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09/22/14 - Randell Johnson, FAU, Bills LB Randell Johnson was inactive due to a knee injury that he suffered last week against Miami.
09/22/14 - *Sammy Watkins, Clemson, Bills WR Sammy Watkins admitted that he took a play off late in the Bills' 22-10 loss to San Diego.
"That was on me; I didn't finish the play," he said. "That was supposed to be a caught ball. I didn't help the team out on that play."
On the play in question, the Bills were down by the final score with less than two minutes to go and quarterback EJ Manuel threw a catchable pass. Watkins, who is nursing sore ribs, saw two defenders ready to lay him out and he pulled up on the route, leaving the ball to fall incomplete.
In hindsight, catching the pass wouldn't have keyed a Bills victory, and probably saved his sore ribs a rather unnecessary hit, but it just didn't look good, especially in the NFL when playing with pain is a badge of honor.
"I just took off a play," said Watkins, who caught only two passes for 19 yards, both in the fourth quarter, a 16-yarder earlier on that last garbage-time drive. "That's a play I always make and I should have made it."
09/22/14 - Cornelius Lucas, Kansas State, Undrafted OT Cornelius Lucas played the final offensive series instead of starter Garrett Reynolds and could start at right tackle Sunday if LaAdrian Waddle is still out.
09/22/14 - *Jarvis Landry, LSU, Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry continues to be up and down as a rookie. He had a dropped pass and fielded a punt at the 3-yard line. But he also returned a kickoff 74 yards and another 40 yards.
09/22/14 - Bryan Stork, Florida St, Patriots C Bryan Stork, a fourth-round rookie, saw action in the fourth quarter for the second straight week as the Patriots continue to search for the right offensive line combination. Dan Connolly started at center once again, but bumped over to right guard when Stork entered the game, sending Jordan Devey to the sideline.
09/22/14 - Anthony Barr, UCLA, Vikings LB Anthony Barr, the ninth overall draft pick this year, had his first NFL sack against Drew Brees on Sunday. Barr spent more time rushing the passer and was not used to cover tight end Jimmy Graham, as had been expected because of Barr's height, wingspan and speed.
09/22/14 - *Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville, Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater showed plenty of promise when a broken foot forced him to take over for Matt Cassel early in the third quarter. He didn't turn the ball over and was extra cautious in the red zone when he knew a field goal would make it a one-possession game. So there's something to build upon with Bridgewater's 83.3 passer rating, ability to throw the ball down the field and good mobility (27 yards on six carries).
09/21/14 - *Blake Bortles, UCF, Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is going to put up some offensive numbers. Against the same Colts' defense that held Chad Henne to 33 passing yards in the first half, Bortles accounted for 223 yards through the air in just the second half. Stretched over a whole game, Bortles' numbers would read 28 of 48 for 446 yards and four touchdowns. It isn't likely he would have put similar numbers on the Colts in the first two quarters, but it's an indication that the Jaguars' offense will be better than when Henne was starting.
09/21/14 - *Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville, Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (12-for-20 for 150 yards) doesn't have the entire offense mastered, but he showed great pocket awareness after replacing Matt Cassel (foot). The rookie escaped pressure time after time and threw accurately on the run. Bridgewater had a very good preseason, and now the Vikings will be counting on him to invent some offense despite the lack of RB Adrian Peterson and the injury to TE Kyle Rudolph.
09/21/14 - *Brandin Cooks, Oregon St, Saints WR Brandin Cooks caught eight passes for 74 yards, and the key reception was a 19-yarder on third-and-7 to the Minnesota 18, setting up WR Marques Colston's clinching TD. Cooks was targeted several times on bubble screens and made a few errors by turning back into pursuit, but it is clear QB Drew Brees is making the rookie one of his prime targets.
09/21/14 - Derek Carr, Fresno St, Raiders Rookie QB Derek Carr, showing poise and a willingness to throw right at starter CB Darrell Revis, played a strong game in Oakland's loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. Carr was 21-for-34 for 174 yards and a deflected interception, was not sacked and showed some veteran judgment in his second road game. In three games, he is 68 of 108 for 588 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. He has a 74.9 quarterback rating.
09/21/14 - Lorenzo Taliaferro, C Carolina, Ravens RB Lorenzo Traliaferro rushed for a game-high 91 yards and a touchdown for the Ravens. The Ravens drafted him in the fourth round. His learning curve was accelerated when Ray Rice was released.
09/21/14 - *Bishop Sankey, Wash, Titans RB Bishop Sankey rushed for 61 yards on 10 carries for a 6.1-yard average on Sunday. "I thought he did a good job running hard and finding lanes," said QB Jake Locker. "It was good to see the shape he's in, and it was good that he was able to stay in and continue to run."
09/21/14 - Shelby Harris, Illinois St, Raiders DE Shelby Harris was signed to the practice squad by the Raiders Saturday (Sept. 20).
09/21/14 - Asante Cleveland, Miami, Undrafted TE Asante Cleveland was signed from the practice squad by the 49ers Saturday (Sept. 20). Cleveland (6-5, 260) was originally signed by the 49ers as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014. He was waived on August 30, before being signed to the team's practice squad on August 31.
09/21/14 - Mohammed Seisay, Nebraska, Undrafted CB Mohammed Seisay was signed from the practice squad by the Lions Saturday (Sept. 20).
09/21/14 - Keith Smith, San Jose St, Undrafted LB Keith Smith was signed from the practice squad by the Cowboys Saturday (Sept. 20).
09/21/14 - *Darrin Reaves, UAB, Undrafted RB Darrin Reaves was signed from the practice squad by the Panthers Saturday (Sept. 20).
09/21/14 - Fitzgerald Toussaint, Michigan, Undrafted RB Fitzgerald Toussaint was signed from the practice squad by the Ravens Saturday (Sept. 20).
09/21/14 - Craig Loston, LSU, Undrafted DB Craig Loston was waived by the Jaguars Saturday (Sept. 20).
09/21/14 - Bruce Gaston, Purdue, Undrafted DT Bruce Gaston was waived by the Dolphins Saturday (Sept. 20).
09/20/14 - Jemea Thomas, Georgia Tech, Patriots DB Jemea Thomas was signed to the practice squad by the Rams Friday )Sept. 19). Thomas had been with the Cowboys, the Rams opponent this week, until being released from the practice squad earlier in the week.
09/20/14 - Jordan Tripp, Montana, Dolphins LB Jordan Tripp (chest) is doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs.
09/20/14 - Terrence Fede, Marist, Dolphins DE Terrence Fede (knee) is doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs.
09/20/14 - *DeAnthony Thomas, Oregon, Chiefs RB De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game at the Miami Dolphins.