Derek Cox DB BAL 3 Hrs
Cox is expected to sign with the Ravens on Wednesday, The Baltimore Sun reports.
Cox was cut earlier this week by the Vikings, which followed the Chargers letting the cornerback go just one season into a four-year, $20 million deal signed last offseason. However, with the Ravens currently mending injuries to Lardarius Webb (back), Jimmy Smith (chest), and Asa Jackson (ankle), a veteran presence like Cox should help Baltimore's secondary in the early going this season.
Tom Savage QB HOU 4 Hrs
Savage will play in Thursday night's preseason finale after starter Case Keenum, the Houston Chronicle reports.
The plan calls for Keenum to start with Savage entering the game sometime after that. Head coach Bill O'Brien did not have an exact breakdown of playing time. It may be a case where in-game situations dictate the decision of which quarterback will direct a particular drive. This final preseason game is being used to evaluate both quarterbacks in the competition to back up No. 1 quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Eric Page WR TB 12 Hrs
Page was released by the Buccaneers on Sunday, Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Page handled almost all of the kick return duties last season, but was cut two days before the team must trim the roster to 75. Solomon Patton stands to take over punt and kickoff return duties, a role for which he seems well-suited if preseason returns are any indication.
Rodney Smith WR MIN 13 Hrs1 Comment
Smith may miss Thursday's preseason game with a sore neck, ESPN reports.
Both Smith and Adam Thielen may make the active roster for the first few games of the season with Jerome Simpson likely to miss three games due to a suspension.
Chase Daniel QB KC 15 Hrs
Daniel will start Thursday's preseason game against the Packers, the Chiefs' official site reports.
Coach Andy Reid said he doesn't typically play starters in the fourth preseason, and Daniel will get the start in the place of Alex Smith as a result. He will play the first quarter of the game while the remaining three quarters will be split between Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray.
Joe Mays LB KC 15 Hrs
Mays (wrist) will likely miss at least six weeks following surgery on his wrist, ESPN reports.
Mays was set to start at inside linebacker along with Derrick Johnson but the latest setback will keep him out of the starting gig for a while. The injury will probably open up playing time for James-Michael Johnson and Josh Mauga on the inside.
Stanley Havili RB IND 16 Hrs
Havili has been placed on the regular season PUP list with an undisclosed injury, ESPN reports.
Havili did not practice during the preseason and it's not clear when he'll be able to return. He'll miss at least the first six weeks due to the PUP designation. Mario Harvey will begin the season as Indy's only fullback, although he may not play the position much since the Colts frequently use tight end Dwayne Allen in the fullback role.
Teddy Bridgewater QB MIN 16 Hrs
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said there's a "good chance" Bridgewater will start Thursday's final preseason game, ESPN reports.
The Vikings will likely rest Matt Cassel since he's been name the regular season starter. Bridgewater will get a chance to play with some members of the first-team offense, but most starters will likely be rested or limited to just a series or two.
Anthony Barr LB MIN 16 Hrs
Barr will miss Thursday's preseason game with a sprained ankle, ESPN reports.
The injury is said to be minor and he's expected to be ready for Week 1. Barr had a strong preseason with 1.5 sacks in three games and looks set to start at linebacker and be featured in Minnesota's pass rush.
Matt Daniels DB STL 16 Hrs
Daniels has been cut by the Rams, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
With Daniels proving injury-prone the last few years and St. Louis drafting safeties, there just wasn't any room left on the roster.