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News: general

Robert Mathis likely to play

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Indianapolis Colts LB Robert Mathis (Achilles') is expected to play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20.
Colts.com - Kevin Bowen

Josh Brown to miss first game

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
New York Giants PK Josh Brown has been suspended for the first game of the 2016 season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Jordy Nelson cleared to practice

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) passed his physical and was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, Aug. 17, according to a source.
ESPN.com - Field Yates

Christian Hackenberg expected to play

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
New York Jets QB Christian Hackenberg is expected to receive some playing time in the preseason game against the Washington Redskins Friday, Aug. 19.
NFL Network - Kimberly Jones

Darron Lee not a starter just yet

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
New York Jets LB Darron Lee worked with the first-team defense earlier in the week, but he didn't spend much time on the top unit Wednesday, Aug. 17. Head coach Todd Bowles said 'we like to mix and match people,' so Lee shouldn't be considered a starter yet. However, he has looked good and made plays in training camp and might be closing in on a starting job if the good play continues.
SNY - Ralph Vacchiano

Alex Chisum waived

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
The Detroit Lions waived WR Alex Chisum on Wednesday, Aug. 17, making him a free agent.
NFL.com

Tennessee adds two WRs

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Free-agent WRs Donte Foster (Giants) and Jarrod West (Steelers) signed with the Tennessee Titans Wednesday, Aug. 17. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
The Tennessean - John Glennon

K'Waun Williams needs surgery

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Cleveland Browns CB K'Waun Williams (ankle) has been informed that he will need to undergo surgery to remove bone spurs in his ankle, according to a source.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Josh Gordon unlikely to play

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (quadriceps) is not expected to play in the preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Aug. 18.
ESPNCleveland.com - Tony Grossi

William Beatty not expected back with NYG

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Free-agent OT William Beatty (Giants) is not expected to re-sign with the New York Giants.
Newsday - Tom Rock

Muhammad Wilkerson may play Friday

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (leg) has a chance to play in the preseason game against the Washington Redskins Friday, Aug. 19, according to head coach Todd Bowles.
The Associated Press - Dennis Waszak Jr.

K'Waun Williams to appeal suspension

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Cleveland Browns CB K'Waun Williams' agent said that Williams will appeal the two-game suspension he received from the team.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Two Miami TEs seeing more reps

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Miami Dolphins TEs Thomas Duarte and Dion Sims have been seeing more reps in training camp and the preseason with TE MarQueis Gray sidelined.
The Miami Herald - Barry Jackson

William Beatty hopes to start

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Free-agent OT William Beatty (Giants) hopes to find a starting job and will take his time before signing with a team, according to a source.
Newsday - Tom Rock

JC Tretter tries to seize chance

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Green Bay Packers C JC Tretter is getting a chance to audition for the starting center job, and he is expected to start Thursday, Aug. 18, against the Oakland Raiders with C Corey Linsley (hamstring) sidelined for a fourth straight week.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Silverstein

Matt Forte not ruled out

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) has a slim chance to play in the preseason game against the Washington Redskins Friday, Aug. 19, according to head coach Todd Bowles.
The Associated Press - Dennis Waszak Jr.

Tom Brady may not play Thursday

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady may not play in the preseason game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Aug. 18, and would only see limited snaps if he does play.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Coby Fleener works with starters

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener lined up with the first-team offense at practice Wednesday, August 17.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune - Jeff Duncan

Malcolm Mitchell leading for X role

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
New England Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell posted four grabs for 55 yards on 15 snaps in the preseason opener, and he is considered a leading candidate for the 'X' receiver role.
ESPNBoston.com

Nate Sudfeld has chance to make roster

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Washington Redskins QB Nate Sudfeld has a chance to make the 53-man roster because he played well at times during the first preseason game and finished training camp off strong. The Redskins may try to keep Sudfeld on the practice squad, but he could receive interest from other teams if he continues to perform during the preseason.
The Washington Post - Mike Jones

Trent Williams uncertain for Friday

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams (knee) has been bothered by a knee issue, and he has went more than a week without taking full reps in practice. Head coach Jay Gruden is uncertain if Williams will play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 19, against the New York Jets. 'We're holding him back a little bit. He'll be very close to being ready,' Gruden said.
ESPN.com - John Keim

Derek Wolfe suffers injury

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Denver Broncos DE Derek Wolfe (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during practice Wednesday, Aug. 17, and will be evaluated later in the day, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.
ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Jamaal Charles does more work

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited Wednesday, Aug. 17, but he got through a larger workload than he did the previous day.
KCChiefs.com - B.J. Kissel

Indy makes two roster moves

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Undrafted free-agent WR Andrew Opoku (Delaware) was signed by the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday, Aug. 16. WR Andre Debose was subsequently waived.
Colts.com

Kevin Dodd activated

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT - updated
Tennessee Titans LB Kevin Dodd (foot) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, Aug. 17.
The Associated Press