Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mid-week updates

Jacksonville picked up recently released Bills QB Trent Edwards. Don't be surprised if he doesn't challenge David Garrard for the starting job at some point this season. Garrard has been pretty bad so far this year.

Early indications are fairly optimistic for Ryan Mathews, Ray Rice, Pierre Thomas and Cedric Benson to play this weekend. Steven Jackson, Knowshon Moreno and Jahvid Best seem less likely (especially Moreno). But a lot can change between now and then.

Raheem Morris said in a radio interview that LeGarrette Blount will get the short-yardage and goal-line carries for the Bucs going forward. That's bad news for Cadillac, but don't get too excited about Blount. Rookie Kareem Huggins, when healthy, will compete for carries as well. This backfield may be best avoided altogether.

The Seahawks released Quinton Ganther and picked up WR Brandon Stokley.

Andre Johnson will likely be a game-time decision on Sunday, but it's fairly safe to assume he'll suit up. And if he suits up, you must start him.

Mario Manningham is recovering from a concussion. Don't count on him in Week 4.

As expected, Garrett Hartley has been relieved of his field goal duties in New Orleans, with John Carney being brought back. However, Hartley remains on the roster. They haven't thrown in the towel on him completely. Carney is definitely a worthy pickup for those whose kickers are on bye, or who had Hartley.