Marcus Mariota is expected to start and is eager to show that his surgically repaired right leg is sound and he’s 100 percent healthy when the Tennessee Titans take on the New York Jets in each team’s 2017 preseason opener Saturday (4:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. ET)
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Mariota looks to be fully recovered from the broken leg he suffered during Week 16 of the 2016 season. He and the Titans, who posted a 9-7 record in 2016, enter the 2017 with high expectations, with some observers picking the Titans to win the AFC South. If Mariota can remain healthy, he has plenty of weapons on offense and the Titans added talent on defense.
The Jets fortunes plummeted with a 5-11 record in 2016 and they revamped their roster during the offseason. They rid themselves of veterans such as wide receivers Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker – who now plays for the Titans – offensive lineman Nick Mangold and cornerback Darrelle Revis. The moves left many people to say the Jets are tanking the 2017 season with the hopes of earning the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL draft to select a quarterback.
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What: Tennessee Titans vs. New York Jets
RENTON, Wash. – running back Eddie Lacy said his ankle is fine and his body – aka weight – is where it needs to be as the Seahawks prepare for their first preseason game.
Fellow running back Thomas Rawls is trying to regain his form from the 2015 season and prove he can remain healthy for en entire season.
Lacy and Rawls figure to be the primary competitors to start at running back for the Seahawks. Both have looked solid during training camp, but coach Pete Carroll will start to receive answers to who will win the battle when the Seahawks play at the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday in their first preseason game.