dallas Cowboys Saturday, Aug. 27. Head coach Leslie Frazier said the team will have to do some tests on Booker before they know the severity of the injury.

OT | Corey Hilliard | Detroit Lions | Depth Chart Tidbit
Detroit Lions OL Corey Hilliard saw action at right guard for one series Saturday, Aug. 27, and could push for playing time at guard. The team was happy with his play while he subbed in for OT Jeff Backus in the first two preseason games.

OT | Eben Britton | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars OT Eben Britton (back) and DL Jeremy Mincey (concussion) were sidelined for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Buffalo Bills.

OT | Chris Campbell | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OG Adrian Battles (Achilles'), OT Chris Campbell (undisclosed) and DL Mike Neal (knee) remained sidelined for the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Indianapolis Colts. DL Jarius Wynn got the start in his absence.

OT | Ryan Harris | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Ryan Harris (back) has a herniated disc in his back and likely will undergo surgery within the next week.

OT | Ed Wang | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills OT Ed Wang (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 25, and is not expected to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27.


Guard

OG | Carl Nicks | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OG Carl Nicks (knee) was unable to play in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the Oakland Raiders. He left the last game Aug. 20, due to a knee contusion.

OG | Dan Connolly | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Dan Connolly (ankle) suffered a left ankle injury during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27.

OG | Eric Steinbach | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said he does not know when OG Eric Steinbach (back) will be able to get back on the field. Steinbach is getting a second opinion on his back injury and likely would go on Injured Reserve if he needed surgery on his back.

OG | Shawn Lauvao | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OG Shawn Lauvao (undisclosed) participated in the walkthrough Friday, Aug. 26.


Offensive Line

OL | Jake Ingram | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free-agent LS Jake Ingram (Titans). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OL | Alan Pelc | Free Agent | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders waived OL Alan Pelc Friday, Aug. 26.

OL | Phil Costa | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys C Phil Costa (knee) could miss two to four weeks because of the sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.


Defensive Line

DL | Corey Liuget | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit
The San Diego Chargers haven't named rookie DE Corey Liuget their starter at right defensive end, but it appears he is headed for that role. Head coach Norv Turner said their first-round selection is everything they hoped he would be and he is getting better at a "rapid rate."

DL | Jeff Charleston | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Ezra Butler (hamstring, sports hernia), DL Jeff Charleston (ankle), LB Clint Ingram (hamstring), DL Tom Johnson (calf) and CB Jimmy Patrick (knee) were unable to play in the third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the Oakland Raiders.

DL | Junior Galette | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints DL Junior Galette (knee) was able to play in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the Oakland Raiders. Galette did not record any tackles, but he was credited with a fumble recovery.

DL | Kevin Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings DT Kevin Williams (foot), CB Asher Allen (toe), LB Ross Homan (concussion), LB Jasper Brinkley (hip), LB Heath Farwell (hamstring) and LB Kenny Onatolu (foot) did not play in the team's third preseason game.

DL | Marcell Dareus | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus (leg) said he was not completely healthy going into the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, but decided to play in the game. Dareus had one tackle during the game but believes he will play better in the final preseason game.

DL | Roy Miller | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Ahmad Black (ankle) and DT Roy Miller (knee) were unable to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Miami Dolphins.

DL | Brian Price | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Brian Price (pelvis) made his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Miami Dolphins.

DL | Jeremy Mincey | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars OT Eben Britton (back) and DL Jeremy Mincey (concussion) were sidelined for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Buffalo Bills.

DL | Aaron Kampman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Tyson Alualu (leg), DL Aaron Kampman (knee) and LB Clint Session (concussion) were unable to play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 27, against the Buffalo Bills. Kampman is expected to play in the preseason final Thursday, Sept. 1, against the St. Louis Rams.

DL | Alex Carrington | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills LB Alex Carrington made two solo tackles in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was starting in place of the injured LB Chris Kelsay (undisclosed).

DL | Ray Edwards | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DL Ray Edwards (knee) made his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He did not record a sack, but his presence might have led to two sacks for others.

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Casey Hampton (elbow) left the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Atlanta Falcons due to a right elbow injury.

DL | Carlos Dunlap | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap (knee) ran Saturday, Aug. 27, and said his injured knee felt pretty good. There is an outside chance he could play in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DT Albert Haynesworth (undisclosed) is not expected to play in third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, even though he returned to practice this week.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DE Robert Mathis (hamstring) suffered a right hamstring injury in the first quarter of the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, and did not return.

DL | Adam Carriker | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DE Adam Carriker (foot) and LB London Fletcher (hamstring) participated in practice Saturday, Aug. 27.

DL | Tommie Harris | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DL Jamaal Anderson (groin), DL Tommie Harris (hamstring) and LB Ernie Sims (appendectomy) were able to return for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Green Bay Packers. Sims was the defensive star, posting three solo stops and five assists.

DL | Mike Neal | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OG Adrian Battles (Achilles'), OT Chris Campbell (undisclosed) and DL Mike Neal (knee) remained sidelined for the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Indianapolis Colts. DL Jarius Wynn got the start in his absence.

DL | Johnny Jones | Free Agent | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have waived DT Johnny Jones and CBs K.J. Gerard and Jose Perez.

DL | Kyle Williams | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms with DT Kyle Williams on a new six-year contract worth $39 million with $17 million in guaranteed money.

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OT Jason Fox (foot) and DE Nick Fairley (foot) may not be able to play in the regular season opener because of foot injuries.

DL | Marlon Favorite | Free Agent | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have released RB Derrick Locke, WR Terrance Turner, DT Marlon Favorite and LB Brandon Peguese.

DL | Steven Wesley | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived injured DE Steven Wesley (knee). He will not go on Injured Reserve if he clears waivers because the team has reached an injury settlement with him.


Linebacker

LB | Shaun Phillips | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Shaun Phillips (hamstring), LB Travis LaBoy (groin), LB Larry English (knee) and NT Antonio Garay (knee) are expected to return to practice in the coming week. Head coach Norv Turner acknowledged one or all of them could, however, be out longer.

LB | Ramon Humber | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Ramon Humber (quadriceps) and CB Tracy Porter (knee) were able to return for the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the Oakland Raiders.

LB | Clint Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Ezra Butler (hamstring, sports hernia), DL Jeff Charleston (ankle), LB Clint Ingram (hamstring), DL Tom Johnson (calf) and CB Jimmy Patrick (knee) were unable to play in the third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the Oakland Raiders.

LB | D.J. Williams | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos LB D.J. Williams (elbow) is expected to be sidelined for three to four weeks after suffering a dislocated elbow in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27.

LB | Shawne Merriman | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman (groin) missed the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to a groin injury.

LB | Mike Rivera | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have announced they waived injured LB Mike Rivera (undisclosed).

LB | Kelvin Sheppard | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills LBs Shawne Merriman (groin) and Kelvin Sheppard (hamstring) will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27.

LB | Titus Brown | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns LB Titus Brown (ankle) suffered a high ankle sprain in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25, against the Philadelphia Eagles. He is expected to miss at least a few weeks.

LB | Keith Rivers | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals LB Keith Rivers (wrist) is expected to start the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list because of offseason wrist surgery.


Cornerback

CB | Marcus Trufant | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
Seattle Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant has reportedly taken a steep pay cut for the upcoming season. His base salary for this year was reduced from $5.9 million to $3 million in a contract signed Aug. 20.

CB | Tracy Porter | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Ramon Humber (quadriceps) and CB Tracy Porter (knee) were able to return for the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the Oakland Raiders.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) hasn't practiced since the first week of training camp, but the team remains hopeful he will be ready for Week 1 against the New York Jets.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Antoine Winfield (shoulder) is going to be fine, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. Frazier said had it been a regular season game, Winfield would have been able to return to action.

CB | Chris Cook | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said CB Chris Cook (hamstring) had his hamstring tighten up a bit during the team's third preseason game but noted Cook will be fine.

CB | Shawntae Spencer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers FS Reggie Smith (knee) and CB Shawntae Spencer (hamstring) remained sidelined for the third preseason Friday, Aug. 27, against the Houston Texans.

CB | Will D. Allen | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Will D. Allen (hamstring) made his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

CB | Ike Taylor | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers CBs Bryant McFadden (hamstring, groin) and Ike Taylor (thumb) were unable to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Atlanta Falcons.

CB | Keenan Lewis | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Keenan Lewis (knee) left the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Atlatna Falcons due to a knee injury.

CB | Greg Toler | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals CB Greg Toler (knee) suffered a sprained left knee in the first half of the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the San Diego Chargers.

CB | Aqib Talib | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (hamstring) did not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Miami Dolphins due to a hamstring injury which has also sidelined him for the first two weeks of the preseason.

CB | Adam Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said CB Adam Jones (neck) will not participate this week and could start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

CB | Fred Bennett | Free Agent | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals have announced they have terminated the contract of CB Fred Bennett.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have signed free-agent CB Lito Sheppard (Vikings). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Strong Safety

SS | Roman Harper | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints FS Roman Harper (finger) did not play in the third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the New Orleans Saints. He is recovering from a fracture in his pinkie finger.


Free Safety

FS | Alan Ball | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys FS Alan Ball (elbow) will be ready for Week 1 after hyperextending his elbow in the team's last preseason game.

FS | James Sanders | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots FS James Sanders (leg) is expected to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27.

FS | Darren Sharper | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints likely will not re-sign free-agent FS Darren Sharper.

FS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS LaRon Landry (Achilles') did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 27. Head coach Mike Shanahan said he would use Landry in Week 1 even if he did not play in the preseason.

FS | Kareem Moore | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said FS Kareem Moore (knee) may have to start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list and miss the first six weeks of the season.

FS | Hiram Eugene | Oakland Raiders | Injury
The Oakland Raiders placed FS Hiram Eugene (hip) on the Injured Reserve list Friday, Aug. 26, ending his season. Eugene had surgery to repair a dislocated hip suffered in the preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals.

FS | Gibril Wilson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals S Gibril Wilson (knee) saw his first action Thursday, Aug. 25, of the preseason. It was the first time he was on the field since tearing his ACL a year ago. Wilson felt rusty, but did not have any pain in his knee.

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