Margus Hunt DL CIN 5 Hrs
Hunt had three sacks in the Bengals' preseason finale against the Colts on Thursday.
Hunt, a second-round pick last year for the Bengals, didn't see much playing time last year, but he'll be rotated into the lineup more often this year with Michael Johnson gone.
Jason Campbell QB CIN 5 Hrs
Campbell played the entire first half of the Bengals' preseason finale, going 13-for-16 for 123 yards against the Colts' backups.
Campbell suffered an elbow injury earlier in the preseason, so while the results don't really matter all that much, it's clear he's healthy and ready to be Andy Dalton's backup for the start of the season.
Jeremy Hill RB CIN 5 Hrs
Hill, who briefly left Thursday's preseason finale with an elbow injury but later returned, ended up carrying 20 times for 90 yards and caught six passes for 70 yards.
Hill got so much extensive work because the Bengals were resting Giovani Bernard, and fellow running backs BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead were all out with injuries.
Jerome Simpson WR MIN 5 Hrs
The NFL has upheld Simpson's three-game suspension stemming from a November DUI arrest, ESPN.com reports.
Simpson is thus eligible to return to the Vikings' lineup for the team's Sept. 28 contest against the Falcons. Upon his return, his role will hinge on the health and production of his fellow wideouts, though presuming the availability of Cordarrelle Patterson and Greg Jennings, Simpson would slot in no higher than No. 3 on the team's depth chart at the position, at that time.
Jerod Mayo LB NE 5 Hrs
Mayo (undisclosed) did not travel with the Patriots for Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, the Boston Globe reports.
We'll have a better read on Mayo's Week 1 prospects next week when the team's official practice participation/injury report is made available, but at this stage the linebacker's status is worth monitoring by those in IDP formats.
Stevan Ridley RB NE 5 Hrs
Ridley and fellow running back Shane Vereen were among the Patriots' players who were in uniform, but did not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, the Boston Herald reports.
A number of the team's regulars were predictably rested in the preseason finale, with Ridley's inclusion in that group suggesting that he remains part of the team's backfield plans, a notion echoed in the latest Patriots' roster projection posted by Mike Reiss of ESPN.com Reiss previously speculated that Ridley could a candidate to be a surprise cut, but such a scenario seems unlikely at this stage. While Ridley's role, and in turn, his fantasy value hinges on his ability to take good care of the football, it looks like he remains in line to team up with Vereen, a capable pass-catcher out of the backfield, in the New England offense, with rookie James White also on hand. Meanwhile, Brandon Bolden, Jonas Gray and Roy Finch are all candidates to secure the team's No. 4 role.
Nate Burleson WR CLE 5 Hrs
Burleson (hamstring) caught one pass on two targets for 27 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bears.
Making his preseason debut, Burleson was able to get involved, working primarily with Johnny Manziel and the second-team offense. He hauled in another pass which was eventually called back due to an illegal formation penalty. He seems to be a near-lock to make the team at this point, and could help pick up some of the targets suspended wideout Josh Gordon leaves behind.
Ben Tate RB CLE 6 Hrs
Tate gained eight yards on three carries with a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bears.
Tate only saw work on one drive with Brian Hoyer and the first-team offense, and after scoring at the goal line, he didn't see another snap. His main running back competition -- rookie Terrance West -- did little to impress, gaining only 13 yards on six carries and losing a fumble. Tate remains the unquestioned starter heading into Week 1, but the real concern here is his durability, as he's missed at least one game in each of his three NFL seasons, including seven total over the past two years.
Martavis Bryant WR PIT 6 Hrs
Bryant's separated shoulder appears to be minor, and he expects to practice with the team by next week, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Bryant was forced to leave Thursday's preseason finale in the first quarter, and was later diagnosed with a right AC sprain in his shoulder. After undergoing further evaluation, Bryant appears optimistic, and expects to return to contact in the near future. Browns tight end Jordan Cameron endured a similar injury earlier in camp, and although he missed the first preseason game, he was active for the next three. It's unclear how similar the injuries are at this point, but the Steelers don't appear to be bracing for an extended absence at this time.
Brian Hoyer QB CLE 6 Hrs
Hoyer completed 6-of-8 passes for 69 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bears.
Hoyer led the Browns to a Ben Tate touchdown on his only drive of the game before giving way to backup Johnny Manziel. It was surely a relief for Browns fans that Hoyer was able to look sharp for once this preseason, and he remains the unquestioned starter heading into Week 1 at Pittsburgh. Manziel also showed flashes of potential in this game (although he completed just 6-of-17 passes), and could end up being used by the team in special offensive packages. It's unclear exactly what coach Mike Pettine has planned for the backup, but Hoyer should hang on to the starting job until he proves otherwise.