Many NFL training camps resumed Sunday after Hall of Fame ceremonies in Canton, Ohio, though some took it easy while others took the day off.
Running backs took center stage at the New York Giants and Tennessee Titans, where Saquon Barkley continues to impress while video showed a vicious stiff arm from Derrick Henry.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Las Vegas Raiders already have one preseason game under their belt and the rest of the league will join them this week. Thursday’s action kicks off with two games — New York Giants at the New England Patriots and Tennessee Tians at the Baltimore Ravens — followed by five games on Friday, eight games on Saturday and one game next Sunday.
Here’s what you need to know from camps across the league.
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New York Giants: Summer is going well for Saquon Barkley and Sunday was no different. Barkley looked determined and quick as the Giants mostly practiced runs in the red zone. Coach Brian Daboll has already described Barkley as “explosive” this summer. That was evident as he clipped a run in midfield and knocked everyone to the left pilon. Center Jon Feliciano said afterwards that this version of Barkley was the best he’d seen of a running back on any of his teams. Just a year ago, Barkley was rehabilitating a torn cruciate ligament in his right knee and was not cleared for contact. This year is looking very different, and just in time as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. –Jordan Raanan
Carolina Panther: The Panthers had the day off but got good news when an MRI showed no major damage to the left knee that defensive end Marquis Haynes injured during Saturday’s scrimmage. Staff expect Haynes to be day-to-day when the team resumes training on Monday. That doesn’t mean general manager Scott Fitterer won’t end up looking further for depth. Veteran Carlos Dunlap was considered until he signed with the Chiefs. Jason Pierre-Paul, 33, remains a free agent and could be an option. The Panthers can wait until teams start making cuts to add depth. That Haynes’ injury was not serious, however, takes away from the point or urgency. – David Newton
Kansas City chiefs: The offense was sloppy at times, particularly during a team period in which it committed three consecutive false start penalties. Coach Andy Reid took the unusual step at this point of throwing Patrick Mahomes and the other starters off the field before allowing them to return later. Offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy later said the Chiefs needed to work better at not letting one bad game affect the next. – Adam Teicher
Indianapolis Colts: Veteran cornerback Stephon Gilmore continued a strong run with another impressive day. Gilmore highlights included a game where he jumped a sideline in front of receiver Parris Campbell and grabbed an interception for a wannabe pick-six interception against quarterback Matt Ryan. “I can only tell you from a quarterback’s perspective, he’s the kind of cornerback you fear,” said coach Frank Reich. “The way he sees the game, he knows what’s coming before it comes.” The ongoing chess game between Gilmore and Ryan was an intriguing subplot in this camp. “Unfortunately,” Ryan said, “this isn’t the first time he’s picked me up.” – Stephen Holder
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RB Kareem Hunt asks for trade but Browns refuse: Running back Kareem Hunt, who is seeking a contract extension, has requested a trade with the Cleveland Browns, but the team has privately declined that request, a source confirmed to ESPN. Hunt, who is in the final year of a two-year, $12 million contract, had missed team practice for the past two practices but returned to them on Sunday.
Rodger Saffold joins Bill’s training camp after recovering from a car accident: After a series of injuries early in camp, the Buffalo Bills offensive line is getting healthier. Guard Rodger Saffold was removed from the non-football injury list and wore uniform for training at the team’s training camp. Saffold began training camp on the NFI roster after injuring his ribs in a car accident. He signed with the Bills as a free agent this offseason and is expected to be the team’s right warden. Saffold seemed restricted back in his first practice session.
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The amount of stiff arm helmets this man breaks. 🤦🏽 pic.twitter.com/vB94mWR9MR
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) August 7, 2022
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