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|8/28/2016||A.J. Green, Cin, WR|
|Green left in the first quarter of Sunday's preseason game with a bruised right knee, but said he's fine.
Analysis: It appears to be just a scare for Green, who figures to be one of the top fantasy receivers this season.
|8/28/2016||Adam Jones, Cin, CB|
|Jones strained his right calf in preseason warmups and did not play in Sunday's preseason game.
Analysis: Jones' status in uncertain at this point.
|8/28/2016||Cedric Peerman, Cin, RB|
|Peerman had his left forearm broken during Cincinnati's Sunday night preseason game against the Jaguars at Jacksonville, Fla.
Analysis: Peerman, a Pro Bowl special teams performer for Cincinnati last year, was hurt in the second quarter. He tried to stiff-arm Davon House, but the Jaguars cornerback grabbed hold of Peerman's arm and used it to drag him down.
|8/28/2016||Alex McCalister, Phi, DE|
|The Eagles have placed McCalister on injured reserve.
Analysis: The team said the 2016 seventh-round pick has a calf injury, though it's more likely a way to stash a player who would have had a tough time making the final roster at a deep position.
|8/28/2016||Joe Walker, Phi, LB|
|The Eagles have placed Walker on injured reserve.
Analysis: The 2016 seventh-round pick tore his ACL in Philadelphia's preseason game at Pittsburgh on Aug. 18.
|8/28/2016||Carson Palmer, Ari, QB|
|Houston intercepted two of Palmer's passes in the Texans' 34-24 exhibition victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Analysis: John Simon tipped a pass by Palmer, intercepted it and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown. It was the second straight game in which Palmer had an interception returned for a touchdown after Brandon Flowers did it in last week in a 9-3 loss at San Diego.
|8/27/2016||Derek Carr, Oak, QB|
|Carr has a very strong performance Saturday in a 27-14 loss to the Titans.
Analysis: Carr completed 10 of 15 passes for 146 yards and two TDs. He was able to hit a couple of deep passes, including a 41-yarder to Michael Crabtree on the opening drive and a perfectly placed 29-yarder to Amari Cooper in the end zone for his second TD pass.
|8/27/2016||Marcus Mariota, Ten, QB|
|Mariota was outstanding Saturday in a 27-14 win over the Raiders. He led the Titans to scores on all four drives he played, finishing 9 for 16 for 170 yards and added 20 yards on the ground.
Analysis: Mariota had the Raiders scrambling all night, faking out DJ Hayden on an option run and beating Oakland's top cornerback Sean Smith on a couple of plays. That bodes well for Mariota as he looks to improve on a disappointing rookie season.
|8/27/2016||Sam Bradford, Phi, QB|
|Bradford made another case to be the Eagles' starting quarterback with an outstanding performance Saturday in a 33-23 win over the Colts. He led Philly on three touchdown drives and has been virtually flawless in each of his three starts.
Analysis: Bradford was 17 of 20 for 167 yards with two touchdown passes and one interception. He played into the third quarter and led the Eagles to scores on four of their first six possessions. It also helps Bradford's case that rookie Carson Wentz missed a second straight game because of fractured ribs.
|8/27/2016||Joe Flacco, Bal, QB|
|Flacco was sharp in his preseason debut Saturday, going 11 of 16 for 94 yards in his first action since November.
Analysis: Coming off surgery to repair ligaments in his left knee, Flacco played in two series spanning the first quarter. He took the Ravens to a field goal in their opening possession and ended his performance by misfiring on a fourth-down pass from the Detroit 43. It's possible this could be Flacco's only preseason appearance as the Ravens try to prevent any chance of injury in a meaningless game.
|8/27/2016||Benjamin Watson, Bal, TE|
|Watson's season is over before it began after he tore his right Achilles tendon on Baltimore's first offensive play against the Lions on Saturday.
Analysis: Watson's loss is a big blow to the Ravens, who were counting on him to be a big part of their passing attack. Watson was signed as a free agent in March after he had 74 catches for 825 yards and six touchdowns last season with New Orleans.
|8/27/2016||Brandon Marshall, NYJ, WR|
|Marshall was a surprise scratch on Saturday, with the reason not immediately certain. There was no known injury as Marshall remained on the Jets' sideline in sweats and a long-sleeve T-shirt. Anderson started in Marshall's place and had four catches for 65 yards and a TD.
Analysis: "For the most part, it's not a big deal," Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said during CBS' TV broadcast. "I think Todd just wanted to give him the night off."
|8/27/2016||Kenneth Acker, KC, CB|
|The 49ers traded Acker to the Chiefs for an undisclosed draft choice. Acker must pass a physical for the trade to be executed.
Analysis: Acker (6-0, 195) was selected by San Francisco in the sixth round, 180th overall, of the 2014 NFL Draft. After spending his rookie season on the Injured Reserve List (foot), he appeared in 15 games (13 starts) for the 49ers in 2015 and registered 68 tackles, three interceptions and eight passes defensed.
|8/27/2016||Connor Shaw, Chi, QB|
|Shaw was taken from the field on a cart in the closing minutes of Saturday's game after Kansas City's Rakeem Nunez-Roches stepped on his left leg or foot after he threw a pass.
Analysis: Shaw is competing with David Fales and Brian Hoyer for a backup role behind Jay Cutler.
|8/27/2016||Tracy Porter, Chi, CB|
|Porter was being evaluated for a concussion after taking a knee to the head from teammate Harold Jones-Quartey while tackling Demetrius Harris on a reception late in the second quarter
Analysis: The veteran cornerback was a key cog of Chicago's defense last season, starting 13 games, recording 38 tackles, one interception and a career-high 22 passes defensed.
|8/27/2016||Jay Cutler, Chi, QB|
|Cutler had a rough game Saturday versus Kansas City playing behind a line that was missing star right guard Kyle Long. The three-time Pro Bowl pick injured his shoulder at New England last week, forcing more shuffling for an already thin group.
Analysis: Cutler played into the third quarter and completed 6 of 15 passes for 45 yards.
|8/27/2016||Alex Smith, KC, QB|
|Smith was sharp in leading three scoring drives in the first half and the Chiefs got a 23-7 preseason victory over the Bears on Saturday.
Analysis: Smith completed 20 of 30 passes for 181 yards before Nick Foles came in to start the third quarter.
|8/27/2016||Tony Romo, Dal, QB|
|Romo has a broken bone in his back, and there is no timetable for his return. Some outlets are reporting that he'll miss between 6-10 weeks.
Analysis: Asked if Romo would be back, coach Jason Garrett said there's no timetable but that the quarterback would play this season. Romo, 36, has had back surgery twice before. His latest injury occurred on the third play of Thursday night's exhibition game at Seattle. He was hit by Cliff Avrill and was rolling in pain before taken off the field and replaced by rookie Dak Prescott. Later, Romo said he was OK.
|8/27/2016||Colin Kaepernick, SF, QB|
|Kaepernick left himself plenty of room for improvement with a poor performance in his preseason debut Friday against Green Bay.
Analysis: Kaepernick was extremely rusty in his first game action since last November, going 2 for 6 while generating one first down on three drives. He also added 18 yards on four runs. Blaine Gabbert got the start again and it appears he has the inside track on the starting job.
|8/27/2016||Aaron Rodgers, GB, QB|
|Rodgers looked sharp in his only preseason appearance Friday, throwing a touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in a 21-10 win over the 49ers.
Analysis: Rodgers was held out of the first two preseason games despite being healthy and won't play the exhibition finale next week. He played two drives, going 6 for 9 for 60 yards.
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