It’s widely recognized as the most important week of preseason action or as fans like to say, “the game that most resembles regular season action”. Week three NFL preseason contests are in the books and plenty of former South Florida Bulls are still fighting for roster spots.
Let’s again check in on how they all fared.
WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers
After stealing the show in his preseason debut, it’s been a struggle the last two weekends for the former USF standout. Valdes-Scantling failed to catch any of his three targets and fumbled the second-half kickoff in the Packers 13-6 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Friday night.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling returning the second-half kick. He fumbles, ball squirts free and J'Mon Moore alertly slaps it out of bounds to save possession. #Packers— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) August 25, 2018
In three games in his new shade of green and gold, MVS has six total receptions for 116 yards and one touchdown. According to Packers Wire, Valdes-Scantling’s stock is “falling” as he tries to battle it out for the WR2 slot.
- Star quarterback turned running back, Quinton Flowers, saw his most extensive preseason action yet in the Cincinnati Bengals 26-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Flowers had just 12 yards on seven carries and a roster spot seems highly unlikely.
- In the same game, DE Mike Love registered a tackle and one pass deflection for Buffalo.
- Undrafted CB Deatrick Nichols, fresh off back-to-back impressive outings, recorded five tackles in the Arizona Cardinals win over the Dallas Cowboys.
- Linebacker Nigel Harris had three tackles, one on special teams, for the hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- According to our SB Nation friends at Bleeding Green Nation, undrafted DT Bruce Hector is expected to make the Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster.
- Former USF quarterback Mike White saw plenty of action and was 17-of-222 for 157 yards, with no touchdowns and two turnovers for the Cowboys.
- CB Kayvon Webster, entering his sixth professional season, inked a one-year deal with the Houston Texans.