Carlos HydeRB SF (8) 8 hours ago
Hyde should benefit from having an improved offensive line this season.
Hyde showed flashes of brilliance last season, but a shoddy offensive line and a foot injury put a cap on his production. With the return of 2014 starters Daniel Kilgore and Anthony Davis to compliment the steady Joe Staley, the third-year back has the strongest line in front him since being drafted in 2014. The 49ers also used their first-round pick on Stanford guard Joshua Garnett, who is currently trying to earn a spot on the starting line. Hyde will still have to deal with defenses stacking the box against a 49ers team that doesn't have much of an aerial attack, but the improved bulk up front should help combat that issue.
Anthony Davis SF (8) 8 hours ago
Davis will switch from tackle to guard, CSN Bay Area reports.
Before his brief retirement during the 2015 season Davis was considered an above-average right tackle. With Trenton Brown holding his own at that position Davis will make the move from right tackle to right guard this season in an effort to earn a starting job. It is generally believed that tackle is a harder position to play than guard so he shouldn't have too much difficulty making the switch. Davis will play with the first unit this Friday against Green Bay.
IRKelby Johnson TB (6) 8 hours ago
Johnson (undisclosed) was placed on the Buccaneers' injured reserve list Tuesday.
The nature of Johnson's injury remains unclear, but he has showed well thus far during his brief NFL career and will likely have another chance to make the Bucs' active roster in 2017.
QTyler BrayQB KC (5) 8 hours ago
Bray (neck) returned to practice Tuesday and was working as the third-string quarterback, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Bray had a small chip fracture in his cervical spine, but it wasn't deemed a serious threat to his playing ability, thus allowing him to return to the practice field Tuesday. He was immediately inserted as the team's third-string quarterback, ahead of both Aaron Murray and Kevin Hogan. However, both Alex Smith and Nick Foles rank ahead of him on the depth chart currently, so if the Chiefs ultimately roster just two quarterbacks for the upcoming season, Bray could find himself as a practice squad candidate.
IRCole Manhart PIT (8) 8 hours ago
Manhart (undisclosed) was placed on the Steelers' injured reserve list Tuesday.
Manhart, undrafted out of Nebraska-Kearney in 2015, signed on with the Steelers in February after spending time with each of the Eagles, Raiders and Saints in 2015. However, he suffered some sort of injury during Pittsburgh's second preseason game that ultimately proved serious. No timetable was provided for his return, though, but Manhart will likely have another chance to make the team in 2017.
IRKevin Graf IND (10) 8 hours ago
Graf (ankle) was placed on the Colts' injured reserve list Tuesday.
Graf has seemingly played at the mercy of his ankles thus far during his stint in Indianapolis, but has cleared waivers and will revert to the Colts' injured reserve list until further notice.
IRDennis ParksWR CLE (13) 9 hours ago
Parks was placed on the Browns' injured reserve list Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Parks was claimed off waivers from the Jaguars in May, but suffered a knee injury shortly into training camp. When healthy, he'll likely make another attempt at earning a spot on the Browns' WR depth chart.
Brandon McGeeDB DET (10) 9 hours ago
McGee signed a contract with the Lions on Tuesday, MLive.com reports.
The Lions seem comfortable entering the 2016 campaign with Darius Slay, Nevin Lawson, Quan Diggs and Darrin Walls serving as their top four cornerbacks, but the signing of McGee, at the expense of the recently-waived Keith Williams, may signal the team is unsure of the depth behind them. Johnson Bademosi, Crezdon Butler and Alex Carter figure to join McGee as the primary competition for what may ultimately be one or two roster spots.
J.T. ThomasLB NYG (8) 9 hours ago
Thomas (hamstring) was activated from the team's PUP list on Tuesday, Seth Walder of New York Daily News reports.
While the injury was originally considered nothing serious, it ended up costing Thomas almost a month of action. On Tuesday, Thomas was activated from the PUP list and he'll likely be eased into practice in the coming few days. It's unclear if Thomas will take part in either of the team's final two preseason games, but he's fully expected to ready for the regular season opener. Look for Thomas to take on depth role in his second year with the Giants.
Jeremy MinceyDL DAL (7) 9 hours ago
Mincey announced that he is retiring from football, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The 32-year-old racked up 216 combined tackles and 26 sacks across 96 career games.