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    • Tue, Sep 2, 12:04am

      Watt signed a six-year extension with the Texans on Tuesday, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

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      Analysis: The contract ensures that Watt becomes the NFL's highest-paid defensive player. Through 48 career games, the pass rusher has been a devastating force against all comers, accumulating 36.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles, and six fumble recoveries. With rookie Jadeveon Clowney's similarly high motor opposite Watt for the first time this season, it remains to be seen what heights the 2012 Defensive Player of Year will scale in the years to come.

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    • Mon, Sep 1, 11:48pm

      Gordon was released by the Chiefs on Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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      Analysis: Gordon was kept on as the fourth tight end, but was in a vulnerable position because of it. His spot was taken by Damion Square, who the Chiefs claimed off waivers.

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    • Mon, Sep 1, 10:39pm

      Coach Tom Coughlin got annoyed at reporters asking questions about Beckham's hamstring injury Monday and indicated the rookie wideout could miss 2-3 weeks, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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      Analysis: It's hard to tell how precise Coughlin was being because he was ranting about his annoyance at the situation, but it's clear Beckham is almost a lock to miss Week 1, and we wouldn't count on him for Weeks 2 or 3, either.

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    • Mon, Sep 1, 9:05pm

      After practicing Monday, Watkins (ribs) feels confident about his chances of playing this week, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said the rookie, "I feel just about normal. I had a great practice (Monday). I felt normal. It felt pretty good out there ... I'm hoping I'm going to be out there on the field playing, getting reps with the guys and go out there and try to fight for a win."

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      Analysis: Watkins may have to wear a flak jacket, but it sounds like he stands a very good chance of playing his first regular season game this week, where he's expected to be a starter right off the bat.

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    • Mon, Sep 1, 5:52pm

      Jones is confident he can rise to the expectations of his team this season, a belief that is shared by head coach Mike Tomlin, according to Steelers.com. "I expect (Jones), and I expect us, to continually get better even as we push through opening day and into this season," said Tomlin.

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      Analysis: Jones played in 14 games in his rookie season, but the Steelers will need him to produce more than the one sack he managed in 2013. As a result, he is expected to do less "freelancing" this season, working within the structure of the defense. The result could lead to a significant increase in sacks, making Jones fantasy relevant in IDP leagues.

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    • Mon, Sep 1, 5:45pm

      Carr has been confirmed by the Raiders as their primary starter, Bill Williamson of ESPN Oakland reports.

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      Analysis: Carr was announced as the Week 1 starter earlier on Monday, and this announcement further cements his role. According to the report, Carr will be the presumed starter for every game, as Raiders' coach Dennis Allen doesn't intend for this to be a week-to-week decision. This means that the originally presumed starter, Matt Schaub, will be delegated to backup duties until Carr's play dictates otherwise. However, the way it sounds, Carr would have to string together several weeks in a row of poor play to make Allen reconsider.

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    • Mon, Sep 1, 5:22pm

      Michael (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Curtis Crabtree of the Associated Press reports.

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      Analysis: Michael missed the Seahawks' preseason finale Friday and continues to be evaluated. While he's considered questionable at this point, sitting out practice three days before the opener versus Green Bay does not bode well for his status. If he's active Thursday, he'll likely have minimal impact.

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    • Mon, Sep 1, 5:13pm

      Goodson (concussion) did not practice Monday, Curtis Crabtree of the Associated Press reports.

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      Analysis: Goodson's status for Thursday's opener remains in question, but at this point it does not appear he'll be ready to play. Green Bay selected the rookie out of Baylor in the sixth round of May's draft.

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    • Mon, Sep 1, 5:11pm

      Jones (quad) was limited in practice Monday, Curtis Crabtree of the Associated Press reports.

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      Analysis: Jones continues to work back from the quad injury that kept him out of the Packers' final preseason game against the Chiefs. Jones is expected to be ready for Thursday's season opener, though the team has not officially confirmed his status.

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    • Mon, Sep 1, 4:20pm

      Guion (hamstring) is slated to start at nose tackle in place of B.J. Raji (biceps), Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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      Analysis: Raji's torn biceps has opened the door for Guion, an offseason addition in free agency, to nab a starting gig. While defensive coordinator Dom Capers said that other players will help cover the void, the uptick in snaps should help Guion produce more than the 24.3 tackles that he averaged in the previous three seasons with the Vikings.

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