Football is back! We've got you covered from July 24 through August 5 with NFL Network's "Inside Training Camp Live" providing 12 hours of live coverage each day beginning at 10 a.m. ET. Every day we'll feature highlights from the show and our reporters in the field. Here's today's batch:
» It was scrimmage day at Cleveland Browns (and many other teams') training camp, and everyone's favorite rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has seen better days, going 3-for-7 for 14 yards with another 14 yards on the ground. Brian Hoyer completed 7-of-11 passes for 56 yards. Has the gap decreased between Manziel and Hoyer for the starting gig?
"Like I said a couple days ago, there's no gap that I'm looking at right now," Manziel told the media after the scrimmage. "It's know the playbook, know everything. There's still so many little things here and there that can throw a play, and change a play, and a defensive look -- and that's stuff that I wasn't used to, and now I'm seeing it, adjusting, learning. That's all I'm doing, learning." Johnny Football still has time to learn, but the first crack at an opposing NFL defense is just a week away.
» Also of note from Saints camp: Wyche and NFL Media's Brian Baldinger raced up the hill that leads to the team's practice field. Who made it to the top first?
"If we're still talking about center-to-quarterback exchanges, that's going to be a problem," Darlington said. "Aug. 8 is the first preseason game. I've heard talk that if they don't get this solved by then they could go outside, bring in someone like Samson Satele, who has experience at the center position, because right now you're talking about Shelley Smith as the starting center, a guy who has never started an NFL game at that position. ... They need to get that right, and there is a great deal of internal urgency to do just that."
» NFL Media's Omar Ruiz caught up with Kansas City Chiefs running back on the heels of his new contract.
"The money don't mean nothing. It's time to strap up now. It's time to bring championships here -- that's what I'm all about. I want to bring a championship here, I want to win football games, I want to be a Hall of Famer. The money comes and goes."
» After Friday's steambath in Jacksonville, Florida, NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah visibly was pleased to be reporting from the more reasonable climate of Owings Mills, Maryland. Jeremiah says the Ravens' defense, bolstered by rookie defenders C.J. Mosley and Timmy Jernigan, is ahead of the offense thus far. After some turnover issues on Friday, quarterback Joe Flacco was more cautious in Saturday's practice.
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