- Bruce Irvin returned to practice for the Seahawks on Tuesday. He sat out most of camp and the first two preseason games with a groin injury. The team wants for Irvin to play at linebacker this season, along with his spot at DE, and it's vital that he get some real-time reps before the season begins. He will sit out the first four games of the season after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Irvin wasn't a full participant in practice on Tuesday, but if he responds well, that could increase in time for him to play against the Packers on Friday night according to head coach Pete Carroll.
We kept him out of team drills but worked individually and early part and if he responds well he will get more tomorrow," Carroll said. "We would love to get him some play time obviously and its important that we do, and hes fighting to get back, too.
- Don Barclay started at RT for the Bengals last week, and is close to locking down the starting job in his second season.
- Keith Tandy left last weekend's game against the Patriots with a shoulder injury, but returned to the game. He sat out of practice on Monday, but head coach Greg Schiano doesn't think it's serious.
- Selvish Capers could move up the Giants' depth chart with starter David Diehl out until October with thumb surgery.
- Tavon Austin is the favorite to win the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. Geno Smith is 5th on this list.
- After starting out being listed as the sixth receiver on the Rams' initial preseason depth chart, Stedman Bailey is now competing to be the No. 3 receiver with Austin Pettis and Brian Quick. Bailey did not have a catch in the Rams' second preseason game, but has had a string of solid practices, elevating his standing on the team.
- J.D. Woods has been working on his technique with Steelers' receiver Antonio Brown.