Raiders will release QB Christian Ponder.
Signed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal in the offseason, Ponder's history with new Raiders OC Bill Musgrave couldn't save him from the chopping block. He was soundly outplayed by Matt McGloin in the preseason. The 12th overall pick in the 2011 draft, 27-year-old Ponder's tendency to play scared and drop his eyes under duress has him on the verge of falling out of the NFL.
Bleacher Report's Jason Cole expects the Seahawks to add a year to hold-out SS Kam Chancellor's contract while giving him more money up front.
In other words, Cole expects the Seahawks to cave. Chancellor has not budged an inch in his hold out and has consistently said he is willing to miss regular season games to get what he wants. With barely more than a week left until the start of the regular season, Seattle is running out of time to get Chancellor in the fold before Week 1.
Buccaneers.com's Joe Kania said sophomore TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was "impressive" during training camp practices.
Seferian-Jenkins struggled to make a mark in preseason games, catching just 2-of-5 targets for 25 yards, but he reportedly dominated down the seams in practice. ASJ should be third in line for targets in Tampa and has real breakout potential.
Cowboys RG Zack Martin (stinger) is expected to practice on Monday.
Martin has missed the last three weeks after suffering a stinger in the Cowboys' joint practices against the Rams. With Martin back on the field, Dallas' league-best offensive line will be back to full strength for Week 1.
Chargers released WR Austin Pettis.
Pettis is a big possession receiver who has averaged over 10-yards per reception just once in his four-year career. He could catch on with a receiver-needy team like the Panthers, but he is unlikely to make any fantasy noise this season.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he thinks LT Eric Fisher (ankle) will play Week 1.
Fisher suffered a high-ankle sprain in practice on August 17. High-ankle injuries can be troublesome, but he will be almost a month removed from the injury when the regular season opens. Fisher should be able to play.
The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reports the Eagles are shopping CB Jaylen Watkins.
A 2014 fourth-rounder out of Florida, Watkins struggled this preseason and was burned by Chris Owusu for a touchdown in the fourth preseason game. The Eagles will struggle to nab a seventh-round pick.
Colts acquired LB Sio Moore from the Raiders in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in 2016.
We're going to go out on a limb and guess this deal works out better than Colts GM Ryan Grigson's Jerry Hughes and Trent Richardson trades. For whatever reason, Moore was immediately disliked by the new Jack Del Rio coaching staff in Oakland despite piling up 7.5 sacks, 140 tackles, and two forced fumbles in his first two NFL seasons. The 66th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Moore turned 25 years old in May. He can play inside and outside linebacker and should become a contributor as the season moves along. The Colts also acquire Moore's contract, which puts him under Indy's control for near-minimum base salaries the next two seasons. The Colts should win this one pretty handily.