Friday was another busy day for the NFL training camps world. Las Vegas Raiders Jacksonville Jaguars The Raiders' preseason opening matchup, in which the Raiders defeated the Raiders 27-11, saw them take the day off. Now that we're into Week 2, annoyances all around the league are beginning to surface.
It was especially true with the San Francisco 49ersThere have been a lot of scuffles at camp. Kyle Shanahan even made it a point Friday to mention it before practice. There's no such thing, apparently, as too much intensity.
Annoyances can also be found in an innocent manner, as Carolina Panthers Running back Christian McCaffrey After Friday's practice, the Panthers invited the Gaffney High School football team from South Carolina to join them for a joint workout. The Cincinnati Bengals Continue to practice with no star quarterback Joe BurrowAfter an appendectomy, the patient is out indefinitely.
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Kyle Shanahan upset with punches at 49ers practice: Coach Kyle Shanahan asked his team to get together after they stopped practice for the second consecutive time following an all-out brawl. He quickly spoke out about the events. He was simply trying to convey his desire for his team's performance. Physical? Absolutely. Tough? It is. Irritating? Sure. Sure. Fred Warner Receiver Brandon Aiyuk Shanahan is asking the Niners to do the same.
Joe Burrow still involved despite being out indefinitely following appendectomy: Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow After undergoing an appendectomy at training camp's beginning, Burrow is still out on the field indefinitely. Zac Taylor, Bengals coach, said that he does not have a timeline for Burrow's return to the field. Taylor stated Friday that he doesn't want to set a timetable. He's doing a lot of mental work right now. The Bengals' third-year quarterback, and the top pick in the 2020 draft, has not been to any practice since training camp began last week. Burrow is still visible and active in the preparations for the next season.
Browns sticking with QB plan despite appeal of Deshaun Watson suspension: Cleveland Browns Kevin Stefanski, coach of the team, said Friday that they are waiting to see how the NFL appeals to them. Deshaun WatsonAfter a six-game suspension, Watson was able to resume practice as quarterback. Watson has taken the majority of snaps in training camp with the first-team offense. Backup Jacoby Brissett He has mostly worked for the second team. Stefanski stated before Friday's practice that “we'll just kinda wait clarity on the situation.” “Just continue doing what we are doing.” Stefanski spoke for the first time since Wednesday's announcement by the NFL that it would appeal the decision of Sue L. Robinson (an ex-federal judge), as it seeks to impose a harsher penalty under its personal conduct policy.
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Washington Commanders: Safety Kamren Curl He built on his spring strength by starting training camp with an excellent start. Curl was in the right spot at the right moment on multiple plays Friday — one ended in Curl recovering a fumble, another ended in Curl stopping the running back to the hole. Curl was occasionally used in Washington's Buffalo nickel position — that filled by Landon Collins last year. Curl has also played a significant role in the two-safety team's deep half. Curl's communication skills have been the most significant change. Curl has been vocalizing more, which coaches interpret as a sign that he is more confident in himself and feels more comfortable in defense. — John Keim
Tennessee Titans: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill Today, he was sharp in practice. Through eight practices, Tannehill only has thrown one interception. Tannehill's best throw was a perfectly-placed drop shot over his shoulder. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine For a large gain in a team period. Tannehill also found Racey McMath For what would have been an extremely long touchdown, Tannehill placed the receivers deep in the secondary. Tannehill is gaining chemistry with the receivers who are receiving deep passes. This is something that the Titans need to improve on from last season. McMath is a potential threat deep in the league after he caught long passes from Tannehill during each of his three practices. Turron Davenport
New York Jets: Backup wide receiver Denzel Mims Although he didn't state, “Play me me or trade with me”, he strongly believes that he should be playing. The second-round disappointment in 2020 was a pick who sees himself as a starter. He stated, “I see myself on top.” He said, “I do it every day.” It is up to the coaches whether they play me, but I show what I can do every day and I will continue to do so. Coaches have praised Mims after his two first seasons were affected by injuries and illness. The problem is that the Jets have a good receiver depth. At the moment, he is no better than sixth on the depth charts. He is working to be a part of special teams but has never done so before, which lowers his value. As the regular season nears, don't be surprised to see his name in trade speculation. — Rich Cimini
Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons' biggest mistake of the day was not being at practice. Jalen MayfieldLast year's third-round selection and Atlanta's starting left guard, Mayfield, is currently dealing with a lower back problem. Mayfield, who was supplanted by another player in the past week, is already having a difficult time. Elijah Wilkinson At left guard, but now he has to deal with an injury. Arthur Smith, Falcons head coach, said that it was important to let the injury go. “He's a tough kid, and he grinds it out. We'll watch to see what happens. Smith indicated that they would see where Smith is next week. Although Smith stated that they didn't anticipate it being serious, he acknowledged that back injuries are possible. — Michael Rothstein
Carolina Panthers: Running back Christian McCaffrey Late in practice, he showed his explosiveness with a long run followed by a touchdown run in the red zone. After missing 23 of his 33 previous games due to injuries, it's crucial for the Panthers that he is back on the field this season. It doesn't matter if he is injured or not. Baker Mayfield Oder Sam Darnold McCaffrey was named the starting quarterback — neither player had an edge today — it is crucial to have McCaffrey back in the backfield. McCaffrey returned today after a day off to ensure he didn't have three padded practice sessions in a row. McCaffrey explained that those days off are essential. To be ready for the next day, you need to ensure that you are doing everything on the days off. This is the point of it. … I feel great.” McCaffrey has a problem. McCaffrey's self-described “bougie” dorm at Wofford College lacks candles. During his post-practice presser, he asked: “If anyone has any candles or smells for rooms,” — David Newton
Dallas Cowboys: Linebacker Anthony Barr He spent his first day out on the practice fields holding a defensive callsheet as he got used to Cowboys defense. He is still on the physically unable perform list but he claims he “feels great” and calls it an “acclimation period”. Before he begins practicing. He looks forward to working alongside you. Micah Parsons. Barr stated that he made a tremendous start last year. It was amazing what he accomplished. “Come in humble and open to learning and ready for help.” — Todd Archer
Los Angeles Chargers: Cornerback J.C. Jackson He smiled when asked about his training camp experience against the Pro Bowl quarterback on Day 8. Justin Herbert. Jackson admitted, shyly grins, that Jackson had not thrown his support to mine. “I don’t know if it’s afraid or not, but he’s barely thrown my way.” Herbert afraid? Although it's unlikely, Herbert witnessed Friday what could happen when Jackson is questioned, as backup. Easton Stick Jackson attempted to throw a pass, but it was tipped. Jackson stated that the play was team defense. Jackson, the NFL's leading interceptions player since 2018, (25) was signed by the Chargers to a $52.5 million, five-year contract in free agency. Renaldo Hills, defensive coordinator, said that Jackson has been “solid”. “He's been exactly what we expected from his playing days back in New England. Be a lockdown performer and come out here. — Lindsey Thiry
Las Vegas Raiders: Josh McDaniels, the new Raiders coach, acknowledged Friday that his offensive play of Thursday night's Hall of Fame Game, a failed deep pass, was an “ode”, to Cliff Branch, who was a long-range threat during his career and will be inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday. McDaniels saluted with his right hand, “That was a standard.” “Cliff was fast and made many big plays throughout his career. He also made big important plays in important games. Both Mr. Davis and I know that both Mr. Davis are big fans long balls so that was an ode for Cliff Branch, the Raiders and the way Mr. Davis enjoys that type of play. Although it didn't turn out exactly how we expected, it worked in our favor. Jarrett Stidham Targeted Tyron Johnson With the pass, he went down the left sideline. However, he was hit as he released his ball. Instead of falling into the waiting arms, it plummeted down to the waiting arms. Keelan Cole For a 31-yard catch and run pickup — Paul Gutierrez
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Wide receiver Chris Godwin His teammates joined him on the practice field for the first-time since he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 15. Godwin was wearing a brace to his right knee and took part in drills with the wide receivers. Although he was not on the PUP list for camp, the plan is to move slowly. ESPN's Kevin Garver, wide receivers coach, said that he liked the way he looked. He knows it's going to be a long process. It's a process. Take each step one at a time. He looked fantastic for this portion of the game. Wide receiver Mike Evans Todd Bowles, head coach, advised that he had to cancel practice because of what he believes was a “tweaked hipstring.” Quarterback Tom Brady The team stated that Brady did not participate in practice because of a personal matter. Brady will not also be participating in the preseason opener against The Ravens next week. Miami DolphinsBowles confirmed that several starters would be out of next week's practice sessions after two days of joint training. — Jenna Laine
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