New England Patriots
To the start of training camp the Patriots have placed seven players on the PUP list: Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Tre’ Jackson, Shaq Mason, Sebastian Vollmer, Clay Harbor, and Dion Lewis. There are also reports that DT Alan Branch has been placed on the non-football injury list. Recently, newly acquired G Jonathan Cooper has been carted off of practice; the injury appearing to be a plantar fascia issue. It seems as if the injuries are the highlight of the beginning of training camp for New England.
The Patriots are starting training camp preparing for the first four games of the season without Tom Brady, due to his suspension. Bill Belichick must prepare his third year quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo while also managing to get reps in for Tom Brady to be ready after his suspension.
The Miami Dolphins started training camp Friday July 29th. While there is not much to talk about yet, we can expect a lot of news coming forth in the future as new head coach Adam Gase promises a tough training camp. He has moved the starting time for camp from 8am to 8:30am, in attempt to expose the players to more heat. Gase wants to focus on having all the training in the sun, unlike previous coach Joe Philbin’s use of a climate controlled bubble. The youngest coach in pro football is using old-school techniques to strengthen this young Miami team both mentally and physically. In regards to player news, Dion Jordan has been reinstated on conditional basis, allowing him to join the Dolphins in training camp. New veteran acquisition Arian Foster will start off training camp on the PUP list alongside rookie CB Xavien Howard.
The Bills start off training camp with ten players on their injury/illness list. The team has placed LB Manny Lawson and WR Kolby Listenbee on the Active/Non-Football Injury list. WR Marcus Easley, DE Shaq Lawson, DT Kyle Williams, and WR Sammy Watkins have been palced on the PUP list while DT Marcell Dareus, DB Jonathan Dowling, T Seantel Henderson, and RB Karlos Williams have been placed on the Non-Football Illness list. As the Bills have just started camp July 30th, there will be more information coming soon.
New York Jets
The Jets are onto their third day of training camp with six players on the PUP list: Muhammad Wilkerson, Devin Smith, Khiry Robinson, James Carpenter, Breno Giacomini, and Kendall James. Sheldon Richardson has also been out of camp and will continue to be out for a few more days for personal reasons. Head coach Bowles has named Ryan Fitzpatrick the starting quarterback. Now we must wait to see who from the other three Jets quarterbacks will win the competition in training camp for the spot behind Fitzpatrick.