Chargers' Branden Oliver: Carted off Sunday
At first glance, this doesn't look good for Oliver, who entered the game as the team's No. 3 back behind Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead. If he's forced to miss time, Dreamius Smith and Kenneth Farrow are next up on the team's depth chart, though with NFL cut-downs looming, there figures to be some other options for the
49ers' Jeremy Kerley: Traded by Lions
After emerging as an odd man out in the Detroit wideout corps, Kerley brings added slot depth and experience to the 49ers' pass-catching unit. While his path to fantasy relevance is not immediate, Kerley -- who caught 16 passes for 152 yards and two TDs for the Jets in 2015 -- should be able to crack San Francisco's 53-man roster.
Vikings' Antone Exum: Leaves game with leg injury
Exum left Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers with a leg injury and is set to have an X-Ray performed.
Exum appeared to have injured his leg during a kickoff return and was eventually carted off the field to the team's locker room. The severity of the injury remains unclear at this point in time, but we should have a better indication of the specifics once the results of his X-Ray have been released. Exum is expected to start the season as a depth option at safety.
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Sidelined by back issue
While coach Jason Garrett isn't inclined to map out a precise timetable for the QB's return to action, the report does acknowledge that Romo "is likely several weeks away from playing again." While there's been media reports suggesting that Romo is looking at a possible 6-10 week timetable, "others inside the organization are hopeful for a 4-6 week recovery." Either way, as it stands, Dak Prescott remains on track to start at QB for Dallas out of the gate this season. He's currently backed up by Jamiell Showers, though the Cowboys could well add QB depth in the coming days.
Giants' Matt LaCosse: Set to undergo knee surgery
LaCosse (knee) is slated to undergo surgery on his right knee and will be sidelined indefinitely, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
LaCosse injured his knee at the start of training camp and has been dealing with pain and swelling ever since. He's opted to undergo surgery to alleviate the pain and will be sidelined indefinitely, although the Giants aren't ruling out a potential return for the 23-year-old tight end later in the season. LaCosse was battling for playing time with the likes of Will Tye and Larry Donnell, so along with those two players, his absence could also mean extra reps for Will Johnson (neck) once healthy.
Jets' Eric Decker: Touchdown against Giants
Decker was only able to catch one of his five targets, but made his lone reception count by finding pay dirt. With Brandon Marshall (hip) out, Decker was the top target in the
Jets' Robby Anderson: Scores in second straight game
Anderson started and caught four passes (on nine targets) for 65 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.
Anderson was promoted to the Jets' first-team offense for Saturday's game in light of Brandon Marshall (hip), Quincy Enunwa (concussion) and Kenbrell Thompkins (groin) being injured, and impressed once again. The undrafted rookie led New York in receptions, targets and yards, while also scoring for the second straight game. Although Anderson's touchdown came during the fourth quarter, he's now totaled 10 receptions for 196 yards and two scores in the Jets' last two exhibition tilts. With great size, speed and production, Anderson seems to have everything necessary to make New York's regular season roster and push for higher pegging after another strong showing.
Dolphins' Isaiah Pead: Sits out of practice Sunday
Pead (hamstring) will not practice Sunday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Pead suffered a hamstring injury on Thursday and despite original indications that it was only a minor ailment, he's unable to participate in practice Sunday. The Dolphins are likely just playing it safe with their 26-year-old running back and are attempting to avoid a setback, but it wouldn't be surprising if he was held out of the team's preseason finale versus the Titans on Sept. 1.
Giants' Shane Vereen: Eight touches Saturday
Vereen tied starting running back Rashad Jennings in leading the
Giants' Eli Manning: Underwhelms against Jets
Manning completed 10-of-15 passes for 65 yards and an interception in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.
Manning played through the opening drive of the second half, but the Giants' starting offense struggled over that time span Saturday. The quarterback averaged just 4.3 yards per attempt and threw an interception while failing to help his team put any points on the board. Although it's only the preseason, Manning surely would've hoped to have a better taste in his mouth following Saturday's contest.
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