NFL coaching camp updates 2022

The quarterbacks had been the story at camps Tuesday. New Carolina Panthers QB Baker Mayfield hit on a electrical deep ball that bought followers speaking. The Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts had his most spectacular day to this point, and the Joneses — the New York Giants’ Daniel Jones and the New England Patriots’ Mac Jones — logged encouraging days for his or her groups.

In non-QB information, Kyle Pitts continues to dominate Atlanta Falcons practices. New York Jets rookie operating again Breece Corridor is approaching sturdy, showcasing his burst and flexibility. And Orlando Brown Jr. practiced for the primary time since signing his one-year contract value virtually $16.7 million.

Issues are choosing up all through the NFL. Who made a mark Tuesday? Who bought dinged up? Who had probably the most enjoyable?

This is what it’s essential know from camps throughout the league:

What our NFL Nation reporters noticed at the moment

The kicking competitors between Lirim Hajrullahu and Jonathan Garibay has gotten off to a gradual begin. On Tuesday, Garibay made 6 of 8 makes an attempt in particular groups drills however missed all three tries from 49, 54 and 59 yards within the particular state of affairs portion of the work. Hajrullahu was simply 3-of-8 in drills and made one try in his situational work.

In three days of kicking, each kickers are 17-of-27.

“That wasn’t [a] confidence builder going against about a 50 mph wind trying them from 60 yards out,” proprietor and basic supervisor Jerry Jones mentioned. “I was kidding somebody [and said], ‘I just want to see them make extra points and kicks from the 20 and the 30.'”— Todd Archer

It took six practices into coaching camp, however Lamar Jackson lastly threw an interception. Jackson was picked off by security Tony Jefferson, who made an impressive play by tipping the ball to himself earlier than pulling it in.

“I don’t know how he got a hand on that ball, in and of itself,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh mentioned after follow.

Jackson’s first interception got here on what was his sharpest day of the summer season. He accomplished 15 of 19 passes (79%), which included a drop by Rashod Bateman on a deep throw. — Jamison Henley

Payments security Jordan Poyer suffered an elbow damage through the crew’s 11-on-11 drills whereas tackling rookie operating again James Cook dinner. He hyperextended his elbow and can miss a couple of weeks, a supply advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Poyer left the crew’s locker room along with his left arm inside a shirt and seemed to be sporting a sling. Security Micah Hyde can also be making his approach again from hip/glute damage. He has but to totally take part in follow after struggling the damage Friday. The accidents have opened up alternatives for backups Jaquan Johnson and Damar Hamlin. Johnson appeared to get extra alternatives Tuesday with Poyer out, however it’ll definitely be a contest to look at.

Cornerback Tre’Davious White additionally continues to progress after tearing his left ACL 9 months in the past. Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier mentioned the athletic trainers communicated to him that “[White’s] really progressing well and they’re excited about where he is at this point.” — Alaina Getzenberg

Carolina Panthers: Panthers wideout Robbie Anderson tweeted “Noooooo” again in April when information got here out the Panthers had been enthusiastic about buying quarterback Baker Mayfield from the Cleveland Browns. On Tuesday, teammates and followers had been saying “Ooooooh” over a play Anderson made with the previous No. 1 total decide. Mayfield, working with the 1s, threw a strike of about 50 yards that the veteran broad receiver hauled in near the objective line.

Explosive performs is what you get with Mayfield, and what the Panthers have not had in a couple of years. You additionally get occasional errors. Linebacker Frankie Luvu jumped Mayfield’s go for an interception late in a two-minute drill. Total, the day needed to go to Mayfield over Sam Darnold, who was working with the 2s, though not by a lot. Within the crimson zone, Mayfield was 3-for-8 for a landing. Darnold was 6-for-8 with two touchdowns and an interception because of an incredible defensive play.

The battle to be the beginning QB remains to be too near name, however coach Matt Rhule likes how Mayfield has picked up the offense. “We test guys every day,” he mentioned. “His tests come back in the hundreds. He’s a pros pro.” — David Newton

Atlanta Falcons: When the Falcons drafted tight finish Kyle Pitts with the No. 4 decide in 2021, the franchise knew he had the potential to be a game-changer and generational participant. And whereas it is simply coaching camp, the distinction in Pitts’ play from a yr in the past to now’s noticeable.

On virtually each rep, Pitts is profitable off the road of scrimmage after which getting open for the quarterback — each in crew and particular person drills. Essentially the most noticeable one Tuesday got here on a person rep towards linebacker Mykal Walker. Pitts accelerated, stopped for the shortest of seconds after which burst previous Walker for a straightforward reception on a deep go.

The Falcons have a whole lot of questions this yr, however Pitts will not be certainly one of them. Via every week, he has been probably the most dominant participant Atlanta has. It may not be shut. — Michael Rothstein

Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Hurts is heating up. It was the crew’s first day in pads, and Hurts had his finest exhibiting of the summer season, highlighted by a 50-plus-yard dime to Jalen Reagor, the previous first-round decide who’s “battling for a spot” on the crew, per coach Nick Sirianni.

Hurts adopted with a laser over the center to new battery mate A.J. Brown. Earlier within the session, throughout one-on-ones, Hurts hit DeVonta Smith down the left sideline, dropping it in over nook James Bradberry. Hurts has been up and down up to now in camp, with the arrow pointing up over the previous couple days. — Tim McManus

New York Giants: Daniel Jones had himself a day. His finest this summer season. By a great margin. It is a good signal contemplating the Giants’ offense hadn’t precisely been lighting it up early in camp because the gamers be taught Brian Daboll’s offense.

For probably the most half, the first-team unit and its quarterback have struggled. Not Tuesday, when Jones went 16-of-20 with two touchdowns and two interceptions on a day when broad receiver Kenny Golladay sat out crew drills. His substitute, David Sills, did a great chunk of the harm. Sills had 5 catches in stay drills, together with a landing reception to finish the day’s motion.

“It felt good being in there,” Sills mentioned. “I think DJ has a good feel for where I’m going to be. A trust for me.”

If not for a late crimson zone interception, Jones’ numbers and the offense’s efficiency would feel and appear even higher. Total, nonetheless a great day. — Jordan Raanan

Houston Texans: Davis Mills was glorious in Monday’s follow, most likely his finest day in camp. Mills went 13-for-17 in crew drills with two TD throws from the 22-yard line. He additionally went 6-for-6 with 4 TD passes throughout 7-on-7 performs from the 12. He led the Texans’ offense into scoring place through the two-minute drill after dealing with a fourth and 15. — DJ Bien-Aime

New York Jets: With RB1 Michael Carter sitting out 11-on-11 drills due to a minor ankle damage, rookie Breece Corridor bought an opportunity to get intensive work with the starters. He rotated with Ty Johnson and rookie Zonovan Knight, however Corridor bought probably the most carries.

Listed as 5-foot-11, 217 kilos, Corridor is the most important again on the roster. He confirmed glorious open-field velocity and made a diving catch in a 7-on-7 interval. The Jets love his versatility, and he’ll push Carter for early enjoying time. Carter is listed as everyday. — Wealthy Cimini

Kansas Metropolis Chiefs: After sitting out the primary week of camp, left sort out Orlando Brown Jr. signed his one-year contract value virtually $16.7 million and practiced for the primary time. Brown stepped instantly into the beginning lineup because the Chiefs put him to work throughout a run-blocking interval and later a 1-on-1 pass-blocking drill. Brown departed follow shortly earlier than its finish for a conditioning session, which is a part of the crew’s acclimation plan for Brown, who missed all of offseason follow as effectively. The plan is to steadily enhance his workload. — Adam Teicher

New Orleans Saints: Saints quarterback Jameis Winston had certainly one of his finest performs of camp when he hit broad receiver Deonte Harty in stride for a landing of no less than 50 yards in 11-on-11 drills.

Harty, an All-Professional kick returner, is without doubt one of the quickest gamers on the roster, and he confirmed off his velocity by simply beating security Justin Evans for the rating. Beginning security Tyrann Mathieu, who has been excused from camp for private causes, has not returned to the crew but.

Harty joked that he owed Winston one for dropping a go earlier in camp.

“He knew he wanted to throw it there. He told me exactly what to do and I went out there and did it,” Harty mentioned.

He added: “I never lose stride with Jameis. I’ve got faith in his arm.” — Katherine Terrell

Inexperienced Bay Packers: The most important distinction in Jordan Love in comparison with final yr was evident Tuesday. Sooner or later after he threw a practicing-ending pick-six, he got here again with maybe his finest efficiency of camp.

Final yr, he might need tried to play it secure after a nasty day. This time, he got here again firing even with heavy strain in his face. He did not flinch and located his main targets with two of his finest throws of camp: a deep crosser to Sammy Watkins and a wonderfully positioned ball that rookie Romeo Doubs caught in spectacular, outstretched trend for a landing within the again nook of the top zone throughout a crimson zone interval.

“I think it does show growth,” Love mentioned after follow. “Just to be able to trust that I know where the receiver’s going to be with pressure in my face and still be able to try and slow it down a little bit to focus on where I need to put the ball. When you first get here, I wasn’t able to make those throws under pressure.” — Rob Demovsky

New England Patriots: QB Mac Jones capped off his follow with a landing throw to receiver Nelson Agholor that sparked an offensive celebration, however Jones acknowledged the protection has had extra success via the primary six practices of camp.

“It’s very competitive and when we lose the day, to me that’s like a shot in the heart,” Jones mentioned. “So better days ahead. You know, we’re in the start of this thing and we got to get it going.” — Mike Reiss


High NFL information of the day

Dolphins stripped of 2023 first-round decide, proprietor fined $1.5M for tampering with Tom Brady, Sean Payton

The NFL notified the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday that the crew can be stripped of its 2023 first-round decide, amongst different disciplinary measures, for violations of league insurance policies referring to the integrity of the sport.

Sources: Denver Broncos WR Tim Patrick suffers torn ACL in proper knee, out for season

Broncos broad receiver Tim Patrick, who led the crew in landing catches final season, was carted off the follow subject Tuesday after struggling a proper knee damage. An MRI revealed a season-ending torn ACL, supply advised ESPN.

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