With no preseason games until Thursday night, most of the NFL was back in action on Monday. That includes the Buffalo Bills, who was back on the practice field 24 hours after playing a road preseason game.
Bills head coach Doug Marrone discussed his decision to practice so soon after a game.
"We’re in a critical point. Maybe critical is not the right word. But we’re in a window of really in the evaluation process to get the players ready," Marrone said. "I think that it’s a short week. We came back. But then again, you might’ve looked it as a practice, but we tagged off every drill, wanted to get them running around. And normally after a game, you come back, they do a heavy lifting, heavy running to flush their body out. And the players did a good job of that. Again, we may be practicing and it might be called a practice, but we’re being smart about it with the players."
• New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle is undergoing tests on his right ankle, but the initial diagnosis is a sprain, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports. Rolle will undergo an MRI to confirm the diagnosis and to set up some sort of timetable for his return.
• The Philadelphia Eagles added a wide receiver on Monday, trading backup offensive lineman Nate Menkin to the Houston Texans for Jeff Maehl, who played for Chip Kelly at the University of Oregon. Maehl caught 178 passes for 2,311 yards with 24 touchdowns in a 52-game career with the Ducks, but is still searching for his first NFL reception. Maehl appeared in three games for the Texans in 2011, playing nine snaps on offense and 31 snaps on special teams before spending the 2012 season on the Texans' practice squad.
• Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw passed his physical and was removed from the physically unable to perform list. On the down side, linebacker Justin Hickman could miss the 2013 season after undergoing surgery on the foot he injured against the Bills on Sunday, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports. Hickman was a core special teams player for the Colts as a rookie last season.
• The Green Bay Packers got some good news as the ankle injury suffered by first-round defensive end Datone Jones is not serious, reports Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee. The Packers also got running back DuJuan Harris back as he passed his physical and was removed from the physically unable to perform list.
• New England Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko is being pushed for a roster spot by undrafted rookie Ryan Allen.
"I think he’s had a solid spring and training camp," head coach Bill Belichick said of Allen. "It’s a competitive situation. He does a lot of good things. Like everybody, we’re all striving for more consistency. He’s had some good plays, good punts but he’s very competitive."
• Free agent linebacker Bart Scott, who turns 33 next Sunday, is healthy and could have a new team by the end of the week, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
• A free agent in his mid-30s found a home on Monday as wide receiver Patrick Crayton was signed by the New Orleans Saints. Crayton has 196 receptions in his 105-game career, most of which was spent with the Dallas Cowboys, where he played for Saints head coach Sean Payton at the beginning of his career. Crayton will try to help fill the void at the No. 3 receiver spot that opened up when Joe Morgan tore his ACL last week.
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