Earl Thomas - S - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) said he isn't sure if he'll be able to play in the regular season opener as he continues to recover from surgery on his torn labrum.
Huddle Up: The shoulder of the Legion of Boom's ringmaster has taken longer to heal than expected. So far there's been no mention of the PUP list, and his IDP league owners are just going to have to hold tight.
Marqise Lee - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (hamstring) remains out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: The Jags have to be growing frustrated with Lee's injury issues. In the meantime, fellow second-year wideouts Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns are surging ahead, and free-agent signee Arrelious Benn and rookie Rashad Greene aren't too far behind.
Breshad Perriman - WR - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (knee) is healing slowly, though the results of his MRI were normal, according to a source. He's expected back in a week or so.
Huddle Up: There were high hopes that Perriman might be one of the most productive rookie receivers this season. That still might happen, but the wideout likely will have a slow start to make up for later in the year. Stay tuned ...
Alshon Jeffery - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) will not play in the Bears' second preseason game Monday, Aug. 24, as he continues to heal from a calf strain. He will travel with the team, however.
Huddle Up: It's definitely been bad news for the Bears' WR corps this preseason, and expect the team to play it extra safe with their No. 1 wideout with first-round pick Kevin White already sidelined.
Dennis Pitta - TE - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will stay on the Physically Unable to Perform list when the regular season begins, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Pitta will now miss at least the first six games of the season.
Huddle Up: No surprise here after what Pitta has gone through just to get this far. In the meantime, second-year Crockett Gillmore and second-round rookie Maxx Williams will handle the bulk of the team's TE snaps.
Michael Floyd - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd's (fingers) stiches have been removed. Floyd said everything is coming along.
Huddle Up: Good news for Floyd and the Cards as the WR still has more than three weeks to get ready for the regular-season opener.
Chris Johnson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson and TE Jermaine Gresham aren't guaranteed a roster spot, according to head coach Bruce Arians, who also said that both players could wind up as starters as well.
Huddle Up: Gresham has the better chance of the two to start, but Johnson should stick given the injury issues that have hampered rookie David Johnson's development so far. Neither veteran, though, figures to be much of a fantasy factor.
Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is not practicing Tuesday, Aug. 18, and also will not practice Wednesday, Aug. 19, as he plans to attend a court hearing in New York as he tries to overturn his four-game suspension, according to multiple reports. Brady's attorneys filed documents last Friday, alleging a smear campaign against him and continue to say that they are being treated unfairly by commissioner Roger Goodell and the league.
Huddle Up: And the beat goes on ... and on and on. Let's just hope we have a resolution here semi-soon.
Tyrod Taylor - QB - Buffalo Bills
Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel appears to be out of the competition for starting quarterback with QB Matt Cassel and QB Tyrod Taylor. Cassel has shown good decision-making and command on offense. Taylor has had some accuracy issues.
Huddle Up: Cassel remains the favorite in this race, though the fantasy upside to any of Buffalo's quarterbacks is minimal at best.
Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) admitted he's dealing with more than a hamstring cramp that has kept him out of practice for 11 days. He's expected to sit a few more days and is doubtful for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22.
Huddle Up: Guess you can put away the cramp jokes; like much of the rest of the NFL, Sanders is dealing with hamstring issues. Even if he misses this week's preseason game he'll have half the fake slate yet to go. Besides, there's no reason to rush him as it's clear where he fits into Peyton Manning's pecking order.
Justin Hunter - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter is 'trending up' in practice, head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday, Aug. 17. The head coach wants Hunter to carry over the solid play into games.
Huddle Up: With what they believe is a franchise quarterback on board, the Titans are looking for some of their talented young receivers to step up as well. Hunter is running out of opportunities, especially if Dorial Green-Beckham lives up to the hype.
Eli Manning - QB - New York Giants
New York Giants QB Eli Manning will be re-signed by the beginning of the 2015 season, according to president/CEO/co-owner John Mara Monday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: Better to have your franchise quarterback locked up as opposed to letting the contract talks push into the season or linger until afterwards. Not that it should dramatically impact his on-field play, but having the peace of mind of a few million dollars certainly won't hurt.
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