For McKnight, a backup running back and the team's primary kick returner the last two seasons, it's the latest setback in a tumultuous summer. Edwards' departure in his third stint with the Jets could put his career in jeopardy.
McKnight, the team's fourth-round draft pick in 2010 out of USC, was involved in a series of incidents this summer that included an arrest for unpaid traffic warrants, a
He was active for the first time this preseason on Saturday night after being sidelined by a concussion, but did not play.
Edwards was dealing with a leg injury that kept him out of the game against the
Donte Stallworth was cut by the Washington Redskins, thwarting the veteran receiver's comeback.
Stallworth was hindered through most of training camp by a hamstring injury. He caught two passes for 33 yards in preseason games.
The 32-year-old Stallworth signed with the Redskins in June, three months after he was seriously burned in a hot air balloon accident in Florida.
New Orleans outside linebacker
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not commented publicly on Smith's injury, which occurred Sunday during an exhibition against Houston.
Smith, drafted 18th overall by New Orleans in 2004, spent his first nine seasons as a defensive end. This year, he switched to outside linebacker in new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's 3-4 scheme.
Smith was a projected starter, as was fellow outside linebacker
Adrian Peterson's lead blocker will be missing from the Minnesota Vikings for their first three regular-season games.
Pro Bowl fullback
Felton was drafted by Detroit in the fifth round in 2008 out of Furman but bounced between three teams over his first four years in the league until his breakthrough last season with the Vikings, when Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards and won the most valuable player award. Felton signed a three-year contract with the club in March worth as much as $7.5 million, including $2 million guaranteed.
Cooper could still play
Jonathan Cooper's rookie season might not be over after all.
Arizona Coach Bruce Arians said that the