NFL Coaching Camp Updates – Everybody smiles because the Patriots-Eagles, Packers, and Giants practice swap corners and a concern of damage for the Ravens

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Week 2 of the NFL preseason continues with four games on Friday night, but Tuesday was the day the teams had to reduce their 90-man roster to 85 players. That spelled the end of Tim Tebow’s time in Jacksonville, and there were also a few back-of-the-roster trades that allowed companies to peek at other players. The teams must be reduced to 80 players by next Tuesday.

Tuesday also brought a contract extension for a player who refused to train with his team during camp, an update on Deshaun Watson’s status and a risk of injury while training Ravens.

Here’s what you need to know from training camps across the league:

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Seahawks, S. Jamal Adams Agree to Extension for Four Years and $ 70 Million

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a four-year extension with Jamal Adams that will make him the NFL’s highest-paid security company on a deal valued at a maximum of $ 72 million, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday. The deal for 25-year-old Adams includes a $ 20 million contract bonus, a source told Schefter.

The Texan QB Deshaun Watson, who is not practicing again, “does what we ask,” says the coach

Deshaun Watson didn’t train again on Tuesday, but Texas coach David Culley said the quarterback was not injured. “Deshaun is here,” said Culley. “Again, every day he’s here, he comes in and works. He does what we ask of him and he’s here every day and he’s fine.”

Bill’s OT Dion Dawkins says he was hospitalized for COVID-19, one of his “lowest points”.

Buffalo Bills’ offensive lineman Dion Dawkins said he was hospitalized for four days while dealing with the COVID-19 virus.

The team’s left starting device was placed on the reserve / COVID-19 list prior to their first training camp training session on July 28 and activated on Thursday. It was a harrowing stretch for Dawkins, 27, who called it “one of the lowest points I’ve ever seen”.


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The day after Josh Jackson fell further down the depth map at cornerback, the Packers found a trading partner and sent him to the Giants for fellow cornerback Isaac Yiadom. It’s a swap of cornerbacks who took apart 54 picks in the 2018 draft. Jackson (second round, # 45 overall) could not find a consistent role in the Packers’ defense under either Mike Pettine or current coordinator Joe Barry, who advanced the undrafted Kabion Ento in training ahead of Jackson on Monday, which meant that Jackson had fallen to number 1.5 on the CB depth map at best. Yiadom (third round, No. 99 overall with Denver) is now on his third NFL team. Maybe a change of scenery will help both. – Rob Demovsky

Raiders tight end Darren Waller trained for the first time in two weeks on Tuesday after sustaining an ankle injury. “That will put a smile on my face now,” said coach Jon Gruden. “He was great today. He is immediately noticeable on the field after the catch. He is a phenomenal talent.” Others returning from injury included Safety Karl Joseph, cornerback Isaiah Johnson, rookie linebacker Divine Deablo, and backup quarterback Marcus Mariota. Just in time for a joint training session at the Rams on Wednesday and Thursday. – Paul Gutierrez

Steeler’s wide receiver Chase Claypool hit the ground hard after attempting a deep catch on the sideline in the final minutes of Tuesday’s practice session. It came on a day coach Mike Tomlin said he was supposed to simulate Wednesday regular season practice. Claypool appeared to have suffered a lower body injury on landing. Ben Roethlisberger and Eric Ebron helped him leave the field, who both hugged their arms as he carefully left the field. Tomlin said Claypool was scored after the workout. A source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that the injury is considered minor. – Brooke Pryor

Jacksonville’s launch center Brandon Linder is dealing with a patellar tendinitis, and trainer Urban Meyer said Linder won’t exercise for a while. Linder has only played a full season once since the Jaguars won him in the third round of the 2014 draft. With an ankle injury, he only played nine games last season. The Jaguars play in New Orleans on Monday night, and the starters are not expected to play much, if at all, in the preseason finale, so Linder could be out until the season opener on September 12th. – Michael DiRocco

The Ravens were at risk of injury when Pro Bowl cornerback Marlon Humphrey hobbled off the field about an hour after training. However, Humphrey is facing a light exposure and is not considered serious, a source said. Baltimore will likely give Humphrey a longer break. Anthony Averett, who is likely to replace Humphrey on the first team, has impressed the coaching staff. Defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale told the team on Monday night that Averett is the Ravens’ third best corner. “I think the kid has all-pro talent,” said Martindale. – Jamison Hensley

The Chiefs will soon have to make some interesting squad decisions on the offensive after their off-season remodel, where they have eight strong squad candidates who weren’t on the team last season and three who were. “We have a lot of depth, especially in the positions of the central defenders,” said line coach Andy Heck. “We have a lot of people who belong in this league.” Candidates Kyle Long and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif missed either all or most of the camp with injuries but could be ready to play by the start of the regular season. – Adam Teicher

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