Pro Football Notebook-Thursday-August 20th

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NFL-Preaseason Preview…Schedule-Weekend #2

Browns-Buffalo….Bills have 5-injured running backs…Tyrod Taylor gets start at QB ahead of Matt Cassell and EJ Manuel….Cleveland coaches upset at poor camp RBs having…Josh McCown starts at QB….Johnny Manziel had good lst weekend-can he duplicate it again.

Seahawks-Chiefs…Seattle offensive line very poor last weekend…..Chiefs may have QB quandary if Chase Daniels continues to get team into end zone while Alex Smith puts pedestrian numbers together…KC searching for replacement for injured NT-Dontari Poe.

Lions-Redskins…Redskins QB-RGIII feuding with media about being misquoted….Washington has lost 3-TEs and now DeSean Jackson hurt-shoulder…..Lions looking to grow WRs opposite Calvin Johnson.

Titans-St Louis….Rams decide will not play lst round pick RB-Todd Gurley in any preseason games as he rehabs off knee surgery….Rams pass rush goes after rookie QB-Marcus Mariota, coming off good lst game..

Miami-Carolina….Panther devastated losing both WRs Kelvin Benjamin and Stephen Hill for the year with knee injuries…Dolphins Nadomakong Suh expected to play this weekend in rebuilt Dolphin defense.

Falcons-Jets….New York needs to limit hits on QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick now that Geno Smith is gone with broken jaw…Falcons still searching for run game to compliment Matt Ryan-Julio Jones.

Ravens-Eagles…Philadelphia to unveil DeMarco Murray and Ryan Matthews vs strong Baltimore run defense….QB-Sam Bradford to make debut…then spotty backup Mark Sanchez.

Bears-Colts…Jay Cutler seems to like playing for new coaching staff…but loss of WR-Kevin White a blow…Colts veterans led by newcomer Frank Gore should get more snaps this week.

Jaguars-Giants…Both teams ripped by injuries in camp….Giants a mess in secondary with 4-DBs out….Jaguars need WR help for Blake Bortels.

Patriots-Saints…Jimmy Garoffolo likely to get more snaps this week with Tom Brady suspension hearing continuing….Drew Brees needs to find receiver help with Jimmy Graham-Ken Stills departures.

Raiders-Vikings…Oakland camp aglow with Derek Carr-Amari Cooper passing tandem-impressive so far….Vikings look very balanced on offense and seem poised to take next step with Ted Bridgewater-Adrian Peterson combo.

Broncos-Texans..Houston QB situation unresolved….Denver offensive line very spotty last weekend-now Peyton Manning will start this game…Ronnie Hillman coming off strong lst weekend game.

Packers-Steelers….Aaron Rodgers to test rebuilt Steelers secondary….Pittsburgh needs to stay away from injuries-depth real issue in camp.

Cowboys-49ers…Dallas didn’t play front liners on offense last week…have 5-RBs ailing right now….San Francisco has 16-new key players as starters-Colin Kaeperneck operating behind patchwork offensive line.

Bengals-Bucs…Jameis Winston went (9-19) in debut…Bengals pretty good defense….Cincinnati testing new people in back seven on defense.

Chargers-Arizona…San Diego offense looks very good….defense gave up yards to Cowboys reserves….Cardinals Carson Palmer razor sharp last week….now Chris Johnson joins Cards as RB….San Diego gets sterner test this weekend..

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