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August 23, 2019
It was another “Welcome to the NFL, kid” moment for Daniel Jones, and in some ways, the Giants’ rookie quarterback surprised by how quickly he got up.
Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson beat Nate Solder and crushed Jones from his blind side, pummeling the former Duke star into the turf as the ball squirted away. The Giants recovered the fumble, but there’s no question Jones felt the hit.
What Jones did next checked off yet another box in his maturation in the second quarter of the Giants’ eventual 25-23 preseason victory over the Bengals on Thursday night. (READ MORE) by Art Stapleton
The Carolina Panthers’ most prized offensive player made an early exit from the team’s third preseason game. Quarterback Cam Newton left Thursday night’s contest against the New England Patriots after sustaining a foot injury in the first quarter. (Read More) by Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz
Josh Rosen played well enough to tighten the Miami Dolphins’ quarterback competition. Rosen came off the bench late in the third quarter and engineered a 99-yard touchdown drive, helping the Dolphins to a 22-7 preseason victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night.
Rosen, who is battling Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting job for Miami (2-1), was 5-for-7 for 59 yards and a touchdown and ran four times for 23 yards. (READ MORE) by Associated Press
Aaron Rodgers briefly looked at a removable piece of the north end zone during early pregame warmups. One Green Bay Packers player asked an observer, “Are we going to play?” as for the better part of four hours the team’s front office, team doctor and training staff expressed concern with two patches of end zone Thursday night at IG Field. (READ MORE) by Jim Owczarski
If Case Keenum is still the leader in Washington’s quarterback competition, rookie Dwayne Haskins at least gave coach Jay Gruden more to think about.
Haskins led Washington to three second-half scoring drives, including two set up by Atlanta’s lost fumbles while attempting to field punts, and the Redskins took a 19-7 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. (READ MORE) by Associated Press
The Baltimore Ravens won for the 16th straight time in the preseason, beating the Philadelphia Eagles 26-15 in a lightning-shortened game at Lincoln Financial Field.
This is the longest such streak in the NFL in at least 25 years, according to Elias Sports Bureau data. The last time the Ravens lost in the preseason was Sept. 3, 2015, which was two days before current Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson played his first college game at Louisville. (READ MORE) by Jamison Hensley