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.
Titans RB David Cobb (calf) is in a walking boot, and remains week to week.
Cobb is looking might shaky for Week 1. At this point, he's just an RB4/5 stash in re-draft leagues.
Johnny Manziel (elbow) has yet to resume throwing.
As expected, he'll miss Thursday's preseason finale. It's a missed opportunity to put something good on film, but Manziel's odds of making starts this years have more to do with Josh McCown's early-season effectiveness than anything else.
Speaking Tuesday, Bills coach Rex Ryan said K Dan Carpenter "needs to kick better."
Carpenter converted 34-of-38 field goal attempts in 2014, but is just 2-of-4 this summer. He's also missed an extra point. Carpenter's Week 1 roster spot is secure, but he can't afford a slow start. The Bills are keeping Jordan Gay as a kickoff specialist.
Antonio Brown has restructured his contract.
As have Heath Miller and Shaun Suisham, clearing $6 million in cap space for the ever-needy Steelers. Brown has agreed to convert $2 million of his $8.25 million 2016 salary into a signing bonus that can be prorated over the next two years. Looking ahead, Brown might seriously consider a holdout next summer if the Steelers don't extend his team-friendly deal heading into his walk year.
Seantrel Henderson has won the Bills' right tackle job.
Henderson is coming off a shaky rookie season, but quickly dispatched Cyrus Kouandijo in camp. OC Greg Roman believes Henderson has improved by "leaps and bounds." Henderson has elite physical tools, he just needs to translate them to NFL consistency.
Vikings C John Sullivan has been sidelined the last two weeks with back spasms.
The injury was not thought to be serious, but he now appears in danger of missing the regular season opener. He will definitely miss the fifth preseason game. Joe Berger has started the last two games in Sullivan's place.