- Adam Schefter reports that 49ers starting G Josh Garnett is expected to miss at least one month with a knee injury he suffered this weekend.
- Tim McManus of ESPN mentions that there doesn’t appear to have been any substantive extension talks between the Eagles and WR Jordan Matthews up to this point.
- Even so, McManus writes that this doesn’t mean the Eagles don’t value Matthews, but could be a sign they’re willing to allow him to test the open market next year and move on if his asking price ends up being too high.
- According to McManus, “there s a school of thought that exists that dealing Matthews is the right play when you consider his contract status, the promising state of the position group and the fact that Matthews isn’t projected as a special teams contributor, thereby reducing his value should he find himself in a reserve role.”
- While McManus still thinks trading Matthews would be unnecessarily risky, he also isn’t ruling it out.
- Michael Rothstein of ESPN posted an updated 53-man roster projection for the Lions on Sunday.
- Some of the notable players on the chopping block include: rookie QB Brad Kaaya, RB Matt Asiata, WR Keshawn Martin, OT Corey Robinson, DT Bruce Gaston, DT Ego Ferguson, and CB D.J. Hayden.
Nick Underhill of the Advocate runs down the Saints’ roster while taking at locks to make the roster and some players fighting for jobs.
- Underhill considers Chase Daniel to be a near lock to make the team with Garrett Grayson being on the fence and Ryan Nassib a long shot at this point.
- The Saints are really deep at running back, which leaves Travaris Cadet on the fence, per Underhill.
- Underhill says that New Orleans may have Corey Fuller, Travin Dural, Jake Lampman, and Tommylee Lewis competing for two roster spots at most.
- As for the tight end position, Underhill has John Phillips and Clay Harbor as being on the fence right now
- Another interesting position for the Saints is at linebacker where there’s a lot of competition right now.
- Underhill lists Manti Te’o, Craig Robertson, Stephone Anthony, Nathan Stupar, Michael Mauti, Adam Bighill, and Jonathan Walton as all being on the fence and competing for between 3-5 roster spots.