Jay Ajayi rushed seven times for 11 yards in Thursday's preseason game, adding two catches for an additional 12 yards.
Ajayi actually got the start for the third straight game, but unsurprisingly ended up rotating evenly with Arian Foster, with the duo trading series. Foster's numbers weren't great, either, but he looked much smoother than his sophomore teammate. The same can be said for the Dolphins' offense. Ajayi could actually get some work in the preseason finale, but if he doesn't, he finishes the exhibition season with 15 carries for 36 yards (2.4 YPC). Foster is the clear lead back in South Beach.
Arian Foster rushed five times for 10 yards and a touchdown and caught 2-of-2 targets for 20 yards in the Dolphins' third preseason game.
Jay Ajayi started the game, but Foster was the more-effective back. He showed nifty moves on his receptions and his short touchdown run, using his always-superb vision to maneuver around the Falcons' defense en route to pay dirt. The Dolphins gave four running backs first-team snaps -- Ajayi, Foster, Isaiah Pead, and Damien Williams. The offense moved best with Foster on the field. Although he will remain a major injury risk, that risk is also baked into Foster's middle-round ADP. He should open the season as a lower-end RB2 option.
Julio Jones left the Falcons' third preseason game with an ankle injury.
The injury appeared to happen on a deep-ball attempt to Jones. Jones came up limping, but the injury didn't look serious. We'll update when there is more info. The Falcons called Jones "questionable" to return, but we suspect he's done for the night regardless. He played ten snaps and caught a 17-yard pass.
Falcons first-round SS Keanu Neal exited Thursday night's third preseason game against the Dolphins with a knee injury.
Neal's left knee looked to buckle on a replay, but reports are trainers were working on his right knee. Neal had to be escorted off the field and eventually walked to the locker room under his own power. It was a non-contact injury. Neal is supposed to be coach Dan Quinn's new Kam Chancellor.
The Indianapolis Star calls Robert Turbin the Colts' "likely No. 2 back."
During an abysmal preseason, spring hype bunny Josh Ferguson has plummeted to No. 4 on the depth chart behind Turbin and Jordan Todman. Todman is also a core special teams player, which assures him a spot on the game-day roster. Assuming Ferguson even makes the 53, he could open the season as a healthy scratch.
Jermon Bushrod and Laremy Tunsil are the Dolphins' starting guards for Thursday's regular season dress rehearsal.
Neither player has run with their job the way the Dolphins had hoped this summer, but both are firmly on track to start Week 1. Tunsil is probably a little more secure than Bushrod, who has been struggling to put away Billy Turner. Turner is a bad player.
A.J. Green's first child is due in "about a month."
Green said Thursday that he "will miss a game if it comes to that," and there's "no way" he would miss the birth of his first born. This is a respectable stance from Green, but also one that could have fantasy implications. It sounds like the child's due date is near the Bengals' Week 3 game against Denver.
Appearing on Mike Clay's Sirius Fantasy show, ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold stated that Trevor Siemian "has won the starting job."
Siemian apparently "won the starting job" in a preseason game he was pick sixed by 49ers FS Eric Reid. More accurately, Mark Sanchez outright lost the starting job with three turnovers in Denver's first two exhibitions, and Paxton Lynch isn't quite ready yet. Siemian is on track to start Week 1, but if he starts the season slow, coach Gary Kubiak could have a quick hook.