Jay Ajayi exited the Dolphins' preseason finale with a chest injury.
He finished with nine carries for 66 yards and two receptions for 37 yards, including a 26-yarder. A forgotten man in Miami, Ajayi rotated with Mike Gillislee in this one and ran hard with the burst he showed at Boise State. Ajayi got off to a painfully slow start in training camp -- struggling in pass protection and battling a hamstring injury -- but if healthy should open the season on the 53-man roster, ideally ahead of LaMichael James and behind Lamar Miller and Damien Williams.
Buck Allen managed ten yards on six carries in the Ravens' preseason finale.
He'll finish the preseason with 35 carries for 88 yards (2.51 YPC). Allen also landed in coach John Harbaugh's doghouse following the third preseason game for fumbling in the end zone. Allen may open the season as Baltimore's No. 2 back, but only by default due to Lorenzo Taliaferro's MCL injury.
Tevin Coleman rushed eight times for 56 yards in the Falcons' preseason finale.
With Devonta Freeman (hamstring) still on the shelf, Coleman busted gains of 15 and 26 yards on Atlanta's opening drive while rotating with UDFA Terron Ward. Unfortunately, Coleman's other runs went for 5, 2, 1, 1, 3, and 2. A boom-or-bust runner at Indiana, Coleman's big-play ability is obvious but he needs to become a more consistent down-to-down player. He's likely to open the season as the 1B back behind Freeman's 1A.
Colts RB Vick Ballard was forced from Thursday's preseason finale after aggravating his hamstring injury.
Ballard is simply never going to stay healthy at the NFL level. The fourth-year back should be waived/injured in the next 48 hours.
Dan Herron exited Thursday night's preseason finale with a shoulder injury and won't return.
It's worth noting that Herron battled a painful shoulder injury during last year's playoffs. The extent of this injury is unknown. Herron has been in the driver's seat to open the season as Frank Gore's primary backup.
DeVante Parker caught an 11-yard pass in the Dolphins' preseason finale Thursday night.
He played eight snaps. Recovered from June foot surgery, Parker was healthy enough to start Thursday night's game, although his quarterback was someone named McLeod Bethel-Thompson, or "MBT." MBT completed an 11-yard pass to Parker on Miami's second drive. Later, Parker got open deep downfield but was overthrown by Bethel-Thompson. Parker's participation in this game bodes well for his chances of having a role in Week 1 against the Redskins, even if it won't be as a starter. He figures to open the season as Miami's fourth or fifth receiver and should ascend as the year moves along.
Lions WR Greg Salas left Thursday night's preseason finale with a knee injury and won't return.
Battling for a roster spot, Salas has been a productive player in exhibition games for Detroit. The knee injury will almost certainly keep him off the 53-man roster.
Eagles ILB Kiko Alonso recorded two tackles in his preseason debut.
This was Alonso's first game action as an Eagle. Alonso looked quick and healthy making two early stops, but show some rust by biting on a play-action fake and losing his man in the flat for a medium gain. Alonso may get more practice time off as the health-conscious Eagles try to limit his reps, but he should be good to go for Week 1.