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#NFL News and Notes - August 14, 2010

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#NFL News and Notes - August 14, 2010

Washington Redskins 42, Buffalo Bills 17

Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan called the blowout win "a first step"...Albert Haynesworth likes the new defense, which the Redskins are still struggling to adjust to.

Bills head coach Chan Gailey's debut was a total flop...Running backs Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch went down with injuries...Bills quarterback Brian Brohm was a healthy scratch.

Philadelphia Eagles 28, Jacksonville Jaguars 27

The Eagles first-team offense and defense looked sharp in the opener...Eagles safety Quintin Demps sprained a knee last night...With injuries to Jamaal Jackson and Nick Cole, Mike McGlynn got the start at center.

Jaguars quarterback Josh McCown was one of the bright spots in last night's loss...The Jaguars are still looking for a pass-rush...Jaguars sixth-round running back Deji Karim impressed on kick returns.

Atlanta Falcons 20, Kansas City Chiefs 10

Falcons running back Michael Turner catching a pass was a highlight of the pre-season opener...Falcons first-round linebacker Sean Weatherspoon had a strong debut....Falcons head coach Mike Smith liked that the way the offensive line protected the quarterbacks.

"We clearly have a bunch to work on in a lot of different areas," Chiefs coach Todd Haley said after last night's loss...Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and second-round wide receiver Dexter McCluster were the bright spots, writes Kent Babb...Chiefs first-round safety Eric Berry had a pair of tackles in his first game.

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New England Patriots defensive end Ty Warren will miss the 2010 season with a hip injury.

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan isn't going to gameplan for pre-season opponents, reports Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger.

Miami Dolphins linebacker Cameron Wake's anonymity is about to come to an end, writes Ethan Skolnick of the Sun-Sentinel.

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams led a group of back-ups who proved the team has depth in the secondary.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme is looking forward to his first game in a Browns uniform.

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown are going to see plenty of action in tonight's pre-season opener, writes John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Cincinnati Bengals first-round tight end Jermaine Gresham will make his Paul Brown Stadium debut on Sunday.

Indianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark left Friday's practice with a leg injury.

Tennessee Titans starters won't see much playing time tonight against the Seattle Seahawks, reports Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Houston Texans offensive lineman Rashad Butler has developed a mean streak.

Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton is the unquestioned leader of the offense, writes Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post.

After looking at the film, Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable saw some positive things from the first-team offense.

San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman wants to put the past behind him and play football.

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson brings size and nastiness to the interior of the defensive line, writes Greg Johns of

San Francisco 49ers running back Glen Coffee abruptly retired on Friday.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart is scheduled to play about a quarter tonight against the Houston Texans.

St. Louis Rams first-round quarterback Sam Bradford is eager to get back on the field.

Green Bay Packers third-round safety Morgan Burnett has impressed the coaches during the OTAs and training camp, and will likely start when the season opens.

The Minnesota Vikings have placed a little pressure on Percy Harvin to return to the club, writes Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has taken ownership of the team.

Some Chicago Bears starters could play as much as a half of football tonight against San Diego, reports Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune.

Injuries have prompted several New York Giants defenders to switch to the offensive side of the ball during Friday's practice.

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears hopes to return by the pre-season finale.

The New Orleans Saints struggles on Thursday night are nothing to worry about, writes Brian Allee-Walsh of

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have faith in sixth-round punter Brent Bowden, writes Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times.

Darin Gantt of the Charlotte Observer files the Carolina Panthers Stock Watch after the first pre-season game.

Today's NFL birthdays: Ravens linebacker Jarrett Johnson (29), Bears defensive end Maurice Evans (22), Bengals sixth-round wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe (21) and safety Roy Williams (30), Broncos first-round quarterback Tim Tebow (23), Chiefs linebacker Mike Vrabel (35), Chargers fourth-round safety Darrell Stuckey (21), 49ers guard Tony Wragge (31), Seahawks running back Julius Jones (29), Redskins rookie running back Keiland Williams (24), free agent wide receivers Clyde Williams (24) and Chris McFoy (27), defensive end/linebacker Greg Ellis (35), defensive tackle Steven Harris (26), and running back Michael Pittman (35).

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