Brandon Marshall caught four passes for 37 yards in the Bears' third preseason game Thursday night in Seattle.
He saw seven targets, while Alshon Jeffery saw eight -- all from Jay Cutler. Moving all around the formation, Marshall played X and Z receiver as well as the slot. His first big catch went for a nine-yard gain in Seahawks slot CB Jeremy Lane's coverage on Chicago's opening drive. Marshall also got by Richard Sherman on a second-quarter double move for a gain of 21. He has 10 grabs for 72 yards on the exhibition season.
Greg Little caught one pass for six yards in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.
Little was Oakland's No. 4 receiver behind James Jones, Rod Streater and Denarius Moore. He got a few first-team reps on Friday, but predictably did very little with them. Through three preseason games, Little has three catches for 54 yards.
Denard Robinson had one carry for 12 yards in Friday night's preseason game.
Robinson worked with the second- and third-team offenses. He's behind Jordan Todman for the backup job to Toby Gerhart. Robinson is competing with Storm Johnson for the No. 3 running back job. He has 14 carries for 29 yards through three preseason games.
Alshon Jeffery caught 4-of-8 targets for 45 yards in the Bears' third preseason game Friday night at Seattle.
Some folks have focused on Jay Cutler's tendency to "lock onto" Brandon Marshall, but Jeffery was targeted on five of Cutler's initial eight throws in this game. Jeffery's on-field performance was sloppy and inefficient, however, as he dropped a would-be touchdown catch and nearly lost a second-quarter fumble. The Bears would obviously rather Jeffery get these mistakes out of his system now. He has seven catches for 85 yards in the preseason.
Andre Holmes got zero first-team reps in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.
Holmes played behind James Jones, Rod Streater, Denarius Moore and Greg Little. He didn't get any snaps until Matt Schaub left the game in the third quarter and finished with two catches for 27 yards. Holmes opened camp with a ton of buzz as the size/speed specimen came off a flashy 2013 campaign, but this usage suggests he's regressed. He's no longer on our flier lists.
Jay Cutler completed 12-of-20 passes for 157 yards and an interception in the Bears' third preseason game Friday night.
It isn't a surprise that Cutler scuffled against Seattle's first-team defense, particularly on the road. Cutler was ruled on the field to have thrown a second-quarter touchdown to Martellus Bennett, but Marty B's TD was overturned on replay. Cutler made his first bad decision of the preseason on an ensuing play, where he was picked by Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane on a forced throw in scoring position. Cutler's passing stats through three preseason games stand at 28-of-42 for 317 yards, two touchdowns and the one pick.
Patriots WR Brandon LaFell caught 2-of-5 targets for 14 yards against the Panthers Friday night.
LaFell slipped on one of his targets, and had another bounce off his hands. On the bright side, LaFell saw extensive work with the first-team offense, and Tom Brady seems to feel comfortable targeting him. LaFell is unlikely to be a fantasy contributor this season, but he could be a good real-football player for the Patriots. LaFell has six catches for 59 yards this preseason.
Greg Salas secured 2-of-2 targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game.
Salas now has four catches for 53 yards and a score through three preseason games. Considering how poorly Stephen Hill has shown this summer, Salas could begin the year as the Jets' No. 4 receiver.