NFL Training Camp Roundup for August 2nd
By: The Football Girl | Posted: August 02, 2012
Safety Ed Reed expressed his desire to stay with the Ravens long term. One obstacle for Reed in seeking a new deal is the fact that he does not have an agent to negotiate on his behalf. However, he says he has been in contact with general manager Ozzie Newsome about a new deal. Reed has one more year left on his current contract and is due a base salary of $7.2 million.
There were early signs yesterday that J’Marcus Webb is the frontrunner for the left tackle job. Chris Williams, his competition, was unexpected moved to right tackle in practice.
KR/WR Joshua Cribbs is returning to the place he’s found the most success – punts and kickoffs. Over the past few seasons the Browns had tried to bolster Cribbs’ role as a receiver, a move probably not as successful as they had hoped.
Head coach Leslie Frazier insinuated that Percy Harvin will not be returning kickoffs on a full-time basis. The reason is not due to special teams talent – Harvin is the team’s best return man by a mile – but to further utilize him in other offensive opportunities.
New England Patriots
Patriots players got into a fight at practice yesterday. The scuffle began when offensive tackle Nate Solder took a shot at linebacker Brandon Spikes. (Rumor has it that Gisele was on the scene and broke everyone apart.)
Ben Roethlisberger isn’t a big talker; however, he is generally forthright when it comes to injuries. Yesterday he admitted to a “little torn rotator cuff” that’s been bothering him since last November’s loss to the Ravens. Roethlisberger did say he is fine and that his arm feels strong.
According to NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi, the Titans starting quarterback will be….Jake Locker, and not Matt Hasselbeck. It’s early in the preseason, of course, so expect a shift at any time once they start playing those things called games.
San Francisco 49ers
KR/WR Kyle Williams, who likely had a tough offseason mentally, has impressed at camp so far. Working with the second team, he had the catch of the day yesterday, a diving, two-handed grab from Colin Kaepernick.
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