Week 3 of the NFL preseason is the “dress rehearsal” for the regular season. Joe Duffy's Picks, the top NFL handicapper of all-time has shared some of his news and notes.
Going against off a home win, undefeated in the preseason is 57-35. It favors Patriots. Carolina is without WR Kelvin Benjamin for the season, so may use this dress rehearsal as opportunity to find replacements. Patriots wideout Julian Edelman it out.
KC with two extra days to prepare as Tits played Sunday night. KC does run 4-3 defense, which Tennessee sees in practice.
Going against off a home win, undefeated in the preseason is 57-35. It favors Titans. Titans tight end Delanie Walker and nose tackle Sammie Hill would both play in Tennessee’s third game of the exhibition season.
Walker, who caught 63 passes for 890 yards and four touchdowns last season, had been out after injuring his thumb in practice Aug. 6.
Hill, who sprained his knee during offseason workouts, began training camp on the physically unable to perform list before being activated Aug. 10. Last season, the seven-year veteran made 33 tackles, with three sacks.
Miami could be down to its third-string left tackle in the so-called dry run for the regular season. Ryan Tannehill been the most-sacked quarterback the past three seasons with 139 and his offensive line is very thinned.
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Miami already has major questions at guard with two starting jobs still open. Now, the Dolphins have added more issues at left tackle. Tannehill is on a nice run during the preseason and is completing 81 percent of his throws.
Atlanta signed veteran QB Rex Grossman indicating the backup spot is very much up for grabs.
Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor, and EJ Manuel are still in a QB battle for Bills. Bills have been very cautious with WR Sammy Watkins and he is questionable. Percy Harvin is very doubtful for Bills.
Robert Griffin III. The first two games have seen Griffin complete just 46.2 percent of his throws. Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins have been more successful, but coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday that the team isn’t diverting from their plan to give Griffin all of the work with the first team. Star WR Desean Jackson is doubtful. Jackson led the league with an average of 20.9 yards per catch last season.
Cornerback Orlando Scandrick is out and the Dallas Cowboys are very thin at CB.
Tampa WR Mike Evans is out.
Josh Johnson has been cut by the Bengals meaning A.J. McCarron is the backup.
Packers WR Jordy Nelson is out. The Green Bay Packers could be without three of five starting offensive linemen led by guards T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton as well as tackle David Bakhtiari.
LB Manti Te’o is questionable for San Diego. Prized rookie and Heisman runner-up Melvin Gordon is expected to finally play at RB for the Bolts.
Brian Quick had been the Rams leading receiver last season when he went down with the injury. He had 25 catches for 375 yards and three touchdowns in seven games for St. Louis.
Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney it out.
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