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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

James Conner on his big workload Sunday: "I enjoy running the first football...This is what I asked for."

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers manage just 31 total yards on offense against leaky Saints' defense and have been outscored 58-17 through five quarters in "Fight for LA"

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams' defense has played without four starters (Aaron Donald, Robert Quinn, Mark Barron, Kayvon Webster) in the first two preseason games. Here's Sean McVay, on how hard it is to evaluate that side right now.

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Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Anquan Boldin, who retired on Sunday, will always be remembered as a "beast"-- which is the word Joe Flacco used -- in the 2012 postseason for the Ravens. Know for his toughness and clutch play, Boldin caught 22 passes for 380 yards and four touchdowns in four playoff games in 2012. The Ravens don't win a Lombardi Trophy without Boldin averaging 95 yards per game in that postseason and catching that third down-and-inches pass in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

What jumped out to Sean McVay about Jared Goff from Saturday? "Good decision-making." One of his favorites was when Khalil Mack was in his face and he threw the ball away. "That's a great play that maybe nobody notices because it was the only play. And that's being a good decision maker." Another: The five-yard completion for a first down to Sammy Watkins. Raiders penetrated a bit on the right side, so Goff stepped up, protected the football and made an accurate throw. "That's good quarterback play right there," McVay said.

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Zay Jones has quickly become the rookie best positioned to be the focal point of his team's passing game in Week 1.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills wide receiver Anquan Boldin has decided to retire, he tells ESPN's Jim Trotter. Boldin, 36, had signed with the Bills earlier this month. Buffalo now has lost the player whose signing GM Brandon Beane used as an example of why he felt the team was not going to "throw in the towel" after trading Sammy Watkins.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie RB Alvin Kamara is the Saints' breakout star of the preseason after a 50-yard TD run on the Saints' first play from scrimmage Sunday at the Chargers. Saints veterans Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson haven't played yet in the preseason – and their presence makes it hard to expect a major role for Kamara as a rookie. But Kamara has dominated in their absence this preseason with runs of 50, 22 and 12 yards – and he has impressed all summer as a runner and receiver. So the Saints will have to figure out ways to get him on the field. Credit LG Andrus Peat with a great block on the TD and good blocks all around by TE Josh Hill, LT Ryan Ramczyk, C Josh LeRibeus and WRs Willie Snead and Michael Thomas.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay felt Jared Goff's success on Saturday was due in large part to Todd Gurley establishing himself on the ground, which set up play action. McVay's Washington offenses were very successful on play action, and he's doing that a lot with Goff here. For McVay, it's important to "have plays that start out the same and are different. It forces the defense to kind of have to adjust and react accordingly. And you have to be able to run the football for them to honor the play-action pass."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

No Drew Brees, Adrian Peterson, Mark Ingram or Cameron Jordan in the Saints' start lineup tonight. Chances are, the three vets will make a cameo appearance in next week's third preseason game against the Houston Texans. But the increase of joint practices has decreased the need for veterans to play in the preseason around the NFL. The Saints practiced with the Chargers for two days this week and will hold joint practices with the Texans next week in Metairie, La.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers not suited up for Sunday's game against the Seahawks include CB Trovon Reed (hip), TE Jeff Cumberland (legs), DE Jerry Attaochu (hamstring), TE Sean McGrath (knee), DE Chris Landrum (shoulder), CB Craig Mager (hamstring), WR Mike Williams (back), OL Forrest Lamp (knee), LB Denzel Perryman (ankle), OT Russell Okung (ankle), OT Joe Barksdale (ankle), CB Casey Hayward (hamstring).

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

McVay said he is "optimistic" that CB Kayvon Webster, OLB Robert Quinn and ILB Mark Barron will play this Saturday, though probably not as much as the other starters. Neither of those three has played in a preseason game this year (nor has Aaron Donald, of course).

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Some injury updates: DB Lamarcus Joyner is fine after leaving early. ... OLB Carlos Thompson (left ankle) will only miss a couple weeks, so the Rams might have dodged a serious injury there. ... WR Mike Thomas is day-to-day while in concussion protocol. ... Sean McVay said WR Tavon Austin (hamstring) is still day-to-day. "Ideally" Austin would play this week, but no word.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers QB Kellen Clemens is working with the first unit during warm-ups.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

The Falcons dropped their second exhibition by a score of 17-13 to the Steelers. The first team offenses and defenses looked just fine, with Matt Ryan engineering a 91-yard TD drive and the defense forcing a pair of three-and-outs to start. There was some issues on special teams, and the depth on the offensive line again came into question. The injury concern comes from rookie DB Damontae Kazee, who left with a right ankle injury. The Falcons will open their $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday vs. the Arizona Cardinals.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Ryan on the first team offense today: "I think we were more detailed than we were in Week 1. There is a calmness in that huddle, especially getting into a longer drive. You kind of see where guys are at with conditioning and that kind of stuff. I thought the guys looked good."