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The NFLPA officially filed an appeal Tuesday on behalf of Ray Rice against the indefinite suspension levied on him by the NFL, Albert Breer of NFL.com reports.

Impact

Since Rice was already suspended for two games by the NFL prior to his release from the Ravens, he'll appeal on the basis that he's being punished twice for the same domestic assault charge. Given the unprecedented nature of this type of appeal, it's uncertain how things may play out from here or how long it might take to reach a resolution. Even if Rice is ultimately reinstated, it would still seem unlikely that he would end up playing this season, given the PR nightmare his signing would almost certainly create for a team.

Jon Beason (toe) is expected to miss a few weeks of action, at the very least, Newsday's Tom Rock reports.

Impact

After aggravating the foot injury that sidelined him for much of the spring and summer, Beason is set to visit a foot specialist in Charlotte later this week for a clearer diagnosis on his condition. The Giants are hoping that the issue will clear up for the linebacker after a few weeks of rest, but there's a possibility he could require season-ending surgery. Mark Herzlich stepped in at middle linebacker after Beason left Sunday's contest and will likely receive the first opportunity to replace him in the starting lineup.

Michael Johnson (ankle) was limited in Tuesday's practice, the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Impact

After sitting out in Week 2, Johnson's return is an encouraging sign for the Buccaneers' pass rush heading into Thursday's contest in Atlanta. With Gerald McCoy sidelined due to a broken hand and William Gholston limited in practice due to a shoulder injury, Johnson would represent one of the defense's true threats to Matt Ryan after tallying 21 sacks during the past three seasons (47 games). Nevertheless, Johnson's availability may remain in question until a short time before Thursday's kickoff.

Doug Martin (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Impact

Martin was able to practice with the first-team offense, but his reps were predictably capped, leaving his status murky heading into Thursday's divisional matchup in Atlanta. Even if the Buccaneers deem Martin active in Week 3, Bobby Rainey performed so well this past Sunday (22 rushes for 144 yards and three receptions for 30 yards) that Martin may only see a limited snap count, if he even plays at all.

Victor Butler signed with the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Impact

Butler was cut by the Saints in training camp after he was slow to recover from an ACL tear that sidelined him all of last season. He'll provide the Cardinals with some depth at outside linebacker.

Arthur Jones (ankle) will likely miss 2-to-4 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

Impact

Tests taken Tuesday confirmed that Jones suffered a high-ankle sprain in Monday's loss to the Eagles. Barring any setbacks, he should resume playing sometime in October.

Danny Gorrer agreed to a contract with the Lions on Tuesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group reports.

Impact

Gorrer earned a roster spot with an "impressive" workout Tuesday. He will provide some cornerback depth for a Lions team that just placed Nevin Lawson (foot) on injured reserve.

Coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday the Bills are going to continue rotating their top three corners - Corey Graham, Stephon Gilmore, and Leodis McKelvin - during games provided all three are healthy, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Marrone, "All three (are starters). I'm not trying to play games. We've been rotating them from day one since they've been back. I keep saying the same thing. Everyone is trying to pin, 'Who are the two (starters)? Who are the two (starters)?' But we've got a pretty good deal going if we have three guys…I firmly believe, with the level that they're playing, that those three players will produce more than if it's just two."

Impact

Graham, whom the Bills signed via free agency this past offseason, actually has the most playing time of the three corners so far with 91 percent of the defensive snaps. That may go down a bit as Gilmore gets healthier, though Graham's strong play has at least earned him a share of the starting rotation. Through two games, Graham has 13 total tackles, six passes defensed, and an interception - not bad at all for a guy expected to be the No. 3 corner.

Coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday that the Bills are going to continue rotating their top three corners - Stephon Gilmore, Leodis McKelvin, and Corey Graham - during games, provided all three are healthy, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Marrone, "All three (are starters). I'm not trying to play games. We've been rotating them from day one since they've been back. I keep saying the same thing. Everyone is trying to pin, 'Who are the two (starters)? Who are the two (starters)?' But we've got a pretty good deal going if we have three guys…I firmly believe, with the level that they're playing, that those three players will produce more than if it's just two."

Impact

In Sunday's win over Miami - Gilmore's first action this season after missing Week 1 with a groin injury - Graham was on the field for 72 of 79 defensive plays, Gilmore for 53, and McKelvin for 33. It looks like - assuming full health for all three - Marrone will keep a regular rotation with the biggest share going to the one playing the best. This is a fantastic idea for the Bills, though it does give both Gilmore and McKelvin a slight IDP hit, as both were previously expected to be full-fledged starters.

Rashad Ross was promoted to the Bears' active roster Tuesday.

Impact

He will replace fellow receiver Chris Williams on the Bears' roster. Ross will be buried on the depth chart at wide receiver, but Bears GM Phil Emery likes his return ability, so he could see some action in that role.

Matthew Mulligan was released by the Bears on Tuesday.

Impact

Mulligan's release leaves the Bears with just one tight end, but apparently the team is not concerned. He has appeared in 65 NFL games, so he could get a look with a team looking for tight end depth.

Shaun Draughn was released by the Bears on Tuesday.

Impact

Draughn did not see any work in the Bears' first two games, and his release indicates the team is confident that Ka'Deem Carey can handle the backup duties behind Matt Forte.

James Anderson agreed to a contract with the Titans on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.

Impact

Anderson, who was released by the Patriots in late August, was signed to add linebacker depth with Zach Brown (shoulder) landing on injured reserve.

The Titans placed Zach Brown (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.

Impact

Tuesday's move was primarily procedural, as it had already been announced that Brown's season was over. The Titans signed fellow linebacker James Anderson to take Brown's place on the roster.

The Giants promoted Julian Talley to the active roster Tuesday, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.

Impact

Talley was added from the practice squad to take the roster spot of Jerrel Jernigan (foot), who was placed on injured reserve. He will slot in as the sixth receiver on the Giants' depth chart, or fifth if Odell Beckham (hamstring) is omitted. Either way, his fantasy impact will likely be minimal.

Antonio Cromartie recorded three tackles and a pass defensed during Sunday's victory versus the Giants in New York.

Impact

In Week 2, Cromartie rarely took a breather, taking the field for 70-of-72 defensive snaps, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. At some point in his first season in the Arizona desert, he'll almost certainly contribute in the interception column working opposite Patrick Peterson, but through two games, Cromartie has just six tackles (five solo) and no other counting stats. Nonetheless, Cromartie's track record – he's averaged three picks per season since picking off 10 in 2007 – should keep him in the hearts and minds of IDP owners for the time being.

The Giants placed Walter Thurmond (chest) on injured reserve Tuesday, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.

Impact

Thurmond underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn pectoral muscle that he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. He will need 3-to-4 months to recover from the procedure and will not play again this season. Linebacker Dan Fox was promoted from the practice squad to replace Thurmond on the active roster.

Jon Beason aggravated a foot injury in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.

Impact

It was originally reported that Beason suffered a toe injury in Sunday's game, but the Giants clarified his status Tuesday by announcing that he is dealing with a setback of a previous injury. Further details about Beason's status were unavailable, and he may still need to visit a foot specialist, so consider him questionable for Week 3 at this point.

The Giants placed Jerrel Jernigan (foot) on injured reserve Tuesday, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.

Impact

The nature of Jernigan's injury is uncertain, but it seems likely that it occurred in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. He will not need surgery to repair his "mid-foot sprain," but he is still facing a lengthy recovery timetable, and his season is officially over. Julian Talley was added from the practice squad to take Jernigan's spot on the roster.

Jerraud Powers totaled five tackles (four solo) during Sunday's victory against the Giants in New York.

Impact

Powers was fifth among Arizona defensive backs in snaps Sunday, lining up on 58-of-72 plays, according to FOX Sports 910 Phoenix. While he recorded his eighth career interception in Week 1, his status as a reserve cornerback keeps his IDP relevance in check.