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Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:55am

MLive.com - [Full Article]

RB Mikel Leshoure still sees himself as a featured back, but that was never going to happen in Detroit.

Now he's free to pursue a featured role wherever he likes.

The Lions have informed Leshoure he'll be among their 22 cuts Saturday, according to the Detroit Free Press.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:07am

Cleveland.com - [Full Article]

Browns running back Dion Lewis battled back from a broken leg that cost him all of 2013 only to be let go by the Browns Saturday on final cut-down day, a league source told Cleveland.com.

It means that rookie running back Isaiah Crowell from Alabama State might be safe in the battle for the third or fourth running back spot behind Ben Tate and Terrance West.

The Browns also still have Chris Ogbonnaya on the roster, and he has the versatility to play fullback as well.

RB Silas Redd survives Redskins cuts

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:05am

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

According to multiple media sources the Redskins have released three of their four running backs who were widely considered to be on the roster bubble. Evan Royster, Chris Thompson, and Lache Seastrunk have all confirmed via text messages that they have been released. Most figured that at least two of those three would end up on the roster. Silas Redd survived the cuts.

Fantasy Impact:

Seastrunk was the biggest surprise the story said, but Thompson is also a big of a surprise. However, he was battling injuries all through camp that seemed to frustrate the team. Both could be added to the practice squad. The moves mean that undrafted rookie Silas Redd will be the third tailback behind Alfred Morris and Roy Helu.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9:57am

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Terrelle Pryor's stint with the Seahawks is over.

The former Ohio State star quarterback was released by Seattle on Friday, FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo and other media report.

Pryor, who was chosen in the third round in the 2011 supplemental draft by the Raiders, threw for 1,798 yards, seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 11 games last year with Oakland. The Raiders traded Pryor to the Seahawks in the offseason for a seventh-round pick in last May's draft.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say the St. Louis Rams might have interest in Pryor as a backup after losing Sam Bradford.

Kelvin Benjamin has jammed finger, should be fine

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9:52am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Carolina Panthers first-round draft pick WR Kelvin Benjamin jammed his middle finger and let a touchdown pass slip through his hands during Thursday night's exhibition finale at Pittsburgh.

Otherwise, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound wide receiver out of Florida State had a strong preseason and established himself as the No. 1 target the Panthers were looking for when they released Steve Smith in March.

Fantasy Impact:

The finger doesn't appear to be anything that will be an issue, and Benjamin played longer than he was scripted because he wanted more time on the field, the story said. Two of his four catches for 56 yards were in traffic over the middle. He's shaping up to be a potential later-round WR option who could surprise this year as Carolina's top target. His ADP is the 9th round in 10-team leagues.

WR Corey Washington makes the Giants

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9:44am

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Corey Washington, the Giants leading receiver this preseason, has made the 53-man roster.

The 6-4 receiver out of Division II Newberry College in South Carolina was one of the biggest surprises in training camp. Washington had a string of three straight game-winning touchdown catches in the preseason, which electrified an otherwise dull offense and endeared himself to a coaching staff in search of a playmaker.

Fantasy Impact:

It remains to be seen what kind of fantasy value Washington will have. He'll still be behind guys like Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle and Odell Beckham at the very least, but the way he's played in the preseason, coupled with the Giants first team offense struggles, one would think he's at least given a chance in certain packages.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9:36am

NJ.com - [Full Article]

The Giants didn't go with four tight ends after all. It doesn't appear to be Adrien Robinson who was the casualty though.

The Giants informed tight end Kellen Davis that he would be released on Saturday, a source confirmed. Pro Football Talk was the first to report the move.

Davis, 28, was signed by the Giants this offseason after spending last year with the Seattle Seahawks. He was a key figure this summer in an open competition with the Giants that included Robinson, Daniel Fells and Larry Donnell.

Fantasy Impact:

There really doesn't appear to be a TE1 at the time for the Giants and there was talk it would be more of a committee. The offense is still a bit of a mess, so until one emerges offensively, stay away from this situation.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9:32am

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

In May, the Redskins used a sixth-round pick on RB Lache Seastrunk, the speedy running back out of Baylor. Saturday morning, Seastrunk told ESPN.com's John Keim in a text that he has been released.

Fantasy Impact:

It's not uncommon for rookie sixth-rounders to fall short of the 53-man roster but Seastrunk's release is interesting because he gave the Redskins' offense something it was lacking last season: game-breaking speed out of the backfield.

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman hospitalized, should rejoin team soon

Friday, August 29, 2014, 11:33pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Running back Ronnie Hillman and cornerback Kayvon Webster fell ill after the preseason game and were held back at a Dallas-area hospital overnight.

Both players participated in the pregame conditioning workout that was reserved for the Broncos' front-line players. Neither Hillman or Webster played in the preseason game. Webster had to be aided out of the locker room.

The Broncos did not disclose the nature of the illness, although the team did confirm Hillman and Webster were taken to a Dallas-area hospital for treatment and evaluation.

Both are expected to rejoin the team this weekend.

Fantasy Impact:

It doesn't sound like this is too serious, but it is worth monitoring over the weekend. Hillman is expected to serve as the primary backup to Montee Ball. C.J. Anderson is the next man up.

Friday, August 29, 2014, 11:05pm

James Walker, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Bills have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran QB Kyle Orton, according to a source. Orton will backup E.J. Manuel.

Raiders still undecided about who will start Week 1

Friday, August 29, 2014, 9:35pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Friday he will know who his starting quarterback for their Week 1 game at the New York Jets early in the week.

“I think the biggest thing is I want to be able to check on (Matt Schaub) and see where Matt is health-wise,” Allen said. “Like I said, he was making some progress last week, threw on the side with the trainers. I feel like he’ll be ready to go, but I think we need to see how he’s doing Monday when he gets in here.”

“I was very pleased with what I saw out of Derek Carr last night,” Allen said. “We’ve said all along that Derek is going to be a really good quarterback in this league and he’s shown those signs, and you’ve seen those signs, throughout practices. It was good to see that our whole group offensively was able to go out and function the way that they did last night.”

Fantasy Impact:

Neither player is much of a fantasy option, but Carr looked good last night while Schaub has been pretty dreadful all preseason. The beat writers seem to think that Carr will get the start.

Titans 'happy' with RB Bishop Sankey's progress

Friday, August 29, 2014, 9:12pm

Titans Online - [Full Article]

Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt on RB Bishop Sankey's progress in the preseason:

"I think that it was obvious that he’s a talented young man. He ran the ball very well last night, very decisive, made good cuts. We’ve seen growth from him, as well. I think, just like with Zach (Mettenberger), we’ve seen growth with Bishop (Sankey). He’s gotten better, obviously, at his exchanges with the quarterbacks. His course on his footwork has improved. His vision is good. He’s seeing the holes well. His protection, he’s done a nicer job with that as he’s gone through it, so from a young guy that you’re trying to get prepared to contribute during the season, you’ve seen growth, you’ve seen him moving along with that, and that’s what you needed to see. I’m happy with him."

Fantasy Impact:

We’re projecting Sankey to eventually win the RB1 job after the Titans took him as the first back in the draft. He’s a versatile back who doesn’t have much competition for touches, though the team may elect to bring him along slowly since Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster are on the roster. The last 13 rookies who were the top drafted RB in their class and joined a backfield with a lackluster incumbent averaged 18.2 touches for 83.1 yards and 0.55 TD, or 11.6 fantasy points per game. That’s about what Ryan Mathews averaged as the #12 RB in 2013.

Eagles going with K Cody Parkey

Friday, August 29, 2014, 9:02pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

The Eagles saw enough out of rookie kicker Cody Parkey to give him a spot on the 53-man roster, two individuals with knowledge of the situation told NJ.com.

Fantasy Impact:

This means that Alex Henery will soon be cut. Parkey will be a cheap, attractive option on draft day given the way the Eagles move the ball.

Source: Josh Gordon's camp still considering litigation

Friday, August 29, 2014, 6:54pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Josh Gordon’s legal team is still exploring the possibility of filing suit.

Fantasy Impact:

The article suggests Gordon inquired about playing in the CFL knowing he would be denied, which may help with his case if he decides to file. He needs to act quickly. We recommend holding for the time being unless there is a good opportunity on the waiver wire. There's no point in dropping him just to drop him.

Friday, August 29, 2014, 5:48pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Bills placed tight end Tony Moeaki (hamstring) on injured reserve.