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  • Matt Cassel - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 8/29/14 11:27pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder had a solid training camp and likely saved his job with significant work and production in the preseason finale. He might have some value if the team is not ready to put QB Teddy Bridgewater onto the field and they need someone to fill in for QB Matt Cassel.

    Huddle Up: Ponder may end up sticking with the Vikings but it's unlikely the team will turn to him if they bench Cassel. Bridgewater also played well this preseason and if Minnesota makes a move at QB, it will be to the more talented Bridgewater.

  • Alex Henery - PK - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/29/14 8:49pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles PK Alex Henery is expected to be cut, as two individuals with knowledge of the situation said Friday, Aug. 29, that PK Cody Parkey has landed a spot on the 53-man roster.

    Huddle Up: Parkey went 3-for-3 in field goals Thursday night, including hitting two attempts from beyond 50 yards. That impressive performance likely secured his roster spot. Parkey will be a solid fantasy option in the Eagles' high-scoring offense, while Henery will look to hook on elsewhere.

  • Matt Schaub - QB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 8/29/14 8:49pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) is still recovering from an elbow injury. Head coach Dennis Allen said Friday, Aug. 29, that he still wants to see where Schaub is physically before making the final call on his Week 1 starting quarterback.

    Huddle Up: Some reports have rookie Derek Carr starting against the Jets but the Raiders aren't saying anything officially as of yet. Schaub has been miserable this preseason and doesn't look like he has anything left in the tank. Regardless of who starts in Week 1, Carr will be the Raiders QB before long.

  • Aldon Smith - LB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 8/29/14 4:53pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was suspended for the first nine games of 2014 for violating the policy and program for substances of abuse and the personal conduct policy.

    Huddle Up: This is about what most had been expecting for the player who has totaled the second-most sacks in the league since 2011, although the Niners would've preferred the decision a little sooner. In any case, it looks like San Fran is going to have to make do without their leading 2013 sacker (Smith) and top 2013 tackles leader (NaVorro Bowman) for the first half of the season.

  • Connor Barth - PK - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 8/29/14 4:53pm ET

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut PK Connor Barth on Friday, Aug. 29.

    Huddle Up: To update your PK draft board, it looks like your 2014 Bucs kicker will be Patrick Murray.

  • Arrelious Benn - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/29/14 4:53pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Arrelious Benn (back) will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Aug. 29.

    Huddle Up: Benn has been placed on the short-term IR, meaning he'll be eligible to return after Week 6, but he'll be flying well below the fantasy radar barring a rash of injuries hitting the Philly wideouts.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/29/14 4:53pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins did not suffer a serious rib injury in the team's final preseason game, and reportedly will be good to go for Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Good news for the first-round pick, but still be very wary as the another hit in the wrong place could send Watkins right back to the sideline. In the meantime, the team's QB situation hasn't gotten any better, either, with second-year QB EJ Manuel now taking his struggles into the regular season.

  • BenJarvus Green-Ellis - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 8/29/14 4:53pm ET

    The Cincinnati Bengals cut RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis on Friday, Aug. 29.

    Huddle Up: No real shocker as the strong preseason play of second-round pick Jeremy Hill made the veteran expendable.

  • Pat Angerer - LB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 8/29/14 3:11pm ET

    The Atlanta Falcons released LB Pat Angerer on Friday, Aug. 29.

    Huddle Up: The talented but injury-addled LB was thought to have a shot with LB Sean Weatherspoon out for the season, but team obviously has liked what it's seen from it's young LBs

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 8/29/14 3:11pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (shoulder) suffered a relatively minor separated shoulder in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28. He hopes to practice next week after taking a few days off.

    Huddle Up: Sounds like the fourth-round pick escaped serious injury, and may be able to contribute in Week 1. Monitor his progress next week.

  • Aaron Dobson - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/29/14 3:04pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson had three catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: Dobson looked good, and if you have faith that his surgically-repaired foot holds up, he should be just behind Julian Edelman as the top Pats' WR on your draft board.

  • Cecil Shorts - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 8/29/14 3:04pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) said he will be ready for the team's season opener.

    Huddle Up: Rookie Marqise Lee has come on late in the preseason, but a healthy Shorts brings a veteran presence and consistency to the Jags' WR corps and still projects as the team's No. 1 wideout.

  • Larry English - LB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 8/29/14 3:03pm ET

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released LB Larry English on Friday, Aug. 29.

    Huddle Up: If this isn't the end of the line for 2009 first-rounder, it's certainly close, as he's now been released by 2 teams in a little more than a month.

  • Aaron Dobson - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/29/14 3:03pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson had three catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: Dobson looked good, and if you have faith that his surgically-repaired foot holds up, he should be just behind Julian Edelman as the top Pats' WR on your draft board.

  • Cecil Shorts - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 8/29/14 3:03pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) said he will be ready for the team's season opener.

    Huddle Up: Rookie Marqise Lee has come on late in the preseason, but a healthy Shorts brings a veteran presence and consistency to the Jags' WR corps and still projects as the team's No. 1 wideout.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/29/14 10:14am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) suffered an injury to his ribs in the same area as his previous one, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Watkins has already missed time with the rib injury, and aggravating the injury in the same spot isn't going to help. The rookie already has an uphill battle for fantasy relevancy given the struggles of EJ Manuel and the typical adjustment curve for a first-year wideout; throw a nagging injury into the mix and his immediate fantasy future becomes even more bleak.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 8/29/14 10:14am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (shoulder) suffered a sprained right AC joint in his shoulder in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: No word yet on how long the injury might sideline Bryant. He had already been left in the dust by Markus Wheaton for the Steelers' WR2 spot, and any time missed will threaten his ability to carve out any sort of significant role in Pittsburgh's receiver rotation.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 8/29/14 12:46am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman had 12 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown and five catches for 45 yards during the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: The rookie out of Florida State impressed this preseason in Steve Jackson's total absence, and figures to be in line to get the starting call should Jackson's hammy issues linger into next week.

  • Nate Burleson - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/29/14 12:46am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) played in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: The 12-year vet finished with 1 catch for 27 yards on 2 targets Thursday night, but there remains a question as to whether he'll make the final roster -- even on one of the shallowest WR corps in the league -- as hammy and hand injuries have wiped out most of his preseason and also caused him to miss OTAs and mini camp.

  • Jeremy Hill - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 8/29/14 12:36am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill (elbow) returned to the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, after being evaluated in the locker room at halftime. He finished the game with 20 carries for 90 yards and six catches for 70 yards.

    Huddle Up: The injury scare obviously was just that, and the second-round pick capped off a strong preseason with his best performance yet. Giovanni Bernard is still the man in Cincy, but Hill will see his fair share of touches.

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