Thursday, August 23, 2012

NFL Weekend Preseason Preview: Syracuse Style

      Preseason continues to roll along with most teams playing their third game. Playing time is usually tough to come by for some reserves in week 3. Most teams will play their starters for the majority of the game. Here is a quick look at where the former Syracuse players will be this week:

Jacksonville vs. Baltimore 7:30PM Thursday
-Mike Holmes looks to see his first action of the preseason at cornerback for the Jaguars. Arthur Jones and Jameel McClain are expected to start for the Ravens. Dorian Graham will continue to get opportunities at wide receiver for Baltimore. 

Arizona vs. Tennessee 8PM Thursday
-Guard Ryan Durand will continue to fight for a roster spot for the Titans. 

Philadelphia vs. Cleveland 7:30PM Friday
-Defensive back Phillip Thomas should continue to see time on special teams and possibly on defense for the Eagles. 

Atlanta vs. Miami 7:30PM Friday
-Cornerback Kevyn Scott should continue to see some playing time as he fights to make the Dolphins roster.

New England vs. Tampa Bay 7:30PM Friday
-Chandler Jones and Steve Gregory are expected to start for the Patriots. Cornerback Will Allen will try to continue his impressive preseason as he fights to become the Patriots nickle corner. Wide receiver Mike Williams should start for the Buccaneers. Williams only catch last week was for a touchdown. 

Seattle vs. Kansas City 8PM Friday
-Wide receiver Aaron Weaver will look to see some playing time after not playing in last week's game. 

San Diego vs. Minnesota 8PM Friday
-Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley will continue to get time as the backup running back. 

Indianapolis vs. Washington 4PM Saturday
-Running back Antwon Bailey looks to redeem himself after fumbling last week for the Redskins. He will look to continue to see some carries. Safety Tanard Jackson should see more time at safety for Washington. Linebacker Dwight Freeney should start for the Colts. Delone Carter may play after sitting out last week with an injury. 

Detroit vs. Oakland 7PM Saturday
-Linebacker Doug Hogue leads the Lions with 15 tackles this preseason. Look for him to continue to shine for Detroit. 

St. Louis vs. Dallas 8PM Saturday
-Guard Quinn Ojinnaka will start for the Rams. 

Houston vs. New Orleans 8PM Saturday
-Fullback Derrell Smith will see time on special teams and at fullback for the Texans. 

Carolina vs. New York Jets 8PM Sunday
-Kicker Olindo Mare will continue his battle for the job against Justin Medlock. He should continue to see half of the kicking workload. 

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