The Chargers rested Antonio Gates in their third preseason game.
Gates is fine, but the Bolts wanted to get second-round pick Hunter Henry more work with the ones. One of the top value picks among tight ends this year, Gates enters 2016 with a lofty touchdown projection in one of the NFL's better passing games. He's a no-brainer pick in the ninth and tenth rounds.
Kyle Rudolph absorbed three of his five targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s preseason game.
Inconsistency comes with the territory for Rudolph and Sunday was more of the same. Rudolph turned the ball over with a costly fumble in the second quarter but redeemed himself by nabbing a 27-yard touchdown from Teddy Bridgewater with less than two minutes to go in the first half. Rudolph has never gone for more than 500 yards in a season and that’s probably his ceiling for 2016.
Danny Woodhead caught 1-of-2 targets for 25 yards in Sunday's regular season dress rehearsal.
Woodhead "added" three rushes for zero yards. The real news is that Woodhead's direct backup, Branden Oliver, was lost for the season with a torn Achilles' tendon. The league's premier pass-catching back, Woodhead is a legitimate RB2 in PPR leagues, and solid bench option in standard formats.
The Broncos have asked P Britton Colquitt to accept a pay cut.
If Colquitt doesn't accept, he will likely be released. The Broncos would then roll with rookie Riley Dixon at punter. Once one of the NFL's highest-paid punters, Colquitt is entering a contract year. He is owed $3.25 million.
Justin Hardy took part in Falcons practice on Sunday.
It's a good sign after Hardy exited the third preseason game with a tweaked ankle. Hardy is working as the Falcons' slot receiver in three-wide sets, though that isn't necessarily a big role on a team that uses two tight ends and/or a fullback frequently. Aldrick Robinson is the top backup outside.
Travis Benjamin caught 2-of-5 targets for 35 yards in Sunday's preseason game.
Benjamin showed some nice YAC ability on a 17-yard grab, but also failed to corral a deep ball, the kind the Bolts signed him for. Benjamin is on the WR4/5 borderline as the Chargers' new Malcom Floyd.
According to owner Jim Irsay, Colts LG Jack Mewhort's knee injury will only sideline him 2-4 weeks.
NFL Network reported late Saturday that Mewhort was "believed" to have torn his ACL. The Colts are catching a huge break here, as Mewhort is their best offensive lineman and the anchor between struggling LT Anthony Castonzo and rookie C Ryan Kelly. It appears Mewhort escaped with a knee sprain. The 2-4 week timetable still makes Mewhort doubtful for Week 1 against Detroit.
Keenan Allen caught four passes for 67 yards across three preseason games.
Allen's stats are completely irrelevant since both he and Philip Rivers barely played, but are solid all the same. An absolute target vacuum who was having a career year before getting hurt in 2015, Allen is on the WR1/2 borderline for an offense that's always one of the most pass happy in football.