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  • Isaiah Pead RB | MIA

    Dolphins' Isaiah Pead: Leaves game with minor hamstring injury

    Pead suffered a hamstring injury Thursday but it is believed to be minor, Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post reports.

    According to Lieser, Pead could have to returned to action Thursday if it were a regular season game. However, given that it was a preseason game, the Dolphins took the cautious route and held out Pead for the remainder of the game after he injured his hamstring. Pead only had one carry for one yard Thursday, but he was solid as a pass catcher out of the backfield as he caught all three of his targets for 14 yards. He figures to return to practice in the near future.

  • Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: To undergo MRI on shoulder Friday

    Clayborn will undergo an MRI on his left shoulder Friday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

    The defensive end suffered a shoulder injury during Thursday's preseason game against the Dolphins and was unable to return. Friday's MRI figures to shed light on the extent of Clayborn's shoulder injury. If the injury proves to be serious, it'd be a blow to a Falcons pass rush that finished dead last in the league in sacks last year, taking down the quarterback a mere 19 times.

  • Dolphins' Damien Williams: Scores TD for second straight week Thursday

    Williams gained 17 yards and scored a touchdown on five carries while securing both of his targets for two yards in Thursday's 17-6 preseason victory over the Falcons.

    The reserve back actually outgained both Arian Foster and Jay Ajayi on the ground, while getting into the end zone for the second straight week. Williams should once again fill a complementary role in the backfield in 2016 if he survives final cuts, after having played in all 16 games in each of his first two Dolphins seasons. With some serviceable receiving skills, the OU product offers some third-down value in particular.

  • Brandon Wilds RB | ATL

    Falcons' Brandon Wilds: Does not return Thursday due to knee injury

    Wilds suffered a knee injury Thursday and did not return, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports.

    The rookie running back suffered the injury late in Thursday's contest, so the fact that he did not return does not necessarily mean that he's dealing with anything serious. Still, any additional missed time for Wilds could be problematic for a running back fighting for a roster spot with cuts looming. Prior to leaving the game, Wilds actually led the Falcons in rushing Thursday, taking three carries for 11 yards against a Dolphins defense that allowed just 31 yards on the ground.

  • Jarvis Landry WR | MIA

    Dolphins' Jarvis Landry: Ties for team lead in receptions Thursday

    Landry secured four of five targets for 40 yards in Thursday's 17-6 preseason victory over the Falcons.

    Ryan Tannehill's top target the last two seasons turned in another solid outing, tallying four catches for the second straight game. Landry made his grabs on a number of different routes, with a long of 16 yards. He seems to have made a seamless transition to new head coach Adam Gase's offense if preseason is any indication, giving him sky-high PPR upside once again in 2016.

  • Kenny Stills WR | MIA

    Dolphins' Kenny Stills: Leads team in receiving, targets Thursday

    Stills secured four of six targets for 46 yards in Thursday's 17-6 preseason victory over the Falcons.

    The fourth-year pro continued his impressive preseason by pacing the Dolphins in yardsage and targets, while tying Jarvis Landry for the team high in catches. Stills connected with Ryan Tannehill early and often, with their only hiccup coming when the receiver inadvertently assisted Marcus Trufant in making an interception by tipping a pass up in the air and into the corner's hands. The OU product appears to be very comfortable in new head coach Adam Gase's offensive system, and if preseason is any indication, could be in for a much better season than his initial campaign in a Dolphins uniform.

  • Trevor Siemian QB | DEN

    Broncos' Trevor Siemian: To play "a lot" Saturday

    Siemian (shoulder) will play "a lot" in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, said head coach Gary Kubiak on Thursday.

    Although he was limited in practice earlier in the week with a sore shoulder, Siemian has shown the coaching staff over the last few days that he'll be ready when the Broncos take the field Saturday. Given that starters play most of the game during the third week of the preseason and Kubiak said that Siemian will play a lot, it appears that the Northwestern product will be getting the start against Los Angeles.

  • Arian Foster RB | MIA

    Dolphins' Arian Foster: Scores first touchdown as Dolphin

    Foster garnered 10 yards and a touchdown on five carries and secured both of his targets for 20 yards in Thursday's 17-6 preseason victory over the Falcons.

    The Pro Bowl visited the end zone for the first time in a Dolphins uniform, scoring from two yards out early in the second quarter. Foster was more impressive in the passing game, tallying a 16-yard reception on one of his two catches. While his night may not have been particularly noteworthy, neither was main competitor Jay Ajayi's, meaning that Foster likely remains on track for the top tailback spot come the initial regular-season depth chart.

  • Corey Fuller WR | DET

    Lions' Corey Fuller: To begin season on PUP list

    Fuller (foot) will begin the season on the physically unable to perform list, meaning that he will be out for at least the first six weeks of the year, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    A broken foot landed Fuller on the PUP list to begin training camp, so with roster cut-downs and Week 1 approaching, the Lions will opt to keep him on that list to begin the year. Fortunately, Fuller is only expected to need the minimum amount of time on the PUP list (six weeks) before returning to action. In the interim, Golden Tate and Marvin Jones figure to serve as the starting wideouts for the Lions and the recently acquired Anquan Boldin should see additional snaps while Fuller is sidelined.

  • Jay Ajayi RB | MIA

    Dolphins' Jay Ajayi: Finds tough sledding on ground Thursday

    Ajayi totaled 11 yards on his seven carries and secured both of his targets for 12 yards in Thursday's 17-6 preseason victory over the Falcons.

    The second-year back couldn't get anything going on the ground, with six of his 11 yards coming on one carry. Ryan Tannehill's 22 yards actually paced the Dolphins in rushing on the night, an indication of stingy the Falcons defense was overall. The lack of overall success means that he wasn't outshone by any of the other backs competing for a roster spot, but both the team and Ajayi surely are hoping that he can begin to garner a much higher degree of success once the regular campaign kicks off.