There is no such thing as "just" the preseason around these parts. After seven long months without NFL football, I will take anything I can get—and I'm sure most NFL fans agree.
The great thing about preseason in the NFL is seeing guys, who may have been unheralded at the beginning of camp, show everyone that they belong on the big stage. On the flip side, unfortunately, are those guys who come in with high expectations and fall far short of them, at least initially.
And the absolute worst part of the preseason are the injuries which rob the players of valuable time on the field. In the worst-case scenario, those injuries can even end their season before it gets started.
Let's take a look at some of these "surprises" of the first week of the preseason. If you have others I may have missed, feel free to leave them in the comment section as well.
Remember these are surprises, though, not guys who we already expect to do well—or poorly for that matter—or situations that were entirely predictable.