QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
There remains a possibility for the Arizona Cardinals to bring in another passer to push QBs Kevin Kolb and John Skelton. According to league sources, Kolb is expected to be given every opportunity to win the job the next two weeks, but other options could arise as well. Free-agent QB Donovan McNabb (Vikings) could be an option.
QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said that, at 36 years old, he does not have the arm strength he used to. Manning thinks losing arm strength is not a function of last year's neck injury. "I still have strength to recover, still have work to do," Manning said. "I am 36 years old. My arm has a lot of yards and a lot of touchdowns on it, so it's probably not going to be the same as it was when it was 22, but I still think it can complete some passes. I can move the chains and hopefully get our offense into the end zone this year."
QB | Brady Quinn | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said Tuesday, Aug. 14, that a decision will be made Wednesday, Aug. 15, as to who will be the No. 2 quarterback in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the St. Louis Rams. QB Brady Quinn is ahead of QB Ricky Stanzi on the team's initial preseason depth chart.
QB | Matt Flynn | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Flynn is listed as the starting quarterback on the team's initial preseason depth chart, followed by QBs Russell Wilson and Tarvaris Jackson.
QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was very sharp in practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, completing 20 of 26 passes for two touchdowns and one interception during 11-on-11 work.
QB | Josh X. Johnson | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers QB Josh X. Johnson, not QB Scott Tolzien, will serve as the No. 3 quarterback in the team's preseason game against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 18. Tolzien was the third QB in the team's preseason opener. QB Colin Kaepernick has emerged as the backup to QB Alex Smith so far.
QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Kansas City Chiefs depth chart remains unchanged as they approach their second preseason contest against the St. Louis Rams Saturday, Aug. 11. QB Brady Quinn is still the backup quarterback behind QB Matt Cassel, with QB Ricky Stanzi as the third option. WR Dwayne Bowe is still listed as the seventh-string flanker since he has yet to show up to training camp.
QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler is confident the team's offensive line will be adequate this season despite allowing six sacks in the preseason game against the Denver Broncos last week. "They're going to be fine," Cutler said. "Protection-wise, we're going to do what we have to to protect myself or whoever's in there. If we have to keep eight in there, if we have to keep nine in there, that's what we're going to do. We're not going to put those guys in positions where they're going to fail or I'm going to get hit." Cutler will play in the team's game Saturday, Aug. 11, after sitting out the preseason opener last week.
QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he would love it if the team used more of a no-huddle offense this season. "I love the no-huddle," Flacco said. "We've got to get quicker and quicker at it. I like to go up there and run a play, run a play, run a play. That's what we're going to be, and I think we have to make sure we get it as fast as we can."
QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Both Jacksonville Jaguars QBs Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne struggled at the goal line in one 7-on-7 period in practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, but Gabbert hit a deep bomb to WR Laurent Robinson in an 11-on-11 drill. Gabbert also showed several nice passes during sideline routes to Robinson and TE Marcedes Lewis.
RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey issued a warning to holdout RB Maurice Jones-Drew, telling him to be ready to play once he returns to the team. "There's no exercises and nothing you can do to simulate an NFL practice and an NFL game. We'll just see where he is when he's back both mentally and physically," Mularkey said. "I think it would be a disservice to put him in if he was not fully prepared. It would be a health risk to do that."
RB | Isaac Redman | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman (groin) will have an MRI on his groin injury.
RB | Mikel Leshoure | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 15.
RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson said he is not concerned over his sluggish start to the preseason. Johnson had just eight yards on five carries in the preseason opener, in addition to dropping two passes. "It's just the preseason right now," Johnson said. "We're still working, still in camp, trying to get better every day. I just feel like it's another step we have to take, and (in the next preseason game) I feel like we'll be comfortable and then we'll take another step."
RB | Cedric Benson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson said his goal is to be the team's No. 1 running back; however, head coach Mike McCarthy is not yet willing to address Benson's role in the offense.
RB | Shaun Draughn | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs RB Shaun Draughn has had a strong training camp, and he ripped off several impressive runs in 11-on-11 drills in practice Tuesday, Aug. 14. He rotated into reps with the first-team offense.
RB | Cyrus Gray | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs RB Cyrus Gray (hamstring) is battling a hamstring injury. Head coach Romeo Crennel said the team will evaluate Gray's progress before determining if he'll play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the St. Louis Rams.
RB | Chris Polk | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The battle for the No. 3 running back job for the Philadelphia Eagles is too close to call, as RBs Bryce Brown and Chris Polk vie for the spot.
RB | Ronnie Hillman | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (hamstring) aggravated his hamstring Tuesday, Aug. 14. However, head coach John Fox said Hillman's injury is not as serious as his previous one.
RB | Mike Goodson | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Mike Goodson (neck) will "probably" return to practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, after missing the last week. Tests on his neck were negative, and he could play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 17.
RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said RB Darren McFadden needs more touches in the preseason in order to hit the ground running in Week 1 of the regular season. McFadden will welcome the increased work in the preseason, and he'll likely see an increase in touches in the team's next preseason action against the Arizona Cardinals Friday, Aug. 17.
RB | Ryan Grant | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions reportedly weren't interested in signing Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson but are looking at free-agent RB Ryan Grant (Packers).
RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams said he's happy with his role in the team's crowded backfield this year. He averaged less than 10 carries per game last season, largely due to the presence of RB Jonathan Stewart and surprising rookie QB Cam Newton. Williams' workload could be even less in 2012 with the addition of RB Mike Tolbert.
RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) will participate in his first practice with pads Tuesday, Aug. 14. The coaching staff will continue to be cautious with his progress, though. Peterson will take part in only a handful of plays in 7-on-7 and full-team work. He is hoping to take part in the preseason game against the San Diego Chargers next week.
RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle), DT Antonio Garay (ankle) and WR Richard Goodman (undisclosed) were working on the side at practice Tuesday, Aug. 14. FS Eric Weddle (hip) and PK Nate Kaeding (personal) returned to practice.
RB | Taiwan Jones | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring) is still being listed as day-to-day with his hamstring strain. RB Mike Goodson (neck) has no structural damage in his neck and is expected to be back before the end of the preseason.
RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson said he received offers from the Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions before choosing the Packers. Benson could become the team's primary rusher with RB James Starks (toe) dealing with turf toe early on.
WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi (head) said he did not suffer a concussion in the team's preseason opener, despite head coach Pat Shurmur indicating the contrary. "I feel great, always felt great, never developed a symptom or anything," Massaquoi said. "Everything that was done was strictly precautionary because of the type of the hit, the way that the hit looked. So I'm excited just to play right now, and now we're gonna keep moving forward." Massaquoi could play in the team's next preseason game.
WR | Chad Johnson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) looked solid in Miami Dolphins training camp, but he didn't look that good. He was still an aging receiver who struggled to separate from tight coverage.
WR | Brad Smith | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Buffalo Bills had their most extended wildcat work of training camp Tuesday, Aug. 14, with WR Brad Smith. "We're a lot further along with how to use him and what we're going to try to do with him," head coach Chan Gailey said of Smith. "I think we've got a chance to have a great little package with him. It's going to be good for us, I believe."
WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor said the team will welcome restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace upon his return. "Mike is taking care of Mike right now," Taylor said. "As long as he's working out, getting ready for football, that's all that matters … He's working hard (in Orlando). Whenever he gets back, we're going to congratulate him with open arms."
WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (concussion) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16.
WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (ribs) is not taking part in practice Wednesday, Aug. 15.
WR | Michael Jenkins | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Jenkins agreed last week to re-negotiate the remaining two years of his contract, according to NFL sources. The base pay for 2012 goes from $2.5 million to $1 million, while his base pay for 2013 goes from $2.5 million to $825,000.
WR | Junior Hemingway | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Junior Hemingway (groin) is nearing a return from a groin injury. He did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, but he worked in full pads on the sidelines.
WR | Golden Tate | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WRs Ben Obomanu and Golden Tate sit atop the team's initial preseason depth chart. WRs Deon Butler and Kris Durham are listed as the second-team receivers, with WRs Braylon Edwards and Charly Martin as the third-teamers. WR Terrell Owens is not listed among the Top Six, and neither are WRs Doug Baldwin (hamstring), Ricardo Lockette (leg) and Sidney Rice (shoulder), who have been dealing with injuries.
WR | Stephen Hill | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill (finger) suffered a jammed finger in practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, which required X-rays. The X-rays were negative.
WR | Torrey Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (ankle) and FS Ed Reed (undisclosed) both sat out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 14. OG Bobbie Williams (ankle), TE Dennis Pitta (hand), LB Josh Byrnes (back), LB Darryl Blackstock (groin), TE Ed Dickson (shoulder), DT Ryan McBean (ankle), WR Jacoby Jones (undisclosed) and WR Devin Goda (undisclosed) also missed practice. DE Pernell McPhee (undisclosed) and CB Asa Jackson (hamstring) returned to the practice field.
WR | Leonard Hankerson | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (undisclosed) was carted off the field Tuesday, Aug. 14, and had a towel over his head, meaning the cause was likely heat-related.
WR | Nate Burleson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson, noticeably lighter this training camp, is working extremely hard this summer to prove he still belongs on the roster. Burleson has been motivated by the team selecting wide receivers in the last two drafts, and he is working harder than he ever has this offseason. He is down to 194 pounds after playing around 205 pounds last season, and he said he is a step quicker as a result. "I just tightened up on my diet and lifted a little bit harder, ran a little bit more," Burleson said. "I figure if I gained weight, I'm going to solidify myself as a slot for the rest of my career. If I lose a little bit of weight and show my agility and my speed, I still have the versatility to help this offense on the outside."
WR | Eddie Royal | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (groin) ran on the side during practice Monday, Aug. 13, and he felt good, but the team is being cautious with his return. Royal is expected to be the team's punt returner and slot receiver.
WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WRs Calvin Johnson (finger), Ryan Broyles (knee) and Patrick Edwards (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 14. Also, S Don Carey (hamstring) returned to the practice field.
WR | Vincent Jackson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup QB Dan Orlovsky has been extremely impressed with WR Vincent Jackson during training camp this year. "I've had the chance to play with some Hall of Fame receivers," Orlovsky said. "Andre Johnson in Houston, Reggie (Wayne) and Calvin (Johnson) in Detroit. The similarities between them are scary. There's an unbelievable amount of humility. I say they have talent and perform like they're elite players, but they work like they're undrafted rookies."
WR | Mike Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams has picked up his work ethic this year after a disappointing 2011 season in which he reported to training camp out of shape and had only three touchdowns all year. "His work ethic has definitely picked up," receivers coach P.J. Fleck said. "And he's reaping his rewards." Williams showed impressive will taking an interception away from SS Mark Barron in practice Tuesday, Aug. 14.
TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, the Dallas Cowboys are looking to sign a free-agent tight end for training camp following news of the injury to TE Jason Witten (spleen). If Witten is unavailable to play in Week 1, TE John Phillips is expected to be the starting tight end.
TE | Kellen Winslow | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks TE Kellen Winslow was listed as the No. 2 tight end on the team's initial preseason depth chart behind incumbent TE Zach Miller.
TE | Clay Harbor | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE Clay Harbor stood out during training camp in the absence of TE Brent Celek (knee), and QB Michael Vick has shown confidence going to Harbor across the middle. Harbor is expected to be used frequently subbing for Celek this year and in two-TE sets.
OT | James Carmon | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DT Kellen Heard (leg) left practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, with a right leg injury and was taken for X-rays. OT James Carmon (wrist) also suffered what is believed to be a wrist injury and will also receive X-rays.
OT | Mike Otto | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans OT Mike Otto (finger) suffered a finger injury during practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, and did not finish.
OT | Chad Clifton | Free Agent | Free Agents
New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio said the team will not be bringing in free-agent OT Chad Clifton (Packers) for a physical.
OT | Max Starks | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers activated OT Max Starks (knee) from the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Aug. 14. The team also signed free-agent RB Jason Ford (Texans) and put RB John Clay on the Waived/Injured list.
OG | John Moffitt | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OG John Moffitt (elbow) underwent surgery on his elbow and will be out at least a couple of weeks. OG Lemuel Jeanpierre (groin) injured his groin and sat out practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, allowing OG Rishaw Johnson to move to backup center. DE Cordarro Law (ankle), FB Michael Robinson (undisclosed) and S Jeron Johnson (undisclosed) did not practice. Law suffered a second degree high ankle sprain and will miss some time. DE Pierre Allen also sat out but is expected to return this week.
OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (knee) participated in practice in pads for the first time Tuesday, Aug. 14. However, FB Eric Kettani, CB Alfonzo Dennard, FB Spencer Larsen, OG Brian Waters, LB Tracy White, OT Markus Zusevics, OT Matt Kopa, OT Kyle Hix, OT Sebastian Vollmer, TE Aaron Hernandez, TE Visanthe Shiancoe, WR Brandon Lloyd, TE Daniel Fells, TE Rob Gronkowski, TE Jake Ballard and DLs Myron Pryor, Gerard Warren and Jonathan Fanene sat out. CB Malcolm Williams and S James Ihedigbo returned.
OG | Artis Hicks | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OGs Artis Hicks (undisclosed) and Eric Steinbach (undisclosed) both missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 14. OG John Jerry took repetitions with the first-team offense and the third team.
OG | Chris Kuper | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OG Chris Kuper (forearm) will miss six weeks after suffering a broken ulna in his left forearm during practice Tuesday, Aug. 14. Kuper could miss the first three games of the regular season. C Manuel Ramirez is expected to start at right guard in his absence, and OT Orlando Franklin could move in from right tackle with either OTs Chris Clark or Ryan Harris at right tackle.
OG | Travelle Wharton | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OG Travelle Wharton (knee) will need season-ending surgery to fix a torn right anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
DL | Chris Canty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Chris Canty (knee) said he is improving; however, he does not know at this point when he will return to action. "My knee is in better shape than it was in November, December of last season," said Canty, who is on the Physically Unable to Perform list. "It's just a matter of making sure that we're smart, so that moving forward, everything will be fine. We'll have no setbacks; we won't have any kind of lingering issues. I think they're taking the right approach, and I have the utmost confidence in the coaches and the medical staff."
DL | Frostee Rucker | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (leg), LB D'Qwell Jackson (shoulder) and DE Frostee Rucker (knee) are expected to miss the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16.
DL | Sione Pouha | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DT Sione Pouha (back) is not on the practice field Wednesday, Aug. 15.
DL | Carlton Powell | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants signed free-agent DL Carlton Powell (Falcons) Tuesday, Aug. 14.
DL | Myles Wade | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have scheduled a workout with free-agent DL Myles Wade (Buccaneers) Wednesday, Aug. 15.
DL | Ethan Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs CB Travis Daniels (groin), DL Ethan Johnson (head) and LB Cameron Sheffield (groin) were unable to practice again Tuesday, Aug. 14.
DL | Chris Neild | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DT Chris Neilds (knee) tore his anterior cruciate ligament Monday, Aug. 13, and he'll be placed on Injured Reserve, ending his season.
DL | Shaun Rogers | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said DT Shaun Rogers' (calf) blood clot situation is a season-ending injury.
DL | Jason Hunter | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (hamstring) and DE Jason Hunter (triceps) left with injuries Tuesday, Aug. 14.
DL | Aaron Morgan | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Aaron Morgan has elevated his play on the defensive line this preseason as the team tries to become more effective at rushing the quarterback this season. DEs Jeremy Mincey and Andre Branch look to be starters for Week 1 at this point with DE Austen Lane (ankle) expected to be out another two weeks and DE John Chick (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (undisclosed) was limping around during practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, but head coach Jim Schwartz said it wasn't related to Fairley's foot injury last year. DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (knee), OT Jeff Backus (back), LB Stephen Tulloch (knee), DTs Corey Williams (undisclosed) and Sammie Hill (back) and RB Mikel Leshoure (hamstring) sat out of practice.
DL | Martin Parker | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Shaun Rogers (calf) is being treated for a blood clot in his left calf after experiencing swelling in his leg after playing in the team's first preseason game last week. He missed practice Sunday, Aug. 12, and Monday, Aug. 13. DT Martin Parker (back) is dealing with a herniated disc in his back that will require surgery, and DT Marvin Austin (back) is also dealing with back issues and will visit with doctors. DE Justin Trattou (ankle, heel) was seen by a doctor and is not expected to return to the field for a couple of weeks.
LB | Brandon Spikes | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots LB Brandon Spikes (knee) has been back on the practice field the last three days.
LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (knee) might need arthroscopic surgery on his injured knee before the regular season opener. Harrison has not yet practiced during training camp, remaining on the Physically-Unable-To-Perform (PUP) list due to swelling behind his kneecap.
LB | Dane Fletcher | New England Patriots | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots placed LB Dane Fletcher (knee) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Aug. 14, with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The team also released WR Britt Davis.
LB | Barrett Ruud | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice (shoulder) is now practicing in team drills and is diving for balls as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. However, he won't play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11, but his progression in practice is a sign that he'll be ready to play in Week 1. WR Doug Baldwin (hamstring) was back at practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, and WR Ricardo Lockette (leg) and LB Barrett Ruud (knee) also were back.
LB | Rey Maualuga | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals LB Rey Maualuga (knee) thinks he will play in the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers next week after suffering a right knee injury. He will miss the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16, though. Maualuga is dealing with a mild knee sprain which has caused some swelling. He plans to do some running Tuesday, Aug. 14.
CB | Brandon Flowers | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel indicated Tuesday, Aug. 14, that CB Brandon Flowers (foot) is unlikely to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the St. Louis Rams. "(Wednesday) if he doesn't do anything then you can probably rule him out (vs. St. Louis)," Crennel said. "Because if you don't practice it's hard to put you into the game because I think at that time we might be exposing him to more injury risk."
CB | Tracy Porter | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos SS Quinton Carter (knee, hamstring), SS Jim Leonhard (knee) and CB Tracy Porter were unable to practice Tuesday, Aug. 14. WR Tyler Grisham (knee), and LBs Keith Brooking (hamstring) and Danny Trevathan (ankle) all sat out.
CB | Devon Torrence | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets waived CB Devon Torrence Tuesday, Aug. 14.
CB | Jalil Brown | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers (heel) is unlikely to return to the team's afternoon practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, after bruising his heel in practice two weeks ago. His spot with the first-team defense has been taken by CB Jalil Brown. Head coach Romeo Crennel isn't ruling out Flowers for the preseason game against the St. Louis Rams Saturday, Aug. 18.
SS | Eric Berry | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The presence of Kansas City Chiefs FS Abram Elam has allowed the team to expand the role of SS Eric Berry. For instance, in the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals, Elam's presence allowed Berry to slide into a linebacker position. When Berry lines up at LB, he is allowed to blitz, play the run or drop into coverage. Elam can also play both safety positions.
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