Jaguars rookie LB Myles Jack will get first-team reps Sunday against the Bengals.
Paul Posluszny is still the starter at middle linebacker, but Jack will get some work with the first-team defense with the veteran expected to play limited snaps. "That experience will be valuable and cool," Jack said. "Even though it’s a preseason game, it will be like the Super Bowl to me." Jack does not look likely to jump Poz this season, but he is the future in the middle.
Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) is expected to start Sunday against Chargers.
Bridgewater caused a stir by sitting out the second preseason game and a few practices with a shoulder injury, but the issue was never serious. He returned to practice on Tuesday, and said he feels "very good." He will be fully healthy before Week 1.
Jets coach Todd Bowles said Matt Forte (hamstring) will make his debut Saturday against the Giants.
Bowles said over the weekend he hoped to get Forte "a few snaps" against the Giants, and it looks like that is still the plan. "I hope so, if he doesn’t have any setbacks," Bowles said. "I want him to get hit before our first game. I don’t want that to be the first time." Forte missed a large chunk of training camp with a hamstring injury, but he has reportedly looked sharp since returning.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Texans second-round C Nick Martin will miss all of 2016 after undergoing ankle surgery.
Martin suffered what was called a high-ankle sprain last week, but it is clear the injury was more severe than initially reported. Surgery suggests Martin likely suffered ligament damage. With Martin expected to serve as the starting center as a rookie, the Texans will now turn to undrafted sophomore Greg Mancz.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac reports the Steelers are concerned about Keenan Lewis' hip.
It is the same issue which at least partly played a role in Lewis' release in New Orleans. With concerns about his health, it is unlikely the Steelers sign Lewis. ESPN's Josina Anderson reported the Lions, Jets, and Cardinals are also interested, but Lewis will need to get healthy first.
Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert agreed to restructure his contract.
The details of the restructure are not available, but he likely converted most of his 2016 base salary into a bonus. The move saves the Steelers a much-needed $2.39 million against the cap.
Eagles CB Nolan Carroll has locked up the starting job opposite Leodis McKelvin.
Carroll had been competing with Ron Brooks, but he was always the favorite. Brooks will now man the slot in sub packages. Carroll was the Eagles best corner before suffering a broken fibula last Thanksgiving.
Lions released RB Stevan Ridley.
The writing was on the wall after Ridley played behind Zach Zenner, George Winn, and rookie Dwayne Washington this preseason. By releasing him now, the Lions have at least given Ridley a shot to latch on somewhere else -- and perhaps offset some of the $250,000 guaranteed they owe him -- but he has not proven to be an effective back since shredding his knee in 2014. The 27-year-old could be nearing the end. With Ridley gone, Zenner is now locked in as the big-back complement to Ameer Abdullah.