Surprisingly, despite every team now being at camp, the news seemed to slow down a bit, there were still some talking points though. Here is what you may have missed.
Injury Update –
A few days ago we reported that the Cardinals’ first round pick Robert Nkemdiche had an ankle injury, now, Bruce Arians has announced that Nkemdiche has a high-ankle sprain and will miss a few weeks.
Former first round pick Jonathan Cooper, whom the Patriots traded for this offseason, was carted off the field with an apparent leg injury. Following scans yesterday it was announced that he is dealing with a plantar fascia strain. That is the same injury that kept Peyton Manning off the field and in a walking boot. The Pats will be without Cooper for a least a few weeks.
Newly extended Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer announced yesterday that star running back Adrian Peterson is dealing with a slight hamstring pull. The Vikings are rightfully being cautious with him.
The Miami Dolphins had a few roster moves. They removed running back Arian Foster from the PUP list, so he is ready to go in training camp, and they moved recently reinstated Dion Jordan onto the NFI list.
Eric Fisher gets paid –
The Chiefs have extended 2013 first round pick Eric Fisher for four more years. The extension is worth $48 million over the four-years and includes $40 million in guarantees. The left tackle is now under contract for the next six years, worth $63 million.
Anthony Davis is officially back –
49ers right tackle Anthony Davis has been officially reinstated and will immediately be at their training camp. This is a big boost for the 49ers as they desperately need an upgrade on their offensive line and Davis’ experience will be invaluable.
Holdout drama league wide –
The biggest holdout news came out of Houston, as star receiver DeAndre Hopkins, having spoken openly about his contract wishes, has not shown up to Texans camp and he will holdout in hopes of a new deal. Hopkins will be fined $40,000 for each day that he isn’t present and the Texans have made it sound as though they will not renegotiate his current contract, so this could become costly for Hopkins.
Cowboys making a statement –
Pending league approval, the Cowboys will wear a decal on their helmets for the entirety of the season. It is being named the “Arm in Arm” logo and it consists of a star with a circle around it. The star represents the police and the Cowboys players, and the circle represents the community and unity.
Pats camp overrun –
Two days ago the Patriots had just over 12,000 fans turn up to their training camp, well, they have smashed that number as yesterday they had 21,781 fans turn up. That’s more than the average attendance of three MLB teams. It’s also more than about 80 professional US sports teams, though they are mainly NBA and NHL teams whose max attendance is less than that number anyway, though that’s still pretty damn impressive.