Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 8, 2013 @ 09:00:56 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Geno Smith | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets general manager John Idzik is hoping QB Geno Smith wins the starting quarterback job.

QB | Tim Tebow | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tim Tebow took a few goal line reps with the first unit in practice Wednesday, Aug. 7, but he spent most of the practice working with the third- and fourth-string offense.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is expected to make his preseason debut Friday, Aug. 9, against the Oakland Raiders. Romo did not play in the first preseason game Sunday, Aug. 4, against the Miami Dolphins. Head coach Jason Garrett said Romo will play one series, two at the most.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Tennessee Titans wanted QB Jake Locker to lead a two-minute drill during a mock game at LP Stadium in Nashville over the weekend, and he showed rhythm, completing six straight passes, with the no-huddle offense. Locker said the benefit of a full offseason as the team's starting quarterback has increased his comfort level and confidence in the no-huddle offense.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QBs Nick Foles and Michael Vick split reps for the second straight day Wednesday, Aug. 8, in a joint practice with the New England Patriots. Foles reportedly got off to a rough start before rebounding Tuesday, Aug. 7. Vick looked a little shaky Wednesday. Both QBs have struggled at times, and they each have been holding onto the ball too long, according to the beat writers.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez said he believes he earned the start in the first preseason game because of the work he has done since training camp started. "I feel like I'm putting together a good camp and think I earned the right to start in this first game," Sanchez said. "We'll see how it goes from there, but I have to keep playing well to stay on the field and that's the plan."

QB | Pat Devlin | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins QB Pat Devlin (hand) is fully participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 7. Devlin suffered a hand injury during the first preseason game.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is confident the team will overcome the offseason departure of WR Anquan Boldin, and loss of TE Dennis Pitta (hip) to injury. WR Jacoby Jones is expected to see plenty of opportunity on the outside with WR Torrey Smith, and Flacco mentioned WRs Tandon Doss and Deonte Thompson as candidates who could step up on the inside. "I think the one thing that Deonte gives you that you normally don't have in the middle is that speed," Flacco said. "Normally, those guys are on the outside. He gives you that speed in there. Tandon is that real strong-handed guy that can go up and make some catches for you. He's got a good feel for how to run the routes in there."


Running Back

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (knee) is back at practice Thursday, Aug. 8.

RB | Eddie Lacy | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 8. The team is well into the jog-through period, and he hasn't taken a rep yet, which indicated he's not 100 percent.

RB | Stevan Ridley | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit
New England Patriots WR Josh Boyce, WR Johnathan Haggerty, RB Stevan Ridley, WR Kenbrell Thompkins, RB Shane Vereen and RB Leon Washington all saw time on kickoff returns in practice Wednesday, Aug. 7.

RB | Chris Polk | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk continues to challenge RB Bryce Brown for the primary backup spot behind RB LeSean McCoy. The knock on Brown is that he continues to have a tendency to bounce it outside, while Polk runs more between the tackles. However, at joint practice Wednesday, Aug. 7, with the New England Patriots, Polk put the ball on the ground. Brown has yet to fumble so far during training camp.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) said he believes he will be able participate in practice in about a week.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) said he is not having any problems with his foot during training camp. "There's no pain in my foot. I'm cutting great, no swelling. It's like back to normal again."

RB | Danny Woodhead | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead (undisclosed) has not participated in practice since Friday, Aug. 2, and head coach Mike McCoy has not given a specific reason for the absence. Woodhead is not expected to play in the first preseason game.

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram received a majority of the carries with the first-team offense during practice Monday, Aug. 5, and looked strong, fast and fluid during his rushes.

RB | Roy Helu | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu has been performing well in pass protection drills during training camp. Helu is looking to win the third-down running back role this season.

RB | Lamar Miller | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (ankle) has been limping at times during practice Wednesday, Aug. 7, because of a right ankle injury but has continued to practice.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he was pleased with the work RB Arian Foster (back, calf) has done with the trainers but indicated the team will take its time with Foster and make sure he is healthy.

RB | Andre Ellington | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (neck, head) is dealing with a stiff neck and will go through the concussion protocol to see if he has a concussion.

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (hamstring), OG Shawn Lauvao (ankle), CB Leon McFadden (groin) and FS T.J. Ward (hamstring) have been ruled out for the first preseason game.

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said RB Trent Richardson (shin) will not play in the first preseason game but would have played if the game counted. RB Dion Lewis will be the starting running back for the game.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (groin) likely will start in the first preseason game as long as he does not have any setbacks before the game.

RB | Evan Royster | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins WR Skye Dawson, TE Niles Paul, RB Evan Royster and WR Nick X. Williams were working on kickoff returns Tuesday, Aug. 6, in practice.


Fullback

FB | Mike Tolbert | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Tolbert (hamstring) is out again Thursday, Aug. 8.

FB | James Casey | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE James Casey saw plenty of work underneath on quick out patterns during joint practice with the New England Patriots Wednesday, Aug. 7.

FB | Jorvorskie Lane | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins FB Jorvorskie Lane (leg) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 7, because of a leg injury. The injury is not considered serious.


Wide Receiver

WR | Markus Wheaton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton has taken a few handoffs in training camp and could add a new wrinkle to the offense. "I carried the ball quite a bit at Oregon State, and a lot in high school," said Wheaton.

WR | Damaris Johnson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WRs Damaris Johnson (hamstring) and Russell Shepard (hamstring) are out practice Thursday, Aug. 8.

WR | Rodrick Rumble | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts signed free-agent S Ashante Williams and re-signed LB Shawn Loiseau. They waived-injured OT Justin Anderson (undisclosed) and waived WR Rodrick Rumble.

WR | Danny Amendola | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola, WR Julian Edelman and RB Leon Washington each worked on punt returns in practice Wednesday, Aug. 7.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant, RB DeMarco Murray and LB DeMarcus Ware did not play in the first preseason game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Aug. 4, but they are expected to suit up in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 9, against the Oakland Raiders. Head coach Jason Garrett said his regulars will play as much as preseasons in the past, meaning one series, or two at the most.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery worked with the first-team offensive Wednesday, Aug. 7, on the outside as the "Z" receiver.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton was used in the slot with the first-team offense Wednesday, Aug. 7. He also saw time on the outside in the "Z" position, replacing WR Emmanuel Sanders.

WR | Antonio Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has had an under-the-radar training camp, but he still showed he can stretch the field during practice Wednesday, Aug. 7. He and QB Ben Roethlisberger connected on a long touchdown, as Brown beat CB Ike Taylor.

WR | Ifeanyi Momah | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Ifeanyi Momah has some standout moments in practice Wednesday, Aug. 7, in a joint session with the New England Patriots. He used his size against smaller defensive backs in one-on-one drills in the end zone, and he also reportedly had a nice block to help spring fellow WR Greg Salas on a bubble screen.

WR | Mike Wallace | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace (groin) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 7.

WR | Jeremy Kerley | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he believes WR Jeremy Kerley is having one of the best training camps among the players on the roster this season. "Obviously, he played really well for us last year," Ryan said. "Might have had the best year out of all those guys. But the thing I've been most impressed with is his punt returning."

WR | Donald Jones | Retired | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent WR Donald Jones (Patriots) said he is retiring because of issues with his kidneys.

WR | Early Doucet | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks have terminated the contract of WR Early Doucet.

WR | Vincent Brown | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (hamstring) will not play in the first preseason game because of his hamstring injury but is expected to play in the second preseason game.

WR | Charly Martin | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed WR Charly Martin off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers.

WR | Arrelious Benn | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have placed WR Arrelious Benn (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2013 season.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson will not play in the first preseason game.

WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (biceps) said he expects to play in the first preseason game even though he is dealing with a biceps injury. He was limited to individual drills during practice Wednesday, Aug. 7, but said it was precautionary.

WR | Danario Alexander | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said he likes the team's current wide receiver corps and indicated the team likely will not sign a wide receiver even though they lost WR Danario Alexander (knee). "It hurts a lot because Danario worked so hard, he's a good player and a good kid. We thought he had a chance to be a bona-fide playmaker this season," Telesco said. "But we feel pretty good about the position. Fortunately, that is one of the positions where we have some depth."

WR | Devin Thomas | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars worked out free-agent WR Devin Thomas (Lions) Wednesday, Aug. 7.

WR | Ryan Broyles | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 7, because of a sore knee. He said he expects to play in the first preseason game.

WR | Joe Morgan | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Joe Morgan (knee) will miss the entire 2013 season because of a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament as well as a torn meniscus.

WR | Cecil Shorts | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said Wednesday, Aug. 7, that WR Cecil Shorts (calf) is not likely to play in the team's preseason opener Friday, Aug. 9, against the Miami Dolphins, as he rests a strained left calf muscle suffered in practice earlier in the week.

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (hamstring) is likely to start opposite WR Malcom Floyd following the season-ending injury to WR Danario Alexander (knee). WRs Keenan Allen, Robert Meachem and Eddie Royal are the other receivers in the mix. Brown is not expected to play in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8, however, after just returning to practice recently after a strained hamstring sidelined him from practice.

WR | Greg Orton | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WRs Quincy McDuffie (hamstring) and Greg Orton (ankle) remained sidelined for practice Tuesday, Aug. 6.


Tight End

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez will play in the final two preseason games.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley added about 10 pounds in the offseason and has improved his run blocking. QB Aaron Rodgers also praised Finley's improved route running. "He's been running his routes really well," Rodgers said. "Something clicked last year midseason... and it's carried over this spring. He's got himself in unbelievable shape, and he's come in and been dominating out there. I'm really proud of him and the steps he's made."

TE | Zach Sudfeld | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Zach Sudfeld has been running exclusively with the first-team offense in practice, and he has reportedly been catching everything thrown his way.

TE | Daniel Fells | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots TE Daniel Fells (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed lower body injury in practice Wednesday, Aug. 7. He was limping after one play, but the injury did not appear serious.

TE | Fred Davis | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis (Achilles') is expected to play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8, against the Tennessee Titans. It will be his first game action since he ruptured his Achilles' tendon. Davis had surgery Oct. 24, 2012, to repair the injury.

TE | Matt Spaeth | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 7. He had been sidelined since Thursday, Aug. 1, after having fluid drained from his right knee.

TE | Brandon Myers | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants TE Brandon Myers has been jelling nicely with QB Eli Manning so far during training camp, and the two have been connecting on some long passes. They have reportedly looked good during goal line drills.

TE | Zach Ertz | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz found a way to get open frequently Wednesday, Aug. 7, during joint practice with the New England Patriots. The rookie hauled in several passes on a number of different routes.

TE | Jordan Reed | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OL Maurice Hurt (knee), FB Eric Kettani (knee), OG Josh LeRibeus (knee) and TE Jordan Reed (foot) were missing from practice Tuesday, Aug. 6.

TE | Luke Stocker | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (calf) missed most of the first two weeks of training camp due to a calf injury, but he still has a chance to win the starting job because the team doesn't have a lot of other options at the tight end position. The team is easing Stocker back into practices.

TE | Matt Furstenburg | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, , Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Matt Furstenburg is likely to see plenty of playing time in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with TEs Dennis Pitta (hip) out for the season and Ed Dickson (hamstring) out at least a week. Furstenburg is hopeful of making the 53-man roster, but if not, he hopes to latch on elsewhere. "I've progressed a lot," Furstenburg said Wednesday, Aug. 7. "I'm just trying to learn the system, get in and do my thing. Just play fast, that's the biggest thing."

TE | Joel Dreessen | Denver Broncos | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Denver Broncos TEs Joel Dreessen (knee) and Jacob Tamme (quadriceps) are both out for the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8, against the San Francisco 49ers. Dreessen just had his knee scoped, and is expected to miss most of the preseason. TE Virgil Green, Jake O'Connell and recently added TE DeAngelo Peterson will see plenty of playing time.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Dennis Kelly | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Updating an earlier report, Philadelphia Eagles OT Dennis Kelly (back) had surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back.

OT | Trent Williams | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) and OT Trent Williams (wrist) are both not expected to play in the preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Aug. 8, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

OT | Mike X. Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Mike X. Adams is likely to start at left tackle, with OT Marcus Gilbert at right tackle, for the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 10, against the New York Giants. That has been the alignment along the offensive line for the past four practices.

OT | Justin Pugh | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT Justin Pugh (concussion) likely will not participate in any football activities this week because of his concussion. Head coach Tom Coughlin said he hopes Pugh is cleared to practice next week.

OT | Cordy Glenn | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
Buffalo Bills OT Cordy Glenn worked at left guard with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, Aug. 7. OT Thomas Welch lined up at left tackle with the starting offense.

OT | James Carpenter | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said OG James Carpenter (foot) is considered day-to-day because of a foot sprain.

OT | David Bakhtiari | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Green Bay Packers OT David Bakhtiari is expected to get first crack at the starting left tackle job following the loss of OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), who has decided to have season-ending knee surgery.

OT | Lamar Holmes | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Atlanta Falcons OT Lamar Holmes is expected to get a shot at replacing OT Mike P. Johnson (ankle, leg) in the starting lineup. If he cannot handle the job, the team might have to look outside of the organization for help.

OT | Chris Clark | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Fox is mixing and matching his offensive line, using guys in different positions to add versatility. OG Manuel Ramirez, who is normally a guard, continues to start at center. OG Louis Vasquez was back at right guard Tuesday, Aug. 6, in practice after spending time at right tackle. OT Chris Clark was the left tackle during offseason workouts, but he was on the right side in practice Tuesday. OG Ryan Lilja was brought in to compete for the starting center job, but he saw time at right guard Monday, Aug. 5, and left guard Tuesday.

OT | Orlando Franklin | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OT Orlando Franklin (hip) might be healthy enough to return and play in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8, against the San Francisco 49ers.


Guard

OG | John Malecki | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Pittsburgh Steelers had OG Justin Cheadle and C John Malecki swap positions during team drills Wednesday, Aug. 7, as the team looks for versatility along the offensive line.

OG | Ryan Lilja | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OG Ryan Lilja (knee) underwent microfracture surgery on his knee this offseason.


Defensive Line

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants DE Justin Tuck could be a pass-rushing linebacker in some defensive schemes. The Giants are toying with the idea in practice.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
The Dallas Cowboys are pleased with the progress of DT Jay Ratliff (hamstring), as he works his way back from a strained hamstring suffered on the first day of training camp. He remains on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, and will not practice before the team leaves California Aug. 16, but the club is not worried about his availability for Week 1 against the New York Giants. There is a chance he will be able to play in the preseason game Aug. 24 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

DL | Alameda Ta'amu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
The Pittsburgh Steelers activated NT Alameda Ta'amu (hamstring) from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list Wednesday, Aug. 7, practicing for the first time since reporting to training camp.

DL | Kenyon Coleman | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints DE Kenyon Coleman (pectoral) will miss the entire 2013 season because of a torn pectoral muscle.

DL | Jason Pierre-Paul | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back) is expected to be ready for the regular season opener against the Dallas Cowboys, at least from what general manager Jerry Reese has said. However, Pierre-Paul is quick not to place a date on his return just yet. "It's not important to me at all," Pierre-Paul said when asked about how crucial the Week 1 return date is on his rehab. "I already know that the D-line we have here is going to go out and get the job done." Pierre-Paul has not encountered any setbacks, and he is running a little without much discomfort, according to a person familiar with the rehab.


Linebacker

LB | Brian Orakpo | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (pectoral) is making his way back from a torn pectoral muscle suffered last season, and the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, against the Tennessee Titans will be his first game action since the regular season opener in 2012. "I haven't been out here in a while as far as live competition," Orakpo said Wednesday, Aug. 7. "So I'm a little more excited than most people. I'm gonna go out here and just try and do what I can."

LB | Jarvis Jones | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jarvis Jones has mostly worked with the third-team defense in training camp, but he was reportedly dominant in practice Wednesday, Aug. 7.

LB | Devan Walker | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Transaction
The San Diego Chargers have placed LB Devan Walker (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2013 season.


Cornerback

CB | Alfonzo Dennard | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard (undisclosed) left the field after stretching Thursday, Aug. 8, with what is believed to be a leg injury. He's unlikely to play in the preseason game tomorrow.

CB | Aqib Talib | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit
New England Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard appears to be running behind CBs Aqib Talib and Kyle Arrington, and Dennard was beaten twice for touchdowns in 11-on-11 drills in a join practice Wednesday, Aug. 7, with the Philadelphia Eagles.

CB | David Amerson | Washington Redskins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins CB David Amerson, FS Bacarri Rambo and FS Phillip Thomas are all expected to see heavy playing time in the preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Aug. 8, with CB DeAngelo Hall (ankle) and FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) not expected to play. Amerson is pushing for a starting job, while Rambo has been working as the starting free safety in training camp. Thomas has also made strides lately after a slow start to camp due to a week of missed practices.

CB | Sterling Moore | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys CBs Sterling Moore, Orlando Scandrick and B.W. Webb each worked with the first team in practice Wednesday, Aug. 7 in place of CBs Brandon Carr (personal) and Morris Claiborne (knee).

CB | Curtis Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Curtis Brown (ankle) is dealing with an ankle injury, and head coach Mike Tomlin said Brown needs to be re-evaluated.

CB | Terrell Thomas | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas (knee) was in shoulder pads Wednesday, Aug. 7, but he did not take any team reps in practice. CB Aaron Ross (undisclosed) was also working on the side.

CB | Chris Greenwood | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CBs Chris Greenwood (hamstring) and Jonte Green (hamstring) will not play in the first preseason game because of pulled hamstrings.

CB | Dee Milliner | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Dee Milliner (leg) was taken out of practice early Wednesday, Aug. 7, because of tightness in his lower leg. Head coach Rex Ryan said he does not think the injury is serious.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears CB Kelvin Hayden (hamstring) will miss the entire 2013 season because of a torn hamstring he suffered during practice Saturday, Aug. 3.

CB | Josh Wilson | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB Josh Wilson (shoulder) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8, against the Tennessee Titans. He only recently returned to the practice field after having offseason shoulder surgery. He has reportedly looked good in 11-on-11 work.

CB | Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle), who is making his way back from a high ankle sprain, took part in drills Tuesday, Aug. 6, under the watchful eye of the team's strength and conditioning coach.


Strong Safety

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DT Brett Keisel is predicting a big comeback year for SS Troy Polamalu (calf) after he was limited to just seven games last season due to a recurring calf injury. "Troy worked his tail off this offseason. He looks great. We expect Troy to be Troy and go out there and do all the great things that Troy does that no one else in the league can do," Keisel said.

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