|Fri Aug 29||22:31||Harris released by Texans||Brandon Harris||CB||Texans||Free Agent|
Harris has been released by the Texans, according to James Palmer of CSN Houston.
A former second-round pick (2011), Harris was projected for a reserve role if he had been able to secure a roster spot. Instead, he'll look to latch on elsewhere after failing to return the value of a second-round pick over three seasons in Houston.
|Fri Aug 29||22:22||Orton has agreed to deal with Bills||Kyle Orton||QB||Cowboys||Free Agent|
Orton has agreed to a deal with the Bills, ESPN's James Walker reports.
Rather than roll with Jeff Tuel as the only backup on the roster behind EJ Manuel, the Bills will turn to Orton for an established veteran for the No. 2 rule. As long as Manuel remains healthy, Orton seems unlikely to take over as the team's starting quarterback in 2014.
|Fri Aug 29||21:35||Acho released by Eagles on Friday||Emmanuel Acho||LB||Browns||Free Agent|
Acho was released by the Eagles on Friday, Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly reports.
Acho was expected to compete for a roster spot on the Eagles but appears to have missed the cut. He missed the entire 2012 season due to injury and was released by the Eagles in December of last year as well.
|Fri Aug 29||21:16||Pryor released by Seahawks on Friday||Terrelle Pryor||QB||Raiders||Free Agent|
Pryor was released by the Seahawks on Friday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Pryor was competing with Tavaris Jackson for the backup quarterback spot on the Seahawks roster, but appears to have been beaten out. He does have past starting experience and a decent track record with the Raiders, so it's possible he could latch onto another team.
|Fri Aug 29||19:37||Ausberry (knee) expected to practice Monday||David Ausberry||WR||Raiders||Free Agent|
Ausberry (knee) is expected to practice Monday, CSN California reports.
Ausberry underwent a procedure on his knee earlier in August and has yet to be a full participant of Oakland's practice. With just one week of preparation before the opener, it's still unclear if he'll be ready to take the field against the Jets.
|Fri Aug 29||19:31||Benn (back) placed on short-term IR by Eagles||Arrelious Benn||WR||Buccanneers||Free Agent|
Benn (back) was placed on short-term IR by the Eagles, the Star-Ledger reports.
Benn is thus eligible to return before the end of the season, with the report suggesting that the move likely solidifies Jeff Maehl's roster spot.
|Fri Aug 29||19:25||With news of Aldon Smith being suspended for first nine games of...||Dan Skuta||LB||Bengals||Free Agent|
With news of Aldon Smith being suspended for the first nine games of the season, Skuta will be the primary fill in at right outside linebacker, CSN Bay Area reports.
While Smith is sidelined, Skuta will serve as the primary outside linebacker in base formations and Corey Lemonier will come in on pass-rushing downs. Due to the time split, neither will be big contributors in IDP leagues this year.
|Fri Aug 29||19:12||Miller released by Dolphins||Kyle Miller||TE||Colts||Free Agent|
Miller was released by the Dolphins, the Miami Herald reports.
With the move, the report suggests that Gator Hoskins now appears to have the inside track at claiming the Dolphins' No. 3 TE assignment.
|Fri Aug 29||19:08||Moeaki (hamstring) placed on IR by Bills||Tony Moeaki||TE||Chiefs||Free Agent|
Moeaki (hamstring) has been placed on IR by the Bills, the Associated Press reports.
Once again, Moeaki's playing prospects are derailed by injuries, with the release of fellow TE Dominique Jones on Friday leaving the Bills' top options at the position as Scott Chandler, Lee Smith and Chris Gragg.
|Fri Aug 29||17:54||Vinatieri made all three field goal attempts in preseason||Adam Vinatieri||K||Colts||Free Agent|
Vinatieri made all three field goal attempts in the preseason, including a long of 53 yards.
Vinatieri is 41 years old, but doesn't appear to be slowing down as he's 8-of-13 from 50-plus yards, after converting on only 12-of-25 during the first 16 years of his career.
|Fri Aug 29||17:50||Brown had three tackles in Thursday's preseason loss to Bengals||Sergio Brown||S||Patriots||Free Agent|
Brown had three tackles in Thursday's preseason loss to the Bengals. He played late in the fourth quarter while Colt Anderson started at strong safety, the Indianapolis Star reports.
It looks like Brown has fallen behind Anderson and Mike Adams in the battle for the starting strong safety job.
|Fri Aug 29||17:25||Whitehurst (finger) on track to resume practice this week||Charlie Whitehurst||QB||Chargers||Free Agent|
Whitehurst (finger) is on track to resume practice this week.
Assuming that's the case, coach Ken Whisenhunt expects that Whitehurst will be able to open the coming season available to serve as the the Titans' No. 2 QB behind Jake Locker.
|Fri Aug 29||17:19||Doss (ankle) placed on IR by Jaguars||Tandon Doss||WR||Ravens||Free Agent|
Doss (ankle) has been placed on IR by the Jaguars, news4jax.com reports.
An ankle injury that he suffered in Thursday night's loss to the Falcons in the team's preseason finale cost Doss a chance to carve out a depth wideout/return role with the Jags.
|Fri Aug 29||17:14||Though earlier in week coach Dennis Allen indicated that he beli...||Matt Schaub||QB||Texans||The Blumpies|
Though earlier in the week coach Dennis Allen indicated that he believed Schaub (elbow soreness) would be healthy enough to play in Week 1, the coach suggested Thursday night that the team still needs to see where Schaub is at health-wise in advance of the team's season opener, ESPN.com reports.
Schaub's sore elbow and spotty preseason results, combined with Derek Carr's sharp play in Thursday's preseason finale, have led Vic Tafur of sfgate.com to suggest that the rookie QB is a candidate to start the team's season opener against the Jets. Expect continued speculation regarding the matter in the coming days, though at this stage, it's unclear when Allen plans to confirm the Raiders' starter for the team's regular season opener.
|Fri Aug 29||16:56||Edwards released by Bears on Friday||Armanti Edwards||WR||Panthers||Free Agent|
Edwards was released by the Bears on Friday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Edwards needed a huge performance in Thursday's preseason finale to have a prayer at winning a roster spot and failed to cash in, logging no receptions in the contest. It looks like the Bears will go with either Micheal Spurlock or Chris Williams as their kick returner and No. 5 receiver.
|Fri Aug 29||16:50||Mastrud cut by Bears on Friday||Jeron Mastrud||TE||Dolphins||Free Agent|
Mastrud was cut by the Bears on Friday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Mastrud reeled in seven catches for 35 yards in the preseason, but never was able to advance ahead of Matthew Mulligan and Dante Rosario on the tight end depth chart. The 26-year-old managed just 88 receiving yards in 12 starts with the Raiders a season ago, illustrating his limited fantasy upside even in scenarios where he's seeing regular snaps.
|Fri Aug 29||16:24||Roosevelt released by Bills||Naaman Roosevelt||WR||Bills||Free Agent|
Roosevelt has been released by the Bills.
After getting released by the Lions in July, Roosevelt was picked up by his hometown team but failed to earn a long-shot chance.
|Fri Aug 29||16:21||Smith suspended by NFL for nine games for violating league's per...||Aldon Smith||LB||49ers||Free Agent|
Smith has been suspended by the NFL for nine games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy, NFL.com reports.
With the 49ers having a Week 8 bye, Smith, who was suspended by the league in the wake of several off-field transgressions, will be eligible to return to action for the 49ers' Week 11 contest against the Giants. His absence will represent a big blow to the team's pass rush in the meantime, with the report noting that Dan Skuta is in line to replace Smith in the team's starting lineup.
|Fri Aug 29||16:21||Jones released by Bills||Dominique Jones||TE||Colts||Free Agent|
Jones has been released by the Bills.
With all the injuries at tight end, Jones had a legit shot to make the team, but it looks like the Bills will enter the season with Scott Chandler, Lee Smith, and Chris Gragg.
|Fri Aug 29||16:18||Palmer released by Bills||Jordan Palmer||QB||Jaguars||Free Agent|
Palmer has been released by the Bills, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.
He probably could have stayed on had he looked halfway decent during Thursday's debacle against the Lions, where he was 9 of 22 with three interceptions. The Bills will now look for a better option off the scrap heap to go with EJ Manuel and Jeff Tuel, while conspiracy theorists will surmise the Bills gave the ex-Bear a tryout suspiciously close to the teams' Week 1 meeting.