Bears placed S Ryan Mundy (hip) on injured reserve, ending his season.
It's another blow to one of the NFL's worst secondaries. Mundy was far from a difference maker, but started all 16 games last season, recording 103 tackles and four interceptions. The Bears will go with some combination of Adrian Amos, Brock Vereen, and Antrel Rolle at safety. For now, Rolle is locked in at free safety with rookie Amos manning the strong side.
Dolphins waived WR LaRon Byrd, DT Calvin Barnett, G Bryant Browning, WR Kevin Cone, DE Ray Drew, WR Tyler McDonald, DE Kendall Montgomery, TE Gerell Robinson, CB Sammy Seamster, and S Phillip Thomas.
In addition to C J.D. Walton, these are the Dolphins' first cuts.
Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson reports the Cowboys believe Darren McFadden is the "best of the bunch" at running back.
Robinson reports the Cowboys are committed to a running back by committee, but he added Dallas would have likely ridden McFadden's hot hand on Saturday night had it been a regular season game. Owner Jerry Jones has talked up Joseph Randle all offseason, but it appears McFadden has a real chance to lead the team in touches if he can stay healthy. The uncertainty surrounding the situation makes Randle un-draftable in the fourth round.
According to Yahoo's Charles Robinson, the Cowboys' plan to use an RBBC backfield is "not a bluff," and the rotation will be a "committee in the purest NFL form."
Per Robinson, "the Cowboys are adamant that their elite offensive line can be the glue that elevates a collection of parts into a greater whole." In other words, the Cowboys are banking on their O-Line and less on the talent of their backfield, which is questionable to be kind with Joe Randle, Darren McFadden, and Lance Dunbar vying for work. Had Saturday night's preseason game been a regular season one, Robinson believes the Cowboys "would have ridden McFadden's hot hand," despite Randle starting the game. Robinson guesses none of the Cowboys' backs will rush for more than 850 yards this season.
Texans third-round pick Jaelen Strong caught five balls for 40 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's third preseason game.
Strong got work with the Brian Hoyer offense, but primarily ran with the second-team receiver rotation opposite fellow rookie Keith Mumphery. Strong used his size and strength to battle when Ryan Mallett entered the game, hooking up with Mallett on a six-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Strong is behind DeAndre Hopkins, Cecil Shorts, and apparently Nate Washington on the depth chart, but should ascend as the season moves along. Through three preseason weeks, Strong has seven catches for 55 yards and two TDs.
Vikings waived WR DaVaris Daniels, CB Justin Coleman, CB Jalil Carter, OT Stephen Goodin, LB Josh Kaddu, WR Jordan Leslie, DE Caesar Rayford, DT Chrishon Rose, and CB Demarcus Van Dyke.
In addition to RB Joe Banyard and TE Brandon Bostick, these are the Vikings' first cuts. Daniels went undrafted this past May out of Notre Dame.
Titans WR Justin Hunter has caught 2-of-9 targets (22 percent) this preseason.
It is a very small sample size, but it is a concern considering Hunter has caught a Stephen-Hill like 43 percent of his targets through two seasons. Hunter has reportedly shown well in training camp this season, but that improvement has yet to be seen in games. Hunter will struggle to find the field if he cannot become more consistent.
Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz was held catch-less in Sunday night's third preseason game.
Although Fiedorowicz stayed quiet in the passing game, it's noteworthy that he started and was a clear member of Houston's first-team offense. Fiedorowicz was an early third-round pick in the 2014 draft. The Texans need a complementary pass catcher to step up beyond DeAndre Hopkins. Fiedorowicz stayed on with the Ryan Mallett group and saw an end-zone target, but Mallett's throw was too far wide. Through three preseason contests, Fiedorowicz has two catches for 12 yards.