From the Morning:
The Titans have named Jake Locker their starting quarterback. The team is doing this now likely in order to give themselves two weeks to field trade offers for Matt Hasselbeck before the start of the 2012 season.
The Bills have released former All-Pro DE Shawne Merriman. After rising to one of the elite pass-rushers in the NFL, injuries and a steroid-related suspension have plagued what once looked like a potential hall-of-fame career, as in the last two seasons, he’s appeared in just 12 games and managed one sack.
Packers running back James Starks isn’t ready to return to the field. But he might be by the time the regular season starts. In the meantime, former Bengals RB Cedric Benson has shared the first-team reps with Alex Green, and Benson may be the opening day starter.
Colts WR Austin Collie left Sunday night’s preseason game against the Steelers with a possible concussion.
Saints placed OT Fenuki Tupou (triceps) and LB Chris Chamberlain (torn ACL) on injured reserve.
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) could make his preseason debut as soon as this Friday against the San Diego Chargers.
The Saints have signed WR Greg Camarillo to a one-year contract.
Titans Head Coach Mike Munchak says he plans to pick a starter for their next preseason game against the Cardinals by Monday.
Titans LB Gerald McRath has suffered a tear of his patellar tendon and is done for the season.
Chargers WR Vincent Brown had surgery to repair a broken ankle Sunday, and the team’s hoping he makes it back for the second half of the season.
Giants rookie cornerback Jayron Hosley is suffering from turf toe.
There’s a chance Cardinals LT Levi Brown (torn right triceps) could return this season.