Brandon Weeden
Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden clears concussion protocol
Brandon Weeden, QB, DAL
5:39 PM
News: Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden will practice Monday after clearing the league's concussion protocol, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Weeden suffered the injury during a preseason game.

Jameis Winston
Ankle injury not expected to keep Bucs' Jameis Winston out of opener
Jameis Winston, QB, TB
5:19 PM
News: Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said Monday rookie quarterback Jameis Winston is dealing with a sprained right ankle, according to The Tampa Tribune

While the injury is not expected to keep Winston from starting the season opener against the Titans, Koetter admitted the ankle injury is having a negative impact on his play. 

“It’s affecting him a little bit,” Koetter said. “If you’ve ever had (a sprained ankle) and had to move around and cut and plant, it can be painful. But it’s easily something he can get through. He’ll be ready to go. He’ll be full-speed by Tennessee. It’s not anything he can’t play on.”


Tyrod Taylor
Bills coach Rex Ryan officially tabs Tyrod Taylor as QB
Tyrod Taylor, QB, BUF
3:19 PM
News: Bills coach Rex Ryan made the news official at a press conference Monday, naming Tyrod Taylor the team's starting quarterback, citing his "explosiveness" at the position, per The Buffalo News

Taylor has put up impressive numbers during the preseason, going 24-for-31 for 236 yards, but has not started a game since the 2011 Orange Bowl when he was the signal-caller for Virginia Tech. He has played in 14 games as a backup with the Ravens.

Ryan said that Taylor is "on top of what we are doing," and that with a team built to win now, Taylor gives them the best chance over fellow quarterbacks EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel. 

Taylor is scheduled to make $833,333 this season, but that figure could increase to $2 million with performance- and playing-time bonuses. 


Kirk Cousins
Redskins name Kirk Cousins starter for 2015
Kirk Cousins, QB, WAS
12:48 PM
News: The Redskins made it official Monday, with coach Jay Gruden saying in a press conference that Kirk Cousins will be the team's starting quarterback in 2015, usurping former starter Robert Griffin III, per The Washington Post

"It's Kirk's team," Gruden said. "He's proven that he is the best quarterback on our roster at this time."

Cousins is entering his fourth season with the Redskins. In nine career starts, he is 2-7. Last year, he started five games and led Redskins quarterbacks in passing yards (1,710) and touchdowns (10), but also threw nine interceptions.


Matt Cassel
Report: Bills name Tyrod Taylor starting QB
Matt Cassel, QB, BUF
11:34 AM
News: After a wide-open quarterback competition, the results are apparently in for Bills coach Rex Ryan. According to FOX Sports insider Jay Glazer, the Bills are prepared to name Tyrod Taylor their starter for Week 1. 

Taylor has performed well in the preseason, earning the edge over EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel, perhaps due to his threat as a runner in addition to his passing ability. 

Taylor has yet to make an NFL start, appearing in 14 games in four seasons as a backup with the Ravens. 


Robert Griffin III
Report: Redskins front office, coaches want Robert Griffin III out
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
News: Members of the Redskins front office and coaching staff want the Robert Griffin III era in Washington to be over, but are being met with resistance from team ownership, according to

Griffin is out with concussion-like symptoms and quarterback Kirk Cousins has already been tabbed the starter for Week 1 against the Dolphins.

Washington has had trade discussions involving Griffin with other teams, but have not received much interest in return.

Griffin was the second-overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was named the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year after a dynamic season in which he amassed over 4,000 yards of offense and scored a combined 27 touchdowns.


Jake Heaps
Jets sign backup QB Josh Johnson
Jake Heaps, QB, NYJ
News: The Jets have signed Josh Johnson after working him out Thursday. They released fellow backup quarterback Jake Heaps to create roster space.

Johnson has played in 29 career games, but has not thrown a pass since 2011. He has completed 54 percent of his passes for five touchdowns and 10 interceptions.


Johnny Manziel
Browns QB Johnny Manziel (elbow) out for rest of preseason
Johnny Manziel, QB, CLE
News: Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday quarterback Johnny Manziel will not play during Saturday's preseason game against the Bucs due to a sore elbow and is also certain to miss the exhibition finale against Chicago.

The Browns signed quarterback Pat Devlin for quarterback depth with Manziel hurting. However, Pettine said Devlin probably wouldn't play Saturday, either.


Rex Grossman
Falcons sign QB Rex Grossman to one-year deal
Rex Grossman, QB, ATL
News: The Falcons signed free-agent quarterback Rex Grossman on Wednesday. The veteran quarterback received a one-year deal, according to NFL Network.

Grossman has not played a down in an NFL regular season game since 2011. He has not been on an NFL roster during the regular season since 2013. Although, he was with the Browns in training camp last year.

He is merely competing for a backup role behind starter Matt Ryan.


Bruce Gradkowski
Steelers sign QB Michael Vick; place Gradkowski on IR
Bruce Gradkowski, QB, PIT
News: The Steelers signed quarterback Michael Vick and placed Bruce Gradkowski on the injured reserve list on Tuesday, the team announced.

Pittsburgh was in need of a backup quarterback after Gradkowski dislocated a finger in his left hand, requiring surgery.

Vick played in 10 games for the Jets last season. He passed for 604 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.


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