Owen Daniels TE BAL 6 Hrs
Daniels (leg) isn't expected to play in Saturday's preseason game, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Daniels has missed the past few days with leg soreness and may need more rest over the weekend. By most accounts, the veteran tight end has been underwhelming this preseason and missing Saturday's game could add to that sentiment. Should he miss out, Kyle Juszczyk could fill a larger role in Baltimore's tight end friendly offense.
Charles Clay TE MIA 6 Hrs
Clay (knee) indicated that he will find out Friday whether he is playing in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel relays that while Clay was sporting a brace on his knee at practice Wednesday, the tight end has been moving around better since he returned to the field, which bodes well for his regular season prospects, regardless of his participation (or lack thereof) in Saturday's contest.
Greg Olsen TE CAR 6 Hrs
Olsen (calf) is expected to play in Friday's preseason game versus the Patriots, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Olsen sat out last Sunday's exhibition outing with a slight calf ailment, but has since returned to practice and will play Friday. With the Panthers' starters expected to feature for the entire first half, Olsen should get plenty of work to prepare for Week 1.
Michael Floyd WR ARI 6 Hrs
Floyd (groin) returned to practice Wednesday, the Cardinals' official site reports.
With their next preseason game Sunday versus the Bengals, the Cardinals are more or less on a schedule representative of the regular season. Although Floyd's participation is a positive sign for his availability this weekend, his recovering groin likely has to improve each day in order to achieve active status. Even if he fails to take the field, there's little worry regarding his ability to play in Week 1.
Peyton Hillis RB NYG 6 Hrs
Hillis (foot/ankle) remained out of practice on Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.
Hillis is thus among the banged up Giants players not expected to suit up for Friday's preseason contest against the Jets, with his continued absence doing nothing to further his chances of carving out any sort of key backfield role behind presumed starter Rashad Jennings.
B. W. Webb DB DAL 7 Hrs
Webb will not play in Saturday's preseason game in Miami due to a hip ailment, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Webb is currently slated for a significant role in the Cowboys' defense amid concerns at cornerback. Former first-rounder Morris Claiborne (shoulder) continues have durability issues, while Orlando Scandrick faces a four game suspension to begin this season. Knowing that, Dallas can't risk another setback in their secondary, so Webb will be withheld from Saturday's exhibition in hopes of returning healthy by Week 1 of the regular season.
Drew Brees QB NO 7 Hrs
Brees (oblique) is slated to suit up for Saturday's preseason contest against the Colts, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.
The report notes that Brees, who had been slowed by a strained oblique, looked sharp at Wednesday's practice, while suggesting that the Saints' star QB is likely to play for about a half in Saturday's game, the team's third preseason tilt.
Casey Hayward DB GB 7 Hrs
Hayward (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Hayward exited early from Wednesday's session as a precaution to ensure his previously bothersome hamstring didn't react to being overworked. The cornerback played just three games last season as a result of hamstring issues. However, as a rookie, Hayward excelled as the Packers' nickel cornerback, totaling 53 tackles (40 solo) and six interceptions. As such, Green Bay will do whatever is needed to keep Hayward healthy ahead of this season, making Thursday's day off for maintenance purposes. At the moment, it's unclear if Hayward will suit up for Friday's preseason game versus Oakland.
DeVonte Holloman LB DAL 7 Hrs
Holloman's NFL career is likely over following his latest neck injury, ESPN Dallas reports.
Holloman suffered a neck injury during last Saturday's preseason game, which came after the linebacker missed seven games last season with a spinal contusion. The most recent occurrence unfortunately compounded Holloman's medical condition and continuing to play football would present a considerable risk to Holloman. As such, the linebacker's NFL career will likely come to a close after playing just nine games as a rookie last year.
LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 7 Hrs
Blount traveled with the Steelers to Philadelphia, where the team plays Thursday against the Eagles, NFL.com reports.
The report notes that Blount and teammate Le'Veon Bell could face misdemeanor marijuana possession charges stemming from a Wednesday traffic stop. In the short term, it's unclear whether either player will suit up for Thursday's contest. Beyond that, if formally charged, the report further indicates that the duo could be subject to the NFL's substance abuse policy, though in such a scenario Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette speculates that that the running backs would probably looking at no more than a one-game suspension, with a resolution either way, not likely to come anytime soon.