Prokies: Preseason Week 2-3
Raheem Blackshear Waived by Buffalo Bills
Raheem Blackshear had an impressive preseason in the weeks leading up to his rookie year. He managed to rack up 209 all purpose yards and 2 rushing touchdowns in his three preseason games. In his most impressive game against the Colts, Blackshear ran for both of his touchdowns on 11 yards rushing, along with 60 yards receiving. Unfortunately, his performance was not enough to keep him with the Bills, as he was waived by Buffalo this morning. The Bills have a packed running backs room with Devin Singletary, James Cook, and Zach Moss all expected to play a role in their run game this season. With his encouraging play in the past few weeks, expect Blackshear to sign with another team before the season starts.
See highlights from Blackshear's last preseason game below.
All of Raheem Blackshear’s touches.— Zareh Kantzabedian (@ZKantzFF) August 21, 2022
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Tyrod Taylor exits last Preseason game due to Back Injury
Tyrod Taylor has found it impossible to elude the injury bug that has plagued his career. In his last preseason game, Taylor sustained a back injury that saw him exit the game. Tyrod was seeming to make progress on the Giants starting QB job. His first two Preseason games were impressive, mostly because of how comfortable Tyrod looked commanding the offense. Tyrod saw limited action in week two going 7/11 on passing attempts before his early exit in week three. With Daniel Jones on the hot seat, Tyrod was priming himself to take over the New York offense. It is unknown what impact the injury will have on Tyrod's hopes to start, however Coach Brian Daboll said after the game that Tyrod would be OK, so don’t expect Taylor to miss a significant amount of time due to this injury.
Wyatt Teller named to NFL Top 100 list
Wyatt Teller is arguably the best talent from the Hokies currently playing in the NFL. Teller was ranked as the 83rd best player on the NFL Top 100 list. The list is comprised of player voting so according to his NFL peers, Teller is one of the better offensive lineman in the league. Teller started in all 17 games last season, allowing only 4 sacks. He doesn’t get the chance to play with his true starting Quarterback Deshaun Watson until week 12 due to Watson’s 11 game suspension. Teller was removed from the Browns last game as a precaution for his lingering knee problems. Coming into his fifth season as a Pro, look for Teller to have a significant impact on the Browns offensive line as Cleveland hopes to contend for a playoff berth upon Watson’s return.
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