LeSean McCoy - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (thumb) said he expects to be ready for the regular season after spraining his right thumb during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: McCoy wasn't likely to play in the final preseason game anyway, so he'll have time to rest his thumb and toe and get ready for the games that count.
Jason Worilds - LB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jason Worilds left the team's preseason game with a right knee injury Thursday, Aug. 21, and will not return.
Huddle Up: Potentially grim news for the Steelers' D as the fifth-year LB led the squad with 8 sacks last season. More should be known soon.
Kenny Britt - WR - St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams WR Kenny Britt may sit out of the team's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns Saturday, Aug. 23, with a shoulder injury. Britt did practice this week, however.
Huddle Up: The former Titan has played sparingly this preseason with 1 catch for 5 yards on 2 targets so far, but given the unsettled and inexperienced WR corps in St. Louis, he remains in the mix to start or at least see significant playing time.
LeSean McCoy - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy's X-rays on his right thumb came back negative, but he will not return to the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: That noise you heard was the collective sigh of relief coming from McCoy owners, who are hoping the next time they see the RB in uniform is for the Sept. 7 season opener against the Jaguars.
Jeremy Maclin - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin walked off the field under his own power after falling and clutching his right knee during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: The incident definitely looked scary as the wideout fell on his own and immediately grabbed the knee, but he was back in catching passes shortly after. In short, disaster averted.
Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell started against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night as he waits for a possible suspension after being charged for driving under the influence and marijuana possession.
Huddle Up: Both Bell and LeGarrette Blount played in the contest, and any discipline talk is likely going to be pure speculation until the legal process runs its course.
LeSean McCoy - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy was taken into the lockerroom during the first quarter of a preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21 to get X-rays on his right thumb. Results of the X-ray are not yet known.
Huddle Up: McCoy, one of the handful of elite fantasy players, was seen heading off the field after scoring on a well-executed 22-yard screen pass against the Steelers. McCoy was dealing with a foot injury earlier in the week, but that didn't seem to be an issue as he had 4 rushes for 24 yards and 2 catches for 26 yards after scoring the TD. He was later shown on the sideline, but there has been no further word about the thumb.
Reggie Wayne - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (knee) is a game-time decision against the New Orleans Saints Saturday, Aug. 23, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: Indy would like to get the veteran wideout a few preseason snaps after he missed the final 9 games last season and the first two exhibitions this year. If he's doing as well as been billed in practices, count on seeing him Saturday.
Isaiah Pead - RB - St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead (knee) has cleared waivers and was placed on Reserve/Injured Thursday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: It'll be another lost season for the 2012 2nd-round pick who has 75 career rushing yards, but the Rams haven't given up on him quite yet.
Derek Carr - QB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr will not play Friday, Aug. 22, against the Green Bay Packers due to sore ribs.
Huddle Up: Newly named Week 1 starter Matt Schaub should get -- and needs -- at least a half of work Friday, but look for Carr to play almost the entire final exhibition contest if he's sufficiently recovered.
Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (foot) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 21, but worked with the second- and scout-team offenses during practices. The team is not saying if Charles will play in the third preseason game.
Huddle Up: Charles was back on the field for the first time since bruising his foot last weekend, and count on K.C. to play it as safe as possible with their franchise player.
Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (personal) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: As usual, it's another wash of a preseason for AD, whose mind is on the Sept. 7 season opener in St. Louis.
Robert Mathis - LB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts LB Robert Mathis (undisclosed) will not play in the team's third preseason game, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: It's not like the veteran Mathis needs the work, and the next time you'll likely see him in an Indy uniform is Week 5 as he will serve a 4-game drug-policy suspension to open the regular season.
Charles Clay - TE - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) is expected to play in the third preseason game after missing the first two preseason games because of a knee injury. Clay has participated in practice this week and appeared to be fine.
Huddle Up: Good news for a player who's a sleeper TE1 on more than a few draft boards this month.
Lardarius Webb - CB - Baltimore Ravens
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens CBs Jimmy Smith (chest), Lardarius Webb (back) and CB Asa Jackson (ankle) will not play in the third preseason game. All three players are expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Huddle Up: These are essentially the Ravens' top 3 CBs, so monitor the situation as we get closer to the Week 1 matchup with A.J. Green and the Bengals.
Jadeveon Clowney - LB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney was held out of practice Thursday, Aug. 21, because of an undisclosed injury. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Clowney is fine but is not sure if Clowney will play in the third preseason game.
Huddle Up: Sounds like purely a precautionary measure after the top overall pick sustained a head injury in Wednesday's joint workouts with the Broncos.
Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo said he is ready for the regular season. Romo said he had a good week of practice with no limitations as he returns from offseason back surgery.
Huddle Up: In drafts held in the last week, Romo still is coming off the board as a QB2 (14th QB selected), but he could easily put up starting numbers if his health holds.
Wes Welker - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: Welker was excused for an undisclosed reason Wednesday, and that's likely the case again today, but inquiring fantasy minds would like to know what's up. Stay tuned ...
Owen Daniels - TE - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (leg) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21, and is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: Dennis Pitta's value inches up with each day Daniels misses.
Steven Jackson - RB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: Fantasy buyers beware . . .
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