Danny Woodhead
Ravens' Danny Woodhead: Expected to make preseason debut Thursday
Danny Woodhead, RB, BAL
6:00 PM
News: Woodhead is expected to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Dolphins, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Thursday marks Woodhead's first game action since suffering a torn ACL in Week 2 last season as a member of the Chargers. It's unlikely he'll see much in the way of snaps as the Ravens will only use their starters for a handful of series, but fans will get to see a slight glimpse of how Woodhead could be used in the Baltimore offense.

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Chris Ivory
Jaguars' Chris Ivory: Starting Thursday
Chris Ivory, RB, JAC
5:58 PM
News: Ivory will start Thursday's preseason game against the Buccaneers, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

Ivory is getting the nod at running back with 2017 first-rounder Leonard Fournette (foot) on the sideline. However, Ivory managed just eight offensive snaps in the Jags' preseason opener, during which he totaled six carries for 20 yards and hauled in his sole target for five yards. In the end, expect Corey Grant and Tim Cook to receive most of the work Thursday.

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Corey Clement
Eagles' Corey Clement: In line for increased reps Thursday
Corey Clement, RB, PHI
5:46 PM
News: Clement is expected to receive additional snaps Thursday against the Bills due to Wendell Smallwood's (hamstring) absence, Matt Lombardo of NJ.com reports.

With Darren Sproles also sidelined, LeGarrette Blount likely won't log more than a series or two with the first-team offense. Thus, Clement, fellow rookie Donnel Pumphrey and second-year pro Byron Marshall represent the remaining running backs on the roster. In his first preseason action last Thursday at Green Bay, Clement earned the most snaps (28) among Eagles RBs, turning the reps into seven carries for 13 yards and two receptions (on four targets) for 31 yards.

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Wendell Smallwood
Eagles' Wendell Smallwood: Slated to sit Thursday
Wendell Smallwood, RB, PHI
5:04 PM
News: Smallwood (hamstring) isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason contest versus the Bills, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

A game-day decision, Smallwood will take a seat for the Eagles' second exhibition clash. His ability to practice of late points toward a return in the near future, though, so he seems like a fair bet to see the field in preseason Week 3 against the Dolphins. For Thursday's game, Smallwood will be joined on the sidelined by Darren Sproles, leaving the backfield to LeGarrette Blount, Donnel Pumphrey, Corey Clement and Byron Marshall.

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Kenyan Drake
Dolphins' Kenyan Drake: Won't play Thursday
Kenyan Drake, RB, MIA
4:55 PM
News: Drake (concussion) won't play in Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Drake, who is in the NFL's concussion protocol, is one of 11 Dolphins who are not suiting up Thursday. Joining the running back on the sideline for the contest will be wideouts Isaiah Ford, Rashawn Scott and Leonte Carroo.

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Jay Ajayi
Dolphins' Jay Ajayi: Set to suit up Thursday
Jay Ajayi, RB, MIA
4:49 PM
News: Ajayi is in uniform and expected to play in Thursday's preseason game against Baltimore, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

It's unclear how much work Ajayi might see Thursday, but this nugget seems to confirm that the Dolphins' undisputed starting running back is past the concussion that he suffered July 31.

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Darren Sproles
Eagles' Darren Sproles: Likely DNP on Thursday
Darren Sproles, RB, PHI
4:32 PM
News: Sproles isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason contest against the Bills, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Sproles is a known entity in the Eagles offense, so he'll yield the floor to newcomer LeGarrette Blount and 2017 fourth-round pick Donnel Pumphrey in preseason Week 2. Meanwhile, Wendell Smallwood's availability is dependent on a hamstring injury, leaving the latter stages of the game to the undrafted players (Corey Clement and Byron Marshall) in the backfield.

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Dalton Crossan
Colts' Dalton Crossan: Placed on IR
Dalton Crossan, RB, IND
2:27 PM
News: Crossan (undisclosed) was reverted back to the Colts' injured reserve after clearing waivers.

The nature of Crossan's injury was never reported, but he'll now spend the 2017 season on injured reserve in Indianapolis.

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Thomas Rawls
Seahawks' Thomas Rawls: Will be sidelined Friday
Thomas Rawls, RB, SEA
1:33 PM
News: Rawls won't play in Friday's preseason game versus the Vikings due to a "minor" ankle injury, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

On Sunday against the Chargers, Rawls got the nod over Eddie Lacy with the first-team offense, turning two carries into five yards. In the meantime, though, Rawls was held out of the team portion of practice both Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune. With the ailment revealed, Rawls' lack of activity in all drills will be interesting to watch, especially because Lacy is slated to start Friday.

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Eddie Lacy
Seahawks' Eddie Lacy: Will start Friday versus Vikings
Eddie Lacy, RB, SEA
1:32 PM
News: Lacy will start at running back during Friday's preseason game against the Vikings with Thomas Rawls (ankle) ruled out, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports.

Lacy's unimpressive preseason debut included just four carries for 10 yards, but he'll have another chance to gel with the first-team offense Friday with Rawls on the sideline. The Seahawks' running back committee also includes C.J. Prosise, who figures to see additional reps on Friday as well.

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