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Robert Griffin III was forced from Washington's Week 8 game against the Broncos in the fourth quarter with a left knee injury.

It's not the same knee that Griffin hurt in last season's playoff loss. Getting battered all afternoon — he took 18 hits by FOX's count — Griffin got planted by NT Terrance Knighton on his final throw of the day, which also resulted in his second interception. RGIII stayed down for several moments before jogging to the sideline unencumbered. It didn't have the looks of a serious injury. His removal was likely precautionary in a game that had gotten out of hand. Pressured on nearly every snap, Griffin had completed just 15-of-30 throws before going down, compiling 132 yards and one touchdown. He lost a fumble in addition to his two picks, and didn't attempt a single run out of the read option. He finished his day with seven yards rushing. We'd guess RGIII is fine for Week 9, but the Redskins may not want to take any chances.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 07:32:00 PM

Andrew Luck completed 13-of-18 passes for 134 yards in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night.

He rushed once for two yards. The biggest takeaway from this game was the atrociousness of the Colts' offensive line, which gave up three sacks in two quarters and at least four more hits on Luck. Luck was efficient in the rare instances he had time to throw, hooking up with Donte Moncrief five times for 52 yards and T.Y. Hilton for 3-38 on five targets. Luck also found Josh Ferguson for a 16 yards on a well-designed screen. Luck's protection remains an obstacle in his quest for a full-on rebound to his elite 2014 form.
Aug 27 - 8:46 PM

Kenneth Dixon suffered a left knee injury in Saturday's preseason game.

Dixon's knee bent awkwardly on a second quarter goal-line carry. He had to be helped off and was immediately taken to the locker room. Dixon was having a strong game before going down, rushing for 41 yards on six carries while playing with the first-team offense. More will be known when the Ravens update his status.
Aug 27 - 8:38 PM

Paxton Lynch will be the Broncos' No. 2 quarterback for Saturday's preseason game against the Rams.

Trevor Siemian will draw the start with Mark Sanchez slotting in as the third-string QB. The pieces of Denver's quarterback puzzle are starting to come together with Siemian the favorite to start Week 1 and Sanchez now fighting for his roster spot. Lynch has done some good things this preseason, completing 21-of-33 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns. He could put heat on Siemian with another strong showing on Saturday.
Aug 27 - 7:45 PM

Ben Watson suffered a torn Achilles' in Saturday's preseason game.

Watson went down on the first play of the night. It's a huge blow to a pass game that relies heavily on tight ends. The Ravens could end up getting nothing on the two-year, $7 million deal they gave Watson this offseason. With Dennis Pitta and Maxx Williams sidelined, Baltimore is down to Crockett Gillmore.
Aug 27 - 7:25 PM

49ers coach Chip Kelly continues to claim the team's quarterback competition remains open.

Blaine Gabbert has done nothing to run with the job, but Colin Kaepernick has somehow done even less. All signs have pointed to Gabbert under center for the opener for weeks now. Kap has seemed checked out of San Francisco since last season, and has seen his on-field performance deteriorate at an alarming rate. All he's really accomplished this summer is setting off constitutional debates on Twitter.
Aug 27 - 6:37 PM

Rams signed WR Tavon Austin to a four-year, $42 million extension through 2021.

The deal includes a whopping $30 million guaranteed, a princely sum for a 5-foot-8 gadget player the Rams have desperately wishcasted as a No. 1 receiver since trading up for him in the 2013 draft. Austin is coming off a unique season where he eclipsed both 400 yards rushing and receiving, but simply isn't worthy of this kind of deal. The Rams under Jeff Fisher have a tendency to compound mistakes instead of trying to fix them. All that being said, despite now being overpaid, Austin is a useful real-life player who has WR4 appeal in fantasy. He is a legitimate playmaker. He's just not who the Rams are paying him to be.
Aug 27 - 6:01 PM

Jeremy Langford rushed six times for 17 yards in the Bears' third preseason game.

The entire offense struggled in the first half, but as has been the case all preseason, Langford worked as the clear three-down starter, playing every snap on the Bears' first three possessions. Langford might not be a special talent, but he has a great shot to top 250 touches. He is worth a look in the fourth round.
Aug 27 - 3:35 PM

Updating previous items, the Dallas Morning News says Tony Romo's (back) "best case" return would be after the Cowboys' Week 7 bye.

That would entail Romo missing six games, and eight weeks altogether. In all likelihood, preseason star Dak Prescott is going to make at least six starts to open the season. He is a QB2 with upside in a talented Dallas offense.
Aug 27 - 3:31 PM

Falcons waived/released QB Sean Renfree, S Sergio Brown, OL Michael Huey, RB Gus Johnson, WR Jordan Leslie, TE Arthur Lynch, LB Ivan McLennan, CB Ryan White, and DL Brandon Williams.

There are no surprises on this list. A onetime favorite of the draftnik community, Renfree was a seventh-round pick out of Duke in the 2013 draft. Renfree was outlasted by Matt Schaub and Matt Simms at Falcons training camp.
Aug 27 - 12:38 PM

ESPN's Jenna Laine believes the Bucs will utilize "a LOT more no-huddle" this season.

The Bucs were almost dead average in offensive pace last season, but it sounds like they plan to up the tempo this year. That is good news for Jameis Winston, who put up QB1 numbers less than a third of the time as a rookie despite finishing as the QB13. Winston might be slightly overvalued in fantasy drafts, but he is a solid upside pick.
Aug 27 - 12:18 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Nelson Agholor "really stood out" this week in practice.

The comments were unprompted, suggesting Agholor's performance was good enough to be at the front of Pederson's mind. A good week of practice is certainly a positive sign, but Agholor needs to build on it with a strong showing Saturday against the Colts.
Source: ESPN
Aug 27 - 10:24 AM




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