Colt Lyerla TE GB 22 Hrs
Lyerla reached an injury settlement with the Packers Tuesday and has been waived off injured reserve, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Lyerla time with the Packers ended with him tearing the MCL and PCL in his right knee during practice on Aug. 2. He will be eligible to return to the Packers in Week 14 if they decide to bring him back, but he will also be able to sign to the practice squad or roster of other teams after the settlement is up after Week 8.
Matt Schaub QB OAK 22 Hrs
Schaub (elbow) is not expected to play in Thursday's preseason finale, CSN California reports.
Schaub has missed the past three practices due to soreness in his elbow, which is believed to have tendinitis as well. While rookie Derek Carr is slated to start Thursday's last exhibition outing, Schaub remains on track to be ready to start Week 1 of the regular season.
Wes Welker WR DEN 22 Hrs
Coach John Fox suggested that Welker is doing "fantastic" as he goes through the NFL's concussion protocol, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Of course, given that Welker has suffered three concussions since Nov. 17 of last year, we'd expect the Broncos to proceed with caution with the wideout. With that in mind, the Denver Post suggests that Welker, who did not practice Monday, will probably be out the rest of this week. The reports adds that there is hope within the Broncos' organization that Welker will pass his concussion tests and be cleared in advance of the team's Sept. 7 season opener, but such an outcome certainly precludes any setbacks.
Sebastian Janikowski K OAK 22 Hrs
Janikowski (quadriceps) probably won't play in Thursday's preseason finale versus the Seahawks, the Contra Costa Times reports.
Janikowski was scratched from Friday's preseason game with a right quad injury that isn't considered serious. The veteran kicker will likely rest Thursday to ensure he's firing on all cylinders when Week 1 rolls around.
Colin McCarthy LB TEN 22 Hrs
McCarthy (shoulder) was Tuesday.
McCarthy suffered a shoulder injury during the Titans' preseason opener and has already undergone surgery to repair the ailment. Nonetheless, given the severity of the procedure, McCarthy has already been ruled out for the season and Tuesday's placement on injured reserve confirms that status.
Aaron Colvin DB JAC 23 Hrs
Colvin (knee) has been moved from the active/non-football injury list to the reserve/non-football injury list, Jaguars.com reports.
The move gives the Jaguars a league-mandated 75 players on the active roster. Colvin, a fourth-round pick out of Oklahoma, tore his ACL at the Senior Bowl in January. The Jaguars expect him to develop into a major contributor, but that may not be until next season. "We are really pleased with Aaron's progress throughout the offseason and preseason," GM David Caldwell said. "He has been dedicated to his rehab from day one and worked extremely hard with our training and strength staff every day. He played at a high level at Oklahoma and we feel strongly about what he will bring to our roster in the future. He will continue his rehab and we will make a decision on his playing status for 2014 at the appropriate time."
Cam Newton QB CAR 23 Hrs1 Comment
Newton (ribs) received a vote of confidence from coach Ron Rivera that he'll be ready for the Panthers' season opener, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Newton's preseason was ended after suffering a hairline fracture to his ribs in last Friday's preseason game. Nonetheless, the Panthers' quarterback is fully expected to play in Week 1 at Tampa Bay and should return to practice in some capacity before then.
Kroy Biermann LB ATL 23 Hrs
Biermann (Achilles) tallied one tackle against the Titans on Saturday.
Biermann appeared hesitant to go all out at times, and it doesn't look like he's completely comfortable with his surgically repaired Achilles tendon. He'll likely get some work in Thursday's preseason finale, and he's still expected to start at defensive end, but he could lose playing time if the injury doesn't let him go all out for the full 60 minutes.
Vick Ballard RB IND 23 Hrs
Ballard (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Colts.com reports.
Ballard tore his Achilles during a late-July practice, forcing him out for a second consecutive season following last year's Week 2 ACL tear. With Ballard out of the fold, Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw will carry the bulk of the Colts' backfield duties.
Caleb Hanie QB DAL 23 Hrs
Hanie was released by the Cowboys on Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Hanie was made expendable in light of Brandon Weeden providing the Cowboys a steady backup option to starter Tony Romo.