Zac Stacy ate up 68 yards on 20 rushes and added two catches for 30 yards and a touchdown in Thursday’s preseason win over the Eagles.
It wasn’t the most efficient effort in the world, though Stacy made a few nice plays including a 25-yard catch on a screen from Matt Flynn. Stacy will finish the preseason with 154 rushing yards on 44 carries and another seven catches for 79 yards and two touchdowns. He’ll remain third on the running back depth chart at least until Stevan Ridley returns from knee surgery.
Bears rookie Jeremy Langford rushed nine times for 55 yards in the Bears' preseason finale.
He put a bow on his first NFL preseason with 153 yards on 28 runs (5.46 YPC), adding three receptions for 30 yards. Since a slow exhibition opener, Langford has begun to put heat on Jacquizz Rodgers for the Bears' primary backup job behind Matt Forte. In the event of a Forte injury, we suspect Rodgers and Langford would share time. Ka'Deem Carey could be the odd man out.
Texans QB Tom Savage exited the team's fourth preseason game with an apparent right shoulder (throwing) injury.
Savage's shoulder was driven into the ground after he made a throw in the fourth quarter. He left to the locker room for X-rays and is done for the game. Savage completed 18-of-30 passes for 135 yards, two touchdowns and an interception before leaving.
Browns rookie WR Vince Mayle caught two passes for 17 yards in Thursday night's preseason finale.
The Browns' fourth-round pick has been awful this preseason, showing no ability to outrun defensive backs even against second- and third-team defenses. He was flagged Thursday night for an illegal block on a 54-yard punt return by Darius Jennings, wiping out a big play. Mayle also was the intended target on a 25-yard pick six. Mayle will enter the weekend squarely on the roster bubble.
Terrance West rushed nine times for 35 yards and caught a 16-yard pass in the Browns' preseason finale.
Isaiah Crowell (rest) and Duke Johnson (concussion) did not play, and after the game coach Mike Pettine announced Crowell has the "edge" to start in Week 1 against the Jets. West has remained up-and-down in his second NFL preseason. He will probably mix in behind Crowell until Johnson gets healthy.
Browns coach Mike Pettine said Isaiah Crowell has the edge over Terrance West for the starting running back job.
Neither player has had a particularly exciting preseason, but Crowell is the more talented runner with the higher ceiling. Both players should get carries against the Jets Week 1, and Duke Johnson (concussion) will be in the mix as well once he returns. This backfield will once again be difficult to project week to week.
Chiefs rookie Chris Conley caught three balls for 38 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's preseason finale.
Conley's touchdown came from 15 yards out on a skinny post, with Chase Daniel executing a pretty throw against zone coverage. Although straight-linish, Conley has big-play potential and should earn more and more looks with the first team as the Chiefs' season moves forward. He's a clear and present threat to Albert Wilson's starting job across from Jeremy Maclin.
Dwayne Bowe played into the third quarter of Thursday's preseason finale, catching 1-of-2 targets for eight yards.
The grab was Bowe's lone catch of the summer. Despite the fact that Bowe missed Cleveland's first two preseason games with a hamstring injury, it's extremely bizarre for a nine-year veteran — one who received $9.5 million guaranteed in March — to play into the third quarter of the final preseason game. It lends some credence to the scuttlebutt that Bowe's roster is in danger, though Browns in-house analyst Nathan Zegura has insisted that's not the case. What is the case is that Bowe isn't going to be a fantasy option catching passes from Josh McCown.