Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and New York Giants operating again Saquon Barkley had been noticed hanging out collectively, however their pleasant camaraderie ended as soon as their groups took the sphere for joint practices Thursday. Cleveland and New York definitely aren’t the one groups squaring off this week throughout 2021 NFL coaching camps.
Amongst different groups taking the identical subject Thursday are the Tennessee Titans on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New York Jets on the Inexperienced Bay Packers, the San Francisco 49ers on the Los Angeles Chargers, the Las Vegas Raiders on the Los Angeles Rams, the Atlanta Falcons on the Miami Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens on the Carolina Panthers.
NFL Nation reporters share loads of perception from these practices, together with the bodily skirmishes in Tampa, the Chargers’ circus catches and the Broncos’ competitors at extensive receiver.
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Jets’ Carl Lawson suffers season-ending damage
New York defensive finish Carl Lawson, the staff’s largest free-agent signing from the offseason, was carted off the sphere Thursday with a ruptured left Achilles tendon. The damage occurred throughout a crimson zone interval in a joint follow between the Jets and Inexperienced Bay on the Packers’ facility. Lawson, whom the Jets had been relying on to be their main edge-rushing menace, will miss the 2021 season.
Tempers flare at intense Titans-Bucs follow
Tempers flared on Day 2 of joint practices between the Buccaneers and Tennessee in Tampa, leading to 5 altercations that needed to be damaged up regardless of each Bucs coach Bruce Arians and Titans coach Mike Vrabel expressing zero tolerance for preventing earlier than the practices. “A whole lot of grown males competing with emotion. Issues occur. Simply acquired to guard your brothers,” mentioned Bucs inside linebacker Devin White.
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NFL quotes of the day
“I am able to play … Seattle has turf, I did not need, like, my first recreation to be on turf, I injured myself on turf, I actually need it it to be a grass taking part in subject.”
Broncos linebacker Von Miller, who missed the 2020 season after ankle surgical procedure
“Mother, in case you see this, I respect that. I am glad I did one thing good to be posted in your Fb.”
Buccaneers linebacker Devin White on graduating LSU just lately
What our NFL Nation reporters noticed immediately
Cincinnati Bengals operating again Joe Mixon is amongst those that consider quarterback Joe Burrow is on an upswing following a rocky begin to coaching camp. “I really feel like he is undoubtedly making that turning level and getting very, very assured in his play, as he ought to,” Mixon mentioned in an interview with the staff web site on Thursday. “As a result of he is every thing as marketed.” — Ben Child
The “Assist Wished” signal remains to be out at left sort out. With second-round draft choose Teven Jenkins sidelined indefinitely following again surgical procedure, the Chicago Bears added veteran Jason Peters to the follow combine on Thursday. Peters signed a one-year take care of Chicago to compete for the beginning left sort out spot that has been vacant since camp opened. Peters, 39, is by far essentially the most skilled member of the group, however is he in soccer form? Solely time will inform. One other left sort out candidate is fifth-round draft choose Larry Borom, who returned to follow on Thursday after spending time within the NFL’s concussion protocol. — Jeff Dickerson
The Carolina Panthers broke coaching camp at Wofford with 5 interceptions, two by rookie defensive sort out Daviyon Nixon, in a joint follow with the Baltimore Ravens. That was signal for a protection that had seven picks all of final season and made it an emphasis throughout the offseason to enhance in that class. To be truthful, the Ravens had been lacking 5 of their prime six receivers and two beginning tackles. — David Newton
Detroit Lions operating again D’Andre Swift and Professional Bowl tight finish T.J. Hockenson have each been dominated out of Saturday’s preseason recreation in opposition to the Pittsburgh Steelers, per coach Dan Campbell. Swift continues to combat via a nagging groin damage however returned to follow for a portion of drills, as did Hockenson, whose damage has been described as “minor.” The thought is to ramp up Hockenson for subsequent week because the staff is taking part in it secure. Detroit will even sit defensive finish Michael Brockers in opposition to Pittsburgh. — Eric Woodyard
The San Francisco 49ers are on the town for joint practices Thursday and Friday. Be looking out for an attention-grabbing matchup between Chargers extensive receiver Keenan Allen and present 49ers cornerback and former Chargers teammate Jason Verrett (who’s now carrying No. 2, not 22). — Shelley Smith
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In a uncommon scene at NFL joint practices there have been no bodily skirmishes between the 49ers and Chargers on Thursday. However that did not cease the verbal altercations. Niners coach Kyle Shanahan had a pair of attention-grabbing interactions with Chargers linebacker Kyzir White. The primary time occurred when White was loudly speaking trash after a one-on-one pass-blocking drill. The second got here when White took San Francisco operating again Raheem Mostert to the bottom in staff drills. “He was excited, typically they get excited,” Shanahan mentioned. “I instructed him to avoid wasting his vitality somewhat bit.” After speaking to White following his sort out of Mostert, Shanahan mentioned White was understanding and follow went on as scheduled. — Nick Wagoner
Thursday’s follow was a reminder of 1 factor relating to fourth-year tight finish Robert Tonyan: He by no means drops a ball. OK, properly he truly did drop one in a recreation. One. It got here in Week 17 of the 2018 season (his first 12 months on an NFL roster). Since then, he has had 74 balls thrown his approach with no drop in regular-season and playoff video games. In Thursday’s joint follow in opposition to the New York Jets, Tonyan snared a 30-yard landing from Aaron Rodgers on a seam route like he had Velcro on his palms. His sure-handedness did not occur by chance. Tonyan mentioned that he does hand and finger workout routines on a regular basis with “little finger bands so once I’m simply sitting in conferences I’ve little finger bands or little kind of squeezers.” No marvel Tonyan caught 11 landing passes final season to tie Kansas Metropolis’s Travis Kelce for the league lead amongst tight ends. — Rob Demovsky
The Denver Broncos’ quarterback competitors has overshadowed most storylines in coaching camp, however because the Broncos wrapped up their final camp follow open to followers Thursday, it was once more clear simply how aggressive the battle for the final spots on the depth chart at extensive receiver are going to be. Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler and Tim Patrick have cut up a lot of the snaps with the beginning offense all through camp. That places Diontae Spencer, Trinity Benson and Tyrie Cleveland probably within the place of battling for 2 spots if the Broncos stick with their roster historical past. The staff has stored six extensive receivers on the opening-week roster in every of the previous seven years and has not stored greater than six on any Week 1 roster over the previous twenty years.
Spencer has been a restricted participant on offense over the previous two seasons however has been the staff’s main returner. Cleveland made the roster in 2020 as an undrafted rookie and has proven his worth as a reserve in addition to on particular groups. However Benson could be one of many staff’s most improved gamers and had two landing catches within the preseason opener. It is why some groups who really feel somewhat mild on the place will probably give the Broncos a name or two earlier than Aug. 31, when rosters go to 53 gamers. — Jeff Legwold
The Cleveland Browns acquired the very best of the Giants within the first of two joint practices. With Odell Beckham Jr. nonetheless working his approach again from his knee damage, Browns teammate Jarvis Landry opened the day by taking it to OBJ’s former staff with a collection of receptions, together with a one-handed stab over the center.
Cleveland’s offense continued to maneuver the ball at will, culminating with the two-minute drill. Within the ultimate seconds, QB Baker Mayfield heaved a desperation throw to Rashard Higgins, who went up over a number of Giants to make the landing catch. Moments later, Browns rookie cornerback Greg Newsome II ended follow by intercepting Daniel Jones on New York’s two-minute drive try. — Jake Trotter
Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron needed to love one play specifically from Thursday’s follow. Quarterback Russell Wilson faked a toss to the appropriate, then rapidly fired a throw again to his left to DK Metcalf, who confirmed off his observe pace as he outraced a number of defenders to the tip zone for a 50-yard landing. The brand new offense that Waldron is putting in locations extra emphasis than earlier than on shorter, faster throws designed to get the ball out of Wilson’s palms and maintain defenses sincere. Dink and dunk, you say? Not if extensive receivers can rack up yards after the catch and create huge performs with the ball of their palms like Metcalf did Thursday. — Brady Henderson
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Saints QBs Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill each had some struggles in follow the final two days. Hill threw an INT to LB Andrew Dowell in 11-on-11 drills Thursday. Winston acquired picked by CB Ken Crawley in 7-on-7 however officers threw a flag on the play – probably in opposition to Crawley.
— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) August 19, 2021
DeVonta Smith anticipated to make his preseason debut, as @JClarkNBCS mentioned. Will probably be a quick look as he works his approach again from a sprained MCL, however encouraging signal for him. https://t.co/L41SlKb4GZ
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) August 19, 2021