IRBruce Ellington
WR SF (8)
6 hours ago

Ellington (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Expected to serve as San Francisco's No. 2 or 3 wideout, Ellington sprained an ankle a couple weeks ago, then injured his hamstring in Friday's preseason game against the Packers. He hasn't been ruled out for the year, making him a prime candidate to return from IR mid-season. Following offseason rule changes, each team can take one player off IR at any point in the season after Week 6. Torrey Smith and Quinton Patton figure to start at wide receiver, with Jeremy Kerley, DeAndrew White and others competing to fill out the depth chart.

John Sullivan
MIN (6)
6 hours ago

Sullivan was released by the Vikings on Tuesday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Minnesota reportedly attempted trading Sullivan before releasing him Tuesday. Sullivan was not expected to contribute for the Vikings this season.

Aaron Dobson
WR NE (9)
7 hours ago

The Patriots are said to be shopping Dobson, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the 2013 second-rounder on the roster bubble, it makes sense that the Patriots might field offers for Dobson, though it's unlikely that they'd get much more than a conditional late-round pick in return for him.

Derek Carr
QB OAK (10)
7 hours ago

Carr will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against Seattle, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carr also skipped the preseason finale last season, and with another year of experience under his belt, there's no reason for him to play. He finished his exhibition schedule in ideal fashion, completing 12 of 18 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns Saturday against the Titans. Entering his third NFL season, Carr should benefit from an improved offensive line, not to mention Amari Cooper's progression.

QDaniel Lasco
RB NO (5)
7 hours ago

Lasco (concussion) reiterated Tuesday that he feels good and has been cleared to play, Kristian Garic of WWL Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lasco suffered a concussion in last Friday's third preseason affair with Pittsburgh. Prior to his concussion, various reports surfaced that the 23-year-old rookie would likely make the 53-man roster. Although nothing is certain, Lasco was cleared by the league's concussion protocol fairly quickly which could help his chances of surviving the final cuts.

Trevor Davis
WR GB (4)
7 hours ago

Davis caught one pass for nine yards in Friday's preseason game against the 49ers. He also returned one punt for five yards.

EDGE Analysis

Davis was targeted four times Friday but was only able to come away with the lone reception. He remains locked in competition with several players for an undetermined number of wide receiver spots on the Packers' 53-man roster.

QBrandon Marshall
WR NYJ (11)
7 hours ago

Head coach Todd Bowles said there is no concern about Marshall's hip injury, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Marshall was an unexpected scratch for Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, subsequently missing practice Monday and Tuesday. The Jets aren't expected to play many starters in their preseason finale, which Marshall would skip even if he were 100 percent healthy. He has nearly two weeks to prepare for Week 1 against the Bengals, and there's been nothing to suggest his injury is anything besides soreness.

Geno Smith
QB NYJ (11)
7 hours ago

Smith will not play in the Jets' preseason finale Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

It originally sounded as if Smith might see a small sample of snaps during the Jets' final preseason game, but that is no longer the case. In all likelihood Bryce Petty will get the start and rookie Christian Hackenberg will follow suit. Smith's projected absence assures his role as the team's clear-cut backup behind Ryan Fitzpatrick.

QTyler Bray
QB KC (5)
7 hours ago

Bray (neck) will start at quarterback for the Chiefs on Thursday, Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports

EDGE Analysis

Bray has been nursing a neck injury for several weeks now, but it appears the Chiefs third stringer will be ready in time for the season opener. Bray is expected to be under center for most of the preseason finale.

QEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
7 hours ago

Sanders missed Tuesday's practice due to an illness, The Denver Post's Troy Renck reports.

EDGE Analysis

Entering his seventh NFL season, the 29-year-old Sanders would presumably sit out Thursday's preseason finale against the Cardinals, regardless of his health/injury status. Although the Broncos kick things off a few days earlier than the rest of the league, Sanders should have plenty of time to recover for next Thursday's season opener against Carolina. He'll be working with Trevor Siemian, who beat out Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch in a competition for the starting quarterback job.