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D.J. Foster gained nine yards on two carries and 33 yards on three receptions (three targets) in Friday's preseason game against the Patriots.

Impact

An undrafted rookie, Foster finally got a chance to make his case for a roster spot after missing the first two preseason games with a hamstring injury that had been bothering him since June. Known for his receiving prowess, Foster could win a role as the No. 2 passing-down back behind James White, as Dion Lewis (knee) is expected to miss at least the first few weeks of the season. If nothing else, Friday's performance improved Foster's argument for a spot on the practice squad.

Cameron Artis-Payne gained 28 yards on nine carries and 12 yards on one reception (one target) in Friday's preseason game against the Patriots.

Impact

Artis-Payne was far better than his stat line suggests, bouncing off would-be tacklers to provide one of the few bright spots for an otherwise toothless Carolina offense. He got all of his touches while most of the starters were still in the game, clearly working ahead of Fozzy Whittaker and Brandon Wegher. While both figure to make the roster, Artis-Payne seems to be ahead of Whittaker in the battle to serve as Jonathan Stewart's top backup. Whittaker did get a bit more playing time with the starters through the first two weeks of the preseason, but he mostly seems to be an option for passing downs, as he's only taken four carries for three yards in three exhibition appearances. Artis-Payne is the preferred Stewart handcuff.

Gary Barnidge caught two passes for six yards on three targets in Friday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.

Impact

Plagued by a minor abdomen injury early in training camp, Barnidge has safely proved his healthy by playing in each of Cleveland's three preseason games. Josh Gordon (suspension) stole the show Friday night, but with the uber-talented wideout not available until Week 5, it won't come as any surprise if Barnidge serves as Robert Griffin's go-to target early in the season.

Josh Gordon (suspension) caught two passes for 87 yards and a touchdown on two targets in Friday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.

Impact

According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal, Terrelle Pryor and Corey Coleman (hamstring) technically got the start, with Gordon then replacing the rookie for the second offensive snap. All three of them as well as Andrew Hawkins ended up getting plenty of first-team work, but it was Gordon who clearly left the best impression. The 25-year-old snuck behind Brent Grimes on a double move to pick up 44 yards on the opening drive, then later outleapt Grimes for a 43-yard touchdown shortly before halftime. Gordon's lack of involvement in the time between might normally seem a bit concerning, but the Cleveland offense simply couldn't get anything going, with Robert Griffin ultimately taking five sacks on 19 dropbacks. Whatever issues the Browns might still need to work out, Gordon's first on-field appearance since 2014 left little doubt that his elite athleticism is intact. He should emerge as Griffin's favorite target upon completion of his four-game suspension, though it's possible the Browns' new quarterback will develop chemistry with Coleman, Pryor and TE Gary Barnidge in the meantime.

C.J. Spiller gained 20 yards on four carries and lost one yard on three receptions (three targets) in Friday's preseason game against the Steelers.

Impact

Though his stat line was held back by a couple of busted plays, Spiller actually had an encouraging evening, getting the start and splitting first-team work pretty evenly with Mark Ingram. While there's no question Ingram will serve as the lead rusher, it was interesting to see the extent of Spiller's involvement, perhaps hinting at a much larger role in his second season with the Saints. He does look noticeably quicker to the naked eye after dealing with a nagging knee injury through the entirety of last season.

Robert Griffin completed eight of 14 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown, adding one carry for four yards, in Friday's preseason game against Tampa Bay.

Impact

Although the stat line doesn't look too bad, Cleveland's first-team offense had an ugly evening, with Griffin taking five sacks on 19 dropbacks. The only real highlights were a pair of deep completions to Josh Gordon (suspension), with the first going for a 44-yard gain on the opening drive, and the second for a 43-yard touchdown shortly before halftime. The touchdown was thrown directly into coverage, allowing Gordon to come back on the ball and use his massive size advantage over Bucs CB Brent Grimes. While Gordon's strong effort was encouraging for the Cleveland offense, first-round selection Corey Coleman failed to impress, held without a catch on two targets. There isn't a shortage of talent, but the Browns' offense is clearly still a work in progress, with the process made more difficult by a slew of nagging injuries and Gordon's impending four-game suspension.

Jonathan Williams left Friday's matchup with the Redskins due to a rib injury, Vic Carucci of WGRZ-TV repots.

Impact

Williams had recorded 42 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries prior to being forced out of the game. He currently projects as the fourth running back on the team's depth chart, so he is competing for a spot on the final roster. The severity of the injury is not known at this time.

Mark Ingram gained 17 yards on seven carries and failed to haul in his only target in Friday's preseason game against the Steelers.

Impact

C.J. Spiller actually got the start and the first touch, but Ingram played the second and third snaps of the game. The two running backs rotated pretty evenly on the first-team offense, with Travaris Cadet also contributing a few catches while Drew Brees was still in the game. Though his role as the lead rusher is unquestioned, Ingram may find his per-game workload reduced from last season, as Spiller looks like a much different player now that he's finally healthy.

Jordan Reed (thumb) caught two passes for 28 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Friday's preseason game against the Bills.

Impact

Reed may have shown some rust with an early drop, but he made up for it by breaking wide open for a 20-yard touchdown in the second quarter. His lengthy injury history is more of a concern than the current issue, as Reed's sprained thumb should be back to full health by Week 1, if it isn't already.

NaVorro Bowman is in street clothes on the sideline for Friday's matchup with the Packers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports.

Impact

Bowman was not on the inactive list for this contest, but it does not appear as though he will participate. There has been no injury reported, so the team is likely resting the veteran linebacker in order to ensure his health heading into Week 1.

Le'Veon Bell (suspension) gained 21 yards on three carries and 37 yards on five receptions (five targets) in Friday's preseason game against the Saints.

Impact

Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown only made brief appearances, but Bell played deep into the second quarter, perhaps because he uncharacteristically lost a fumble early in the game. Regardless, Bell appeared to be in midseason form, showing no signs of the knee injury that brought his 2015 campaign to an early end. After he serves a three-game suspension to start the season, Bell should slide right back in as the premiere asset at his position. DeAngelo Williams figures to handle a heavy workload in his absence, with Fitzgerald Toussaint and/or Daryl Richardson occasionally mixing in.

Trai Turner left Friday's matchup with the Patriots due to a shoulder injury, Max Henson of CarolinaPanthers.com reports.

Impact

The severity of the injury is not known at this time, but it was enough to knock him out of the game. Turner is currently in line to start at right guard Week 1.

Julian Edelman (foot) caught one pass for six yards on three targets in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.

Impact

Making his first appearance of the preseason, Edelman played limited snaps with the first-team offense, taking a backseat to Chris Hogan. Edelman's uneventful night consisted of three short targets, with the last of those going for a six-yard gain from Tom Brady (suspension) midway through the second quarter. Edelman is unlikely to play in the final preseason game, as Friday's showing seemingly proved that he's healthy enough for Week 1. He should be ready for a much larger workload once the games count, though he won't get to work with Brady until Week 5.

Jeremy Cash left Friday's matchup with the Patriots to be evaluated for a concussion, Max Henson of CarolinaPanthers.com reports.

Impact

Cash currently projects as the third weakside linebacker on the Panthers' depth chart. His prognosis is unclear at this time.

Chris Hogan caught five passes for 62 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.

Impact

Used all over the formation and on a variety of routes, Hogan was heavily targeted by Jimmy Garoppolo early in the game, then caught a 33-yard touchdown from Tom Brady later on. Hogan also impressed in his other appearance this preseason, catching four passes for 53 yards on five targets last week against the Bears. Although the exact nature of his role remains unclear, Hogan has a real shot to emerge as the No. 3 option in New England's passing game, behind only Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola (ankle/knee). Aaron Dobson also impressed in Friday's game, but Hogan is still the clear favorite to start across from Edelman on the outside, with the potential to work from the slot in three-wide sets.

Cardale Jones (shoulder) did not suit up for Friday's preseason game against Washington.

Impact

Assuming he can get back to practice soon, Jones will enter the season as the team's No. 3 quarterback. EJ Manuel saw extra action in Friday's game with Jones sitting out.

Tom Brady (suspension) completed three of nine passes for 76 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.

Impact

Jimmy Garoppolo started and played the first three drives, before giving way to Brady for the next four series. Brady made a few beautiful throws, including a 33-yard touchdown to Chris Hogan, but he also got quite lucky on an easy dropped interception. Brady is unlikely to play in the Patriots' final exhibition, which means his next game action will come Week 5 in Cleveland, after he serves a four-game suspension.

Cameron Heyward will not return to Friday's matchup with the Saints due to a right ankle injury.

Impact

The severity of the starting defensive end's injury is currently unknown. Expect an update on his status when the team releases more information regarding the nature of his injury.

Bryce Treggs (knee) is inactive for Friday's matchup with the Packers.

Impact

Treggs is currently considered week-to-week due to a sprained MCL, thus rendering this inactive unsurprising. He is currently competing to make the team's final roster.

DeAndre Smelter (hamstring) is inactive for Friday's matchup with the Packers.

Impact

Smelter was held out of the previous preseason contest as well. It's unsurprising that he's not playing, as the hamstring injury does appear to be relatively serious. Smelter currently projects to be the fifth receiver on the team's depth chart, so he's in a competition to make the final roster.