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2022 NFL Training Camp News, Notes and Live Updates

Jessie Bates

Browns Rookie C Dawson Deaton Carted off

After losing starting center Nick Harris to a season-ending knee injury on Friday, rookie center Dawson Deaton was carted off at practice today. If Deaton’s injury is serious, the Browns will be thin in the middle of their offensive line this season. With the uncertainty surrounding who will be taking the snaps in Cleveland this season, the Browns may also have to figure out who will be doing the snapping.

Buccaneers Place RB Kenjon Barner on IR

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed RB Kenjon Barner on IR, which will officially end his season. Tampa Bay signed former Dolphins RB Patrick Laird to replace him. Laird will add depth behind starter Leonard Fournette.

Jimmie Ward’s Hamstring Injury “Worse than Others”

When speaking to the media on Monday, head coach Kyle Shanahan announced that safety Jimmie Ward suffered a hamstring injury, and it is “worse than others.” The injury is expected to sideline him for the remainder of training camp and potentially into Week 1 of the regular season.

Marcus Peters Activated off the PUP

After missing the entire 2021 season after tearing his ACL just before the season started, Marcus Peters is now back for the Ravens. The former Pro Bowl cornerback was activated off the PUP list today and will be back practicing with the team. The Ravens’ secondary is headlined by Marlon Humphrey, but Peters provides them a top-level duo in the league when they are active together.

Denzel Ward Activated off the PUP

Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Denzel Ward was activated off the PUP list on Monday. After going on the list due to a foot injury he suffered earlier this offseason, Ward returns as camp ramps up through the middle of August. Ward is coming off a Pro Bowl season in 2021, and expectations are high all around the Browns organization. His return will be a major part to the team getting ready the best that it can before the 2022 season kicks off.

Randy Gregory Activated off the PUP

The Broncos’ defense is getting more help as edge rusher Randy Gregory was activated off the PUP. After sitting out the offseason program and the early parts of training camp, the former Dallas Cowboy is now ready to be activated. He underwent rotator cuff surgery in March, and after a successful rehab of that injury, he is now ready to help a Broncos team with high expectations.

Joe Schobert Signs with the Denver Broncos

After careers in Cleveland, Jacksonville, and Pittsburgh, Joe Schobert is signing with the Denver Broncos. The Broncos needed some linebacker depth after the injury to Jonas Griffith. Schobert is a former Pro Bowler while in Cleveland and showed in Pittsburgh last year that he can still give a team meaningful reps. Add that to the veteran leadership he will bring to the locker room, and this is a good overall signing for the Broncos in the middle of August.

Kansas City Signs Former First-Round Pick Danny Shelton

The Chiefs bolstered their defensive line on Monday morning by signing Shelton. The former first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns is set to join his fifth team over his eight-year career. He joins an interior that has Chris Jones and Derrick Nnadi as its starters.

Packers Closer to Getting Starters Back on Offense

Green Bay has been working in training camp without several key pieces of its offense, but they are a step closer to getting those players back on Sunday. Offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins, tight end Robert Tonyan, and rookie wide receiver Christian Watson are all coming off the physically unable to perform list and will begin doing individual drills. It will be the training camp debuts for all three players: Jenkins and Tonyan are recovering from torn ACLs sustained last season, while Watson had knee surgery prior to the start of camp after being drafted in the second round out of North Dakota State.

Dolphins Lose Promising Corner for the Year

Trill Williams went undrafted in 2021 but was starting to earn his way with the Dolphins this training camp. That momentum will have to come to a pause. Doug Kyed of PFF has reported that the Dolphins’ cornerback suffered a torn ACL in Saturday’s preseason game. Williams had been reported to have been playing well in camp in a talented defensive backs group.

Exact Amount of Damage Still Unknown for Bucs’ Jensen

Tampa Bay lost starting center Ryan Jensen to a severe knee injury on July 28. Weeks later, the team is still waiting to find out if it will be a season-ending injury or if there’s a possibility he could return in the later months of the year, and that is due to the amount of swelling still in his knee. That swelling is preventing the team from seeing the exact extent of the damage and learning if there’s a chance it can get its Pro Bowl center back by November or December. Head coach Todd Bowles says they expect to know this week.

Joe Burrow Returns to Practice

The Cincinnati Bengals received good news on Sunday with the return of Joe Burrow to the team’s practices. Burrow had been out after undergoing an appendectomy in late July, missing a total of two weeks as well as the team’s 36-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals last night in its preseason opener. Burrow had resumed throwing in practice last week, but on a limited basis.

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