Posted by Matt Olson

8/12/2019 Update

July 7, 2023

Giants –  Daniel Jones looked composed while completing 10-of-12 passes in practice today. TJ Jones his favorite target with four catches. Only regret for DJ might be that one of his misses was a wide open deep ball to Alex Wesley. Regardless, a good day for the rookie QB.  He’ll have a tough test this Friday against the Bears. Speaking of TJ Jones, keep an eye on him. He has a growing chemistry with DJ and keeps making plays. He will likely slot in right behind Cody Latimer as WR4.

Panthers – Curtis Samuel continues to impress. He’s always been a supreme athlete, but now he’s becoming a complete receiver. Cam Newton got the day off today.

Seahawks – It was another good day for DK Metcalf. Gary Jennings had his best day. He hasn’t been very noticeable until today. Gary Jennings, John Ursua, Keenan Reynolds, and Jazz Ferguson are essentially battling for 1, maybe 2, spots. Word keeps spreading about how Chris Carson is going to be used way more as a pass catcher this year.

Eagles – Good practices for JJAW, Djax, and Wentz today. JJAW made another great catch today, which is becoming a routine sentiment.

Falcons –  Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman has had an “outstanding” offseason. Said he’s “more violent” in his cuts. Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu have returned to practice. Ridley “looked good” according to Quinn.

Jets – It was a significant day for Le’Veon Bell.  It was his most physical practice of camp. He took some big hits and kept on ticking. Good sign for Bell. Ty Montgomery left practice, but seems to be okay. Don’t be surprised if he’s a big part of the offense. Stars of practice were Sam Darnold and Robby Anderson. Valentine Holmes, former Rugby star, has caught the attention of coaches. He’s pushing Trenton Cannon and Elijah McGuire for a roster spot.

Broncos – Vic Fangio expects Emmanuel Sanders to get some preseason action.  Tim Patrick was seen more with the No 1 offense than Courtland Sutton today.  Theo Riddick is out 6-8 weeks with a slight shoulder fracture. Jake Butt has practiced 2 straight days with no setbacks.

Cowboys – Amari Cooper is close to getting back to practice. He’s been nursing a sore heel. 

Chiefs – Andy Reid compared Mecole Hardman to Tyreek Hill when he was a rookie in 2016. In the first team session of the day, Damien Williams started at RB, Carlos Hyde came in on the third play, then Darrel Williams came in on the fifth play.

Ravens – Marquise Brown sat out. Routine maintenance day for him. Michael Floyd continues to make tough catches. He’s taking advantage of the absences of Seth Roberts and Hollywood Brown.

Patriots – Tom Brady is 10-10 when targeting Sony Michel in camp – the only perfect connection with anyone Brady has targeted more than once.  Brady started 2 of 7 with a camp-high 2 interceptions today in team drills. He then finished 15 of 17, and his last throw was a beauty of a connection with Jakobi Meyers on a back-shoulder seam. Meyers had another highlight catch that came from Brian Hoyer in the end zone.

Redskins – The Redskins have a ton of receivers battling for spots, but a name to watch is Darvin Kidsy. He can play slot as well as both outside positions. Terry McLaurin is being referred to as the Redskins best wide receiver.

Browns – David Njoku sat out today with a knee injury. The Browns head to Indy tomorrow for joint practices with the Colts.

Texans – Duke Johnson has made it to Houston, but he’s still nursing a hamstring injury. Will Fuller was back at practice today.  Kahale Warring is in the concussion protocol, according to a league source. Warring got hurt in Green Bay after missing time previously with hamstring injury. Warring is making progress. Today marks his third day in a row out after missing the game. 

Colts – TY Hilton has caught 29 of 30 targets in team drills. Parris Campbell experienced a hiccup on his return from a hamstring injury. He hasn’t practiced since suffering the injury July 28. He’s missed 10 straight practices. Reich said: “He was kind of getting close, then we had a little bit of a, I don’t want to call it a setback, but a little something yesterday. He felt a little something yesterday so we’re kind of re-evaluating that.” Deon Cain had a another great practice. One play in particular stood out – he made an impossible catch vs Marvell Tell, who grabbed a fist full of his jersey and got flagged. Cain made a ridiculous adjustment and made the deep reception anyway. 

Jags – Nick Foles took advantage of a blown coverage today, hitting Chris Conley for a 70 yard TD. There has been “nothing worth noting” concerning the TEs. Doug Marrone said Josh Oliver could be back by the KC game (week 1).

Titans – AJ Brown returned to practice today, along with Corey Davis. This was Brown’s first practice since the first day of camp. Delanie Walker sat out again. The first team offense, led by Marcus Mariota, struggled once again in the Red Zone. Mariota threw four straight incompletions to well-covered receivers.

Saints – Tre’Quan Smith had a great catch from Drew Brees today in the middle of traffic during a hurry-up 11-on-11 drill. Alvin Kamara sat out today.

Cardinals –  Kliff Kingsbury said Kyler Murray will play more than one drive Thursday night against the Raiders but he doesn’t know yet how much more.  After missing a few practices nursing a knee injury, Andy Isabella has looked explosive the last couple of practices; On a one-on-one drill yesterday he put a move on Swearinger that showed his crisp route running/speed. The next test will be vs the Raiders. 

49ers – Kyle Shananhan on who will start oposite Marquise Goodwin: ” I want someone to make this decision easy for us. I want someone to take the job, and we haven’t had that yet.”  Deebo Samuel and jalen Hurd have been the 49ers’ best wide receivers other than Trent Taylor since camp started. But neither Samuel nor Hurd has played much with Garoppolo and the rest of the starters. Through 11 camp practices, Samuel has caught three passes from Garoppolo, and Hurd has caught zero. Those two rookies mostly have played with Nick Mullens and the backups. Dante Pettis has been a disappointment. Shanahan had this to say about Pettis playing in the first preseason game: ” I wanted (Pettis) to compete. We’re trying to see who our starting receivers are and I wanted to get him a chance to get out there. Dante has a lot of room to grow.” Jerick McKinnon will start the season on IR.

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