Aug 17, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) drops back to pass during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

Full Coverage Of Friday's NFL Preseason Action

Six more games, a few more quarterback competitions and a lot of football: Full coverage of Friday's NFL preseason action.

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Unanswered Questions: Recapping Friday's NFL Preseason Action

A trio of quarterback battles were no closer to being resolved in Friday night's NFL preseason games.


Goodnight, Matt Leinart

Let's end our night with some good ol' fashion head trauma, shall we? Matt Leinart is heading to the hot tub after this.


All I've seen from the Raiders-Cardinals game is this and two GIFs of Carson Palmer being tripped by his own teammate. Again, Go Raiders!


Chad Henne Shows Some Fight

Not sure there's anything more hilarious than this from Friday night. Here's Chad Henne fighting a defensive lineman:


I think he tried to pull guard and failed there. Either way, that's two for a takedown.


The Oakland Raiders In 2 GIFs

Okay, there's two angles here. The first stands up by itself and is pretty funny to see. The second explains what happened and makes it even better.

I give you: Carson Palmer, flawless mechanics.


So what happened? Darren McFadden, that's what.



It wasn't a touchdown either. The play was overturned. Go Raiders!


VIDEO: Asa Jackson With A Neat Punt Return (It Didn't Count)

This didn't count, which is a shame. Because if it did, it'd probably be one of those plays you see show on every highlight show. Instead, it's a decent return with a holding penalty. But we won't forget, Asa Jackson.

And there's the celebration, of course. Also pretty great.



Jonathan Stewart Injury: Panthers Get A Break

X-rays on Jonathan Stewart's calf came back negative during Friday night's game against the Miami Dolphins. The Carolina Panthers running back left the game in the first half, taken back for a locker room examination.

Avoiding disastrous injuries ranks among a team's top goals for the preseason. Stewart's injury did not appear serious when it happened, but judging an on-field injury through a television is hardly a Mayo Clinic approved standard. The Panthers get a real break with the news too. They signed him to a five-year contract extension worth $36.5 million earlier this month.

Stewart finished the game with eight rushing yards on five carries. He did score this leaping touchdown to get his name included on the highlight reel.


For more on the Panthers, check out Cat Scratch Reader.


Vince Young: 'YOLO'

It was fourth down, so this isn't as bad as it seems. It's still a full-on YOLO throw though.


Applaud the effort, I guess.


LeGarrette Blount Injury: Bucs Running Back Carted Off

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' star LeGarrette Blount went down with a knee injury in the Bucs' preseason game against the Tennessee Titans on Friday night:

Rick Stroud had this to say on Twitter:

Bucs RB LeGarrette Blount hurts his left knee when he's hit by S Al Afalava. Looked fairly serious. Did limp off the field.


The Titans lead the game 20-7 and Blount's injury would certainly be a blow to the team. He was having a bad night thus far, however, with only 11 yards on eight carries in the game. Backup Doug Martin has been slightly more impressive with five carries for 21 yards.

Blount rushed for nearly 800 yards last season for the Bucs and is expected to carry the load in the backfield. It's unknown if Blount will return just yet.

Stay tuned to this Storystream for more details on the injury as they surface and check out SB Nation blog Bucs Nation.


Jerome Simpson, Still Jumping Over People

Yeah, Jerome Simpson just doesn't care that it's preseason. He's still going to jump over people.


He's so fun to watch, you guys.


Jake Locker Being Jake Locker

He either overthrew one receiver by a lot or underthrew the other receiver by a lot. Either way, this was a terrible interception, Jake Locker.


And this is why quarterbacks are taught never to throw across their body, and across the field, like Locker just did.

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