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Running back duel, defensive battles, player of the week, rookies, injuries, and other personnel notes.

BATTLE OF THE WEEK: The battle at backup running back intensified after the first preseason game in which Darius Walker and Steve Slaton looked strong. Chris Taylor ran with the first team and struggled. Walker finished with 3.6 yards per carry. He had eight carries for 29 yards. Slaton averaged 3.4 yards per carry as the final back to appear in the game. He had 37 yards on 11 carries. He also had...

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