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NFL recap: Cam Newton hurt, Daniel Jones stars and more

The third week of the NFL preseason is under way, and the injuries are already piling up. In New England, it was Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton who left early with a sprained foot. Cam Newton was seen later on in a walking boot after getting X-rays. While Newton’s injury is reportedly nothing to be seriously concerned about, it’s still another hurdle to overcome for a star who is already recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.


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If Cam Newton can’t go come Week 1 for any reason, the Panthers would seemingly turn the job over to rookie Will Grier. Grier was a third-round selection of general manager Marty Hurney after starring for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Of course, this isn’t the Big 12.

Packers see a pair of starters carted off in Winnipeg

The Green Bay Packers were hit hard on Thursday night in their game up north against the Oakland Raiders.

Green Bay watched as defensive end Rashan Gary was hurt, then came back, then left on a cart in the first half. It’s unknown at the time of this article how serious Gary’s ailment is. However, the 12th-overall selection is slated be a big part of coordinator Mike Pettine’s defense. If Gary has to miss significant time, it sends the Packers’ defense into flux.

On the offensive side, Equanimeous St. Brown was also carted off the field in Winnipeg with an apparent leg/knee injury. St. Brown is entering his second year after making a name for himself at Notre Dame. His role is likely in three-receiver sets alongside Davonte Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Daniel Jones stars again for Giants

Nobody caught more flak during the draft than New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman. When New York took Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the sixth-overall selection in April, laughs could be heard throughout the football community. Perhaps the Giants will get the last laugh.


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Against the Cincinnati Bengals, Jones completed 9-of-11 passes for 141 yards, showcasing why he will eventually be taking over the starting role from Eli Manning. Jones will almost certainly sit on the bench early on, but his performances in the preseason are helping his chances of playing in his first year.

The rest of the preseason’s third week promises plenty more intrigue. For headlines, keep an eye on Jimmy Garoppolo attempting to rebound against the Kansas City Chiefs, Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray getting another look and more.

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