Denver Broncos 34, Pittsburgh Steelers 17
Broncos running back LenDale White punctuated his start with a touchdown…Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow appears to be the #2 quarterback…Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post recaps how the three phases of the Broncos fared on Sunday night.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the pre-season finale…Dennis Dixon’s struggles may have answered the question on who will start while Ben Roethlisberger serves his suspension…Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis’ frustration got the better of him during and after the game.
NFL News and Notes
Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe looks at the New England Patriots roster.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Roscoe Parrish will have a key role in Chan Gailey’s offense.
Released by the New York Jets on Sunday, wide receiver Laveranues Coles is contemplating retirement, reports Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger.
Miami Dolphins cornerback Benny Sapp will compete for the nickel corner position.
The Baltimore Ravens kicking competition is going down to the wire, writes Ken Murray of the Baltimore Sun.
Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini praised the play of quarterback Jake Delhomme this pre-season.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Antonio Bryant was released on Sunday, and his agent plans on getting his full 2010 base salary.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Pierre Garcon is prepared to play any role the offense needs him to play, reports Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star.
Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Tony Brown will play in Thursday’s pre-season finale against New Orleans.
Jacksonville Jaguars safety Reggie Nelson appears to have regained the trust of his coaches, writes Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union.
Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels won’t play in the pre-season finale, and will get 15-20 snaps in the regular season-opener.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is increasing his reliability, writes Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star.
Two years after working out among teenagers to hopefully get another NFL opportunity, Antonio Garay may be the starting nose tackle for the San Diego Chargers.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell’s wrist is more of an injury concern than his neck.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Mike Williams might the team’s most dangerous split end, writes Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times.
Matthew Barrows of the Sacramento Bee projects the San Francisco 49ers’ 53-man roster.
Intangibles will play a factor in the Arizona Cardinals quarterback decision, reports Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic.
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola is likely to receive more playing time with Donnie Avery out for the season.
The Green Bay Packers are still trying to figure out who their nickel cornerback will be when the regular season begins, writes Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb has too much potential to sneak through waivers, writes Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune.
Detroit Lions third-round defensive back Amari Spievey impressed head coach Jim Schwartz during his first game action at safety.
The Chicago Bears offense has been inconsistent during the pre-season.
New York Giants quarterback Jim Sorgi’s injured shoulder may keep him off the team’s 53-man roster.
Philadelphia Eagles center Jamaal Jackson might be ready to start the season-opener.
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan isn’t sure if Donovan McNabb will be ready for the season-opener against Dallas.
Dallas Cowboys first-round wide receiver Dez Bryant indicated that he will play in Thursday’s pre-season finale.
Free agent defensive tackle Kendrick Clancy re-signed with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Brian Price have flashed their play-making potential, writes Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times.
The Atlanta Falcons issued a depth chart for their final pre-season game.
Carolina Panthers defensive end Everette Brown is poised to play a significant role on the defense.
Today’s NFL birthdays: Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson (25), Texans left tackle Duane Brown (25), Raiders defensive end Trevor Scott (26), Chargers defensive end Jacques Cesaire (30), 49ers left tackle Joe Staley (26), Buccaneers running back Derrick Ward (30), free agent running backs Shaun Alexander (33) and Kalvin McRae (25), safety Khayyam Burns (25), wide receivers Jarrett Byers (25) and Jason Jones (27), cornerback Hank Poteat (33), and guard Ryan Schmidt (24).