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Chris Ivory (ribs) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game versus the Giants, the New York Daily News reports.

Impact

Ivory hurt his ribs during the Jets' preseason opener and was held out of the team's second exhibition outing last weekend as a precaution. He'll return this Saturday for the Jets' dress rehearsal, when the team's starters are slated to play the entire first half, as well as the first series of the second half. With that in mind, it will be worthwhile to monitor how Ivory, Chris Johnson, and possibly Bilal Powell split snaps within New York's first-team offense.

Michael Floyd (groin) is slated to return to practice Wednesday, the Cardinals' official site reports.

Impact

Coach Bruce Arians is more than displeased with some of his mainstays like Floyd taking residence in the training room, but groin concerns can linger, so it was likely the prudent approach to ensure the wideout avoided a setback. If he makes the requisite progress in drills this week, there's a possibility that Floyd will play in the Cardinals' third preseason outing, which normally affords starters about a half of play. In any case, he appears poised to be healthy once the regular season kicks off on Sept. 8 versus the Chargers.

Reggie Wayne (knee) is considered a game-time decision to play in Saturday's third preseason game, Colts.com reports.

Impact

Wayne has sat out Indianapolis' first pair of preseason games to rest his surgically-repaired knee. However, with Tuesday marking the veteran's first practice in full pads, he could feature Saturday to gain game experience before the regular season. Expect Wayne's status to be updated as kickoff approaches Saturday.

Drayton Florence was released by the Lions on Tuesday, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

Florence was signed earlier this month, but failed to impress during his short stint in Detroit. The 33-year-old will now hit the market after recording 26 tackles (19 solo) and two interceptions for the Panthers last season.

Alterraun Verner (hamstring) practiced Tuesday and expects to play in the team's preseason game against the Bills on Saturday, the Tampa Bay Tribune's Ira Kaufman reports.

Impact

If Verner plays in Saturday's preseason tilt, it will be his first game action in a Buccaneers uniform. He has been sidelined throughout training camp and missed two preseason games due to a lingering hamstring issue.

Brett Keisel is visiting with the Cardinals on Tuesday, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Keisel potentially signing with the Cardinals comes after defensive end Darnell Dockett suffered a torn ACL on Monday. Additionally, Keisel played under Arizona coach Bruce Arians from 2004-2011, when Arians was an assistant coach for the Steelers. In 12 games last season, the 36-year-old Keisel posted 29 tackles (20 solo) and four sacks.

Jerel Worthy (back) practiced Monday, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Worthy, a second-round pick in 2012, was acquired from the Packers last week. Assuming he can reprove his health, he'll provide the Patriots with some valuable defensive line depth.

Jay Feely nailed all four extra-point attempts but wasn't handed a field goal chance Saturday in Minnesota.

Impact

Scoring aside, Feely's roster spot is up for grabs due to his kickoffs, which have waned as the veteran has aged. He's implementing a longer run-up in order to get more power behind him, resulting in an average kickoff distance of 68.6 yards in his sole exhibition appearance, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. Thus, he's tallied no touchbacks versus Chandler Catanzaro's two, thereby hurting Feely's chances of landing the gig at the end of camp. Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Feely and Catanzaro could share kicking duties in Sunday's preseason contest versus the Bengals, adding another layer of pressure to the competition.

Mike James (shoulder) considers himself "day-to-day" to return to action, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Impact

James injured his shoulder during the Buccaneers' most recent preseason game. Although coach Lovie Smith previously stated James probably won't play this Saturday versus the Bills, the running back's day-to-day status offers more optimism. Additionally, with Charles Sims (ankle) currently out, James could benefit from added preseason snaps as he looks to solidify his slotting in Tampa Bay's crowded - yet injured - backfield.

Kellen Clemens completed 14 of 21 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's exhibition loss at Seattle and the Chargers are happy to have him as their backup, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Impact

The Bolts did not play many of their regulars for long in this game, but the solid performance by Clemens is notable because it appears that he will serve as a more than capable backup option to Philip Rivers this year and might actually be an upgrade over former No. 2, Charlie Whitehurst.

As expected, Manti Te'o (foot) missed Monday's practice and will not be available for Sunday's preseason game against the 49ers, but the injury is not thought to be as severe as the one that cost him five games last season, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Impact

This injury is completely unrelated to last year's, which occurred on the opposite foot, and Te'o thinks he has plenty of time to get healthy before the season opener. "Luckily it is the preseason," Te'o said. "Lucky we're early." While Te'o is out, the Chargers have a number of seasoned options to use in Kavell Conner, Reggie Walker and Andrew Gachkar.

Jarius Wright left Wednesday's practice with a sprained ankle, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Impact

The injury is likely minor, but worth monitoring because Wright could have a larger role early in the season with Jerome Simpson appealing a three-game suspension for a recent DUI arrest. If healthy, Wright could begin the season as the third receiver.

D.J. Hayden (foot) appears poised to begin this season on the PUP list, which would force him to miss Oakland's first six games, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Hayden's brief NFL career has been marred by injuries. Following abdomen surgery, as well as hamstring and groin problems during his rookie season, Hayden sprained his ankle this offseason and needed surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot just before training camp. As such, Hayden played only eight games last season and will begin his second year on the Raiders' PUP list. Although the 2013 12th overall pick has increased his workout activity of late, it sounds like Oakland is comfortable easing him back to action to ensure he's finally completely functional once he returns. If Hayden misses the start of the season, Tarell Brown and Carlos Rodgers would be the Raiders' starting cornerback duo.

Dom DeCicco was released by the Vikings, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Impact

DeCicco underwent hip surgery last week, so he likely got an injury settlement with the team.

Robert Blanton (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, but worked behind Chris Crocker for reps with the first-team defense at strong safety, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Impact

Blanton was the leader for the starting safety role early in camp before his hamstring injury. He may still have time to win the starting job if he can prove he's healthy in the final two preseason games.

Ras-I Dowling (groin) went through positional drills Tuesday, ESPN New York reports.

Impact

Dowling injured his foot during the onset of training camp and has nursed a groin injury recently as well. While the cornerback was able to play in the Jets' opening preseason game, he was held out of their most recent outing against the Bengals. However, with New York currently sorting out a messy situation at cornerback, Dowling's return should help his chances of earning playing time.

Frostee Rucker is the likely candidate to take over the starting spot vacated by stalwart defensive lineman Darnell Dockett (knee), the Cardinals' official site reports.

Impact

Dockett suffered a season-ending ACL tear during Monday's practice, opening the door for Rucker and rookie Kareem Martin to handle the bulk of the remaining reps. Rucker garnered decent run in both 2011 and 2012, averaging 46 tackles and four sacks per season. However, in his first year with the Cardinals, he contributed just 11 tackles (nine solo) and one sack. Expect the former rather than the latter to mimic his output heading into Week 1, though Martin could receive more snaps on clear passing downs as his rookie campaign wears on.

Taylor Lewan (ankle) returned to practice Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.

Impact

Lewan, who was Tennessee's first-round draft pick, had been dealing with a sore ankle. The rookie offensive tackle is currently behind Michael Roos and Michael Oher on the depth chart, so he'll open the season as a backup.

Cairo Santos made his only field goal attempt - from 44 yards out - in Sunday's preseason game against the Panthers.

Impact

Meanwhile, the Chiefs' incumbent kicker, Ryan Succop, made both of his attempts in the contest, including a 54-yarder. Succop appears past the groin injury that had slowed him recently and his solid showing Sunday should help his cause as he aims to hold off Santos' challenge for the Chiefs' kicking assignment.

Delano Howell is visiting a specialist to determine the severity of his neck injury, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Impact

Howell aggravated a neck injury last week that prematurely ended his season last year. His visit to a specialist appears ominous and his status for the start of the regular season is likely in doubt.