Cowboys placed CB Orlando Scandrick (ACL, MCL) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Scandrick tore up his knee in practice last Tuesday. It's a big, big loss for the Cowboys, who now have a cornerback corps populated by youth, injury questions and free agent bust Brandon Carr. Scandrick, who turns 29 in February, is signed through 2019.
Falcons SLB Brooks Reed is getting a second opinion on his groin injury.
Coach Dan Quinn called the news a "concern." It sounds like Reed could need surgery.
WWL reports the Saints are waiving Nick Toon.
We're holding it off on making it official because Toon has a high-ankle sprain. That means he's more likely to be waived/injured than waived. Waived/injured would send Toon through waivers before landing him on injured reserve. Toon caught just two preseason passes for 11 yards before going down in the second exhibition game. He never really put any heat on Brandon Coleman for No. 3 duties even though Coleman has had a middling summer.
Michael Floyd (dislocated fingers) was catching "soft passes" on Tuesday.
The piece of progress comes six days after coach Bruce Arians said he was "optimistic" Floyd would be ready for the opener. We might not get a real feel for Floyd's Week 1 status until the Cards get in an official practice next week.
Recently acquired G/T Jordan Devey has been named the 49ers' starting right guard.
A third-year undrafted free agent, Devey made the first seven appearances of his career for the Patriots last season, including four starts. He did not fare well. The interior of San Francisco's line is a major trouble spot heading into Week 1.
Marcus Martin has been named the 49ers' starting center.
It became inevitable after Daniel Kilgore (leg, ankle) was placed on the reserve/PUP list. The No. 70 overall pick of last year's draft, Martin missed time with a knee injury before going on to make eight starts. He left much to be desired as both a pass and run blocker, but has lots of time to improve as a 21-year-old NFL sophomore.
Bears coach John Fox was "terse and non-specific" when asked about Alshon Jeffery's calf injury on Tuesday.
Jeffery hasn't practiced since August 11. Fox's Tuesday attitude is alarming on its face, but the Bears' new head coach has already made it clear he thinks he doesn't owe anyone anything when it comes to injury information. Fox views the trivial details of his team as top secret information to be protected in a bunker. It's always concerning when a player misses nearly three weeks of practice, but there's still no compelling reason to believe Jeffery won't be ready for Week 1.
Titans WR Justin Hunter is expected to play in Thursday's preseason finale.
It's confirmation that he's nowhere near the first-team offense. Hunter's roster spot doesn't appear to be in danger, but he's not going to be a factor in the Titans' offense any time soon.