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|Lance Louis getting reps at left guard||08-03-2015|
|Lance Louis G IND|
Lance Louis is running as the first-team left guard right now.
|The Colts are rolling LT Anthony Castonzo, LG Louis, C Khaled Holmes, RG Todd Herremans and RT Jack Mewhort. Hugh Thornton could also push for reps. This unit can't be worse than last year, when Andrew Luck was under pressure 36.2 percent of the time -- 8th most in the league.|
|Clayton Geathers practicing with LBs often||08-03-2015|
|Clayton Geathers S IND|
Colts fourth-round SS Clayton Geathers is spending the individual portion of practices with the linebackers.
|Geathers, a true "box safety," had 19 tackles for a loss and five forced fumbles during his Central Florida career. He's going to play in the box in sub-packages, giving the Colts a more versatile option than pass-game liability D'Qwell Jackson.|
|Crabtree looks like a 'star' at Raiders camp||08-03-2015|
|Michael Crabtree WR OAK|
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Michael Crabtree has been the "star" of the Raiders' first three training camp practices.
Vic Tafur on Twitter
|If your eyes rolled after reading this one, you're not alone. Crabtree looked every bit a declining player in 2014 with San Francisco, relegated to rotational snaps and dropping passes at a career-worst clip. Crabtree is still only 27 years old, however, and it's conceivable his diminished on-field ineffectiveness was symptomatic of the 49ers' franchise dysfunction. From a fantasy standpoint, Crabtree certainly doesn't lack target opportunity in Oakland.|
|DeAndre Hopkins (wrist) good to go||08-03-2015|
|DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU|
DeAndre Hopkins (wrist surgery) is participating at Texans camp.
|Hopkins sat out OTAs after February surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist. He posted 76-1,210-6 last year with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and Ryan Mallett at quarterback. Now Andre Johnson is gone, opening up even more targets for Hopkins. "I'm in a role where I should catch more balls. ... I'm going to demand the ball and make them think I'm the guy."|
|Odell Beckham working in full||08-03-2015|
|Odell Beckham Jr. WR NYG|
Odell Beckham (hamstring) is participating on a "pitch count" as Giants camp opens.
|Beckham is getting a few reps off in team work, but is starting and finishing practices. The hamstring he mildly tweaked during OTAs is not an issue. Per NJ.com, Beckham was "the best and most explosive player on the field" during the first session last week.|
|Rivers, Stevie are building rapport||08-03-2015|
|Steve Johnson WR SD|
The Union-Tribune singled out Stevie Johnson as a player building rapport with Philip Rivers early in camp.
Union-Tribune San Diego
|Rivers talks won't go on after Aug. 13||08-03-2015|
|Philip Rivers QB SD|
Philip Rivers and the Chargers aren't expected to negotiate once the preseason starts on Aug. 13.
Union-Tribune San Diego
|If a deal isn't done by that preseason opener against the Cowboys, extension talks will be tabled until after the season. It's an artificial deadline, but one that was effective in getting the Russell Wilson deal done in Seattle. Rivers, 33, is heading into the final year of the $98 million contract he signed in August of 2009.|
|Michael Johnson has grade 2 MCL sprain||08-03-2015|
|Michael Johnson DE CIN|
A league source confirmed to PFT that RE Michael Johnson suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in Sunday's training camp practice.
Profootballtalk on NBC Sports
|"He's expected to be back in four weeks," PFT's Mike Florio wrote. If Johnson is indeed back in one month -- and not the long side of his 4-6 week timetable -- he should get in a week or two of practice before the season opener.|