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 the game 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.
Saints WR Willie Snead caught four balls for 56 yards in Sunday night's third preseason game.
Snead was the chain-moving receiver during Luke McCown's time on the field, running with the second-team offense opposite Brandon Coleman. Snead has been a ball-catching machine in Saints practices, according to beat reporters, and through three preseason games is up to an 8-117 receiving line. Snead stands 5-foot-11, 195, but ran 4.62 coming out of Ball State in 2014. He failed to make the 53-man roster in Browns camp last year. The Saints reportedly see some Lance Moore in Snead's skill set.
49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks (legal) is not expected to practice this week.
Brooks was sent home from joint practices with the Broncos last week and missed the third preseason game after being indicted on misdemeanor sexual battery charges. GM Trent Baalke released a statement saying Brooks would miss the preseason game, but he did not elaborate on his future with the team. Coach Jim Tomsula called the situation "day to day."
Jonathan Grimes rushed three times for 14 yards in the Texans' third preseason game.
Grimes was the second Texans tailback through the rotation, playing behind Alfred Blue and ahead of both Chris Polk and Kenny Hilliard. Grimes played briefly with both the Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett groups before exiting so the Texans could get longer looks at Polk and Hilliard. Through three preseason games, Grimes has 13 carries for 41 yards and three catches for 22 yards.
Vikings waived RB Joe Banyard.
An undrafted free agent in 2012, Banyard is a talented runner but has spent most of his career on Minnesota's practice squad. He did get offensive snaps in nine games last season, gaining 88 yards on 21 carries (4.2 YPC). Banyard should latch on with another team.
Vikings released TE Brandon Bostick.
The Vikings are going with Kyle Rudolph, MyCole Pruitt, and Chase Dixon instead. Bostick was claimed off waivers from the division-rival Packers all the way back in February. He failed to make it even to final cuts in Minnesota.