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ITC Live Whispers: Politicians, celebs at camp

Training camp is here in full force. We're keeping you up to date today with live coverage on NFL Network all day. On, we'll be featuring highlights from the television coverage and notes from our reporters in the field. Here are today's whispers.

» Patriots wideout Julian Edelman was injured in practice Tuesday morning. Edelman was recently activated off of the PUP list after recovering from surgery on his left foot. Yesterday was his first day back in action at camp. He was clearly frustrated by the pain, slamming his helmet to the ground. NFL Media's Courtney Fallon reports from New England that after an examination by trainers, Edelman walked off the field under his own power.

Defensive end Rob Ninkovich also left Pats practice early today. Fallon reports that he is undergoing tests on his triceps. He will reportedly have an MRI to determine the severity of his injury.

» The Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, took a break from his government duties to make a surprise appearance at Ravens camp Tuesday morning. Hogan was born in Redskins country in Washington, D.C. but is making his allegiances clear in Baltimore.

» WOOOOOO! Ric Flair, professional wrestling legend, stopped by Falcons camp to pump up the team. Maybe veterans, like DE Dwight Freeney, who is enterning his 15th NFL season, can take some notes about longevity from The Nature Boy, who's pro wrestling career spanned about 40 years.

» A Governor, a wrestler and a TV chef walk into an NFL training camp... The latest in a series of celebrity appearances at practice is Guy Fieri. The "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" host stopped in at Raiders camp to cook up some of his famous cuisine for the team.

» NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has been reporting from training camps all over the country. He recently arrived in Napa, California at Raiders camp, but spent the previous two days in Irvine with the Rams. He says after spending time with the Los Angeles team, its clear there's a real chance that Case Keenum could enter the regular season as the starting QB.

» Missing from Saints training camp today was defensive end Cameron Jordan. He had a good excuse, though. He was busy welcoming his new daughter, Noel Glory Jordan, into the world.

» They aren't technically celebrities, but some very notable former Broncos made an appearance at camp today for alumni day.

» The Eagles have suffered a huge blow to their offense. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Philadelphia offensive tackle Lane Johnson is facing a ten game suspension for violating the NFL's Policy on Performance Enhancing Substances. Rapoport says Johnson is appealing the suspension. Johnson was also suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the PED policy.

» Good news out of Arizona for Cardinals fans. Carson Palmer isn't planning on going anywhere. The 36-year-old quarterback hasn't played his entire career with Arizona, getting drafted to the Bengals in 2003, where he played for seven years, before spending a season with the Raiders, but it's where he will end it. Palmer recently signed a contract extension through 2018.

» Coach Jason Garrett told reporters that Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will not practice today. Romo underwent surgery in March for a fractured clavicle he suffered in the Cowboys' game against the Panthers. Also sitting out is rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is still dealing with the effects of a hamstring injury he suffered at camp.

» Giants wideout Victor Cruz left practice today with a groin injury. Cruz has historically had problems with staying healthy. He missed the entire 2015 season with a calf injury and suffered a torn patellar tendon in 2014.

» The Patriots are showing their support for New England safety Nate Ebner at practice. Ebner isn't at training camp, in fact, he isn't in the country. Ebner is in Rio, busy making Olympic history. Ebner is part of team USA's 7's rugby team, making him the first active NFL player to compete at the Summer Olympics. Today, Ebner and the rest of the Eagles fell 17-14 to Argentina, but later beat Brazil 26-0.

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