Off the field, league observers await the NFL’s next move after the release of the Wells Report on the Patriots’ alleged football deflation in the AFC Championship game in January.
On the field, the upcoming week could be fairly quiet around the league.
The majority of teams had rookie minicamps over the weekend and will not have organized workouts this week. However, five clubs — New Orleans, San Diego, San Francisco, Tennessee and Washington — will have their organized rookie workouts late in the week. All but San Francisco will start on Friday and end Sunday; the 49ers, meanwhile, will start Saturday and end Monday.
Of the teams working out their first-year players, the Titans figure to draw the most attention as quarterback Marcus Mariota gets his first NFL reps. The Chargers will also be a team to watch after holding on to quarterback Philip Rivers and trading up for running back Melvin Gordon in Round One.
Of course, if the NFL announces a #DeflateGate decision this Friday . . . well, there might be just a tad less attention paid to Mariota’s completion percentage in practice drills.