NFL Preseason Week 3: Breakout Performers to Watch This Week

August 20, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Week 3 of the NFL preseason is a chance for starters and primary backups to get their chance to stand out and earn a bigger role in the upcoming season.
The NFL mandates that teams start cutting down rosters shortly after the third preseason weekend, so this is a make or break slate of games for many players.
With starters staying in the game for more snaps than any other week of preseason, and coaches eager to nail down depth chart positions before making cuts, this is the week for players to impress and earn a bigger role on their respective teams.
Here are some players who are poised to make a great impression this week and earn more playing time.
Shane Vereen, Running back, New England Patriots
Shane Vereen has been a trendy name all preseason, as he started to breakout last year and assert himself as a weapon on an already loaded offense.
But as the spring and summer brought more and more bad news about the state of the New Eng...

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