Free agent S William Moore told ESPN's Vaughn McClure that he'd "absolutely" be interested in re-signing with the Falcons.
Moore hasn't attracted much interest since getting cut by Atlanta in February, though he did work out for the Patriots a few months back. With rookie SS Keanu Neal (knee scope) on the shelf, the Falcons may consider a reunion with Moore. It's unclear how much the 31-year-old has left in the tank after missing 14 games due to injury over the past two seasons.
ESPN's Jordan Raanan believes the Giants could keep five running backs on their 53-man roster.
Those five running backs would be Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams, Shane Vereen, Paul Perkins and Orleans Darkwa. The first four are locks while Darkwa and fullback Nikita Whitlock seem to be battling for one spot. Darkwa has only played nine snaps on offense this preseason but has played a pivotal role on special teams. If Darkwa makes the team over Whitlock, the Giants would likely use one of their tight ends at the fullback position.
The Cincinnati Enquirer projects Bengals second-round pick Tyler Boyd to catch 55 passes for 800 yards with 5-7 touchdowns as a rookie.
The Enquirer's Paul Dehner acknowledges Boyd's role has increased with Brandon LaFell battling a hand injury and largely disappointing in camp. Boyd should also see an early-season bump in production if Tyler Eifert (ankle) misses time. Boyd is on the late-round radar as a WR5/6 pick in 12-team fantasy drafts.
The Cincinnati Enquirer expects Tyler Eifert (ankle) to be "healthy the first few weeks of the season -- if not the opener in New York."
Eifert only recently resumed jogging, so this seems like an optimistic take. We're a little over two weeks away from the Bengals' Week 1 game against the Jets. Still, the optimism is good to hear regarding a player who was a fantasy difference maker last season, and now has a clear avenue toward a target increase with Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu out of the picture. Eifert has been slipping into the eighth and ninth rounds of most fantasy drafts.
The Cincinnati Enquirer expects the Bengals to "swing back closer" to a power-running offense featuring Jeremy Hill this season.
With Tyler Eifert healthy and Marvin Jones opposite A.J. Green, the 2015 Bengals incorporated more spread-passing concepts under ex-OC Hue Jackson. The Enquirer's Paul Dehner says "the success of (Andy) Dalton and abundance of passing-game weapons didn't play into Hill's strength last year." Under new OC Ken Zampese, Dehner forsees Cincinnati resuming a rushing-oriented approach with Hill behind FB Ryan Hewitt. Dehner is also buying the narrative that Hill's "razor focus and desire to return to rookie form are very real this offseason."
Raiders OC Bill Musgrave said undrafted rookie RB Jalen Richard looked "spectacular" early in training camp before suffering a knee injury.
Richard has since missed the first two preseason games, but is expected to play Saturday night against the Titans. The UDFA out of Southern Miss is also expected to get some run with the first-team offense, along with rookie DeAndre Washington, so the Raiders can get a good read of the backup situation behind Latavius Murray. Richard is currently third on the depth chart.
Bucs WR Kenny Bell appears to be behind Adam Humphries, Russell Shepard, and Donteea Dye on the depth chart.
Bell looks to be on the wrong side of the roster bubble. Beat writer Roy Cummings has Humphries and Shepard as the favorites for the Nos. 3 and 4 jobs, with Dye emerging as the candidate for the final receiver spot. Since a horrible preseason opener, Bell has been working with the threes in practice.
After Ezekiel Elliott reportedly visited a marijuana dispensary in Seattle prior to Thursday night's preseason game, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones deemed Elliott's decision "not good."
TMZ reported Elliott visited a weed shop named "Herban Legends" just "hours" prior to the game. Although recreational marijuana use is legal in Seattle, marijuana remains a banned substance by the NFL. The website's sources did say Elliott "didn't buy or smoke anything in the store." It sounds like Elliott was being a typical tourist. "Well, I think that in and of itself the reason we are talking about is in a way part of the learning process," Jones said of Elliott's decision to visit the weed shop. "But it's not good. It's just not good. It's just not good."