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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan will not inform players who are being cut today as part of 75-man cutdown until after practice. "For no better term, we're gonna use this -- we can practice today -- I guess we'll use guys as cannon fodder, if you will," he said. "But that's not really the case. I mean, it is the case, but it's also, if there is an injury or something like that, then you have your whole roster to choose from. But obviously we have a plan in place for letting guys go."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Edgar Bennett will call the plays Thursday night vs. KC. He typically lets the offensive coordinator do that in the preseason finale. "Just an opportunity for Edgar," McCarthy said. "As an assistant coach, you wish you had the opportunity to do it for real. Also, it gives me a chance to focus on the personnel for the game."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett said Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee is dealing with a knee injury but the team doesn't believe it is something that will keep him out of the season opener. Lee had an MRI on Monday and has not practiced since playing vs. Seattle.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens CB Shareece Wright and LB Elvis Dumervil are new absences at Tuesday's practice. Ravens CB Lardarius Webb, RB Buck Allen and C Jeremy Zuttah returned to practice. TE Dennis Pitta, TE Maxx Williams, NT Brandon Williams, G John Urschel, S Kendrick Lewis, CB Jerraud Powers and LB Za'Darius Smith all remain out.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short is not at practice again. Coach Ron Rivera said on Monday that Short was "sore" from Friday's preseason game against New England. If Short doesn't practice today it will be three straight he has missed. The first two Carolina was installing the game plan for the Sept.8 opener at Denver.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Sounds like Packers receiver Jeff Janis will practice with the club cast again today. "We want to gather information on him playing with it," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "Just give Jeff a chance to compete and there's still some things he can do."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

No sign of punter Mike Scifres. Panthers likely to reach an Injury settlement with him after trading with Cleveland for Andy Lee. No sign of wide receiver LaRon Byrd, safety Trenton Robinson or defensive end Rakim Cox. All three could be placed on injured reserve if the team chooses to do that to get to 75 by 4 p.m. today. Carolina has four moves to make.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Panthers punter Andy Lee continues to wear No. 8 as a tribute to his late daughter, Madeline. Lee made the switch from his traditional No.4 to 8 last year after being traded from San Francisco to Cleveland. He did it to honor the memory of Madeline, who lived only eight days in January before dying of complications after her birth. He chose 8 at Carolina after the Panthers acquired him in a trade on Monday.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins DT Earl Mitchell said he's making progress from his calf injury and would be surprised if he isn't ready for Week 1 of the regular season.

Siemian: Panthers rematch will be ‘tremendous challenge’

QB Trevor Siemian describes the Broncos' upcoming Super Bowl rematch against the Panthers and MVP Cam Newton to be a tremendous challenge.


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Rex Ryan believes that all coaches are in favor of eliminating the 75-man cutdown, which comes today at 4 p.m. and prevents some players on the roster bubble from competing in the fourth preseason game. The Redskins have proposed such a change to the NFL's bylaws for at least the past three league meetings, but it has not been passed.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Billings has been placed on IR. Brandon Thompson goes on regular season PUP, Mario Alford has been waived/injured. Jonathan Brown has been waived from IR

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

DT Sheldon Day back at practice today for the Jaguars. He had missed more than three weeks with a back injury. DT Roy Miller (quad) still out. Looked like WR Allen Hurns has a rest day.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have placed Corey Fuller and Brandon Pettigrew on PUP reserve to start the season and have waived CB Brandon McGee to get down to 75 players.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Whitworth on released WR Brandon Tate, the Bengals all-time leading kick returner: "He was a pro's pro and will be missed."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

How much time will Tony Romo miss with a compression fracture in his back? Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones to 105.3 The Fan in Dallas: "I don't know and don't know that anybody does," Jones said. "But it's quite a range there, four to six, six to eight, eight to (10)." Yet coach Jason Garrett has yet to even rule Romo out of the season opener against the New York Giants.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals WR Brandon Tate has been released, according to a source.

Steve Spurrier on life after football

Steve Spurrier stops by SportsCenter to talk about his life after retiring from coaching and what he misses the most.


Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said Saints plan to play their starters in first quarter of Thursday's preseason finale, and it sounds like that includes QB Drew Brees, who hasn't played in preseason finale since 2006. That shows how eager Saints are to get some momentum going after a sloppy 0-3 start to this preseason.