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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Kirk Cousins had a bad first series. He threw off his back foot under duress – he had nothing on the ball – over the middle and was lucky it wasn't intercepted. On the next play, Cousins made another bad decision after looking to his left he threw an out to the right where the corner, Corey White, was all over Rashad Ross. Cousins' bad decision resulted in an interception. Those back-to-back plays are ones where he must be smarter.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins did a good job with their coverage, enabling them to also apply pressure. That was true on the hit by linebacker Preston Smith. He came in untouched but quarterback Tyrod Taylor had to hold the ball an extra half-second because corner Josh Norman had receiver Sammy Watkins covered. Norman celebrated with a fist pump.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Scifres gets his first punt of the preseason and first for the Panthers in a game, and he gets to do it again after a New England player ran into him. Then be shanks one.

Bell eager for game action

Steelers tailback Le'Veon Bell is expected to get some touches vs. the Saints, another hurdle to clear in his recovery from knee surgery. Ready to play

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Antonio Brown warming up to make his preseason debut for Steelers tonight vs. Saints in Superdome. Saints' defense has been off to surprisingly great start this summer, but they'll really get tested tonight with Brown, Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell all expected to play a couple series.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Expect Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter to have his starters in for the first half and then play about a series or so in the second half. Offensive line is very thin. Josh Allen, essentially a third-stringer, is in for Kevin Pamphile, who is excused for family reasons.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

New Orleans-area youth football squads taking in the Steelers-Saints game.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints WR Willie Snead on the new giant video screens in the Superdome before tonight's preseason date with the Steelers. Should be all hands on deck for the Saints offense tonight. They'd love to finally get a rhythm going with Drew Brees, Brandin Cooks, Snead, Michael Thomas and Coby Fleener out there together.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

I've been told Aaron Rodgers will start tonight at San Francisco but likely won't play more than one quarter.

Hoge: Elliott needs to make changes

Ezekiel Elliott went to a marijuana dispensary in Seattle before the Cowboys' preseason game and Merril Hoge doesn't want this to turn into a career-ending mistake.

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Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cornerback Jamar Taylor has a golden opportunity tonight. He will start opposite Joe Haden with Tramon Williams out (toe). Taylor could seize that starting job with a good game vs. the Bucs.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Not playing for the Browns in Tampa: CB Trey Caldwell (hamstring), DL Nick Hayden (knee), DL Nile Lawrence-Stample (shoulder), WR Ricardo Louis (hamstring), RB Raheem Mostert (hamstring), CB Tramon Williams (toe) and RB Glenn Winston (shoulder).

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

WRs Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman and CB Joe Haden all are set to make their preseason debuts tonight in Tampa.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Antonio Brown got a few punt return reps in pregame

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Not saying the shoulder injury that will keep wide receiver Philly Brown out of tonight's game will cost him a spot on the final roster, but he and Damiere Byrd aren't that much different if the Panthers are sold on Byrd. And let's say Kevin Norwood or Stephen Hill turn heads against the Patriots. Just something to monitor.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins still expect center Bryan Stork to report this weekend but there remains uncertainty if he'll play. The Redskins traded for Stork earlier this week with New England.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins didn't play last week vs. the Jets but he is expected to play one half tonight vs. Buffalo. But that could change if he has a strong first quarter. The Redskins goal is to get a rhythm and then leave healthy.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (back) is not in uniform so he will not play. No need to risk him at this point.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins wanted to get good work in vs. the Bills' defense but Buffalo will be resting key starters such as linebackers Preston Brown and Jerry Hughes and defensive lineman Kyle Williams.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs-Browns set to kick off in 90 minutes. Here's the full list of inactives for the Bucs: Louis Murphy, Mike James, Daryl Smith, Devonte Bond, Kevin Pamphile, JR Sweezy, Ali Marpet, Evan Spencer, Luke Stocker and Clinton McDonald

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien said he expects the starters to play about the same number of snaps as they did last week against the Saints. "A lot of it depends on how it's going, you know?" O'Brien said. "If it's something where we feel like we want to get Brock (Osweiler) some more snaps, let's just say in the first half, then we'll continue to play him."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Artie Burns has been working on the field but I'm told he's not expected to play tonight barring unforeseen change.