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D.J. Foster (hamstring) participated in individual drills Monday, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

News that Dion Lewis will miss time with a knee injury provides Foster with some added hope in his quest to make the Patriots' roster as a change-of-pace option. A return to game action, in short order, would provide the rookie UDFA with his best chance of making a run at said role.

Andre Caldwell (arm) was released from the Lions' injured reserve list Monday.

Impact

Caldwell's release is likely the result of an injury settlement, though that hasn't been confirmed. He was expected to make the team when he was signed back in May, but the signings of Anquan Boldin and Andre Roberts, coupled with his broken hand, made that nearly impossible, which is why he was placed on IR for the year and why the team decided to part ways with him.

Though Danny Amendola (ankle/knee) remains on the PUP list, he warmed up with his teammates at practice Monday, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

While he wasn't sporting full pads, per the report, Amendola "appears to be moving well" at this stage. With the regular season approaching quickly, Amendola's status for Week 1 remains unclear, but his presence on the field Monday, in any capacity, appears to be a positive indicator on that front.

Anthony Steen has been taking reps at center due to the injury to Mike Pouncey (hip), Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

Steen is normally a guard, but the injury has forced the Dolphins to make some adjustments. Whether or not Steen starts the season at center will depend on how well he handles the position and how quickly Pouncey can recover.

Donald Brown (hamstring) has yet to resume practicing fully, the Providence Journal reports.

Impact

Though present for the initial portion of Monday's session, Brown subsequently worked on his conditioning on a different field, while his teammates continued practice. Though the veteran has been slowed by his latest nagging injury, his chances of making the Patriots may have been boosted by news that fellow RB Dion Lewis will miss time with a knee injury. Brown's experience and versatility could make him a useful backup to power back LeGarrette Blount, as well as the team's top healthy change-of-pace man, James White.

Xavien Howard (knee) was able to take part in a few team and 1-on-1 drills Monday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

The biggest weakness on defense for Miami is cornerback. With a pass rush that is expected to be much improved this season, the corners don't need to be great, but rather ones that aren't beat immediately off the line of scrimmage. The team is hopeful that Howard can be one of those guys.

Kirk Cousins will play the entire first half of Friday's preseason game against the Bills, possibly even getting snaps into the third quarter, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

Impact

Cousins played one drive in Washington's first preseason game and was a healthy scratch for the second. With the team returning all of its key weapons in the passing game, it shouldn't really matter how much playing time Cousins gets during the preseason. The more interesting development is Matt Jones' shoulder injury, as the Redskins don't have a proven ball carrier on the roster, which means undrafted rookie Rob Kelley and seventh-round rookie Keith Marshall will handle the first-team work in Friday's game. If Jones isn't ready for Week 1, the Redskins may just opt for a pass-dominant offense, with Chris Thompson getting even more work than he did last season.

Cassanova McKinzy was waived by the Buccaneers on Monday, the team's official site reports.

Impact

Despite a strong first impression, McKinzy's hamstring issues seem to have suffocated his roster chance. The rookie's inability to perform at the same high level that he had prior to his hamstring setback is what likely prompted this move.

Matt LaCosse (knee) is considered day-to-day, Art Stapleton of USA Today Sports Network reports.

Impact

LaCosse had been impressing coaches early this offseason prior to injuring his knee two weeks back. Currently, he figures to be trailing both Larry Donnell and Will Tye for the Giants' tight end opening.

V'Angelo Bentley was released by the Patriots on Monday, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

Impact

Bentley was one of Illinois' most versatile athletes during the time he spent there. While the Patriots might not have room for the undrafted free agent on their roster, someone else might.

DeMarcus Ware (undisclosed) has been removed from the non-football injury list and will practice Tuesday.

Impact

It was initially announced that Ware would return to practice next week, but it seems the team decided to bring him back a bit sooner. The veteran linebacker has been medically cleared to play for a few weeks now, but the team has been keeping him out to allow him to rest so that he's fresh for the regular season. At this point, he isn't expected to play in Denver's final two preseason games, allowing Shane Ray to continue to see snaps with the starting unit.

Matt Jones (shoulder) will miss the final two preseason games, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

Impact

Initially reported as an AC joint sprain, Jones' injury was later deemed to be a "slight separation," and it's now being called a "second-degree separation", according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Despite the increasingly discouraging reports, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Jones has already made a lot of progress, and the team remains hopeful that its lead back will be ready for Week 1. Gruden also said that undrafted rookie Rob Kelley will get a lot of first-team work in the final two preseason games, with seventh-rounder Keith Marshall also in the mix. Chris Thompson figures to dominate passing-down snaps, regardless of Jones' availability.

Trevor Siemian will start the Broncos' preseason game against the Rams, but Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Mark Sanchez will receive the same number of game reps, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Head coach Gary Kubiak said after Denver's second preseason game that Lynch is still behind co-starters Siemian and Sanchez, but that he isn't out of the running to start for the Broncos. Receiving equal reps in what is traditionally a starter-heavy third preseason game adds validity to that. Lynch is still unlikely to win the job to open the year, but that could change if he shines or his competitors falter. Lynch has led Denver's offense to two touchdowns this preseason – as many as Siemian and Sanchez combined – albeit against lesser competition.

D.J. Fluker (foot) was seen on crutches wearing a boot after Monday's practice and is scheduled to have an MRI, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Impact

Hopefully for the Chargers' sake, Fluker's MRI will reveal no structural damage. The Alabama product very well might be the only bright spot on one of the worst offensive lines across the league. It's tough to speculate exactly how long Fluker will be sidelined, but any missed time will negatively impact an already depleted group up front.

Mark Sanchez will receive equal playing time to both Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, but Siemian will start at quarterback, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.

Impact

Sanchez started the Broncos' preseason opener, but made way for Siemian to start Denver's game against the 49ers over the weekend. In that contest, Sanchez completed 10 of his 17 passes for 120 yards, but lost two fumbles. Although Siemian didn't fare much better and the rookie Lynch closed the game again, Siemian will be handed another start this weekend. That being said, all three quarterbacks will get equal playing time against the Rams, giving them a fair shot at impressing coach Gary Kubiak before he names his regular season starter next week.

Nick Foles had a big second preseason showing with the Chiefs, completing 18 of 22 passes for 133 yards.

Impact

Foles replaced Alex Smith in the contest and led the team for a large portion of the game. He appears to have distanced himself from the other quarterbacks on the roster (Tyler Bray, Aaron Murray, Kevin Hogan) for the backup job, and may have solidified himself in that role with this performance. Regardless, it would take an Alex Smith injury for him to enter the fantasy picture.

Aqib Talib (leg) is expected to play in Saturday's matchup with the Rams.

Impact

Talib began training camp on the non-football injury list after suffering a gunshot wound to the leg in June, and, though he's practiced, he has yet to play in a preseason tilt. He'll unquestionably be one of the team's starting cornerbacks opposite Chris Harris once the regular season kicks off. Whether Talib is out there in Week 1 remains to be seen, as the offseason incident may be a violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy.

When asked Sunday for a timetable for his return to full action, Malcolm Mitchell – who dislocated his left elbow on Aug. 11 – said he didn't "have an answer for that," CSN New England reports.

Impact

On the plus side, Mitchell – who has returned to the practice field in a limited capacity – noted Sunday that he's "feeling good…feeling a lot better than the day it happened," despite sporting a large brace around his elbow. Once he's able to play without restrictions, Mitchell could emerge as a candidate to claim the Patriots' "X" receiver role, but for now his early-season fantasy upside is somewhat stalled by his elbow issue. Beyond that, it may take some in-season injuries for Mitchell to merit lineup consideration, given that there are plenty of other options in the Patriots' passing attack, namely fellow wideouts Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola (knee) to a lesser degree, as well as the team's talented tight end combo of Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) and Martellus Bennett.

Patrick Robinson (groin) is considered day-to-day, Mike Chappell of Indysportscentral.com reports.

Impact

Having started 10 games for the Chargers last season, the Colts acquired the cornerback in March with hopes that he could help out alongside Vontae Davis (ankle). Although Robinson missed Indianapolis' second preseason game last Saturday, the seven-year vet is expected be able to play in the team's third preseason game this Saturday, where he'll have a chance to cement his spot as the team's No. 2 cornerback.

Trevor Siemian will start Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, even though he's dealing with some lingering soreness in his throwing shoulder, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Siemian got a bit nicked up in Denver's second preseason game while trying to make a tackle after an interception. It won't prevent him from getting a second straight start, but head coach Gary Kubiak did make it clear that the quarterback battle is far from decided. Siemian, Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch will split playing time equally in Saturday's game, and Kubiak will then name a starter next week. Sanchez was widely viewed as the favorite before training camp, but it now appears the battle will go down to the wire, with Saturday's game perhaps serving as the determining factor.