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|8/22/2014||Tarell Brown, CB||Brown left in the first half of Friday's preseason game versus Green Bay.
Analysis: Brown suffered a head injury.
|8/22/2014||Nick Roach, LB||Roach left in the first half of Friday's preseason game against Green Bay.
Analysis: A head injury forced Roach out of the game.
|8/22/2014||Sio Moore, LB||Moore was taken off the field on a stretcher with a neck injury after getting hurt in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Moore moved his legs back and forth while face down on the field after pursuing running back DuJuan Harris. It appeared Moore may have been hit in the head.
Analysis: Trainers placed Moore on a board and moved him to the stretcher, where he was immobilized. He gave a thumbs-up as he was taken off the field to a standing ovation. Moore had 4 1/2 sacks last season in 15 games, including 14 starts.
|8/22/2014||B.J. Raji, DT||Raji left after the first quarter with an arm injury Friday.
Analysis: Raji remained on the sideline in the first half with a black sleeve on his right arm.
|8/22/2014||Geoff Schwartz, G||Schwartz has been carted off the field with a toe injury suffered late in the second quarter against the Jets.
Analysis: Schwartz went down after an incomplete pass to Rashad Jennings on Friday night. Trainers immediately came out and examined his right foot, and Schwartz grimaced in pain. A cart was called and he was brought to the locker room.
|8/22/2014||Troy Davis, LB||Davis left Friday's preseason came against the Giants and did not return.
Analysis: Davis left with a leg injury.
|8/22/2014||Antonio Allen, S||Allen, a safety starting at cornerback because of injuries to the secondary, left in the second quarter of Friday's preseason game against the Giants with a head injury.
Analysis: He and teammate Demario Davis banged helmets after a 7-yard catch by Rashad Jennings.
|8/22/2014||Manti Te'o, LB||The Chargers play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, and just like last year, Te'o is skipping the third preseason game with a sprained foot.
Analysis: This summer the injury is to his left foot. Last year, it was his right. That injury in his rookie year forced him to miss the first three regular-season games and the final three preseason games. Te'o ultimately started 13 games and two more in the playoffs. The consensus was that he improved as the season progressed and he got further away from his foot injury, which required an offseason surgery.
|8/22/2014||Johnny Manziel, QB||A person familiar with the penalty says Manziel has been fined $12,000 by the NFL for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline.
Analysis: The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Friday because the ruling has not been made public.
|8/22/2014||Donald Stephenson, T||Stephenson has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Analysis: Stephenson was a fill-in starter last season but was expected to anchor the right side of the line this year. He remains eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games, including Saturday night's game against Minnesota.
|8/22/2014||LeGarrette Blount, RB||Blount and Le'Veon Bell played in a preseason game one day after they were arrested for marijuana possession.
Analysis: Blount apologized for his poor decision. "I just want to apologize to my team, to the coach and the organization for causing that distraction," he said.
|8/22/2014||Le'Veon Bell, RB||Bell and LeGarrette Blount played in a preseason game one day after they were arrested for marijuana possession.
Analysis: Bell apologized for his poor decision. "I'm sorry to be a distraction to the team but I'm only going to answer football questions now," Bell said.
|8/21/2014||LeSean McCoy, RB||McCoy left the game with a right thumb injury after a 22-yard TD catch gave Philadelphia a 7-0 lead.
Analysis: X-rays on McCoy's thumb were negative, but he didn't return. McCoy showed no effects of a toe injury that forced him to miss one practice earlier in the week.
|8/21/2014||Joe Mays, LB||The banged-up Kansas City Chiefs suffered another blow Thursday when linebacker Joe Mays was told he would need surgery on the wrist he injured last weekend at Carolina.
Analysis: Mays, who was expected to start alongside Derrick Johnson at inside linebacker, will likely have the procedure later this week, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not revealed the surgery.
|8/21/2014||Michael Brockers, DT||Brockers doesn't know all the technical jargon for what kept him out of much of training camp. He just knows he's ready to go.
Analysis: The third-year defensive tackle suffered a high right ankle sprain in early August just prior to the St. Louis Rams first scrimmage Aug. 2. He missed the team's first two preseason games and didn't get much practice in until Tuesday. He has shown few signs of the injury bothering him and expects to play Saturday when St. Louis travels to Cleveland for its third preseason game.
|8/21/2014||Rishaw Johnson, G||The Chiefs have acquired safety Kelcie McCray from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for offensive guard Rishaw Johnson in a move that should bolster depth for both teams.
Analysis: Johnson has appeared in three games over parts of two seasons for Kansas City. He had slid down the depth chart after the Chiefs acquired several other linemen in the draft and free agency.
|8/21/2014||Kelcie McCray, S||The Chiefs have acquired safety Kelcie McCray from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for offensive guard Rishaw Johnson in a move that should bolster depth for both teams.
Analysis: McCray entered the league with Miami as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas State. He's appeared in 15 games over the past two seasons with the Dolphins and Buccaneers.
|8/21/2014||DeVonte Holloman, LB||Holloman has what coach Jason Garrett describes as a career-ending neck injury.
Analysis: Garrett said Thursday that Holloman has been dealing with a neck issue for a couple of weeks. The linebacker played in Saturday's preseason game against Baltimore, but came out midway through the fourth quarter.
|8/20/2014||Brett Keisel, DE||The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel to bolster a reconfigured line that has struggled to produce much of anything in the first two weeks of the preseason. Keisel posted on his Twitter feed Tuesday "I am very excited to finish what I started in 2002 with the (at)steelers. Time to get to work!!"
Analysis: The Steelers decided not to re-sign Keisel in the offseason after the 35-year-old finished with four sacks in 12 games in 2013. Keisel, who turns 36 on Sept. 19, was effective when healthy last season. But with the team up against the salary cap he wasn't going to command anywhere near the $4.9 million cap number he received last year.
|8/20/2014||Kenjon Barner, RB||The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired running back Kenjon Barner from the Carolina Panthers for a conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2015.
Analysis: Last year, Barner was drafted in the sixth round by the Panthers. The 25-year-old Barner played in eight regular-season games and one playoff game with the Panthers. The Oregon product played for Chip Kelly in college so fantasy owners may want to take advantage and pick him up cheaply.
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