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UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Vikes put 5 on injured list to start camp, including Mike Hughes

The Minnesota Vikings have started training camp with five players rehabilitating from injuries and not ready for full participation, including cornerback Mike Hughes, who’s nine months removed from an ACL …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Panthers QB Cam Newton airs it out, throws with ‘no limitations’

Cam Newton completed two long passes on the first day of training camp, displaying the arm strength that was noticeably absent the second half of last season. The Panthers quarterback …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Saints GM Mickey Loomis won’t predict quick end to Michael Thomas holdout

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is declining to predict a quick resolution to team-leading receiver Michael Thomas’ contract holdout. Loomis says he does not believe the two sides are far …


Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky assumes the low-key approach.

Bears camp opened as players reported ahead of Friday’s first practice and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is taking a low-key approach to improving himself and the offense. General manager Ryan Pace …


Men At Work; Steelers ditch flash as training camp opens

The Pittsburgh Steelers are ready for a drama-free training camp. The Steelers reported for work at Saint Vincent College eager to put the fallout from their ugly finish to 2018 …


Eagles kick off camp with super expectations

Expectations for the Philadelphia Eagles already are Super Bowl or bust on the first day of training camp. A stacked roster plus a healthy starting quarterback has everyone talking about …


J.J. Watt healthy and with Houston Texans for first day of camp

J.J. Watt was thrilled to come off the physically unable to perform list in time to join the Houston Texans for their first practice of training camp. Watt returns after …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Earl Thomas doesn’t regret his infamous middle finger and hasn’t spoken to Pete Carroll since

If Earl Thomas and Pete Carroll cross paths and chat before the Seahawks host the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 20 at CenturyLink Field, it might well be the first time …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Andrew Luck returns to field as Colts open training camp workouts

Andrew Luck was limited to individual drills at the Indianapolis Colts’ first training camp practice and may not participate in full team work for three or four more days. Coach …


New-look Cardinals open camp with rookie coach

The Arizona Cardinals are kicking off an intriguing training camp with a rookie coach and quarterback. The NFL’s worst team a year ago is generating plenty of buzz with Heisman …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

Aaron Rodgers looks forward to building relationship with Matt LaFleur

Aaron Rodgers says he and first-year Packers head coach Matt LaFleur are friends. He also says building chemistry on the field will take a lot of time and patience. The …


Broncos’ Courtland Sutton forgoes the spectacular for the steady

Denver Broncos second-year wide receiver Courtland Sutton isn’t making the daily highlight reel catches on jump balls and deep throws that he did last summer. Instead, Sutton is working on …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Jets’ Le’Veon Bell feels healthy, rested and ready for ‘500 touches’

Le’Veon Bell says he’s feeling rested and healthy after participating in his first training camp practice with the New York Jets. The star running back sat out last season while …


With Daniel Jones waiting, when do Giants sit Eli Manning?

Since taking Daniel Jones with the sixth pick overall in the draft, the biggest question facing Pat Shurmur and the New York Giants is when does the kid replace Eli …


Jamie Collins seeks redemption in second tour with Patriots

Jamie Collins was a Super Bowl champion in 2014 who found himself banished to pro football’s purgatory two years later as his New England Patriots marched toward another appearance in …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 2:26 p.m.

Chargers left tackle Russell Okung out due to blood clots

Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman Russell Okung will miss most of training camp due to blood clots. The veteran left tackle revealed on Twitter that he experienced chest pains during …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 5:32 p.m.

Jaguars expect Yannick Ngakoue’s holdout to be relatively brief

The Jacksonville Jaguars expect defensive end Yannick Ngakoue’s holdout to be relatively brief. Coach Doug Marrone says Ngakoue “will report.” He presumably will show up in the next two weeks. …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 1:48 p.m.

Lions look to get leg up with coach Matt Patricia arriving at camp in cast

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia is beginning his second training camp with a cast on his left leg. Patricia arrived at his season-opening news conference on a knee scooter. He …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 11:56 a.m.

Trent Williams’ absence, QB competition big questions for Redskins

Left tackle Trent Williams did not report for Washington Redskins training camp because of a contract dispute. This camp will be defined by his absence and the three-way quarterback competition …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 7:11 p.m.

Titans safety Kevin Byard agrees to multi-year extension

The Tennessee Titans have made Kevin Byard the NFL’s highest-paid safety with a contract extension hours before they report for training camp. The deal reportedly is for five years worth …


Kirk Cousins knows he’ll be judged by Vikings’ won-loss record

Kirk Cousins is well aware of the label on an NFL career left largely unfulfilled, a quarterback with impressive stats but not enough team success. The scrutiny intensified with the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

Patriots adjust to life without Gronk

The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are back at work, and things are already a lot quieter. Rob Gronkowski has retired, and the locker room is a more serious …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Plenty of questions surround Seattle Seahawks ahead of first day of training camp

Can this really be the 10th season for Pete Carroll as Seattle’s coach, a tenure that ties him with Mike Holmgren as the longest in team history?


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

Chargers place Melvin Gordon on did not report list

Melvin Gordon is officially a holdout as the Los Angeles Chargers get ready to begin training camp. The Chargers placed their running back on the reserve/did not report list as …


Julio Jones still waiting on a new contract with Falcons

Julio Jones is still waiting on a new contract promised by the Atlanta Falcons, but the star receiver says he isn’t concerned. Jones wants to be a Falcon for life …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Russell Wilson and then who? Ranking the top 10 players on the Seattle Seahawks roster ahead of training camp

As the Seattle Seahawks ready for their first training camp practice Thursday, here’s a look at the 10 best players that will suit up for the team this season.


No one is pushing Giants QB Eli Manning harder than himself

No one is pushing two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning harder than himself entering a record 16th training camp with the New York Giants. The 38-year-old quarterback has always been …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

Titans Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan says he’s suspended 4 games

Taylor Lewan, Tennessee’s three-time Pro Bowl left tackle, says the NFL has suspended him for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancers. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:18 p.m.

Big jump: Browns unafraid of sky-high expectations

Freddie Kitchens isn’t shying away from the high expectations being placed on his team. The first-year Browns coach confidently stated his goal “to win the Super Bowl” at a pre-training …


Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce back at practice after ankle surgery

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce missed the entire offseason after having surgery to solidify an ankle that had become loose over time. Kelce said he had felt discomfort in it …