|Tue Sep 2||12:32||While Brinkley listed first on depth chart at middle linebacker||Jasper Brinkley||LB||Vikings||Free Agent|
While Brinkley is listed first on the depth chart at middle linebacker, head coach Mike Zimmer may not officially announce a starter until later in the week, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities.
The Minnesota middle linebacker role may not be great for fantasy purposes whoever wins the job, as the middle linebacker will come out of the game during nickel and dime packages with Chad Greenway staying on the field.
|Tue Sep 2||12:29||While Blanton listed first on depth chart at strong safety||Robert Blanton||S||Vikings||Free Agent|
While Blanton is listed first on the depth chart at strong safety, head coach Mike Zimmer may not officially announce a starter until later in the week, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities.
Blanton appears set as the starter after the released of Chris Crocker and Kurt Coleman, but it's also possible the strong safety job could be a committee with Andrew Sendejo and Antone Exum also getting snaps.
|Tue Sep 2||12:15||Miller remains listed as starter at running back over Knowshon M...||Lamar Miller||RB||Dolphins||Free Agent|
Miller remains listed as the starter at running back over Knowshon Moreno on the Dolphins' first official depth chart of the regular season, the team's official site reports.
Though Miller remains listed as the top back on the Dolphins' posted depth chart, the reports suggests that both Miller and Moreno figure to see considerable playing time out of the team's backfield. In any case, until something resembling a predictable distribution of the team's carries emerges, and that won't likely be revealed until Sunday's season opener against the Patriots, we'll continue to operate under the assumption that some form of time-share will be in effect out of the gate. For his part, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald maintains that he expects Moreno to emerge as the team's top back, but such a scenario remains speculative, given the team's posted depth chart.
|Tue Sep 2||12:13||Joseph (calf) returned to practice Monday||Linval Joseph||DT||Giants||Free Agent|
Joseph (calf) returned to practice Monday, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.
Joseph was shot in the leg by a stray bullet fired in a Minneapolis night club Aug. 8, but his injury was luckily minor. It looks like he'll be able to play this week against St. Louis.
|Tue Sep 2||12:09||Bynes waived by Ravens on Tuesday||Josh Bynes||LB||Ravens||Free Agent|
Bynes was waived by the Ravens on Tuesday.
Bynes played in 15 games last season, making six starts along the way, en route to 45 tackles (22 solo) on the campaign. However, with the Ravens opting to re-sign cornerback Derek Cox on Tuesday, a corresponding roster move needed to be made and since Albert McClellan and Zachary Orr have make strong special teams contributions recently, Bynes was deemed the odd man out at inside linebacker. The 25-year-old run stopper will look to land elsewhere before the regular season kicks off this week.
|Tue Sep 2||12:05||Lamar Miller remains listed as starter at running back over More...||Knowshon Moreno||RB||Broncos||Free Agent|
Lamar Miller remains listed as the starter at running back over Moreno on the Dolphins' first official depth chart of the regular season, the team's official site reports.
Though Miller remains listed atop the Dolphins' posted depth chart, the reports suggests that both Moreno and Miller should see considerable playing time out of the team's backfield. In any case, until something of a predictable distribution of the team's carries emerges, and that won't be revealed before Sunday's season opener against the Patriots, we'll continue to operate under the assumption that some form of time-share will be in effect to start the season. For his part, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald maintains that he expects Moreno to emerge as the team's top back, but such a scenario remains speculative for now, given the team's posted depth chart.
|Tue Sep 2||12:03||Mike Adams will start at strong safety this week against Denver ...||Colt Anderson||S||Eagles||Free Agent|
Mike Adams will start at strong safety this week against Denver with Anderson working in a backup role, ESPN reports.
Sergio Brown, Anderson and Adams competed for the starting job after Delano Howell went on IR with a neck injury. Anderson could still work his way into more playing time at safety as Adams may not be too secure as the starter.
|Tue Sep 2||12:01||Mike Adams will start at strong safety this week against Denver ...||Sergio Brown||S||Patriots||Free Agent|
Mike Adams will start at strong safety this week against Denver with Brown working in a backup role, ESPN reports.
Brown, Colt Anderson and Adams competed for the starting job after Delano Howell went on IR with a neck injury. Brown could still work his way into more playing time at safety as Adams may not be too secure as the starter.
|Tue Sep 2||11:51||Adams will start at strong safety this week against Denver||Mike Adams||DB||Broncos||Free Agent|
Adams will start at strong safety this week against Denver, ESPN reports.
He beat out Sergio Brown and Colt Anderson for the starting job after Delano Howell went on IR with a neck injury.
|Tue Sep 2||11:34||Dorsey (biceps) expected to be placed on 49ers' injured reserve/...||Glenn Dorsey||DE||Chiefs||Free Agent|
Dorsey (biceps) is expected to be placed on the 49ers' injured reserve/designated to return list on Tuesday, CSN Bay Area reports.
Dorsey was slated to start at nose tackle before tearing his biceps Aug. 1 and is now expected to miss three-and-a-half months following surgery. With the possibility of returning some time after the mid-season mark, Dorsey will be named San Francisco's designated player to return, ruling him out of practice until after Week 6 and out of games until after Week 8. While Dorsey rehabs, Quinton Dial is expected to open the regular season as the 49ers' starter at nose tackle.
|Tue Sep 2||11:24||Osgood expected to re-sign with 49ers on Wednesday||Kassim Osgood||WR||Jaguars||Free Agent|
Osgood is expected to re-sign with the 49ers on Wednesday, CSN Bay Area reports.
Osgood was released by the 49ers over the weekend, but will return to the team once defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey (biceps) is placed on the injured reserve/designated for return list. While Osgood's official position designation is wide receiver, he boasts merely 45 career receptions, making him of fantasy little value. Nonetheless, Osgood has been named to the Pro Bowl three times for his expertise on special teams, where he figures to continue as one of the league's premier kick coverage men this season.
|Tue Sep 2||10:59||Coleman expected to sign with Chiefs on Tuesday||Kurt Coleman||S||Eagles||Free Agent|
Coleman is expected to sign with the Chiefs on Tuesday, FOX Sports reports.
Coleman was released by the Vikings over the weekend, but will now be reunited with former coach Andy Reid in Kansas City. A seventh round pick of the Eagles in 2010, Coleman is two years removed from a career-best 93 tackles (70 solo) and could immediately compete with Husain Abdullah for playing time at free safety.
|Tue Sep 2||09:56||Melton (groin)||Henry Melton||DE||Bears||Free Agent|
Melton (groin), who didn't suit up at all in the preseason, says he's ready to go for Week 1, the Dallas Morning News reports.
It's been almost 12 months since Melton's seen any game action after he tore his ACL last season, so it might take him some time to get back up to speed and be ready for every-down duty.
|Tue Sep 2||09:42||McClain injured his right knee during Monday's practice||Rolando McClain||LB||Raiders||Free Agent|
McClain injured his right knee during Monday's practice, the Dallas Morning News reports.
At this point the injury doesn't appear to be serious, but we should get more information as the weekend draws closer. If he's healthy, McClain is the leading candidate to fill in at middle linebacker for the Cowboys.
|Tue Sep 2||09:40||Selvie (shoulder) wasn't able to practice on Monday||George Selvie||DE||Jaguars||Free Agent|
Selvie (shoulder) wasn't able to practice on Monday, the Dallas Morning News reports.
He's been out since the Cowboys' third preseason game after re-injuring his surgically-repaired right shoulder. Selvie was able to do some work on the side, but at this point his status for Week 1 is up in the air.
|Tue Sep 2||03:04||J.J. Watt: Inks Six-Year Extension||J.J. Watt||DE||Texans||Free Agent|
Watt signed a six-year extension with the Texans on Tuesday, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.
The contract ensures that Watt becomes the NFL's highest-paid defensive player. Through 48 career games, the pass rusher has been a devastating force against all comers, accumulating 36.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles, and six fumble recoveries. With rookie JaDeveon Clowney's similarly high motor opposite Watt for the first time this season, it remains to be seen what heights the 2012 Defensive Player of Year will scale in the years to come.
|Tue Sep 2||03:01||Franklin signed with Chiefs practice squad Monday||Jerry Franklin||LB||Broncos||Free Agent|
Franklin signed with the Chiefs practice squad Monday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Franklin will add another body for depth in the linebacking corps should one of the guys on the active roster suffer an injury. For now, he will contribute as a practice squad member.
|Tue Sep 2||02:48||Gordon released by Chiefs on Sunday||Richard Gordon||WR||Raiders||Free Agent|
Gordon was released by the Chiefs on Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.
Gordon was kept on as the fourth tight end, but was in a vulnerable position because of it. His spot was taken by Damion Square, who the Chiefs claimed off waivers.
|Mon Sep 1||21:19||Clary underwent second hip surgery about week ago and could miss...||Jeromey Clary||OT||Chargers||Free Agent|
Clary underwent a second hip surgery about a week ago and could miss the entire season, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Clary has gone under the knife twice in the last three months to repair his hip and he also had a a procedure on his shoulder in February. Although the Physically Unable to Perform list contains a wide window in which a player can be activated and return to the field, it seems possible that Clary will not be able to play this year. With this being the last year of his current contract, Clary may have played his last game as a Charger. Johnnie Troutman worked at right guard this preseason and is expected to start in the veteran's place.
|Mon Sep 1||20:11||Jones (quad) limited in practice Monday||Brad Jones||LB||Packers||Free Agent|
Jones (quad) was limited in practice Monday, Curtis Crabtree of the Associated Press reports.
Jones continues to work back from the quad injury that kept him out of the Packers' final preseason game against the Chiefs. Jones is expected to be ready for Thursday's season opener, though the team has not officially confirmed his status.