NFL Player News

  • Sharrif Floyd DT | MIN

    Vikings' Sharrif Floyd: Two tackles in preseason win

    Floyd had two tackles in Sunday's preseason win over San Diego.

    He missed time earlier in August due to a knee injury, but looks set to play Week 1 of the regular season.

  • David Morgan TE | MIN

    Vikings' David Morgan: Has two receptions Sunday

    Morgan had two receptions for 17 yards in Sunday's preseason win over San Diego.

    With MyCole Pruitt hurting his leg in the game and Rhett Ellison working his way back from a torn patellar tendon, Morgan could have a significant role early in the season. However, he'd mostly be used as a blocking tight end and may not get many passes thrown his way. Still, he's had a strong preseason and could surprise if given a larger role.

  • Andrew Sendejo SS | MIN

    Vikings' Andrew Sendejo: Appears set to keep starting safety role

    Sendejo appears set to begin the season as the starter at safety next to Harrison Smith, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He had three tackles and defended a pass in Sunday's preseason win over San Diego.

    The report makes it seem like Sendejo is a lock, but head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities that he hasn't made a decision. However, the competition could be moot with Michael Griffin leaving Sunday's game with a back injury.

  • Xavier Rhodes CB | MIN

    Vikings' Xavier Rhodes: Misses preseason game with hamstring injury

    Rhodes (hamstring) did not play in Sunday's preseason win over San Diego.

    He hasn't practiced since suffering the injury in the team's second preseason game. It's very unlikely he'll play in the final preseason game, so we may not know his status until shortly before the first game of the regular season.

  • Vikings' Michael Griffin: Gets start Sunday but hurts his back

    Griffin got the start at safety opposite Harrison Smith in Sunday's preseason game, but left in the second quarter due to a back injury and was later seen leaving the locker room on crutches, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

    Griffin had one tackle before departing. He got the start in the third preseason game over Andrew Sendejo, but head coach Mike Zimmer indicated the competition for the second safety spot isn't decided. However, Griffin's injury could make Sendejo the starter if it's an issue for the start of the regular season.

  • MyCole Pruitt TE | MIN

    Vikings' MyCole Pruitt: Set for MRI on left leg

    Pruitt left Sunday's preseason win over San Diego with a left leg injury and will have an MRI on Monday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Pruitt had one reception for 11 yards during the game but lost a fumble on the play and was also apparently injured. Pruitt isn't likely to have a large role in the offense as long as Kyle Rudolph remains healthy. He may also have been bypassed on the depth chart by rookie David Morgan due to his blocking ability.

  • Jalston Fowler FB | TEN

    Titans' Jalston Fowler: Plays majority of fullback snaps Saturday

    Fowler carried once for two yards while playing 15 snaps in Saturday's preseason win over the Raiders.

    Fowler received some competition in camp from Sam Bergen, but seems to have solidified his role as the Titans fullback after playing 15 snaps in the regular season dress rehearsal compared to Bergen's three. The 2015 fourth-rounder out of Alabama brings some extra skill at the position, but is usually overlooked in favor of more traditional weapons.

  • Titans' Antonio Andrews: Fails to take advantage of special teams opportunity

    Andrews rushed four times for nine yards, and added 33 yards on three kick returns in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.

    Strong special teams play was supposed to distinguish Andrews from Tennessee's other depth running backs, but he didn't help his case much in this one. His 10 offensive snaps did exceed Dexter McCluster (six), David Cobb (two), and Bishop Sankey (zero) combined, so it looks like the team's leading 2015 rusher still holds a slight edge in the battle to back up DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry heading into the preseason finale.

  • Chad Henne QB | JAC

    Jaguars' Chad Henne: Turns in solid second half

    Henne completed seven of 18 passes for 75 yards and a touchdown, adding five carries for six yards, in Sunday's preseason game against the Bengals.

    Henne played the entire second half, leading Jacksonville to a pair of touchdowns on six drives, and eventually kneeling twice to end the game. He doesn't have competition for the No. 2 quarterback job, though the Jags might retain sixth-round rookie Brandon Allen as a developmental project.

  • Brandon Tate WR | CIN

    Bengals' Brandon Tate: Could lose job to undrafted rookie

    Tate is in danger of losing his job to undrafted rookie Alex Erickson, according to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer

    The Bengals' top punt and kick returner for much of the past five years, Tate caught just 33 passes in 64 games over that span, mostly serving as the fourth or fifth option at wide receiver. Tate hasn't scored on a return since 2011, and rookie Alex Erickson has four punt returns for 167 yards and a touchdown this preseason. If the decision is close, Cincinnati would save a bit of cap room by keeping Erickson over Tate. It's also possible both stick on the team, which would be bad news for James Wright, Cody Cole and Mario Alford (ankle).