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Lions rookie OLB Kyle Van Noy is being evaluated for a possible sports hernia injury.

Van Noy missed Detroit's third preseason game with an abdominal injury, but could be dealing with something more serious. He's expected to undergo further evaluation. The Lions should provide an update on his status early next week.
Aug 23 - 5:18 PM

Bucs SLB Jonathan Casillas was held out of Saturday's preseason game due to disciplinary reasons.

It's not clear exactly what Casillas did to be inactive, but he didn't make the trip to Buffalo. Casillas is the Bucs' starting SAM linebacker.
Aug 23 - 5:05 PM

Steelers ILB Sean Spence is expected to be "okay" after being diagnosed with a sprained PCL.

Spence has a history of bad knee injuries, but escaped a multi-week ordeal after exiting Thursday night's preseason game. A third-round pick in the 2012 draft, Spence projects as Pittsburgh's No. 3 inside linebacker this season.
Aug 23 - 5:03 PM

The Union-Tribune San Diego admits it's "difficult" to project Ladarius Green's targets in 2014.

Beat writer Michael Gehlken expects Green's snaps and usage to grow, but to what extent is the question. Malcom Floyd is back healthy opposite Keenan Allen, Eddie Royal returns at slot receiver, Antonio Gates remains an every-down tight end. The Bolts are also a philosophically run-first team. At least Green's ADP has stayed reasonable. He's usually there in the 10th and 11th rounds.
Aug 23 - 4:53 PM

Bills coach Doug Marrone raved about the play of rookie Seantrel Henderson and confirmed he expects Henderson to be the Week 1 starter at right tackle.

"We have an opportunity now that if (Henderson) keeps coming along to maybe have the best tandem in the league," Marrone said. "He’s been everything that people obviously didn't say about him when he was coming out which is why we were able to get him in the seventh round." Cordy Glenn (illness) returned to full team drills last week and will play in Saturday's preseason game, so the Bills are moving Henderson to right tackle. Erik Pears is starting at right guard. Second-round pick Cyrus Kouandjio was drafted to be Buffalo's right tackle of the future, but still needs time to develop.
Aug 23 - 4:39 PM

Giants coach Tom Coughlin opened his Saturday press conference by praising third-year WR Rueben Randle.

Randle ran a sharp route on his 15-yard touchdown catch Friday night against the Jets, and displayed impressive body control on a 26-yard strike along the sideline. He's the Giants' best hope for big plays this season. Randle remains a value pick at his mid-ninth-round ADP. He's the No. 2 option in the passing game, and at 6'3/210 should be the clear No. 1 on red-zone throws.
Aug 23 - 4:29 PM

Second-year UDFA WR Frankie Hammond Jr. will start in Kansas City's third preseason game.

Hammand is having a strong start to the preseason, with four catches for 67 yards on six targets. He's been filling in for Dwayne Bowe (quad) at Z receiver, and has "been a star during the offseason and training camp." Hammand is a virtual lock to make the Chiefs' final roster. With Dwayne Bowe suspended for the first game, Hammond could be the Week 1 starter opposite Donnie Avery.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 23 - 4:11 PM

Lions waived WR Conner Vernon, RB Steven Miller, OG Alex Bullard, DE Kris Redding, OG A.J. Dalton, and DT Greg Hickman.

There are no surprises with these cuts. Vernon and Miller were trying to make the Lions on special teams. Bullard was competing for the backup left guard job.
Aug 23 - 3:57 PM

Lions placed WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) on reserve/PUP.

He'll miss at least the first six weeks of the season. Jones didn't practice all offseason after shoulder surgery. The move allows the Lions to keep him without having to use a roster spot. Jones will be eligible to return in Week 7.
Aug 23 - 3:46 PM

Sammy Watkins (ribs) is inactive for Saturday's preseason game.

Watkins returned to practice on a limited basis this week, but the Bills don't want to risk him to further injury. It's not ideal for him to be missing time in Buffalo's regular season dress rehearsal. TE Tony Moeaki is also inactive and has appeared in just one preseason game.
Aug 23 - 3:40 PM

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said undrafted WR Corey Washington has played in "superb fashion" and that "certainly gets your attention."

Washington has put together a strong preseason, and has a touchdown in four straight games. He should be a lock for a roster spot. Washington could push for snaps in red-zone and four-wide packages.
Aug 23 - 3:18 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that tests have confirmed NT B.J. Raji (torn biceps) is out for the season.

The Packers were hoping to place Raji on short-term I.R. for a possible a late-season impact. Although he hasn't been productive in years, his loss is a blow to Green Bay's defensive line. Raji will end up playing zero regular season snaps after re-signing to a one-year, $4 million deal in the offseason. Josh Boyd and Letroy Guion are in-house candidates to replace Raji. Free agents Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly are likely available for the veteran minimum.
Aug 23 - 2:47 PM

Rookie Weston Richburg is expected to open the season as the Giants' starting left guard.

Richburg started over Brandon Mosley at right guard in Friday's preseason game, but will switch to the left side with Geoff Schwartz sidelined. Mosley will reenter the starting lineup. Richburg lacks experience but is a serviceable replacement for Schwartz. Mosley and C J.D. Walton have been liabilities.
Aug 23 - 2:43 PM

Giants WR Marcus Harris (shoulder) is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

Harris has a sprained AC joint. He was in the mix for the No. 5 receiver job prior to going down. The Giants would need to cut Preston Parker, Julian Talley, and KR Trindon Holliday to keep a roster spot for Harris, who was having a strong camp. Harris had nine catches for 93 yards in four preseason games.
Aug 23 - 2:19 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Giants LG Geoff Schwartz is consulting with a foot specialist following an MRI on his dislocated toe.

Rapoport said, "It does not sound good." Depending on the where the toe is dislocated, Schwartz could miss anywhere from a few weeks to the entire season. Rapoport's comments indicate it is closer to the latter. The injury is a huge blow to the Giants' already shaky offensive line. Rookie Weston Richburg should slot in at left guard with Schwartz sidelined.
Aug 23 - 1:55 PM



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