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  • Carson Palmer QB | ARI

    Cardinals' Carson Palmer: Will play under snap count Saturday

    Palmer will max out at approximately 30 snaps in Saturday's preseason game at Atlanta, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

    Head coach Bruce Arians placed a cap on the starting unit, but it doesn't apply to David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald, who will both get just a brief spell on the field. If Palmer reaches the expected number of snaps, he'll have built up from 15 in preseason Week 1 to 30 in the upcoming exhibition. Once he yields the floor to the reserves, Drew Stanton will likely receive the next chance to direct the offense.

  • Scott Tolzien QB | IND

    Colts' Scott Tolzien: Keeping No. 2 QB Job for now

    Head coach Chuck Pagano said Tolzien is still the No. 2 quarterback despite a second lackluter effort in Saturday's preseason game, ESPN reports. "It takes 11 guys hitting on all cylinders offensively, defensively and special teams. So Scotty did not play bad," Pagano said.

    Shortly after Saturday's game, Pagano said he would evaluate Indy's quarterback depth chart, but he backed away from those comments Monday. Tolzien is just 12-of-19 for 94 yards passing and hasn't led the team on a touchdown drive in two preseason games. With no reports of Andrew Luck being close to being removed from the PUP list, it increasingly looks like the Colts will start the No. 2 QB in the team's first regular season game. Another poor outing from Tolzien in the team's third preseason game and the Colts could look at Stephen Morris as the No. 2 QB.

  • Josh McCown QB | NYJ

    Jets' Josh McCown: Expected to be named starter next week

    McCown is expected to be named the Jets' starting quarterback when coach Todd Bowles makes his announcement next Monday, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

    McCown is the heavy favorite to win New York's starting gig, as neither Christian Hackenberg nor Bryce Petty has made a strong claim for the job. After sitting out the Jets' most recent preseason game, McCown is anticipated to feature prominently in this Saturday's meeting with the Giants. After that contest, Bowles is expected to declare a starter next Monday. Although McCown is poised to cement his status, the fact that the 38-year-old has played more than eight games just once over the past four seasons suggests Hackenberg and/or Petty could get a shot to start before this season is over.

  • Paxton Lynch QB | DEN

    Broncos' Paxton Lynch: Loses quarterback competition

    Lynch will serve as the Broncos' second-string quarterback after the team named Trevor Siemian its starter on Monday.

    Lynch's transition from the American Athletic Conference to the NFL put him behind Siemian in his quest to start as a rookie, but despite Lynch serving as an understudy last year, the 2016 first-rounder was still unable to unseat Siemian as Denver's starter this time around. Although the Memphis product drew praise for his performance in shells, once the Broncos strapped on their pads, it was Siemian who prevailed in the competition. In the wake of Lynch losing out again, his fantasy value will remain reliant on an injury to Siemian to be significant outside of dynasty formats.

  • Trevor Siemian QB | DEN

    Broncos' Trevor Siemian: Named starting quarterback

    Siemian was named the Broncos' starting quarterback Monday.

    Siemian wins Denver's starting gig over Paxton Lynch for a second straight year. The 25-year-old has completed 14 of 18 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown in two preseason games thus far. Upon his appointment Monday, Siemian will now be prepared to play the majority of Saturday's dress rehearsal against the Packers. In 14 starts last season, Siemian finished with 3,401 passing yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

  • Cam Newton QB | CAR

    Panthers' Cam Newton: Trending toward playing Thursday

    Newton (shoulder) increased his practice reps Monday and is on track to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

    Newton drew praise from coach Ron Rivera for his performance Monday, with the Panthers head man indicating the quarterback looked "really good." If all goes well, Newton appears poised to make his first appearance in a game since undergoing shoulder surgery in March. While his status for Thursday's contest still needs to be confirmed, Newton's likely participation during the preseason likely cements his availability heading into Week 1.

  • Joe Flacco QB | BAL

    Ravens' Joe Flacco: Return date still uncertain

    Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday that the earliest Flacco (back) could begin practicing again is Aug. 27, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

    Flacco was ruled out of practice this week, leaving the day after the Ravens' third preseason game against the Bills as the first opportunity for him to take the field during training camp. Although it's already been determined that Flacco won't play in a exhibition contest, the Ravens are still planning to have him available for Week 1. If Flacco is able to start practicing Aug. 27, he would have two weeks to prepare for Baltimore's season opener versus the Bengals.

  • Trevor Siemian QB | DEN

    Broncos' Trevor Siemian: Poised to be named starter

    The Broncos are expected to name Siemian as their starting quarterback Monday, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

    Broncos coach Vance Joseph is expected to deliver the news when he meets with the media later Monday. Siemian will claim the gig over 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch. While Siemian does not posses Lynch's arm strength or athleticism, the 25-year-old is the more polished signal caller at this stage of their respective development curves. From a fantasy standpoint, Siemian's upside isn't especially high, but having talented wideouts Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders as his top two targets should help the quarterback's numbers.

  • Trevor Siemian QB | DEN

    Broncos' Trevor Siemian: Staking claim to starting role

    Siemian appears to be ahead of Paxton Lynch in the competition for the starting quarterback and could be formally named the starter as soon as Monday, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

    Siemian and Paxton Lynch have dueled for the second straight summer for the right to open the campaign as the Broncos' signal caller. Like last season, it appears Siemian is destined to earn that designation, as he's most closely met new coach Vance Joseph's criteria with his play thus far in training camp. In two preseason appearances, Siemian has completed 14 of 18 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown, while Lynch has gone 15 for 22 for just 81 yards. Neither player has turned the ball over, but Siemian showed last season that he's quite capable of limiting mistakes, a trait Joseph values.

  • Lions' Matthew Stafford: No decision on contract talks

    Stafford hasn't determined whether he'll continue to negotiate a contract extension once the regular season starts, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

    Stafford is entering the final year of his contract with the Lions and would become an unrestricted free agent next offseason if he's unable to reach terms on a new deal with the team. Unless progress is made within the next few weeks, Stafford's contract could become an issue heading into the regular season, and it's unclear whether he'd be willing to continue to negotiate or prefer to revisit discussions after the campaign.