NFL Recent Player News


Date Player
8/25/2016 Tony Romo, Dal, QB
Romo lasted just three plays in Thursday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks after getting pulled down from behind by Cliff Avril.

Analysis: Turned out it was all just a scare. Romo walked off the field without assistance, threw passes on the sideline and lobbied for a return to the game. Dallas coach Jason Garrett opted to play it safe and Romo donned a baseball hat as a spectator the rest of the night.
8/25/2016 Ndamukong Suh, Mia, DT
Suh left Thursday's game with an ankle injury.

Analysis: His status going forward is uncertain, but this could be an issue for those in IDP leagues.
8/25/2016 Arian Foster, Mia, RB
Foster had a 2-yard touchdown run in the Miami Dolphins' 17-6 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.

Analysis: Foster, who joined the Dolphins during the offseason and is coming off an Achilles injury, had his most extensive playing time with his new team in the third preseason game that was played at Orlando's Camping World Stadium. With Foster expected to challenge second-year running back Jay Ajayi in the Dolphins backfield this season, coach Adam Case came into Thursday night's game wanting a little more to evaluate Foster on.
8/25/2016 Julio Jones, Atl, WR
Jones left Thursday's game with a monor ankle injury after making one catch for 17 yards.

Analysis: Keep posted of Jones' status because he is a top 20 fantasy selection and among the top 3 receivers in the game.
8/25/2016 Ryan Tannehill, Mia, QB
Tannehill engineered a first-half touchdown drive to help the Miami Dolphins beat the Atlanta Falcons 17-6 in a preseason game Thursday night at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Tannehill guided the Dolphins to the end zone early in the second quarter, completing several short passes to give Miami a first-and-goal situation at Atlanta's 1-yard line.

Analysis: Perhaps Tannehill is in for a breakout season under first-year coach Adam Gase. Tannehill, though, is still not a QB to bank on as a starter in standard fantasy formats.
8/25/2016 Victor Cruz, NYG, WR
Barring an injury, Cruz is going to play Saturday against the Jets.

Analysis: Cruz, who has not played since injuring a knee in his sixth game in 2014, got through a week of practice without aggravating a groin injury that kept him out of preseason games against Miami and Buffalo.
8/25/2016 Barkevious Mingo, NE, LB
The Patriots have acquired Mingo from the Browns in exchange for an undisclosed draft choice. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported the pick is a 2017 fifth-rounder.

Analysis: Mingo was the sixth overall pick of the 2013 draft but made little impact in three seasons with Cleveland, recording seven sacks and zero forced fumbles in 46 games (16 starts). The 25-year-old will be a free agent at season's end after the Browns declined the fifth-year option on his rookie contract in May.
8/25/2016 Nick Martin, Hou, C
Martin has undergone ankle surgery and is expected to be placed on injured reserve.

Analysis: The rookie badly injured his ankle during a joint practice with the Saints last week. Martin, Houston's second-round pick in this year's draft, had been working as the starting center during preseason.
8/25/2016 Stevan Ridley, Det, RB
The Lions have cut Ridley.

Analysis: Detroit signed Ridley in April, hoping he would bolster its depth in the backfield after releasing Joique Bell. Ridley started in one game and played in eight more for the New York Jets last season and ran for just 90 yards. He had 1,263 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns in 2012 with the New England Patriots. Ridley has run for 2,907 yards and 22 touchdowns over his five-year career.
8/24/2016 C.J. Prosise, Sea, RB
Prosise will make his preseason debut for the Seahawks on Thursday night against the Dallas Cowboys.

Analysis: Seattle selected Prosise in the third round of May's draft with the intention of having him factor in extensively as a third-down back this season. His background as a receiver at Notre Dame intrigued the Seahawks and sparked curiosity about the different ways they could use him on offense. A hip flexor issue kept him out for the majority of OTAs and mini-camps back in May and June. He then suffered a hamstring injury on the opening day of training camp.
8/24/2016 Tom Brady, NE, QB
Brady made it clear Wednesday that he hopes to see some action in the third preseason game Friday in Carolina.

Analysis: Brady confirmed Tuesday both the fact that he was supposed to start last week's second preseason game against the Bears as well as the reports that he didn't end up playing after cutting his thumb in an accident with scissors just before the contest.
8/24/2016 Jordan Matthews, Phi, WR
Matthews, sidelined since Aug. 5 with a bone bruise to his left knee, expressed confidence Wednesday that he will be back in plenty of time for the season-opener against Cleveland on Sept. 11.

Analysis: Matthews has missed the first two preseason games and is likely to miss the last two, including Saturday against Indianapolis. Matthews hasn't missed a regular-season game in his two NFL seasons. Last season he had 85 receptions for 997 yards and eight touchdowns.
8/24/2016 Stevie Brown, KC, S
The Chiefs released Brown on Wednesday.

Analysis: Brown was also trying to make a comeback. He had eight interceptions with the New York Giants in 2012, but has only appeared in 16 games over the past three seasons.
8/24/2016 Mike Williams, KC, WR
The Chiefs cut Williams on Wednesday.

Analysis: Williams was trying to rejuvenate his career in Kansas City after his career fizzled with Tampa Bay and Buffalo. Williams had three straight 60-plus reception seasons with the Buccaneers after he was chosen in the fourth round out of Syracuse.
8/24/2016 Bryan Stork, Was, C
Stork has yet to report to the Redskins following Wednesday's trade, though reported that he plans to join his new team this weekend.

Analysis: Stork's absence from Thursday's practice triggered speculation that the third-year pro was considering retirement. A fourth-round pick of New England in 2014, Stork started 17 games with the Patriots but has been beset by health issues, having sustained four concussions dating back to his college career at Florida State.
8/24/2016 Damion Square, SD, DT
Square has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, the Chargers announced Wednesday.

Analysis: He appeared in six games with San Diego last season and made six tackles.
8/24/2016 Joey Bosa, SD, DE
The Chargers have withdrawn their contract offer to Bosa and will restructure a new deal that takes into account his absence from the team.

Analysis: The Chargers' statement Wednesday said they believe "Joey will be unable to contribute for the full 16-game season without the adequate time on the practice field, in the classroom, and in preseason games." They characterized their previous offers to the Ohio state defensive end as fair and structurally consistent with the contracts of every other Chargers player." Bosa is the only first-rounder who has not signed with his team.
8/24/2016 Teddy Bridgewater, Min, QB
Bridgewater is on track to play this weekend in the first game at the team's new stadium. "Of course," was Bridgewater's answer, with a big smile, when asked if he's expecting to take the field on Sunday for the opener at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Analysis: The minor shoulder injury, reported by as the reason Bridgewater sat out as a surprise scratch last week at Seattle, has abated enough for him to resume throwing in practice. He was eased back in Tuesday and started heaving long passes again Wednesday. "I feel good. I feel very good," Bridgewater said, staying otherwise coy about his status as coach Mike Zimmer has instructed him. Zimmer said he thought Bridgewater threw the ball well in practice Wednesday.
8/24/2016 Colin Kaepernick, SF, QB
Kaepernick is on track to make his first appearance of the preseason Friday night against the Packers after his tired shoulder made it through a full week of practice without any limitations.

Analysis: "Everything has been going great," Kaepernick said Wednesday. "Everything has been going as planned. I'm excited to get back out there Friday." Coach Chip Kelly said Kaepernick looked good in practice this week and is expected to play barring any setbacks before the game.
8/23/2016 Dez Bryant, Dal, WR
Bryant suffered a concussion at Monday's practice that will likely keep him out for the remainder of the preseason.

Analysis: The Cowboys have already ruled their No. 1 receiver out for Thursday's game against Seattle and Bryant likely wouldn't have played in next week's preseason finale regardless of his health. He'll have nearly three weeks to heal up for the Sept. 11 regular-season opener with the Giants.
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