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CSN New England's Tom E. Curran said James White could be the "odd man out" in the Patriots' third-down running back battle.

White was drafted as the heir apparent to Shane Vereen last season, but he has struggled to make an impact in both of his NFL preseasons. Travaris Cadet shined in the offseason program, but he has missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury. Brandon Bolden is the most tenured and versatile of the four competing, and Dion Lewis has been the most impressive this preseason. At least one of those four will not make the team, and there is a chance it is White.
Sep 3 - 9:23 AM

The Charlotte Observer believes WR Corey Brown could be on the roster bubble.

Brown was expected to open the season in the starting lineup following the season-ending injury to Kelvin Benjamin (ACL), but he has struggled mightily with drops both in game and in practice over the last several weeks. Brown has at least five drops in the last two preseason games, including two would-be touchdowns. If he cannot show the drops are behind him in the final preseason game, he could find himself off the final roster.
Sep 3 - 9:06 AM

The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett said TEs Joseph Fauria and Tim Wright are competing for "probably only one spot."

Wright would seem to have the edge as the Lions traded for him just three days ago, but all Wright cost was a kicker who was unlikely to make the final roster anyway. Wright has floundered in both New England and Tampa Bay following a breakout rookie campaign, and Fauria offers the Lions a red-zone threat they are missing at the back end of their receiver corps. This competition could go down the wire, and both tight ends may end up on the final roster.
Sep 3 - 8:49 AM

A neurologist is expected to examine Robert Griffin III (concussion) on Thursday or Friday.

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim speculates Washington could decide to release Griffin if he is cleared. Griffin's $16.155 million fifth-year option is guaranteed for injury only, meaning Griffin has to pass a physical before the Redskins can release him. Given his injury history, even allowing Griffin to practice with the team the next year risks an injury which could leave Washington on the hook for his entire 2016 salary.
Source: ESPN
Sep 3 - 8:35 AM

Browns WR Terrelle Pryor is expected to play in the team's fourth preseason game.

It will be Pryor's first NFL game action as a wide receiver. A good showing could earn him a spot on the final roster, though the Browns may decide to keep Pryor on the roster based on physical upside alone. With Josh Gordon suspended, Pryor has the most interesting athletic profile in the Browns' receiver corps.
Sep 3 - 8:29 AM

ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley said rookie TE Maxx Williams has no chance to start Week 1.

He should get some snaps, but he is well behind Crockett Gillmore on the depth chart. Rookie tight ends always struggle to make a fantasy impact, especially rookie tight ends who are on the bench. Williams could grow into a role as the season wears on, but for now he is not useful in fantasy.
Source: ESPN
Sep 3 - 8:23 AM

ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley said rookie WR Breshad Perriman has no shot to start Week 1.

Perriman has been sidelined since the first practice of training camp with a sprained PCL. There is no timetable on when he will return, and there is a decent chance he does not even suit up for Week 1. Kamar Aiken should open the season opposite Steve Smith in two-wide sets.
Source: ESPN
Sep 3 - 8:20 AM

Eddie Pleasant is the front-runner for the Texans' open strong safety job.

Dre Hal started the first preseason game, but Pleasant has opened up each of the last two. A box safety who should be an asset in the run game, Pleasant is a better like-for-like replacement for D.J. Swearinger than Hal. He should open the season in the starting lineup.
Sep 3 - 8:16 AM
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