Adrian Peterson- did not participate in practice on Wednesday afternoon: Peterson's availability for the Vikings' preseason opener this weekend is in jeopardy, but expect the Vikings to be cautious with him so he's 100 percent for Week 1. Everything seems OK for now but keep a close eye on this situation as his hamstring issue has been lingering throughout training camp.
Jonathan Stewart – will miss first preseason game: Stewart, who is battling an Achilles issue, is one of 11 Panthers not traveling to Baltimore for the team's Thursday preseason opener. The others are: Steve Smith, Jeff Otah, Thomas Davis, Chris Gamble, Aaron Francisco, Jordan Senn, Charly Martin, Trent Guy, Mike Goodson and Garry Williams. There's been no word on when Stewart will return to practice, but so far there are no indications that his Week 1 availability is in any jeopardy.
Mike Williams – No. 1 on initial depth chart: Williams is listed as a starting receiver, along with Maurice Stovall, on the Buccaneers' initial depth chart. While most team's depth charts are pretty fluid at this point, Williams at the top of the Buccaneers' WR corps is consistent with the buzz he's been generating this summer. The team's passing game is a work in progress, but right now it looks like Williams could be a big part of it, and if that holds, he's a definite sleeper candidate at wideout.
Dez Bryant – trying to get healthy by Week 1: Bryant's walking boot will come off Friday, at which point a rehab schedule will be set by team doctors. If his ankle continues progressing at this pace, he should be healthy by Week 1. The time missed in camp still sets Bryant back in terms of his readiness to be productive, however, so despite his upside don't consider him as anything more than a late round pick as he could hypothetically be as low as No. 4 on team's WR depth chart to being the season.
Lynell Hamilton – out for the season: Hamilton has suffered a season-ending torn right ACL. Look for the Saints to add some RB depth in short order, but for now the loss of Hamilton would appear to create added opportunities for the likes of P.J. Hill and Chris Ivory. Hamilton was expected to fill the short yardage/power back role that Mike Bell handled for the Saints in 2009 so he could have had some fantasy value for the Saints. This injury could also create a few more carries for Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush once the season starts.
Brian Robiskie – No. 2 on initial depth chart: Robiskie is listed as the Browns' No. 2 receiver on their preliminary depth chart. He has had an outstanding offseason and could see some good looks with much of the attention surrounding Mohamed Massaquoi and the running game combined with overall lack of talent at wide receiver for the Browns. Chanci Stuckey could still have a say in who ends up at No. 2 before the offseason ends so keep an eye on this situation.