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  • Settlement talks go nowhere on Monday
    Tom Brady and the NFL failed to reach a settlement Monday in their dispute over Brady's four-game suspension.

    Advice: The talks went nowhere and the hearing was over quickly. Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo reports a decision from U.S. District Judge Richard Berman is expected today or tomorrow. We are finally nearing the end of this ridiculous saga. Rotoworld.com 26 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2488th)
     
  • OC Olson calls out Lee for missing practice
    Jaguars OC Greg Olson called out sophomore WR Marqise Lee (hamstring) for missing practice.

    Advice: "He's to me like the albino tiger at the zoo," Olson said. "You get there and if you're lucky enough to get him to come out of the cage and see him, it's a good day." The analogy is not far off. Olson said he has only seen Lee three times in practice since he has been with the Jaguars, and Lee missed a lot of time his rookie year as well. Lee is well behind Allen Hurns no the depth chart, and he may have fallen behind rookie Rashad Greene as well. Rotoworld.com 34 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.38 (1977th)
     
  • Wright trade has nothing to do with Ebron?
    DetroitLions.com's Tim Twentyman said the acquisition of TE Tim Wright had "nothing to do" with Eric Ebron.

    Advice: Several Lions' beat writers have expressed the same sentiment following the trade with most speculating Wright's acquisition has more to do with the organization's feelings towards Joseph Fauria. Detroit could decide to keep four tight ends, but with Ebron and Brandon Pettigrew locks, Wright and Fauria could be competing for one roster spot. Rotoworld.com 42 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.94 (149th)
     
  • Thursday not 'make or break' for Pryor
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said the fourth preseason game is not "make or break" for WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring).

    Advice: Pryor has missed the entire preseason slate after going down with a hamstring injury early in camp, and Pettine said last week the window was closing on him making the team. Pettine appears to have softened that stance, perhaps because Pryor represents the most athletic upside in the Browns' nondescript receiving corps. Pryor's spot on the final roster is still very much up in the air. Rotoworld.com 50 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2679th)
     
  • Broncos waive Zac Dysert, 10 others
    Broncos waived QB Zac Dysert.

    Advice: Dysert was beaten out by rookie Trevor Siemian. Denver also waived/released ILB Reggie Walker, CB Tevrin Brandon, G Andre Davis, TE Joe Don Duncan, P Spencer Lanning, S Ross Madison, TE Jake Murphy, RB Jeremy Stewart and OLB Chase Vaughn. After placing rookie TE Jeff Heuerman on injured reserve, Denver needs to make four more roster moves ahead of Tuesday's deadline. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:46 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
     
  • Steelers acquire 11-year vet K Josh Scobee
    Steelers acquired K Josh Scobee from the Jaguars.

    Advice: With Garrett Hartley suffering a potentially serious injury in the third preseason game, the Steelers needed to add another option. Scobee has been the Jaguars kicker since 2004. Jason Myers should take over the kicking duties in Jacksonville, while Scobee suddenly becomes fantasy-relevant in Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.80 (250th)
     
  • Bills cut 34-year-old longtime RB Fred Jackson
    Bills released RB Fred Jackson.

    Advice: This one is a shocker. Jackson missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury, but showed he still had juice in his legs in the third preseason game, rushing five times for 48 yards and a touchdown. Releasing Jackson suggests the Bills are confident Karlos Williams (illness) and LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will be ready Week 1. An eight-year veteran, Jackson has been with Buffalo his entire career. He should get a long look from teams in need of veteran running back help. The Cowboys, Browns and Patriots could make some sense. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.82 (1824th)
     
  • Report: Redskins not trying to trade RGIII
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Redskins are not trying to trade Robert Griffin III.

    Advice: La Canfora confirmed ESPN's report the team was informed Kirk Cousins would be the Week 1 starter, but he denied the team was actively trying to trade Griffin. Despite the lack of trade talk, La Canfora called Griffin's future with the organization "murky at best." Griffin's $16.155 million 2016 option is only guaranteed for injury, so it would be in the Redskins' best interests to keep him out of harm's way this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Bengals cut ties with WR Denarius Moore
    Bengals release WR Denarius Moore.

    Advice: There was some hope Moore could revive his career under Bengals OC Hue Jackson, who coach him to his best season in 2011. He was unimpressive in OTAs and minicamp, however, and has done next to nothing this preseason. Releasing Moore this early in the process will at least give him a shot to latch on with another team. Bengals also released/waived DT Kwame Geathers, LB Nico Johnson, DE Sam Montgomery, G Chris Jasperse, WR Desmond Lawrence and TE John Peters. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (2677th)
     
  • John Phillips could see more passes
    ESPN Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams expects TE John Phillips to get more looks in the passing game with Antonio Gates suspended.

    Advice: Williams said Phillips could be a threat "particularly near the red zone." A guy with 35 career receptions in six seasons is not going to become a fantasy asset, but this news could suggest the Chargers are not completely sold on Ladarius Green soley taking over Gates' role. Green has been quiet this preseason. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.01 (2405th)
     
  • Ryan has not told quarterbacks his decision
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Bills coach Rex Ryan has not told any of his quarterbacks who will start Week 1.

    Advice: Ryan said he planned to make his decision on Sunday, but at this point he has yet to tell whomever won the competition they will be starting. Schefter said Tyrod Taylor has "mounting support" because Ryan knows how difficult it is to defend a dual-threat quarterback. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.27 (44th)
     
  • Report: Kirk Cousins named Week 1 starter
    ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Redskins have named Kirk Cousins as their Week 1 starter.

    Advice: Over the weekend Russini reported Washington planned to start Cousins Week 1. She has taken it a step further this time by saying the team was informed of the decision to start Cousins this morning. Russini's original report was questioned by other national reporters like the NFL Network's Albert Breer, so it will be interesting to see if this one gets any pushback. It is becoming clear Robert Griffin III's time in Washington is nearing its end. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.08 (2698th)
     
  • Lions release former second rounder Broyles
    Lions cut WR Ryan Broyles.

    Advice: Broyles reportedly asked for his release after not getting many looks this preseason. A 2012 second-round pick out of Oklahoma, Broyles has had his career derailed by two ACL surgeries and a torn Achilles. Those injuries have taken their toll on Broyles, who reportedly lacked explosiveness this offseason. He may get a look from someone, but it appears his career is nearing the end. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2206th)
     
  • Report: Dan Snyder not blocking RGIII trade
    The Washington Post reports Redskins owner Dan Snyder is not blocking a trade of Robert Griffin III.

    Advice: A report from ESPN suggested coach Jay Gruden and GM Scot McCloughan would like to move on from Griffin, but they were meeting resistance from ownership. A source told The Washington Post the report was "100 percent wrong." Even if Washington wanted to move Griffin, they would struggle to find any takers. It would probably be best for all involved if Griffin moved on, but it is hard to see Washington cutting a quarterback they traded the farm for just three years ago. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Manning, starters expected to play Thursday
    Eli Manning and the rest of the Giants' starters are expected to play in the fourth preseason game.

    Advice: Most coaches give their starters the game off with the regular season barely more than a week away, but Tom Coughlin is not most coaches. Even if the starters suit up, they are unlikely to see more than a series or two. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (11th)
     
  • Tony Romo 'light years ahead' of last year
    Cowboys QBs coach Wade Wilson said Tony Romo is "light years ahead" of where he was at this point last season.

    Advice: Romo spent most of last offseason recovering from offseason back surgery. Healthy this year, he was able to participate in OTAs and minicamp for the first time since 2012. Despite the missed offseason, Romo posted the most efficient season of his career in 2014, averaging 8.5 yards per attempt and throwing a touchdown on 7.8 percent of his throws. Both of those numbers will come down this year, but Romo remains a solid QB1. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:11 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.81 (8th)
     
  • Snyder, McCloughan agree on Griffin?
    Citing multiple sources, Profootballtalk.com reports "no schism exists" between the Redskins' front office and owner Dan Snyder regarding the future of Robert Griffin III in Washington.

    Advice: A previous ESPN report strongly hinted Redskins management and coaches want to move on from RG3, but are "meeting resistance from team ownership." PFT's Mike Florio contends that "this simply isn't true," and "everyone is on the same page." Florio insists Snyder is not hindering the Redskins' football operations. Based on Snyder's track record, that is arguably difficult to buy. Either way, Griffin's future in Washington is clear as mud. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Report: Redskins split over Griffin's future
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Redskins "front office officials and coaches" want to move on from Robert Griffin III, but are "meeting resistance from team ownership."

    Advice: It's no secret owner Dan Snyder played a major role in spoiling RG3, resulting in clashes with both the Shanahan and Gruden coaching staffs. It now sounds like GM Scot McCloughan is on board with cutting ties on Griffin, but Snyder isn't letting the move happen. Schefter reports the Skins have gone so far as to shop RG3 on the trade market, "but have found no interest." A split between the Redskins' organization and Griffin seems imminent. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Jags willing to trade a kicker?
    Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times Union believes the Jaguars could be open to trading one of their two kickers.

    Advice: The Jaguars are unlikely to keep both Josh Scobee and Jason Meyers when the roster shrinks from 75 to 53 in a few days. Both players have had good preseasons and could be swapped for late-round picks. The Steelers could be interested in acquiring a fresh leg. Shaun Suisham went down with a torn ACL in his first preseason game while Garrett Hartley is nursing a hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:59 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.80 (250th)
     
  • Redskins' quarterback decision a group effort
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he will discuss his quarterback decision with GM Scot McCloughan, team president Bruce Allen and owner Daniel Snyder.

    Advice: Gruden added he had the final say in the quarterback decision, but if that were the case Robert Griffin III likely would not have been named the starter in February. Kirk Cousins was shaky in the third preseason game, but at this point he may offer Washington the best chance to win. Griffin may not be cleared from his concussion in time to play Week 1, so all of this may end up being a moot point. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.08 (2698th)
     
  • Eli Manning throws bad pick against Jets
    Eli Manning completed 12-of-16 passes for 91 yards and one interception in Saturday’s preseason dress rehearsal against the Jets.

    Advice: He was also sacked twice for six yards. Antonio Cromartie anticipated Manning’s last pass of the night and took it all the way back for an easy pick-six. He was looking for James Jones on the play. It wasn’t one of Eli’s better outings, but at least he got on the same page with Odell Beckham (five catches for 31 yards) after missing him five times in last week’s win over the Jaguars. The 12-year veteran will finish the preseason 20-of-39 for 158 yards and no touchdowns. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (11th)
     
  • Kirk Cousins shaky in preseason start
    Kirk Cousins completed 20-of-27 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Redskins' third preseason game.

    Advice: Cousins looked scared in the pocket early in the game. His interception came on a screen pass when he forced the ball into a crowd, and he fumbled a snap on the first play of the next drive. He struggled with ball placement all night, and his touchdown came on a tipped ball which should have been intercepted. Cousins calmed down as the game wore on, and he was sharp two-minute touchdown drive to close out the first half. Even if Cousins opens the season as the starter, he should not be trusted in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.08 (2698th)
     
  • Tony Romo tosses two scores in four drives
    Tony Romo completed 5-of-8 passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The highlight was a 60-yard touchdown strike to Terrance Williams, where the wideout did most of the work after the catch. With nothing to prove, Romo finishes the preseason with just six attempts. Romo's season will be defined by how the running game fares in the absence of DeMarco Murray. Romo was far more efficient last season with the run taking pressure off his arm. He's a low-end QB1. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.81 (8th)
     
  • Bills to make decision on starting QB Sunday
    Rex Ryan said the Bills will make their decision on a starting quarterback Sunday.

    Advice: The Bills don't plan to announce their starter, but there should be some clarity by early next week. Tyrod Taylor remains the favorite to start, though E.J. Manuel has put himself in the conversation after throwing for 170 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo's third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.27 (44th)
     
  • Tyrod Taylor continues strong preseason
    Tyrod Taylor competed 12-of-13 passes for 122 yards in Buffalo's third preseason game, adding one carry for 20 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: Taylor was the No. 3 quarterback through the rotation, but all three QBs played with the first-team offensive line. He showed good accuracy on all of his throws, and was able to go through his progressions from the pocket. Taylor did nothing to lose his lead on the Bills starting job, though E.J. Manuel also had a strong showing. Taylor is 24-of-31 for 266 yards (11.1 YPA), with 108 rushing yards and a touchdown through three preseason games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.27 (44th)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor sitting out 3rd preseason game
    Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) is sitting out Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal.

    Advice: Pryor has resumed practicing, but his conditioning isn't up to speed. With the Browns' starters unlikely to see much, if any, action in next week's exhibition finale, it means Pryor will end the summer with no meaningful snaps as he makes the transition from quarterback. Pryor has the high-end athleticism the Browns lack basically everywhere else on offense, but he could be too raw for a spot on the 53-man roster. If the Browns keep him, it will be because he flashed convincingly in the offseason program. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2679th)
     
  • Fred Jackson shines in preseason debut
    Fred Jackson had five carries for 48 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's third preseason game.

    Advice: Jackson was making his preseason debut after missing two weeks with a hamstring injury. He started with all four of Buffalo's running backs sidelined, but played only the first quarter. Jackson's biggest play was a 41-yard carry to open the game. Jackson is a good bet to open the season as LeSean McCoy's backup. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.82 (1824th)
     
  • Report: No decision on Redskins' starter
    NFL Network's Albert Breer said the Redskins have yet to make a decision on their Week 1 starter.

    Advice: This negates a report from ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini, who said Kirk Cousins had been tabbed for Week 1. Russini spent several years covering the Redskins, so she is aa plugged in with the team as any national reporter. Robert Griffin III (concussion) may not be cleared to play by Week 1, which would make this all a moot point. The bigger point to take away from the last week is the Redskins' organization is about as dysfunctional as they come. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.08 (2698th)
     
  • Report: Skins to start Kirk Cousins in Week 1
    ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Redskins plan to start Kirk Cousins in Week 1 against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Russini made her bones as a D.C. reporter, so she is as plugged into the team as any national reporter. ESPN's Ed Werder reported GM Scot McCloughan is "determined to change team culture" and could decide to move on from Robert Griffin III. The mystifying situation surrounding Griffin's concussion may have given McCloughan a prime opportunity to cut ties. Cousins is the owner of a career 59-percent completion rate and has an 18:19 TD-to-INT ratio across 14 NFL appearances. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.08 (2698th)
     
  • Kirk Cousins will start third preseason game
    Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will start the third preseason game.

    Advice: Cousins has gotten most of the second-team reps ahead of Colt McCoy, so this is not that surprising. With Robert Griffin III (concussion) sidelined indefinitely, Cousins could open the season as the Redskins' starter. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.08 (2698th)
     
  • Ebron doesn't play in preseason game
    Eric Ebron surprisingly did not play in the Lions' third preseason game.

    Advice: No reason was given. We'll hope to get one from coach Jim Caldwell by Saturday morning. Ebron has two catches for 26 yards so far this preseason. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.94 (149th)
     
  • Tom Brady throws 2 INTs in preseason game
    Tom Brady completed 7-of-13 passes for 84 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Patriots' third preseason game.

    Advice: Starting the game and playing 27 snaps, Brady got sacked to end New England's first possession and gained nine years apiece on a pair of scrambles, taking another blow at the end of the second. The first of Brady's interceptions was really a lost fumble by Aaron Dobson, which Peanut Tillman wrestled away. Brady rallied back to hit Scott Chandler for an 18-yard touchdown on a fade pass. He was replaced by Jimmy Garoppolo on the Patriots' first second-half drive. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2488th)
     
  • Robert Griffin III still in concussion protocol
    Robert Griffin III (concussion) will not be cleared for Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Griffin hasn't been cleared by an independent doctor and remains in the concussion protocol. The Redskins originally expected him to play, but will hold him out at least one more week. Griffin missing Washington's third preseason game is a concern after last week's disastrous performance. The Redskins are starting Kirk Cousins in Griffin's place. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor 'on course' to play Saturday
    Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) is "on course" to play in the Browns' third preseason game Saturday barring a setback on Friday.

    Advice: Pryor needs it. After missing the majority of the month with a hamstring injury, Pryor sounded "dejected" at practice this week with the injury taking its toll on him. Pryor just needs to get on the field Saturday and show something -- anything, really -- to earn a 53-man roster spot. We can't see the rebuilding Browns cutting the only physically-gifted, big receiver on the team. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2679th)
     
  • Griffin III (concussion) officially cleared
    Robert Griffin III (concussion) has been officially cleared for Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The embattled starter could see upwards of a half of action against the Ravens. Griffin remains Washington's No. 1, but his grip will grow extremely tenuous if Saturday goes as poorly as last week's game did. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • RGIII plays coy on concussion status
    Robert Griffin III won't say if he suffered a concussion in last Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: The scuttlebutt has been that Washington made up RGIII's concussion so he could avoid talking to the media following a disastrous performance. "You’ve got to talk to the people who report that stuff," Griffin said. "I don’t report that stuff. I was in the locker room, taking a shower, getting ready to watch the rest of the game, so I don’t know." Even by Washington's standards, this is a ridiculous melodrama. RGIII will play in Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor unsure of Saturday status
    Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) is unsure if he'll be available for Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Pryor said it depends on how he feels Friday. Already sidelined for Cleveland's first two preseason games, Pryor's roster odds could take a critical blow if he isn't ready for the regular season dress rehearsal. Of course, the Browns find themselves so short of premium athletes on offense that they may be willing to roll the dice on Pryor regardless of what he does the rest of the summer. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2679th)
     
  • Bills may rotate QBs in third preseason game
    The Bills could use all three of their quarterbacks with the first-team offense in Saturday’s preseason game.

    Advice: "I’m not going to tip my hand, but you are very intelligent," Rex Ryan said when asked if Buffalo would rotate quarterbacks. Most teams use the third preseason game as a regular season dress rehearsal, with the starters playing into the second half. The Bills using it as a deciding factor for their starting quarterback would be a concern from a chemistry standpoint. Buffalo’s offense has rarely played together this preseason, with LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, and Percy Harvin all dealing with injuries. Tyrod Taylor is the favorite to start Week 1, but the Bills have been giving first-team practice reps to all three quarterbacks. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.27 (44th)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor (hammy) back in full pads Wed.
    Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Pryor had to get back to practice this week if he's going to make the roster. He initially injured his hamstring the first week of August, returned August 15, but re-tweaked it on the 18th, and had been out until today. Pryor missed the Browns' initial scrimmage and the first two preseason games. He's going to need to make some sort of impression the next two weeks to earn a spot. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2679th)
     
  • Gruden: We're not benching Robert Griffin III
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden is adamant he won't be benching Robert Griffin III.

    Advice: RGIII will start Saturday's game against the Ravens after suffering a concussion last week. Kirk Cousins will be the first man off the bench, suggesting he has a leg up on Colt McCoy for No. 2 duties. Although Griffin has never looked like a fit for Gruden's offense, he's still the only one of Washington's quarterbacks with anything resembling upside. That being said, one of Cousins and McCoy — and quite possibly both — will likely make starts this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Brady, Goodell scheduled for one more meeting
    Attorneys for the NFL and NFLPA are scheduled to meet with U.S. District Judge Richard Berman on August 31.

    Advice: Tom Brady and Roger Goodell will also be at the meeting. This will likely be the last time the parties meet with Judge Berman before he renders a decision on Brady's suspension. Both sides want a decision by September 4, one day before the suspension is scheduled to begin. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2488th)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor back on the roster bubble?
    ESPN Cleveland believes Terrelle Pryor's (hamstring) roster odds could come down to the next 72 hours.

    Advice: Reporter Tony Grossi believes Pryor "has" to practice this week and play in Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal to have a realistic shot at making the team. Coach Mike Pettine has basically said the same. Pryor was looking like a lock in early August, but at this point, his odds are probably worse than 50-50. Switching positions, he simply couldn't afford to miss as much camp time as he has. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2679th)
     
  • Robert Griffin III already cleared
    Robert Griffin III (head) returned to full-squad practice on Sunday.

    Advice: There have been rumors the Redskins fabricated RG3's preseason concussion in order to keep Griffin from having to deal with media after the game. He's apparently already been cleared and resumed working with the first-team offense. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 11:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Tom Brady starts second preseason game
    Tom Brady completed 2-of-5 passes for 13 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Saints.

    Advice: Curiously, Brady has now started both of New England's exhibition games over Jimmy Garoppolo. If we're reaching, it could be a sign the Pats believe his suspension will be thrown out or put on hold before Week 1. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 6:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2488th)
     
  • Griffin doubt growing within the Redskins?
    According to ESPN's Jason Reid, "people in the building know" the Redskins have "no chance" if they stick with Robert Griffin III at quarterback.

    Advice: All it took was four bad series for Griffin's shaky standing as the Redskins' starter to again become unmoored. Griffin was nightmarishly bad before getting concussed against the Lions on Thursday, but seemed to have little chance behind a leaky offensive line. Of course, RGIII's issues with getting rid of the ball may have encouraged Detroit to bring the house. To the naked eye, Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins have both appeared far better than RGIII this summer, but against second- and third-string defenses. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 4:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Pettine: Window narrowing for Terrelle Pryor
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said the window for WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) to make the team "narrows every day that he's not out there."

    Advice: Pryor started out his career as a wide receiver strong, earning consistent praise early in camp. A hamstring injury has cost Pryor the first two preseason games and most of the last two weeks of practice. Once considered a good bet to make the final 53, it appears Pryor's roster chances are slipping away. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 9:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2679th)
     
  • Rex: No decision on starter for third game
    Bills coach Rex Ryan said the team has not decided who their starting quarterback will be for the third preseason game.

    Advice: The third preseason game is traditionally used as a dress rehearsal for the regular season, meaning the starter in that game would likely be the starter Week 1. Ryan has already said he plans to wait until the last minute to name a starting quarterback, so it is not surprising he has declined to name a starter for the rehearsal. Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor rotated first-team snaps in practice on Saturday, but Taylor remains the favorite to open the season as the starter. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 9:35 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.27 (44th)
     
  • Ryan Broyles has lost some explosiveness
    The Lions' official website said WR Ryan Broyles has lost some of his explosiveness.

    Advice: After two ACL surgeries and a torn Achilles', it is not surprising Broyles is not the same player he was at Oklahoma. Broyles is not expected to make the Lions' final roster, and he could be nearing the end of his career. He is not worth stashing in Dynasty formats. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 7:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2206th)
     
  • Fred Jackson (hamstring) returns to practice
    Fred Jackson (hamstring) returned to practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Jackson has been sidelined since early August with a hamstring issue. Jackson's return should be a big boost to the Bills' running back corps, which is missing LeSean McCoy (hamstring), Karlos Williams (illness), Bryce Brown (hamstring) and Boobie Dixon (calf). Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 7:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.82 (1824th)
     
  • Manning contact talks could extend into season
    The Newark Star-Ledger reports contract talks between the Giants and Eli Manning could extend into the regular season.

    Advice: "Nobody, not even those handling the negotiations, can accurately predict an end point," beat writer Jordan Raanan said. "It doesn't appear to be any time soon." A report early this week suggested a "significant gap" still exists between the two sides. Giants owner John Mara wants to extend Manning before Week 1. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 2:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (11th)
     
  • Rex Ryan: I'm not going to name QB til Week 1
    Coach Rex Ryan said after Thursday night's second preseason game that he's decided not to name a starting quarterback until Week 1 against the Colts.

    Advice: "Yeah, I just decided that," Ryan said. "I'm not going to make that decision until we play Indy. Competitive reasons, whatever. Go for it. We don't need to tell them. Until the league makes us tell them, we can just go right up in there and say, 'We're not gonna say anything.' We may know. But why would we say any different? The quarterbacks that we're talking about, they're all three different. So plan for all three of them. And I think that's smart on our part." For those hoping Tyrod Taylor would be named the starter next week, it doesn't appear that will be the case. But deep down, Ryan has to believe Taylor is his best option. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 7:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.27 (44th)
     
  • Cousins likely would've been Quinn's Jets QB
    The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports if the Jets had hired Dan Quinn as coach, they likely would have acquired Kirk Cousins to be their quarterback.

    Advice: That's because Quinn would've hired Kyle Shanahan as his OC with the Jets just like he did when he got the job with the Falcons. Per Mehta, Shanahan's plan didn't include Geno Smith, and Shanahan has an "affinity" for Cousins after he was the OC for the Redskins when Cousins was drafted. It's all moot now, but it's an interesting story nonetheless, especially after Smith's broken jaw. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 6:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.08 (2698th)
     
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