Jordan Palmer to be No. 2 quarterback Friday
, QB, CHI
Bears quarterback Jordan Palmer
will be the first signal caller off the bench
to relieve starter Jay Cutler in Friday's preseason game against the Seahawks, ESPNChicago.com reports. Jimmy Clausen
served as the No. 2 QB in the last preseason game.
"Jay will work certainly into the second quarter and we'll make a decision during the second quarter what we're going to do with him," Trestman said. "That will be dependent on a number of different things. And then after that we'll have Jordan, so expect Jordan to play the third quarter and Jimmy to play the fourth. We'll continue to rotate these guys around. We've got another week after this one and that's the way we'll operate this week."
Palmer and Claussen are batting to win the primary backup spot behind Cutler.
Cam Newton to play entire first half Friday
, QB, CAR
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said quarterback Cam Newton
and the rest of the starters will play the entire first half Friday at New England, reports the Charlotte Observer
. Newton played five series in Sunday's win over Kansas City.
Chad Henne to get slightly more work than Blake Bortles
, QB, JAC
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley anticipates quarterback Chad Henne
playing "a quarter and a half" Friday at Detroit and rookie Blake Bortles
taking over for another quarter, reports the Florida Times-Union
. Despite Bortles' impressive preseason, the Jaguars plan to start Henne during the regular season.
Brian Hoyer won't have quick hook
, QB, CLE
Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters he doesn't want starting quarterback Brian Hoyer
"looking over his shoulder if he makes one bad throw." Pettine said theres' no leash on Hoyer and no package for rookie Johnny Manziel
"No, this is Brian's job," Pettine said. "This is Brian's job."
Pettine announced his choice to the team Wednesday. Hoyer will start Week 1 at Pittsburgh.
Report: Geno Smith will start Week 1 barring injury
, QB, NYJ
As expected, the Jets will go with Geno Smith
as their starting quarterback in the regular-season opener, reports ESPN.com. An injury is the only thing that would change the team's plans and enable Michael Vick
to start, the website.
Smith will start his third preseason game Friday against the Giants. In the first two games, Smith went 14 of 19 for 131 yards with an interception while adding a rushing touchdown.
Cowboys still being cautious with Tony Romo
, QB, DAL
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo
did not practice Wednesday as the team stays cautious with him, reports the Dallas Morning News
. The team is sticking to its plan of not having Romo practice more than two consecutive days.
Romo, coming off back surgery, will play in the club's third preseason game Saturday at Miami.
Jeremy Hill, four other injured Bengals practice
, QB, CIN
Five notable Bengals players practiced Tuesday
, the Cincinnati Enquirer
reports: running back Jeremy Hill
(shoulder), linebacker Sean Porter
(knee), cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick
(hip), quarterback Jason Campbell
(elbow) and offensive lineman Andre Smith
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick
dealt with a significant foot injury
last season that severely curtailed his running, according to the Sacramento Bee
. In a Week 2 loss in Seattle, Kaepernick suffered a chipped bone on his forefoot and a ruptured capsule in the ball of his foot.
Kaepernick ran nine times for 87 yards against the Seahawks, then did not top 20 rushing yards again until Week 7. Coach Jim Harbaugh said the team did not call as many read-option plays because "we didn't want to see Colin get hit 12 times a game."
Kaepernick said the injury "was something that was always there. Never spoke about it, never said anything about it because you're a football player, you play through pain. Unless you're being carted off, you should be on the field. If it's something you can play through, that's what you do."
Robert Griffin III knows he must improve at avoiding hits
Robert Griffin III
, QB, WAS
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III
, who rushed four times for 24 yards Monday night, acknowledged he must do a better job of avoiding hits at the end of his runs
. On one play, he got hit twice near Cleveland's sideline.
"I got caught in an awkward situation on the first one and I tried to slide. It was a bad attempt at a slide," Griffin told USA Today
. "And then on the sideline, on their sideline, I was just in a situation there where I thought I was going to be able to get out of bounds, and (a defender) was running out of bounds with (tight end) Jordan Reed, and he came back in, so I had to protect myself, so that's why I put my shoulder down. And then my third attempt was very successful. I got down and got out of harm's way."
While Griffin said his thigh bruise is "nothing to worry about," he said he has to improve the way he slides at the end of plays.
"It's going to continually be a work in progress," he told the paper. "I'm going to keep focusing on getting down in those situations, knowing when to fight for the extra yards and when not to," he said. "So the fans have nothing to worry about there. I'll keep getting better at that, I promise you that."
Coach Jay Gruden said it's an issue "we have to continue to talk to him about — how important he is to this team and this franchise. When he gets out of the pocket, he needs to protect himself. He's had a habit in his career of being able to get himself out of those predicaments with his speed and his athleticism. But here it's a 16-game season, with the great talent across the league in the NFL, (and) he's got to pick his shots and learn how to get down a little bit better."
Report: Shaky Matt Schaub still guaranteed to start opener
, QB, OAK
Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub
has shown a lack of arm stregnth through two preseason games. He's 11 of 20 for 115 yards and no touchdowns with an interception.
But according to NFL.com, rookie Derek Carr is not a threat to start the regular-season opener. Oakland coaches believe Schaub can be a solid starter despite his limitations, the report said.