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Darrius Heyward-Bey survived final cuts, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Impact

Though he survived final cuts, Heyward-Bey faces an uphill battle to obtain fantasy relevance. He'll likely be competing with Justin Brown and Martavis Bryant (shoulder) for the few targets that are left over after Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Lance Moore (undisclosed) eat their fill.

Myles White was released by the Packers on Saturday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Impact

White was active for seven games in 2013, yet only accumulated nine catches (on 12 targets) for 66 yards. He's practice-squad eligible, though, and could very well find himself back in Green Bay.

Matt Simms has been released by the Jets, NJ.com reports.

Impact

Simms was never expected to be anything more than the third quarterback, and the Jets ultimately opted to keep just two signal-callers, Geno Smith and Mike Vick. Should Smith or Vick suffer an injury, Simms will likely get the first call. He's also a candidate for the practice squad.

Dominique Franks has been released by the Ravens, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

Franks was competing for the fourth or fifth cornerback spot, but his fate may have been sealed once the Ravens signed Derek Cox, who was also released Saturday but is expected to re-sign with the team.

Derek Cox was released by the Ravens on Saturday, but the transaction is considered procedural, as he's expected to re-sign with the team before Week 1, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

Signed by the Ravens earlier in the week, Cox has now been released by three teams this year, after signing a four-year, $20 million contract with the Chargers last offseason. In any case, it appears he's finally found a home, though he'll likely just be the fourth or fifth cornerback upon rejoining the Ravens. Cox could perhaps be worth a glance in deeper IDP leagues, if Lardarius Webb (back) and Jimmy Smith (chest) both fail to make it back for Week 1 against the Bengals.

Brandon Bolden has retained his spot on the Patriots' roster, csnne.com reports.

Impact

With Jonas Gray and Roy Finch having been cut Saturday, Bolden will stick around as a reserve back in a backfield that also rosters Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and James White. Heading into the season, it's a scenario that puts Bolden a break or two away from fantasy lineup consideration.

DeMarcus Lawrence (broken foot) will be placed on IR/designated to return, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Impact

Lawrence broke his foot at the end of July, and he was given a recovery timetable of 8-to-12 weeks. He can now officially be ruled out through the first eight games of the season, but the Cowboys' decision to use non-season-ending IR indicates that the team still hopes for a contribution from the rookie. While it's hard to imagine Lawrence emerging as anything close to an every-down player this season, there's always some chance that other injuries could eventually force him into such a role.

Phillip Tanner has been released by the Cowboys, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Impact

A reserve running back for the Cowboys the past few seasons, Tanner was brought back at the end of the preseason after being released by the Colts. He never really had a shot to make the Dallas roster, and he doesn't figure to register a touch in the NFL this season, unless the Cowboys suffer multiple injuries at running back, in which case they'd likely give the familiar face a call.

Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, James White and Brandon Bolden are the four running backs retained by the Patriots on their 53-man roster, csnne.com reports.

Impact

Despite some speculation that Ridley could be a candidate to be a surprise cut, he was retained by the team and as long as he is able to avoid fumbling issues, he's in line to team up with Vereen (a capable pass-catcher out of the backfield) in the New England offense, with White and returnee Brandon Bolden on hand as reserves. While Vereen remains a viable option in PPR formats, it remains to be seen how many carries the Patriots plan to hand him. In Ridley's case, as long as he is able take adequate care of the football, he remains a candidate for both early-down and goal-line work.

Marcus Thigpen has been released by the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Kept around for his contributions in the return game, Thigpen did himself no favors by muffing a punt in the Dolphins' final preseason contest. After notching a pair of return touchdowns as a 26-year-old rookie in 2012, Thigpen averaged just 7.8 yards per punt return and 22.5 yards per kick return last season, making him one of the least effective return specialists in the league. His role on offense was always minimal, as he has just nine receptions and seven carries through two seasons. Jarvis Landry will likely return punts for Miami, while Landry, Damian Williams and Damien Williams – yes, two different people – are all candidates to return kicks.

Ryan Mallett remains on the Patriots' 53-man roster following the team's roster cuts announced on Saturday, the Boston Globe reports.

Impact

Whether Mallett or Jimmy Garoppolo are viewed as the team's No. 2 QB, neither will possess any fantasy value in re-draft formats as long as starter Tom Brady is healthy. Meanwhile, we suppose that the Patriots could still consider dealing Mallett before the NFL trade deadline, that is, if the right offer comes their way.

Leonard Hankerson has been placed on the reserve/PUP list, which rules him out for the first six weeks of the season, CSN Washington reports.

Impact

Even if healthy, Hankerson would likely be no higher than fifth on the depth chart, with Pierre Garcon, Jackson and Andre Roberts locked in as the top three wideouts. A bunch of different things could happen by Week 7, but there's no guarantee Hankerson will even suit up for the Redskins this season, as the team may eventually opt for an injury settlement or outright release.

MarQueis Gray has been released by the Browns, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Impact

A quarterback and wide receiver in college, Gray was competing for a roster spot in Cleveland as a tight end and fullback. He brings an interesting array of skills to the table, but doesn't seem to be particularly good at any one thing. If he draws interest from other teams, it will likely be as a reserve fullback/tight end. Last season, he got a few touches as a wildcat quarterback, but only caught two passes on nine targets.

Lavar Edwards has been traded to the Cowboys for an undisclosed draft pick.

Impact

He'll supply Dallas with depth on the defensive line.

As expected, Anthony Spencer was removed from the PUP list Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Impact

Though he isn't expected to play in the Cowboys' opener, Spencer has a shot to make it back within the first six weeks of the season, something he couldn't have done had the team left him on the PUP list. He underwent microfracture surgery on his knee in October, and there's no guarantee that he'll play at a high level upon returning.

Kyle Williams (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve, the Chiefs' official site reports.

Impact

An injury settlement may be coming, as Williams was merely competing for one of the final roster spots before hurting his shoulder in Thursday's preseason finale.

Tyler Bray (knee/ankle) has been placed on injured reserve, the Chiefs' official site reports.

Impact

With Bray out for the season, Aaron Murray is set to serve as the No. 3 quarterback, behind Alex Smith and Chase Daniel.

Cairo Santos has beaten out Ryan Succop for the Chiefs' kicking job, the team's official site reports.

Impact

Succop's contract likely played a role in the decision, but regardless, Santos will open the season as Kansas City's kicker. As an unproven kicker attached to a seemingly mediocre offense, Santos should go unowned in most leagues, though he does start the year with a friendly matchup against the Titans.

Ryan Succop was released by the Chiefs on Saturday, the team's official site reports.

Impact

Succop had a solid preseason, but he still lost the kicking battle to rookie Cairo Santos. Though he isn't one of the league's better kickers, Succop kept a job with one team for five seasons, and thus figures to draw interest around the league from kicker-needy teams.

Vincent Brown (calf) is a week away from reaching 100 percent health, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Impact

After missing all but two days of the preseason due to a strained calf, Brown was waived/injured Saturday by the Chargers, with the hope that he'll clear waivers. If not, he's seemingly close to receiving a clean bill of health and could be active as early as Week 1, wherever he lands.