Jason Simmons will start at strong safety in the opener for the Houston Texans. Meanwhile, Drew Hodgdon was cut by the team.
Mike Karney and the Saints kick off the season Thursday night against the defending champion Colts.
Grey Ruegamer survived and made the Giants 53-man roster, but will start the season on the injured list.
As expected, Zach Miller will start at tight end for the Raiders.
Derek Smith has been named a captain for the 49ers.
Jake Plummer still hasn't filed his retirement papers.
Jamar Williams has won the weak side linebacker job for the Bears, while Adam Archuleta is ready for LT in Week 1.