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TGS NFL 2017 SPECIAL REPORT...PRESEASON QB UPDATES

                                            by Chick Sippl, Senior Editor

Following are NFL QB updates as of August 31, entering the final night of 2017 preseason action.  Note: not necessarily in rotation order; most starters will not play in Aug. 31 games...

ARIZONA—Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert (S.F. L3Ys), Trevor Knight (rookie FA, Okla./Tex. A&M).

ATLANTA—Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, Matt Simms, Alek Torgersen (rookie FA, Penn).

BALTIMORE—Joe Flacco (back; unlikely for all exhs.), Ryan Mallett, Josh Woodrum (5th NFL team), Thad Lewis (8th NFL team)..

BUFFALO—Tyrod Taylor (concussion in 3rd exh.), Nathan Peterman (5th rd., Pitt, likely goes most of way exh 4), TJ Yates (conc. 3rd exh; Hou, Mia LY), Keith Wenning (prev. Balt, Cin, NYG camps; signed after 3rd exh).

CAROLINA—Cam Newton, Derek Anderson, Joe Webb (missed exh. 3 w/strained neck, likely available for exh 4), Garrett Gilbert (Oak. prac. sqd. L2Ys).

CHICAGO—Mike Glennon (Tampa Bay L3 Ys), Mitchell Trubisky (1st rd., North Carolina), Mark Sanchez (Dall. LY), Connor Shaw (out with leg injury LY). Tribisky and Shaw likely to split exh. 4.

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CINCINNATI—Andy Dalton, A.J. McCarron, Jeff Driskel (S.F., Cincy LY).

CLEVELAND—DeShone Kizer (2nd rd., Notre Dame; will start exh. 3), Brock Osweiler (Hou. LY), Cody Kessler, Kevin Hogan (K.C., Cle. LY).

DALLAS—Dak Prescott, Kellen Moore, Luke McCown (N.O. L4Ys), Cooper Rush (rookie FA, Cent. Mich.).

DENVER—Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch (shoulder, out until mid-to-late Sept), Kyle Sloter (rookie FA, No. Colo.). [Chad Kelly, 7th rd., Ole Miss; ACL rehab, might miss season.]  Sloter will start exh 4; WR Jordan Taylor will be emergency QB. 

DETROIT—Matthew Stafford, Jake Rudock (6th rd. 2016, Michigan), Brad Kaaya (6th rd. 2017, Mia.-Fl.).

GREEN BAY—Aaron Rodgers, Brett Hundley, Joe Callahan (2nd yr., Wesley), Taysom Hill (rookie FA, BYU).

HOUSTON—Tom Savage, Deshaun Watson (1st rd., Clemson), Brandon Weeden.

INDIANAPOLIS—Andrew Luck (doubtful for preseason), Scott Tolzien, Stephen Morris (4th yr., Mia.-Fla.), Phillip Walker (rookie FA, Temple).

JACKSONVILLE—Blake Bortles, Chad Henne,  Brandon Allen (6th round 2016, Arkansas).

KANSAS CITY—Alex Smith, Patrick Mahomes II (1st rd.; Texas Tech), Tyler Bray, Joel Stave (2nd year, Wis.; with 3rd team).

L.A. CHARGERS—Philip Rivers, Kellen Clemens, Mike Bercovici (2nd yr., Ariz. St.), Cardale Jones (Buff. LY).

L.A. RAMS—Jared Goff, Sean Mannion (3rd year, Oregon State), Dan Orlovsky (Det. L3Ys).

MIAMI—Matt Moore, Jay Cutler (Chi. L8Ys), Brandon Doughty (7th rd., 2016, Western Ky), David Fales (Chi. L3Ys, San Jose State). [Ryan Tannehill, knee, out indef.].

MINNESOTA—Sam Bradford, Case Keenum (Rams LY), Taylor Heinicke (3rd year, Old Dominion), Mitch Leidner (rookie FA, Minnesota; signed after exh. 2). [Teddy Bridgewater, knee rehab, on PUP list.]

NEW ENGLAND—Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett.

NEW ORLEANS—Drew Brees, Chase Daniel (Phil. LY), Garrett Grayson (3rd year, Colo. St.), Ryan Nassib (NYG L4Ys).

N.Y. GIANTS—Eli Manning, Geno Smith (NYJ L4Ys), Josh Johnson (9th tm.), Davis Webb (3rd rd., TT/Cal).

N.Y. JETS—Josh McCown (Cle. L2Ys), Christian Hackenberg (2nd rd. 2016, Penn St.), Bryce Petty (3rd yr., Baylor).

OAKLAND—Derek Carr, Connor Cook (4th rd. 2016, Mich. St.), EJ Manuel (Buff. L4Ys).

PHILADELPHIA—Carson Wentz, Nick Foles (K.C. LY), Matt McGloin (Oak. L4Ys), Dane Evans (rookie FA, Tulsa).

PITTSBURGH—Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones (abdominal strain; questionable for exh. 3), Joshua Dobbs (4th rd., Tenn.), Bart Houston (rookie FA, Wis.).

SAN FRANCISCO—Brian Hoyer (Chi. LY), Matt Barkley (Chi. LY), C.J. Beathard (3rd rd., Iowa), Nick Mullens (rookie FA, So. Miss).

SEATTLE—Russell Wilson, Trevone Boykin (2nd yr., TCU), Austin Davis (prev. Rams, Browns, Broncos).

TAMPA BAY—Jameis Winston, Ryan Fitzpatrick (NYJ L2Ys), Sefo Liufau (rookie FA, Colo.). {Ryan Griffin out w/shoulder injury.}

TENNESSEE—Marcus Mariota, Matt Cassel, Alex Tanney (6th yr., 7 teams), Tyler Ferguson (rookie FA, W. Ken.).

WASHINGTON—Kirk Cousins, Colt McCoy, Nate Sudfeld (6th round 2016, Indiana).


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