Just missed the cut:
Minnesota Vikings CB Mike Hughes
It appears Minnesota might manage its significant cap constraints without trading one of its promising corners in contract years, Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander. But Hughes had provided some nice flashes prior to ripping up his knee in Week 6 and will need to reemerge on special teams, if not ‘D,’ in a make-or-break year for the Vikings.
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage
The ‘Phins speedy big back has caught the attention of new coach Brian Flores and managed 5.1 yards per carry, albeit only 36, under Adam Gase. He has soft hands to help in the receiving game, too, but Miami is throwing a ton in its RB corps to see what sticks.
Jacksonville Jaguars WR DJ Chark
The tantalizing second-round size-speed prospect wasn’t ready to be a rookie factor, which wasn’t unexpected after he was rarely utilized at LSU. The Jaguars need Chark (and 2018 first-rounder Taven Bryan) to be ready this year as the replacements for Donte Moncrief and Malik Jackson.
Los Angeles Rams OL Joe Noteboom
Noteboom actually fared OK in the regular-season finale, when he spelled LT Andrew Whitworth in his easily his most extensive rookie action. He could be OK inside, too, where he’ll have a chance to replace departed Rodger Saffold or deficient Austin Blythe. But the Rams O-line turnover is worrisome with Jared Goff not known for his resourcefulness.