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August 28, 2012

NFL Boilers: Preseason 2012

Tight end Dustin Keller expects to be ready for New York's opener, after suffering a hamstring injury on the first play of the Jets' third preseason game.

That'd be good news for a New York team that has yet to score an offensive touchdown this preseason. In New York's loss to Carolina Sunday night, Keller caught a pass downfield before coming up lame and dropping to the turf. He won't play in New York's final preseason game.

Several Boilermakers have not survived the first major cutdown day, as NFL teams drop to the mandated 75 players. Among the cuts are Nick Mondek and Torri Williams (Houston); Jared Crank (Arizona); and Carson Wiggs (Seattle). Also, Royce Adams had been cut previously by the Jets.

Nick Hardwick, who had been considering retirement during the offseason before opting to resign with San Diego, has suffered a concussion. It might have him again thinking of how long he'd like to put his body at risk long term.

Dallas linebacker Anthony Spencer missed the first couple preseason games with a hamstring injury, but returned for Game 3 and looked good.

He's on a one-year franchise tag deal with the Cowboys.

Ray Edward had a rough go in his first season in Atlanta, but is thankful for a fresh start with the Falcons.

Edwards, who has dabbled in off-the-field businesses, from boxing to clothing, has now started a modeling agency.

Speaking of business, Bernard Pollard spent his offseason developing an app for a card game.

For a compete list of current NFL Boilers and their preseason performances (through three games), check out the list below …

New England Patriots



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#90LBNiko KoutouvidesReserveUnavailable
#50LBRob NinkovichStarterunavailable


Baltimore



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#8QBCurtis PainterReserve20-of-37 for 207 yards, 4 TDs/1 int., 95.2 QB rating
#31SSBernard PollardStarter6 tackles


Dallas Cowboys



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#8QBKyle OrtonReserve14-of-22 for 170 yards, 0 TDs/2 int., 49.4 QB rating
#93LBAnthony SpencerStarter3 tackles


San Diego Chargers



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#61CNick HardwickStartern/a
#95LBShaun PhillipsStarter2 tackles


Atlanta Falcons



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#91DERay EdwardsStarterunavailable


Chicago Bears



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#86TEKyle AdamsReserve4 rec., 43 yards


Denver Broncos



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#89WRGreg OrtonReserveNone


Detroit Lions



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#92DECliff AvrilStarter2 tackles


Green Bay Packers



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#96DEMike NealReserve3 tackles


Indianapolis Colts



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#37CBBrandon KingReserve1 tackle


Jacksonville Jaguars



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#77RGUche NwaneriStartern/a


Miami Dolphins



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#90DTRyan BakerReserve4 tackles


New Orleans Saints



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#9QBDrew BreesStarter32-of-47 for 357 yards, 3 TDs/0 int., for a 111.7 QB rating


New York Jets



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#81TEDustin KellerStarter3 rec., 33 yards


San Francisco 49ers



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#51LBJoe HollandReserve4 tackles, 1 sack


Tennessee Titans (9-7; 23-22 win at Houston)



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#66OTMike OttoReserven/a


Washington Redskins



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#91LBRyan KerriganStarter5 tackles, 2.5 sacks


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