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  Buccaneers | Mike Kafka cut    Sat Aug 30, 11:01 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released QB Mike Kafka, according to a source.

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  Ravens | Cut Keith Wenning    Sat Aug 30, 09:07 AM

The Baltimore Ravens cut Keith Wenning Saturday, Aug. 30.

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  Chargers | Keeping just two QBs    Sat Aug 30, 01:50 AM

The San Diego Chargers will keep just two quarterbacks, starter QB Philip Rivers and veteran backup QB Kellen Clemens. The team cut QB Brad Sorensen, who is eligible for the 10-man practice squad. It is unclear if that is what the team intends to do.

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  Seahawks | Terrelle Pryor jettisoned    Sat Aug 30, 01:07 AM

The Seattle Seahawks released QB Terrelle Pryor Friday, Aug. 29, according to a source.

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  Eagles | Several cuts made    Sat Aug 30, 12:57 AM

Philadelphia Eagles LB Emmanuel Acho, WR Ifeanyi Momah, QB G.J. Kinne and WR Quron Pratt have been released, according to various sources and reports.

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  Panthers | Joe Webb no longer expendable    Fri Aug 29, 11:30 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Joe Webb looked expendable until QB Cam Newton (ribs) suffered a fractured rib in the third preseason game. Now, head coach Ron Rivera appears fairly adamant the team will keep three quarterbacks until it is clear Newton is healthy, and maybe longer.

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  Bills | Agree to deal with Kyle Orton    Fri Aug 29, 09:25 PM

The Buffalo Bills and free-agent QB Kyle Orton (Cowboys) agreed to terms on a one-year contract Friday, Aug. 29. Financial terms were undisclosed. Orton will serve as the primary backup to starting QB EJ Manuel.

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  Vikings | Christian Ponder saves job?    Fri Aug 29, 09:22 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder had a solid training camp and likely saved his job with significant work and production in the preseason finale. He might have some value if the team is not ready to put QB Teddy Bridgewater onto the field and they need someone to fill in for QB Matt Cassel.

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  Bears | David Fales likely to be No. 3    Fri Aug 29, 08:25 PM

Chicago Bears QB David Fales is expected to make the 53-man roster as the No. 3 quarterback behind starter QB Jay Cutler and primary backup QB Jimmy Clausen.

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  Raiders | Waiting to name starting QB    Fri Aug 29, 08:09 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) is still recovering from an elbow injury. Head coach Dennis Allen said Friday, Aug. 29, that he still wants to see where Schaub is physically before making the final call on his Week 1 starting quarterback.

Footballguys view: With Schaub banged up we could see rookie Derek Carr as the team's starter. Carr has a strong arm, but his game falls apart under pressure. We're not overly excited about any piece of the Raiders passing game.

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  Chargers | Brad Sorensen released    Fri Aug 29, 06:36 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Brad Sorensen was released Friday, Aug. 29.

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  Bills | Looking for QBs    Fri Aug 29, 06:00 PM

The Buffalo Bills are watching the quarterback market, and could be interested in bringing in free-agent QB Kyle Orton (Cowboys).

Footballguys view: The Bills QB situation is a mess right now. Even their starter, E.J. Manuel, is not the greatest option. Manuel has the raw tools, but so far he hasn't put it all together. Behind him, Jeff Tuel isn't going to make any positive impact either.

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  Rams | Garrett Gilbert cut    Fri Aug 29, 05:57 PM

St. Louis Rams QB Garrett Gilbert was released Friday, Aug. 29.

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  Giants | Offense a work in progress    Fri Aug 29, 05:44 PM

New York Giants QB Eli Manning said the team's new offense has room for improvement, but he is not concerned. 'I think we're still trying to get it exactly the way we want it,' Manning said Friday. 'It's a work in progress. There's definitely room for improvement, and that will be a season-long situation, which I think is normal. That's not a bad thing. I think we have to know what we do well and where we need to make our improvements and be harsh on ourselves to make those improvements.'

Footballguys view: We're intrigued by the Ben McAdoo system, but so far this preseason things haven't looked real good. Manning has struggled, and the team has looked out of sync. We'll see if that changes now that the regular season is here.

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  Jaguars | Waive 14    Fri Aug 29, 05:10 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars waived C Mike Brewster, OG Drew Nowak, DE Gerald Rivers, QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Chad Bumphis, OT Cody Booth, DT DeAndre Coleman, DT Ricky Havili-Heimuli, S Craig Loston, QB Stephen Morris, P Kasey Redfern, OG Tyler Shatley, TE D.J. Tialavea and LB Marcus Whitfield Friday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: Morris might be able to stick around on the practice squad. He's a good athlete with a strong arm. His mechanics are nearly flawless when the pocket is clean, but his game falls apart under pressure.

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  Bills | Reduce roster    Fri Aug 29, 04:26 PM

The Buffalo Bills cut LB Xavius Boyd, DT Landon Cohen, TE Dominique Jones, CB Kamaal McIlwain, CB Sam Miller, P Brian Moorman, QB Jordan Palmer, FB Evan Rodriguez, WR Naaman Roosevelt and OL Jared Wheeler Friday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: None of these should come as a surprise. Without Palmer, the team will need to add a veteran backup. They currently only have Jeff Tuel as the primary backup behind E.J. Manuel.

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  Bengals | Three cut    Fri Aug 29, 03:25 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals cut QB Tyler Wilson, DT LaKendrick Ross and LB Brandon Joiner Friday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: Wilson has now bounced to (and off of) three different teams in a little over a year. His pop-gun arm and moxie aren't enough to make it in the NFL.

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  Titans | Release Dominique Davis    Fri Aug 29, 02:54 PM

The Tennessee Titans released QB Dominique Davis Friday, Aug. 29.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel earning snaps?    Fri Aug 29, 02:12 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel showed a strong effort in the team's final preseason game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Aug. 28, leading head coach Mike Pettine to acknowledge that the team will consider giving Manziel repetitions Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 'It's something we'll discuss,' said Pettine. 'I don't know if that's necessarily something just because of tonight. We'll have discussions on how we want to game plan and how we want to use those guys.' Manziel produced two field goals and a touchdown in his five possessions Thursday, including a 1-yard touchdown pass. He went 6-for-17 for 83 yards and the touchdown for a 71.4 rating, but some of his passes came out wobbly. Manziel also ran for 55 yards on four carries, including a long run of 22 yards.

Footballguys view: The Browns could choose to use a little QBBC in order to get Manziel on the field. There are certain packages they could use on offense to highlight Manziel's rushing ability. With his strong performance in the preseason finale, Manziel has made another case as to why he'll be the starter--eventually--in 2014.

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  Falcons | Strong outing for T.J. Yates    Fri Aug 29, 03:23 AM

Atlanta Falcons QB T.J. Yates threw for two touchdowns and 243 yards in his team's 24-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Footballguys view: Still better than anyone Houston has. Yates has found a new home in Atlanta, and he had a strong showing in the final preseason game as he tries to win the primary backup job behind Matt Ryan.

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  Lions | Kellen Moore making case    Fri Aug 29, 03:14 AM

Detroit Lions QB Kellen Moore was 17 of 28 for 172 yards and two touchdowns in a shutout of the Buffalo Bills Thursday, Aug. 28. It is not known yet whether he will overtake QB Dan Orlovsky for No. 2 on the depth chart.

Footballguys view: Moore has been hanging around with the Lions after his record-setting college career at Boise State. He lacks arm strength, but he has accuracy when throwing withing 12 yards of the line of scrimmage.

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  Panthers | Derek Anderson out    Thu Aug 28, 08:40 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson (hand) left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, with a hand injury and will not return.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin III regressing?    Thu Aug 28, 05:51 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III isn't playing consistently, according to ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski. Jaworski said Griffin must learn to throw from the pocket instead of running so frequently. Jaworski also added that Griffin's mechanics have worsened, including his footwork and throwing.

Footballguys view: Jaworski has never been RG3's biggest fan but he's clearly struggling in the pocket. Of course there are calls for Kirk Cousins, who is a natural pocket passer but his success in the preseason is against guys who my not be playing next week. We still see Griffin as a borderline QB1 or high end QB2 and believe he will improve as the season moves on.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles to start    Thu Aug 28, 04:30 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will start the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

Footballguys view: Jaguars fans will get a chance to really see the future as Bortles will play most of the game. We love his upside and think we'll see him late in the season, but this is not the year to stash him on your bench given the lack of receivers and his general rawness.

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  Raiders | Matt Schaub to throw    Thu Aug 28, 03:41 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) did some light throwing Wednesday, Aug. 28. The team will have him throw again Monday, Sept. 1, to see where his arm is at.

Footballguys view: Could Derek Carr end up starting the Week 1 game against the New York Jets? It's a good matchup given that the secondary is a mess but the front seven can bring pressure and Carr can struggle against that. If Schaub's elbow keeps hurting and Carr's ribs are OK we might see him under center. Neither of these two are anyone you want to depend on at this point. Schaub is ranked as QB3 and Carr a QB4, though Carr is the clear choice in terms of dynasty value.

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  NFL | David Garrard wants to play    Thu Aug 28, 03:07 PM

Free-agent QB David Garrard (Jets) would like to return to an NFL roster, and thinks he has a chance to do that once rosters are cut down. "I actually haven't gotten any calls yet but my agent has reached out to the Rams and to a number of teams," Garrard said. "They've all said they have me on their 'hot list' so I think probably something will happen after these last cuts once teams realize who is available, who is not available and then maybe somebody like myself can join a team."

Footballguys view: Good luck with that. Given his injury issues and the way he left the New York Jets, teams might think twice. Then again some team might get desperate and ring him up. And then we say again, good luck with that.

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  Packers | Backups may get equal time    Thu Aug 28, 01:36 PM

Green Bay Packers QBs Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien are expected to play in the final preseason game and still are competing for the No. 2 quarterback job. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he would like to give both quarterbacks equal playing time so he can evaluate better.

Footballguys view: The Packers may keep three quarterbacks but don't normally so this is a critical game. It's obviously close otherwise we'd have a much clearer situation so this is anyone's job. Tolzien has improved by leaps and bounds this offseason and looked a little sharper in the last preseason game. If he beats out Flynn, you may see Flynn cut. However if Tolzien is behind, we wouldn't be shocked if that was a situation in which there were three quarterbacks on the roster to protect Tolzien. We saw last season that a new quarterback isn't going to put up Aaron Rodgers numbers, so a handcuff isn't vital. The value of the others in the offense took a bit of a hit, but there was plenty of production so that isn't a big worry if we hit DEFCON "NOT RODGERS" again this year.

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  Chiefs | Aaron Murray could land on IR    Thu Aug 28, 12:32 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Aaron Murray (knee) could land on the Reserve/Injured list, in the opinion of Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star.

Footballguys view: When Murray took snaps at the start of training camp it made him ineligible for the PUP list which means this is pretty much the only way the team can keep him as well as Alex Smith, Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray. While Murray has been coming along all right in camp, the team must feel he's not quite ready to step in a an emergency quarterback compared to Bray. At most he is a fantasy staff for dynasty, though he has starting quarterback upside down the road.

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  Broncos | Peyton Manning fined    Thu Aug 28, 12:17 PM

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning was fined $8200 for taunting in the team's third preseason game. Manning will not appeal the fine.

Footballguys view: That's like a quarter in real world terms. We think watching Manning get revved up was a hoot, especially since we don't get to see it often (unless he's yelling at Jeff Saturday on the bench).

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  Steelers | Landry Jones might start    Thu Aug 28, 01:00 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Landry Jones will play extensively in the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, against the Carolina Panthers, and he might start.

Footballguys view: It will be a good time to get a look at what Jones can do and whether he might have some deep dynasty value down the road. For redraft leagues, if the team needs to tap Jones, things are grim in a "zombie apocalypse movie with Brandon Lloyd" way.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton expects to play    Thu Aug 28, 12:47 AM

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ribs) said Wednesday, Aug. 27, that he will be ready for the regular season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers despite fracturing his ribs last week. 'There's no doubt in my mind,' Newton said.

Footballguys view: The ribs will be a long term concern as they are the sort of thing which can linger and cause issues down the road. However, we're happy to see that he will be ready to go Week 1. We have him as a borderline QB1 because of the issues at wide receiver, but his ability to run with the ball and overall skills make him a guy who will be able to overcome his surroundings and put fantasy points on the board.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton expect to be ready    Thu Aug 28, 12:47 AM

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ribs) said Wednesday, Aug. 27, that he will be ready for the regular season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers despite fracturing his ribs last week. 'There's no doubt in my mind,' Newton said.

Footballguys view: Good news for Newton owners. There have been some concerns because of both the ribs and the lack of proven receivers. We still have him as a fringe QB1 as we believe he has the talent to overcome his surroundings. His ability to run the ball adds to his value as well.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr entrenched as backup    Wed Aug 27, 10:21 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr appears firmly entrenched as the primary backup quarterback behind starter QB Matt Schaub (elbow), even though QB Matt McGloin has posted the best numbers of the preseason.

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  Raiders | Matt Schaub will be starter    Wed Aug 27, 10:20 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) will be the team's starting quarterback in Week 1 against the New York Jets assuming his elbow is better and he can get in the requisite practice time, head coach Dennis Allen reiterated Wednesday, Aug. 27.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton won't be limited    Wed Aug 27, 05:09 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ribs) will not be running a limited offense due to his rib injury. The team will still run the zone read.

Footballguys view: The Panthers need to say that to deny the Bucs a tactical edge of not having to prepare for the zone read, but the Panthers would be smart to limit Newton's exposure so early in the season when he is not 100%.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton will be ready    Wed Aug 27, 12:33 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (rib) said he fully expects to be ready to play Week 1.

Footballguys view: The Panthers may choose to call someone else's number at the goal line while Newton heals. He probably is not a good play with a brand new offensive line and set of receivers in week 1 at Tampa.

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  Browns | Two-quarterback system?    Tue Aug 26, 09:47 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer will open the year as the starter, but when asked about installing a package of plays for QB Johnny Manziel, head coach Mike Pettine said that it is tough for a defensive coordinator to prepare for two quarterbacks.

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  Raiders | Trent Edwards released    Tue Aug 26, 07:38 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Trent Edwards was released Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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  Panthers | Three placed on IR, PUP    Tue Aug 26, 07:21 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Matt Blanchard (concussion) and C Kevin Matthews (undisclosed) were placed on Reserve/Injured and WR De'Andre Presley (stress fracture) was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Aug. 26.


  Saints | Three waived    Tue Aug 26, 07:07 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Manase Foketi, QB Logan Kilgore and DE George Uko were waived Tuesday, Aug. 26.


  Raiders | Matt Schaub still out    Tue Aug 26, 04:24 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) missed his third straight day of practice with elbow soreness Tuesday, Aug. 26, but head coach Dennis Allen doesn't think Schaub's injury is serious, and the team expects him to play in Week 1 against the New York Jets.

Footballguys view: Schaub being replaced as the Raiders starter is still a matter of when, not if, unless he picks up his level of play from the preseason. He still looked like a quarterback with broken confidence.

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  Rams | Sam Bradford to IR    Tue Aug 26, 04:08 PM

St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) was officially placed on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Aug. 26. Bradford tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the team's third preseason game.

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  Cowboys | Release Caleb Hanie    Tue Aug 26, 03:49 PM

The Dallas Cowboys released QB Caleb Hanie Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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  Bengals | Four waived    Tue Aug 26, 02:49 PM

Cincinnati Bengals TE Kevin Brock, WR Jasper Collins, LB James Davidson and QB Matt Scott were waived Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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  Jets | Matt Simms improves    Tue Aug 26, 02:48 PM

New York Jets QB Matt Simms has shown improved as much as anyone, according to quarterback's coach David Lee.

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  Dolphins | Brady Quinn released    Tue Aug 26, 02:46 PM

Miami Dolphins QB Brady Quinn announced on his Twitter account that he's been released.

Footballguys view: This is for the benefit of those of you that didn't notice that he was signed earlier this month.

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  Titans | Sign Dominique Davis    Tue Aug 26, 12:34 PM

The Tennessee Titans signed QB Dominique Davis (Falcons) Tuesday, Aug. 26. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Davis is being signed to give the Titans a second QB to play in the final preseason game, while backup Charlie Whitehurst is nursing a sore pinky finger on his throwing hand.

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  Rams | Shaun Hill is the starter    Tue Aug 26, 11:08 AM

St. Louis Rams QB Shaun Hill will remain the starter, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Recent speculation placed the Rams the center of trade talks for a new quarterback, but Fisher said the team is committed to Hill.

Footballguys view: Hill is one of the better backups in the league and should keep the Rams offense on track to be the run-heavy/ball security unit they were when Sam Bradford went down last year. His arm isn't going to get Kenny Britt's highwire act back on the air, but otherwise, he'll be very functional.

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  Cowboys | Tony Romo practices    Tue Aug 26, 10:54 AM

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is practicing Tuesday, Aug. 26. He won't play in the final preseason game this week.

Footballguys view: Romo is still "safe" as a low QB1 with mid QB1 upside. The Cowboys defense has been good enough to keep teams from playing keep away, and Romo's back needs to feel ok, but at the cheap 8th/9th round price, those risks are easy to tolerate.

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  Bills | Jordan Palmer signs    Tue Aug 26, 10:00 AM

The Buffalo Bills signed free-agent QB Jordan Palmer (Bears) to an undisclosed deal.

Footballguys view: There's a real shot Palmer will see playing time this year with EJ Manuel's injury history and struggles in the NFL. The Browns holding the Bills first-round pick next year looks ideal.

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