Injuries: Rex Ryan thinks Tyrod Taylor will play
Rex Ryan believes Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) will be healthy enough to suit up Sunday against the frisky Chiefs, saying: "I think Tyrod is going to play." Here's the rest of Wednesday's injury roundup.
Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) questionable
Arizona Cardinals receiver John Brown is officially questionable for Monday night's tilt with the Baltimore Ravens with a hamstring injury. Check out the entire MNF injury report.
Injury report roundup: J.J. Watt questionable
J.J. Watt appeared on the injury report on Saturday with an illness. With Jadeveon Clowney already ruled out, the Texans could really use Watt's help to beat the Jaguars.
Injuries: McCoy, Watkins return to Bills practice
The banged-up Buffalo Bills saw a pair of key players return to work on Wednesday. Running back LeSean McCoy and wideout Sammy Watkins both opened practice with the first-string offense.
Injuries: Luke Kuechly misses Panthers practice
The Carolina Panthers practiced without a pair of defensive starters on Thursday. Both All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly and cornerback Josh Norman were missing in action on Thursday.
Injuries: Bills' Aaron Williams released from hospital
In a scary scene in Buffalo, Bills safety Aaron Williams left the game on a stretcher due to a neck injury. Here are other injuries we're tracking on Sunday.
Making the Leap, No. 18: Steelers LB Ryan Shazier
Can Ryan Shazier break out after a disappointing rookie season? Chris Wesseling dives deep to find out if the Steelers defense can count on Shazier to emerge as a much-needed playmaker.
U-Who? USC, Georgia top contenders for title of 'Linebacker U'
Which college football program is best at producing NFL linebackers? We're taking a look back at the past 15 NFL drafts to determine which school is the real "LB U."
Weakest defensive position groups
The Raiders' defensive line could be in trouble with veteran Justin Tuck leading the charge. So is the Patriots' revamped cornerback group. Which position groups look the most unfinished?
Projected 2015 starters: Arizona Cardinals
Bruce Arians is on record saying Andre Ellington is his starting running back, but how long will that last? Rookie David Johnson is also gunning for the job.
Oakland Raiders activate cornerback D.J. Hayden
The Raiders activated cornerback D.J. Hayden on Saturday. Oakland's 2013 first-round pick is expected to be on the field for Sunday's road game with the Cleveland Browns.
LaMarr Woodley likely out for season with torn biceps
Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley is likely lost for the season after suffering a biceps injury in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Injury roundup: Megatron (ankle) limited in practice
Calvin Johnson made the trip to London and is running, but he wasn't much of a participant in practice. The Detroit Lions might sit out the star receiver for the third straight week.
Raiders preview: Allen faces unrealistic expectations
The Raiders went through their yearly overhaul in the offseason, adding a number of veteran pieces to try to get Oakland its first winning record since 2002. Does Dennis Allen have the right pieces?
Khalil Mack has quiet but lengthy night for Raiders
Khalil Mack stayed in the game when the rest of the Oakland Raiders' first-team defense was on the sidelines. The rookie linebacker didn't pick up his first tackle until well into the third quarter.
Robert Quinn tops preseason list of best edge rushers
Lightning-quick St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn tops Around The League's preseason list of the NFL's best edge rushers. Where do the rest of the premier pass rushers rank?
Taiwan Jones: Raiders' vets see team 'close' to winning
Oakland Raiders special teams member Taiwan Jones believes this year's more experienced roster -- chock-full of veterans -- will help the team get out of the AFC West cellar.
Florida State, Miami among contenders for 'Linebacker U' title
We're looking back over the past 25 years to find out which schools can lay claim to the title of "Linebacker U" and the battle for No. 1 on our list comes down to two nasty in-state rivals.
Raiders' Donald Penn: 'I see signs' in Khalil Mack
According to left tackle Donald Penn, Khalil Mack is having quite the sway over his Oakland Raiders teammates. The rookie, in Penn's words, "has a motor that's relentless."
Top Comeback Player of the Year candidates for '14
Will Robert Griffin III enter the season as the heavy favorite for 2014 Comeback Player of the Year honors? Chris Wesseling examines RGIII's top competition for the award.
Report: Jason Worilds, Steelers making no progress
There has reportedly been no progress in contract talks between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jason Worilds. Will the pass rusher play out the season on his transition tag?
Buccaneers, Raiders get high early draft grades
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added offensive punch to a pugnacious defense with Mike Evans and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Which other teams scored good early grades for their 2014 draft haul?
Oakland Raiders take Khalil Mack with No. 5 pick
The Oakland Raiders selected linebacker Khalil Mack with the No. 5 overall pick in the the 2014 NFL Draft. The Buffalo star will bolster their pass rush.
Oakland Raiders' draft needs: Zach Mettenberger a smart pick
The Oakland Raiders might have their choice between Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel with the fifth overall pick, but Daniel Jeremiah says LSU's Zach Mettenberger in Round 2 makes more sense.