Andrew Sendejo
Vikings' Andrew Sendejo: Appears set to keep starting safety role
Andrew Sendejo, SS, MIN
12:24 AM
News: 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.

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Xavier Rhodes
Vikings' Xavier Rhodes: Misses preseason game with hamstring injury
Xavier Rhodes, CB, MIN
12:12 AM
News: 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.

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Michael Griffin
Vikings' Michael Griffin: Gets start Sunday but hurts his back
Michael Griffin, DB, MIN
12:08 AM
News: 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 isn't decided. However, Griffin's injury could make Sendejo the starter if it's an issue for the start of the regular season.

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MyCole Pruitt
Vikings' MyCole Pruitt: Set for MRI on left leg
MyCole Pruitt, TE, MIN
12:00 AM
News: 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.

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Jalston Fowler
Titans' Jalston Fowler: Plays majority of fullback snaps Saturday
Jalston Fowler, FB, TEN
8/28/2016
News: 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.

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Antonio Andrews
Titans' Antonio Andrews: Fails to take advantage of special teams opportunity
Antonio Andrews, RB, TEN
8/28/2016
News: 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.

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Chad Henne
Jaguars' Chad Henne: Turns in solid second half
Chad Henne, QB, JAC
8/28/2016
News: 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.

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Brandon Tate
Bengals' Brandon Tate: Could lose job to undrafted rookie
Brandon Tate, WR, CIN
8/28/2016
News: 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).

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Alex Erickson
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Moving closer to roster spote
Alex Erickson, WR, CIN
8/28/2016
News: Erickson moved one step closer to earning a roster spot with his strong performance in Sunday's preseason game against the Jaguars, the Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner reports.

With A.J. Green (knee), Brandon LaFell (thumb) and Tyler Boyd locked in as the top three wide receivers, Erickson is competing against Brandon Tate, James Wright and others for what may only be two roster spots. Though he wouldn't have much of a role on offense, Erickson could return punts and/or kickoffs if he makes the team, as he's picked up 167 yards and a touchdown on four punt returns this preseason. In addition to his 57 yards on two punts and 31 yards on one kickoff, Erickson caught his lone target for a 21-yard touchdown in Sunday's game. The undrafted rookie's emergence is bad news for Brandon Tate, who spent much of the past four seasons as Cincinnati's top kick and punt returner.

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Ryan Hewitt
Bengals' Ryan Hewitt: Doesn't get any targets
Ryan Hewitt, TE, CIN
8/28/2016
News: Hewitt was not targeted in Sunday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

Although his Sunday appearance on the stat sheet was due solely to a clipping penalty, Hewitt may take on some extra snaps early in the season, as tight ends Tyler Eifert (ankle) and Tyler Kroft (knee) are both highly questionable for Week 1. The Bengals mostly use Hewitt as an H-back, and C.J. Uzomah started at tight end in Sunday's preseason game against Jacksonville.

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