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  • 8/30, 7:45 am
    • Tate was cut by the Bengals...

      Tate was cut by the Bengals on Tuesday, according to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer/

      Analysis: Undrafted rookie Alex Erickson stood out for his work in the return game this preseason, making the 28-year-old Tate expendable. Tate returned at least 18 punts and 18 kickoffs in each of his five seasons with the Bengals, but he hasn't brought one back for a touchdown since 2011. He had just 33 receptions in that span, including two in 2015. The Bengals did Tate a slight favorite by releasing him early, giving him time to catch on elsewhere as a potential return specialist.

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  • 8/30, 7:34 am
    • Pettigrew (knee) will open the regular...

      Pettigrew (knee) will open the regular season on the PUP list, ruling him out for the first six weeks, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

      Analysis: Still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in December, the 31-year-old Pettigrew can be ruled out for at least the first six games of the season. With Eric Ebron (ankle) uncertain for Week 1 and both Orson Charles and Andrew Quarless suspended, the Lions may have to start Cole Wick or Adam Fuehne, both undrafted rookies. If Ebron isn't ready, the team could rely on more formations with four wide receivers or two running backs.

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  • 8/30, 7:27 am
    • Head coach Sean Payton said he...

      Head coach Sean Payton said he plans to plays his starters, likely including Brees, in the first quarters of Thursday's preseason finale against the Ravens, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.

      Analysis: Brees hasn't started the fourth preseason game since his first year in New Orleans, but the Saints apparently want him and the rest of the starters to get one final tune-up prior to the regular season. While unlikely to play more than one or two drives, Brees should get to face a Baltimore defense comprised largely of second-string players. He was sharp in Friday's preseason loss to Pittsburgh, completing nine of 12 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown.

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  • Josh Lenz WR-HOU
    8/30, 4:19 am
    • Lenz was released by Houston, Aaron...

      Lenz was released by Houston, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

      Analysis: Lenz made some early headlines in training camp but it's become obvious to team officials who are the haves and have-nots at wide receiver.

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  • 8/30, 3:07 am
    • White was waived by the Giants...

      White was waived by the Giants Monday.

      Analysis: With Victor Cruz looking healthier, and Tavarres King playing well, there was no room for White.

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