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Texans signed DE Antonio Smith.

Smith, 35 next month, won a Super Bowl with the Broncos last season but didn't draw any known interest as a free agent. He played five seasons with the Texans from 2009-2013 and will help try and replace J.J. Watt's (back) snaps.
Sep 27 - 10:01 PM

The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers believes WR Jaron Brown needs to "play more" at the expense of Michael Floyd.

Floyd has arguably been the least productive receiver in the league through three weeks. Among receivers with at least 20 targets, Floyd's 39.1 percent catch rate ranks dead last. He was credited with one drop in the Week 3 loss to the Bills, but he could have just as easily been charged with three. Floyd also ran a bad fourth-quarter route, leading to a Carson Palmer interception, when the Cardinals were threatening a comeback. Brown has caught 6-of-11 targets for 145 yards (24.2 YPR) and one score on just 85 snaps, mostly playing in garbage time.
Sep 27 - 9:15 PM

The Houston defense will be without J.J. Watt for "an extended period of time" after the star defensive end re-injured his back.

The report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is terrible news for the Houston defense and takes some of the shine of the Texans D/ST in fantasy leagues. Houston won't be able to replace Watt's production, but still should remain usable in most matchups. The Texans D/ST will remain a top-10 fantasy option in Week 4 against Tennessee.
Sep 27 - 9:12 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports J.J. Watt re-injured his surgically-repaired back and will be out "an extended period of time," possibly the rest of the season.

He's expected to be placed on injured reserve Wednesday. Watt had back surgery over the offseason, but made it back in time for Week 1 when some thought he'd miss 2-3 games. It's fair to wonder if he pushed himself too hard to get back and did more harm than good. Either way, this is a massive loss for the Texans as a team. Easily the most dominant defensive player in the game, Houston will now have to turn to some replacement-level player. Back injuries are never good, and Watt turned 27 last spring. He even started talking about retirement back in April.
Sep 27 - 8:58 PM

Cardinals signed LS Aaron Brewer.

Incumbent LS Kam Canaday was cut after a bad snap in the Week 3 loss, leading to a Bills touchdown. Brewer has 64 games of experience.
Sep 27 - 8:24 PM

The Panthers have been experimenting with rookie LCB James Bradberry in shadow coverage.

Bradberry followed Demaryius Thomas in Week 1 and Stefon Diggs in Week 3. It wasn't necessary in Week 2 against the 49ers. "Whatever the coaching staff asks me to do, I am willing to do it," Bradberry said. "I just do whatever they tell me." The No. 62 overall pick of the draft, Bradberry had a tough Week 1 but has steadied since. He's unsure if he'll follow Julio Jones in Week 4.
Sep 27 - 7:25 PM

Bears signed DT C.J. Wilson.

Wilson appeared in 12 games between the Raiders and Lions last season. He'll provide veteran depth for a defensive line that's been hit hard by injury.
Sep 27 - 6:38 PM

The Steelers are happy with Le'Veon Bell's conditioning coming off suspension.

"A guy that is highly conditioned over a 12 month calendar," coach Mike Tomlin said. "We have seen him every day, he has been a part of us, and he has been in the building. He is up to speed on what we are doing from a schematic standpoint and really in tune there." It's further indication the Steelers will have no qualms immediately employing Bell as a bell-cow. Bell is already a top-three option at running back.
Sep 27 - 6:23 PM

Cowboys DE Charles Tapper (broken back) has suffered a setback, and remains out indefinitely.

The Cowboys have only four sacks through three games, and need Tapper's depth. Injured reserve is becoming a possibility for the fourth-round rookie.
Sep 27 - 5:57 PM

Spencer Ware played 71 percent of the Chiefs' snaps in Week 3, compared to 22 percent for Charcandrick West.

That's compared to 54 percent for Ware and 39 percent for West in Week 2. Ware is distancing himself from his committee partner, and should be in for another big workload against the Steelers on Sunday night. Jamaal Charles seems to be at least another week away.
Sep 27 - 5:52 PM

NFL.com's Mike Garofolo reports Sammy Watkins will test out his injured foot on Wednesday or Thursday, and that it will determine his Week 4 availability.

Per Garofolo, "there are no structural issues" with Watkins' foot, and it remains "an issue of pain tolerance." Watkins tried to play through the injury on short rest in Week 2, but had a sub-par night against the Jets' leaky secondary. It sounds like Watkins will probably be listed as "DNP" on Wednesday. Even a limited session Thursday would have him tentatively on track to return against the Patriots.
Sep 27 - 5:46 PM

Panthers placed DE Ryan Delaire on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

A second-year UDFA, Delaire notched 2.5 sacks as a rookie, but spent the offseason recovering from shoulder surgery. His 2017 53-man roster odds won't be good.
Sep 27 - 5:37 PM

Panthers signed S Michael Griffin to a one-year contract.

Griffin was cut by the Vikings on the eve of Week 1. He could see immediate playing time for the Panthers, who have been getting near league-worst safety play. The Panthers' scheme has a way of rejuvenating elderly safeties, though Kurt Coleman is having a rough year.
Sep 27 - 5:34 PM

Free agent DE Bjoern Werner worked out for the Lions on Tuesday.

Werner didn't even make it to final cuts with the Jaguars. His workout market has not been robust.
Sep 27 - 5:33 PM

Free agent RB Bernard Pierce worked out for the Seahawks on Tuesday.

The Seahawks are in the market for running back help with Thomas Rawls (leg) out multiple weeks. Pierce's career has been in a steady downward spiral.
Sep 27 - 5:31 PM



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