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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

Broncos SLB Von Miller (knee) is expected to make his preseason debut against the Texans Saturday.

Miller has been sidelined since tearing his ACL on December 22. He avoided the PUP list at the start of camp, and has been practicing full speed for the last week. He should be good to go Week 1.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 23 - 1:14 PM

The Denver Post's Mike Klis reports Montee Ball (appendectomy) will make his preseason debut against the Texans Saturday.

Ball was cleared for full participation in practice Monday, and returned to 11-on-11 drills during Thursday's practice. He was not expected to make his debut until the fourth preseason game, but recovered faster than anticipated. It's great news for fantasy drafters. We wouldn't expect Ball to handle more than a few carries, but his activity is confirmation Ball has fully recovered. He projects as the clear feature back in Denver's juggernaut attack.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 23 - 1:06 PM

Giants DE Damontre Moore recorded two sacks, a tackle for loss, and a fumble recovery in Friday night's preseason game against the Jets.

Moore now has four sacks this preseason. He is stuck behind veterans Jason Pierre-Paul and Mathias Kiwanuka, but Moore has shown enough to earn a role as a sub-package rusher. Moore is fully recovered from offseason shoulder surgery.
Aug 23 - 12:48 PM

Jimmy Clausen operated as the Bears' No. 3 quarterback in Friday night's preseason game, completing 6-of-9 throws for 36 yards.

He was the only Bears quarterback to lead scoring drives in the 34-6 drubbing, resulting in a pair of late Robbie Gould field goals against Seahawks backups. (Of course, Seattle's backups would start on a team like the Raiders.) Expect Clausen to get a ton of snaps in the exhibition finale as the Bears continue to let him battle Jordan Palmer to back up Jay Cutler. In August, Clausen is a combined 24-of-37 (64.9%) passing for 280 yards (7.6 YPA), two touchdowns and a pick.
Aug 23 - 12:47 PM



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