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Date Player
8/31/2015 Latavius Murray, Oak, RB
Murray turned in a crummy performance in Sunday's preseason loss to Arizona, running seven times for a total of one yard.

Analysis: Murray had a long run of 13 yards, but lost yardage multiple times to finish with his disappointing stat line.
8/31/2015 Kevin Norwood, Car, WR
The Carolina Panthers have acquired Norwood from Seattle for an undisclosed 2017 draft choice.

Analysis: Carolina has been searching for answers at wide receiver with Kelvin Benjamin out for the season. Norwood, a fourth-round pick in 2014, played in nine games as a rookie and started two. He had nine receptions for 102 yards for the NFC champions.
8/31/2015 Derek Carr, Oak, QB
Carr was 18 of 34 for 213 yards and an interception in Sunday's preseason loss to Arizona.

Analysis: Carr hasn't been overly impressive this season with a 58.8 passer rating, though the performance of Amari Cooper - who has eight catches for 124 yards - is encouraging for Carr's stock.
8/31/2015 Marcus Murphy, NO, RB
Murphy had his best all-around showing in the preseason in a 27-13 loss to Houston on Sunday.

Analysis: The seventh-round pick made three receptions for a team-best 67 yards, including a gain of 41 on one play. He also rushed eight times for 43 yards and had a long punt return called back because of a penalty. Murphy had one catch for eight yards in his first two preseason games and six yards on four carries.
8/31/2015 Drew Brees, NO, QB
Brees had a short afternoon in a 27-13 preseason loss to Houston on Sunday, appearing in just the first drive.

Analysis: Brees completed his first four passes for 40 yards then threw two incompletions at the Texans' 10-yard line, forcing the Saints to settle for a field goal.
8/31/2015 Brian Hoyer, Hou, QB
Hoyer led Houston to 10 points on his three drives in a 27-13 preseason win in New Orleans on Sunday, his first action since being named the Texans' starting quarterback.

Analysis: Hoyer went 7 for 11 for 82 yards before leaving early in the second quarter.
8/31/2015 Josh Scobee, Pit, K
The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded Scobee to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a sixth-round draft pick in 2016. The Steelers needed a kicker after losing Shaun Suisham (knee) and then Graham Hartley (hamstring) to preseason injuries.

Analysis: Scobee was the longest-tenured player on Jacksonville's roster, having joined the franchise as a fifth-round draft pick in 2004. He is in the final year of his contract, which pays him $3.425 million. Scobee has appeared in 168 regular-season games and connected on 235 of 291 field-goal attempts (80.8 percent) and 317 of 322 extra points. Among active kickers, Scobee ranks eighth in field goals made and ninth in points.
8/31/2015 Martavis Bryant, Pit, WR
Bryant has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The second-year player's appeal of the suspension was denied by the NFL on Monday.

Analysis: Bryant became a key target for Ben Roethlisberger toward the end of the 2014 season, making 26 receptions for 549 yards and eight touchdowns. He was a fourth-round draft pick out of Clemson last year and was expected to be a strong complement to All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown.
8/31/2015 Tyrod Taylor, Buf, QB
Taylor has won the Buffalo Bills' starting job, coach Rex Ryan announced Monday.

Analysis: Taylor beat out 2013 first-round pick E.J. Manuel and Matt Cassell after signing a three-year deal with the Bills in the offseason.
8/31/2015 Sheldon Richardson, NYJ, DE
Richardson will be back in court in Missouri on Oct. 5 after his attorney entered a plea of not guilty to resisting arrest and traffic charges. A spokeswoman for the St. Charles County prosecutor's office says it is uncertain if a trial date will be set at the October hearing. All five charges are misdemeanors.

Analysis: The former University of Missouri star is accused of driving his 2014 Bentley Silver Spur at speeds up to 143 mph on July 14. Police say he had a loaded semi-automatic handgun under a floor mat on the driver's side, and a 12-year-old male relative was among three passengers.
8/31/2015 Robert Griffin III, Was, QB
The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Griffin.

Analysis: Griffin, who has struggled since tearing his right ACL and MCL in a January 2013 playoff loss to Seattle, was slated to start last Saturday's preseason game at Baltimore before being scratched the previous day in the wake of a concussion suffered on Aug. 20 against Detroit.
8/31/2015 Arthur Jones, Ind, DT
Colts coach Chuck Pagano says Jones is getting a second opinion on his injured left ankle. Jones was injured on the first defensive series Saturday night at St. Louis and left the locker room in a walking boot. Pagano said Monday that the team was still waiting for additional information.

Analysis: The 6-foot-3, 320-pound tackle was Indy's prized free agent signing in 2014. But a right ankle injury cost Jones seven games and he wound up with only 15 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks last season.
8/31/2015 Stevie Brown, NYG, S
The Giants re-signed Brown on Monday in a move to shore up a position that has been decimated by injuries.

Analysis: After playing with the Giants the past three seasons, Brown signed with Houston as a free agent. He was released on Saturday.
8/31/2015 Kirk Cousins, Was, QB
The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III.

Analysis: Cousins, taken in the fourth round in the same draft that Griffin was chosen second overall, took over and led Washington's starting offense to its first two touchdowns of the preseason.
8/31/2015 Jeris Pendleton, Ind, DT
The Colts cut Pendleton on Monday.

Analysis: Pendleton was a backup with Indy in 2013. He spent last season on injured reserve.
8/31/2015 Donald Thomas, Ind, G
Indianapolis cut Thomas on Monday.

Analysis: Thomas was projected to be a long-term starter when he signed a four-year deal in 2013. But a torn right quad ended his 2013 season. He re-injured the quad during training camp in 2014 and was activated from the physically unable to perform list Friday.
8/31/2015 Tom Brady, NE, QB
Last-minute settlement talks between lawyers for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Brady have failed, leaving a judge to decide the fate of "Deflategate." Federal Judge Richard Berman announced at a conference in Manhattan on Monday that both sides tried hard to reach a deal during the morning but failed.

Analysis: He says he expects to rule as early as Tuesday whether Brady must serve a four-game suspension to start the season for his role in using underinflated footballs during the playoffs last season.
8/31/2015 Reggie Walker, Den, LB
Denver released Walker on Monday.

Analysis: Walker has 59 tackles in six seasons spent with Arizona and San Diego.
8/31/2015 Chris Clark, Hou, T
The Denver Broncos have traded Clark to the Houston Texans for a 2016 seventh-round draft pick.

Analysis: Clark, who started at left tackle in the Broncos' Super Bowl run in 2013, was supplanted at right tackle early this camp by Ryan Harris. He had been working as a backup to left tackle Ty Sambrailo in recent weeks.
8/31/2015 Fred Jackson, Buf, RB
Veteran running back and respected team leader Fred Jackson has been released by the Buffalo Bills.

Analysis: With nine seasons in Buffalo, the 34-year-old Jackson had been the second-longest serving active player and one of the team's most popular players among fans. The move came as a slight surprise, though Jackson's tenure was in question because of his age and the team's moves to restock its running backs this offseason.
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