The practices of the NFL training camp on Wednesday 2021 were highlighted by quarterbacks.
Colts trainer Frank Reich had a message to fans asking Indy to sign Nick Foles from the Bears. Jalen Hurts has shown that he can learn from mistakes. Aaron Rodgers is really spoiled for choice when it comes to the wide receiver position. And in Minnesota, starter Kirk Cousins (COVID-19 list) is expected to be back in training on Thursday.
Here’s what you need to know and see from camps across the league:
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Aaron Rodgers Says Relationship With Packers GM “In The Work”
The reigning MVP spoke about the importance of staying in touch with Jordan Love during his off-season absence.
However, when it came to General Manager Brian Gutekunst – a man he has known longer than any of the above – he called their relationship a “work in progress, sure”.
Bucs reward DC Todd Bowles with new three-year contract – source
Tampa Bay gives Bowles a new contract that keeps him as the NFL’s highest-paid defensive coordinator, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Bowles had a year left on his current contract, but this contract replaces that one and does not prevent him from taking on another job as head coach.
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Colts trainer Frank Reich doesn’t mind saying it: he’s a huge Nick Foles fan. But Reich also has a message for those who are demanding that the Colts acquire Chicago Foles.
“This is Carson’s team,” said Reich, referring to the injured starter Carson Wentz. “He’s our quarterback … when we brought him here, we brought him here for a reason. He comes here to lead this soccer team.”
Wentz is out five to twelve weeks after foot surgery, and the Colts lack experience on the position on the list. Second year player Jacob Eason is currently the starter. Foles replaced Wentz (knee) at the end of the 2017 season and led Philadelphia to the Super Bowl. The Eagles’ offensive coordinator at the time? Rich. That’s where the connection lies.
“I love Nick Foles,” said Reich. “I think he’s a great player. He’s proven it. He’s certainly a guy who fits our culture. But he plays for the Chicago Bears. We’re glad we have the guys we have.” – Mike Wells
Jalen Hurts had his best and worst moment of the camp in back-to-back games. First came the bath – a throw across the center right into the hands of linebacker JaCoby Stevens for an interception – followed by a beautiful throw across the left sideline to John Hightower, who was doing a fingertip dig. Hurts has blinded at times over the past week but needs to be more consistent. – Tim McManus
Travis Kelce today on the 17 game schedule and whether he will ask Andy Reid to ease his workload to make up for it pic.twitter.com/Fp41hakpIC
– Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) August 4, 2021
Travis Kelce said he isn’t a fan of the NFL’s 17-game regular season but, like everyone else, will try to make the most of it.
“I wasn’t for it, but I can see it happen,” said Kelce, who will turn 32 in October. “It happens, so I’ll go along with it. I don’t think it really changes anyone’s mentality. Coach (Andy) Reid is a great leader so he will take care of us and make sure we are not just physically but are also mentally fit for the game. “
Kelce said he won’t ask Reid to lighten his workload to make up for Game 17th.
“I actually asked him if I could do more reps,” Kelce said. “I have to get better. I have to get more reps out here.” Adam Teicher
An all-pro in Davante Adams. A deep threat in Marquez Valdes-Scantling. A healthy Allen Lazard. The return of Devin Funchess and the addition of Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers slot receivers. What is important?
“I think we have the best reception room in the league. Easy,” said Lazard on Wednesday after a closed training session.
If the first week or camp revealed anything about the Packers’ offense, then Aaron Rodgers should have plenty of guns, and those guns have a lot going for them. – Rob Demovsky
Bill Belichick had two guests for Wednesday’s training session – Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin and former Patriots vice president of staff, Scott Pioli (2000-2008).
Belichick spent a lot of time in the field talking to Corbin, a native of New England who built a powerhouse in Vanderbilt. On the field, CB JC Jackson, who was second in the NFL in interceptions last season (9), had his first choice of the camp. – Mike Reiss
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