Colt Anderson DB IND 2 Hrs
Anderson started at strong safety in Thursday's preseason loss to the Bengals and appears to be in the mix for the starting job, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Delano Howell remains out with a neck injury and it's not clear if he'll play this season. Anderson is battling Mike Adams and Sergio Brown for the starting job. It looks like Adams could start with Anderson as his backup.
Da'Rick Rogers WR IND 2 Hrs
Rogers had two receptions for 19 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown, in Thursday's loss to the Bengals. However, he received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for kicking the ball into the stands after scoring his touchdown.
It's not clear if Rogers will make the team as the Colts may not elect to keep six wide receivers. Griff Whalen was a healthy scratch Thursday, which likely means he made the final roster. Rogers' penalty won't help his case since he's had off-field and maturity issues through his career.
Griff Whalen WR IND 2 Hrs
Whalen did not play in Thursday's preseason loss to the Bengals, the Indianapolis Star reports.
He's not hurt, so him being a healthy scratch is likely a sign he'll make the final roster.
Christian Ponder QB MIN 2 Hrs
Ponder was 12-of-15 for 121 yards and led the Vikings on three scoring drives in Thursday's preseason win over Tennessee.
It was a nice outing for Ponder late in the game against the third-string defense. He enters the season as a distant third on the depth chart at quarterback.
Zach Line RB MIN 2 Hrs
Line left Thursday's preseason win over Tennessee with an ankle injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
It's not clear if he'll make the team despite showing he was back from last season's knee injury.
Adam Thielen WR MIN 2 Hrs
Thielen had three receptions for 30 yards, including a three-yard touchdown, in Thursday's preseason win over Tennessee. However, he left later in the first half with a right hip injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Thielen had a strong preseason with a 75-yard punt return and a touchdown pass. He'll likely make Minnesota's active roster as the Vikings are likely to keep him and Rodney Smith on the active roster for the first few games with Jerome Simpson likely to miss three games due to a suspension.
Joe Banyard RB MIN 2 Hrs
Banyard had 18 carries for 111 yards in Thursday's preseason win over Tennessee.
Banyard got the bulk of carries with Adrian Peterson and Matt Asiata held out of action. Banyard had a strong preseason with 212 yards rushing and 5.9 yards per attempt, but it may not be enough to win a final roster spot. He's behind Adrian Peterson, Matt Asisata and third-round draft pick Jerick McKinnon on the depth chart and it's not clear if the Vikings will keep four running backs on the roster.
Derek Carr QB OAK 4 Hrs
Carr completed 11-of-13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns in Thursday's preseason finale against the Seahawks.
Carr returned from both a concussion and ribs injury to roast the Seahawks' backup defense. He also impressed in his previous exhibition outing, while Matt Schaub was a disaster throughout the preseason. The Raiders have already committed to Schaub for Week 1, but if the veteran doesn't shape up soon, the team will have little choice but to test out Carr.
Ronnie Hillman RB DEN 4 Hrs
Hillman did not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Cowboys.
Not that there was any doubt, but Hillman's absence from Thursday's game essentially confirms that he'll enter the season as Montee Ball's top backup. However, the undersized Hillman doesn't profile as a three-down workhorse, so he'd likely split touches with C.J. Anderson and/or Juwan Thompson in the event of an injury to Ball.
Jeff Demps RB TB 4 Hrs
Demps gained 59 yards on 20 carries in Thursday's final preseason game against the Redskins.
Demps also began the Bucs' lone touchdown drive with a 37-yard kickoff return. Because of his elite speed, Demps may squeak onto Tampa Bay's roster as a versatile back who can return kicks when necessary.