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  49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo has disastrous debut    Tue Aug 20, 12:11 AM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) made his preseason debut Monday, Aug. 19 against the Denver Broncos. He completed just one of his six pass attempts for zero yards and an interception.

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  49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo rusty Monday    Tue Aug 20, 12:08 AM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed one of his six pass attempts for zero yards and an interception in a 24-15 preseason win over the Denver Broncos Monday, Aug. 19.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock undergoes X-rays    Mon Aug 19, 10:37 PM

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (hand) underwent X-rays on his right hand and they came back negative, according to a source.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock suffers injury    Mon Aug 19, 10:03 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (hand) suffered a right hand injury during the preseason game Monday, Aug. 19, and is considered questionable to return.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey set to play    Mon Aug 19, 04:27 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton and RB Christian McCaffrey are scheduled to play with the rest of the team's starters in Thursday, Aug. 22's preseason game against the New England Patriots. 'They've been the gold standard for a long time,'' head coach Ron Rivera said. 'You want to go out and see just how good you are. It is a good measuring stick as to who we can be as a football team.''

Footballguys view: Reporters around the team have marveled at Newton's deep passing in camp. He struggled with shoulder problems last year and had to change his game. With Newton near full strength, we could see a return of the deep pass in 2019.

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  Packers | GB planning for Aaron Rodgers to play Thursday    Mon Aug 19, 02:18 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is expected to play Thursday, Aug. 22, according to general manager Brian Gutekunst.

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  Eagles | Cody Kessler returns to practice    Mon Aug 19, 01:41 PM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Cody Kessler (concussion) is at practice Monday, Aug. 19, while wearing a uniform.

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  Dolphins | Ryan Fitzpatrick not a lock to start    Mon Aug 19, 12:32 PM

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is not cemented as the team's starter, despite him starting the third preseason game, according to head coach Brian Flores.

Footballguys view: That's what Flores has to say, but all signs point towards Fitzpatrick beginning the season as the starter. If (when?) he struggles, the team could turn things over to 2018 first-round pick Josh Rosen.

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  Seahawks | Geno Smith unable to play    Mon Aug 19, 01:59 AM

Seattle Seahawks QB Geno Smith (knee) did not play in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 19 against the Minnesota Vikings. He is expected to return for the third preseason contest Saturday, Aug. 24 against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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  Seahawks | Paxton Lynch OK after game    Mon Aug 19, 01:55 AM

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks QB Paxton Lynch (head) appeared to be fine after leaving with a head injury Sunday, Aug. 18. He was not available to the media, but was seen in the locker room talking to staffers and teammates. 'He felt like he was OK,' head coach Pete Carroll said. 'But he's still got to pass those (concussion protocol) test. So we have to recognize all the process and take care of that.'

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson sharp in win    Sun Aug 18, 11:35 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed six of his nine passes for 82 yards and rushed twice for nine yards in 25-19 preseason loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Aug. 18.

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  Seahawks | Paxton Lynch leaves game    Sun Aug 18, 11:31 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Paxton Lynch (head) exited the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Aug. 18, after taking a hit to the head while sliding.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill does it all    Sun Aug 18, 08:27 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill completed 11 of his 15 pass attempts for 136 yards and two touchdowns and rushed five times for 53 yards in a 19-17 preseason win over the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Aug. 18.

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  Redskins | Case Keenum heading toward Week 1 start    Sun Aug 18, 03:32 PM

Washington Redskins QB Case Keenum is on track to the be the Week 1 starter under center, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter Sunday, Aug. 18. Head coach Jay Gruden said Colt McCoy (leg) may not be ready to return from a broken leg until 'two or three weeks into the season.'

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Keenum should open the season as the starter but Washington should turn things over to 2019 first-round pick Dwayne Haskins at some point. While Keenum is a 'bridge' quarterback, Haskins is the franchise quarterback of the future. He'll start soon enough.

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  Redskins | Colt McCoy saw specialist about injury    Sun Aug 18, 01:33 PM

Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (leg) said Sunday, Aug. 18, that he has visited a foot specialist to have his injured right leg examined as he's had trouble getting a full push off the leg when passing.

Footballguys view: McCoy is the No. 3 quarterback for Washington and has no shot of moving up the depth chart before the start of the regular season. McCoy said there has been no setback, but there's still no timetable when he'll be 100 percent.

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  Titans | Tennessee QB job up for grabs?    Sun Aug 18, 12:16 PM

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota isn't a lock to open the season as the team's starter, according to camp observers and even if Mariota does beat out offseason addition Ryan Tannehill, he will have a short leash.

Footballguys view: The practice reports out of Tennessee have been hinting at this. There are rumblings about some of the coaching staff actually preferring Tannehill. We should see Mariota get a quick hook if he struggles during the regular season.

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  Eagles | PHI backup QB situation somewhat unsettled    Sun Aug 18, 11:44 AM

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said no decision has been made on whether QB Josh McCown or QB Nate Sudfeld (wrist) would be the team's second quarterback once Sudfeld's broken left wrist has fully healed.

Footballguys view: Sudfeld is a tall pocket passer and we've always appreciated his skill set in deep dynasty formats. McCown is the seasoned veteran who gives the Eagles quality depth if starter Carson Wentz is banged up again.

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  Patriots | Big game for Jarrett Stidham    Sat Aug 17, 10:21 PM

New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham completed 14 of his 19 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown in a 22-17 preseason win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 17.

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  Browns | Drew Stanton still the backup    Sat Aug 17, 09:53 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Garrett Gilbert completed 13 of his 19 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-18 preseason win over the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Aug. 17, but head coach Freddie Kitchens said QB Drew Stanton remains the backup quarterback.

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  Colts | Andrew Luck works out Saturday    Sat Aug 17, 04:20 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (ankle) worked out on the field before the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17, and appeared to be moving around well.

Footballguys view: It's a bit of good news for Luck after what has been a disappointing news cycle for the veteran quarterback during training camp. The team is optimistic that Luck will be ready for Week 1 of the regular season.

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  Cardinals | Kyler Murray to play more in preseason game    Sat Aug 17, 04:10 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray will play at least the first half of the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Footballguys view: We want to see how Murray responds after struggling against the Raiders in week two of the preseason. Murray is a quick learner, so he has to take what he learned the last time out and improve. The Raiders confused Murray with some coverage and blitz schemes on Thursday night. Fantasy GMs have been going wild about Murray in drafts, and he's got a current ADP of QB9 (8.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Dolphins | Ryan Fitzpatrick likely to start next game    Sat Aug 17, 01:33 PM

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick likely will be the starting quarterback for the third preseason game, according to head coach Brian Flores.

Footballguys view: That's a good sign that Fitzpatrick will begin the regular season as the starter. Nothing is set in stone of course, but the competition between Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen will continue for another week or so.

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  Jaguars | Jacksonville adds Elijah Hood    Sat Aug 17, 01:08 PM

Free-agent RB Elijah Hood (Panthers) signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday, Aug. 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived QB Tanner Lee.

Footballguys view: Hood is a big back who can grind inside. They've got some banged up running backs, specifically Alfred Blue, at this time and needed some depth at the position.

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  Eagles | Josh McCown signed    Sat Aug 17, 11:01 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles signed free-agent QB Josh McCown (Jets) to a one-year contract Saturday, Aug. 17, according to multiple sources.

Footballguys view: McCown had retired following the 2018 season to become a broadcaster for ESPN but will put those plans on hold until after this season. He'll work as the backup to Carson Wentz in 2019. The Eagles needed help at the position with Nate Sudfeld (wrist) and Cody Kessler (concussion) banged up.

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  Broncos | Kevin Hogan still in the mix for QB2    Sat Aug 17, 02:40 AM

Denver Broncos QB Kevin Hogan is 'absolutely' still in competition for the backup job with QB Drew Lock, according to offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello; Lock has received the majority of the second-team reps during practice this past week.

Footballguys view: That's what the team has to say at this point but Drew Lock is taking over. We've seen an increase in Lock's snaps with the second-team offense over the last week or so. If Lock continues to progress, he could open the season as the primary backup to Joe Flacco.

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  Panthers | Taylor Heinicke to get a look at QB2?    Sat Aug 17, 02:13 AM

Carolina Panthers QB Taylor Heinicke could be thrust back into the mix for the No. 2 quarterback job after completing 8 of 12 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills on Friday, Aug. 16, in the opinion of ESPN's David Newton.

Footballguys view: The Panthers other backup quarterbacks, Kyle Allen and Will Grier, have had struggles this training camp and preseason. Heinicke is also familiar with offensive coordinator Norv Turner and seems to have a leg up on the competition.

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  Giants | Mixed results for Daniel Jones    Sat Aug 17, 12:06 AM

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones completed 11 of his 14 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown and lost a pair of fumbles in a 32-13 preseason win over the Chicago Bears Friday, Aug. 16.

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  Dolphins | Uninspiring line from Josh Rosen    Fri Aug 16, 11:40 PM

Miami Dolphins QB Josh Rosen completed 10 of his 18 passes for 102 yards in a 16-14 preseason loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 16. He was also sacked three times.

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  Bills | Josh Allen sharp in win    Fri Aug 16, 10:15 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen completed nine of his 11 passes for 102 yards and rushed once for a yard in a 27-14 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 16.

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  Seahawks | J.T. Barrett could have his chance    Fri Aug 16, 09:40 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB J.T. Barrett could see playing time in the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Aug. 18, in the opinion of Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune.

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  Seahawks | Geno Smith back at practice    Fri Aug 16, 09:38 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Geno Smith (knee) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 16, and could play in the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Aug. 18.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers sitting Sunday    Fri Aug 16, 09:33 PM

Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers will not play in the preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Aug. 18, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers expected back Sunday    Fri Aug 16, 06:48 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (back) is expected to participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 18. He missed the second preseason game because of back tightness.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton to sit out    Fri Aug 16, 04:46 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton will not play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 16, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Newton has reworked his throwing motion to reduce the torque on his shoulder. The team doesn't want to have Newton get banged up in a meaningless game. We'll see if he plays later in the preseason.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers likely to play out deal    Fri Aug 16, 01:26 PM

Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is likely to play out the final season of his current four-year, $83.25 million contract in 2019 before he and the team address a new deal next offseason, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Rivers has a cap hit of $23 million in 2019, then he's set to be an unrestricted free agent. If he stays healthy and plays like everyone expects, we can't see the Chargers letting him get away.

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  Packers | Coach cautious with Aaron Rodgers    Fri Aug 16, 12:46 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (back) was held out of the team's exhibition game against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Aug. 15, due to back tightness, and head coach Matt LaFleur said afterward it's not a 'necessity' to have Rodgers play at all in the preseason. 'I think we'd like to see him, but you're talking about a veteran quarterback that's played a lot of football,' LaFleur said via PackersNews.com following Thursday's game. 'I don't think it's a necessity, but it's certainly something that we'd like to see.'

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson advised to slide more    Fri Aug 16, 12:33 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson chatted with Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers after the teams' preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15. 'Have a great season, man,' Rodgers said at the end of the conversation. 'Slide a little bit.'

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  Jaguars | Gardner Minshew locking down QB2 role    Fri Aug 16, 02:31 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew completed 19 of 29 passes for 202 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, Aug .15, and 'pretty much cemented' his status as the team's backup quarterback, in the opinion of ESPN's Mike DiRocco.

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  Eagles | Cody Kessler enters concussion protocol    Fri Aug 16, 02:29 AM

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Cody Kessler (head) was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol Thursday, Aug. 15.

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  Raiders | Mike Glennon shines Thursday    Thu Aug 15, 11:34 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Mike Glennon completed 11 of his 14 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns in a 33-26 preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, Aug. 15.

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  Cardinals | Kyler Murray roughed up    Thu Aug 15, 11:17 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray completed three of his eight passes for 12 yards and rushed once for four yards in a 33-26 preseason loss to the Oakland Raiders Thursday, Aug. 15. He was also sacked twice.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals offense looked overwhelmed. Cam Newton's first preseason was a disaster so we can't read too much into this, but if the trend continues, it could be a bad indicator for this new offense.

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  Bengals | Ryan Finley sharp Thursday    Thu Aug 15, 10:56 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QB Ryan Finley completed 20 of his 26 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-13 preseason win over the Washington Redskins Thursday, Aug. 15.

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  Ravens | Decent showing for Lamar Jackson     Thu Aug 15, 10:42 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson completed six of his 10 pass attempts for 58 yards and rushed twice for 14 yards in a 26-13 preseason win over the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Aug. 15.

Footballguys view: Jackson had one run that was Michael Vick-esque with elusiveness and speed. He should be rising up draft boards with an easy early schedule of Miami, Arizona and Kansas City.

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  Colts | Indy optimistic about Andrew Luck for Week 1    Thu Aug 15, 08:11 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (ankle) continues to be sidelined because an ankle issue, but the Colts have guarded optimism about Luck's availability for Week 1.

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  Eagles | Cody Kessler leaves game    Thu Aug 15, 07:31 PM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Cody Kessler (head) left the preseason game early Thursday, Aug. 15, and is being evaluated for a head injury.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers ruled out    Thu Aug 15, 07:01 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (back) will not play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15, because of back tightness.

Footballguys view: No need to force Rodgers out there. The team says holding Rodgers out is a precautionary move.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr more comfortable with Jon Gruden    Thu Aug 15, 05:06 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr said Thursday, Aug. 15, he is feeling more comfortable talking with head coach Jon Gruden this year than last. 'Year 2, we're having different level of conversations,' Carr said. 'I have two offseasons under my belt, almost two training camps under my belt, I have a full year of experience under my belt, of knowing what checks he wants, what he wants me to get to, what his thought process is on third-and-short, on second-and-short, I know what routes he wants me checking to versus different looks. I'm doing my best just to execute this difficult offense. There's just so much on the quarterback's plate that it's different from some of the other systems that I've been in.'

Footballguys view: Carr has playmakers around him on offense, so it's up to him to translate that into production and points. Getting comfortable with Gruden and his high expectations is nothing but a good thing. Carr could easily outperform his current ADP of QB23 (14.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  XFL | Landry Jones joins new league    Thu Aug 15, 02:34 PM

Former Pittsburgh Steelers QB Landry Jones signed a contract with the XFL Thursday, Aug. 15. Jones is the first quarterback to sign with the new league.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady says no to coaching    Thu Aug 15, 01:56 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said Thursday, Aug. 15, he has no plans on becoming a coach after his playing career ends. 'Oh, hell no, I'm never coaching,' Brady said. 'Playing is enough for me.'

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston struggling    Thu Aug 15, 01:37 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston was 'shaky again' Thursday, Aug. 15, during the second straight day of joint practices with the Miami Dolphins.

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