Patriots waived RB Jonas Gray.
It's possible Gray is being waived/injured, as he missed the preseason finale with an undisclosed injury. Either way, it brings (a little) clarity to the Pats' jumbled backfield. Brandon Bolden and James White will mind the store during LeGarrette Blount's one-game suspension, while Blount will be the No. 1 upon his Week 2 return. Gray had a nice preseason, rolling up 107 yards on 19 carries (5.6 YPC), and averaged 4.6 yards on 89 totes a year ago. It's quite possible he'll be claimed on waivers.
NFL Network's Rand Getlin reported the Eagles are interested in free agent QB Christian Ponder.
This is likely an agent-driven report. The Eagles have one of the best backups in the league in Mark Sanchez, and Ponder could not beat out former UDFA Matt McGloin in Oakland. Ponder will likely land somewhere, but it would be surprising if it were Philadelphia.
Bengals placed OLB Marquis Flowers on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.
A 2014 undrafted free agent, Flowers ended up appearing in all 16 games as a rookie, making one start. He'll be back to compete for one of the Bengals' final roster spots in 2016.
Lions waived RB George Winn.
Winn got a little run with Joique Bell out during the preseason, carrying the rock 17 times for 69 yards. He had little chance of beating out SPARQ legend Zach Zenner for the No. 4 spot behind Bell, Ameer Abdullah and passing-down back Theo Riddick.
Lions waived DE Larry Webster, DE Jerel Worthy, DL Kerry Hyder, S Brian Suite and S Isaiah Johnson.
A 2014 fourth-rounder, Webster was talked up in the offseason, but didn't show any improvement once the Lions put the pads on in August. The leap from FCS Bloomsburg proved too big to make. Webster will presumably be sheltered on the practice squad, but he's never going to make an impact in Detroit.
Titans released G/T Byron Stingily.
Stingily has been with the Titans since 2011, but never progressed past deep reserve status. He could be brought back if/when the Titans need a lineman.
Patriots released CB Robert McClain.
McClain started at slot corner in the first preseason game but lost his job to Tarell Brown. McClain struggled in Atlanta last season, but has put some good things on tape in his career. He should get another shot.
Lions released TE Joseph Fauria.
Fauria collected seven touchdowns as a rookie but disappeared during his sophomore campaign in 2014 (six catches for 74 yards). His roster spot was in jeopardy as soon as the Lions traded for Tim Wright at the end of August. Fauria caught three passes for 24 yards during the preseason.