NFL training camp 2022 live

NFL training camp 2022 live

With 2022 NFL training camps getting ready to kick into high gear, young starting quarterbacks around the league are getting valuable reps.

At New England Patriots camp on Friday, spectators expected quarterback Mac Jones to raise his performance level after the offense was almost completely shut out, scoring just one touchdown on 11 carries in a red zone drill at the end of Thursday’s practice.

Jones didn’t disappoint, showing that his connection with tight end Jonnu Smith is in a better place than it was for most of 2021. On one play, Jones lofted about a 20-yard pass to Smith in the back of the end zone, with safety Kyle Dugger in coverage, and Smith jumped high to catch the pass for a touchdown. Smith, who later caught another touchdown from Jones, then followed with an emphatic spike.

While mostly sharp, Jones threw his first interception of camp β€” right into the chest of cornerback Jalen Mills.

In Philadelphia, quarterback Jalen Hurts and the offense had a rocky outing Friday after a strong performance in the opening practice. In Tennessee and Washington, it was young receivers who made their mark.

Here’s what you need to know from camps across the league:

What our NFL Nation reporters saw today

Washington Chiefs: Second-year receiver Dyami Brown must be a bigger threat for Washington in his second season. A third-round pick in 2021, he caught just eight passes. But his speed still excites Washington, and on Friday he made a stunning catch. On the play, quarterback Carson Wentz threw deep to Brown’s left side. Corner Kendall Fuller was in perfect position to intercept the ball with Brown pinned to the side. But as Fuller reached for the ball, Brown jumped and reached over the veteran, catching the ball as they fell to the ground.— John Keim

Philadelphia Eagles: Quarterback Jalen Hurts and the offense struggled after a strong performance in the opening practice.

“It didn’t look good,” center Jason Kelce said.

Corner Avonte Maddox provided one of the defensive highlights, rising to intercept a floating Hurts pass intended for tight end Dallas Goedert.

“It’s Day 2 of camp. We’ll work it out,” Goedert said.— Tim McManus

Tennessee Titans: Rookie wide receiver Treylon Burks turned in another outstanding day of work. He used his size to create separation and win rebounds in the one-on-one period. The momentum carried over to group drills when he caught a pair of passes from Ryan Tannehill in traffic over the middle.— Turron Davenport

Green Bay Packers: Given his injury history, it would have been easy to say “Same old Sammy Watkins” when he entered camp on the non-football injury (NFI) list. But the veteran receiver the Packers signed in the offseason was relieved after he was able to start practicing on Day 3 of camp. He said he felt what he called “a tweak” in one of his hamstrings after a pre-camp workout.

“The next day I went out and ran routes and ran around and felt good and I think I was a little bit in my own head [thinking]”Man, this happened again,” Watkins said. “But it was nothing really.” His return to practice on Friday came on a day when the Packers conducted only a short half-speed practice. Still, Watkins was able to catch a few passes from Aaron Rodgers as he eased back.— Rob Demosky

Kansas City Chiefs: Newly signed defensive end Carlos Dunlap was not at practice. Dunlap told the Chiefs he needed a few days to get some things in order at home and won’t return to camp until the middle of next week. — Adam Teicher

New England Patriots: Rookie guard Cole Strange, the team’s first-round pick, ended practice with an exclamation point when coach Bill Belichick summoned him as part of a shot-catching contest. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Strange hauled in one punt, and when undrafted defensive lineman DaMarcus Mitchell (Purdue) missed his attempt, Strange followed by catching another with a football already in his grasp. That set off a wild celebration of the offense, which didn’t necessarily win anything other than bragging rights. — Mike Reiss

New York Jets: Newly signed linebacker Kwon Alexander will be brought along slowly as he gets into football shape. The Jets’ plan is to have him work on his own for a couple of days before he hits the practice field next week for limited work. He was unsigned since the end of last season, so he had no offseason program. He will be used in the ‘Sam’ and ‘Will’ linebacker spots, starting as a backup.

“No expectations,” said trainer Robert Saleh, who coached him in San Francisco. “(He) just has to do what he always does, which is bring a lot of juice, a lot of energy.” –Rich Cimini

Carolina Panthers: The Panthers ranked in the bottom half of the NFL last season in points scored before halftime, so at the end of practice, coach Matt Rhule gave quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield each a chance to see what they could do with 1:45 left in the game. clock. Darnold engineered a touchdown drive thanks to pass interference on a deep pass and a circus catch in the end zone by wide receiver Shi Smith after the ball was tipped by a defender.

Mayfield’s group produced a long field goal as time expired. Carolina also ranked in the bottom half of the league in red zone scoring in 2021. Darnold went 0-for-4 on his first series there Friday. Mayfield went 1-for-4. Darnold completed his first deep pass of practice with a 40-plus yard strike to Terrace Marshall Jr. — David Newton

Buffalo Bills: Starting safety Micah Hyde was injured trying to intercept a Josh Allen pass. Hyde dropped the ball as he hit the ground. After a few seconds, starting safety Jordan Poyer motioned to the team’s athletic trainers, who came over to help Hyde. Several Bills players took a knee as Hyde was watched and the music was turned off.

He limped off the field with their assistance, holding the back of his leg at one point before getting into the passenger seat of the cart, which took him to the team’s locker room. Hyde is dealing with a hip/gluteal injury that is still being evaluated. He and Poyer make up arguably the best safety tandem in the NFL, so any missed time would be a huge loss for this Bills defense. Jaquan Johnson and Damar Hamlin filled in for Hyde the rest of practice. — Alaina Getzenberg


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Washington defensive end Chase Young will miss at least the season opener β€” and possibly more β€” because of a knee injury he suffered late last year. A team source had told ESPN this month that Young would return in mid-September at the earliest.

Cardinals’ JJ Watt is not a fan of the ‘bobblehead’ Guardian Cap

Arizona’s Watt isn’t a fan of wearing the Guardian Cap during training camp and wasn’t shy about sharing his thoughts on Friday.

“You feel like a bubblehead,” Watt deadpanned. “Like you’re going to fall. I’ll probably get fined for this. This is great… That’s 15 grand gone.”

The Guardian Cap is required for all offensive linemen, defensive linemen, tight ends and linebackers during training camp practices until the second preseason game.

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