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Preston Brown picked up the start at weak-side linebacker during Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Impact

Starter Nigel Bradham is suspended for the Week 1 game at Chicago, so it sounds like pretty much a done deal the promising Brown will be starting in his place. It might be a short-lived assignment for Brown, as Bradham has had an excellent summer, but the team is really high on Brown and he's worth keeping an eye on as a future IDPer.

Josh Scobee (quad) is expected to play in the Jaguars' season opener next Sunday against the Eagles, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.

Impact

Scobee missed some practices this week and sat out Thursday's preseason finale with a quad issue. He'll have another week to rest, and coach Gus Bradley said he expects Scobee to be ready to go for Week 1.

Ace Sanders (suspension) missed the team's first three preseason games but played Thursday and returned punts in the second half, the Florida Times-Union reports. "It's great to see him back there,'' coach Gus Bradley. "He creates things. He makes things happen.''

Impact

After Tandon Doss (ankle) left the game in the second quarter, Sanders stepped in and handled punt return duties, logging returns of 13, 31 and 23 yards in the second half. While Sanders will likely take over punt return duties when he returns from his four-game suspension, the Jaguars have not announced who will return punts in the meantime. Doss, if healthy, is probably the leading candidate, but Will Blackmon and Mike Brown are also contenders.

Isaiah Crowell carried the ball 13 times for 102 yards and a 48-yard touchdown run in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bears.

Impact

Crowell had been a name on the roster bubble, as he failed to record a carry in the Browns' penultimate preseason tilt against the Rams. He certainly did nothing to hurt his case for a roster spot Thursday, becoming the Browns' first 100-yard rusher of the preseason. His roster spot is still no guarantee, however, as the Browns will keep Ben Tate and Terrance West as their primary backs, with Chris Ogbonnaya and Dion Lewis seemingly in line to make the team as well. Cleveland will surely try to keep Crowell on the practice squad if they do end up cutting him, but it seems likely he'd be scooped up by another squad looking for help in the backfield.

Justin Hunter had two receptions for 53 yards in Tennessee's preseason loss to Minnesota on Thursday.

Impact

Hunter wrapped up a successful preseason by leading the Titans in receiving in the defeat. With the first-team offense sitting, Hunter picked up the start against Minnesota, and it didn't take long for him to make an impact. His first reception came on Tennessee's first drive and went for 34 yards, and Hunter followed that up with a 19-yard catch early in the second quarter. Though Kendall Wright and Nate Washington remain listed as the starting wideouts on the Titans' current depth chart heading into Week 1, Hunter has looked impressive during the preseason and is primed to take on a larger role in the offense. It wouldn't be surprising to see the second-year wideout displace Washington sooner rather than later.

Morris Claiborne didn't end up playing in Thursday's preseason finale, and says he's still dealing with pain in his right shoulder, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Impact

The cornerback insists he'll be able to play through the pain, albeit with the help of a shot before Week 1's matchup against the 49ers. The Cowboys need Claiborne to become a reliable, productive member of their secondary, but it's hard to imagine him stepping up while dealing with chronic shoulder trouble.

Maikon Bonani connected on 1-of-2 field goal attempts in Tennessee's final preseason game against Minnesota on Thursday.

Impact

Bonani missed wide left from 32 yards out in the first quarter before hitting a 29-yarder in the fourth quarter. Bonani hasn't been able to distance himself from rookie Travis Coons, who didn't attempt a field goal Thursday, in the kicking competition so far. What's more, according to John Glennon of The Tennessean, the Titans brought in three veteran kickers for tryouts on Wednesday, which shows the team isn't too confident in either Bonani or Coons. The former didn't do himself any favors in the loss to the Vikings.

Josh Bellamy was the standout performer of the Bears' receiving corps in Thursday's preseason loss to the Browns, hauling in four passes on five targets for 78 yards.

Impact

Bellamy looked like he would be an easy cut for the Bears heading into the team's last exhibition, but he made things difficult on the coaching staff by delivering a high-level performance while working against the Browns' starters for a good portion of the first half. In addition to his receiving yardage, Bellamy also drew a 37-yard pass interference penalty on the Bears' opening drive. He's still probably on the outside looking in for a roster spot, but expect Bellamy to at least warrant interest for a gig on the Bears' practice squad.

Micheal Spurlock appears to have locked down a 53-man roster spot for the Bears, Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com reports.

Impact

Spurlock wasn't dealing with an injury but was still rested in Thursday's preseason finale after taking part in pregame drills, a sign that his standing on the roster appears sound. While his exact role will hinge on whether or not the Bears elect to hang on to Chris Williams, Spurlock is poised to claim the No. 5 or 6 receiver gig while providing the team with an option on punt and kick returns.

Santonio Holmes hauled in a 32-yard touchdown pass in Thursday's preseason finale against the Browns.

Impact

The touchdown demonstrated that Holmes still has something to offer as a vertical threat, as he eluded first-round pick Justin Gilbert on the scoring route. In addition, Holmes was surprisingly used as a punt returner, providing a 30-yard runback in the second quarter. Holmes' extensive experience as a receiver and ability to contribute on special teams probably locks him in as the Bears' No. 4 wideout entering the regular season, and it might not be long before he pushes Josh Morgan for No. 3 duties.

David Fales completed 13-of-24 passes for 146 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Thursday's preseason loss to the Browns.

Impact

Seeing his first extended action of the preseason, Fales showed a good grasp of the offense in the first half, throwing a few good deep balls while handling pressure well. Unfortunately, he struggled to move the ball in the second half against the Cleveland backups, with the Bears finishing the game with just 11 first downs in the 20-point loss. The up-and-down performance could result in Fales getting cut as the Bears set their 53-man roster, but if he clears waivers, look for him to join the team's practice squad.

Whitney Mercilus had four tackles with a sack and two tackles for a loss in Thursday night's preseason loss to the 49ers.

Impact

Mercilus, who lost his starting job to rookie Jadeveon Clowney, had two pretty good games to finish up the preseason. He'll provide good depth at outside linebacker and continues to show an ability to get to the passer.

DeVier Posey had four catches and a team-leading eight targets for 24 yards in Thursday night's preseason loss to the 49ers.

Impact

Posey finishes the preseason with a team-high 10 receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown. While nothing is official yet, he's probably done enough to emerge as the third receiver on the depth chart ahead of Keshawn Martin and Mike Thomas.

Chris Boswell made his only attempt Thursday night, converting a 43-yard field goal in Houston's preseason loss to San Francisco.

Impact

Boswell entered the game behind the incumbent, Randy Bullock, and nothing transpired Thursday to alter that.

Randy Bullock hit his only field-goal attempt Thursday night, converting on a 52-yarder in Houston's preseason loss to the 49ers. He also booted Houston's lone extra point.

Impact

Neither Bullock nor rookie Chris Boswell (1-for-1, 43 yards) did anything to change the perception coaches held entering the game. Bullock entered the game as the leader and it should be confirmed soon that he will open the season as the team's kicker.

Tom Savage completed 8-of-12 passes for 43 yards, a sack and an interception that was returned for a touchdown in Thursday night's preseason loss to San Francisco. He finished with a quarterback rating of 37.8.

Impact

Savage entered the game in the second quarter, replacing game starter Case Keenum, who had similar numbers (8-of-17, 70 yards, one pick). Head coach Bill O'Brien assessed the quarterback play post-game, telling reporters that "it wasn't very good," according to CSN Houston. O'Brien added that the poor play wasn't on the quarterbacks alone; he pointed to protection breakdowns and poor route running. The end result is that there should be no change in the quarterback depth chart. Ryan Fitzpatrick is the starter followed by Keenum then Savage.

Case Keenum completed 8-of-17 passes for 70 yards with an interception in Thursday night's preseason loss to the 49ers. He finished with a 33.9 quarterback rating.

Impact

Keenum finishes off an uninspiring preseason, but he was no worse than Tom Savage, who was 8-for-12 for 43 yards and an interception that was returned for a touchdown. Head coach Bill O'Brien said the quarterback play "wasn't very good," CSN Houston reports. Bottom line, nothing happened Thursday to alter the quarterback depth chart. Ryan Fitzpatrick is the starter with Keenum the backup by a small margin over Savage. If there's anything to take away, it's that Fitzpatrick's job is really, really safe.

Colt Anderson started at strong safety in Thursday's preseason loss to the Bengals and appears to be in the mix for the starting job, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Impact

Delano Howell remains out with a neck injury and it's not clear if he'll play this season. Anderson is battling Mike Adams and Sergio Brown for the starting job. It looks like Adams could start with Anderson as his backup.

Da'Rick Rogers had two receptions for 19 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown, in Thursday's loss to the Bengals. However, he received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for kicking the ball into the stands after scoring his touchdown.

Impact

It's not clear if Rogers will make the team as the Colts may not elect to keep six wide receivers. Griff Whalen was a healthy scratch Thursday, which likely means he made the final roster. Rogers' penalty won't help his case since he's had off-field and maturity issues throughout his career.

Griff Whalen did not play in Thursday's preseason loss to the Bengals, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Impact

He's not hurt, so him being a healthy scratch is likely a sign he'll make the final roster.