Texans RB Alfred Blue rushed six times for 17 yards in Sunday's third preseason game.
They were Blue's first carries of the preseason after he was held out of the first two games. He was the No. 3 back into the rotation behind Lamar Miller and rookie Tyler Ervin. Final cuts should bring some clarity to Houston's backfield, but it looks like Ervin is ahead of Blue on the depth chart at present. Jonathan Grimes and Kenny Hilliard have also had nice moments in August.
A.J. Green limped off the field in the first quarter of the Bengals' third preseason game with a knee injury, but the team says the issue is not serious.
Green appeared to suffer the injury when he planted his right leg along the sideline. He did run a route after the injury, but he limped to the sidelines after the play. The training staff reportedly did not find any issues when testing the stability of the knee, and Green walked it off on the sideline. Even though he appears to have escaped without a serious injury, Green's night is done.
Cecil Shorts caught 1-of-2 targets for seven yards in the Texans' third preseason game.
Even after taking a $1 million pay cut before camp, Shorts appears to be on the outside looking in at a roster spot in Houston, short of suddenly becoming a gung-ho special teams force. He's lost his slot job to Braxton Miller.
Second-year WR Jaelen Strong caught 2-of-5 targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' third preseason game.
Strong mixed in with the ones a little bit in this one, but not until after Nuk Hopkins exited. Strong spent the entire preseason as the Texans' No. 4 receiver behind Hopkins and impressive rookies Will Fuller and Braxton Miller.
The Titans named Quinton Spain their starting left guard.
Spain beat out rookie Sebastian Tretola and veteran swingman Brian Schwenke. Spain had an up-and-down preseason after a 2015 campaign where he received high PFF marks in pass protection but struggled in the running game.
Chiefs waived WR Seantavius Jones, DB Bryce Cheek, DL Niko Davis, OL Curtis Feigt, CB Malcolm Jackson, LB Jonathan Massaquoi, WR Kashif Moore, and C Drew Nowak.
A onetime offseason hype hero in New Orleans, we were actually surprised to learn Jones was on a team. Jones was not a surprise cut in Kansas City.
Jets ILB David Harris (shoulder) is expected to be ready by Week 1.
ESPN New York's Rich Cimini later reported Harris' shoulder is only "bruised." One of the better interior run defenders in the league, Harris is coming off a 108-tackle season with 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Harris has played in 16-of-16 games in an incredible seven straight seasons. That streak won't end when the Jets host the Bengals on September 11.
Rookie Tyler Ervin was the No. 2 back behind Lamar Miller in the Texans' third preseason game.
It's not the first time Ervin has worked second behind Miller this preseason, though we weren't sure the previous time was notable because Ervin's appearance was brief. He logged the second most playing time with the ones on Saturday night, seeing more work in the Brock Osweiler group than Alfred Blue. It's not inconceivable Ervin would lead the Texans in touches if Miller went down. That possibility makes Ervin worth consideration in deep re-draft leagues. On Sunday, Ervin rushed twice for 13 yards and had a 20-yard reception.