Submitted by Jim Hurley on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 12:00 AM
NFL CAMPS ARE OPEN - HERE'S A WORD OR TWO ABOUT ALL 32 TEAMS
Are you really ready for some football? Training camps are opening up 'round the National Football League all this week and we'll get you quick-hitter one-liners about all 32 teams in just a moment but first this important reminder ...
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Team: Arizona Cardinals
Site: Glendale, AZ
All eyes on numero pick QB Kyler Murray this summer but have the Cardinals given the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner enough weapons?
Team: Atlanta Falcons
Site: Flowery Branch, GA
Word is head coach Dan Quinn is spending more time with his "D" and letting old/new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter call all the shots on "O".
Team: Baltimore Ravens
Site: Owings Mills, MD
The analytic folks claim the Ravens will run the ball more than anyone else in the NFL this year save for the Buffalo Bills ... we'll see about that!
Team: Buffalo Bills
Site: Rochester, NY
Everyone's waiting to see if RB LeSean "Shady" McCoy and his $6-plus million salary gets dumped sometime this summer.
Team: Carolina Panthers
Site: Spartanburg, SC
This NFC South squad (one playoff appearance since Super Bowl season in 2015) claims this is the best offensive line they've had in years.
Team: Chicago Bears
Site: Bourbonnais, Il
The Bears received former head coach Mike Ditka's blessing this offseason when he said they would be "really good" but does this club need to show a nasty side?
Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Site: Cincinnati, OH
It's gonna be a whole new feel to camp without long-time head coach Marvin Lewis (fired last New Year's Eve).
Team: Cleveland Browns
Site: Berea, OH
All this WR Odell Beckham, Jr. talk and yet gotta remember the guy has missed 21 games since 2014 with all sorts of injuries ... buyer beware?
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Site: Oxnard, CA
If RB Ezekiel Elliott does hold out of camp - and for a lengthy period of time - it's gonna be a bigger distraction than this team can handle.
Team: Denver Broncos
Site: Englewood, CO
The musical chairs game at quarterback could be over: Joe Flacco has shown good arm strength and mobility so far and will be an upgrade over Case Keenum.
Team: Detroit Lions
Site: Allen Park, MI
Maybe nobody noticed but Matt Patricia's defense allowed just 44 points in last year's final four games; more good news as CB Darius Slay decided against holding out.
Team: Green Bay Packers
Site: DePere, WI
Hey, if the Packers' pass rush is as good as advertised (see first-round draftee DL Rashan Gary from Michigan) then this could be special season in G-Bay.
Team: Houston Texans
Site: Houston, TX
This might be the most important camp yet for sixth-year head coach Bill O'Brien who has produced just one playoff win as Texans' head coach.
Team: Indianapolis Colts
Site: Westfield, IN
Star QB Andrew Luck missed OTAs with a calf strain but he's been cleared for camp action and ditto for WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) and TE Eric Ebron (groin).
Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Site: Jacksonville, FL
There will be lots of battling for roster spots in Jags' camp this summer including just who backs up new QB Nick Foles.
Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Site: St. Joseph, MO
Now that WR/KR/PF Tyreek Hill is "good to go" - no NFL suspension, no team suspension - the Chiefs can hash out ways to get 'em the ball 15+ times a game
Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Site: Costa Mesa, CA
Running back Melvin Gordon ranks 28th in the league when it comes to average salary among RBs and so he's holding out - and don't be shocked if the Bolts trade 'em
Team: Los Angeles Rams
Site: Irvine, CA
So, what's camp like following an appearance in Super Bowl 53? Third-year head coach Sean McVay will take a keen interest in rookie RB Darrell Henderson (Memphis) in case RB Todd Gurley's arthritic knee acts up.
Team: Miami Dolphins
Site: Davie, FL
New head coach Brian Flores feels the Ryan Fitzpatrick / Josh Rosen combo at quarterback has a shot to work but are there any home-run hitters at WR here?
Team: Minnesota Vikings
Site: Eagan, MN
It's the first time ever in this club's nearly six-decade history that training camp will be staged in the Twin Cities ... and the locals are pumped
Team: New England Patriots
Site: Foxborough, MA
At least the Patriots know that QB Tom Brady won't be jumping off any cliffs in camp; boy, did the media run wild with that little video!
Team: New Orleans Saints
Site: Metairie, LA
Word is the Saints are not afraid at all to pop in QB Teddy Bridgewater should 40-year-old Drew Brees happen to miss a game or two this year
Team: New York Giants
Site: East Rutherford, NJ
The development of rookie QB Daniel Jones (Duke) is first and foremost on this team's mind this summer ... sorry, Eli
Team: New York Jets
Site: Florham Park, NJ
The J-E-T-S finished 26th in the league in rushing defense last year, so that's gonna be a central theme in camp with rookie DL Quinnen Williams (Alabama) on board.
Team: Oakland Raiders
Site: Napa, CA
Year Two of the Jon Gruden Era better include an upgrade from just four wins; the team's - 177 in point differential last year was the worst in the AFC
Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Site: Philadelphia, PA
The battle for playing time at RB takes shape in camp where Jordan Howard, Corey Clement and Josh Adams could be in eventual time-share
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Site: Latrobe, PA
Let's see if there is more harmony in Steelers' camp this summer without WR Antonio Brown (Oakland) and RB Le'Veon Bell (NY Jets)
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Site: Santa Clara, CA
Are the Niners really "okay" with either Nick Mullens or C.J. Beathard getting snaps when/if injury-prone QB Jimmy Garoppolo goes down?
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Site: Renton, WA
Summer camp's gonna reveal whether or not QB Russell Wilson has a deep threat in rookie WR D.K. Metcalf (Ole Miss).
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Site: Tampa, FL
Tight end Cameron Brate (hip injury) has been cleared to participate in training camp and he'll be a key cog for new HC Bruce Arians / new OC Byron Leftwich
Team: Tennessee Titans
Site: Nashville, TN
Wonder if it bothered Mike Vrabel that he recently was listed as the 20th-best coach in the league?
Team: Washington Redskins
Site: Richmond, VA
If rookie QB Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State) displays the arm strength / accuracy he showed in OTAs then he'll be the summertime star for the 'Skins