Connect with us

Football

NFL Preseason: Which Pro Poke Will Have the Biggest Week 2 Performance?

A handful of former Pokes will look to build off of a strong Week 1 of preseason.

Published

on

[USATSI]

The NFL’s preseason turns to Chapter 2 on Thursday night. With several former Cowboys making a splash during Week 1, let’s see take a look at when and how to watch them and what we are looking for this weekend.

Thursday Night

Green Bay Packers at Baltimore Ravens

When: 6:30 p.m. CST
Watch: NFL Game Pass
Listen: NFL Game Pass, Westwood One, Sirius XM, TuneIn

Packers: Lane Taylor

Ravens: Justice Hill drew plenty a retweet with his quick feet during an impressive preseason debut last week. Can he build off that and move up a crowded RB depth chart in Baltimore?

Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Redskins
When: 6:30 p.m.
Watch: NFL Game Pass
Listen: 
NFL Game Pass, Westwood One, Sirius XM, TuneIn

Redskins: Jordan Brailford was out for last week’s preseason game with a groin injury he suffered during practice just days after being removed from the PUP list. His status for Thurdsay night is not certain, but he did sit out of practice again on Tuesday.

Redskins: Ashton Lampkin participated in the Redskins’ Week 1 preseason matchup, recording the fourth-best grade by a Washington corner (80.4) per Pro Football Focus.

Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals

When: 7 p.m.
Watch: ESPN
Listen: NFL Game Pass, Westwood One, Sirius XM, TuneIn

Raiders: Marcell Ateman continues to fight for reps in a deep, talented (and drama-filled) receiver room in the Bay Area. Last week he drew just one target, but paid it off for a 19-yard catch.

Friday Night

Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

When: 6:30 p.m.
Watch: NFL Game Pass
Listen: NFL Game Pass, Westwood One, Sirius XM, TuneIn

Dolphins: Vincent Taylor saw the field late in Miami’s preseason opener, but may be moving up the depth chart.

Dolphins: Tyler Patmon

Chicago Bears at New York Giants

When: 6:30 p.m.
Watch: NFL Network
Listen: NFL Game Pass, Westwood One, Sirius XM, TuneIn

Giants: Victor Salako

Saturday

Cleveland Browns at Indianapolis Colts

When: 3 p.m.
Watch: NFL Network
Listen: NFL Game Pass, Westwood One, Sirius XM, TuneIn

Browns: Lenzy Pipkins bringing that Big 12 rivalry to Cleveland.

Browns: Jarrell Owens has been working on the side during practice nursing a groin injury, but he did travel with the team to Indianapolis. His status is unclear.

Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers

When: 6:30 p.m.
Watch: NFL Network
Listen: NFL Game Pass, Westwood One, Sirius XM, TuneIn

This game features a plethora of former OSU talent including three of the higher draft picks to be selected out of Stillwater over the last few years. But let’s start with an undrafted free agent who earned some buzz last week.

Chiefs: Michael Hunter grabbed an interception last week. Let’s see if he can continue to make a name for himself with the Browns.

Chiefs: Emmanuel Ogbah, Tyreek Hill

Steelers: Mason Rudolph had himself a preseason Week 1 outplaying both Josh Dobbs and undrafted rookie Delvin Hodges. The second-year passer went 5-of-8 for 91 yards and two touchdowns. If he gets the start on Saturday, he can put some distance between he and Josh Dobbs as he tries to earn that coveted QB2 spot behind Ben Roethlisberger.

Steelers: Not to be outdone, James Washington silenced some doubtful whispers from training camp with his big game last week. He too needs to continue to build on that and prove to coaches and Big Ben alike that he can be featured weapon in the Steelers’ arsenal.

Detroit Lions at Houston Texans

When: 7 p.m.
Watch: NFL Game Pass
Listen: NFL Game Pass, Westwood One, Sirius XM, TuneIn

Lions: Chris Lacy has been causing a stir this training camp and into the preseason an now, with Jermaine Kearse going down with injury, is being tabbed to make Detroit’s 53-man roster.

Texans: Tyron Johnson had a huge catch in his preseason debut and continues to make plays in practice.

Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams

When: 9 p.m.
Watch: NFL Network
Listen: NFL Game Pass, Westwood One, Sirius XM, TuneIn

Cowboys: Blake Jarwin made some plays last week and will look to continue to cement himself as a rotational tight end despite the return of future Hall of Famer, Jason Witten.

Cowboys: Codey McElroy is another former OSU player gunning for a TE role in Dallas. Only he didn’t play on Mike Gundy’s squad, he played on Travis Ford’s. The former walk-on Cowboy hooper hauled in two catches for 24 yards last week.

Cowboys: Justin Phillips

Rams: Kevin Peterson grabbed an interception last week and is currently in the mix for the Rams’ open CB spot.

“It felt great to be out there with my guys again,” Peterson told the LA Times. “Seeing the guys get to the Super Bowl last year, seeing how hard they worked, seeing what it takes to be able to get to that — and I’m just doing my rehab the whole time … I’m just excited to be out there with my guys.”

Rams: Ramon Richards also saw action last week, posting the third-highest grade among Rams corners per Pro Football Focus (71.2). Peterson was the highest at 91.0.

Sunday

New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers

When: 3 p.m.
Watch: CBS
Listen: NFL Game Pass, Westwood One, Sirius XM, TuneIn

Chargers: Russell Okung, Zach Crabtree

Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings

When: 7 p.m.
Watch: FOX
Listen: NFL Game Pass, Westwood One, Sirius XM, TuneIn

Seahawks: Chris Carson, Tre Flowers

Vikings: Dan Bailey

Most Read