Second-year UDFA WR Frankie Hammond Jr will start in Kansas City's third preseason game.
Hammand is having a strong start to the preseason, with four catches for 67 yards on six targets. He's been filling in for Dwayne Bowe (quad) at Z receiver, and has "been a star during the offseason and training camp." Hammand is a virtual lock to make the Chiefs' final roster. With Dwayne Bowe suspended for the first game, Hammond could be the Week 1 starter opposite Donnie Avery.
Lions waived WR Conner Vernon, RB Steven Miller, OG Alex Bullard, DE Kris Redding, OG A.J. Dalton, and DT Greg Hickman.
There are no surprises with these cuts. Vernon and Miller were trying to make the Lions on special teams. Bullard was competing for the backup left guard job.
Lions placed WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) on reserve/PUP.
He'll now miss at least the first six weeks of the season. Jones has been sidelined all offseason recovering from shoulder surgery. The move allows the Lions to keep him without having to use a roster spot. Jones will be eligible to return in Week 7.
Sammy Watkins (ribs) is inactive for Saturday's preseason game.
Watkins returned to practice on a limited basis this week, but the Bills don't want to risk him to further injury. It's not ideal for him to be missing time in Buffalo's regular season dress rehearsal. TE Tony Moeaki is also inactive and has appeared in just one preseason game.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said undrafted WR Corey Washington has played in "superb fashion" and that "certainly gets your attention."
Washington has put together a strong preseason, and has a touchdown in four straight games. He should be a lock for a roster spot. Washington could push for snaps in red-zone and four-wide packages.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that tests have confirmed NT B.J. Raji (torn biceps) is out for the season.
The Packers were hoping to place Raji on short-term I.R. for a possible a late-season impact. Although he hasn't been a productive player in years, his loss is a blow to Green Bay's defensive line. Raji will end up playing zero regular season snaps after re-signing to a one-year, $4 million deal. Josh Boyd and Letroy Guion are in-house candidates to replace Raji. Free agents Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly are likely available for the veteran minimum and could be brought back.
Rookie Weston Richburg is expected to open the season as the Giants' starting left guard.
Richburg started over Brandon Mosley at right guard in Friday's preseason game, but will switch over to the left side with Geoff Schwartz sidelined, with Mosley moving back in the starting lineup. Richburg lacks experience but is a serviceable replacement for Schwartz. Mosley and C J.D. Walton have been liabilities.
Marcus Harris (shoulder) is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.
Harris is dealing with an issue in his AC joint. He was in the mix for the No. 5 receiver job prior to going down. The Giants would need to cut Preston Parker, Julian Talley, and KR Trindon Holliday to keep a roster spot for Harris, who was having a strong camp. Harris had nine catches for 93 yards in four preseason games.