Ryan Torain’s spot shaky?: It appears that the quarterback competition is not the only one in flux for the Washington Redskins. ESPN Radio 980 cited a “well-placed source” in reporting that running back Ryan Torain was in danger of losing his spot to rookie Evan Royster. Torain looks like he staved off the competition, thanks in part to a better performance against Tampa Bay as well as the mild concussion suffered by Royster. Tim Hightower has earned the top spot on the roster, a position that would have been even stronger without the threat of Torain breathing down his neck. As it stands now, Torain’s fantasy value is mostly as a late-round handcuff.
Cassel, Moeaki leave with injuries: Unlike most teams who hold their starters back in the preseason finale, Chiefs coach Todd Haley allowed many of his starters to play into the fourth quarter on Thursday night and nearly saw misfortune befall his team. Quarterback Matt Cassel left the game after landing hard on his throwing shoulder and TE Tony Moeaki was forced to the sideline after a left knee injury. Cassel told reporters that he was fine after the game and “wanted to go back in,” while Haley was mum on the extent of Moeaki’s injury. Moeaki, who is still trying to get back into shape after offseason knee surgery, remained in uniform and on the sideline for the rest of the game.
Eagles’ Young tweaks hamstring: The Eagles announced Friday that an MRI exam revealed backup QB Vince Young is “day to day” after suffering a hamstring strain in the preseason finale Thursday night. Young looked impressive before leaving, completing 15 of 23 passes for 193 and a touchdown. Young will go undrafted in most leagues, but with all of the Eagles’ weapons, he could be a good waiver wire pickup in the event of an injury to Vick.