Christian Hackenberg shows definite signs of progress in Jets' preseason opener

An explosive interior lineman Jeremy Faulk will look to surprise as a little-known undrafted free agent

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota played his first game since breaking his right leg late last season in a 7-3 loss to the Jets in the preseason opener for both teams on Saturday night.

In his first National Football League game as a no. 1 receiver, Anderson caught three passes for 71 yards in his limited field time.

Hackenberg's production wasn't great - no points in eight possessions - but you have to grade on a curve when it comes to the former second-round pick.

Unlike the Titans, the Jets' quarterback situation is more muddled.

Hackenberg was greeted by a sack on his first snap of the third quarter. Hackenberg was 18 of 25 for 127 yards. Petty finished 2-of-6 for 16 yards and took a hard hit on a sack. Tanney is in a battle to make the team. He had three receptions for 71 yards. The biggest play, of course, was a 53-yard pass from McCown on the Jets' opening drive, setting up Peake for a red zone touchdown.

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As far as rookies go, Taywan Taylor was a bright spot for the Titans.

His two best throws of the night were on his final drive of the night: a 12-yard pass to tight end Jason Vander Laan and a 14-yard pass to Marquess Wilson in the third quarter.

Mariota played for Tennessee's first two offensive series. Henry carried 8 times for 29 yards as the Titans first team offense failed to score a point Saturday night. He finished 10 for 26 for 108 yards including an interception and a fumble. Decker was signed by the Titans in June after he was cut by the Jets in their salary purge. Martin also had a fumble recovery.

By all accounts, Ross Martin is "winning" the kicking competition in camp as Catanzaro misses short field goal attempts with embarrassing frequency.

Titans: Running back DeMarco Murray (hamstring), wide receivers Corey Davis (hamstring) and Mekale McKay, cornerback Demontre Hurst, defensive lineman Karl Klug (ankle) all sat out.

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