Jordan Cameron TE CLE 1 Hr
After digesting the first week of camp, ESPN Cleveland says Jordan Cameron "is going to have a bigger year than last season."
If Josh Gordon's suspension stands, Cameron will be the only pass-catcher on the Browns that truly threatens a defense. It's not far-fetched at all to think he can make a leap on last year's 81-917-7 line, and it doesn't matter too much who wins the quarterback battle. In Brian Hoyer's two full games last year, Cameron averaged eight catches for 78.5 yards and scored four touchdowns.
Mike Wallace WR MIA 2 Hrs
Mike Wallace (hamstring) will not practice until at least next week.
Wallace said his hamstring was "tight" earlier this week and then sat out Wednesday's session. So he'll rest it for a few days, meaning he'll miss Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage. Wallace's tweak doesn't sound overly severe, but we hate when speed-reliant wideouts have soft-tissue problems in their legs. It's something to monitor once the prime bounce-back candidate does get back on the field.
Donald Thomas IND 2 Hrs
Colts LG Donald Thomas re-tore his quad during Wednesday's practice and will need surgery.
It's the same injury that cost Thomas the final 14 games of last season. This tear will likely cost him all 16 games this year, meaning he will have played in two games since signing a four-year, $14 million deal with the Colts in March of 2013. It's another stinging blow to the Colts as Thomas was projected to both start at left guard and be the primary backup center. They'll now have to thrust second-round rookie Jack Mewhort into a major role.
Jermichael Finley TE GB 2 Hrs
A source tells ProFootballTalk that the Seahawks will not revisit discussions with free agent Jermichael Finley.
The topic came up because Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy tore his Achilles' tendon on Tuesday and the team had Finley in for a visit earlier this season. But it's unlikely they'd meet the ex-Packers' contract demands, especially with the Marshawn Lynch situation hanging over their heads. The Seahawks will be fine with Zach Miller and Luke Willson at tight end.
Julian Edelman WR NE 2 Hrs
Julian Edelman has put together a "strong camp" as Tom Brady's "go-to guy."
Aldon Smith LB SF 2 Hrs
49ers OLB Aldon Smith is scheduled to meet with commissioner Roger Goodell on Aug. 8.
The pair will have plenty to talk about. Over the past year, Smith has faced felony gun charges, a DUI charge and was arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat at LAX. We're tentatively expecting a 4-6 game suspension.
Rod Streater WR OAK 11 Hrs
Raiders WR Rod Streater (concussion) has been cleared for contact.
Streater was concussed over the weekend. He missed a few practices, but returned on a limited basis Wednesday and will reenter live drills on Thursday. Streater is competing for the starting wideout job opposite James Jones.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE TB 11 Hrs
After visiting Bucs camp Wednesday, NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah came away believing team brass is "pumped" about second-round TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who is "picking things up quickly."
Coach Lovie Smith stated at the start of camp that ASJ was "behind a lot" after missing spring work due to the University of Washington's late graduation. Things have apparently changed in a hurry for Seferian-Jenkins, who "made a lot of plays" during Wednesday's workouts. At 6'6/252 with a 37 1/2-inch vertical, ASJ is a rookie to monitor in touchdown-heavy fantasy leagues.
Brad Jones LB GB 11 Hrs
Brad Jones is practicing as the lone inside linebacker in dime packages at Packers training camp.
Jones is a true every-down linebacker, involved in Green Bay's base 3-4, as well as the nickel and dime. Although he is coming off a poor season performance wise, 28-year-old Jones is set up to nicely to post IDP statistics in 2014.
Jordan Matthews WR PHI 11 Hrs
Second-round pick Jordan Matthews is still running with the second-team offense at Eagles camp.
Brad Smith is working as Philly's first-team slot receiver, presumably out of veteran deference. Matthews figures to pass Smith in short order. Per beat writer Jeff McLane, Matthews "has made all the catches so far" in camp, and particularly "shined" on Wednesday. Matthews' ADP is the late-11th round.