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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirms Ben Roethlisberger will play with the rest of the starters Sunday at Tennessee. Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph also are expected to play. Don't expect Roethlisberger to go deep into the second quarter.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers GM Marty Hurney said Cam Newton has a mild mid-foot sprain on his left foot and the team is cautiously optimistic he will be ready for the opener against the Rams.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

While we wait to see how Cam Newton's sprained left foot will impact him over the next week or so, his backups, Kyle Allen and Will Grier, have two of the four lowest yards per attempt this preseason of any QB with at least 25 throws. This according to ESPN Stats and Information: Mike White, Dallas, 3.5; Kyle Allen, Carolina, 4.4; Brandon Allen, Rams, 4.5; Will Grier, Carolina, 4.6.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Daniel Jones has the highest completion percentage above expectation (+22%) this preseason among QBs with at least 10 pass attempts, per NFL Next Gen Stats.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie Qadree Ollison led all Falcons running backs with 20 snaps vs. Redskins. He had 12 carries for 42 yards, including a tough, 8-yard run on fourth-and-2. Ollison, who lost one fumble, also played 10 snaps on special teams. Ito Smith played 17 offensive snaps and ran the ball 5 times for 23 yards and a TD; one catch for 9 yards. Smith also was back for a few kickoffs. Brian Hill played six snaps on offense and ran 4 times for 7 yards. Hill played 10 snaps on special teams. Dan Quinn said Ollison really "played behind his pads" and is letting folks feel his physicality and size.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Christian Blake played most snaps for Falcons receivers Thursday night with 25. Had one target from Matt Ryan but couldn't come up with diving catch. Still has a chance to catch on the 53 as another fast, big target, although he's not in the return mix. Rookie receiver Marcus Green, who played four snaps on offense and five on special teams, hurt his chances with the fumbled punt return. Falcons coach Dan Quinn expressed confidence that vet Kenjon Barner will "lead the way" in the return game.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

A nugget from last night's game: Kenyan Drake didn't play but he was out his walking boot moving around OK from my view during pregame workouts. Not sure if that means he'll be ready Week 1 but seems he's getting closer to a return.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

With Ryan Fitzpatrick in position to clinch the Dolphins starting QB job Thursday, Josh Rosen gave Brian Flores reason to ponder his decision a bit longer. Rosen piloted a 99-yard touchdown drive in the second half in which he showed off his pocket presence, mobility, arm talent and decision-making. The biggest thing for Rosen is that he's continuing to improve. Flores said he won't rush the young quarterback but every week it looks like Rosen is getting closer to being ready. Flores didn't rule out both QBs playing in Thursday's preseason finale. So the battle continues. Rosen still has a chance for Week 1, but regardless he looks in great shape to takeover in the first half of the season.