Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:55am
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.
Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:07am
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Friday, August 29, 2014, 11:05pm
“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.”
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.
"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."
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.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Josh Gordon’s legal team is still exploring the possibility of filing suit.
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