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Pryor Plays WR, QB, and Safety in Browns’ Loss

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor made history during Cleveland’s 30-24 overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins. Pryor is the first player since the 1970 AFL/NFL merger to have at least three pass attempts, three rushes, and three receptions in a game.

If that wasn’t enough, Pryor also played safety during a Dolphins’ Hail Mary attempt.

Pryor lined up at quarterback 14 times, totaling three completions on five pass attempts. Pryor also tallied 21 rushing yards and a touchdown on four carries and eight receptions for 144 yards.

The Browns started third-string rookie QB Cody Kessler, who  completed 21 of 33 attempts for 244 yards. Kessler also lost a fumble.

The Browns dropped to 0-3, and will play the Washington Redskins next week.

Wentz Leads Eagles to Victory over Cleveland

Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 29-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns.

Despite playing only 38 snaps this preseason, Wentz had a great NFL debut. He completed 22 passes on 37 attempts for 278 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions.

On his first drive, Wentz manufactured a nine play, 75-yard drive that ended with a touchdown pass to wide receiver Jordan Matthews.

When the Eagles traded then-starting QB Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings and named Wentz their starter last week, it was very surprising to see the amount of confidence they had in a rookie who barely played in the preseason. Wentz’s potential was on full display today, but his challenge for this season is to play at that level week in and week out.

Wentz Named Starter

The Philadelphia Eagles will start rookie quarterback Carson Wentz Week One against the Cleveland Browns, according to head coach Doug Pederson. The Eagles made the announcement two days after trading QB Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings.

Wentz got the starting nod over former Kansas City Chiefs QB Chase Daniel, who played under Pederson from 2013-2015 in KC. Pederson was the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator.

The Eagles originally had Wentz penciled in as their third-string quarterback. In July, Pederson said Wentz would most likely be deactivated to start the season.

Wentz was the second overall pick in this year’s draft. The rookie signal caller has played in only one preseason game due to a hairline rib fracture.

Vikes Acquire Bradford from Philly

The Minnesota Vikings traded a 2017 first round pick and a conditional 2018 fourth round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for quarterback Sam Bradford, per ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.

This move occurred just a few days after Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater dislocated his knee and tore his ACL. The Vikings clearly have high hopes for this season, and with running back Adrian Peterson and a strong defense, there’s no reason Minnesota can’t return to the playoffs.

Bradford is under contract through the 2017 season, which gives Bridgewater a lot of time to recover from his injury. In 2015, Bradford went 7-7 as a starter. He totaled 346 completions on 532 attempts (65% completion rate), 3725 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.

Bridgewater Dislocates Knee and Tears ACL

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater dislocated his knee and tore his ACL during practice.  According to the team’s official statement, there was no nerve or arterial damage. Bridgewater is expected to make a full recovery. The team placed Bridgewater on injured reserve.

QB’s Shaun Hill, Brad Sorensen, and Joel Stave are on the active roster. QB Taylor Heinicke is on the non-football injury list, but could return to practice in three weeks. Hill has the most experience out of the four, and will likely start in Bridgewater’s absence.

While Bridgewater is one of the top young quarterbacks in the league, but the Vikings should still have playoff hopes. With a strong defense and running back Adrian Peterson, they can control the clock and stay competitive on a weekly basis.

Romo Injures Back, Out Until At Least Midseason

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett announced that quarterback Tony Romo broke a bone in his back. Romo is reportedly out until at least midseason.

The Cowboys have to decide whether to put Romo on injured reserve by September 3. He would be eligible to return to practice in six weeks and games in eight weeks.

The Cowboys may add a veteran quarterback, but it looks like 2016 fourth round pick Dak Prescott will start in Romo’s absence. Prescott has been prolific this preseason. Through three games, Prescott has totaled 454 passing yards, five passing touchdowns, no interceptions, and two rushing touchdowns. He has a 78% completion rate.

Siemian to Start for Broncos This Week

Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak is planning to start quarterback Trevor Siemian this week. At the same press conference, Kubiak said he wants to choose a starting quarterback before the Broncos’ fourth preseason tilt.

Siemian is competing with Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch. Siemian, a 2015 seventh round pick, is the only quarterback on the roster who played with the Broncos last year. Sanchez signed with Denver this offseason, and Lynch was the Broncos’ first round pick this year.

Through two games, Siemian has done a better job than Sanchez at protecting the football. Both have thrown one interception, but Sanchez has lost two fumbles. Lynch is the dark horse because he lacks experience. Whichever quarterback makes fewer mistakes is likely to win the job, and thus far, Siemian is outpacing Sanchez and Lynch in that category.