Lions DT Nick Fairley has shed ten pounds since mid-August and is now down to 305.
The Lions have ostensibly asked Fairley to play at a number of different weights over the course of the offseason, and now leading up to Week 1. Regardless of his girth, Fairley's turned in back-to-back dominant preseason games and had a sack in Detroit's exhibition finale. He's all set for Week 1 against the Giants.
Jets claimed WR Walter Powell off waivers from the Cardinals.
Powell is an undersized, athletically-deficient prospect out of Murray State. The Jets would have been better off keeping Quincy Enunwa stashed on the 53.
Jets claimed CB Phillip Adams off waivers from the Seahawks.
Adams got eaten alive in August, particularly in Seattle's preseason finale, when he was burned for two touchdowns on 38 snaps by players on the Raiders. Those stats come courtesy of Pro Football Focus. As the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta notes, 26-year-old Adams is now on his fifth NFL team.
Jets waived WR Quincy Enunwa.
The Jets were carrying seven receivers after final cuts, so this move was somewhat anticipated. The 209th overall pick in May's draft, Enunwa will be replaced on the 53-man roster by former Seahawks CB Phillip Adams.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed Monday that Michael Oher and Michael Roos will open the season as the Titans' starting tackles.
Oher will play the right side, with Roos on the left. This officially makes No. 11 overall pick Taylor Lewan a backup. Based on his performance with the Ravens, Roos is likely to be a major liability, both in run and pass blocking.
Rams claimed QB Case Keenum off waivers from the Texans.
Waived by Houston, which decided to go with Ryan Mallett and rookie Tom Savage behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, 26-year-old Keenum is a natural fit behind Shaun Hill in St. Louis with a similar skill set. Keenum is sneaky athletic and willing to throw into tight windows, though he was slow to learn the Texans' offense last year. If 34-year-old Hill's performance goes south, we wouldn't be at all surprised to see Keenum make starts in the Gateway City. Keenum finished 2013 with a 9:6 TD-to-INT ratio across eight starts, though he completed only 54.2 percent of his throws and fumbled six times, losing two. We'd still expect Keenum to pass Austin Davis on the depth chart within a month or so.
Cowboys waived DB Jemea Thomas.
The Patriots' sixth-round pick in May, Thomas lasted under a week on Dallas' roster. The Cowboys needed to make room for new LB Korey Toomer.
Jaguars UDFA Allen Hurns is expected to open the season as the team's No. 3 receiver, behind Cecil Shorts and Marqise Lee.
Shorts is the X and Lee the Z receiver in two-wide sets. In the three-wides, we suspect Lee will move inside to the slot, with Shorts and Hurns on the outside. Hurns beat out Mike Brown for the No. 3 role, although he will soon be pushed by recovering second-rounder Allen Robinson (hamstring). Despite Hurns' big August, Robinson is by far the superior stash in Dynasty leagues.