Minnesota Vikings running back Michael Bennett will miss the regular season opener Sept. 12 against Dallas with a right knee sprain. Bennett, injured in the third quarter of Friday's preseason win on a low hit by 49ers safety Erik Totten, underwent an MRI exam Saturday that revealed more damage than originally diagnosed.
Coach Mike Tice initially said that Bennett would be "a little iffy" for the Dallas game, but yesterday declared his starting back out for the opener. Tice said he is hoping to get him back for the second game, in Philadelphia.
The Vikings cut Brock Lesnar, the former pro wrestling star who had not played football in nine years.
* BILLS: Veteran Shane Matthews signed with Buffalo, bolstering the team's banged-up quarterback corps.
Matthews is expected to immediately take over as Drew Bledsoe's backup, filling in for Travis Brown, who will miss four to six weeks with a sprained left knee. Rookie quarterback J.P. Losman is already sidelined for at least half the season after breaking his left leg in practice last week.
Starting safety Lawyer Milloy broke his right forearm in Saturday's game and underwent surgery Sunday. Milloy is out indefinitely, but Bills President Tom Donahoe said Milloy's injury is not season-ending.
* BRONCOS: Running back Mike Anderson will miss the season because of a groin injury suffered last weekend in an exhibition game against Houston.
Coach Mike Shanahan said Anderson tore both muscles in the left groin area off the bone. A specialist has recommended that Anderson let the injury heal instead of undergoing surgery. Anderson was hurt late in the fourth quarter of last Friday's game while blocking on a punt.
* JAGUARS: Jacksonville cut quarterback Doug Johnson, wide receiver Jimmy Redmond and running back Frank Moreau in addition to three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Hugh Douglas, who later signed a one-year deal with the Eagles.
Tight end Kyle Brady will miss at least the first two regular season games after injuring his finger in Friday's preseason game at Green Bay. Brady will have surgery today to insert a pin into the finger.
* COLTS: Rookie safety Bob Sanders, a second-round draft pick from Iowa, reported to practice, ending a month-long holdout. Sanders was the last 2004 NFL draft pick to sign a contract.
Cowboys 20, Titans 17
Vinny Testaverde completed 17 of 24 passes for 240 yards and his first touchdown of the preseason, and Keyshawn Johnson had eight catches for 81 yards as Dallas beat Tennessee at Texas Stadium. Eddie George had just three yards on four carries against his former team, the Titans, who got touchdown runs from Chris Brown and Antowain Smith.