Throughout NFL training camps, Yahoo Sports will track the new faces, holdouts, injuries and position battles that will shape your team’s season. Check back to keep up with the league’s hottest news as it happens.
Chris Jones at Chiefs camp amid contract dispute
Chris Jones reportedly wants a new deal, but the emerging Kansas City Chiefs defender isn’t holding out of training camp. After missing the team’s earlier summer activities, Jones arrived at camp on time Friday.
Chiefs DT Chris Jones is indeed reporting to camp today.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) July 26, 2019
Jones is in the final year of his rookie contract and is scheduled to make $1.2 million. He had a breakout season last year, tallying 15.5 sacks and a pick-six in the regular season.
Jimmy G cleared for practice
After tearing the ACL in his left knee early last season, Jimmy Garoppolo is ready for a second shot at launching his San Francisco 49ers career. Head coach Kyle Shanahan announced on Friday that Garoppolo has passed a physical and is cleared for practice.
#49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will be fully cleared today, GM John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan said. He has a physical scheduled for today to make it official.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) July 26, 2019
Antonio Brown takes hot air balloon to camp
Of course Antonio Brown made a spectacle out of his Oakland Raiders training camp debut. The All-Pro wide receiver took a hot air balloon over Napa Valley for Friday’s camp opener.
That's right, Antonio Brown decided to arrive to Training Camp in a hot air balloonpic.twitter.com/2CvM9XHf65— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 26, 2019
Once he got to camp, though, Brown was reportedly placed on the non-football injury list.
Other elaborate arrivals
Brown wasn’t the only NFL player with elaborate camp transportation Friday.
Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman showed up in a race car.
Not to be outdone, punter Dustin Colquitt was driving some serious military equipment.
Dustin Colquitt: “The specialists are here” pic.twitter.com/OFdZTx4zow— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) July 26, 2019
Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown exit Titans practice early
There’s worrisome news out of Titans camp as running back Derrick Henry and wide receiver A.J. Brown, the team’s second-round pick, both left practice and didn’t return. Brown appeared to slip on this route before leaving with trainers.
Asked about them after practice, coach Mike Vrabel reportedly did not seem concerned, deeming them both day-to-day.
Redskins rotating Colt McCoy, Case Keenum
With top pick Dwayne Haskins in camp and a quarterback decision on the horizon, the Washington Redskins are not giving anything away.
After sending former Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos starter Case Keenum out with the first team on the initial day of practice, Colt McCoy took reps with the starters on Friday.
Skins rotating QBs. McCoy took the first reps today...was Keenum yesterday.— John Keim (@john_keim) July 26, 2019
Kimberley A. Martin recently assessed the upcoming battle for the top spot.
Giants lose another receiver
A day after Sterling Shepard suffered a broken thumb, the New York Giants announced that Corey Coleman has a torn ACL.
Shalise Manza Young has more on the latest setback for the former Cleveland Browns first-rounder.
Newton already showing off the deep ball
Recovering from shoulder surgery and having his reps monitored, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is nonetheless turning heads with his arm early on in camp. With his health the obvious question in Panthers camp, a deep ball to Curtis Samuel demanded attention.
Opens laptop.— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) July 26, 2019
Immediately sends to haters 😏 pic.twitter.com/30kabvcDlf
The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue reported there is now “palpable optimism” about Newton’s progress and performance.
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