PFB - NFL Roundup: Rudolph-to-Washington Highlights Thursday Action, Chris Carson Still RB1 in Seattle

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Feb 17, 2018
On Thursday night, a handful of former Pokes got their first taste of NFL action. Twelve preseason games filled the air waves and fans across the country whetted their appetite for Sundays this fall. Let’s see how some former Cowboys fared.

Rudolph-to-Washington, Preseason Edition

Both members of OSU’s all-time leading passer-catcher duo debuted as Steelers on Thursday night. James Washington saw action early grabbing a pass in the first half. Rudolph took over for Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs for the entirety of the the second.

Then the two hooked up for a 35-yard freebie and Rudolph led all Pittsburgh passers with 101 yards on 7-of-12 passing. He did, unfortunately, record a fumble. Washington amassed 44 yards on two catches — both balls that came from the arm of Rudolph.

James Washington! #Steelers

— Blitzburgh (@Steel_Curtain4) August 10, 2018

Chris Carson still the man in Seattle

Carson got the nod to start over first-round pick Rashaad Penny and was productive in limited touches. He chewed up 26 yards in just four carries, including this nifty scamper-and-spin for a first down.

Haven't really talked about the running backs yet, but I'm really liking what I see from Chris Carson.

The #Seahawks run "Duo" and Carson has the speed to break the first arm tackle and then spins out of the second for the first

— Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) August 10, 2018

His QB took notice, as well.

Russell Wilson Only named dropped Chris Carson.

— C.J. Tumbarello (@TumbarelloHB) August 10, 2018

Carson caught up with media following his comeback exhibition.

Weeden Solidified as QB2 in Houston

Behind last year’s rookie phenom Deshaun Watson, Brandon Weeden seems to be in a good spot as the Texans’ lead backup… again.

Brandon Weeden looked sharp tonight
#OKState #Texans #NFLPreseason

— OKC CBS Sports 105.3FM (@OKCCBSSPORTS105) August 10, 2018

Blake Jarwin earns the start

The former walk-on, former undrafted free agent got the start for the Cowboys on Thursday night. I know, it’s preseason. But Jarwin has apparently done enough over the last year-plus to earn a spot in Dallas’ two-deep at TE and could push Geoff Swaim for starter’s reps this fall.

#GoPokes – Go Tigers! @Jaws_47

— Josh Henson (@Coach_Henson) August 10, 2018

Jarwin with the grab and picking up some solid yards after the catch #okstate

— Dustin Ragusa (@DustRagu) August 10, 2018

Vincent Taylor Healthy and making plays

Already healthy after a late-rookie season injury in 2017, Vincent Taylor was more than happy to show off his playmaking ability against the Bucs on Thursday night.

He wrapped up two tackles including this chase-down sack, further building his case to spell the departed Ndamukong Suh.

Jordan Phillips with the quickness inside, Vincent Taylor loops around and cleans it up.

— Travis Wingfield (@WingfieldNFL) August 10, 2018

Don’t forget about Lenzy Pipkins

Last year’s other surprise OSU rookie was former graduate transfer Lenzy Pipkins who carved out a spot in Green Bay’s rebuilding secondary. Even after the Packers made several additions to their defensive backfield which pushed Pipkins down the depth chart, he continued to make plays. Pipkins grabbed five total tackles (four solo) and a pass breakup in his unofficial sophomore debut.

Quick Hitters

• Tyler Patmon grabbed a couple of tackles including a sack for the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 24-20 loss to New Orleans.

• Victor Salako saw some time late with the New York Giants a week after signing with the team.

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