Said Bills QB Trent Edwards, “I haven’t been around these guys for the past couple of weeks. I haven’t been going 11-on-11 the past couple weeks, so it’s going to take a little while to get adjusted but it’s something that we’ve been through before.”
Ethan Skolnick of the Sun-Sentinel remembers when RB Ricky Williams walked out on the Dolphins five years ago and marvels at how he’s been welcomed back to the team.
Bob Ryan and Chris Gasper of the Boston Globe discuss several Patriots position battles to watch during training camp.
Rodney Harrison questions the intelligence of new Jets coach Rex Ryan.
James Walker of ESPN.com thinks the Ravens played it safe by signing WR Drew Bennett, because he’s a good fit if WR Derrick Mason decides to play.
Getting to Browns training camp will be difficult for fans this summer. [Editor’s note: Given the expected quality of the team, avoiding training camp will be easier than ever.]
Speed helped obscure difficulties that arose when Steelers CB Ike Taylor switched from running back as a college senior.
Will the Texans wind up keeping four tight ends this season?
Colts CB Dante Hughes is working to make sure he’s more prepared if injuries force him into the lineup again this season.
Rookie vs. veteran battles on both ends of the offensive line will highlight Jaguars camp.
The Titans are going with a committee approach to replacing Albert Haynesworth. [Editor’s note: One guy will drive a car really fast on Mondays, Wedesdays, and Fridays; another one will do it on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.]
Said Broncos CB Champ Bailey, “Winning it all drives me. I’m not concerned with the Pro Bowls. They come as you play well. Don’t get me wrong, they’re great when you get them, but I want to be in the championship game at the end of the year.”
Clark Judge of CBSSports.com predicts that Chiefs QB Matt Cassel will be one of the five biggest stories of training camp.
The loser of the battle for the Raiders’ left tackle job between Khalif Barnes and Mario Henderson may move to the right side.
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that it is “all but certain” the Chargers will have signed every draft pick other than LB Larry English by Sunday.
DT Junior Siavii is happy that the Cowboys gave him another chance to play in the NFL.
The Giants are one of the first teams to institute player-driven mentorship programs for their rookies.
Undrafted Eagles are preparing for their chance to make an impression at training camp.
Former Redskins LB Lavar Arrington had some harsh words for his old team on his first day as a radio talk show host.
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times has a list of eight off-the-radar Bears to watch during training camp.
The Lions finish last in FOXSports.com’s preseason rankings of offensive lines.
The Packers are hoping that DL Justin Harrell is finally able to make good on his promise this season.
Steve Aschburner of SI.com looks at the many ways the histories of Vikings coach Brad Childress and Brett Favre have intertwined.
Said Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez, “I’m going to help those guys. I feel like I’ve got some stuff they can learn and I’m going to learn from them. I don’t mind putting in the work, I never have, and hopefully they feel the same way I do.”
DeCori Birmingham, Mike Goodson, and Jamall Lee will fight for a spot behind Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams in the Panthers backfield.
Said Saints CB Malcolm Jenkins, “So the first couple of practices, I think I can do without. But if it goes past a couple of days, that’s when I think I’ll fall behind. So I’m trying to push my agent so I can definitely try to get in there on time.”
Former Buccaneers DT Brad Culpepper thinks the team should go back to scrimmaging against the Jaguars and Dolphins during camp.
Said Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, “No matter whether it’s in Phoenix or around the country, there’s going to be skepticism of us as a team.”
Former Rams coach Jim Haslett is getting over the disappointing end of his tenure with St. Louis.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat thinks it will be a challenge for the 49ers to get WR Michael Crabtree signed before the start of training camp.
TE Joe Newton, a member of the Seahawks
‘ practice squad for the pas
t two years, thinks he can make the team’s roster this season.