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Kyle Williams (shoulder) was released by the Chiefs on Monday, B.J. Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Impact

Williams was placed on injured reserve after a shoulder injury knocked him out of the final preseason game. The Chiefs decided to release him rather than keep him on IR for the remainder of the season.

Richard Gordon was released by the Chiefs on Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Impact

Gordon was kept on as the fourth tight end, but was in a vulnerable position because of it. His spot was taken by Damion Square, who the Chiefs claimed off waivers.

Coach Tom Coughlin got annoyed at reporters asking questions about Odell Beckham's hamstring injury Monday and indicated the rookie wideout could miss 2-3 weeks, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Impact

It's hard to tell how precise Coughlin was being because he was ranting about his annoyance at the situation, but it's clear Beckham is almost a lock to miss Week 1, and we wouldn't count on him for Weeks 2 or 3, either.

After practicing Monday, Sammy Watkins (ribs) feels confident about his chances of playing this week, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said the rookie, "I feel just about normal. I had a great practice (Monday). I felt normal. It felt pretty good out there … I'm hoping I'm going to be out there on the field playing, getting reps with the guys and go out there and try to fight for a win."

Impact

Watkins may have to wear a flak jacket, but it sounds like he stands a very good chance of playing his first regular season game this week, where he's expected to be a starter right off the bat.

Jeromey Clary underwent a second hip surgery about a week ago and could miss the entire season, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Impact

Clary has gone under the knife twice in the last three months to repair his hip and he also had a a procedure on his shoulder in February. Although the Physically Unable to Perform list contains a wide window in which a player can be activated and return to the field, it seems possible that Clary will not be able to play this year. With this being the last year of his current contract, Clary may have played his last game as a Charger. Johnnie Troutman worked at right guard this preseason and is expected to start in the veteran's place.

Jarvis Jones is confident he can rise to the expectations of his team this season, a belief that is shared by head coach Mike Tomlin, according to Steelers.com. "I expect (Jones), and I expect us, to continually get better even as we push through opening day and into this season," said Tomlin.

Impact

Jones played in 14 games in his rookie season, but the Steelers will need him to produce more than the one sack he managed in 2013. As a result, he is expected to do less "freelancing" this season, working within the structure of the defense. The result could lead to a significant increase in sacks, making Jones fantasy relevant in IDP leagues.

Derek Carr has been confirmed by the Raiders as their primary starter, Bill Williamson of ESPN Oakland reports.

Impact

Carr was announced as the Week 1 starter earlier on Monday, and this announcement further cements his role. According to the report, Carr will be the presumed starter for every game, as Raiders' coach Dennis Allen doesn't intend for this to be a week-to-week decision. This means that the originally presumed starter, Matt Schaub, will be delegated to backup duties until Carr's play dictates otherwise. However, the way it sounds, Carr would have to string together several weeks in a row of poor play to make Allen reconsider.

Christine Michael (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Curtis Crabtree of the Associated Press reports.

Impact

Michael missed the Seahawks' preseason finale Friday and continues to be evaluated. While he's considered questionable at this point, sitting out practice three days before the opener versus Green Bay does not bode well for his status. If he's active Thursday, he'll likely have minimal impact.

Cooper Helfet (knee) did not practice Monday, Curtis Crabtree of the Associated Press reports.

Impact

Helfet continues to work back from a knee injury, and his status for Thursday's opener against the Packers remains up in the air. In three preseason games, Helfet caught three balls for 38 yards.

Demetri Goodson (concussion) did not practice Monday, Curtis Crabtree of the Associated Press reports.

Impact

Goodson's status for Thursday's opener remains in question, but at this point it does not appear he'll be ready to play. Green Bay selected the rookie out of Baylor in the sixth round of May's draft.

Brad Jones (quad) was limited in practice Monday, Curtis Crabtree of the Associated Press reports.

Impact

Jones continues to work back from the quad injury that kept him out of the Packers' final preseason game against the Chiefs. Jones is expected to be ready for Thursday's season opener, though the team has not officially confirmed his status.

Brandon Bostick (leg) did not practice Monday, Curtis Crabtree of the Associated Press reports.

Impact

Bostick suffered a slight fracture to his right fibula about a week-and-a-half ago and continues to recover. The team hasn't provided many updates, but it's very unlikely he suits up for the regular season opener Thursday in Seattle.

Letroy Guion (hamstring) is slated to start at nose tackle in place of B.J. Raji (biceps), Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Impact

Raji's torn biceps has opened the door for Guion, an offseason addition in free agency, to nab a starting gig. While defensive coordinator Dom Capers said that other players will help cover the void, the uptick in snaps should help Guion produce more than the 24.3 tackles that he averaged in the previous three seasons with the Vikings.

Matt Schaub (elbow) returned to practice Monday, Scott Bair of CSN California reports.

Impact

Less than an hour after word leaked of Schaub losing the starting quarterback job to Derek Carr, the veteran fit in his first activity since last Wednesday. Schaub even lined up and completed a short pass, according to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune, which doesn't exactly infer that his health has improved much. Nonetheless, Schaub has little chance to regain relevance in the first few weeks, barring a sudden downturn in Carr's play.

Micheal Spurlock will serve as the Bears' kick and punt returner to begin the season, Chicago Tribune reports.

Impact

Spurlock didn't exactly make the Bears forget his predecessor, Devin Hester, after taking five punts for nine combined yards as well as kickoff returns of 18 and 19 yards during the preseason. As such, coach Marc Trestman intimated that Spurlock's hold on the jobs isn't secure, especially after fellow newcomer Santonio Holmes ripped off a 30-yard punt return in the fourth exhibition. Additionally, Rashad Ross resides on the practice squad as a specialist who produced kickoff returns of 22, 27, 37, and 42 in three preseason games with Washington. In any case, though, Spurlock holds down the Bears' return spots for now.

Derek Carr will start Sunday against the Jets, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.

Impact

The team reconvened Monday to begin its Week 1 preparations, and coach Dennis Allen informed his players that the club will indeed make the switch from Matt Schaub (elbow) to Carr. With Schaub held out of the Raiders' final preseason game due to elbow inflammation, Carr stepped in and completed 11-of-13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns against Seattle, sparking a sense of excitement among the fanbase. Oakland had been dead set on starting Schaub after acquiring him via trade in the offseason, but just like with Matt Flynn last season, injury and ineffectiveness necessitated a chance and it's no guarantee Schaub will earn the job back at any point.

Matt Schaub (elbow) has been usurped by rookie Derek Carr for the Week 1 start Sunday at the Jets, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.

Impact

Schaub's bout with a sore elbow hindered his ability to stake much of a claim to the gig, while Derek Carr shined against mostly second- and third-stringers. Carr concluded the preseason by completing 11-of-13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns, which was seemingly enough to surpass Schaub, the veteran.

Justice Cunningham was placed on injured reserve Monday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Impact

There was no word of an injury afflicting the second-year tight end during the preseason, but the move opens up a 53-man roster spot for Case Keenum, who will act as the third quarterback to begin the 2014 campaign.

The Jets are hopeful that Antonio Allen (concussion) will be able to practice Tuesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN New York reports.

Impact

Allen suffered a concussion earlier in the preseason, and was wearing a red no-contact jersey at Friday's practice. It sounds like he should be back soon, though, and could start at corner Week 1 due to all the injuries in the Jets secondary.

Though coach Joe Philbin has yet to say whether Lamar Miller or Knowshon Moreno will start at running back for the Dolphins in advance of Week 1, Chris Perkins of the Sun Sentinel suggests that most think that Moreno will emerge as the starter, with Miller as the team's primary backup.

Impact

It's a notion echoed by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, with the Sun-Sentinel report suggesting that Moreno – who has recovered from a knee issue that gave Miller an initial edge in the competition – has been the more decisive runner of the two of late. While we still expect some form of time-share to be in effect out of the gate, based on Monday's speculative reports, the momentum may have tilted in Moreno's favor.