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Daryl Richardson (concussion) did positional drills while wearing a non-contact jersey at Thursday's practice, NJ.com reports.

Impact

Richardson was the third back to enter the second preseason game, ahead of Zac Stacy, but quickly was forced from the game with the concussion. It would appear that he and Stacy are competing for the third running back role on the team. With the Jets expected to keep fullback Tommy Bohanon, they're likely to only carry three running backs on the regular season roster. Based on his practice participation, he's likely doubtful for Saturday's game against the Giants.

Shaquelle Evans (back) is expected to play Saturday against the Giants, the team's website reports.

Impact

After entering last week's preseason game as the fourth receiver, Evans was forced from the game with a back injury. His quick turnaround helps his chances to compete for a role in the Jets' offense, which it appears will use many multi-receiver sets this season.

Charles Tillman left Friday's preseason game with an illness, the Charlotte Observer's Joe Person reports.

Impact

He was apparently puking on the sideline Friday, but odds are the illness is not something that will affect Tillman's status for the start of the regular season.

Chris Owusu (concussion) is expected to play Saturday against the Giants, the team's website reports.

Impact

Owusu is competing for the slot receiver role primarily with Quincy Enunwa and Jeremy Kerley. His usage and performance in this preseason game could go a long way toward determining the role he'll start the season with.

Jeremy Kerley (concussion) is expected to miss Saturday's game against the Giants, the team's website reports.

Impact

Kerley is in a battle to hold onto the role he held last year as the Jets' third receiver, but his absence certainly won't help his cause. In the previous preseason games, he's seen most of his reps with the second-team offense. Although he's competing with multiple players for a prominent role, Quincy Enunwa has been getting the most preseason playing time with the first-team offense.

Muhammad Wilkerson (hamstring) is expected to play Saturday against the Giants, the team's website reports.

Impact

Great news for Wilkerson here, as he now appears to easily be on track to start week 1. It's highly unlikely the team would risk putting him on the field in a meaningless game unless he was fully healthy. The team will need him desperately with Sheldon Richardson (suspension) expected to miss at least the first four games of the season.

De'Anthony Thomas (calf) will miss his second straight preseason game Friday against the Titans, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

Impact

Thomas suffered the injury in the preseason game against the Cardinals two weeks ago, and it will cost he hasn't returned to practice since. He made the switch to wide receiver in the offseason, and entered camp with a legitimate shot at earning a spot as the Chiefs' slot receiver. However, all the missed time may have cost him that. Nobody has really stood out though, so a return to practice soon and a strong showing late in camp could keep him in contention for some snaps on Sundays.

Per the team's official site, "upon further review by neuropsychologists," Robert Griffin (head) will sit out Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens and is in line to be rested one-to-two weeks before returning to action.

Impact

Previous reports had indicated that QB had been cleared to play, but Griffin will be held out Saturday and based on the timetable presented, it's possible that his Week 1 status could be impacted. On the team's posted depth chart, Kirk Cousins is currently listed as Washington's No. 2 signal-caller, followed by Colt McCoy in the No. 3 slot. The team has yet to announce a starter for Saturday's contest.

Devin Funchess (hamstring) is among the Panthers who will sit out Friday's preseason game against the Patriots, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Impact

Funchess returned practice this week, so his absence Friday is presumably precautionary in nature. The Panthers' second-rounder now appears poised to play a major role in the team's passing offense, in the wake of Kelvin Benjamin's season-ending injury.

Julian Edelman (ankle) wasn't spotted on the field with the Patriots' wideouts in advance of Friday's preseason game against the Panthers, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

Impact

Edelman's limited practice participation this week foreshadowed his absence Friday, but the fact that he is back at practice, in any capacity, bodes well for his Week 1 availability.

The Texans have released Stevie Brown, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

Assuming that Brown is not dealing with any injury concerns at this time, he should catch on with another team looking to add depth at safety.

Calvin Johnson is not slated to play in Friday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

Impact

There's no injury in play here, rather the Lions are simply playing it safe with their star wideout, in order to avoid necessary injury risk. With Johnson sitting on Friday, Corey Fuller is slated to start in his place.

Dez Bryant (hamstring) will likely sit out the Cowboys' remaining two preseason games, the Star-Telegram reports.

Impact

Bryant has been limited throughout training camp since suffering a hamstring strain toward the beginning of this month. That ailment kept him out of the Cowboys' first two preseason games and could very well prevent him from being risked in Dallas' remaining pair of exhibition tilts as well. Nonetheless, Bryant is expected to be full speed for Week 1 of the regular season and by sitting out the preseason slate, he should be eager as ever for some live action.

Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will not play in either of the Texans' remaining two preseason games, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

Clowney recently returned to practice following last year's microfracture knee surgery. While the former No. 1 overall pick has participated in full team and individual drills, the Texans are still holding him out of contact work for the time being, and he won't be risked in relatively meaningless preseason game action. Nonetheless, Clowney is expected to be ready to play once Week 1 of the regular season rolls around.

Chris Matthews (shoulder) returned to practice Thursday.

Impact

Matthews sprained the AC joint in his shoulder during Seattle's first preseason game, but upon his return to practice Thursday, Matthews could be ready to play in next week's exhibition finale. Should that transpire, the towering wideout would figure to be close to full speed by the time the regular season starts.

Clive Walford (undisclosed) is currently without a timetable for his return, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Impact

Walford has participated in merely two practices this preseason due to a prior hamstring injury and now an undisclosed ailment. Although he was able to suit up for one of Oakland's preseason tilts, the rookie third-rounder has still fallen behind in his early development, opening more reps for Brian Leonhardt and Gabe Holmes behind starter Mychal Rivera at tight end for the Raiders.

Jay Ajayi (hamstring) returned to practice earlier this week.

Impact

Ajayi missed the Dolphins' first two preseason games while recovering from a hamstring ailment, but returned for Tuesday's practice this week. While that time out has put Ajayi behind schedule in terms of on-field reps, the rookie will hopefully be able to get his first live action during Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

Justin Hunter's felony charge for malicious wounding during an incident last month has been reduced to a misdemeanor for assault and battery, The Tennessean reports.

Impact

Hunter was arrested earlier this offseason in his home state of Virginia for his reported involvement in a fight that occurred July 3. After posting $25,000 bond, Hunter has participated throughout Titans training camp, but will stand trial Tuesday on his reduced charges. Once a verdict is reached, more will be known about Hunter's immediate availability for this season.

Chris Johnson (hamstring) is considered a game day decision ahead of Sunday's preseason game against the Raiders.

Impact

Johnson had been sidelined by a slight hamstring ailment for a week prior to his return to practice Friday. While he's unlikely to play long if cleared for Sunday's preseason game, it would at least be good for Johnson to receive some full-speed snaps with his new team. Nonetheless, the running back's status won't be determined until closer to kickoff.

Jeremy Butler is on the roster bubble, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

If he does make the team, Butler will likely just be fifth or sixth on the depth chart, with a role on special teams coverage units his primary contribution. The 2014 UDFA spent last season on injured reserve, then reportedly had an excellent offseason, but he hasn't made a strong impression at training camp.