Chad Johnson looks like the best wide receiver in Miami Dolphins training camp thus far, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. In related news, he wasn't one of the New England Patriots' best six receivers.
The former Ocho's ability to climb the depth chart quickly after missing most of the offseason in Miami says more about the Dolphins than it does about Johnson. But it's an early sign that Johnson is on his way toward making the Dolphins, rather than just improving "Hard Knocks" ratings.
It's also a reminder what an uphill climb the Dolphins' offense has this year. No matter who wins the quarterback job, this just isn't that talented of a group at the skill positions.
A New Era
No one knows if Jahvid Best will play football again. There is a lot of hope. There is a different source of optimism regarding Bestâs future every day. There is no medical clearance, however, nine months after Bestâs last concussion.
The Lions are waiting for more information from a team of medical experts. They are starting to make alternate plans, moving returner Stefan Logan to running back.
"If this was four or five years ago," Best said, via the Detroit News. "I probably would have played last season. Now that everything's under a microscope, it takes a lot longer."
Heâs probably right. If it wasnât four to five years ago, Jaguars linebacker Clint Sessionâs career wouldnât be up in the air. But these are different times.
The Lions said all offseason Best would be cleared for camp. The reality is they just donât know anymore. No one does.
1. Russell Wilson took the majority of the first-team snaps with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday and reportedly looked sharp. Seahawks coach Pete Caroll is taking this three-way competition thing seriously.
2. Vincent Brown might be the odd man out of the San Diego Chargers' wideout competition. Brown likely will sit and wait for either Malcom Floyd, Robert Meachem or Eddie Royal to get hurt before seeing the field.
3. The good news: Kevin Kolb was listed as the Arizona Cardinals' starter on their first official depth chart. The bad news: He left practice with a thigh injury, however, after a scrimmage in which the team's offense looked sloppy.
Aggressive Jim Harbaugh Quote
A Good Day for ...
Unlucky Team of the Day
A year ago at this time, New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas was one of the most underrated and well-respected cornerbacks in the NFL. He was entering a contract year. Two anterior cruciate ligament injuries later, Thomas' 2012 season and career are in question. He signed with the Giants before this year, but that deal contained just $1 million guaranteed.
Last year's first-round draft pick, Prince Amukamara, and 2012 third-rounder Jayron Hosley will be asked to step up. If you are looking for a weakness on the Giants, it might be on the back end which features a lack of cornerback depth and overrated Antrel Rolle.
Not a Good Day for ...
1. The Jacksonville Jaguars paid Laurent Robinson like a No. 1 receiver instead of a journeyman. Perhaps the pressure is getting to him. Coach Mike Mularkey called Robinson out on Sunday for drops, and the receivers continued to struggle to get open Monday.
3. As one of the last people left who still thinks Felix Jones could put together a breakout season, I was disappointed to see he failed his conditioning test to start Dallas Cowboys camp Monday. It was not terribly surprising.