Nathan Peterman
Bills' Nathan Peterman: Continued progress
Nathan Peterman, QB, BUF
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News: Peterson completed 10 of 20 passes for 167 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions during Thursday's preseason game at Philadelphia, producing a 78.5 rating.

Peterman wasn't great, but he certainly outproduced the Bills' other two quarterbacks, mainly Tyrod Taylor, who struggled mightily and finished with a 12.0 rating. Taylor is still the clear-cut starter, but remember there's a new regime in Buffalo looking for long-term answers. If Taylor struggles into the season, some folks will start calling for the fifth-round rookie, who's really started to make an impression over the last two weeks.

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Chad Henne
Jaguars' Chad Henne: Now competing with Bortles
Chad Henne, QB, JAC
8/17/2017
News: Henne is now competing with Blake Bortles for Jacksonville's starting quarterback job, John Oehser of the team's official site reports. "It's right up there for grabs, and either person can take it," said coach Doug Marrone after Thursday's preseason game.

Bortles' struggles continued Thursday as the Jaguars mustered just eight points, all of which came in the fourth quarter against the Buccaneers. With that, the Jaguars frustrations with Bortles appear to have reached a boiling point, which leaves the door open for Henne to compete for the starting job. It'd still be surprising for Henne, who went 6-of-10 for 44 yards Thursday, to unseat Bortles as the starter come Week 1, but Marrone's comments Thursday certainly suggest that it's a possibility.

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Jameis Winston
Buccaneers' Jameis Winston: Plenty of work, success in second preseason game
Jameis Winston, QB, TB
8/17/2017
News: Winston completed 21 of 29 passes for 196 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Thursday's 12-8 preseason win over the Jaguars.

Winston was even sharper than his numbers imply, considering Mike Evans dropped a would-be 43-yard touchdown on a perfectly thrown deep ball in the first quarter. The third-year quarterback managed to lead the Bucs on scoring drives of 11 and 12 plays, respectively, on their first two possessions, and played the entirety of the first half. He connected with eight different pass catchers overall, displaying excellent command of the offense for a second consecutive game. Winston appears to have taken yet another step in his development if the first two exhibitions are any indication, and he'll look to top Thursday's effort a week from Saturday against the Browns in the all-important third preseason contest.

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Blake Bortles
Jaguars' Blake Bortles: Competing with Henne for starting job
Blake Bortles, QB, JAC
8/17/2017
News: Coach Doug Marrone said Thursday that Bortles is now in an open competition with Chad Henne for the starting quarterback job, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Although Bortles didn't deliver a disastrous final line Thursday, completing 8-of-13 passes for 65 yards with no touchdowns or picks, it clearly wasn't enough to convince Marrone that he's still the definite starter. Whether this is a tactic to light a fire under Bortles or a legitimate start to a competition remains to be seen, but the fact remains that Bortles' stock has never been lower in Jacksonville than it is right now. "It's this simple: I'm looking for the best person to lead this offense," said Marrone after Thursday's game.

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Joe Flacco
Ravens' Joe Flacco: Will not practice this week
Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
8/17/2017
News: Coach John Harbaugh said after Thursday's preseason game that Flacco (back) will not begin practicing this week, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.

It has already been determined that Flacco won't see the field in any of Baltimore's preseason games, but the expectation has been that he'd begin practicing at some point to remain on track for the season opener. While Flacco still may be good to go for Week 1, Harbaugh's comments Thursday suggest that his back is still preventing him from getting back on the practice field. With that, Ryan Mallett figures to continue seeing the bulk of the practice reps with the first-team offense.

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Tyrod Taylor
Bills' Tyrod Taylor: Struggles through ugly night
Tyrod Taylor, QB, BUF
8/17/2017
News: Taylor completed eight of 18 passes for 53 yards and tossed a pair of interceptions in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.

Taylor's first pick came on a screen pass that was batted up in the air by a blitzing safety, but the second interception was just a bad throw directly to former teammate Ronald Darby, who had already dropped a potential pick-six earlier in the game. In Taylor's defense, he was playing against one of the most talented front sevens in the league, without the help of recent acquisition Jordan Matthews (sternum). It was still a surprisingly poor performance, considering the 28-year-old tossed only 12 picks in 29 starts the past two seasons. While his initial returns without Sammy Watkins were unquestionably ugly, Taylor mostly got by fine in the past when his oft-injured favorite target was unavailable.

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Jay Cutler
Dolphins' Jay Cutler: Looks sharp in debut
Jay Cutler, QB, MIA
8/17/2017
News: Cutler completed three of six passes for 24 yards while playing two drives in Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens.

Cutler's highlight was a running throw to DeVante Parker for a 31-yard gain on a 3rd-and-16, though the play was wiped out by a holding penalty. While held back by a poor showing from his offensive line, the 34-year-old quarterback looked surprisingly comfortable for a player who's been with his team for less than two weeks. His previous work with Dolphins coach Adam Gase seems to be easing the transition, and it also helps to have a strong supporting cast at the skill positions. Cutler figures to get extended run against against Philadelphia in the third week of the preseason.

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Matt Barkley
49ers' Matt Barkley: Sliding to No. 3 QB
Matt Barkley, QB, SF
8/17/2017
News: Barkley will be the third-string quarterback in Saturday's preseason matchup with the Broncos, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.

Barkley had been the No. 2 option behind starting quarterback Brian Hoyer, but C.J. Beathard has ousted him for the primary backup role, at least for one game. The shift doesn't set anything in stone, but it's not a great sign for Barkley's chances at the backup position on the final roster.

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C.J. Beathard
49ers' C.J. Beathard: Expected to be top backup Saturday
C.J. Beathard, QB, SF
8/17/2017
News: Beathard will be the second-string quarterback in Saturday's preseason tilt against Denver, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.

Beathard had been operating as San Francisco's third-string quarterback, behind starter Brian Hoyer and fellow backup Matt Barkley. The movement up the depth chart may be temporary, but it's a positive sign for Beathard as he strives to make the final roster.

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Ryan Tannehill
Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill: Surgery on tap Thursday
Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA
8/17/2017
News: Tannehill is slated to undergo reconstructive knee surgery Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Based on typical injury rehab timetables, Tannehill is probably looking at a return to the field in 10-to-12 months following his reconstructive surgery. With those parameters in mind, the QB could be ready to go by the start on training camp in 2018, or not long after. Added clarity on that front will arrive in time, but what is already known is that Tannehill will not play this season, which paves the way for newcomer Jay Cutler to helm the team's offense in 2017.

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