Thursday’s NFL Week 2 preseason betting primer


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Players get their second chance of the NFL preseason to prove their worth and battle for roster spots when four teams take to the field Thursday. Here are the news and notes you need-to-know about Thursday’s preseason action.

Detroit Lions at Washington Redskins (-2.5, 40)

*Despite finishing with 9.6 yards per rush in Week 1, Lions’ RB Ameer Abdullah says he was “a little rusty.” The rookie has also been moved to second on the Lions depth chart in the backfield.

*RGIII may have been banned from talking to the media after saying he was the “best quarterback in the league,” but he kept talking to the media Tuesday. “It’s more about going out and affirming that for me, I go out and I
play, I know I’m the best quarterback on this team. I feel like I’m the
best quarterback in the league and I have to go out and show that.”

Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns (-3, 40)

*LeSean McCoy is unlikely to see the field before the regular season after suffering a hamstring injury in practice. Add that to injuries to Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown and Boobie Dixon and the Bills will need to rely on rookies Bronson Hill and Ricky Seale in the backfield.

*There must be something in the water at the Browns camp because the secondary keeps sustaining injuries. Justin Gilbert injured his hamstring Tuesday and joined Joe Haden, Tashaun Gipson, Pierre Desir, K’Waun Williams, De’Ante Saunders and Robert Nelson Jr. as defensive backs suffering from injuries on the Browns.

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