Lamarcus Joyner DB STL 4 Hrs
Joyner appears to be in line for the nickel corner spot to start the season, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Joyner has the skill set to become a decent IDP in the future, as he has had an impressive preseason. He's a solid tackler for a cornerback, and has an eye for interceptions.
Brandon Bostick TE GB 4 Hrs
Bostick likely suffered a slight fracture of the fibula in his right leg has little chance of playing in the regular season opener, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
Bostick was set to be the top pass-catching tight end in the Packers' offense, but that plan may take at least an extra week to come to fruition. The team will likely go with Andrew Quarless and Richard Rogers at tight end while he is out, but he should return to that role when he takes the field.
Lance Moore WR PIT 4 Hrs
Moore (unspecified issue) was scratched for Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
With Moore sidelined, Justin Brown started in the Steelers' three-receiver formation on offense, along with Markus Wheaton and Antonio Brown. Assuming the issue that kept him out of Thursday's contest is not a major one, Moore is on track to work primarily out of the slot in the Steelers' offense.
Jeremy Hill RB CIN 5 Hrs
Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson indicated that Hill could get some carries with the Bengals' first-team offense in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
In such a scenario, Hill would have an opportunity to run behind the Bengals' projected starting offensive line, with the report also essentially confirming that the rookie back is past the the shoulder issue that he suffered this past Saturday. While Giovani Bernard remains atop the Bengals' RB depth chart, and Benjarvus Green-Ellis remains in the mix, it's not hard to imagine the 6-1, 238-pound Hill carving out a key role in the team's offense out of the gate, in particular in short-yardage situations.
Justin Durant LB DAL 5 Hrs
Durant lined up at strong-side linebacker during Thursday's practice, the Dallas Morning News reports.
The Cowboys got a long look at Durant in the middle earlier in camp, but now seem focused on giving Rolando McClain and rookie Anthony Hitchens auditions at MLB. Durant seems likely to be among the starters when Week 1 rolls around, but at this point his exact spot is still up in the air.
Kyle Wilber DL DAL 5 Hrs
Wilber, who's mostly been practicing at strong-side linebacker this preseason, has started getting reps at defensive end again, the Dallas Morning News reports.
The Cowboys are still looking for the right combinations among their front seven, and it's entirely possible that Wilber could see snaps at both positions this season. Playing some DE on passing downs could help boost his sack total, but he's still not someone you want to invest an IDP roster spot in at this point.
Rolando McClain LB DAL 5 Hrs
Rookie Anthony Hitchens, and not McClain (cramping), got the first-team reps at middle linebacker during Thursday's practice, the Dallas Morning News reports.
While McClain is still probably the Cowboys' first choice among active players to man their MLB spot, at present nothing should be taken for granted, especially given McClain's history of retiring at the drop of a hat. This battle might not be settled until just before Week 1.
Johnny Manziel QB CLE 5 Hrs
Coach Mike Pettine indicated Friday morning that it's possible Manziel could be featured in a 2-QB set "down the road," NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Manziel was delegated to backup duties when the Browns officially made the announcement Wednesday morning, but this doesn't mean he won't see meaningful snaps in this role. He'll likely be used mostly in designed run sets, but could occasionally be used to air it out and take the defense by surprise. Until he takes over the starting job, however, this body of work probably won't be enough to warrant much fantasy consideration outside of dynasty formats.
Chad Greenway LB MIN 6 Hrs
Greenway returned to practice Thursday after getting tests on a sore wrist earlier in the week, ESPN reports.
Greenway played with a fractured right wrist during the second half of last season, but the Vikings wouldn't specify if the tests were on the same wrist. Luckily the injury looks minor since he's back in practice, but it's something to keep in mind in case it becomes an issue again.
Brian Hoyer QB CLE 6 Hrs
Coach Mike Pettine indicated Friday morning that Hoyer could be featured in a 2-QB system "down the road," NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Hoyer was announced as the Browns' starting quarterback Wednesday morning, and the veteran is expected to take the field Week 1 against the Steelers. However, the athletic ability of backup Johnny Manziel is tough to ignore, so Pettine wouldn't rule out using a 2-QB system at some point this season. Manziel would mostly be used for designed runs in this scenario, so it shouldn't cut drastically into Hoyer's production.