Monday, August 25, 2014, 6:24pm
Then the Titans will sit down and try to pick a winner. Or go looking through the waiver wire for someone else.
"At some point, you've got to base it off what you've seen them do," coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday. "And if you don't feel like they can do it, you have to look for other avenues to address it."
The Titans decided to go young at kicker in March when they cut veteran Rob Bironas, the fourth-most accurate kicker all-time in the NFL. They already had Bonani on the roster after having the former South Florida kicker in training camp last year, and they added undrafted rookie Coons out of Washington after the draft in May.
Monday, August 25, 2014, 4:11pm
Coach Jay Gruden said that Reed could have practiced but that he might have had some issues catching the ball. Gruden said that Reed should be ready for the September 7th season opener.
Reed played 23 snaps on against the Ravens on Saturday, about the same number as the rest of the offensive starters. He appeared to be healthy following the game and he was not mentioned when coach Jay Gruden discussed injuries after the game.
Jackson, the projected starter, had his helmet, a sign that he was practicing. He has been out since suffering a right hamstring injury during practice on July 29.
Smith said he wouldn’t rule out playing Jackson in the exhibition finale on Aug. 28 at Jacksonville, though Smith’s usual practice is to sit his starters for that game.
The team has said all along that Jackson would play Week 1. With a recent injury history, he makes for a risky pick but should be available in the middle rounds of drafts if you want to take a shot. Jacquizz Rodgers has started all three exhibition games but never really took over the RB1 role with Jackson out last year. Rookie Devonta Freeman has been a popular pick as a handcuff to Jackson. Either way, owners should either draft Jackson as depth or have a backup plan...
Monday, August 25, 2014, 2:27pm
Olsen's son, T.J., was scheduled to undergo open heart surgery on Monday for the third time after being born in 2012 with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Olsen was scheduled to be away from the team "until things kind of settle down'' to be with his family.
Olsen tweeted that he would be back to work as soon as possible.
Monday, August 25, 2014, 2:24pm
New Washington head coach Jay Gruden and his new offense haven't returned Robert Griffin III to his rookie-season form. Despite the struggles -- or the calls for backup Kirk Cousins -- Gruden is sticking with Griffin, the 2012 first-round pick.
“I feel good about the starters we have," he said, via the Washington Post, adding that RG3 "is further along that it appears he is, I think."
The Cousins bandwagon is starting to gain a lot of momentum lately. It's hard to imagine the team benching RGIII unless they struggle out of the gate. Either way, RGIII's stock is falling a bit. The ideal situation is to draft him as a backup or at least part of a committee as long as you have another starter you're comfortable with.
Marrone told reporters that Watkins returned to practice without limitations on Monday. The development comes nine days after Watkins, the fourth overall pick in the 2013 draft, suffered bruised ribs in a preseason game against the Steelers.
Watkins will get a chance to play without limitations in three days. Marrone said he plans to play his starters in the preseason finale on Thursday night, the story said.
Monday, August 25, 2014, 2:15pm
Browns Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron was absent from practice Monday afternoon, and coach Mike Pettine said that Cameron is "dealing with an issue" but would not elaborate on whether that issue is medical.
Pettine said he anticipated that Cameron would be back at practice Tuesday.
Cameron suffered a sprained AC shoulder joint in the Family Day scrimmage at the University of Akron on Aug. 2 and sat out through the Lions game Aug. 9.
He returned to practice the week after and played in the Monday night game in Washington Aug. 18, but had a poor outing. He failed to get his head around on the first pass and failed to corral a few catchable balls.
Doesn't seem like anything serious but we'll certainly stay on top of it...
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Monday, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, that the team’s starters would play 15-18 snaps during the preseason finale.
There were some signs of life during that game, but it was still an uneven performance at best for Eli Manning and company. Complicating matters was the loss of left guard Geoff Schwartz to a dislocated toe, which will force the Giants to shuffle rookie Weston Richburg into the lineup. Right guard Brandon Mosley didn’t practice on Monday after his back tightened up on Sunday, an injury that could force the team to dig even deeper into the depth chart just before the start of the season.
Seems like a pretty serious situation, but the offense seems to need the work even if it's against second stringers. Coughlin had threatened the starters with such a scenario if their play didn’t improve in last Friday’s game against the Jets, the story said. Rookie WR Odell Beckham will not play in the game.
Monday, August 25, 2014, 1:16pm
But Freese, a seventh-round draft pick, apparently has won the job.
Freese should climb your rankings a bit especially if you're one to wait at the position. The Lions should be able to move the ball again this year and with their home games in a dome, Freese should produce decent numbers at the position to make him a low-end starter.
Monday, August 25, 2014, 12:57pm
Romo and the starters had five possessions in the first half of Saturday’s game, a 25-20 loss to the Dolphins. They gained 110 yards, punted three times and came away with two long field goals from Dan Bailey to take a 6-3 lead into the locker room against a team not considered a defensive juggernaut. Romo was 10 of 18 for 87 yards.
Romo is not expected to play in Thursday's game in AT&T Stadium. As the final of the Cowboys' four preseason matchups, the tuneup against the Broncos isn't expected to feature veteran starters in the lineup.
Monday, August 25, 2014, 12:33pm
Giants running back Peyton Hills practiced today for the first time since injuring his foot and ankle on Aug. 6. And how did that make him feel?
“Oh my goodness, it was nice,” Hillis said. “It was good to be out there with the guys again, just fun. I’m looking forward to hopefully playing this week (in the preseason finale vs. New England).”
Hillis missed the last three games and wasn’t certain when he would return to the field.
“It’s been an honor to play for the Arizona Cardinals,” Feely wrote on Twitter. “Michael Bidwill, thank you for your leadership and friendship. AZ will still be home!”
Chandler Catanzaro, a rookie out of Clemson, has been competing with Feely through training camp and the preseason. Catanzaro has made all of his field goals in the preseason, while Feely missed a field goal in Sunday’s preseason game.
Feeley could end up landing in Denver where Matt Prater is suspended the first four games, or perhaps Philadelphia where the Eagles may have lost confidence in Alex Henery.
Monday, August 25, 2014, 12:29pm
The Ravens insist that Daniels isn't injured, but this raises a red flag especially after he broke his leg last year.
The article adds that fullback Kyle Juszczyk is emerging as a weapon in the passing game. He plays like a tight end in many ways and can lessen the blow if Daniels can't be counted upon.
Monday, August 25, 2014, 12:26pm
Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger has completed 31-of-44 passes for 417 yards and a touchdown over the last two weeks while Charlie Whitehurst has been out of the lineup with an injury to his throwing hand.
“Charlie’s had a very good preseason, too, and a very good camp,” Whisenhunt said, via the Tennessean. “I’ve said Charlie was the two coming in, and I don’t think that is going to change.”
Monday, August 25, 2014, 12:24pm
Patriots RB Stevan Ridley’s fumbles are a major concern, but given the lack of options it would be a surprise to see him go at least until the league-wide cuts are made and other options present themselves.
The Patriots will be scouring the waiver wire come Labor Day Weekend looking for a workhorse-type back – perhaps even BenJarvus Green-Ellis if he’s jettisoned by Cincinnati. But until then, Ridley would appear to be a needed commodity.
The piece comes off the heals of ESPN's Mike Reiss predicting the Pats cut Ridley. Reiss was on the record before camp as not listing Ridley a lock for the final roster, which of course was before the most recent fumbling issues resurfaced. As this article mentions, the Pats don't have a workhorse back so they very well could be waiting for final cuts from other team as far as their decision on Ridley goes. Ridley would likely land somewhere else, but probably not in the potential role he would have with New England so owners need to stay abreast of this situation.