He was limited this week at practice so his availability was in question. With him not being on the injury report, Friday Beckham should be 100 percent ready to go against the Eagles on Sunday. He is still a top five WR this week.
The majority of the time, whoever starts in preseason Week 3 takes on the same role in the regular-season opener, barring an injury. so Henne supplanting Blake Bortles is notable in this regard. With an adjusted management structure and new coaching staff in place, the Jaguars will instead trust in the veteran presence to make sure the offense is less mistake-prone. For his career, Henne has averaged 199 passing yards per game, while posting a 58:63 TD:INT in 65 games (53 starts).
Coming off an Achilles tear, Cumberland has been slowed down so far during training camp due to leg soreness. It appears he now has a hamstring issue as a result of adjusting for the injury. The veteran tight end is currently slotted fourth on the depth chart, so a return to the practice field will significantly help his chances at making the final roster.
Maualuga's weight currently sits somewhere north of 260 pounds and the team wants him to get into the 250 range before they consider putting him on the field. Assuming a few conditioning practices does the trick, Maualuga is still expected to compete with Mike Hull for a starting linebacker job.
On the eve of training camp, Williams required a second epidural to deal with a herniated disc in his lower back, which has forced a stay on the PUP list throughout the preseason slate. While he doesn't have a timetable for a return, his activity level is a sign his absence may not extend too far into the regular season. However, without a definitive time line, anything a representative of the Chargers relays about Williams, even Lynn, should be taken with a grain of salt. In Williams' absence, the Chargers will send out known entities in Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin to head the receiving corps.
Glennon continues to serve in the role expected of a player earning $15 million annually. However, Wednesday's announcement from head coach John Fox comes on the heels of a practice in which Mitch Trubisky took some reps with the first-team offense, marking the rookie's first such action. Due to their respective preseason performances -- Glennon has posted a miserable 49.7 QB rating versus Trubisky's 111.4 -- the veteran may be losing his grip on the starting role. Another disappointing outing Saturday could be the death knell.
Langford was assumed to be competing with Carey for one of the final roster spots at running back, and with Carey unavailable, that should help Langford's odds of making the regular season roster. However, he'll likely find himself behind Jordan Howard, Tarik Cohen and Bennie Cunningham, so even if he makes the squad, his fantasy value could be very limited.
Under normal circumstances, Trubisky's arrival on the field wouldn't be a surprise in preseason Week 3, but the rookie actually worked with the first-teamers in practice for the first time Wednesday. After the session, head coach John Fox stated there's been "no change" to the quarterback depth chart, with Mike Glennon still in the top spot, per Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times. Instead, the Bears planned all along to work Trubisky into the first-team mix. The pseudo-promotion is warranted, as he's thoroughly outplayed Glennon to the tune of 24-for-33 passing for 226 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in two preseason appearances.
Carey was assumed to be in a battle for a roster spot with Jeremy Langford going into the preseason, and this injury won't help Carey's chances to win the job. Even if he makes the team, Carey is expected to be buried on the depth chart behind Jordan Howard (eye), Tarik Cohen and Bennie Cunningham, so his fantasy value is quite limited.
Penn didn't report for the beginning of training camp as he intended to hold out for a new contract, but the Pro Bowl tackle returned to practice Wednesday and is slated to make a $5.8 million base salary this year. Having allowed just one sack in 16 games throughout the 2016 season, he figures to be a key piece of the Raiders' elite offensive line once again in 2017.
The conventional wisdom is that while LaFell is the starter, he's going to get surpassed in production by Tyler Boyd, rookie John Ross or perhaps both. That's the percentage play, as LaFell lacks palpable upside, but Ross has yet to play this preseason and Boyd could get relegated to a slot role. What's most likely to happen is that none of the three produce regularly in 2017.
The 2016 second-round pick out of Pitt has been under the radar when evaluating the Bengals' target share, but rookie John Ross will probably be brought along slowly given his inexperience and his shoulder injury. Boyd will most often work in the slot and could produce more than Ross and starter (for now) Brandon LaFell.
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