With the NFL preseason now at a close, we're almost ready for some real, full-octane, high-impact regular-season football. But before we get to that, we've got to cast our minds back just a touch to the games that have already been played.
For many full-time starters, these preseason games will have been little more than an extended part of their buildup to the regular season—a chance to tune up their bodies and their game play in time to hit the ground running in Week 1.
For many other players, these games were everything—the reason they made or missed the 53-man rosters that every team had to get down to by the end of the week.
With that in mind, let's hand out a few awards as recognition for the hard work and impressive play of some of these players. We'll also hand out a few awards for the turkeys that we saw this preseason, so it's not all good!