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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

After limited but promising camp work, the Steelers were eager to see James Conner in game action. So far, Conner (five carries for 13 yards) looks athletic enough but dropped a pass for an easy first down and is eager to bounce outside, resulting in a few short gains. He has power and should use it.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted Falcons rookie Reggie Davis with a tremendous catch down the sideline showing his speed and good hands. Teammate Marvin Hall just dropped a TD. And two big catches by Nick Williams. A lot going on with the receivers battling for a roster spot.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins activated tight end Jordan Reed off the physically unable to perform list, the team announced. Reed had been optimistic that he would practice this week. To help his sprained big left toe, Reed started wearing wider cleats plus orthotics.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Martavis Bryant shrugs off an earlier fumble with 23-yard gain down the sideline. Notches big play in first game action in nearly 19 months.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons first round draft pick Takk McKinley, making his debut today following March shoulder surgery, He rushed from right end on third down for his first play and almost got to the QB. But Steelers turned the play into a third down conversion. McKinley showed his speed

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Hawkins graded out as the highest cornerback from last night's game at Washington. "That was exciting to see because it was an opportunity that he earned," McCarthy said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy would not give an update on DE Dean Lowry's knee injury. "We have a lot of players being looked at, especially on the defensive side of the ball," McCarthy said.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers NT Javon Hargrave being evaluated for a possible concussion. He's been productive up the middle so far this preseason.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Ryan out after one drive today. Another fast start for the offense with a first drive TD. Julio Jones (foot surgery) did not plat today. And Taylor Gabriel (lower leg) not playing. Offense still flowing, though.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN 

Mike Mularkey said prep for Titans Week 3 game v CHI will be exactly like regular season. Starters will play at least a half, possibly more.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Reigning MVP Matt Ryan is 6 for 8 for 88 yards with one TD and passer rating of 123.6 in two possessions in two exhibition games. Ryan was 3 for 3 vs. Miami last time out with TD to Devonta Freeman. He's 4 for 6 for 56 yards today vs. Steelers.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers sitting four starters on defense but still far from crisp on opening drive as Falcons drive 91 yards on 10 plays for an easy touchdown. Steelers looked a step late on most plays, including a slant to Marvin Hall over the middle inside the 5-yard line.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Alshon Jeffery reacts to Jay Cutler calling DeVante Parker "a faster Alshon Jeffery":

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Expect to see a lot of Eli Rogers today, both in slot and returning punts. Had an uneven camp but made a ton of high-difficulty catches.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Ryan Shazier looks ready to go. He even got some pre-game contact.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

A few lineup updates for Steelers-Falcons.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger said hello to actress Cate Blanchett and friends. "I'm a big fan of your work," the Steelers quarterback says.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals also waived RB Stanley Williams and WR Karel Hamilton. Neither had a realistic shot at making the team. Marvin Lewis said the team would not stay at 90 until final cuts. Releasing these players now gives them a chance to find another team.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals released DT Brandon Thompson, who spent all last season rehabbing from a torn ACL. Thompson was a reserve DT for the Bengals from 2012-2015 but never found a bigger role. Lots of tough decisions to make, especially on the defensive line.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harrison's pregame routine: Impersonating a dog (with sounds and everything)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills CB E.J. Gaines suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's practice. He left with a trainer when reporters were leaving the open portion of practice.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills WR Jordan Matthews said Sunday he is "extremely confident" he will be ready to play Week 1 against the Jets after fracturing his sternum last week.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The banner outside Heinz Field features stars who won't get much playing time against the Falcons, including one who's not here at all.