Saints coach Sean Payton said RB Marcus Murphy is "making this team."
The rookie out of Missouri had 110 total yards against the Texans on Sunday. He is also one of the favorites to return kicks this season. Murphy making the roster could be bad news for veteran RB Tim Hightower.
Philip Rivers confirmed the Chargers will use a running back by committee.
"As Coach has always said — I’m not saying anything out of the blue — it’s a running back by committee crew," Rivers said. "It’s going to be a team effort in that bunch. We’re going to need all of them to carry the load in the run game and to catch the ball out of the backfield." Melvin Gordon is still the favorite for early-down work, but he has struggled this preseason and will cede passing-down snaps to Danny Woodhead. Gordon is shaping up as a low-end RB2.
Bucs OC Dirk Koetter confirmed Jameis Winston is dealing with a sprained ankle.
Koetter said the ankle is affecting his play, but he does not expect it to be a problem in the regular season. Winston suffered the injury in the second preseason game. He played well in that contest, but he struggled in the third exhibition game. Injured or not, up and down performances are what fantasy owners should expect from the rookie signal caller.
Victor Cruz said the Giants are just being cautious with his strained calf.
Cruz said the swelling has gone down. It would be a surprise if Cruz played in the final preseason game, but it sounds like he could be ready for Week 1. Coming off a devastating knee injury and now a preseason calf concern, Cruz is a risky bet to contribute this season.
Panthers rookie WR Devin Funchess aggravated his hamstring injury in Monday's practice.
Funchess was able to finish the session, but he was spotted with the trainer after practice. Expected to serve as the "X" receiver with Kelvin Benjamin (ACL) done for the year, Funchess needs to get and stay healthy.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport expects the Bills to cut a quarterback after naming Tyrod Taylor their starter.
Coach Rex Ryan has said the team would probably keep three quarterbacks, but he has been anything but forthcoming about his quarterbacks during the last month. E.J. Manuel seems like the obvious choice if Buffalo decides to release someone, but Matt Cassel's $4.75 million cap charge could earn him the boot. The Bills would get all of that $4.75 million off the cap by releasing Cassel.
Giants released LB Victor Butler.
His release will make room for S Stevie Brown. Bulter is suspended the first four games of the season.
Dolphins C Mike Pouncey said he will practice on Monday.
Pouncey was forced from the team's third preseason game with a knee injury, but the MRI came back negative. He will be good to go for Week 1.