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Brittan Golden was signed to the Cardinals' practice squad Sunday, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Impact

Released by the Cardinals in their final round of cuts Saturday, Golden will stick around as depth for a squad that boasts five wideouts heading into Week 1. In four preseason contests, he gathered in 18 balls (on 28 targets) for 129 yards and no scores. If he's activated at some point this year, his contributions will likely be contained to special teams, after recording two solo tackles during the exhibition season.

Josh Boyce has been added to the Patriots' practice squad, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Impact

The 2013 fourth-rounder is thus an injury away from potentially rejoining the Patriots' wideout mix after not being included on the team's 53-man roster heading into Week 1.

Terrance West will enter Week 1 strictly as Ben Tate's backup following an underwhelming preseason, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "There were some times where [West] made plays, and then he made rookie mistakes some other times," coach Mike Pettine said of the rookie's preseason performance.

Impact

West entered camp looking to cut significantly into the workload of starter Ben Tate, but so far, he's been unable to make a major impression. The rookie collected just 83 yards on 31 preseason carries (2.7) average, and failed to get into the end zone a single time over four exhibition games. Even if West was unable to crack the starting lineup, it was originally likely that he may see work on third down, or at least crack 5-to-10 carries per game. This no longer appears to be the case, however, as Pettine seemed to give Tate his full vote of confidence Sunday in the Akron Beacon Journal. It appears West simply needs a bit more time to get comfortable in Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme, which doesn't bode well for his fantasy prospects in the early part of the season. West remains an intriguing sleeper due to Ben Tate's injury history (missed eight games over the past three seasons), but don't count on getting much fantasy production from the rookie out of the gates.

Brandin Cooks is listed as the third-string receiver, behind both Marques Colston and Nick Toon, on the Saints' initial depth chart, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Impact

There's no need to panic here, as the depth chart lists only two wide receiver positions, and Cooks is expected to operate primarily out of the slot in his rookie season when the Saints frequently line up in three-receiver sets. Cooks still has tremendous upside in the Saints' explosive offense, but there's reason for concern given the typically steep rookie learning curve and the veteran receivers populating the Saints' depth chart, including Colston, Kenny Stills (quad), Toon, and even Joseph Morgan.

Clay Harbor (calf) didn't practice Monday, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Impact

Per coach Gus Bradley, Harbor likely won't play Sunday against the Eagles, leaving newcomer Mickey Shuler in line to serve as Marcedes Lewis' top backup in Week 1.

Joseph Morgan is listed as the backup to Kenny Stills (quadriceps) in the Saints' initial depth chart, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Impact

Morgan had an excellent preseason, recapturing some of the form that made him a feared deep threat in the latter portion of 2012, while also showing off improved intermediate route-running abilities. As such, the latest depth chart confirms that Morgan, not Nick Toon, is the most likely beneficiary if Stills was to miss the start of the regular season with the quad injury he aggravated in the third preseason game.

Coach Mike Pettine indicated Sunday that he's comfortable using Ben Tate as a third-down back, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Impact

Tate is "probably the guy you can trust the most right now," according to Pettine, who also praised the back for his pass-catching ability out of the backfield, an essential skill if he's going to see the field on third down. Tate caught a career-best 34 passes last season with Houston, and it's an area of his game that he continues to refine. Heading into camp, rookie back Terrance West was expected to threaten some of Tate's workload, but after a lackluster preseason, it looks as if the job is unquestionably Tate's. Heading into Week 1, look for Tate to be the Browns' every-down back.

Nick Toon is listed as the backup to Marques Colston on the Saints' initial depth chart, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Impact

Though technically ahead of rookie Brandin Cooks on the depth chart, Toon is essentially a Colston clone with his superior size and athleticism, so it makes sense that he would fall behind Colston on the depth chart. Expect Cooks to see more time playing out of the slot, with Toon's fantasy value more directly tied to Colston's health.

Greg Olsen (personal) returned to practice Monday, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Impact

With Olsen, who was away from the team last week following his son's heart surgery, back at practice, the tight end appears on track to suit up for the Panthers' season opener against the Bucs on Sunday.

Austin Johnson has made the Saints' 53-man roster, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Impact

Johnson made the most of his opportunity this preseason, even catching a short touchdown pass in the third exhibition contest, with expected starter Eric Lorig limited most of training camp with a leg injury. Though Johnson is listed behind Lorig on the Saints' initial depth chart, he could see some playing time early in the year if Lorig suffers a setback in his recovery. Fullbacks have typically vultured a few touchdowns in the Saints' offense, so Johnson could have some value in extremely touchdown-heavy leagues.

Sammy Watkins (ribs) is practicing with the team Monday.

Impact

Watkins was knocked out of the team's final preseason game Thursday after taking a shot to his previously injured rib area. The team claimed it wasn't as serious as it initially looked, and Monday's practice participation is a good sign the rookie might be able to make his pro debut this week in Chicago.

Stephen Hill is working out for the Panthers on Monday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Impact

Though he was unable to establish a role with the Jets this preseason, Carolina could be a good spot for Hill to get a fresh start, with not much proven depth behind the team's top trio of wideouts, Kelvin Benjamin, Jerricho Cotchery, and Jason Avant.

Stephon Gilmore (groin) is back practicing with the team Monday.

Impact

After a rough preseason, Gilmore appears like he'll be ready to go for opening week in Chicago, where he's expected to start across from Leodis McKelvin. Corey Graham will be the capable third corner in what looks to be a pretty deep group.

Scott Chandler (knee) is back practicing with the team Monday.

Impact

All signs point to Chandler being able to go Week 1 after missing the final preseason game against Detroit. He probably won't get as many catches as the NFL's top tight ends in this offense, but he and receiver Mike Williams are probably the team's top two red-zone targets.

Wes Welker (concussion) participated in individual drills at Monday morning's practice, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.

Impact

Meanwhile, the Denver Post suggests that if all goes well, Welker – who suffered a concussion on Aug. 23 – could be cleared to participate fully in practice by Wednesday or Thursday. Such a scenario would put the wideout on pace to play in the team's season opener Sunday night against the Colts.

Rob Gronkowski (knee) indicated that he has the green light to play in the Patriots' regular season opener against the Dolphins on Sunday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Impact

Gronkowski noted Monday that he feels "mentally and physically ready, for sure." We'll continue to monitor the tight end's status in the coming days, but assuming no setbacks, it looks like he'll be a go in Week 1. Assuming that's the case, it remains to be seen how extensively the Patriots are inclined to use him out of the gate, but for his part, Gronkowski acknowledged that he is, "definitely not [playing] every single snap," while adding that the plan is to "just get out there, get my feet wet, whatever we game plan this week, will be good."

Coach Tom Coughlin indicated Monday that he doubts Odell Beckham (hamstring) will practice this week, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.

Impact

Moreover, Coughlin indicated that the wideout may "be a couple, three weeks away." In any case, it looks like it will be a while before Beckham – the 12th overall pick in May's draft – will help out owners. For the time being, the Giants' wideout corps will be led by Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle,and Jerrel Jernigan.

Marion Grice has been waived by the Chargers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Impact

The sixth-round draft pick was beat out for the Chargers' No. 4 running back job by Branden Oliver, but assuming Grice clears waivers, he'll be a candidate for San Diego's practice squad.

The Bills reached an injury settlement with Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and have released him, the team's official site reports.

Impact

As a result, Moeaki, who the Bills had placed on IR, will be eligible to catch on with another team, once his health is reestablished.

Odell Beckham (hamstring) continued to work on the side with Giants trainers during Monday's practice, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.

Impact

The report suggests that Beckham is unlikely to play in Week 1, though we'll get a better indication of his status once the team's official injury/practice participation reports are released later in the week. Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle are thus on track to start at wideout for the Giants in Monday's regular season opener against the Lions.