While checking in on Saturday night NFL preseason games here are some former North Carolina State University players to watch.
New York Giants vs. New York Jets – In this game watch for former Wolfpack players’ running back Andre Brown and defensive tackle Markus Kuhn to get into the game for the Giants in the second half. Andre Brown, who spent last year on the Giant’s practice squad, will try to make the most of his carries in his uphill battle to make the roster. Markus Kuhn continues to try to improve a crack the Giants’ deep defensive tackle rotation.
Washington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears – The Bears have two former NC State defensive linemen in DeMario Pressley and John McCargo suiting up tonight. McCargo, a former first round selection by the Buffalo Bills, along with Pressley are fighting for roster spots and will have to make the most of every snap they get in the game tonight.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – This game has several Wolfpack players who are not only trying to make the roster but are looking to contribute to the team. For the Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson will try to build of a strong performance in the first preseason game to hold on to the backup quarterback position over veteran Tavares Jackson. J.R. Sweezy looks to continue to learn and impress at his new position, offensive guard. Sweezy who was a defensive tackle in college is now listed as second string offensive guard behind Deuce Lutui. For the Broncos linebacker Nate Irving will look to try to increase his playing time with a strong preseason performance. A healthy Irving is currently listed a second string strong side linebacker and also contributes on special teams.
Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers – Quarterback Philip Rivers looks to bounce back from a disappointing 2011 season where he threw 20 interceptions. He want have his favorite target Vincent Jackson, but returns a healthy Antonio Gates and Malcolm Floyd. Free agency has bought Rivers some new weapons in wide receivers Robert Meachem, Eddie Royal, and Roscoe Parrish to help the offense.