Sutton starts for Chicago
For the second week in a row, Will Sutton was named the starter for the Chicago Bears at defensive tackle. He also led all defensive linemen in snaps (42) during the game for the second consecutive week. He came away with two tackles (one solo) in the team's 48-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Sutton is expected to start once again this weekend, as regular starter Jeremiah Ratliff has one game remaining on a three-game suspension.
Bill O'Brien says Jaelen Strong must 'practice better.'
The former ASU receiver didn't see the field at all in the Houston Texans' first game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and was made completely unavailable from the team's second game as he was ruled inactive.
Strong had a very up-and-down preseason, and despite being a third-round pick, he remains listed behind the likes of Deandre Hopkins, Cecil Shorts III and Nate Washington on the depth chart.
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien previously said during the offeseason that he felt Strong needed to improve his conditioning. On Monday, O'Brien said that in order for him to see the field any time soon, he must 'practice better.'
We'll see if Strong can make the necessary adjustments and work his way into his head coach's graces after seeing no action through the first two weeks.
Hardison out with undisclosed knee injury.
Here is CincyJungle.com's excerpt regarding Marcus Hardison's situation:
"The Bengals should be fairly healthy going into Sunday after everyone other than rookie defensive tackle Marcus Hardison was able to practice Friday. Hardison continues to be held out with an undisclosed knee injury. He'll almost certainly miss Sunday, and the fact that the Bengals haven't divulged any more information about his injury means there's no timetable as to when he'll return."- CincyJungle.com
The article went on to later explain that the injury is most likely not one that will sideline Hardison for the entirety of the season.
|Name/Position/Number||Team||Selected||Standing||This Week's Statistics|
|Damarious Randall, CB - No. 23||Green Bay Packers||Rd 1, Pick 30||Second-team left cornerback||1 pass defended in 27-17 win vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Jaelen Strong, WR - No. 11||Houston Texans||Rd 3, Pick 70||Second-team wide receiver No. 2||Inactive|
|Jamil Douglas, OG - No. 75||Miami Dolphins||Rd 4, Pick 114||Starting right guard||N/A in 23-20 win vs. Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Marcus Hardison, DT - No. 91||Cincinnati Bengals||Rd 4, Pick 135||Third-team right defensive tackle||Inactive|
Other Alumni on Active Rosters
Baltimore Ravens: Lawrence Guy, DE - No. 67: 4 tackles (3 solo) in 37-33 loss vs. the Oakland Raiders.
Chicago Bears: Will Sutton, DT - No. 93: made second straight start. 2 tackles (1 solo) in 48-23 loss vs. the Arizona Cardinals.
Dallas Cowboys: Davon Coleman, DT - No. 60: was active this week against the Philadelphia Eagles after being inactive in Week 1. No stats recorded.
Denver Broncos: Brock Osweiler, QB - No. 17: no stats recorded; Omar Bolden, SS - No. 31: no stats recorded
Washington: Rashad Ross, WR - No. 19: 1 kickoff return for 23 yards in 24-10 win over the St. Louis Rams; Shawn Lauvao, LG - No. 77: listed as starting left guard.
Alumni Placed on Injured Reserve/PUP List
Baltimore Ravens: Terrell Suggs, LB - No. 55: suffered torn Achilles injury in opening game of the season. Out for year.
Cincinnati Bengals: Vontaze Burfict, LB - No. 55: began year on reserve/physically-unable-to-play list.
Denver Broncos: Kyle Williams, WR - No. 15: sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon on August 1.
Kansas City Chiefs: Paul Fanaika, OG - No. 74: was placed on injured reserve just days before the start of the season.