Recapping the Last Games of the NFL Preseason: Reynaud States His Case

Recapping the Last Games of the NFL Preseason: Reynaud States His Case

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Tennessee Titans running back Darius Reynaud dives as he carries the ball against the New Orléans Saints in the first quarter of an NFL football preseason game on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The NFL Preseason ended last night, and now it is time for teams to cut their rosters from 75 down to 53 players. Who made lasting impressions? We wrap up the last NFL Preseason games below.

Saints 6 – Titans 10

Darius Reynaud’s dream Preseason came to a close last night against the Saints. He signed with the team hoping to earn a roster spot or at least a place on the practice squad. After scoring two touchdowns in the Preseason opener and continuing to make big plays, the wide receiver turned running back may have cemented his place last night.

He finished with 8 carries for 29 yards and 3 catches for 20.

“I think I went out with a bang, and hopefully the coaches see it the same way,” Reynaud said. “Credit the blocking. They made it happen, and I just followed them.”

“It’s going to be a long night and a long day tomorrow,” Reynaud said. “It’s a long process, but hopefully I won’t get that call tomorrow.”

Panthers 16 – Steelers 17

Rookie Will Johnson started once again for the Steelers. As a fullback, he will have his hands blocking defenders more than he will have the ball in his hands. He did have one reception from Charlie Batch for 27-yards to set up a field goal. He lined up in the backfield at fullback and on the line at tight end a couple times.

Will he make the team as the starting fullback?

Ryan Mundy had 5 tackles.

Chiefs 3 – Packers 24

Don Barclay played all over the offensive line for Green Bay during the Preseason. As an undrafted free-agent, Barclay was considered a long shot to make the team coming into camp. Then injuries cropped up for the Packers, and Barclay was called upon to play in their place. The coaches liked what they saw.

Against Kansas City, Barclay played the last three quarters at RT (his position at WVU) and outperformed veteran G Reggie Wells. Barclay held up his side of the line while all the pressure on Green Bay’s quarterbacks came from the other side of the line.

It now looks like Barclay will make the team.

Bears 28 – Browns 10

J.T. Thomas had two tackles against the Browns.


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