- According to Kevin Bowen of Colts.com, “we still do not know if Andrew Luck has already started the throwing portion of his shoulder rehab, or if that timeline still has not been reached.“
- Bowen adds that it’s a “virtual must” that Luck ramp up his throwing regimen throughout the month of August if he’s going to be ready in time for the start of the season.
- If there’s still no update regarding Luck by the start of August, Bowen says there should be legitimate concern regarding whether he’ll be ready for Week 1.
- A source tells Will Carroll that Luck has not yet thrown overhand but “could. Not time yet.” Carroll adds that Luck’s rehab work is focused on shoulder stability.
- New Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery is working out with QB Carson Wentz in North Dakota along with fellow receivers/tight ends Jordan Matthews, Torrey Smith, Zach Ertz, Nelson Agholor, Trey Burton, Bryce Treggs, and Shelton Gibson. (Jeff Kerr)
Giants DT Damon Harrison believes many take QB Eli Manning and his production for granted much like they do in the NBA with LeBron James.
“Eli, when you look at Eli, it’s kind of like when you look at LeBron,” Harrison said, via NFL.com. “I’m not saying they’re the same, but look at Eli’s numbers. Any other quarterback would have those numbers it would be an amazing year, but, it being Eli, no one is respecting it much like we do LeBron. LeBron could average 30 [points], 15 rebounds and 12 assists and it’s like ‘he didn’t do enough.’ I don’t know what’s the deal.”
In 2016, Manning threw for 4,027 yards while completing 63 percent of his passes to go along with 26 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. If there’s any notable dropoff in his production it’s that his touchdowns were down from 35 in 2015.
Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 27 quarterback out of 34 qualifying players.