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  • Kyle Long G | CHI

    Bears' Kyle Long: Ready for training camp

    Long (shoulder) will be ready for the start of training camp, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

    Long underwent three separate operations this offseason on his neck, shoulder and elbow, but he has done well with his rehab and appears ready to go as the team returns to the field for the start of training camp. After playing all but one game in his first three seasons, Long has seen the field in just 18 games between the last two campaign. Assuming he can stay healthy, Long should slot in as the team's starting right guard again in 2018.

  • Allen Robinson WR | CHI

    Bears' Allen Robinson: Healthy to open camp

    Coach Matt Nagy indicated Thursday that Robinson (ACL) will be fully healthy for the start of Chicago's training camp, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

    Robinson was a limited participant during OTAs as he continued to recover from a torn ACL suffered in Week 1 last season. The additional recovery time appears to have been spent well, maximizing his opportunity to develop a rapport with second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Assuming he returns to form, Robinson should provide Trubisky with his best asset as a pass catcher since he took over under center last season, nearing or surpassing 1,000 receiving yards in 2015 and 2016 with a combined 20 touchdown grabs in the two campaigns.

  • Jimmy Smith CB | BAL

    Ravens' Jimmy Smith: To be eased into training camp

    Smith (Achilles) was in uniform for the first day of training camp Thursday, but is expected to be brought along slowly, Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports.

    Smith was able to avoid the Ravens' Physically Unable to Perform list despite being just seven months past a significant Achilles injury. While he's expected to be eased back into the swing of things, it sounds like Smith is making significant progress in his recovery, which bodes well for his availability for the start of the regular season.

  • Ravens' Breshad Perriman: Roster bonus picked up

    The Ravens intend to pick up Perriman's $649,485 roster bonus for 2018 on Saturday, Jamison Hensley of reports.

    The Ravens declined Perriman's fifth-year option for 2019 in the spring, but they will at least give the 2015 first-round pick a chance to fight for a roster spot in training camp during the upcoming campaign. After the 24-year-old battled injuries and struggled mightily to produce when on the field through his first three NFL seasons, it was far from guaranteed that the Ravens would extend Perriman another opportunity to prove his worth. With Michael Crabtree, John Brown and Willie Snead locked in as the top three wideouts on the depth chart heading into training camp, Perriman will be competing with a number of receivers for two or three spots.

  • Randy Gregory DE | DAL

    Cowboys' Randy Gregory: Not cleared to practice

    Gregory's reinstatement from his suspension is conditional, and while he will be able to take part in team meetings and conditioning work when training camp begins, he's not yet eligible to participate in practices or play in games, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

    Full reinstatement will occur once the league is satisfied he has the resources in place to avoid further disciplinary issues, and of course assuming he doesn't fail any future drug tests. Gregory has only played two games in the last two seasons, but the 2015 second-round pick could still contribute in the Cowboys' pass-rush rotation as he tries to get his career back on track.

  • Julio Jones WR | ATL

    Falcons' Julio Jones: Won't receive new contract

    The Falcons informed Jones that they have no plans to rework his contract, but remain hopeful the wideout will report to training camp next week, Jeff Schultz of The Athletic Atlanta reports.

    Jones inked a five-year, $71.26 million extension with the Falcons in August 2015, a figure that places him eighth in the league among receivers in terms of average annual value. After turning in his fourth consecutive season of 1,400-plus receiving yards and 80-plus receptions in the first year of the deal, Jones believes he's worthy of a pay raise. The 29-year-old previously skipped the Falcons' offseason program and minicamp earlier this year and could consider holding out of camp if the Falcons aren't willing to indulge his request.

  • Brent Urban DE | BAL

    Ravens' Brent Urban: Not on PUP list

    Urban (foot) won't open training camp on the Ravens' Physically Unable to Perform list, Jamison Hensley of reports.

    It was originally reported that Urban would head to the PUP list due to a foot injury, but the defensive end passed his physical and has been cleared to take the field. Five Ravens remain on the PUP list to open up camp.

  • Randall Cobb WR | GB

    Packers' Randall Cobb: Plans to practice soon

    Cobb (foot) plans to be involved during training camp and isn't sure if he'll have any restrictions, Chris Barriere of NBC 26 Green Bay reports.

    Spotted in a walking boot after June minicamp, Cobb hasn't elaborated on the nature of his injury. He wasn't wearing the boot at his annual football camp Wednesday, and he said he'll talk to the Packers' medical staff to formulate a plan for training camp. There doesn't seem to be much concern regarding Cobb's availability for Week 1, but it won't come as any surprise if he's eased into practice over the next few weeks. The veteran slot receiver will turn 28 years old in August and is looking to rebound from back-to-back seasons with less than 700 receiving yards.

  • Giants' Darian Thompson: Losing grip on starting role

    Thompson will have to compete for the starting job at free safety during training camp, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

    Thompson started all 16 games for the Giants last season, but his struggles in both run support and pass coverage made him a liability. Throughout spring workouts Thompson was replaced in the starting lineup by third-year safety Andrew Adams, suggesting the Boise State product has some work to do in order to open the 2018 campaign with the first-team defense.

  • Andrew Adams DB | NYG

    Giants' Andrew Adams: Competing for starting role

    Adams will compete for a starting role at free safety during training camp, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

    Adams ran with the first-string defense during OTAs and minicamp this spring, suggesting he's the early favorite to win the job in advance of camp His primary competition, Darian Thompson, was the team's starter at free safety in all 16 games last season, but the 2016 third-round pick struggled in run support and ultimately finished the year as Pro Football Focus' 76th-ranked safety out of 89 qualifiers.

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