Players to sit in week 1
1. Chargers tight end Antonio Gates – Antonio Gates expects to be limited in the Chargers’ regular season opener, according to the San Diego Tribune
2. Ravens running back Willie McGahee ‚Äì McGahee has been hampered by injuries all summer and will be a game time decision.
3. Bengals running backs Chris Perry, Kenny Watson
4. Chiefs running back Larry Johnson
5. Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe
6. Houston‚Äôs Matt Schaub, Ahman Green, Steve Slaton ‚Äì Tough week 1 matchup against the Steelers defense
7. Browns Quarterback Derek Anderson ‚Äì Didn‚Äôt see much playing time in the preseason. The schedule makers haven‚Äôt given Anderson any favors as the Browns take on the Cowboys.
8. Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers
9. Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown ‚Äì He‚Äôs going to split carries with Ricky Williams and based on performance in camp, Williams could get more touches
Sleepers in week 1
1.Eagles Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson
2. Broncos Wide Receiver Eddie Royal
3. Jets Wide Receiver Jerricho Cotchery