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NFL training camp 2020 – Teddy Bridgewater in uniform; Kyler Murray, Larry Fitzgerald play chess

Donning the same range he has worn given that substantial school, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater showed off his blue and black No. five jersey on Sunday in the course of the Carolina Panthers’ 2020 training camp.

Bridgewater wasn’t the only player making an attempt on new threads, as Los Angeles Chargers functioning back Austin Ekeler explained he is “sensation cleanse” just after sporting his No. thirty uniform.

Other highlights from Sunday’s camps include Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, an avid chess player, going head-to-head with veteran vast receiver Larry Fitzgerald in the locker room, and Buffalo Expenses mentor Sean McDermott providing phrases of tips in the course of the coronavirus pandemic: “Back up or mask up.”

Here is what you require to know from camps across the league:

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Resources: Doug Pederson assessments favourable for COVID-19
Philadelphia Eagles mentor Doug Pederson has analyzed favourable for the coronavirus, in accordance to league resources. Pederson convened a earlier unscheduled team meeting Sunday night time to share the news with his gamers. He did this just after obtaining a next favourable test consequence confirming the prognosis. Pederson is asymptomatic and sensation great, in accordance to a resource.

Gardner Minshew put on reserve/COVID-19 listing

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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew was one particular of five gamers the team place on the reserve/COVID-19 listing, the team announced Sunday. In addition to Minshew, the team also place functioning back Ryquell Armstead, tight conclude Charles Jones, receiver Michael Walker and basic safety Andrew Wingard on the listing. A player isn’t going to have to test favourable for the virus to be put on the listing. The Jaguars have announced Minshew as their starter in 2020 just after he threw for three,271 yards and 21 touchdowns with six interceptions as a rookie in 2019.

Devin McCourty says NFL’s opt-out deadline a ‘joke’

New England Patriots basic safety and longtime captain Devin McCourty ripped the NFL on Sunday for trying to go the deadline in which gamers can determine to opt out of the 2020 season. “I imagine it is an absolute joke that the NFL is altering the opt-out time period, largely mainly because they you should not want to go on to see guys opt out. I am confident they’re shocked about how a lot of guys have opted out,” McCourty explained in a video clip conference with Patriots reporters. “I imagine it can be awful. I imagine it can be B.S. that the league has transformed that day.”


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Wide receiver Jalen Reagor’s stock is ticking upward, even before the Philadelphia Eagles take the observe industry. Reagor explained he was training at the X and Z positions — a departure from before this season, when mentor Doug Pederson explained he would be learning one particular place to start. And you can convey to particular-groups mentor Dave Fipp is eager to get him concerned in the return game. “Jalen’s obviously a genuinely explosive player,” Fipp explained. “When the ball is in his hands, he is electric.” The 2020 1st-spherical select likely will take on a even bigger purpose with Marquise Goodwin opting out of the 2020 season. — Tim McManus

Defensive deal with Kawann Quick is the only one particular of five captains who returns from past season’s Carolina Panthers, and Quick put in past season on injured reserve mainly because of a shoulder injury that expected medical procedures. Immediately after an unconventional offseason mainly because of the coronavirus pandemic, Quick faces a rebuilding team in which he is one particular of four defensive starters returning. Quick regarded as opting out but has made a decision to participate in. He’s appreciative for all the stringent measures Carolina has taken to insure the basic safety of absolutely everyone. “The approach is insane,” Quick explained Sunday. “I necessarily mean, as shortly as you get out of the vehicle you have to do a test. You can not genuinely get in the parking great deal devoid of a mask. Hand sanitizers everywhere. Then just after that, before you get to the doorway, you have to fill out a survey and have a further temperature check out. We have these displays where you can not get much too shut to any one [8 toes for far more than ten minutes and an alarm goes off]. … It was frustrating, but it can be the appropriate issue to do.” The fantastic news for Quick is he has 2020 1st-spherical select Derrick Brown beside him and the shoulder is all set to go. — David Newton

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Now that defensive leader C.J. Mosley has opted out mainly because of coronavirus considerations, the problem becomes: How do the Jets replace him at linebacker? Avery Williamson (seventy five job commences), Patrick Onwuasor (32), Neville Hewitt (23) and James Burgess, Jr. (21) are an experienced group, which can help. The highlight shines on Williamson, at present on the bodily unable to execute (PUP) listing just after missing past season mainly because of ACL medical procedures. As soon as pegged as a prospective salary-cap casualty, he could wind up as the Jets’ commencing Mike linebacker, if healthy. — Loaded Cimini

Veteran fullback Jamize Olawale became the third Dallas Cowboys player to opt out of the season, signing up for cornerback Maurice Canady and vast receiver Stephen Guidry. Olawale has been the Cowboys’ commencing fullback the earlier two seasons, and the team picked up his 2020 selection before in the offseason. His absence may possibly not seem to be huge, but mentor Mike McCarthy relied on a fullback while mentor of the Environmentally friendly Bay Packers. The only other shown fullback on the roster is undrafted rookie Sewo Olonilua. — Todd Archer

The Pittsburgh Steelers place two far more gamers on the reserve/COVID-19 listing Sunday. Wide receiver James Washington and functioning back Jaylen Samuels joined DB Justin Layne and DB Arrion Springs on the listing. Samuels and Washington are the two coming into their third seasons in the NFL. Washington took a stage ahead in 12 months two, adding 735 obtaining yards and a few touchdowns, building the most of his improved taking part in time in the course of JuJu Smith-Schuster’s injury. Samuels, a functional back, experienced a hundred seventy five hurrying yards and one particular touchdown past season. The Steelers also unveiled 8 gamers, such as previous Ohio Condition quarterback J.T. Barrett, leaving the team with four quarterbacks in camp: Ben Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph, Duck Hodges and Paxton Lynch. — Brooke Pryor

The Environmentally friendly Bay Packers are going with a 90-man roster — for now. Common supervisor Brian Gutekunst explained Sunday that they will function under the break up-squad regulations to start camp. “Technically our roster is appropriate all over 83 with some of the COVID [reserve] guys that will never count,” he explained. “We are going to do the break up squad issue. How prolonged we’re going to do that for, we will variety of identify as we go ahead.” Teams have to decrease rosters to eighty before the 1st padded observe on Aug. seventeen. Teams who decrease to eighty before that can hold total-squad (not break up) sessions. “It is really genuinely the rookies and a specific part of the gamers who have been injured past yr and then the veterans, and that is how we’d have to continue to keep them break up,” Gutekunst explained. “Which is where we are appropriate now.” — Rob Demovsky

With tight conclude Matt LaCosse deciding to opt out of the 2020 season on Sunday, it upped the New England Patriots’ overall to 8 gamers deciding not to participate in. Which is conveniently an NFL substantial. LaCosse projected to make the initial roster, complementing rookies Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene, the two whom the Patriots traded up to find in the third spherical of the draft. So his absence will place even far more tension on the rookies for quick contributions. — Mike Reiss

New York Giants mentor Joe Decide experienced to call an early audible. The Giants required to go the 90-man roster route and give just about every player a look, but in the conclude, it was not doable. So the Giants trimmed their roster, chopping 8 gamers, such as functioning back Jon Hilliman and exterior linebacker Chris Peace. Defensive conclude Leonard Williams (hamstring) was also specified a non-soccer injury. The Giants deemed it needed to get down to the eighty-man roster selection in order to have total-team walk-throughs, even in the course of this acclimation time period. Decide, in the long run, wanted to get his gamers working alongside one another on the industry, and believed this was needed to have his team all set for the season. — Jordan Raanan

The New Orleans Saints unveiled a few veteran vast receivers Sunday as they trimmed their roster from 90 to 81 — Tommylee Lewis, Krishawn Hogan and Maurice Harris. That was shaping up to be the most crowded position fight on the team. Now veterans Austin Carr and Bennie Fowler and kids this sort of as Emmanuel Butler, Lil’Jordan Humphrey, Juwan Johnson and Marquez Callaway should really get an even much better possibility at the fifth or sixth roster spots. The Saints also unveiled G Adrian Magee, FB Ricky Ortiz, RB Taquan Mizzell, CB Deatrick Nichols, S Chris Johnson and DE Gus Cumberlander.— Mike Triplett

The Cleveland Browns put vast receiver Jarvis Landry on the bodily unable to execute listing subsequent his actual physical more than the weekend. Even so, the receiver stays on plan to be all set before the start of the season. Landry underwent offseason medical procedures to handle a hip injury that plagued him all past yr. He has never missed a game in six seasons in the NFL, and has explained his objective is to continue to keep that streak alive. — Jake Trotter

The Atlanta Falcons now have six gamers on the reserve/COVID-19 listing just after commencing linebacker Foye Oluokun was moved to the listing Sunday. He joined defensive deal with Tyeler Davison, fullback Keith Smith, basic safety Jamal Carter, basic safety Jaylinn Hawkins, and quarterback Danny Etling. The Falcons can not comment on the standing of the gamers, but resources explained Smith and Carter have been asymptomatic just after testing favourable, and that Etling could return Monday or Tuesday. The Falcons have seventy nine gamers lively and six on that reserve listing, which does not count against the lively roster. The Falcons lower punter Ryan Allen on Sunday just after drafting a punter in Sterling Hofrichter, and they waived tight conclude Caleb Repp, heart Austin Capps, deal with Scottie Dill, and linebacker Jordan Williams. They have nevertheless to insert veteran cornerback Darqueze Dennard, who is thought to be going by way of the needed testing to join the team this week. The Falcons have to be at the new eighty-man roster restrict by Aug. 16, so far more moves will appear as guys return from the COVID-19 listing. — Vaughn McClure

Baltimore Ravens commencing heart Matt Skura was put on the PUP listing to start training camp. Skura suffered a season-ending knee injury in November, but he is predicted to return at some level in camp. “I am optimistic about Matt, I genuinely am,” Ravens mentor John Harbaugh explained past week. “But we will be careful.” Skura will fight Patrick Mekari and Bradley Bozeman for the commencing heart career for the Ravens, who led the NFL in scoring past season. — Jamison Hensley

Two corners hold a huge essential to Washington’s versatility in the secondary: Kendall Fuller and Jimmy Moreland. Washington signed Fuller, whom it experienced traded to Kansas Metropolis in 2018 as part of the Alex Smith offer, this offseason. Fuller will start in the slot, but he can participate in basic safety in some alignments as properly. Washington can tap into that versatility even far more if a further player demonstrates he can participate in inside of and that is where Moreland enters. He played inside of past season, nevertheless he experienced never accomplished so at James Madison University, where he was strictly a man corner on the exterior. Moreland struggled to protect inside of, but if he can increase right here it will allow Fuller to go all over far more. Moreland also could contend on the exterior where Washington likes his instincts and ball expertise. New secondary mentor Chris Harris explained he enjoys Moreland’s toughness.