Buffalo named Jeff Tuel as its starting QB for the opener against the Patriots, should EJ Manuel be unable to play. Tuel's inefficient play Saturday night against the Redskins provides little reason to be optimistic.
There is no way of sugarcoating it, when playing linebacker Werner was a liability for the Colts' run defense Sunday night against the Giants. Are the Colts better off leaving their first round pick at defensive end?
The rookie from Wisconsin ran well but as long as Peyton Manning is taking snaps in Denver, backs need to be effective in the passing game too. Ball struggled in this role throughout the first half of the Broncos' preseason tilt with the Seahawks.
Replacing a legend is never easy but in Baltimore, rookies Matt Elam and Arthur Brown flashed the instincts, physicality and athleticism in their second preseason game to help the defending champs imagine moving past future Hall of Famers Ed Reed and Ray Lewis.
Rookie or not, any receiver catching passes from Tom Brady can emerge as a relevant NFL player. Thompkins was Brady's favorite target against the Eagles and has earned rave reviews during training camp.