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Nick Marshall worked as a punt and kick returner in Thursday's preseason finale against the Redskins.

Impact

Marshall, who starred as a dual-threat quarterback at Auburn, has been converted to a defensive back/return specialist at the NFL level. While it's unclear if he'll crack the final roster, he's been given extensive looks as a return man, and if he sticks around, special teams is where his impact would be felt. That said, fellow rookie Rashad Greene has also fared well as a returner, so it's unclear whether the Jags would be comfortable using a roster spot on Marshall, who is fairly limited as an overall player.

Josh Morgan caught two passes on six targets for 22 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers, and both Mike Triplett of ESPN.com and Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune expect Morgan to make the Saints' final 53-man roster.

Impact

Morgan has been inefficient catching the ball over the last two preseason games - hauling in only three of the last 11 passes thrown his way - and he has been in a tight battle for a roster spot with Joe Morgan. It has been reported that the Saints are only expected to keep one of the Morgans, and Josh appears to have the edge over Joe, who struggled mightily on Thursday. Even if Morgan makes the roster, he is likely to be no better than fourth or fifth on the wide receiver depth chart, with Brandon Coleman expected to serve as the Saints' No. 3 wideout to start the year.

Joseph Morgan caught two passes on four targets for 27 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers, but both Mike Triplett of ESPN.com and Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune expect Morgan to be cut this weekend.

Impact

Morgan had a rough night in Green Bay, fumbling once (which he recovered) and dropping a pass that led to an interception. He has been in a tight battle for a roster spot with veteran Josh Morgan, but it has been reported that the Saints are only expected to keep one of the Morgans. The Saints can look past one bad game if they like what Joe has done all summer, but if Thursday's exhibition was the tie-breaker, he's in trouble. Even if Morgan makes the roster, he is likely to be no better than fourth or fifth on the wide receiver depth chart, with Brandon Coleman expected to serve as the Saints' No. 3 wideout to start the year.

Nick Boyle caught three passes (three targets) for 13 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Falcons.

Impact

Boyle, a fifth-round draft pick out of the University of Delaware, will likely start his rookie season as the Ravens' No. 3 tight end. He could pick up a touchdown or two in goal-line formations, but he otherwise won't be involved in the offense, unless Crockett Gillmore or Maxx Williams (undisclosed) is unavailable.

With the news that Keenan Lewis will miss four-to-six weeks after having hip surgery, Delvin Breaux is expected to start at cornerback during Lewis' absence, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Impact

Breaux, who signed with the Saints this offseason and has never taken an NFL snap, is an incredible story. A New Orleans native, Breaux was never able to play college football after breaking his neck in high school. But he has worked his way up through semipro football, the Arena Football League, and most recently, the Canadian Football League, before more than a dozen NFL teams offered tryouts this year. Breaux has been praised by the Saints' coaching staff for his "great coverage skills" and impressive strength. With the Saints thin at cornerback, Breaux should see the field plenty in the first few weeks, making him a sneaky IDP play early in the season.

Da'Quan Bowers will be waived Friday, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.

Impact

Bowers was given a second chance by the Bucs this summer, signing a one-year, completely unguaranteed contract to return to the franchise that drafted him back in 2011. He recorded a sack and five tackles Thursday night but apparently did not impress the coaching staff enough to warrant a roster spot.

Duke Ihenacho beat out Jeron Johnson for the starting job at strong safety, the Washington Post reports.

Impact

Both Ihenacho and Jeron Johnson were acquired in the offseason, with the latter getting the much larger contract. No matter, Ihenacho managed to lock down the starting role, so he and Dashon Goldson will form one of the NFL's shakier safety duos. Though not especially talented, Ihenacho could make for an excellent IDP, as he'll presumably be an every-down player for a defense that will likely spend a lot of time on the field. He had 73 tackles, three forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 15 games (14 starts) for the Broncos in 2013, but Ihenacho has otherwise seen very limited playing time during his career.

Marlon Brown is expected to open the season as Baltimore's No. 3 wide receiver, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.

Impact

Brown had a quiet training camp and preseason while dealing with hamstring and back injuries, but he did catch three passes (three targets) for 64 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Falcons. Although he's reportedly the favorite for the No. 3 wide receiver role, Brown could face competition for snaps from Michael Campanaro. Once healthy, Breshad Perriman (knee) will also provide a threat to Brown's limited role. Steve Smith and Kamar Aiken will open the season Baltimore's starting wideouts.

Kenny Bell (hamstring) is a candidate to be placed on injured reserve, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Impact

A fifth-round draft pick, Bell was hoping to push Louis Murphy for the No. 3 wide receiver role, but his bid never gained any traction. Bell may now spend his rookie season on injured reserve, which would seemingly leave Russell Shepard as the uncontested No. 4 receiver.

Jay Ajayi (chest) was diagnosed with a cracked rib after Thursday's preseason finale against the Buccaneers, potentially making him a candidate to be stashed on injured reserve, the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

Injuries in training camp prevented Ajayi from making a real run at the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, but he did impress in Friday's preseason game, finishing with 66 yards on nine carries and 37 yards on two receptions (two targets). With his Week 1 status now in doubt, the Dolphins may decide to stash their fifth-round draft pick on injured reserve, which would leave LaMichael James or Mike Gillislee to handle the No. 3 running back role. Damien Williams is locked in as Lamar Miller's top backup. Though still interesting in dynasty leagues, Ajayi increasingly appears unlikely to make an impact as a rookie, even if he manages to avoid IR.

Raheem Mostert ran 15 times for 69 yards and caught eight passes for 93 yards in Thursday's 24-18 loss to the Jets.

Impact

Mostert used the curtain call of the preseason to make his most compelling case yet for a roster spot. He accounted for nearly half of the team's offensive yardage and picked up big chunks each time he touched the ball. Mostert is battling it out with Kenjon Barner for the fourth running back roster spot, and Mostert's performance Thursday may just lift him over Barner. If not, he will likely be picked up by another team for running back depth.

Tim Tebow completed 11 of 17 passes for 189 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's 24-18 loss to the Jets.

Impact

Tebow saved his best performance for the most important outing of the preseason. Head coach Chip Kelly made it clear that the third and final quarterback roster spot would likely be decided by the preseason finale, and Tebow made big throws and led scoring drives while fellow quarterback Matt Barkley floundered. It seems that Tebow will make the Eagles' 53-man roster and be on the sideline come Week 1 in Atlanta.

James White carried the ball 10 times for 36 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants.

Impact

In advance of training camp, White was viewed as a leading candidate to help fill the void created by the departure of pass-catching back Shane Vereen. While he remains in the mix on that front, it's still not entirely clear how the Patriots plan to divvy up change-of-pace work, with Brandon Bolden still around and Dion Lewis having made a strong case this summer for a portion of the role. As a result, as Week 1 approaches, White remains a speculative play in PPR formats.

Matt Barkley completed 4 of 9 passes for 45 yards and an interception in Thursday's 24-18 loss to the Jets.

Impact

Barkley was underwhelming in the Eagles' preseason finale. He never found a rhythm with the Eagles' backup offense, and was thoroughly out-performed by fellow quarterback Tim Tebow. It seems likely that Barkley will be the odd quarterback out by the time the 53-man roster is finalized on Saturday.

Dion Lewis did not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants.

Impact

Nor did Brandon Bolden or Travaris Cadet, which left second-year back James White to see added change-of-pace reps in the Patriots' offense on Thursday. While it's not entirely clear how the team plans to fill the void created by the departure of pass-catching back Shane Vereen, Lewis seems to have done enough this preseason to claim some portion of that role in Week 1, thus putting him on the radar in deeper PPR formats.

Dezmin Lewis caught six balls for 81 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Lions. He was targeted 10 times.

Impact

Lewis has received some harsh coaching from Rex Ryan following the team's seventh-round selection on him in April, though the team loves his 6-4. 220-pound frame and he has impressed Ryan a bit more recently, especially when he steps up and gets physical. Lewis will either eke out a roster spot over Marquise Goodwin, or the Bills would likely try to sneak him through to the practice squad.

LeGarrette Blount (suspension) recorded 10 carries for 24 yards and caught four passes for 54 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants.

Impact

At first glance, it might seem odd that Blount – a presumed starter – saw that many touches in the team's fourth preseason game, but Erik Scalavino of Patriots.com suggests that Blount's extended action Thursday is probably more a case of the team's coaching staff wanting to give the running back some extra reps in advance of his one-game suspension to start the regular season. Meanwhile, Jonas Gray, who seems likely to handle early-down work for the Patriots in Week 1, did not see action in Thursday's contest.

Duane Brown (hand / thumb) says he's a lock to play in the Texans' regular-season opener Sept. 13 against the Chiefs, the Houston Chronicle reports. "I'll be good to go," Brown said. "It was pretty painful when it occurred, but the trainers and docs have been doing a great job of protecting it and it's been healing pretty quickly."

Impact

Brown's hand remains in a cast to aid the healing process, but he's confident in his availability for Week 1.

Kourtnei Brown recorded his team-high third sack of the preseason in Thursday night's game against the Cowboys.

Impact

Brown had a nice preseason, making an impact play in all four games. He's done enough to make the roster as depth outside linebacker.

Keshawn Martin caught five passes on seven targets for 31 yards and a 16-yard touchdown reception in Thursday night's preseason finale against the Cowboys.

Impact

Martin had a couple of good weeks to finish out the preseason as he tries to hold off Keith Mumphrey and Chandler Worthy.