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Daily Norseman

Irv Smith Jr. still on track to be ready for Week 1

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports According to the head coach, anyway One of the main concerns for a good portion of Training Camp for the Minnesota Vikings has been the status of tight end Irv Smith Jr., who had thumb surgery a few weeks ago and has been sitting out ever since. Is he going to be ready for when the Vikings host the Green Bay Packers in about three and a half weeks? According to his head coach, yes he will be. Vikings’ HC Kevin O'Connell told reporters today that TE Irv Smith, who underwent thumb surgery earlier this summer, is on track to play in Week...

ClutchPoints

Cowboys’ Trevon Diggs trolled hard following Keenan Allen burn

It’s been a tumultuous time on social media for Dallas Cowboys All-Pro cornerback Trevon Diggs. Diggs initially deactivated his Twitter account earlier in the offseason following a video of the defensive back getting burned by Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb in training camp. Unfortunately for Diggs, that wasn’t the only time the internet would drag him. […] The post Cowboys’ Trevon Diggs trolled hard following Keenan Allen burn appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Still Curtain

Steelers impressive underdog should get a shot to start at left guard

There has been a debate between Kevin Dotson and Kendrick Green all summer, but should an impressive underdog get a chance to start at left guard for Steelers? The back-and-forth debate between Kevin Dotson and Kedrick Green is growing quite tiresome to me, quite honestly. Throughout training camp the Pittsburgh Steelers have been splitting starting […] Steelers impressive underdog should get a shot to start at left guard - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - Pittsburgh Steelers News and Fan Community

Arrowhead Pride

Chiefs training camp observations from Day 17

Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via On Thursday, Kansas City conducted its final full training camp practice of 2022. On Thursday morning, the Kansas City Chiefs conducted their 17th (and final) full practice of 2022’s training camp on their practice field at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri. Wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Mecole Hardman (groin), defensive tackle Chris Jones (back), tight end Blake Bell (hip flexor) and tackle Lucas Niang (knee) all missed the final day of training camp. After missing practice on...

Big Blue View

Giants training camp takeaways, 8/18: Saquon Barkley’s running style, Daniel Jones’ neck, more

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ What happened on Thursday at Giants training camp EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Thursday was an interesting, news-filled day at New York Giants camp. Saquon Barkley blasted critics of his running style. Daniel Jones said the scar on his neck is from “non-football related” surgery. Wink Martindale had some fun at Bill Belichick’s expense. We learned more than we wanted to know about Tyrod Taylor’s hygiene. And, the Giants may have suffered another significant injury. That’s just some of what went down on a busy day at Quest Diagnostics...

Arrowhead Pride

Chiefs training camp notebook: Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes reflect on 2022 in St. Joseph

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Kansas City feels confident about its new crop of receivers — and the work they were able to accomplish over the last few weeks. And just like that — Andy Reid’s 10th training camp as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs is in the books. Speaking to the media on Thursday morning, Reid confirmed that the team accomplished everything they were looking to do in St. Joseph. “I challenged the guys, which I think was important,” said Reid. “The bonding becomes important — you bond when you’ve got to do something tough. They...

Bleeding Green Nation

Eagles Training Camp Practice Notes: Browns struggle to stop Jalen Hurts to DeVonta Smith connection

Photo by Nick Cammett/ Observations from Thursday’s session. Today marked the thirteenth Philadelphia Eagles training camp practice ahead of the 2022 NFL season. It was the first of the Birds’ two joint sessions against the Cleveland Browns. Here’s what I observed at the CrossCountry Mortgage Campus in Berea, Ohio. NOTE: Stay tuned for the BGN Radio practice recap podcast that will be embedded immediately below once the episode goes live. EAGLES PRACTICE NOTES • JALEN HURTS STOCK REPORT: Hurts started this practice on fire 1-on-1: Hurts dropped a ball in the...

Still Curtain

Cameron Heyward injury gives Steelers fans a massive scare

Cameron Heyward went down in pain during Steelers training camp practice, but it may not be as serious as initially feared. Here’s how he gave us a scare.  As I scrolled through Twitter, I held my breath when I heard that Cameron Heyward went down with an injury during Steelers training camp practice. During the […] Cameron Heyward injury gives Steelers fans a massive scare - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - Pittsburgh Steelers News and Fan Community

Cincinnati.com

Bengals training camp observations: Scuffles, injuries and emergency kickers

Looking at the state of the Bengals offensive line, which had a frustrating day of practice on Thursday       

FOX Sports

Broncos, Chiefs & Chargers feature in Peter King's latest training camp update | THE HERD

NFL Insider Peter King joins Colin Cowherd to discuss the latest in the NFL. Peter then shares what he has learned from visiting training camps around the league including Denver Broncos WRs/TE group meeting with Russell Wilson daily, Kansas Chiefs adjusting without Tyreek Hill and Los Angeles Chargers - Dallas Cowboys joint practices.

DK Pittsburgh Sports

Camp report: Pickett earns second-team reps for Jacksonville game

As the Steelers wrapped training camp at Saint Vincent College Thursday, there was little doubt that Mitch Trubisky would be named the starter for Saturday's preseason tilt in Jacksonville. But after spending much of the week practicing with the second-team offense, Mike Tomlin confirmed Thursday that Kenny Pickett will immediately follow Trubisky against the Jaguars, leaving Mason Rudolph to finish the game with the third team.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Kellen Mond or Sean Mannion as Vikings backup QB? Is that really the question?

The most intriguing duel at Vikings' training camp should be neither intriguing nor or a duel. Neither is the quarterback of the future.

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions-Indianapolis Colts joint practice: Best photos

Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions held a joint practice at NFL football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.       

Blogging The Boys

Things that the Cowboys should be doing against the Chargers

We shouldn’t see Dak in the game, but he will get lots of work in the practices. | Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports This includes the joint practices, because it is all about Dallas getting their own house in order. Things are moving fast. We are roughly at the halfway point between the start of Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard and their first regular-season game hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That is good for fans who are salivating over seeing games that count in the standings. But for the Cowboys, it is not so great. They still have a ton of unanswered or...

DK Pittsburgh Sports

Johnson: Steelers' offense going to air things out

Mitch Trubisky dropped back to pass early in Thursday's final training camp practice here at Saint Vincent College and let a pass fly deep over the middle. Diontae Johnson, who had gotten a step on the corner covering him, easily ran under the ball and continued down the middle of the field to the end zone, much to the delight of the crowd on hand. It's something we didn't see a lot of from the Steelers' offense in 2021, but we might see more of in 2022 as the team moves on from the Ben Roethlisberger era.

Cincy Jungle

Bengals 53-player roster projection 3.0

Photo by Jeff Moreland/Icon Sportswire via Developments at wide receiver and defensive line have made things interesting in Cincinnati. We’re in the thick of it now. Three weeks of training camp and one preseason game are in the books, and the Cincinnati Bengals have already began cutting down to an initial 53-player roster. The season drawing nearer and nearer leads to greater clarity when looking at the roster and depth chart. Players who practice as well as they play usually make it to September with their name on a locker. There are still crucial practices to...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys 2022 training camp practice w/Chargers #2: Recap w/video & tweets

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports This could be the last significant look we have of the Cowboys starters against another team before the season. The second joint practice between the visiting Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Chargers is done. Here are some of the notable events. Before the practice even started, there were injury updates from the head coach. Mike McCarthy says it’s too early to say on Jourdan Lewis’ exact timeline for recovery after he tweaked his hamstring yesterday. But the Cowboys’ goal is to have him ready for Week 1.— David Helman...

Arrowhead Pride

L’Jarius Sneed is teaching — and learning from — the Chiefs’ rookie corners

Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Kansas City’s third-year cornerback is embracing being a veteran among all the youth surrounding him. During the Kansas City Chiefs‘ 2022 training camp, the focus has been on the rookies — particularly in the defensive backfield. They’ve been labeled as ‘the Fab Five’ and have made early impressions on everyone from reporters to coaches to teammates. Third-year cornerback L’Jarius Sneed is one of those teammates. It wasn’t that long ago that he was an impressive rookie, earning immediate playing time as a...

Behind the Steel Curtain

Mike Tomlin outlines the Steelers’ QB plan, players ruled out, and more vs. the Jaguars

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers are shuffling things up in Week 2 of the preseason. The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for their second preseason game when they travel to Florida to play the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday night. In preparation for this game, Mike Tomlin met with the media Thursday to outline what the team’s plans are not just for this game, but also as they conclude their training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. What was on most fans’ minds was how the organization would handle their quarterbacks in Week 2...

ClutchPoints

Patriots QB Mac Jones sounds off on early chemistry with a veteran WR

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones has had several favorite targets in training camp so far, including DeVante Parker. Jones and Parker have continued to build on their chemistry from the Patriots’ offseason programs. For one, Parker shined during the Patriots’ joint practice session with the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, as he hauled in five […] The post Patriots QB Mac Jones sounds off on early chemistry with a veteran WR appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Silver And Black Pride

Josh McDaniels is keeping offensive line in constant rotation

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports The starting OL is playing musical chairs The Las Vegas Raiders offensive line is the story of the preseason. From Brandon Parker getting first-team reps most of the training camp to Alex Leatherwood playing in the fourth quarter of a preseason game, the offensive line continues to be under a microscope. Right tackle is the offensive line position with the most question marks. The competition is wide open after two preseason games with multiple rotations. Rookie Thayer Munford started on Sunday to the surprise of fans and the media....

Arrowhead Pride

Chiefs general manager Brett Veach names the player with whom he’d share a foxhole

Photo by David Eulitt/ Speaking to 610 Sports’ Bob Fescoe on Thursday, the Kansas City GM gave an answer that will likely surprise you. As Kansas City Chiefs players assembled for Thursday’s final training camp practice at Missouri Western State University, Chiefs general manager Brett Veach spent some time with 610 Sports’ “Fescoe in the Morning” show, which was broadcasting from St. Joseph. He first addressed how head coach Andy Reid has continued to remain successful for so long. Veach said it was all about consistency. “He’s a guy that follows...

ClutchPoints

Todd Bowles drops cryptic answer on Tom Brady’s return from mystery Buccaneers absence

Tom Brady has been shrouded in mystery since Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles informed the media of his training camp absence on August 11. Bowles said that Brady was dealing with a “personal matter” and would be away from the team for multiple days. It was later reported that “all is well” for […] The post Todd Bowles drops cryptic answer on Tom Brady’s return from mystery Buccaneers absence appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hogs Haven

Ron Rivera Presser: We’d like the starters to play a full half vs the Chiefs, but injuries might limit playing time

Ron Rivera and Nate Kaczor speak to the media after the last day of Commanders training camp Ron Rivera LIVE: HC Ron Rivera speaks to the media after practice https://t.co/nOVY5jiw90— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) August 18, 2022 Starters vs the Chiefs: Rivera says he would ideally like to play the starters for the entire first half this Saturday but recent soft tissue injuries may make that difficult. pic.twitter.com/T4wGYrrfsx— NBC Sports Commanders (@NBCSCommanders) August 18, 2022 Ron Rivera said "ideally" he'd play his starters the whole half at...

Pats Pulpit

Patriots officially place running back James White on reserve/retired list

Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via James White’s retirement ceremony was held Tuesday at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots officially placed running back James White on the reserve/retired list Thursday, according to the NFL transaction wire. White, 30, began training camp on physically unable to perform after suffering a right hip subluxation last September that required season-ending surgery. The 2014 fourth-round draft choice out of Wisconsin won three Super Bowls during his tenure and had served as a team captain since 2018. The organization held...

ClutchPoints

‘If you want to be good at football, you have to play football’: Jets OC gets real on Zach Wilson’s development setback after knee surgery

New York Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur had a blunt assessment of how Zach Wilson’s development will be stunted with the quarterback set to miss a chunk of training camp and possibly the start of the regular season after knee surgery Tuesday. “If you want to be good at football, you have to play football,” […] The post ‘If you want to be good at football, you have to play football’: Jets OC gets real on Zach Wilson’s development setback after knee surgery appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Behind the Steel Curtain

Steelers waive/injured Master Teague, sign another running back

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports After a solid performance in his first preseason game, Teague was carted off at practice earlier this week The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced a roster moves ahead of the last open practice of training camp for 2022. After injuring himself earlier this week in practice, Master Teague III has been Waived/Injured and the Steelers have signed running back Max Borghi. We have signed RB Max Borghi and waived/injured RB Master Teague III.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 18, 2022 In Saturday night’s preseason game against...

Antonio Brown has been an ‘absolute embarrassment’ with his behavior – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Damien Woody react to the Oakland Raiders fining Antonio Brown $54K for not showing up in training camp and Brown’s reaction to the fines. #FirstTake #NFL ✔

Dak Prescott would have a deal if he held out like Zeke - Domonique Foxworth | Get Up

Domonique Foxworth says Dak Prescott would have the deal he wants if he held out from the Cowboys' training camp like Ezekiel Elliott, who signed a 6-year, $90 million extension with Dallas to become the highest-paid running back in the NFL. #GetUp #NFL

Antonio Brown may not last this season with the Raiders - Mike Greenberg | Get Up

Adam Schefter, Domonique Foxworth, Damien Woody and Mike Greenberg discuss Antonio Brown’s Instagram post about a letter he received from Oakland Raiders GM Mike Mayock indicating he is being fined $54K for missing time during NFL training camp. #GetUp #N