What to watch for: Steelers-Saints

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend.

Here's what to what to watch for ...


» Saints head coach Sean Payton can sometimes lead us astray with his player hype (which would make him no different than the NFL's 31 other head coaches) but the fanfare surrounding wide receiver Michael Thomas seems legitimate. The second-round pick was viewed as one of the most pro-ready wide receivers to hit the NFL in this year's class, and Friday is another chance to prove he belongs in the starting lineup.

» Landry Jones didn't have as bad of a preseason game as you might have imagined a week ago despite the four picks, but the Steelers backup would still like to put something more stable on tape before coasting into the regular season. Ben Roethlisberger is as sturdy as they come build-wise, but he has missed at least one game in all but three of his NFL seasons.

» We have not heard much from Steelers first-round pick Artie Burns, outside of the fact that he returned to practice a little more than a week ago. With Pittsburgh's starting corner jobs locked up for the moment, Burns will look to make his case for sub-package duty and an eventual takeover.

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