Many NFL training camps resumed Sunday after Hall of Fame ceremonies in Canton, Ohio, though some went easy while others took the day off.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Las Vegas Raiders they already have a pre-season game, and the rest of the league will join them this week. Thursday kicks off the action with two games – Giants at New England Patriots and Titans at Baltimore Raven – followed by five Friday games, eight Saturday games and one next Sunday.
Here’s what you need to know from camps across the league.
What our NFL Nation reporters saw on Sunday
Seattle Seahawks Football Team: If Crew lock was achieved on the basis of Geno Smith In the eyes of the Seahawks decision-makers, that wasn’t evident in Sunday’s walk. Smith took in all first-team reps while Lock only worked on the #2 foul as Seattle’s quarterback competition seems to have remained the status quo.
Smith received virtually all first-team reps during the first week and a half of training camp, but it looks like that could – and should – start to change based on Lock’s strong performance in Saturday mock match. He’s clearly the better midfielder although four of his five series have come in the No.2 foul and against the No.1 defence. Smith dominated while mostly leading the charge of his attack. first team in front of reserve defenders. However, it’s all still Smith with Sundays.
Coach Pete Carroll didn’t have much to say about how people performed in his press conference after the mock match, saying he needed to see the movie first. He was not present after the walk. The Seahawks have a day off Monday, so it may not be clear where their midfield battle is until Tuesday. – Brady Henderson
Green Bay Packers: Keisean Nixon Probably the least publicized move the Packers have made this season. But considering his history on special teams and his connection to new special team coordinator Rich Bisaccia, he could be a significant addition. Nixon played nearly 700 specials teams over the past three seasons for Bisaccia, who held the same position as the Raiders (until he was promoted to interim head coach last season). Furthermore, Nixon could be the Packers’ top backup behind the starter trio Jaire Alexander, Rasul Douglas and Eric Stokes.
That’s what makes his Sunday return to training so important. He missed his first nine training sessions with a groin injury but was dropped from Sunday’s out of play injury list. “He’s a guy we’re excited to be back and hopefully he can continue where he left off,” coach Matt LaFleur said on Sunday. He can also be a bargain; Nixon signed a one-year, $965,000 contract with no security deposit. – Rob Demovsky
Minnesota Vikings: Two of the “top three” draft picks featured Sunday’s first team representation, a combination of their progress and the team’s attempt to limit the work of some longtime veterans . Safety Lewis Cinedraft number 32 overall selection, featuring his representation while veteran Harrison Smith rotate in and out of the squad. Right guard Ed Ingramselected No. 59 overall, worked the entire practice in the right guard while veteran Jesse Davis was given the day off. Ingram entered a competition on the right guard that included Davis and another veteran Chris Reed, and based on his draft position, it’s probably only a matter of time before he’s pushed into the starting lineup permanently. The same goes for Cine, even though Smith and the sophomore Camryn Bynum was the first safety team for most camps. – Kevin Seifert
San Francisco 49ers: Midfielder of Niners Trey Lance ends with a flourish in practice on Saturday but that doesn’t affect Sunday. In fact, Lance had one of his toughest games in this camp, completing only 4 of 12 passes, including a bad interception that forced into defence. Fred Warner at the end of the day. Lance has two missed passes and doesn’t start handling Trent Williams and Mike McGlinchey (both have days off). According to the recipient Brandon Aiyuk, Lance was unfazed by the performance and immediately talked to his teammates about plays he would like to return to and how he (and they) can do better in the next session. “The best thing about Trey is that he walks off the training ground and he’s still the same,” Aiyuk said. “We’re not worried about him at all. We’ll look into it later today and then we’ll move on.” – Nick Wagoner
Giants in New York: Summer is going well for Barkley, and Sunday is no different. Barkley looks determined and agile while the Giants mainly practice runs in the red area. Coach Brian Daboll has called Barkley “boom” this summer. That was evident when he made a midfield run and beat everyone with a pilon. Center Jon Feliciano “This version of Barkley is the best he’s ever seen coming back to any of his teams,” said later. Just a year ago, Barkley tore the ACL in his right knee and was left out of contact. This year looks much different, and just in time for him to enter the final year of his rookie contract. – Jordan Raanan
Carolina Panthers: The Panthers had a day off, but there’s good news as an MRI scan shows no major damage to the left knee that the knee defends Marquis Haynes injured in Saturday’s scenario. The staff expect Haynes to be available every day as the team resumes practice on Monday. That’s not to say that in the end, general manager Scott Fitterer won’t continue to seek depth. Veteran Carlos Dunlap under consideration until he signs with the Chiefs. Jason Pierre-Paul, 33 years old, is still a freelance agent and could be an option. The Panthers can wait until teams start cutting to add depth. However, Haynes’ injury was not serious, which lessened the sense of urgency. – David Newton
Chief of Kansas City: Offenses are sometimes sloppy, especially in a team half where three consecutive fouls start off wrong. Coach Andy Reid makes an unusual throw Patrick Mahomes and others began to leave the field before allowing them to return later. Offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said then captains need to do even better not let one bad game affect the next. – Adam Teicher
Indianapolis Colts: Veteran defender Stephen Gilmore Continue an intense workout day with another impressive day. Among Gilmore’s highlights is a play in which he dances a side street in front of the recipient Parris Campbellmake an interception for a six pick that will be against midfielders Matt Ryan. “I can only tell you from a midfielder’s perspective, he’s the kind of full-back you fear,” said coach Frank Reich. “The way he looks at the game, he knows what’s going to happen before it comes.” The ongoing chess match between Gilmore and Ryan is a fascinating extra episode in this camp. “Unfortunately,” Ryan said, “it wasn’t the first time he picked me.” – Stephen Holder
Top NFL news of the day
RB Kareem Hunt requested a trade, but the Browns refused: Run back Kareem Huntwho is looking to renew the contract, requested a transaction from Cleveland Browns, but the team privately declined that request, a source confirmed to ESPN. Hunt, who is in the final year of a two-year, $12 million contract, missed the team’s training sessions in the previous two sessions but returned on Sunday.
Rodger Saffold attends Bills training camp after recovering from a car accident: After a series of injuries to start training camp, Buffalo Bills‘the line of attack is getting healthier. Guard Rodger Saffold was removed from the non-football injury list and wore the uniform for training at the team’s training camp. Saffold started attending NFI roster training camp after he injured his ribs in a car crash. He signed with the Bills as a free agent this season and is expected to be their starting left guard. Saffold seemed to be limited the first time he returned to training.
Bears wide open N’Keal Harry’s ankle injury is believed to be serious: Chicago Bears wide receiver N’Keal Harry A source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, suffered what appeared to be a serious ankle injury during practice. Harry had started the first play of team exercises when a cross was thrown in his direction. The wide receiver seems to have rolled his left ankle when the linebacker Nicholas Morrow handled him. The 24-year-old was unable to bear any weight above his ankle and had to be escorted off the pitch by coaches and teammates. The team is still awaiting further assessment of the severity of Harry’s injury and has not yet made a decision on how long he will be sidelined.
Best NFL photos, videos from camp
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