Posted by Matt Olson

Training Camp Summary for Friday, August 4th, 2023

August 7, 2023

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

  • First play of the scrimmage: James Cook 40-yard scamper.
  • Mix bag today overall. The red zone offense looked good today but Gabe Davis and Dawson Knox both had drops.  Damien Harris ran well today even with a below average day from the O line.
  • Latavius Murray has been EXTREMELY effective in short yardage. Has converted on every (or almost every) carry he’s had.

Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears

  • Red Zone 1 on 1s from Justin Fields to start have been impressive. Chase Claypool runs a post and a 1 handed catch. Extremely impressive. Nice throw from Fields. Then, Equanimeous St. Brown with a stutter step shake to the left corner of the end zone with a perfect ball from Fields.
  • Zack Pearson says “Liked what I saw from Roschon Johnson in pass blocking drills in 1v1’s.” When Zack was on our show, he mentioned this as one of the key things that could get Roschon on the field. The knock on Herbert is that he’s not a reliable pass blocker. If Roschon can perform here that could provide an opportunity to edge Herbert.
  • Justin Fields to Chase Claypool for the touchdown in the red zone. Fade route to the corner. That’s two TDs today for Claypool.
  • Justin Fields overcame an INT on the first play of an end-of-game 2-minute period Friday to lead a FG drive on the first-team O’s next attempt. That possession included completions to DJ Moore, Robert Tonyan and Chase Claypool that set up a 42-yard kick by Cairo Santos.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Lots of Chase Brown yesterday with no Trayveon Williams. He always looked good running out of shotgun power at illinois. It’s translating here. (video)
  • Trenton Irwin has had a fantastic camp.

Denver Broncos

  • Excellent work for the offense in 7 on 7. Greg Dulcich with a pair of catches. Russell Wilson didn’t have a ball hit the ground.
  • It was a much better day for the Broncos offense today, except for a 2 minute drill before practice ended. Wilson mostly took the easy passes and got the ball out quick.
  • Greg Dulcich said “it’s really cool” what this offense can do with tight ends.
  • Courtland Sutton had two key catches on the Broncos’ successful two-minute drill Friday. Sean Payton thinks he could be primed for a 2019 repeat.  “Sutton has consistently been quarterback Russell Wilson’s top target in training camp.”

Detroit Lions

  • Amon-Ra St. Brown has been terrific so far in camp. He completely dominated the third day of practice with six touchdowns in a 10-play stretch in 7-on-7 and team periods. The way he’s looked in camp, 100-catches and 1,000 yards is about the floor for him.” according to Tim Twentyman
  • Sam LaPorta has been taking first-team reps since Day 1 and doesn’t look out of place at all. He’s still got a lot to learn, but all indications are that he’s a quick study and his receiving skills are really advanced for a young tight end. He’s going to play a big role in this offense starting Week 1.” according to Tim Twentyman

Green Bay Packers

  • Luke Musgrave called “the biggest fast guy I’ve ever seen,” and LaFleur says there was a day in practice Musgrave was the fastest guy on offense by MPH.
  • GM Brian Gutekunst on what he’s taken from Jordan Love’s first week or so of camp: “Not much,” he said with a chuckle. “He’s done a really nice job. Just like last year, the defense kinda had the offense early.” Said joint practices, preseason games will tell much more.

Houston Texans

Kansas City Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders

  • Levi Edwards says “Tre Tucker is emerging into someone I think could make some noise this preseason.” (video)

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Keenan Allen is still a route technician. Check out this move he put on a DB
  • Josh Palmer keeps showing up. Check out this catch. Palmer is going to make it very hard for Quentin Johnston to surpass him as the Chargers WR3.
  • According to Jeremy Fowler: “Don’t overlook Joshua Palmer…He quietly caught 72 passes last season, and the team really believes in his abilities. He was a standout on the practice field both days I was there…Some of the comparisons I heard from Chargers people on Palmer’s traits included Amari Cooper and Chris Godwin, which is pretty high praise.”

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

  • Jordan Addison could be the next big thing. It’s honestly too early to know for sure with it being his first training camp, but Jordan Addison looks to be the next great Vikings wide receiver. He has tremendous feet for a receiver and snagged an impressive touchdown on the back line of the end zone. I refuse to get hyperbolic with the praise for Addison, but he looks every bit the player that we thought he could be coming out of USC.” according to Tyler Forness

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

  • Alvin Kamara getting work as a wide receiver today. (video)
  • Alvin Kamara said they’ve talked as an offense without the coaches about getting him involved in the passing game again. Said sometimes last year the opportunities weren’t there. Alvin Kamara connected on a deep wheel route from Derek Carr today, and that’s been the case a few times this offseason already.
  • Three game suspension for Kamara. Better outcome than most thought.

New York Giants

  • Daniel Jones looks right, Darren Waller’s covered, then finds Darius Slayton in end zone.
  • Daniel Jones was 6/9 in red zone drills with 3 TDs to each Daniel Bellinger, Darius Slayton and Saquon Barkley.
  • Parris Campbell with the catch and turns it upfield for the TD. (video)

New York Jets

  • As of two days ago the Jets feel good that Breece Hall will be ready for Week One. Maybe they have different thoughts on a role for Dalvin Cook.

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

  • Brock Purdy got off to a slow start, but then absolutely started cooking the 49ers defense. He had a 40 yarder to George Kittle, a 30 yarder to Brandon Aiyuk, and a 12 yard TD to Deebo Samuel
  • Christian McCaffrey had a would be 70 yard rushing TD
  • Trey Lance also had a good day throwing the ball, including a 30 yard dot to Danny Gray over the middle and a 25 yarder to Ronnie Bell.  Also hit a 25-yard crosser to Jauan Jennings, and 2 15-yarders to Ronnie Bell.
  • Brandon Aiyuk with the insane catch in traffic. (video)
  • Brock Purdy’s deep ball completion to George Kittle. (video)
  • Deebo Samuel looking like Deebo Samuel (video)

Seattle Seahawks

  • Dee Eskridge, who is having a great Camp, has been suspended 6 games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy
  • The first-team offense just went the length of the field against the second-team defense and scored, aided by two big catches by DK Metcalf and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Deejay Dallas punched it in from 2 yards out.
  • Mock game QB halftime stats: Geno Smith is 10 for 15 for 171 yards and Drew Lock is 7 for 11 for 84 yards.
  • Kenny McIntosh is apparently done for the scrimmage after having his legs bend awkwardly under him at the end of a short carry. (video)
  • Pete Carroll called it a sprained knee for Kenny McIntosh and said they won’t know about the severity until he has tests done. Said Zach Charbonnet will be a full-go when they return from tomorrow’s off day.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Kyle Trask gets the starts with the 1s. He begins 11 on 11s with short completions to Cade Otton and Mike Evans.
  • Two straight drops from Rakim Jarrett in 7-on-7. Very surprising.
  • Russell Gage says he’s now feeling really good after being worked back into action slowly, and his main thing now is building chemistry with the quarterbacks.

Tennessee Titans

Malik Willis just found Treylon Burks for a big gain on a deep crossing rogue off of play action. Burks made a diving catch.

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