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Jay Cutler (Q, Mia)

Jay Cutler fell on his surgically repaired throwing shoulder on his final play in Thursday's preseason game versus the Ravens, but felt no pain after doing so, ESPN's James Walker reports. Speaking about the play, Cutler said, "I'm glad to get that one out of the way. I landed right on my right shoulder and didn't feel anything."


Cutler underwent surgery in December to repair a partially torn right labrum. Making his Dolphins debut Thursday, the 34-year-old faced his fair share of pressure during his two drives in charge. With no discomfort after falling directly on his shoulder, however, the veteran can now proceed with confidence in his durability, which will be needed as his playing time is extended in next week's third preseason game.

Mehdi Abdesmad (ankle) was active for last Saturday's preseason opener against the Jets.


Abdesmad was put on injured reserve towards the end of last season after appearing in just two games with the Titans, recording one tackle in a reserve role. He teamed up with linebacker Aaron Wallace for a sack in the team's contest with the Jets and is expected to play that reserve role once again.

Steven Johnson (ankle) was active for last Friday's preseason game against the Giants.


Johnson was placed on injured reserve last November after hurting his ankle in the Steelers' bout with the Cowboys, but he made his return to the field Friday and managed to record two tackles. It appears as though the reserve linebacker will be fully healthy for the start of the regular season.

Cameron Heyward (pectoral) is listed as the starting left defensive end ahead of this week's preseason matchup with the Falcons, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.


Heyward has been dealing with a pectoral injury that has kept him out since November of last year, but in being listed as a starter two days ahead of the team's second preseason bout, it looks as though he is ready to make his return. The Steelers will likely remain cautious with Heyward to make sure he is healthy for the start of the regular season.

Dan Carpenter has a workout scheduled with the Jaguars, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.


Carpenter would compete with Jason Myers for Jacksonville's kicking job if all goes well in the workout. The veteran is currently a free agent after spending the past four seasons in Buffalo, where new Jaguars coach Doug Marrone was in charge during Carpenter's first two years with the team. Last season, the 31-year-old converted 19 of 25 field goals, including all 14 of his attempts from under 40 yards, but he did miss five of 45 extra-point tries.

Marquise Goodwin (W, SF)

Marquise Goodwin was the 49ers' most consistent playmaker during training camp, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports.


Goodwin not only impressed with his deep speed, but also his ability to get open underneath and make adjustments on catches. The offseason addition's skills were apparent during this week's joint practices with the Broncos, whose cornerbacks are arguably the league's best. As it stands, Goodwin is pegged as the Niners' No. 2 wideout, which seems conducive to him topping last year's career-best totals of 29 receptions for 431 yards and three scores.

Senquez Golson (leg) is yet to practice since suffering from the injury, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.


Golson suffered from the leg injury in late July and has yet to return, but there has been no report of the exact severity of his injury. He should continue to be monitored on a week-by-week basis, but this ailment certainly doesn't help Golson's chances of making the Steelers' final roster.

Sean Davis (shoulder) is listed as the team's starting strong safety for this week, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.


Davis underwent offseason shoulder surgery back in May, and his presence on the Steelers' depth chart for this week indicates that the defensive back is ready to return. Davis is expected to hold onto that position for the start of the regular season, where he'll line up alongside fellow safety Mike Mitchell.

Eddie Vanderdoes (knee) is still practicing with the first-team defense, The San Jose Mercury News reports.


Vanderdoes has been listed as a starter on the unofficial depth chart since day one. The 2017 third-round pick was dealing with a minor knee injury last week, but played in the Raiders' first preseason game against the Cardinals, recording one tackle.

Tyson Alualu (calf) was active for last Friday's preseason opener against the Giants.


Alualu had been limited through offseason workouts due to a calf injury, but it appears as though he has put the ailment behind him. He recorded three tackles in Friday's contest.

Cam Newton (Q, Car)

Cam Newton (shoulder) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans, ESPN's David Newton reports.


Newton sat out team drills during the Panthers' joint practices with the Titans this week, so news that he won't play in Saturday's game is more of the same. The quarterback had his surgically repaired shoulder re-examined Friday, which could determine how Carolina manages his workload following Saturday's tilt. That being said, coach Ron Rivera said he'd be comfortable playing Newton in Week 1 even if he doesn't make any preseason appearances.

Julio Jones (W, Atl)

Julio Jones (toe) will not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Steelers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.


Jones has been ramping up his practice activity lately, but with it only being the second exhibition contest, there's no need for him to suit up Sunday. At the moment, it remains to be seen whether Jones will get any game action prior to the regular season, but Atlanta's third preseason tilt would figure to be the most useful one for him to be involved in. As a result, his status should continue to be tracked in the upcoming week.

Lee Smith (ankle) was active for last Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals.


Smith, who was plagued by an ankle injury for most of last season, served as one of the team's reserve tight ends Saturday and caught one pass for six yards. He's expected to play behind both Jared Cook and Clive Walford this season in Oakland.

Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) will play in Sunday's preseason game against the Steelers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.


McKinley has slowly increased his practice reps and is apparently ready to go for the Falcons' second preseason game Sunday. The Falcons' 2017 first-round pick is expected to shore up their defensive front, and could possibly push for a starting role.

Jon Feliciano (knee) has returned to practice, Eddie Paskal of the Raiders' official site reports.


Feliciano was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list to open up training camp after suffering a knee injury during OTAs, but it appears, for the most part, he has put it behind him. Feliciano is expected to serve as the team's backup center this season.

Kelvin Sheppard signed with the Bears on Friday.


Sheppard most recently spent his sixth NFL season with the Giants, where he started 11 games and recorded 50 tackles. He had his best professional year in 2015 when he recorded 105 tackles for the Dolphins. He'll now fight for a spot among Chicago's linebacking core on their final roster.

Ryan Langford signed a contract with the Cardinals on Friday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.


Langford attended Texans training camp in 2016, but has been out of the NFL since his release last August. The 24-year-old is likely a depth piece as the Cardinals are currently dealing with a flurry of injuries at inside linebacker.

Kenny Bell was waived/injured by the Ravens on Friday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.


Bell is dealing with a hamstring injury that has kept him sidelined for over two weeks now, and he was waived Friday to make room for veteran center Jeremy Zuttah. Should Bell clear waivers, he'll likely be reverted back to the Ravens' injured reserve, where he won't count against the team's 90-man limit.

Marquis Bundy was waived by the Cardinals on Friday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.


Bundy had five receptions for 73 yards across the Cardinals' two preseason games. The 23-year-old spent the final six games of 2016 on Arizona's active roster but did not play, and was a member of the practice squad prior to his promotion.

Jeremy Zuttah (leg) signed a two-year deal with the Ravens on Friday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.


With the Ravens' offensive line plagued with both injuries and inexperience, the team looked to veteran center Jeremy Zuttah, who was recently released by the 49ers after being traded from Baltimore last March. Zuttah brings experience and familiarity to the Ravens offensive unit.