What you need to know about position battles, injuries and more

10) Good to see the 2021 Titans first-round pick Caleb Farley healthy and playing football again. The amount of football he has played in the preseason indicates that he is behind the rookie. Roger McCreary, making Farley fourth in the depth chart. It looks a bit stiff. The Titans’ young cornerbacks — their top four players at the position were drafted in the first three rounds since 2020 — could make or break their defense.

eleven) former eagle matt prior he’s set to take over the Colts’ starting left tackle job. Coupled with doubts at right guard and a general lack of depth, this group is clearly inferior to the one Philip Rivers played two years ago.

12) I’ll admit I’m not familiar with the undrafted Steelers rookie running back jaylen warren one month ago. Now it seems to be favorite for backup work behind najee harrisaccording to Mark Kaboly of the athletic. The man is 5-foot-8 and a cousin of “Fast” Willie Parker. What could not be loved?

13) mack hollins he has become the Raiders’ No. 3 receiver. He’s not a fantasy sleeper, but it’s impressive how Hollins landed a job in a deep group.

14) anthony gibson he did not have a special teams role in Ron Rivera’s first two seasons as Washington coach. Gibson returned kickoff on Saturday, moments before the rookie. brian robinson he started the game as a runner. Gibson had two carries and three catches in the game, mostly playing off the bench. While I don’t think the two running backs have swapped roles, Rivera said flatly last week that he will go with the hot hand as a running back and that Gibson needs to “run harder. After Gibson received 206 touches as a rookie and 300 last season, it’s safe to expect a reduced workload from the 24-year-old.

fifteen) Before Malcolm Rodriguez stole the heart of america in hard knocksgot a crucial stamp of approval in this column two weeks ago. This is not a fabricated story, but the result of a surprise position battle that is documented in real time. Rodrigo’s promotion could also say a lot about the Lions’ linebacker depth chart, which he doesn’t yet have, where Derrick Barnes Y jarrad davis they are also competing for snapshots. I love the Lions’ defensive coaching staff, but there are a lot of questions for this group at linebacker and cornerback.

sixteen) In a modest surprise, the 2020 No. 3 overall pick Jeff Okuda it is trend towards win a starting job opposite Amani Oruwariye, by Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. While this is based, at least in part, on the up-and-down game of will harrisshould be a welcome event for Lions.

17) It’s great to see a young player realize a lifelong dream in real time. USFL Most Valuable Player KaVontae Turpin Returned to point Y kick off for touchdowns during the cowboys win Saturday night. For the second half of the game, he was asked to remove his shoulder pads, and Dallas coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that Turpin will return to start the season. Considering how skinny the Cowboys are at wide receiver, he shouldn’t be surprised to see Turpin thrown into the mix as a gadget player.

(Meanwhile, the Chargers’ special teams are clearly in midseason form, allowing two touchdowns in one half.)

18) According to Nick Eastman in the Cowboy Team Website2021 second-round pick Joseph Kelvinh is not a lock to make the final list. That would be a surprise, but he clearly hasn’t made it to the Cowboys’ top corner rotation: Trevon Diggs, anthony brown Y jourdan lewis. With Lewis (hamstring) possibly out of Week 1, fifth-round rookie DaRon Bland you can be next in line after receiving love during camp.

19) A Sunday headline from the OG site pewter report: “Bucks” (Kyle) trask The experiment is almost over.” While that feels tough, Trask probably missed his chance to be the Bucs’ backup quarterback this season with a rocky outing. against the titans. Tom Bradywho went back to practice on Monday, it must be endorsed by blaine gabert again.

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