Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has emerged as the league's pre-eminent pass catcher. But after a stellar rookie season, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is poised to make a run at becoming one of the league's elite players. Ian Rapoport checks in Thursday with a column on the two dazzling aerial threats.
Here's what else is on tap Thursday:
» Tune in to "NFL AM" from 6 to 10 a.m. ET on Thursday to hear all the latest from around the league and interviews with New York Jets beat writer Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger, NFL Network and NFL.com's Michael Lombardi and former NFL quarterback Jim Sorgi.
» Daniel Jeremiah pores over every game of the preseason's third week to highlight all the storylines you need to know.
» Who's the most interesting team in the NFL right now? Adam Schein identifies a surprising squad as the league's must-watch franchise.
» As the end of the preseason nears, several big names find themselves on the bubble to make the roster of their respective teams. Bucky Brooks looks at a handful of marquee players and their odds of making the cut.
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