New England Patriots
- #Patriots tight ends Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki are extremely involved in the spring as a duo. Gesicki looks really smooth out here. Has great fluidity for his size.
- Would call it an up and down day for the Patriots offense. In a competitive 7-on-7 period, Mac Jones hit two accurate deep crossing routes back-to-back to Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki. Later in 11-on-11s he found Parker and Bourne against blitz looks. Bourne’s went for a TD.
- “offense was heavy on the two tight end look (Mike Gesicki, Hunter Henry) with a pair of wide receivers (DeVante Parker, Kendrick Bourne) and one running back (Rhamondre Stevenson)…Stevenson looks comfortable lining up all over the formation.”
- Belichick says second-year RBs Kevin Harris and Pierre Strong “have done a good job” this offseason. “They’ve both come along well. I’d put Ty (Montgomery) in that category as well.”
New York Giants
- Giants’ franchise RB Saquon Barkley confirmed after the Saquon Barkley Youth Football Camp in Jersey City, NJ today that he will not be at his team’s mandatory minicamp this week. Barkley still has not signed his franchise tender.
New York Jets
- Some beat writer speculation out of #Jets OTAs: “Israel Abanikanda will be part of the running back rotation right away, pushing to start if Breece Hall (ACL) is out to begin the season.”
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- As expected, Bucs rookie running back Sean Tucker is still not participating in practice, though he’s expected to next month when training camp starts.
- Mayfield says Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are truly as high-level of professionals as you can get at the position. Mentions how Godwin changes halfway through practice just so he can continue playing at a high level
- Minicamp update from practice: CJ Stroud is running with the first team offense on day 1 of minicamp.
- CJ Stroud has worked with the 1’s today and has been solid overall. He did have a few misfires, but you can tell he has good pocket presence and can make the necessary throws
- During 7 on 7, after he was off-target on a rollout, CJ Stroud bounced back on back to back throws hitting: – Robert Woods on an out-route – Nico Collins for a touchdown
- #Bills head coach Sean McDermott says Stefon Diggs is not here but everyone else is. He says he’s very concerned about that.
- Harbaugh said Odell Beckham Jr. Is fully cleared, but he still has a ramp up process. Harbaugh said Rashod Bateman recently got a cortisone shot and will be sidelined for few days.
Green Bay Packers
- “To put it simply, Romeo Doubs was Jordan Love’s go-to target during several of these practices. During one two-minute drill, Love connected with Doubs four times on what ended up being a scoring drive.” #packers
- Tom Pelissero reiterates what we’ve been reporting for the past several days: Dalvin Cook wants a significant contract and is not taking 5 M… He’s not jumping on anything in that range.. willing to wait awhile. That’s why mutual interest with Fins, Cook isn’t enough (yet).