Training camp is here in full force. We're keeping you up to date today with live coverage on NFL Network all day. On NFL.com, we'll be featuring highlights from the television coverage and notes from our reporters in the field. Here are today's whispers.
» According NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the Cardinals and Tyrann Mathieu have reached an agreement on a five-year mega extension worth roughly $12 million per year. The Honey Badger is now the highest paid safety in the league. Mathieu missed the final two games of the 2015 season with a torn ACL. He is still sitting out of training camp and is questionable for Week 1, but he is blessed indeed...
Players across the league reacted to Mathieu's new deal:
»The big fella is back for Big Blue. Defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison has been activated off the PUP list and is practicing Tuesday for theGiants.
»Also in news from Giants camp, after suffering a laceration in practice Sunday,Odell Beckham Jr. is working on the sidelines in pads Tuesday. The Giants receiver is taking it slowly, cutting under the supervision of a trainer, and the team is taking it day by day with the receiver, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Inside Training Camp Live.
Lewis asked how Neal would describe his first NFL training camp so far, and he simply responded with "fast."
"It's a lot of the mental side that ties into it, physically also, practicing and everything," Neal said. "Just really taking it day by day and learning the defense and really understanding what the offense is doing and going from there."
Before training camp kicked off, the rookie spent some time training with Kam Chancellor, a former Dan Quinn disciple:
"Obviously coach* *Quinn came from Seattle, so the defense that we're in is really similar to theirs and he's mastered it, so going up there and learning from one of the best to do it, it's an opportunity that a lot of people won't turn down. He reached out to me and I went for it."
When asked about his aggressiveness in camp, Neal said: "As a physical player, you put pads on, you want to hit. I got a little too aggressive at times and that one play that was all over the internet, you know at the end of the day, we got to protect the team. We want to be a physical team. We want to be a team that shows a lot of physicality but we got to protect our team.
"The biggest thing for us is working on brotherhood and building that chemistry cause that's what they got in Seattle, they got a brotherhood. That's what we're really striving for and that carries onto the field."
» William Jackson suffered a huge blow to his rookie development. The first-round pick tore his pectoral muscle at practice this morning. NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported the cornerback likely will be forced to miss most of the 2016 season. He said it's a shame because he was expected to develop quickly and contribute early.
» RGIII isn't necessarily known for being flashy on or off the field, but apparently he's about to go off at practice today...
» John Terry is a long way from home. Terry plays and is a captain for Chelsea on the English Premier League, but the pro futbol player made a special appearance in Minnesota at Vikingsfootball camp.
» SPOILER ALERT: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is apparently psychic. In an episode of his show "Ballers," which is a scripted comedy about the personal and professional lives of footballers, a player is injured while playing paintball -- eerily similar to Damien Wilson's situation in real life. In the show, the character tore his Achilles paint balling and was out for the season. In real life, Wilson was struck in the eye by a stray missle and is now sidelined for the first ten days of training camp.
On a lighter note, Dez Bryant rocked some seriously patriotic Jordan socks to camp today in honor of the Olympics starting this Friday.
» Per the Miami Herald, Miami coach Adam Gase says Arian Foster will be running with the 1's for all of training camp. With running back Jay Ajayi sidelined with a bone bruise in his knee, Foster is getting extra attention.
"His resume speaks for itself," Gase said to the Herald. "I don't think there's any question why we brought him in here. He's playing this year. Whether he's the guy that will be the first snap of the game, time will tell. He is going to be rolling with the ones."
Ajayi says he "won't be out long" but will it still be too late? Will Foster surpass him on the depth chart come September?
» The Denver Broncos had the day off, after six consecutive days of practice. The players took advantage of the break, grilling it up by the pool and making some special visits to the Children's Hospital of Colorado.