The NFL season has officially begun now that all 32 teams have reported for camp. Now that all teams are back in action, that means real news will begin to roll in consistently for the first time this summer. Here’s a list of everything important that has happened so far so you can be up to date.
Malik McDowell may not play his rookie year.
D1 Leek was a surprise no-show for the first day of Seahawks training camp, and it was later announced that an ATV accident in which McDowell got a concussion and other unnamed facial injuries was the reason for his absence. Coach Pete Carroll was non-committal on whether McDowell would play this year. McDowell was a top-10 talent who’s effort and character concerns dropped him to the second round. This is a punch to the gut for the 12’s.
The early impressions of Siemian and Lynch are not great.
New head coach Vance Joseph “didn’t like what he saw” in practice from his QBs on Sunday. This could just be general rust from the off-period, but it is interesting that Joseph was so disgusted by the performances that he mentioned it to the media. Keep your eye on this battle
Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes signed a 5yr/$70m dollar extension.
Much deserved for one of the top corners in the game. He will continue to bother me and the Detroit Lions for five more years.
Bortles threw 5 picks in his first practice.
So much for the revamped mechanics in the off-season. Read my scathing Bortles critique here.
Mike Williams expected to miss all of training camp.
A few days after it was reported that the Chargers 7th overall selection may have to miss the entire year, Williams refuted it in a social media post. Now, the Chargers have officially announced that he will be absent from camp. His status for the season remains to be seen.
The Ravens have had direct talks with QB Colin Kaepernick.
After a Flacco injury and apparently lackluster confidence in backup Ryan Mallet, the Ravens will be looking at the publicly controversial Kaepernick to possibly become a Raven in 2017.
That’s it for now, keep checking back for other updates.