Profootballtalk.com reports the Bears are "very pleased" with Santonio Holmes and expect him to "have a real role" in Marc Trestman's offense.
Holmes appears ticketed for a committee at third receiver, sharing time with superior blocker Josh Morgan. Holmes finished August with a bang, reeling in a 32-yard touchdown in Thursday night's preseason finale. He's someone to monitor in deep leagues, but is merely a WR5/6 for fantasy purposes.
Randy Bullock has sewn up the Texans' kicking job.
The club waived competitor Chris Boswell on Friday afternoon. Bullock was a perfect 3-of-3 on field goals this preseason, and also produced four touchbacks on nine kickoff attempts. He's on the K1 streamer radar this season.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Sammy Watkins "should be good to go" after re-injuring his ribs in Thursday's preseason finale.
The rib injury was an aggravation, but it sounds like Watkins is merely day to day with over a week to go before Buffalo's opener. The Bills visit the Bears on Sunday, September 7 to start the season. Expect Watkins to play outside at "X" receiver, with Mike Williams at "Z." Both Bills wideouts will be hard to trust on a weekly basis in fantasy due to E.J. Manuel's deficient passing.
Buccaneers released DE Larry English, CB Anthony Gaitor, CBs Kip Edwards and Keith Lewis, LB Nate Askew, and OLs Edawn Coughman, Jeremiah Warren, and Andrew Miller.
English is a former first-round bust drafted by the Chargers in 2009.
Titans waived WR Marc Mariani.
After missing all of 2013 with a shoulder injury, Mariani entered camp as a roster long shot. He gets the heave-ho after a quiet August in Nashville.
Falcons waived ILB Yawin Smallwood.
For now, at least, Atlanta's four inside linebackers are Paul Worrilow, Joplu Barto, rookie Prince Shembo, and veteran Tim Dobbins. The 253rd overall pick in May's draft, Smallwood is a prime practice squad candidate.
Falcons released LB Pat Angerer.
They also cut FB Maurice Hagens. Angerer appears to have been beaten out by Tim Dobbins and rookie Yawin Smallwood, although the latter two remain on Atlanta's roster bubble. Long injury prone, Angerer suffered a concussion just nine days after the Falcons signed him in late June, sealing his fate.
The Bengals' website suggests the team "must have thunder and lightning dancing through their heads" following rookie Jeremy Hill's performance in Thursday night's preseason finale.
Given a whopping 26 touches, Hill totaled 160 yards while earning the respect of teammates. Terence Newman and Jason Campbell both praised Hill for the effort, which included a funny-bone injury from which Hill returned to put the game away. Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson noted that Hill's workload "typified what new (OC) Hue Jackson wants," as he demonstrated "power," "speed," "vision," and "creativity," particularly on a weaving 41-yard screen pass where Hill "deked" a safety. Hill also "picked up a couple of blitzes," although he missed one, resulting in a sack of Campbell. Hill's ADP has climbed into the late-ninth-round, where he remains a value pick. Hill and Gio Bernard are expected to share carries this season in the "Thunder and Lightning" committee.