Jameis WinstonQB TB (6) 1 day ago
Winston looked sharp while throwing on the move on multiple occasions during Thursday's opening training camp session, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.
The Bucs had all of their quarterbacks on the move frequently during Thursday's opening camp session, giving Winston an opportunity to flash some of the newfound mobility that his 20-pound offseason weight loss has made possible. The sophomore signal-caller was effective while carrying out numerous bootlegs and impressively kept his eyes downfield while rolling out. If Winston is able to add a legitimate running dimension to his repertoire in Year 2, his expected leap forward would be that much more significant.
PAmeer AbdullahRB DET (10) 1 day ago
Lions head coach Jim Caldwell was evasive when asked if Abdullah (shoulder) is 100 percent healthy, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Caldwell's lack of response doesn't necessarily mean anything, as Abdullah is still expected to be ready for the start of training camp Friday. The second-year pro is a clear favorite to earn the lead-back role, despite missing the Lions' entire offseason program after having surgery in January to repair a torn labrum. Abdullah finished his rookie year on a high note, even successfully playing through the aforementioned injury in his final two games.
PUPJ.T. ThomasLB NYG (8) 1 day ago
Thomas was placed on the PUP list to begin training camp due to a hamstring injury, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.
According to head coach Ben McAdoo, the injury isn't too severe and Thomas should not be sidelined for an extended amount of time.
PUPJay BromleyDL NYG (8) 1 day ago
Bromley was placed on the PUP list for the start of training camp due to an ankle injury, Ralph Vacchiano of the NY Daily News reports.
Head coach Ben McAdoo said the injury to Bromley is not serious, meaning he should return to the field relatively soon. Fellow defensive tackle Damon Harrison (knee) is also on the PUP list, leaving the Giants with Montori Hughes and Greg Milhouse at first team to open camp.
Jacquies SmithDL TB (6) 1 day ago
Smith was a full participant in Thursday's opening training camp session after recovering from shoulder surgery throughout the offseason, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The third-year defensive end was excited about his return to on-field work and the opportunity to start building on a productive 2015 campaign that saw him tally 37 tackles (including two for loss), seven sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a pass defensed in 12 games. "It feels good," Smith said of his first day back on the field. "Obviously I missed OTAs and stuff, and I've been missing being out their with the guys and doing my part. It's a great time to be back. The energy level, the vibe, I'm happy to be back." The 26-year-old slots into a defensive end rotation that packs plenty of pass-rushing potential, given that it will also include free-agent acquisition Robert Ayers and 2016 second-round pick Noah Spence.
PUPDamon HarrisonDL NYG (8) 1 day ago
Harrison was placed on the PUP list for the start of training camp due to swelling in his knee, Ralph Vacchiano of NY Daily News reports.
The injury isn't considered to be serious and the defensive tackle shouldn't be out for an extended period of time. Fellow defensive tackle Jay Bromley (ankle) is also on the PUP list, meaning first-team reps will go to Montori Hughes and Greg Milhouse to open up training camp.
Darqueze DennardDB CIN (9) 1 day ago
Dennard (shoulder) has been fully cleared for the start of training camp, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
A 2014 fourth-round draft pick, Dennard finally made his first career start in November, only to suffer a season-ending injury during the game. Even with Leon Hall no longer on the team, Dennard will have plenty of competition for playing time, joined in the Cincinnati secondary by Adam Jones, Dre Kirkpatrick and first-round rookie William Jackson. With Jones locked into one starting spot and Kirkpatrick coming off a 15-start campaign, Dennard may end up competing with Jackson for the nickelback role.
Trevor SiemianQB DEN (11) 1 day ago
Although Mark Sanchez worked with the starters on the first day of training camp, Siemian is expected to get half of the first-team reps, the Denver Post reports.
Siemian will likely replace Sanchez as the first-team QB on Friday, with head coach Gary Kubiak saying he'll switch things up on a day-to-day basis. Meanwhile, rookie Paxton Lynch is technically part of the competition, but he isn't expected to get any first-team reps during the early part of camp.
Russell ShepardWR TB (6) 1 day ago
Shepard was successful on downfield routes in Thursday's opening camp session, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
The Bucs special-teams captain had an opportunity to flash some of his skills from scrimmage in Thursday's opening training camp practice and was able to capitalize. Shepard hauled in a pair of bombs during the session and is considered one of several contenders for Tampa's open third receiver spot this season. However, the reality is that the third-year receiver has been valued much more for his special-teams prowess over his first pair of pro campaigns, seeing only 18 targets over those two seasons.
Robert GriffinQB CLE (13) 1 day ago
Griffin shouldn't have to wait long for a decision, as head coach Hue Jackson said Thursday he will definitely name a starting quarterback before the team's first preseason game Aug. 12, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
While expected to earn the job, Griffin will face competition from both Josh McCown and Cody Kessler. A quick decision would seem to work in Griffin's favor, but it's always possible preseason results could lead to a change before Week 1. In other Browns news, Josh Gordon (quad) has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL, albeit with a four-game suspension to start the season. Gordon is expected to miss the first few weeks of training camp while he recovers from a quad injury he suffered over the summer.