First standouts, attention-getting rookies, and updates on key position battles

twenty) The Panthers do not give up the sixth overall pick Ikem Ekwonu an initial job. second year professional Brady Christensen he has outclassed him in pass protection, according to The Athletic’s Joe Person, though Ekwonu at left tackle with Christensen at left guard is still the setup that makes the most sense.

twenty-one) a slimmed down Mekhi Becton practicing every day while transitioning to right tackle was a huge win for the Jets for a few weeks. He was later seen wearing a knee brace on Friday and left practice Monday with an apparent leg problem. (Just before posting, Jets coach Robert Saleh said “It doesn’t seem like a big deal.”) Becton could be the X factor for the entire offense, and right tackle is a natural choice for the mauler.

The Jets had veteran free agent Duane Brown at his facility on Saturday and they are discussing a possible contract with him. I guess Brown would just sign to start.

22) The Ravens need a receiver or two to step up this season. In the camp so far, it has been james close, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. Proche and Devin Duvernay are the main candidates to start opposites Rashod Bateman. The addition of a veteran at the end of camp cannot be ruled out.

23) Tampa Bay traded shaq mason by free agent departure alex cappa at right guard, but that’s not the only change to the Bucs’ interior offensive line. Robert Hainsey has taken over in the center following Ryan Jensen injury, while there is a four-way battle on the left guard. According to Pewter Report, Aaron Stennie I was essentially sitting on the bench after blocking the Bucs defensive lineman logan lounge on Jensen, causing the Pro Bowl center’s injury.

24) Another interesting early development in Bucs practices: Security Antoine Winfield Jr. has replaced Sean Murphy – Bunting as the team’s slot defender.

25) drawn lock Seahawks skirmish began shooting his first 10 passes for two touchdowns, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. reportedly block outplayed Geno Smith for the entire match, mostly against Seattle’s starting defense. Geno was solid, if unspectacular, which is similar to most camp reviews of him. I thought Lock would get more first-team reps in the future, but it didn’t happen on Sunday.

26) If the season started today, the Cowboys’ top three wide receivers would likely be Cee Dee Lambrookie Jalen Tolbert Y noah brown. An unrecruited rookie named dennis houston has been getting some time with that!

27) The Falcons have guard on the bench Jalen Mayfield internship for the veteran Elijah Wilkinson. Mayfield, a third-round pick last year, struggled a lot as a rookie.

28) As the Cardinals take the 2021 first-round pick Zaven Collins off the field in passing and speaking of their learning curve, they are creating a new “star” position by Isaiah Simmons. The whole idea of ​​Simmons and Collins playing alongside each other at inside linebacker seems off, with the team confident in Simmons’ versatile star power while doubting Collins’ progress.

29) Philadelphia’s defensive line is so deep that the stalwart pass rusher Brandon Graham he’s lining up with the alternates, and he doesn’t seem to care in the slightest, saying he’s excited to be the best role player he can be.

30) Eagles coach Nick Sirianni noted that the 2020 first-round pick Jalen Reagor it’s just “fighting for a place” in the team. He could get it. According to Bo Wulf of The Athletic, Reagor is enjoying the most consistent camp from him.

31) You have to say she was talked about as potential competition for kirk cousins a year ago in Minnesota. Now it is said that it is it is not a lock to make the team.

32) Jonas Griffith appear anything but locked up to Denver’s No. 2 linebacker spot along with Josey Jewel. Griffith has reportedly even taken a few snaps as the only linebacker on the field in certain formations.

33) Through practice and Sunday’s inter-squad skirmish, seems pretty clear Joshua Palmer he is the Chargers’ No. 3 receiver. Jalen Guyton is slated to be a No. 4 deep threat. Meanwhile, the battle to back running back austin thank you seems very open between Larry Rountree, Joshua Kelley and rookie Isaiah Spiller.

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